Visit Chisinau, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova and enjoy a great wine tasting at Cricova Winery

Day trip to Chisinau from Iasi

Discover the capital of Moldova on a private day trip to Chisinau. Explore the capital city in a walking tour of Chisinau, learn about the history of the Republic of Moldova and discover one of the most famous wine cellars in Eastern Europe.

Trip Activities


Discover the beautiful landscapes of Moldova


Visit Capriana Monastery


Learn more about communism and how USSR impacted the population of Moldova

wine tasting

Enjoy an underground wine tasting session


Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will start the trip to the Republic of Moldova and the capital city Chisinau. On the way, you will find out about the history of one of Moldova’s most beautiful monasteries, Capriana.

Your first stop will be at one of the oldest and most beautiful monuments in Moldova, Capriana Monastery. For a long time, the monastery was the residence of the Metropolitan of Moldova and it was patronized by many Rulers of Moldova including Stephen the Great (Ștefan cel Mare).

Chisinau was documented for the first time in 1436, but most of it was leveled in WWII and by a tragic earthquake that struck in 1940. They started rebuilding the city in the 1950s in a Soviet-style, and both the center and the outskirts are dominated by utilitarian high-rise buildings. On your tour, you will discover Chisinau’s main attractions: the Triumphal Arch, the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova and more attraction of the city center.

Next on your itinerary is Cricova Winery, situated at a depth of 50-80 meters, representing a real underground city. The Moldovan cellars where Vladimir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them. You will also find Herman Goering's private collection, taken by the Red Army from Berlin in 1945. Considered to be the pearl of Moldovan winemaking, Cricova is the founder of production of high-quality elite wines. The influence of Ancient Greece and the Roman period is reflected in the reliefs you will discover inside the winery. In this unique place, you will have the opportunity to discover the steps to wine tasting and try a selection of the great range of wines. Optionally, you may choose to have an unforgettable lunch in this fantastic place.

At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to Iasi.

What's included

  •   Professional English-speaking guide
  •   Wine tasting session
  •   Transportation with a modern vehicle
  •   Hotel pick-up and drop-off 


What's not included

  •   Meals
  •   Photography Fees
  •   VISA fees (if required)
  •   Entrance fees for other sights not included in the itinerary 

Good to know

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  • Special notes

    During the tour, if any attraction cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control, the attraction will be replaced on-site.

  • Departure

    You will be picked up from your hotel at 08:00 AM. 

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Private Day trip to Republic of Moldova:Chisinau & Cricova Winery

  • 13 HOURS
    80 €
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