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Cricova & Milestii Mici Wineries

Cricova & Milestii Mici Wineries

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Have you ever experienced an underground city full of bright life, tasty food, amazing history, thousands of bottles of high-quality wine and hundreds of kilometers of streets and tunnels? If not, you are invited to experience Cricova, Moldova’s best-known destination for tourism, high-quality service and an incredible wine heritage collection. The Milestii Mici winery really special is the Guinness World Record Certificate, that was issued due to the tremendous storage place with the surface of 55 km, excavated more than 50 years ago, and the treasury of a huge Golden Collection of 1,5 millions of wine bottles. Now, tell me if there exists a wine connoisseur that would like to miss visiting such a fantastic place and tasting this “holy drink”?
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.08
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$156.08
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Cricova Winery - Old Orhei Cave Monastery

Cricova Winery - Old Orhei Cave Monastery

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The tour is planned in such way, that you never get bored: - Pick up at hotel/apartment - 1 hour drive to Old Orhei - 1 hour exploration of the site - 2 hour for relaxing lunch/dinner - 45 minutes drive to Cricova - 2,5 hours excursion in the wine cellars - 1 hour drive back to Chisinau/hotel Total time needed: 7 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.83
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$157.83
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Return to the USSR - Excursion in Transnistria

Return to the USSR - Excursion in Transnistria

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The Republic of Moldova was Soviet for almost 50 years and it has left its mark, one is Transnistria. And why not a trip to the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria? A small return to the USSR for a day, to say "I was there" .., to discover a territory without territory ... .., a country without a country ... The political situation is still complex today with Moldova, the tension is palpable but not dangerous for a foreign tourist. Visiting Transnistria is possible because it is not instinctively against tourism. Our agency organizes this trip with a mixture of discovery, pleasure of the palate and meeting with the soil. You will be able to discover the authentic aspects of a region still under a model that was thought to be out of date.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.14
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$119.14
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Milestii Mici Underground Winery Tour from Chisinau

Milestii Mici Underground Winery Tour from Chisinau

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Just 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Moldova’s capital Chișinău lies Milestii Mici, a vast wine cellar said to accommodate about 2 million bottles. With this tour, a driver takes the wheel, ferrying guests to and around the underground complex. On a guided tour of the cellar, learn about Moldovan viticulture, and sample five different wines as well as typical Moldovan dishes.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.76
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$119.76
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Cricova underground Winery - with wine tasting

Cricova underground Winery - with wine tasting

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Cricova is the most luxury and one of the biggest underground wine cellars in the world. Sounds good right? The tour is planned in such way, that you never get bored: - Pick up at hotel/apartment- private transfer - 45 minutes drive to Cricova - 2,5 hours tour of the winery - join the group - 30 minutes drive to Chisinau The EXCURSION includes: - The underground streets; - The maturing section; - Sparkling wine production section; - National collection and “Tasting Halls”; - Tasting of 3 wines; - Nuts, biscuits, water.
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  • 4 hours
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$82.57
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$82.57
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GROUP - Transnistria and Bender Fortress

GROUP - Transnistria and Bender Fortress

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Embark on an excursion to the unrecognized republic of Transnistria during this day trip from Chisinau. Explore the region’s capital and the second-largest city of Moldova, Tiraspol, on a sightseeing tour. Learn about the history of the region from your tour guide and pay a visit to the Bender Fortress, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century on the way back to Chisinau.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.21
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$138.21

2 Excursions in One Day - Cricova Winery,Tiraspol City and Bender Fortress!

2 Excursions in One Day - Cricova Winery,Tiraspol City and Bender Fortress!

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Maximize your time in Moldova on this full-day tour from Chisinau and visit two popular attractions in one day. Discover Moldova’s winemaking heritage and enjoy a guided wine tasting during a tour of the Cricova winery, famous for its ‘underground city’ of wine cellars. After lunch (own expense), explore Tiraspol, Moldova’s second-largest city and the unofficial capital of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.
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  • 8 hours
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$227.86
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$227.86
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1 day City Tour Chisinau and Old Orhei Monasteries Moldova

1 day City Tour Chisinau and Old Orhei Monasteries Moldova

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Discover the best that Chisinau has to offer during this small-group city tour with lunch. Learn about the history and culture of Moldova from your tour guide as you visit important landmarks such as Mazarache Church, Stephen III Boulevard, St. Theodore Tyron Church, and much more. Then head to the Old Orhei Monastery Complex and enjoy a delicious lunch before exploring the holy shrine.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.03
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$133.03
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Accessible and Interesting Tour in Transnistria

