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Romania and Republic of Moldova 2014

Where: 9 Day cultural, wine and gourmet tour to Romania and Republic of Moldova: Out of Bucharest

When: from 30 September 2014.

How much: TBA (price does not include airfares)

Brochure: Romania Moldova Wine Tour Sept 2014 (4.3 Mb pdf)

Itinerary

30.09.2014, Tuesday , Day 1

Arrival in Bucharest. If time permits, we will enjoy a short city tour. To start out our tour we shall enjoy a wine tasting and dinner We will also organize a presentation about Romanian wines, vineries where you will have the chance to talk to a professional somelier.

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01.10.2014, Wednesday, Day 2

Departure to Sibiu, the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2007.

Sibiu which is possibly the loveliest of all the Transylvanian cities, used to be the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons in Romania until World War II. For many centuries it has also been one of the most important and best fortified towns in Europe. The historical town  is split between 2 squares: the Big and the Little Ring. The main highlights of Sibiu are the medieval fortifications: Defence Wall, the Stairs’, the Gate’s, the Drapers’, the Potters’, the Carpenters’, the Powder Mill Tower, Council Tower and Brukenthal Palace. The evangelic Church and the Liars Bridge are also not to be missed.

On the way we will stop to visit Cozia Monastery.

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02.10.2014, Thursday, Day 3

Early departure for Sighisoara, the most beautiful medieval citadel from Eastern Europe.

Sighisoara was for several centuries a military and political stronghold.

City highlights include: the Clock Tower (Council Tower), built in the 14th Century , Vlad the Impaler’s (Dracula) House, The Wooden Covered Staircase, The Hill Church, etc.

Here you can enjoy a short walking tour of the city and  see the birthplace of  Vlad the Impaler(DRACULA).

Vlad was the ruler of Walachia from 1456 to 1462. It was Vlad who inspired Bram Stoker’s fictional creation, Count Dracula.

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03.10.2014, Friday, Day 4

In the morning you have the possibility of attending the service, followed by a presentation of the Neamt monastery. Departure to Iasi, the most important historical, economic, and cultural center in Northeast Romania.

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04.10.2014, Saturday, Day 5

Departure to Republic of Moldova. There are four wine routes for tourists in Moldova, including the well-known old cellars, underground galleries, and wine collections of famous wine producers ( Cricova, Milestii Mici, Cojusna, Purcari and others).

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05.10.2014, Sunday, Day 6

You will visit and try the wines of one of the biggest underground wine cities from Europe "Cricova". We will continue with lunch in a peasant’s house and visit to Old Orhei - a museum complex that presents the remains of different civilizations established between the Nistru and Prut rivers.

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06.10.2014, Monday, Day 7

After breakfast you will be taken to Comrat, capital of Gagauzia.The tour of Comrat includes: Monument dedicated to the Afghanistan Heroes, Monument of Lenin, Cathedral “Saint John”, Turkish Library, “Bashkanat”

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07.10.2014 , Tuesday, Day 8

Discover TIRASPOL (capital of Transnistria) - the old USSR is still alive and well here in Transnistria. Transnistria is a breakaway territory within the borders of Moldova.

During the city tour we will stop at different  monuments in the city and if time permits  we will also visit the Museum dedicated to the Transnistrian conflict. 

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08.10.2014 , Wednesday, Day 9

Guided Tour in the  Odessa Catacombs. Odessa's underground tunnels (catacombs) were created nearly 200 years ago during the mining for building materials that were used to build the city. During the World War II, in 1941, when German and Romanian army occupied Odessa during the war, the Soviet Military headquarters gave the order to organize the partisan resistance in these catacombs..

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