Republic of Moldova has obtained the title of “country with open doors in the paradise of wine”, because wine production is the basic occupation of Moldavians. "History footprints" are felt everywhere.
Anybody is welcomed here. Far from the borders of republic there is a well-known appreciated and preferred production of the "MILEŞTII MICI" Winery, the oldest place of storage of the “holy drink”. The place which keeps the miracle of Milestii Mici.
At 09.15 AM, after the registration, we'll go away not so far from Chisinau, there You will get an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine production in Moldova – the wine cellar "Milestii Mici". The total length of underground streets reaches 200 km, and its depth varies between 40-85 meters. The constant temperature is in the range 12-14 ° C and humidity - 85-95%. These conditions of basements ideally contribute to the conservation of the natural bouquet of wines. "Golden Collection" - the world largest collection of bottles with vine, as evidenced by the fact that there are stored the best valuable wines! Here you can see more than 2 million bottles, which have been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in 2005.
Our team can organize an unforgettable excursions along the streets of the kingdom. You will feel the true saturated splendor of rich wine aroma! Also will visit the cellar store where you can purchase a bottle of wine just from the heart of winery.
After Milestii Mici winery, wi'll present to our guest Tiraspol city - the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The town was founded thanks to the Peace Treaty of Jassy, which was concluded after the Russian-Turkish War (1787-1791) between the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire.
According to this Treaty, Ottoman Empire ceded to Russian Empire the region of Ochakov that included the land between the rivers Dniester and Southern Bug. Empress Ecatherine II, wishing to strengthen the border on the left bank of the Dniester, entrusts the governor V.Kahovsky "overlook the land between the Bug and the Dniester" and prepare proposals for its administrative and territorial structure.
The town was known in the Middle Ages as Tighina in Moldovian/ Romanian sources and later as Bender in Ottoman sources. The town was first mentioned as an important customs post in a commerce grant issued by the Moldavian voivode Alexander the Good to the merchants of Lviv (Ukraine) on October 8, 1408. The name "Tighina" is found in documents from the second half of the 15th century.
After the Bender City Tour we'll visit Bender fortress which was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldova – Tighina, which was an important trade outpost. Originally built as a small wooden fort by Stefan cel Mare, it was fortified with stone during Petru Rares' rule, just was Soroca fortress.
In 1538, the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered the town, and renamed it Bender. Its fortifications were developed into a full fortress under the same name under the supervision of the Turkish architect Koji Mimar Sinan. The Ottomans used it to keep the pressure on Moldavia, between localities and Varna and Bender of Republic of Moldova.
📍 The duration of the trip: 10 h;
📍 Time registration: 09:00 AM;
📍 Start time: 09:15 AM;
📍 Meeting point: 71, Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt (office BESTMoldova.md);
📍 IMPORTANT! To cross the border with Transnistria, the PASSPORT is required!
The route:📍 Chișinău (71, Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt)📍 Mileștii Mici winery📍Transnistria, Tiraspol city📍 Bender city📍 Bender fortress📍Chișinău.
The excursion includes: all transfers per programm. Ghide services (ENG, RUS, ROU). Excursion at „Mileștii Mici” winery with wine tasting (3 types of wine) and snacks. Bender City Tour. Tiraspol City Tour. Excursion at Bender fortress. Lunch. Entrance tickets.
The lunch includes: Ukrainian borsch, mashed potatoes with chicken breast puppies, salad from cabbage. A kind of compot. Drinks and extra-ordered dishes are additionally paid.
ATENTION! Minimum number of persons is required.
Technical information: round trip distance – 190 km, total duration of the trip – 10 h (included transfers round trip).
NOTE* 100% fee in case of cancelation less than 72 hours before the trip begins.
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