WINE Festival STORY

About Tour

An old tradition got its formal recognition: when the wine fermentation process is over, the wine producers invite everyone to appreciate the quality and taste of the new wine. It is a great opportunity to try different types of wine, enjoy barbeque, meet people, and to get an unforgettable Moldovan experience. Folk music and dance events are planned in an open-air area, and participants can even engage in the traditional dance “hora”, a group dance symbolizing unity.

Nearly 100 wineries, thousands of visitors, including tourists from all around the world gather on this day in the central square of Chisinau. Remember - Wine Festival is an excellent opportunity to discover Moldova.

1 st Day

Arrival in Moldova: Introduction

October 05 st , 2018

Included highlights:

  • City tour about the capital of Moldova – Chisinau (the Museum of Natural History and Ethnography, the Central Park and the Alley of Moldovan literature classics, the monument of Steven the Great and Saint, Great National Assembly Square, the Triumph Arch, the “Nativity” Cathedral, the Organ Hall, the Market of souvenirs, etc)
  • Special dinner in a local wine bar specialized in promoting quality Moldovan wines produced by small producers. This will be just the introduction to your WINE STORY.
  • Accommodation in a 4* Hotel

Included meals:
  • Dinner
2 nd Day

Rising action

October 06 nd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Wine Festival (The Parade of wine-makers, the Fair of Wine, Public and Professional wine tastings, etc. )
  • Cricova, which is a real underground wine city

Optional highlights:

  • visit to Milestii Mici Winery, mentioned in the Guinness Records Book.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
3 rd Day

Discovering Transnistria: Climax

October 07 rd , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Bender Fortress
  • Museum of Bender Tragedy
  • a light lunch accompanied with a brandy tasting at “Kvint” factory. This distillery is one of the oldest Moldovan enterprises established in 1897.
  • City tour of Tiraspol
  • Accommodation in 4* Hotel in Tiraspol.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
4 th Day

Falling action

October 08 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Noul Neamt Monastery
  • Purcari winery: you’ll be impressed by the combination of the chateau’s royal-like interiors and HI-Tech. Excursion, wine tasting and lunch.
  • Vineyards of ’Et Cetera‘, planted in 2003 in the village of Crocmaz, Stefan Voda region, a unique micro-zone, ideal by its climatic condition for growing best vineyards. Dinner in Et Cetera.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
5 th Day

Resolution

October 09 th , 2018

Included highlights:

  • Cheese tasting at Popeasca farm. This is one of the first few registered cheese trademarks made organically in Moldova.
  • The Castle Mimi, which is currently listed among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world of wine. Excursion, wine tasting and lunch in the castle.
  • Arrival in Chisinau. Accommodation to a 4* Hotel.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
6 th Day

Departure

October 10 th , 2018

Included highlights:

Check-out. Transfer to the airport with your guide.

Included meals:
  • Breakfast

What People Say

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Natalia, a very knowledgeable guide, has beaten my expectations by far!!! I am a frequent traveller, always trying to find good guides. But up till now Natalia is my absolute favorite. It's the information she gave us in between you never can expect from a normal tour guide. Everything was well organized. One can feel that she loves her job. She has wide-ranging skills. Thank you!

We are an Italian family of 4 people and we did an 8-day tour in Moldavia from 28.03 to 03.04.2018 organized by the Ways Travel agency of Chisinau, known by us at the B.I.T. from Milan.

We had a very positive experience, both for the organization, for the guide, the driver with his means of transport, the places visited, the food, the wines we have tasted on many occasions in the many wineries that Moldova offers and for people always friendly and helpful.

A special mention for our dear Italian speaking guide: Cristina, not only for her professionalism and excellent Italian, but mostly for the reception reserved for us, treating us as people of her family, always trying to meet our needs without never save yourself. We are happy to have been entrusted to a serious and professional agency.

Natalia – is not just the best guide, but a reliable person with whom you never worry about the tour. When we need an English-speaking guide for the program, we never think whom to call. For us the most important thing is to know whether Natalia has possibility for that period. 

Only working with her we are sure that the work will be perfectly done. She knows a lot, the tourists are always satisfied.