From 250 Euro / 3 nights / pers. / DBL Room / Breakfast
From 250 Euro / 3 nights / pers. / DBL Room / Breakfast
DAY 1 SOFIA-CHISINAU
Meeting with the group attendant in Sofia at 4.00 AM . Departing from Sofia-Plovdiv-Burgas-Varna-Constanta-Chisinau
Accommodation at the 3* Hotel in Chisinau.
DAY2 WINE TOUR
Breakfast. Today we offer you a day city tour in Moldova with wine destination.
First, we gonna visit KVINT- LEADER IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ALCOHOL PRODUCTS IN THE MOLDOVAN REGION.
The history of the Tiraspol wine-brandy factory “KVINT” began in 1897. Today, the company with a 120-year history is the leader in the production of alcoholic beverages in the Moldovan region. The plant has its own raw material base, the area of fruit-bearing vineyards of the enterprise reaches 2000 hectares, on these lands more than 30 varieties of vine are cultivated. About 11 million liters of absolute alcohol of cognac spirits aged from 1 to 60 years are stored in the KVINT storages.
After we continue to visit the Castle MIMI, since 1893.
Castel Mimi is a high quality wine producer with a long history. The experts are creating incomparable wines, led by the example of Constantin Mimi, the greatest wine-maker of the XX-th century.Today Castel Mimi is the guest card of Moldova, being visited by guests from 80 different states of the world. Thousands of people already discovered the story of the only chateau of country.Castel Mimi is included in Top 15 most beautiful wineries of the world, where the past & future meet the present to offer a truly incomparable experience.The winery went through an intense modernization process, being endowed with best advanced equipment for wine production, storage and bottling, that are unique in Moldova.Castel Mimi preserves a rich wine collection that includes local varieties such as Feteasca Albă or Feteasca Neagră, and classic wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. The winery also possesses reserves of high value that have spent more than 70 years in the historical cellars.
The end of the day will definetly surprised you. We gonna visit the winery CRICOVA.
The wine cellars of Cricova are the second largest wine cellar in Moldova. It boasts 120 kilometres (75 mi) of labyrinthine roadways, versus MM’s 200 kilometres (120 mi), tunnels have existed under Cricova since the 15th century, when limestone was dug out to help build Chisinau. They were converted into an underground wine emporium in the 1950s.
Cricova produce sparkling wines in accordance with the classical French method, purportedly invented centuries ago by the monk Dom Pierre Perignon – “Methode Champenoise”,Cricova makes a unique sparkling red wine, kodrinskoie-sparkling, made from cabernet sauvignon stocks and marketed as having a ‘rich velvet texture and a blackcurrant and cherry taste’. The unique exhibits (“Jerusalem of Easter” vintage 1902, the liqueur “Jan Becher” vintage 1902) together with other 158 brands from Burgundy, Moselle, Tokay, the Rhine, are in the collection of the establishment as well as of Moldova in general, comprising nowadays a total of about 1.3 million bottles.
DAY 3 CULINAR AND CULTURAL
We will start the day with visiting the Chisinau, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova.
The first documentary reference to Chișinău dates from 1466, when it was under the rule of the Moldavian prince Ștefan III. After Ștefan’s death the city fell under the control of the Ottoman Turks. Gradually Chișinău’s trading importance increased, though the city suffered severe destruction in the Russo-Turkish War of 1788. In 1812 Chișinău was ceded to Russia with the rest of Bessarabia. It was henceforth known by its Russian name, Kishinyov.
We continue the trip with visiting the monastery Curchi.
One of the most beautiful monasteries in Bessarabia is Curchi monastery, located 55 km from the capital Chisinau. The Monastery was founded by Stephen the Great, dedicated to the Mother of God, built between 1866 and 1872. It is a picturesque setting, wonderful, full of piety and faith, which deserves to be visited and admired. The Church of the Mother God is seen from a distance, fitting perfectly into the green carpet of forests and orchards surrounding the monastery and luring travelers into visiting it.
And its time for cooking. Transfer to Butuceni, where we will have The Culinar Master Class, and after all together enjoing the dinner made by us.
Moldovan cuisine is characterized by an original combination of the Mediterranean style with the Balkan and Russian. Whether they are prepared and served in private homes, pubs in rural areas or in the best restaurants in Chisinau, Moldovan dishes will be on the taste of any gastronomic tourist. Due to the fact that Moldova has been blessed with fresh natural ingredients and fine wines, it is no wonder that its food and its preparation occupy an important place in everyday life.
DAY 4 CHISINAU – SOFIA
Breakfast. Release the rooms . Departure to Sofia, Bulgaria.
Offer does not include:
21 people. For a group of 15 – 20 people, the price is increased by 30 EURO / person. For less than 15 participants, the price is recalculated or the circuit is reprogrammed. Also, in the case of a smaller group, the agency reserves the right to change the airline or hotels, keeping the standards and informing the tourists in advance.
Moldova’s underground cellars are legendary by their big wine collections which are recognized by the Guinness Book, mysterious by the distance of the underground routes,glorious by the names of the well-known personalities who visited them, and authentic by their presence in the household of every Moldovan.
Shaped as a bunch of grapes, Moldova is situated in the South-East of Europe, sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, in the Black Sea basin, where the vine originates. The country has a fragmented relief, with low hills, sunny plateaus and plains, crossed by a lot of streams which flow into the two big rivers, Prut and Dniester. Its climate is moderately-continental with influences from the Black Sea. Located at 46-47˚ latitude, just like other famous wine regions in Europe, the vineyards have a terroir suited for the production of quality red wine, in the southern regions and mainly white wine in the central part of the country.
Moldova has 112 thousand hectares of vineyard planted with over 50 types of technical varieties. There are 3 historical wine regions: Valul lui Traian (south west), Stefan Voda (south east) and Codru (center), destined for the production of wines with protected geographic indication.