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The Wine Route of Moldova and Ukraine Tour in 7 days, 6 nights October - November

Day 1: Arrival Chisinau

Arrival in Chisinau, you can pre-book optional transfer to Hotel Park City**** or similar, check-in, Tour Representative Welcome meeting at hotel in the evening.

Day 2: Chisinau

Once founded as monastery village in the centre of what was once known as Bessarabia in the 20th century, rebuilt by Soviets into a city of grandiose Stalinist architecture mixed with gloriously brutal modernism, Chisinau is now the capital of Moldova. The morning sightseeing tour will take us to the Square of Stefan the Great, the Triumph Arch, the Parliament House and the Eternity Memorial and the Alley of Classics with sculptures of Romanian Classics. The afternoon offers an optional tour to the open-air archaeological complex “Orehuil Vechi” with lunch at Trebucheni village and an exciting vist to Cricova Winery with wine tasting in a real underground town.

Day 3: Chisinau

This day is reserved for a full day optional tour to Transistria, a narrow strip of land between river Dniester and the Ukrainian border. Our first stop on the way is at Bender town for a visit to Bender Fortress, which in the 16th century saw fighting between Turkish and Russian forces. From there we continue to Tiraspol, second largest city of Moldova and administrative region of unrecognized Pridnestrovian Republic which is often referred to be the place to get back to the USSR. During the tour we will see the Parliament building with a statue of Vladimir Lenin in front of it, Drama Theatre building and the impressive Orthodox church on Shevchenko Street. In the late afternoon we return to Chisinau.

Day 4: Chisinau – Odessa

Our tour continues to Ukraine, but before leaving Moldova we pay a visit to Purcari Winery, where we get acquainted with production, wine storage areas and have a walk in the winery cellars before wine tasting and lunch. We continue to Odessa where we arrive late in the afternoon and check in at Hotel Continental**** or similar.

Day 5: Odessa

Standing on a shallow indentation of the Black Sea coast north of the Dniester river, Odessa is an energetic and decadent boom town. The city is perhaps most known for its neoclassical pastel buildings and famous Potemkin Steps. During morning we will see French Boulevard, Arcadia district, Odessa National Opera, Duke de Richelieu Monument and Sobornaya Square. In the afternoon an optional excursion to Odessa Catacombs tour is offered. Located outside the city it is one of the largest underground labyrinths in Europe. It was previously a limestone carry and partisan base during the World War II and features a Partizan Glory Museum.

Day 6: Odessa

The day is reserved for a full day optional tour to Shabo Winery and Akkerman Fortress. Akkerman Fortress is a unique monument reflecting defensive architecture dating back to 13th century and is considered as the best-preserved medieval fortification facility in Ukraine. We drive further to Shabo Wine Cultural Centre to learn about ancient wine tradition and visit the Wine Museum before wine tasting and visit to Shabo Winery.

Day 7: Odessa

Optional transfer to airport.

  • 6 overnights at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • 6 x buffet breakfast
  • Welcome meeting with champagne-cocktail or juice
  • Personalised welcome package
  • Visit and wine tasting with lunch at Purcari Winery
  • Service of English and German speaking tour escort
  • Service of Italian and Spanish speaking tour escort
  • Service of 1st class cars or 1st class minivans throughout the itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels

Small groups:

Max. 16 guests in the group

Min. booking of 2 guests

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