Be part of Moldova’s renowned Wine Festival – a gathering of nearly 100 wineries, thousands of visitors, including tourists from all around the world who gather in the central square of Chisinau. The Wine Festival is an excellent opportunity to discover one of the pillars of Moldovan society. After the festival, you’ll go out to explore the history and local life in the Moldovan countryside.
An old tradition gets its formal recognition: when the wine fermentation process is over, the wine producers invite everyone to appreciate the quality and taste of their new wine. It is a great opportunity to try different types of wine, enjoy barbecue, meet people, and get an unforgettable uniquely Moldovan experience. Folk music and dance events are planned in an open-air area and participants can even engage in the traditional “hora”, a group dance symbolizing unity. Nearly 100 wineries and thousands of visitors, including tourists from all around the world gather on this day in the central square of Chisinau. Remember – the Wine Festival is an excellent opportunity to discover Moldova.
In the afternoon, we’ll visit the world famous Moldovan Cellars at Cricova, which is a real underground wine city with wide streets, warehouses, tasting rooms. The total length of its galleries is 120 km. The constant annual temperature of +12ºC and 82-95 % humidity are perfect conditions for aging quality wines there. Cricova is also well known for brilliant sparkling-wines produced by the classic French method. Optional: visit to Milestii Mici Winery, mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records. The length of the winery is 200 km at a depth of 40-85 meters. The constant temperature of 12-14ºC and the humidity of 85-95 % of this “kingdom of wine” ideally contribute to the full revelation of natural characteristics of elite wines. Free dinner, same accommodation.
Following that, we’ll be visiting the vineyards of “Et Cetera”, which were planted in 2003 in the village of Crocmaz, Stefan Voda region, a unique micro-zone, ideal from its climatic condition for growing the best grapes. The winery was built in 2009 and at the moment it is surrounded by 50 ha of vineyards, giving a picturesque view for visitors. The owners of the winery are two brothers – Alexandru and Igor Luchianov, professionals and real amateurs of their work. Accommodation at Et Cetera and Purcari Chateau. Dinner at Et Cetera.
Accommodation will be in 3-4 star hotels. Solo travelers will be paired with a member of the same gender.
If you wish to have a single room throughout the trip, the single supplement is 230 Euro.
Your travel provider for this tour: Ways Travel
“Ways Travel” – is a company situated in Chisinau, in the Republic of Moldova, specializing group travel throughout Moldova, and surrounding countries of Romania, Ukraine, and Bulgaria. They offer set itinerary trips for small groups as well as custom-tailored private tours. Ways Travel will help you discover unforgettable places that are unique in their own way. So let’s discover Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.