Accessible and Interesting Tour in Transnistria

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Discover a region where the atmosphere of the Soviet Union is still alive and well. Embark on a private tour from Chisinau, Moldova to the Republic of Transnistria and visit the cities of Bender and Tiraspol to learn more about the history and heritage of this unique region. See highlights like the 16th-century Bender Fortress built by the Ottomans and the Noul Neamt Monastery in Tiraspol.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Tiraspol, Transnistria must-see tour - available online livestream version too

Tiraspol, Transnistria must-see tour - available online livestream version too

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I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers. Now I started virtual tour, it is a teaser, a sneak peek, but I made it as close to real tours as possible. Everything can be customized, there is no Stalinism, we will decide where to go and what to talk about along the way. Default route is 2 hours, I will show my favorite bits of Tiraspol and Bendery, first part - city, second part - urbex. You can use smartphone or notebook web-browser, and write your questions and comments in chat in same window. There will be jaw-down abandoned USSR places where I never took real tours before.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.79
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$29.79

Transnistria travel - available now virtual livestream #roamfromhome version

Transnistria travel - available now virtual livestream #roamfromhome version

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I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers. Full day tour takes eight hours default, though Transnistria deserves at least a week. It is not Stalinism, we are very volatile where to go and what to do, but default route covers must-see USSR era and modern bits of Tiraspol, Bendery and optionallly Kitskany, and my favorite nooks and crannies that I discovered doing my sketches. The trip wont be exhausting, not boring at all, we will have time to talk about all peculiarities of past and present of Transnistria, you won’t be meeting a guide, you will be meeting a friend!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.53
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$65.53

Tiraspol with GoTransnistria

Tiraspol with GoTransnistria

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We offer comprehensive, adapted, interactive, medium-pace sights-stories-realities tour based on our vast experience of life in Transnistria and abroad. Let's see Tiraspol together at its best in English, French, Italian, Portuguese & Russian!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.90
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$35.90
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Wine and Culture trip

Wine and Culture trip

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Wine is part of this nation’s culture and if someone came to Romania and would not taste our wines, it would be like looking at a church from the outside and not going inside! During this tour you will meet, feel and taste the wines of the most famous wine regions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, which was split in two parts after World War II, one is the Romanian region of Moldova, the other one being the Old Bessarabia, nowadays known as the Republic of Moldova. But both regions are linked through their famous and good wines! We will start this adventure with a Moldovan wines tasting.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,123.84
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$2,123.84

1 DAY: Transnistria tour from Chisinau

1 DAY: Transnistria tour from Chisinau

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Be Our Guest, we offer you a unique tour that gives you the chance to feel and to turn back in the USSR period. You will visit the most beautiful places, museums, monuments, parks. and more interesting The city Tiraspol itself seems to be living in an old version of the Soviet Union. Tiraspol is a city of one hundred and thirty thousand inhabitants, and it takes about fifteen minutes by car to reach it after crossing the border of Transnistria. Welcome to this wonderful tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.65
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$166.65
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Private Soviet Era History Tour of Transnistria from Chisinau

Private Soviet Era History Tour of Transnistria from Chisinau

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Delve into Soviet-era history on this private tour of Moldova from Chișinău. Explore the hotly-contested Republic of Transdniestr with a private guide. Learn of the struggles and conflicts taking place between competing authorities in the area, and gain insight into the region’s complex history. Visit the towns of Tiraspol and Bender — home to iconic statues of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin — and admire imposing Soviet-era buildings from the Communism regime. Along the way, pass memorials to conflicts including the Soviet-Afghan War and World War II.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.09
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$138.09
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Private tour to Old Orhei!! Monks, carpets and rural heaven!!

Private tour to Old Orhei!! Monks, carpets and rural heaven!!

