Moldova Wine Festival Group Tour 2023
Visiting Chisinau Old Orhei
From From €1,079 pp
6th October 2023
Moldova Wine Festival Group Tour 2023
2024 dates coming soon! Moldovan wine producers invite everyone to come and appreciate the quality and taste of the new wine at the festival! Sample different local wines, try a traditional barbeque, meet locals and enjoy an unforgettable Moldovan experience with folk music and dance events.
- 2024 dates coming soon!
- Small group tour
- Participate in the Moldovan Wine Festival
- Sightseeing in Moldova
- Wineries, vineyards & wine tasting
Day 1 - Arrival in Chisinau
(6th October 2023)
Upon arrival at Chisinau airport you will meet your local guide and driver at the airport. After check-in at your 4 star hotel in the centre, you have free time to start exploring Chisinau. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local wine bar specialising in promoting quality Moldovan wines produced by small producers.
Day 2 - Explore Chisinau & the Wine Festival
(7th October 2023)
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel and take you for a guided walking tour of Chisinau. This will include the main sights of Chisinau and hearing the stories about life in Moldova from your local guide. From lunchtime onwards, the rest of the day is free to enjoy the wine festival - there is plenty to see and do! Sample different local wines, try a traditional barbeque, meet locals and enjoy an unforgettable Moldovan experience with folk music and dance events.
Day 3 - Cave Monastery & a Local Lunch
(8th October 2023)
After breakfast, we'll visit one of the most popular sights in Moldova - Orheiul Vechi cave monastery complex located 55km from Chisinau. Built into the cliffs by monks over the centuries and preserved in a functional state, this is an iconic place to visit. Lunch will be at a family-run guesthouse for a local experience; this is a real insight into life in Moldova. After lunch, we return to Chisinau and continue with the wine festival. Accommodation is the same 4* hotel as the previous nights.
Day 4 - Moldovan Wineries & Vineyards
(9th October 2023)
Today we shall discover Castle Mimi, which is currently listed among the most beautiful architectural masterpieces in the world of wine. The story of the castle begins in 1893 when Constantin Mimi, the last governor of Bessarabia, planted the first grape vines on the place that would become a legend over the years. The area of Codru, where the winery is placed, has a unique microclimate and a very good terroire, as a result having intense and aromatic wines. Today the Castle Mimi winery produces classical wines like: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, but also indigenous varieties as Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Neagra and Rara Neagra. The biggest attraction of the winery is off course the chateau and its cellars, that are built in a very old technique, so that all year round the temperature is the same: 14 degrees C. We will enjoy an excursion and wine tasting in the castle.
Next, we shall visit (no tasting included) the world-famous Moldovan Cellars - Milestii Mici, which is a real underground wine city with wide streets, warehouses, tasting rooms, and is included in the Guinness Book of Records for having the biggest wine collection in the world. The total length of its galleries is 200 km.
Arrival in Chisinau. Farewell dinner. Same accommodation in Chisinau.
Day 5 - End of the tour
(10th October 2023)
Check-out from the hotel and our guide and driver will take you to the airport for your flight home. If time allows, you can choose to visit either the Ethnography Museum or the Military Museum before heading to the airport. End of the tour!
- 1079 EUR per person = based on two people sharing a double/twin room
- 1268 EUR per person = staying in a single room
- 6th October to 10th October 2023
- 4 nights in handpicked 4 star hotel in Chisinau
- 4 x breakfasts
- 1 x lunch
- 2 x dinners
- Wine tasting as per the itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Transport & English speaking guide as per the itinerary
- Please note flights are NOT included in this package. If you wish to add flights to your booking please contact us, or you are welcome to book them yourself.
- If required, we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.
- The tour is guaranteed (min 2 people) and we expect between 6 and 10 guests.
The trip to Moldova was unique and truly great in every sense, an unforgettable experience!
The trip to Moldova was unique and truly great in every sense, an unforgettable experience! We had a fantastic time and enjoyed every minute. The two guides, were not only exceptionally nice and forthcoming, they went an extra mile to give us the best possible experience. We would give them 5 out 5 stars! Accommodation and restaurants were excellent. The two highlights for us were the sturgeon farm in Transnistria and the wine tasting in Chisinau. We also ordered some wine now through the guide, who will send everything in the coming days. Thanks for your quick response and for organizing this trip. I will certainly contact you again before our next trip.
Mr Pernet, Moldova Tailor-made Private Tour, October 2021