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Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery

4.8 (4)
Chisinau, MD

Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery

4.8 (4)
Chisinau, MD
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Experience the best of Moldova in just 7 hours with the Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery tour. Begin with a pick-up at your hotel or apartment and embark on a 1-hour drive to Old Orhei where you'll spend an hour exploring the fascinating historical site. After that, indulge in a relaxing lunch or dinner for 2 hours. Next, enjoy a scenic 45-minute drive to Cricova, home to an incredible underground city and renowned wine cellars. Spend 2.5 hours immersing yourself in the rich history and tasting exquisite wines. Finally, conclude the tour with a 1-hour drive back to Chisinau or your hotel. Time is precious, and this tour ensures you make the most of it by showcasing the best that Moldova has to offer - from historic landmarks to exceptional wines. Don't miss this incredible experience!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the unique underground city of Cricova
  • Experience a wine tasting at Cricova Winery
  • Discover the cultural heritage of Old Orhei
  • Visit the famous archeological complex in Orhei
  • Enjoy a relaxing lunch/dinner during the tour
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

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Experience the best that Moldova has to offer with the Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery tour. This carefully planned tour ensures that you make the most of your time in Moldova while exploring two remarkable destinations. Discover the underground city of Cricova with its extensive wine cellars and indulge in wine tasting sessions. Then, visit the open-air museum and archaeological complex of Old Orhei, immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. From underground cities to breathtaking landscapes, this tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

What to Expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 360 minutes (approximately 7 hours) filled with fascinating exploration and delightful experiences. The itinerary includes a pick-up from your hotel or apartment in Chisinau, followed by a scenic 1-hour drive to Old Orhei. Spend an hour exploring the captivating historical site before enjoying a relaxing lunch or dinner for two hours. Then, embark on a 45-minute drive to Cricova, where you will spend 2.5 hours exploring the famous wine cellars. Finally, enjoy a comfortable 1-hour drive back to Chisinau or your hotel.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for travelers with limited time in Moldova who want to experience the country's highlights. Whether you're a wine enthusiast eager to explore the renowned Cricova Winery or a culture lover interested in discovering the historical treasures of Old Orhei, this tour caters to a wide range of interests. It is an ideal choice for solo travelers, couples, or small groups who appreciate the convenience of a well-planned itinerary and the expertise of experienced guides.

Why Book This?

Embarking on the Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery tour promises an enchanting journey through Moldova's history, culture, and world-class wines. The underground city of Cricova is globally recognized for its extensive labyrinths and exceptional wine collection. Indulge in wine tasting sessions and immerse yourself in the fascinating cellar ambiance. Then, visit Old Orhei, an open-air museum and archaeological complex that showcases the region's rich heritage. This tour combines the best of Moldova in a single day, offering a truly unique and memorable experience.

Good to Know

During the 7-hour tour, you'll enjoy the convenience of pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel or apartment in Chisinau. The itinerary allows ample time for exploration, with 1 hour each at Old Orhei and Cricova Winery. You'll also have two hours to savor a delicious lunch or dinner, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience. Whether you're a wine novice or an expert, the tour provides opportunities to learn, taste, and appreciate Moldova's renowned winemaking tradition. Prepare to be captivated by the underground city and cultural wonders that await you in Moldova.


Travelers who have experienced the Cricova Winery - Old Orhei & Cave Monastery tour have been thrilled by the unique blend of history, culture, and gastronomy it offers. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide valuable insights into the destinations visited. Visitors have particularly enjoyed the wine tasting sessions at Cricova Winery, where they had the chance to sample exquisite wines in a remarkable underground setting. The Old Orhei portion of the tour has left travelers in awe of its rich history and breathtaking landscapes. Overall, the tour has received rave reviews for its well-planned itinerary, friendly guides, and immersive experiences.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

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They say, the most precious thing in our life is time. If you have really limited time in Moldova and you want to see the best this country can offer – then our trip to Cricova and Old Orhei is for you. Cricova  represents a unique underground city well-known all over the world by its huge labyrinths, and especially by its excellent wines. Cellars of Cricova are the house of a remarkable collection of wines — The National Oenotec and Old Orhei , open air museum, and archeological complex together form the most famous tourist attraction in Orhei and possibly Moldova. Sounds good right?

Cricova Winery

wine tasting

Admission Included

Old Orhei

cultural tour

Admission Included



4.8 (4)


I took a tour with local guide Valery Bradu which my hotel (Hotel Plai) organised for me. I was picked up from my hotel by Valery at around 11:30am and shared the trip with two ladies from Lithuania. Valery made sure we were all comfortable in his car and spoke to the ladies in Russian and myself in English and made sure we all had a good day. We visited Cricova winery where a guide spoke to the other guests in Russian and Valery gave me a private talk about the winery in English. As part of the trip we drove around underground on a small open bus seeing the caskets and how they make wine & Prosecco, we then took part in wine tasting which was very informative and relaxing in one of the tasting rooms. The tour lasted around 2 hours. Once we left the winery, Valery drove us for around an hour to the monastery which was in a remote location in the Moldovan countryside/hills which was so peaceful with a quintessential little village. We went to the hidden monastery and again Valery taught us everything we needed to know about the area and how & why the monastery was formed. We stopped for a drink in a local restaurant too & we’re watching locals working the land. Valery was a very knowledgeable guide with perfect English & was clearly very passionate about his job & his love for Moldova was clear. Very enjoyable day & would definitely recommend Valery as your guide, he seemed to know everything there was to know about Moldova & it’s history.


The guide picked me up at hotel and drove on beautiful country road and visited cave monastery first, in the afternoon toured the winery. A nice experience!


After a little bit more than one hour drive from Chisinau, the Moldovian capital, we reached Old Orhei. The very skillfull guide explained the geology and the settlement of the region, becoming apparent that actually it is a kind of ethnical island within Moldova. We visitied a small homestead and made a stroll along a steep hillslope to the monastery on a rocky promontory. Afterwards we had a light lunch (à la carte), to be paid on our own, before we left Old Orhei. After passing the outskirts of Chisinau we reached the Cricova Winery. We got a new guide who showed very professionally but in an apparently daily routine the huge Winery which requires a tramride to cover the distances. For the wine tasting we received 4 samples: two sparkling and to still wines, of which one was a red one, accompanied by a light snack. At the very end we had the possibility to buy their products in their gift shop. The selection is very extensive but tasting was not possible. Another hour due to traffic jam brought us back to the hotel. The car was convenient, the driver drove safely and the travel agency was reliable.


Wenn man nur 2 ganze Tage in Moldova zur Verfügung hat, muss man natürlich gut auswählen, und so entschied ich mich bei Tag 1 für diese Tour... :) Bei schönstem Wetter von Guide Nicolai am Hotel abgeholt, ging es auf dieser individuellen Tour durchs Land und es gab sehr viel wissenswertes zu erfahren; dabei konnten jede Menge Eindrücke gesammelt, Fotos geschossen und zum Schluss div. Weine in einer coolen Location getestet werden... :D War ein super Tag; vielen Dank an Nicolai & Agency... :)
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