8-Day Culinary and Wine Tour in Moldova

You probably didn't know this, but Romanians love eating and drinking!

Benefiting from rich, fertile lands and a strong rural lifestyle and history, Romanian cuisine is dominated by products and dishes made with peasant (farmer) food: garden vegetables, livestock meat, dairies, nuts and fruits, all transformed into delicious traditional dishes such as sarmale, ciorba (sour soup), stews, cured meats, matured cheeses, fruity cakes or jams!

What's more, Romanian gastronomy drew heavy influences from its neighbors, particularly Hungarian, Turkish or Slavic, so you will find some similarities or even familiar adaptations.

There you go: explore our 8 day delicious tour, garnered with unbeatable surprises and unique experiences!

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$3,223

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Transportation in Vehicle with A/C and WiFi
    • Entry/Admission - Soft&Grace
    • Entry/Admission - Iasi Historical Town
    • Entry/Admission - Casa de Vinuri Cotnari - Crama Axinte
    • Entry/Admission - Dragomirna Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Putna Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - The Black Ceramics of Marginea
    • Entry/Admission - Sucevita Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Moldovita Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Muzeul International al Oualor Lucia Condrea
    • Entry/Admission - Manastirea Voronet
    • Entry/Admission - Neamt Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Zimbra Reserve Dragos Voda
    • Entry/Admission - Neamt Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Agapia Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Parcul National Ceahlau
    • Entry/Admission - Vulcanii Noroiosi (Muddy Volcanoes)
    What's excluded :
    • Souvenirs

  • Day 1: Day 1 to Iasi

    Stop At: Iasi, Iasi, Iasi County, Northeast Romania
    Iaşi (pronounced yashy) is the second city of Romania after Bucharest, the national capital, by population and in cultural, historical and academic importance. It is the second largest university centre in Romania. It has a population of just under half a million people, swelling greatly when the town's several universities are in session.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Soft&Grace, Strada Sărărie Nr. 98, Iași, Romania
    Cooking as a therapy and great new experience!

    Learn basics of how to barbecue - the Romanian traditional style - together with a exquisite wine tasting and lot of joy.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Pork ribs carefully chosen and cooked slowly in the oven to keep their taste and tenderness, Fire Ribs special sauce.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Majestic Hotel: a very convenient location with an exquisite luxurious feeling.

    Day 2: Day 2 Iasi to Suceava

    Stop At: Iasi Historical Town, Bulevardul Stefan cel Mare si Sfant 1, Iasi 700124 Romania
    Guided tour of the old town Iasi - special visit in the catacombs under the Metropolitan Church of Moldova.

    During our 4 hour guided tour we'll see (amongst others):
    Culture Palace
    Moldova National History Museum
    Ethnographic Museum of Moldova
    Art Museum
    Copou Park
    Anastasie Fătu Botanical Garden
    Metropolitan Church of Moldova and Bukovina
    Elisabeta Esplanade (Râpa Galbenă)
    Hut Ion Creanga

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Casa de Vinuri Cotnari - Crama Axinte, DJ281C, Cotnari 707120, Romania
    Special wine tasting session with surprise wine blending!

    The Cotnari vineyard is part of the wine-growing region of Moldavia’s Plateau, being one of Europe’s most famous vineyards, with a history of about 2,000 years and an area of 1,750 hectares, combining the natural factors (relief, climate, soil) with that of human factors (folk traditions, know-how, etc.).
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Traditional Moldavian plateaus - wine & dine
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Pensiunea Santa Fe Suceava

    Day 3: Day 3 around Suceava

    Stop At: Dragomirna Monastery, Suceava Romania
    The Dragomirna Monastery was built during the first three decades of the 17th century, 15 km from Suceava, in Mitocu Dragomirnei commune. It is the tallest medieval monastery in Bucovina and renowned in Orthodox architecture for its unique proportions and intricate details, mostly carved into stone. It lies among forested hills of fir and oak.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dragomirna, Dragomirna, Suceava County, Northeast Romania
    Special Medieval Monster BBQ - in the vineyard, next to the forests of the Monastery.

    One of the most unique and special meals and food experiences of any trip to Romania.

    The entire concept is straight farm to table, where nearly everything they serve, from the meat to the vegetables and seasoning, are grown, produced, and aged, on location at the farm.

    Medieval BBQ Cooking - Not only is the food fresh and local, but they strive to cook things in the ancient way, they way their ancestors cooked - over fire, rustic, iron, and huge portions of Romanian food.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Back overnight at Pensiunea Santa Fe Suceava

    Day 4: Day 4 Suceava to Gura Humorului

    Stop At: Putna Monastery, Strada Principala 201, Putna 727455 Romania
    The Putna monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Putna) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery, one of the most important cultural, religious and artistic centers established in medieval Moldavia; as with many others, it was built and dedicated by Prince Stephen the Great. Putna was founded on the lands perambulated by the Putna (which has its source in the Obcina Mare mountains, Bukovina). Stephen the Great is famous for building and influencing the building of dozens of churches and monasteries all over Moldavia (allegedly, he founded a religious edifice after each important military victory). The Putna Monastery houses the tombs of Stephen —nowadays, a place of pilgrimage —, and several of his family members. The icon veils and tombstones are held as fine examples of Moldavian art in Stephen the Great’s time.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Black Ceramics of Marginea, DN17A, Marginea 727345, Romania
    Pottery initiation experience, with people of all ages. Great impact - come in direct contact with clay, develops new skills, imagination and relax.

