Wine tour to Cricova and visit to Old Orhei from Chisinau
Attractions & guided tours

Wine tour to Cricova and visit to Old Orhei from Chisinau

Free cancellation
Language: English , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Taste wine at the grand cellars of Cricova
  • Discover a real underground wine city with wide streets, warehouses, tasting rooms
  • Visit the Unesco listed Old Orhei archaeological complex
What to expect

On this toue you have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful and famous places in the country.

The excursion will start from Chisinau and you will go to the picturesque Old Orhei, where hills and peaks here will fascinate you. You will take a 1 hour walk to the famous and holy shrine, famous for the cave monasteries located there. This zone was ideal for the primary monasticism of the early Christian community. It was isolated from the outer world. At the time when Christians came here, there were been smaller and bigger caves in the calcareous rocks cut by pre-historic tribes living on this territory.

Next you will visit Cricova Winery a real underground wine city with wide streets, warehouses, and tasting rooms. The total length of the tunnels is 120 km. The “Grand Cellars of Cricova” house a varied collection of wines and the National Oenotec. The unique exhibits (“Jerusalem of Easter” vintage 1902, the liqueur “Jan Becher” vintage 1902) together with other 158 brands of liqueurs from Burgundy, Moselle, Tokay, and the Rhine are in the collection, which includes today a total of about 1.3 million bottles.

Finaly, you’ll visit one of the most picturesque sites of Moldova: the Cultural and Natural Reserve “Orheiul Vechi” (Cave Monastery Complex), 55 km from Chisinau. Here you will see an Orthodox cave monastery called “St. Maria Dormata” expanded and modified inside the cliffs by the monks over the centuries ago and preserved in a functional state. Orheiul Vechi is a UNESCO-listed heritage site and is a complex of historical and architectural monuments located in the area of an amazing beauty formed by the narrow stream of the Raut river.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Contactless payment is available for tips and extras
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  • PCR test documents are required by all visitors
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • What's included
    • Taste 3 types of wine at Cricova
    • Private transportation
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
    What's not included
    • Optional lunch lunch in a guest house eco food at Old Orhei village
    • Food
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 1-12): free admission
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel or at your residence.

    What to remember
    • Please remember that you must bring your passport on this tour
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    • The minimum age to participate is 1 year
    • This tour is not stroller accessible or wheelchair accessible
    • You will insert your pickup details at checkout
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    MoldovaTovisit
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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