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The Underground City - CRICOVA excursion with & whithout wines tasting

In 1952, was founded one of the most fascinating wonders of the world - Cricova cellars. They are situated under of the small Cricova town and those cellars create a truly real 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, etc are the names of the streets and avenues. These avenues and streets have a length of 120 km in total. The constant temperature is about 12 C 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 Moldovan wines.


Name of excursionThe duration of the tour in the complex (h)SouvenirsHow many wines?SnackLunch

Package "The Underground City"

1 h 10 min----
Package "Business" 1 h 30 min - 3-
Package "National" 1 h 10 min -4v
Package "Sparkling"2 h 20 min-5 (sparkling wine)v-
Package "Professional"2 h 20 min-6 v-

Package "Traditional" from 5 persons

 2 h 30 min -8 -v


The total duration of the excursion is 1.5 - 3 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".

Souvenirs: every package can have a souvenir with an additional cost.

  - Package "Business" - nuts, crackers, water;
       - Package "Sparkling" - cheese varieties, crackers with cheese, water;
  - Package "Professional" - cheese varieties, crackers with cheese, water.


       - Package "National" - 
  - Package "Traditional" -- Moldovan snack (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, brinza). salad of beef and sweet peppers, sarmale, pies, grilled meat plate, garnish - grilled vegetables, fish and polenta with cream and cheese, plum stuffed with nuts and chocolate, bread, water mineral.

Transport for group excursions*:
  - Mercedes-Benz DOLPHIN - 20 seats;
Transport for individual excursions*:
  - Mercedes VITO- 5 - 7 seats;
  - VW CARAVELLA - 5 seats.
Transport for VIP excursions*:
  - Skoda SUPERB - 3 seats;
  - Mercedes VITO Business Class - 5 seats.

* Transport model could be changed depending on request, on passenger number, availability.

Number of wine types is offered for a group of 5 people. If the number of tourists is less, the number of wine types for tasting could be reduced.

Technical information: the distance of the round-trip route - 20 km, duration – 3.5 hours (taking into account bus-time). Sanitary stopping- winery territory. Foot wear – up to the tourists, warm clothes.


The program could be modified, combined, have additions according to the request.


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