Excursion Transnistria, Tiraspol City and Cricova Winery Wine tasting
ATTN: for Excursion Transnistria, Tiraspol City and Cricova Winery Wine tasting - the sequence of excursions line begins from the end.
2 excursions in one day!
In the morning, after breakfast, we will departure to one of the most fascinating wonders of the world - Cricova cellars, that was founded in 1952. The basements were formed after limestone extraction from the mines. Later, from cellars winemakers formed avenues and streets with wine, which are stored in the surrounding niches: Cabernet, Aligote, Sauvignon, etc. These avenues and streets have a length of 120 km in total. The constant temperature is about 12 degrees and humidity that does not exceed 97-98% - are the most favorable conditions for the storage of 30 million l of quality wine. Today, the wooden gate of Cricova winery is open to everyone. You have an undeniable chance to penetrate into the mysterious wine making process and to taste the best quality of Moldovan wines.
The excursion includes: The total duration of the excursion is 1.5 hours, including round trip time, excursion along the streets of the underground city, a visit of the production areas for manufacturing of vintage wines and classic champagne, State Collection and the "Tasting Halls" and wine tasting that includes 4 types of wines.
The next visited place will be 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.
Your trip will continue in Transnistria region, 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 gg.) between Turkey and Russia. According to this Treaty, Turkey ceded Russia 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. About his calculations, V.Kahovsky reported to St. Petersburg: “New created fortress would be a means to attract new residents to the city, and the city where will opened trading days and trade fairs will be beneficial to the fortress”. The project of the future fortress has made by engineer Major Franz de Volan. And the work on strengthening of the border along the Dniester River and the construction of the fortress were entrusted to A.V. Suvorov “so that these should lead to carelessness against the enemy attacks”. A.V. Suvorov has laid Median fortress in 1792, and this date is the year of foundation of the city of Tiraspol. By the end of 1795, the construction of the fortress was almost completed. By this time close to the fortress under construction lived about 2500 people and on 27 January 1975 the settlement was granted status of city.
Centuries have passed. City Tiraspol began to extend and during the construction of Suvorov micro district from the fortress remains only one powder vault of bastion "Saint Vladimir". In 2014, in one of the vault was opened an exposition dedicated to the fortress of Tiraspol, in the other one - a church.
Technical information: Extent of the round-trip route - 170 km, duration 7- 8 hours (taking into account transfers- time).
IMPORTANT! To have PASSPORT is required for Transnistria border
If you wish, we can stop for dinner or lunch in one of the best restaurant in Tiraspol.