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Wine and Culture trip

Wine and Culture trip
Wine and Culture trip

Wine is part of this nation’s culture and if someone came to Romania and would not taste our wines, it would be like looking at a church from the outside and not going inside! During this tour you will meet, feel and taste the wines of the most famous wine regions in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, which was split in two parts after World War II, one is the Romanian region of Moldova, the other one being the Old Bessarabia, nowadays known as the Republic of Moldova. But both regions are linked through their famous and good wines! We will start this adventure with a Moldovan wines tasting.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bucharest

Pass By: Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc), Str. Franceza 62-64, Bucharest Romania
a short City Tour

dinner accompanied by a tasting of Romanian wines and presentation about vineyards

the chance to talk to a professional sommelier

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Bucharest (Hotel)

Day 2: Discovering Carpathians

Pass By: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
Peles Castle in Sinaia (the summer residence of the Romanian kings, at the foot of the high Carpathians).

Lunch and sparkling-wines tasting in the Rhein & Azuga Cellars, recognized between the two World Wars as “The Supplier of the Royal Court of Romania”.

Dracula’s Castle in Bran

Brasov and accommodation at a 4* hotel located in the downtown

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch and sparkling-wines tasting
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 3: Discovering Sighisoara

Pass By: Fagaras Fortress, Mihai Viteazul no. 1, Fagaras 505200 Romania
Fagaras fortress,

Cincusor, Cincu and Agnita Fortified Churches,

Special lunch in Fagaras, where we will taste Romanian dishes made after old traditional recipes,

city tour of Sighisoara (the Clock Tower built in the XIV century, Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) House, the Wooden Covered Staircase, the Hill Church, etc),


Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Hotel Cavalerul 4*.

Day 4: Discovering Eastern Carpathian Mountains

Pass By: Bicaz Gorge - Hasmas Mountain National Park, Romania
the impressive sheer limestone walls of the Bicaz Gorges

City tour of Iasi and visit of the the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Culture Palace, the Golia Monastery, the Trei Ierarhi Church, etc.

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 5: Departure to the Republic of Moldova

Pass By: Soroca Fortress, Cetatea Soroca Independentei 68 On bank of Nistru River, Soroca 3000 Moldova
Soroca town known for its sizable Roma minority,

Soroca Fortress built in the Middle Ages

Roma’ district of Soroca, famous for its “posh” palaces,

visit a local family in order to get familiarized with the Roma way of life,

Japca Monastery, known as the only monastery in Moldova that was not closed during the Soviet Period.

Tipova monastery, one of the most visited sites located on a rocky bank of the Dniester River

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Hotel

Day 6: Enjoying Wine Festival

Pass By: Cricova Winery, Strada Petru Ungureanu 1, Cricova 2084 Moldova
Branesti Winery, visit the wine complex and have a wine tasting,

special lunch in a peasant house

visit to Old Orhei – a museum complex that presents the remains of different civilizations

an Orthodox cave monastery

visit and taste the wines of one of the biggest underground wine cities in Europe – “Cricova”

city tour of Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, during which we will also enjoy the Wine Festival.

Meals included:
• Dinner: Special dinner in “Carpe Diem”, the best wine restaurant in Moldova.
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Accommodation in 4* Hotel Flowers in downtown Chisinau

Day 7: Wine Festival at Asconi, Chateau Purcari and Et Cetera Winery

Pass By: Asconi Winery, Shtefan chel Mare, 1, Puhoi 6824 Moldova
Wine Festival at Asconi Winery

Purcari Winery

Et Cetera Winery


Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Special wine tasting and dinner
Accommodation included: Accommodation at Et Cetera.

Day 8: Discovering Transnistria

Pass By: Kvint, 38 Lenin Street, Tiraspol Moldova
City tour of Tiraspol (the capital of Transnistria),

excursion and tasting different types of caviar in a local sturgeon complex

transfer to airport/Bucharest and departure home

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:8 days
Commences in:Chisinau, Moldova
Country:Moldova
City:Chisinau

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