    Amazing experience and great surprises ready for you when here!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Sucevita Monastery, Dn17a 169, Sucevita 727510 Romania
    Sucevita Monastery: The Masterpiece of Painted Churches

    One of the must-see cultural attractions from Romania, the colorful image of Sucevita Monastery will stay with you for many years to come after you’ve seen it.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at La Bucovineanca - spacious rooms and suites, outdoor pool, children’s playground

    Day 5: Day 5 around Gura Humorului

    Stop At: Moldovita Monastery, Vatra Moldovitei 727595 Romania
    Strong monastic drinks tasting!

    The Moldovița Monastery (Romanian: Mânăstirea Moldovița) is a Romanian Orthodox monastery situated in the commune of Vatra Moldoviței, Suceava County, Moldavia, Romania. The Monastery of Moldovița was built in 1532 by Petru Rareș, who was Stefan the Great's (in Romanian Ștefan cel Mare) illegitimate son. It was founded as a protective barrier against the Muslim Ottoman conquerors from the East.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Muzeul International al Oualor Lucia Condrea, Stadionului Street 87, Moldovita 727385 Romania
    Special workshop: Learn master craft skills painting eggs - the traditional Romanian way!
    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Manastirea Voronet, Strada Voronet 166, Voronet 725301 Romania
    The Voroneț Monastery is a medieval monastery in the Romanian village of Voroneț, now a part of the town Gura Humorului. It is one of the famous painted monasteries from southern Bukovina, in Suceava County.
    The church is one of the Painted churches of Moldavia listed in UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Back 1 night at La Bucovineanca

    Day 6: Day 6 in the lands of Neamt

    Stop At: Neamt Fortress, 1 Arcasului st. Romania
    Neamț Citadel (Romanian: Cetatea Neamț or Cetatea Neamțului) is a medieval fortress located in north-eastern part of Romania, near Târgu Neamț, Neamț County. It was built in 14th century Moldavia during Petru I of Moldavia's reign and expanded in the 15th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zimbra Reserve Dragos Voda, Piatra Neamt Romania
    Bison Reservation Dragos Voda is one of the largest and most representative reserves in Europe and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Neamt County.

    Our SPECIAL here: bison photo session and tracking
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Neamt Monastery, Road 155C, Vanatori-Neamt 617500 Romania
    The Neamț Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Neamț) is a Romanian Orthodox religious settlement, one of the oldest and most important of its kind in Romania. It was built in the 15th century, and it is an example of medieval Moldavian architecture. A jewel of 15th-century architecture, the church was built during Ştefan cel Mare's reign and finished in the year when the Moldavian army won the battle against King John Albert (1497).
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vanatori-Neamt, Vanatori-Neamt, Neamt County, Northeast Romania
    A great experience to enjoy and discover traditional monastic meals (not during lent) - as they are from centuries!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Agapia Monastery, Dn15f Romania
    Agapia Monastery is one of the largest nunneries in Romania, having 300–400 nuns and ranking second place in population after Văratec Monastery.

    We'll taste the secret recipes of the nuns: fruit strong drinks, sweets and jams
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Pensiunea Eden:traditional rooms fitted with solid wood furniture and traditional fabrics

    Day 7: Day 7 Ceahlau to the lands of Vrancea

    Stop At: Piatra Neamt, Piatra Neamt, Neamt County, Northeast Romania
    Short tour of one of the most picturesque cities in Romania
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Parcul National Ceahlau, Dj155f, Durau Romania
    One of the most famous mountains of Romania. Ceahlău National Park shelters a large variety of flora and fauna; some of the species are endemic or rarely seen elsewhere in Romania.

    Special for our tour, Ceahlau is also about great traditional barbecue and traditional Romanian dishes - food & drink tasting experience.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Panciu, Romania
    Domeniile Panciu Winery and Resort: wine & dine total experience
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a quiet and beautiful place - inside the winery.

    Day 8: Day 8 Muddy Volcanoes and back home

    Stop At: Odobesti, Odobesti, Vrancea County, Southeast Romania
    Odobeşti (Romanian pronunciation: [odoˈbeʃtʲ]) is a town in Vrancea County, Romania - famous for the well-known Odobesti Vineyard.

    Wine Tasting extraordinary!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cotesti, Cotesti, Vrancea County, Southeast Romania
    The land of grapes and wine - so, naturally, we have to taste those wines!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vulcanii Noroiosi (Muddy Volcanoes), Paclele Mari, Berca 127035 Romania
    The Mud Volcanoes from Berca are a wonderful all seasons destination for anyone, families with kids or geology and nature enthusiasts. Seeing these mud volcanoes is like an open-air geography lesson for students of all ages where you get to learn just how powerful and amazing nature really is.

    Exploring the Berca Mud Volcanoes is a unique experience for all your senses so be sure to take your camera to catch at least the visual memory of this rare and strange sight.

    SPECIAL: food and drinks taste experience: the famous "Plescoi sausages" and BBQ mutton ribs
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Romanian Athenaeum, 1, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1-3, București 030167, Romania
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Custom Travel Romania

Activity ID: V-269223P5

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