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Start the day with a visit to Curchi Monastery, a real pearl of our religious life. Here you'll see several churches, and among them - the "Virgin's Assumption" Cathedral, built by the drawings of genius architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Next stop to the Museum of Handicrafts and National Carpets, which by the way is protected by UNESCO. In the museum, we will see the process of carpet weaving using the old traditional ways. Further drive to the Old Orhei reserve, where you will have the possibility to experience the real village life of Moldova and also photo shooting local people. Don't miss the opportunity to arrange a lunch with a local family in Trebujeni village. In the afternoon we will visit the Open Air Museum Complex, which is "arguably Moldova's most fantastic sight". Here you'll see an Orthodox cave monastery called "St. Maria Dormata" expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$298.17
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$298.17

Tiraspol and Bender Back in the USSR Private Tour

Tiraspol and Bender Back in the USSR Private Tour

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Transnistria has preserved a lot of Soviet monuments, equipment, attractive places and facts that will be interesting for everyone to learn. Visiting Transnistria is like traveling on a time machine – not much has changed there since nowadays. The cities of Bender and Tiraspol, keep many soviet monuments, with a specific architecture. You should come to Transnistria especially if you’re from a country that was never a part of the Soviet Bloc or controlled by it. It will help you understand what the daily reality was like for millions of people in the Soviet Union. You’ll visit practically almost fully conserved ‘museum’ of Soviet times.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Private tour to Transnistria! Back in USSR!

Private tour to Transnistria! Back in USSR!

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Today I invite you to discover Transnistria. The old USSR is still alive and well in this autonomous region. It is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. The country's national coat of arms still includes the traditional hammer and sickle and the Lenin statue hasn't yet been pulled down. This communist state is called "the last remaining Stalinist dictatorship in Europe". First stop is at Bender Fortress. In 1713, the fortress, the town, and the neighboring village VarniĆŁa were the site of skirmishes (kalabalik) between Charles XII of Sweden, who had taken refuge there with the Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa after his defeat in the Battle of Poltava. After it, we will tour the city of Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria and drive north up to Dubassary city, along the Dniester River. You will be amazed about the communist monuments still to be seen on the way and about small towns like Grigoriopol and Dubasari!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.69
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$321.69

Authentic Moldova - Excursion to Orhei Vechi

Authentic Moldova - Excursion to Orhei Vechi

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To discover authentic Moldova! Get ready for an exciting excursion. You will discover the Curchi Monastery, the historical site of Orhei Vechi and its troglodyte monastery. Orheiul Vechi is a spectacular archaeological complex located 60km from ChiƟinău. The panorama is breathtakingly beautiful. Beyond the impressive natural landscape, a group of troglodyte caves, hosting the oldest monasteries and sacred places, combines the history of the Golden Horde period and today, revealing ruins of palaces, citadels, dwellings, giving visitors ample information on a history that extends from the 10th century BC. To the present day.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.14
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$119.14
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4 Days Wine tour Moldova with accomodation included, WINE FESTVAL 2021

4 Days Wine tour Moldova with accomodation included, WINE FESTVAL 2021

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Visitors and guests will surely enjoy the aroma and bouquet of Moldovan wines. It’s true culture and traditions revive. Undoubtedly, the wine event will surprise the locals and the guests of the capital by its diversity and enormity.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$780.00
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$780.00
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WINE Festival STORY

WINE Festival STORY

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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.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,771.68
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$1,771.68

1 DAY: GAGAUZIA tour from Chisinau

1 DAY: GAGAUZIA tour from Chisinau

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Dear our guest, we are very proud to guide you in our country! the best price that we guarantee is from 3 persons. The tour includes visits to historic and cultural sites, winery tour and wine tasting, traditional lunch, transport and guide as per itinerary. Our excurtion will   start in the morning  from Chisinay city(hotel pick up)  -Manuc Bei   Mansion  (officially – Historical architectural complex Manuc Bey)  We will explore the unique Gagauzian culture. Who are these mysterious Gagauz people?     The trip includes: ‱ -visit Hinceti city  and this wonderful Manuc Bei House ‱ -Comrat City Tour (History Museum)+lunch in national Gagauz style ‱ - a walk in Comrat (the capital of Gagauzia) ‱ - visiting Beshalma village and the Museum of Gagauz culture - having a Gagauz lunch in a village courtyard - visiting Djoltai village and the local original museum
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.85
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$228.85
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Transnistria tour

Transnistria tour

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Tour of Tiraspol is a unique experience because give you an understanding how people use to live in the Soviet Union. On the streets you can met people that are nostalgic about Soviet Union and the atmosphere will make you think of that period. Book this tour if you want to see modern day Soviet city!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.88
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$194.88

