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Cricova Winery - Old Orhei Cave Monastery provided by Hi Moldova DMC

Cricova Winery - Old Orhei Cave Monastery

Cricova Winery - Old Orhei Cave Monastery
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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 before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 133942P10
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Cricova Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Old Orhei
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up our guests from hotel/ apartment.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Cricova Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Old Orhei
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up our guests from hotel/ apartment.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Hi Moldova DMC
  • 1
    Cricova Winery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Old Orhei
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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LauraWales
WALES120 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
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.
Written November 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

C Y
9 contributions
Oct 2019
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!
Written November 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HiMOLDOVA
Hi! Thank you for your kind review. Our team, wish you all the best)
Written November 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daydreamer58
Southern Germany239 contributions
Sep 2019
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.
Written October 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HiMOLDOVA
Thank you for your kind review. best regards, Hi team
Written October 22, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

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jess150976
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Very informative day with a lovely enthusiastic guide
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Great Experience
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taunic2017
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Great wine & great experience.
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Great trip
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Juliet R
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Excellent Wine Tour
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Fun day out.
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Coco T
Coco T
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Awesome wine!
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Coco T
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Interesting experience
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Perfect day spent in Moldova
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Nice Wine Cellar Trip
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Private Tour of Cricova and Milestii Mici Wineries
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Private tour of Cricova and Milestii Mici Wineries
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