Your first day will start at the reception of your hotel in Iasi, where you will meet your guide. After the meet-up, you will start the trip to the Republic of Moldova, a country famous for its wines and for the fact that is the least touristic country in the whole of Europe.
Right after the border crossing, you will stop at Capriana Monastery. With a history of over 400 years, the place is one of the most iconic Christian Orthodox monastery in the country and home to the relics of a Moldavian Saint.
The main attraction of the day is the capital city of the country, Chisinau. Known as the ‘City of White Stone’ and the ‘City on Seven Hills’, Chisinau does not stop to impress through its massive socialist architecture that perfectly blends with the modern buildings and monuments.
During the city tour, you will visit the most iconic sites of the city, such as the Parliament and the Presidential House, together with the City hall designed by the famous Russian architect Alexander Bernadazzi.
Next on your itinerary is Cricova Winery, situated at a depth of 50-80 meters, representing a real underground city! The Moldavian cellars where Vladimir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them. With a length of more than 120km (70miles), Cricova owns the title of the largest winery in the country.
In this unique underground city, you will have to opportunity to discover the steps to wine tasting and try a selection of the great range of Moldavian wines.
After the wine tasting session, you will end head back to Chisinau.
Overnight in Chisinau