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Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery
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Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery

By Hi Moldova DMC
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Ages 18-56
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Cricova Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Old Orhei
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up our guests from hotel/ apartment.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 133942P10

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • 1
          Cricova Winery
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • 2
          Old Orhei
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Hi Moldova DMC
          61
          Chisinau, Moldova
          Joined in March 2019
        • unfugmail-trip
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent opportunity to get some insights about the former USSR
          I really enjoyed this tour. My guide Nicolai was well organised and flexible regarding my interests. This tour is not so much about what you see, but more about the stories around it. If I would have visited the places without the explanations, it would have been a lot less impressive. Hearing why people are missing the good old times of the USSR gives you a different perspective on things, which was very interesting.
          Written December 16, 2023
        • karip689
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 stars service from Hi Moldova!
          We have three friends group and only a few days to be in Moldovia & Transnistria: so we hired a travel agency for two days – and we were very, very lucky that we chose Hi Moldova! Everything happened just as we talked, the schedule was precise as agreed and our guide, Laurentia, was so brilliant! Lots of good stories and she knew everything about history & places we visited and always had some extra to tell! I have only very positive thoughts – I cannot find any negative things to say… I highly recommend using Hi Moldova’s service when visiting Moldova!
          Written November 23, 2023
        • Lolyes
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Everything was good
          Everything was really good. I can recommend this tour if you like wine and if you would like to see the wine cellar. Remember to bring warm clothes for the tour.
          Written September 2, 2023
        • H9663RHsergeyk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable, pleasant visit
          The tour was very wonderful. The guide presented everything well and it was fascinating to learn all about it. It was very convenient that hotel pick up was provided; hospitality was very high-level. My mom and sister who came with me enjoyed it very much too, made for a good family outing.
          Written August 19, 2023
        • Y7286UVkristianb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic trip to and around Moldova and Transnitria!
          We had a incredible experience on this trip and the other trips we had organised via Hi Moldova. Huge thanks for good planning, advices and guide during our 3 days. Huge thank to Mtvarisa and Nikolai for making it fantastic trip to and around Moldova and Transnitria!
          Written May 2, 2023
        • 720cosminm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A good day in Transnistria
          This was a great tour! We usually explore places on our own, but to go to Transnistria we needed a guide who knows Russian. I am very glad that we chose this tour because the guide told us a lot of interesting things about Transnistria. In addition, we also stopped at the Bendery fortress before going to Tiraspol, which I really liked. Otherwise, I really liked the good organization and development of the trip!
          Written March 28, 2023
        • matthiasa744
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour we‘ve ever had
          This tour was absolutely fantastic! So much better than if we had gone alone, the expertise and professionalism of our guide was amazing. The whole day is very customisable to what you find interesting, and the guide went out of his way to make it more special for us. We learnt so much about the local culture and mentality, and had some fantastic conversations with our guide during the whole day! We highly recommend this tour, don‘t miss it!
          Written February 15, 2023
        • zuzannaeM
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great day
          This was such a great tour. We normally explore places on our own but to go on this tour made sense logistically. We didn't have much time in Moldova and combining Milestii Mici and Transdniestria allowed us to save time and discover more of this fascinating country. The tour was very well organised. Mtvarisa, who picked us up from our accommodation, was super friendly and really ensured that everything went well on the day. Nicolai and Tatiana, the tour guides, were also nice and very informative. Totally highly recommended: loads of fun, good food and wine, interesting history.
          Written November 13, 2022
        • mammut66
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Back in the ussr
          IT was nice Trip, wäre you can make a Journey to the History of ussr.best ist the Pub called " Back in the ussr" with many historical Things in it and a good meal
          Written November 6, 2022
        • Queenie C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          非常推薦!highly recommended
          非常有趣的行程,導遊很友善!推薦!Spa很舒服!酒莊很好逛,適合愛酒人士!如果你來摩爾多瓦很建議參加此行程喔!highly recommended! the tour guide is very friendly and I love the spa and winery tour
          Written September 25, 2022
        • André A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Moldova
          The tour was fantastic. I felt very safe even in current times. Our guide, Laurentia, was fantastic: very friendly, explained everything about the history and culture of the region, answered all my questions. In addition, Moldova exceed my expectations. People was so nice and polite, very good food, and the wine… ahhh the wine!!! There are outstanding wines in Moldova, just waiting to be discovered. Please, you need to try!
          Written July 23, 2022
        • dreamthrone
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          What's not to love about Moldova?
          I'm 6 weeks late in finally writing this review, but it must be said: Wow! What a heartfelt experience this was, with Laurentia Z., my tour guide operating through HiMoldova. For a few separate day-trips that proved unforgettable, I'm glad I made the decision to visit the beautiful, humble country of Moldova when I did, and was able to connect with Laurentia of all people. She's truly a wonderful, motherly woman, who showed me more love than my own family members ever have, ha. She showed me around Chisinau, and surrounding areas, and even managed to help me reconnect with a former Moldovan-Ukrainian girlfriend and her family members. Each conversation was natural and meaningful, and I was treated as a friend, or even a son, rather than a customer. There's so much more to Moldova than a visitor could imagine, and I can't think of a better way to explore the country's historical and natural attractions, than with Laurentia. I now have a newfound appreciation for the special people surviving in this part of the world, from the local Moldovans to the Ukrainian refugees, and they've truly earned my respect. The sights are impressionable, the food and wine spectacular, and I'd be crazy to not recommend taking this trip of a lifetime, to anyone considering going. Show Moldova some love! They deserve it.
          Written June 8, 2022
        • 345christine
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The monasteries from Bucovina • Putna • Suceava
          The trip includes one of the most important cultural heritage sites in Eastern Europe. It is possible to do this during the weekend from Chisinau. I did an individual tour with a historian and it was absolutely fantastic. It is very much recommended to do this trip. Especially with Nikolai who can tell you a lot, not only about the Moldovan history but also the current situation in the region. The romanian Bukovina is not only fantastic in terms of historical sites but also in terms of landscape and May is a perfect month to travel there.
          Written May 17, 2022
        • Sebastian P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Individual Tour to Transnistria
          We had the honour to participate in an individual tour to Transnistria and the KVINT cognac factory. With Nicolai at our side, we had the best guide and driver imaginable. We learned so much about the historical background as well as the geographical features of the country. Spontaneous requests were also responded immediately. Thank you very much for this unforgettable experience!!!
          Written January 4, 2022
        • Laura R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must do!
          Nikolai was an absolutely fantastic guide! He responded to my interests and answered my questions about history and language. The tour itself was great - I really got a sense of the area and the historical and current context. Overall I felt as if this was absolutely the highlight of my travels and I highly recommend it!
          Written January 2, 2022
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        LauraWales
        WALES121 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Daydreamer58
        Southern Germany239 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Thank you for your kind review. best regards, Hi team
        Written October 22, 2019
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        C Y
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
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        Hi! Thank you for your kind review. Our team, wish you all the best)
        Written November 2, 2019
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        360 minutes