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Enjoy a hiking experience in Moldova and let yourself discover its tourist attractions. You will enjoy a wine experience at Cricova and Castel Mimi wineries and you will  set off on a time travel to Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) to see a natural amphitheater revealing a territory which was first inhabited 40 000 years ago. You will have the opportunity to visit the highest point in Moldova – the Balanesti Hill and admire impressive beech trees at Plaiul Fagului Scientific Reserve.


Chisinau city


Cricova winery


Cultural, Natural and...


Plaiul Fagului Scientific...


Casa Parinteasca craft...


Castel Mimi winery



Itinerary A day-by-day plan to guide your journey. Download PDF

Day 1: Arrival day

On arrival at Chisinau International Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Chisinau. After settling in, you will explore Chisinau during a city tour. Chisinau is the main administrative, scientific and cultural centre of Moldova. During the tour, you will discover pieces of history and culture of the city such as the Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Arch of Triumph, the Monument of Stephen the Great, etc.

HIGHLIGHTS: Chisinau city

Day 2: Wine experience at Cricova winery

The day will begin with a hike from Chisinau to Cricova (~25 km) following the itinerary: Chisinau – Bunet – Fauresti – Cricova.

In Cricova town you will visit the Cricova winery – the only wine enterprise that was awarded the highest state prize “The Order of the Republic” and has been declared by law a national cultural heritage. During the excursion at Cricova winery in the tourist train, at a depth of 80 m, you will discover the wonders of this place. Cricova underground galleries are formed by over seventy streets covering an area of nearly 120 km, each bearing Bacchic names: Sauvignon, Cabernet, Cahors, etc. The jewel of the underground treasure is the National Collection, including over 600 types of wine totaling about 1 million bottles. Here you will admire the oldest bottle of wine - "Jewish Easter Wine", dating from 1902 and discover the tastes of Cricova wines.

After the excursion and wine tasting at Cricova winery you will return to Chisinau, where you will have some free and spa time at the hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS: Cricova winery

Day 3: Discovery of Orheiul Vechi – a 40 thousand year-old natural amphitheater

In the morning, you will be transferred from Chisinau to Piatra. The day will continue with a hike from Piatra to Trebujeni (~18 km) following the itinerary: Piatra – Furceni – Trebujeni.

In Trebujeni village you will have a Moldovan traditional lunch at a local guesthouse.

After lunch, you will hike from Trebujeni to Butuceni and discover Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) - a natural amphitheater revealing a territory which was first inhabited 40 000 years ago. The Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi includes a series of historical and cultural monuments as well as natural landscapes in the gorge of the Raut River. Ancient fortifications, cave monasteries, monks and hermits – here you can follow the history of this region. The remnants of the first human settlements were found in the stone caverns from here. On the rocky hill, you will find the ruins of a strong Geto-Dacian fortification, which acted as a sanctuary for celebrating religious holidays and rituals in this prehistoric community. The originality of Orheiul Vechi landscape is due to the gorge of the Raut River, dug under the form of a canyon in the limestone layers of the former Sarmatian Sea, about 14 million years ago.

You will be transferred from Butuceni to Chisinau where you will have some free and spa time at the hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS: Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi


What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at the hotel of your choice in Chisinau;
  • breakfast at the hotel of your choice;
  • lunch on day 3, 5 of the itinerary;
  • excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • tasting of 4 types of wine at Cricova winery and 5 types of wine at Castel Mimi winery;
  • Pottery masterclass;
  • transportation during the entire itinerary;
  • English speaking guide.