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The route: Cricova winery - Curchi Monastery - Old Orhei

 day - 3 excursions! 

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 winery is situated under of the small  Cricova town and those cellars form an underground city. 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 and many more. 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 taste good quality Moldovan wine.

The Cricova excursion lasts between 1.30 and 2 hours, 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". Wine tasting includes 4 types of wines.

After Cricova - the excursion will continue in the North direction, Monastery Curchi -  is a genuine gem of architectural art. At various times it was the centre of work and unique creation of priests, monks, churchwardens, architect and landscape designers. Today the Curchi monastery revives the spirituality of the Orthodox people and preserves ancient traditions. The tourists visiting the monastery will find here peace of mind and become strengthened in the Christian faith.

The third point that will be visited in this full day of excursions is Old Orhei - one of the most remarkable monuments of the dim and distant past. On the eastern outskirts of the fully stocked wood, in a valley formed by cliffed rocky banks of the river Reut, at the Cape Pestere ("cave"), it was the city - Old Orhei.

The history of Old Orhei brings us back in the past - fifteenth century: reign of Stefan cel Mare. In the summer of 1470, it was finished the construction of the fortress on the rocky shore of Reut. The city's population was about two thousand inhabitants. In the early 70-ies of the XV century, Orhei reached its greatest prosperity as a handicraft and trade center of Moldavian Principality. Artifacts that were found during excavations tell about the development of pottery, smithcraft, nailery, leather craft, Shoemaking, jewelry and other crafts. After the attack of the Crimean Tatars  around 1603-1633 years Orhei was called "old" or “ramshackle”.

Many scientists and lovers of antiques made great efforts to find the Old Orhei, because after its destruction, no one knew where there was this town. In 1947, the first expedition of archaeologists, under the direction of G.D.Smirnov, went to the Cape Pestere allowed to determine where Old Orhei was.  During 20 years, it has been found more than 200 installations: workshops, storage rooms, cellars, houses, tools, coins and many others. But as it turned out, Old Orhei is not the most ancient settlement that existed in this place.

TRANSFER TO CHISINAU (7, C. Negruzzi bd.)

📍 The duration of the trip: 8 h; 

📍 Time registration: 09:00 (Thursday and Sunday);

📍 Start time: 09:15 (Thursday and Sunday);

📍 Meeting point: 7, C. Negruzzi bd. The parking in front of "Chisinau" Hotel.

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The route:📍 Chișinău (7, C. Negruzzi bd.)📍 Cricova winery📍 Curchi monastery📍  Old Orhei📍  Chișinău.

The excursion includes: all transfers per program. Excursion at „Cricova” winery with wine tasting (4 types of wine) and snacks. Guide services during the trip (ROU/ RUS/ ENG). Excursion at Curchi monastery. Excursion at Old Orhei. Entrance tickets. 

ATENTION! Minimum number of persons is required.

Technical information: round trip distance – 170 km, total duration of the trip – 8 h (included transfers round trip).

NOTE* 100% fee in case of cancelation less than 72 hours before the trip begins.

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