Tour Belarus-Ukraine-Moldova – visit 3 countries per tour!
2 days in Belarus/3 days in Ukraine/5 days in Moldova
During this fascinating tour around three countries you’re going to visit the most attracted sites of each country:
Period: April – October 2018
Type: Group Tour
Day 1 Discover Belarus: Minsk
Arrival at Minsk. Meet your guide at arrival hall of the airport.
Upon arrival City Tour Minsk: You will get-acquainted with the thousand-year history of Minsk city development, learn about its interesting and difficult destiny. You will walk to the “Troitskoye Predmestye” (Trinity Suburb) – one of the oldest areas in Minsk. During the excursion you will be able to visit Island of Tears, Independence Square, House of Government and the “Red” Roman-Catholic Church, Victory Square with 38m high Obelisk and Eternal flame, Holy Spirit Cathedral, St. Peter and Pauls’Cathedra, City Hall, the National Library and other modern buildings, etc.
Overnight in Minsk.
Day 2 Discover Belarus: MIR Castle, Nasvizh Palace.
Tour to Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace with local guide – transfer Minsk – Mir.
Mir Castle is unique monument of Belarusian architecture. It is included into the UNESCO List of World Heritage. Thematic tours of the castle gives an opportunity to get acquainted with the stages of construction of the Mir Castle, its owners for several centuries, to touch the defensive walls of the early 16th century. You will visit the museum exhibition, watch palace interiors, towers, walk around the park and pond.
The Palace and Castle ensemble in Niasvizh is considered to be the most beautiful architectural monuments of Belarus. You will find out about the history of the most powerful family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth – the Radziwill Family which influenced the cultural heritage of Belarus. You will see the impressive expositions, great halls of the palace, living and housekeeping areas, picturesque parks adjacent to the palace. Driving by the Market place you will take a view of the Town Hall, shopping arcades, artisan houses; the Slutsk Gate (XVII cent.).
Excursion around Mir castle & Nesvizh palace.
Overnight in Minsk.
Day 3 Minsk-Kiev, Ukraine
Breakfast at hotel in Minsk. Transfer to the airport. Departure to Kiev.
Discover Ukraine: Sightseeing Kiev (4 hours). Vladimir’s Cathedral, Opera House, Golden Gate and Monument to Yaroslav the Wise, St. Sophia Cathedral (inside), St. Michael gold-domed cathedral, University Building, St. Andrew’s descent, St. Andrew’s Church, Khreschatik street, Independence Square, The Peoples Friendship Arch Monument, House of Parliament and Government, Statue of Vladimir, viewpoint to Dnipro river on Vladimir’s Hill.
Day 4 Sightseeing Kiev
Visit to National Kiev-Pechersk Cave Monastery Historical and Cultural Reserve (in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site) with museum of Historical Treasures and Jewelry and museum of Microminiatures.
Boat trip along the Dnieper River by regular public boat or visit to Pirigovo open-air museum of National Architecture of all Ukranian regions.
Overnight in Kiev.
Day 5 Kiev –Odesa
Transfer to Kiev Boryspil airport. Flight to Odessa. Arrival at Odessa. Transfer to hotel, check-in. Meet English Speaking Guide.
First acquaintance with Odessa: Potemkin Steps, Opera House, Vorontzov Palace, Primorsky Boulevard, Monastery of St Assumption, Cathedral of Transfiguration, Sea Port, City Hall, Deribasovskaya, Pushkinskaya Streets.
Overnight in Odessa.
Day 6 Odessa – Belgorodnestrovsk (Ukraine)-Purcari (Moldova)
Morning departure to Belgorodnestrovsk for visiting the Akkerman fortress.
Afternoon drive to Moldova. Crossing the Ukranian-Moldavian border. Drive to Purcari Touristic Complex.
Discover Moldova: Arrival at Purcari Touristic Complex and Winery for a wine tour, wine tasting, dinner and overnight. Purcari Estate is the oldest wine-estate in Moldova. You’ll visit the production, grape processing and the wine storage areas, including bottle line. Walk into the cellars where the wine is matured in oak barrels and bottles, including the Purcari wine collection.
