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Chisinau

Moldova
Chisinau travel packages
Moldova’s liveliest city. Chisinau is a cosmopolitan cultural center.
Chisinau, Moldova’s capital, is certainly the country’s liveliest city. But it is also a place of history, clearly visible in the Old Town's architecture. The main sights in Chisinau are easy to see on foot. The seat of the government, City Hall, the Arch of Triumph, the Bell Tower, and the Orthodox Church are all clustered in the center. And you can look forward to charming restaurants and cafes. Chisinau's Soviet past has left its mark. Fighting during World War II destroyed the majority of Chisinau's buildings, many of which were rebuilt in a drab communist style. But the center of the city is an oasis of peace, calm, and classic architecture.
You can also enjoy plenty of excellent Moldovan wine while in Chisinau. A wine tasting should be on your list of to-dos. About 30 minutes by car outside of Chisinau you’ll find several famous underground wineries. Purcari is the country's oldest and most prestigious winery, dating back to 1827. Milestii Mici is the world's largest winery, with over 2 million bottles of wine stored in 200 kilometers of tunnels, some large enough fo cars to drive through, although the winery at Cricova offers better tours, of its 80 kilometers of tunnels. Alternatively, you can visit Transnistria, the breakaway region and unrecognized state that has kept Soviet traditions intact, down to omnipresent hammers and sickles, and memorials to the Great Patriotic War. You'll definitely enjoy a unique vacation in Chisinau.

Where to stay in Chisinau

Our small but comprehensive selection of accommodations in Moldova cover the range of three to five star properties, all centrally located and with excellent facilities. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Musically Themed Design Hotel
Music lovers will feel right at home in this lyrically themed design hotel.
Luxury Boutique Hotel
The top address in Chisinau, this luxury boutique hotel with just 33 rooms boasts a rooftop terrace for panoramic views over the city.

Things to do in Chisinau

Besides taking a private walking tour of the city or exploring Moldova's Jewish heritage with an expert guide, there are a couple of must-do day trips from Chisinau. Wine lovers will definitely want to check out the cellars of the Cricova winery, the second largest wine cellar in the world. For anyone curious about Eastern Europe's Soviet past, the breakaway Moldovan region of Transnistria, a self-declared independent country, is a unique opportunity to step back in time and visit the capital, Tiraspol, where a statue of Lenin still enjoys pride of place. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Orheiul Vechi Private Day Trip
Jewish Private Driving Tour
Cricova Winery & Wine Tasting Private Tour
Purcari Winery & Wine Tasting Private Tour
Milestii Mici - the Guinness World Records Wine Collection Private Tour
Private Transnistria Day Trip & City Tour in Tiraspol

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Chisinau

Spend some time in Chisinau on a tour that takes in other cities in Moldova and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Chisinau and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

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Angela & Bill

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JayWay Travel was excellent in that they kept in touch with us for many months exchanging ideas and making the best plans. We have taken 10 JayWay Travel trips since 2007 so that says enough!! Looking forward to the next one. Health and the Lord willing!

JayWay Travel was excellent in that they kept in touch with us for many months exchanging ideas and making the best plans. We have taken 10 JayWay Travel trips since 2007 so that says enough!! Looking forward to the next one. Health and the Lord willing!

Year : 2018
Visited : Ukraine, Moldova
Itinerary : Lviv, Kiev, Odessa, Chisinau
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Ukraine, Moldova
Itinerary : Lviv, Kiev, Odessa, Chisinau
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Chisinau

How long should I stay in Chisinau?

We recommend spending two days (three nights) in Chisinau. The first day, you can visit Old Town and the main attractions around the town center. The second day you should definitely visit one or two famous wineries. The wines are fabulous, the huge underground cellars are up to 200 kilometers in size, and the wine tasting experience may be the highlight of your time in Moldova. Alternatively, you can visit Transnistria, the breakaway region and unrecognized state that has kept Soviet traditions intact, down to omnipresent hammers and sickles, and memorials to the Great Patriotic War.

What wineries should I visit near Chisinau?

* Milestii Mici: The world’s largest winery (2 million bottles) and largest underground cellars (200 km, of which 50 kilometers are wine galleries).
* Cricova: The world's second largest underground cellar network, stretching over 80 kilometers.
* Purcari: The oldest and most prestigious brand, founded in 1827. In 1878, one of its wines won the gold medal at the Paris World Expo and was was sold even to Tzar Nicholas II and Queen Victoria.
* Etcetera: A new wave winery with a young and talented team, adding a modern twist to classic Moldavian wines.
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