Wonderful - Manuc Bei Mansion from Chisinau

Wonderful - Manuc Bei Mansion from Chisinau

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Drive to Hincesti  region for the new discoveries and sensations from Moldova. Manuc Bei Mansion or Manuc Bey Mansion (officially – Historical architectural complex Manuc Bey) is located in Hincești city in the central-western part of the Republic of Moldova; and it includes the following edifices: Palace of Manuc, House of bailiff, Countess House, *Hunting Castle, Watchtower and others. *Manuc Bei estate and manor house of the city of Hincesti which includes: *Castle of hunting with the Museum of Ethnography and natural history of the city Hincesti *Princely Palace or Versailles of Moldavia *House of the Supervisor Other annexes *Monastery of Holy Great-Martyr George, village of Suruceni
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.65
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$85.65
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What people are saying about Cultural Tours in Chisinau

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Cricova & Milestii Mici Wineries
"Victor was fantastic! Cannot rate him highly enough! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience of the wineries at Cricova and Milestii Mici. Would recommend to anyone from wine experts to casual tasters!"..."
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Return to the USSR - Excursion in Transnistria
"Very interesting trip to Transnistria -Tiraspol was fascinating. We also visited Bender fortress and a monastery. Our guide was great."..."
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Milestii Mici Underground Winery Tour from Chisinau
"Very, very interesting. Natalia was excellent. The food was good ambience was warm and inviting. Wine was not too tasty. Left mine at the hotel in Chisinau because it was too heavy to bring home in my checked luggage."..."
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Cricova underground Winery - with wine tasting
"Loved the winery. Its beautifully decorated and you can buy lovely world class wine at a very cheap cost there. Wish the tour company wouldve told me that i could add in another winery in morning... and that there were 3 cars there for 3 separate people...surely we couldve gone in 1 car and cut cost? So not impressed by the company who took us out there...but the tour was amazing."..."
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2 Excursions in One Day - Cricova Winery,Tiraspol City and Bender Fortress!
"Me and my wife (we are a couple from Sweden, 55+) visited Chisinau in Moldova for a long week-end by the end of May 2019. "BestMoldova" was the local tour agency that organised this tour. Without to many details and word, they simply have done an EXCELLENT job! All was perfect, the flexibility to try to help us due to our delayed flight, the high knowledge of all guides, drivers, the warm hearts, the genuine spirit. And speaking about the tours, very interesting to visit Bender and Tirasopol in Transnistria, to hear and feel on my own this complicated part of Europe, the wine testing at Cricova was very good, professional and once again, the local guise in Cricova plus the driver of the minitrain were extremely friendly and took good carer of us. All went well, more than well and for sure a great 2 x Tours! THANK YOU ALL!!!!"..."
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Accessible and Interesting Tour in Transnistria
"Everything about this tour was wonderful. I saw so many sites at a place that I never thought I would get to see (Transnistria), and the tour guide understood this, being incredibly patient and bringing me to the places I most wanted to see. On top of this, her recommendations were the best -- from the monuments to see to the restaurants she recommended. The whole thing was the best experience of my entire trip to Moldova. I recommend this trip as much as any I've ever taken."..."
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1 DAY: Transnistria tour from Chisinau
"I've still heard problematic stories about transnistria borders...so going with a guide who speaks russian and romanian is best. Our guide knew best sites to visit and driver was amazing and helpful."..."
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Private Soviet Era History Tour of Transnistria from Chisinau
"My guide Natalia was really informative and could answer all questions. It was really interesting to find out about the history of the city, buildings etc and also about the conflicts. Would definitely recommend, espiecially if you want to get to know the city. Go on your first day!!!"..."
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Authentic Moldova - Excursion to Orhei Vechi
"Andrian is very polite, professional and he knows Moldova inside out. He was there right on time waiting for us. We were chatting along the journey, found out a lot about the local culture and developments. It's winter when we visit, Andrian told us it's really beautiful during summer and it's a completely different experience. We will definitely recommend this tour to people who are visiting Moldova. 5 stars"..."
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1 DAY: GAGAUZIA tour from Chisinau
"Both the guide and driver were lovely and very understanding about my unexpectedly sore back. They both let us two Travelers move at our own pace. Comrat and the other parts of this trip were very charming. I enjoyed both the museum and the ethnographic restaurant. The food and tour at the restaurant were an unexpected delight. I highly recommend this tour while you are in Moldova."..."

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