You’ll have a possibility to taste their glorious wines and enjoy dinner on fresh air.
Overnight in Chateau Purcari.
Day 7 Purcari – Tiraspol-Tighina fortress (Transnistria)
Breakfast at touristic complex Purcari. Leave for Transnistria – back to USSR – self-proclaimed independent Republic within Moldova;s borders on the left bank of the River Nistru/Dniestr. First stop will be the city Tiraspol where you’ll get acquainted with the difficult story of this unrecognized country within another country.Transnistria tour Chisinau sightseeing
Tiraspol is the second largest city in Moldova. The city is located on the Eastern bank of the Dniester River. It was founded by the Russian general Alexandr Suvorov in 1792.
In the afternoon, before driving to Chisinau-capital of Moldova, we make a stop at Tighina fortress in Bendery town and visit the fort where the Swedish King Karl XII used to have his camping in 16th century. It’s the 16th century fortress. Its walls have survived to the present and offer an example of classic Moldavian defensive construction. Also you’ll visit the on-site museum and the War Memorial in the city of Bender.
Overnight in Chisinau.
Day 8 City tour Chisinau – Milestii Mici Wine Cellars -Manuc Bei Residence
Discover Chisinau: During this excursion you will get acquainted with the city history, will visit the historical part of our capital. You will make a stop at the monument Stefan the Great and Saint, the Bell Tower, the Triumph Arc, the Central Square and the Central Cathedral, the Parliament, the Presidency, the City Hall, and will have a pleasant walk along the Alley of Classics of Romanian Literature, visit the souvenirs’ shop; you’ll see some of our churches and cathedrals as well.
Tour to Milestii Mici winery and cellars that enters Guinness Book of Records after the largest wine collection.
See with your own eyes see their rich wine collection and an underground city. The wines stored here are made of various years’ crops, beginning with the 1968 to 1991. The “Golden Collection” of Milestii Mici contains over two million bottles of harmonious wines dating from the period of Moldavian wine making prosperity “Pinot”, “Traminer”, “Muscat”, “Riesling”, “Feteasca”, “Codru”, “Negru de Purcari”, “Trandafirul Moldovei”, “Auriu” and others. The Mileştii Mici wine was repeatedly awarded.
The excursion is followed by sampling of 3 wines and lunch in the winery tasting halls.
Departure to Hincesti for visiting an estate and manor of an Armenian merchant “Manuc Bei.
Visit the residence and hunting house of Manuc Bei.
Day 9 Cricova Underground Wine City-Orhei Vechi open-air museum complex – Curchi monastery
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive and excursion to the underground city of Cricova for visiting wine-cellars and tasting some of their precious wines and sparkling-wines.
You will have a tour along the underground tunnels of the wine-cellars, and take a train through the tunnels. You’ll see a large wine collection and you’ll get acquainted with the process of wine and wine sparkling production. The Integrated Factory Cricova is the only factory in Republic that produces sparkling wine through the classical French fermentation method – aging in bottles for up to 3 years.
All Cricova wines can be tasted in luxurious tasting halls, which are a veritable masterpiece of exquisite architecture. Tasting 4 wines with snacks.
Heading to Orhei region for visits to the cave monastery and open-air museum Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei).
Arrival in the village of Butuceni – area of the open air museum. First stop will be the local museum of Ethnography that’s typcal 19th house-museum.
Later, exploring the open-air museum area, cave monastery, visiting the ruins of the Turkish baths and the Medieval fortress in the village of Trebujeni, Gheto-Dacians heritage and others.
In the late afternoon excursion to the monastic complex Curchi in the nearby village of Buzesti.
Overnight in Chisinau.
Day 10 Chisinau – Airport Chisinau
Breakfast at hotel. Free time. Transfer to a/port Chisinau for the flight back home. Tour Belorussia-Ukraine-Moldova
Peasant’s yard, Stay with locals, Tours from Chisinau, Thematic tours, Attractions in Moldova, Soroca Fortress
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