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Pass By: Hi Moldova DMC, Stefan cel Mare si Sfint 141/2 Floor 1, Chisinau 2004 Moldova
They say, the most precious thing in our life is time. If you have really limited time in Moldova and you want to see the best this country can offer then our trip to Cricova and Old Orhei is for you. Cricova represents a unique underground city well-known all over the world by its huge labyrinths, and especially by its excellent wines. Cellars of Cricova are the house of a remarkable collection of wines The National Oenotec and Old Orhei , open air museum, and archeological complex together form the most famous tourist attraction in Orhei and possibly Moldova. Sounds good right?
Stop At: Cricova Winery, Petru Ungureanu St., 1, Cricova 2084 Moldova
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Old Orhei, Orhei Moldova
Duration: 2 hours
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 6 Hrs
Departure Time :
, Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery , 1/1/2022 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up our guests from hotel/ apartment.
Return Details :
To your hotel/ apartment.
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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
Know More about this tour
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Cricova Winery
Entry/Admission - Old Orhei
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Wenn man nur 2 ganze Tage in Moldova zur Verfügung hat, muss man natürlich gut auswählen, und so entschied ich mich bei Tag 1 für diese Tour... :) Bei schönstem Wetter von Guide Nicolai am Hotel abgeholt, ging es auf dieser individuellen Tour durchs Land und es gab sehr viel wissenswertes zu erfahren; dabei konnten jede Menge Eindrücke gesammelt, Fotos geschossen und zum Schluss div. Weine in einer coolen Location getestet werden... :D War ein super Tag; vielen Dank an Nicolai & Agency... :)
I took a tour with local guide Valery Bradu which my hotel (Hotel Plai) organised for me. I was picked up from my hotel by Valery at around 11:30am and shared the trip with two ladies from Lithuania. Valery made sure we were all comfortable in his car and spoke to the ladies in Russian and myself in English and made sure we all had a good day. We visited Cricova winery where a guide spoke to the other guests in Russian and Valery gave me a private talk about the winery in English. As part of the trip we drove around underground on a small open bus seeing the caskets and how they make wine & Prosecco, we then took part in wine tasting which was very informative and relaxing in one of the tasting rooms. The tour lasted around 2 hours. Once we left the winery, Valery drove us for around an hour to the monastery which was in a remote location in the Moldovan countryside/hills which was so peaceful with a quintessential little village. We went to the hidden monastery and again Valery taught us everything we needed to know about the area and how & why the monastery was formed. We stopped for a drink in a local restaurant too & we’re watching locals working the land. Valery was a very knowledgeable guide with perfect English & was clearly very passionate about his job & his love for Moldova was clear. Very enjoyable day & would definitely recommend Valery as your guide, he seemed to know everything there was to know about Moldova & it’s history.
The guide picked me up at hotel and drove on beautiful country road and visited cave monastery first, in the afternoon toured the winery. A nice experience!
After a little bit more than one hour drive from Chisinau, the Moldovian capital, we reached Old Orhei. The very skillfull guide explained the geology and the settlement of the region, becoming apparent that actually it is a kind of ethnical island within Moldova. We visitied a small homestead and made a stroll along a steep hillslope to the monastery on a rocky promontory. Afterwards we had a light lunch (à la carte), to be paid on our own, before we left Old Orhei. After passing the outskirts of Chisinau we reached the Cricova Winery. We got a new guide who showed very professionally but in an apparently daily routine the huge Winery which requires a tramride to cover the distances. For the wine tasting we received 4 samples: two sparkling and to still wines, of which one was a red one, accompanied by a light snack. At the very end we had the possibility to buy their products in their gift shop. The selection is very extensive but tasting was not possible. Another hour due to traffic jam brought us back to the hotel. The car was convenient, the driver drove safely and the travel agency was reliable.