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Moldova’s liveliest city. Chisinau is a cosmopolitan cultural center.

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Chisinau Sights

Chisinau, Moldova’s capital, is certainly the country’s liveliest city. But it is also a place of history still visible in the architecture of Old Town. 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. 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 two famous underground wineries. These are just two of the numerous options for day trips from Chisinau.

Chisinau Tourism

Chisinau's soviet past has left its mark. Fighting during World War II destroyed the majority of Chisinau's buildings. Many of the buildings were rebuilt in drab communist style. But the center of the city is an oasis of peace, calm and classic architecture. You'll definitely enjoy a unique vacation in Chisinau.

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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.

Things to do in Chisinau

Besides taking a private walking tour of the city or exploring Chisinau and 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 included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.

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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