Discover Cricova & Milestii Mici Wineries - in Chișinău - LikeALocal Guide

Discover Cricova & Milestii Mici Wineries


90 EUR

You will get an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine productions in Moldova - the wine cellars "Milestii Mici" and Cricova. They represent unique underground cities well-known all over the world by its huge labyrinths of streets, & especially by its excellent wines.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Veaceslav

I graduated from the Faculty of Tourism at the Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova and have worked for 2 years as a tourism manager in local travel agencies. But I soon decided to pursue a career as a Tour Guide to combine my profession with my passion: traveling and outdoor, because I am not a follower of office work. This led me to study to obtain a license as a travel guide.

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  • Get to know the steps to wine tasting and try great wines
  • Discover the "Golden Collection" of Mileștii Mici Winery
  • Enjoy a city tour of Chisinau, the Moldavian capital
  • You will be taken in Cricova wine tunnels by small electric trains

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Cricova Winery is situated at a depth of 60-80 meters, representing a real underground city. The Moldavian cellars where Vladimir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them. You will also find Herman Goering’s private collection, taken by the Red Army from Berlin in 1945. Considered to be the pearl of Moldovan winemaking, Cricova is the founder of production of high-quality elite wines.

Milestii Mici Winery - is the largest underground cave network with the biggest collection of wine in the world.
"Golden Collection" - the world largest collection of bottles with vine, as evidenced by the fact that there are stored the best valuable wines! Visitors have the unique opportunity to walk along the cool, dark galleries & avenues where big barrels are placed. The wine bottles, covered with noble dust are expecting for the day to be enjoyed.

So let's go and explore the symbols of Moldovan winemaking!

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What’s included & not included

  • English speaking guide
  • transportation
  • hotel pickup and drop off
  • Wine Tasting
  • entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs

Meeting point

Stephen the Great Monument, Arch of Triumph, tourist accommodation address.

Reviews from travellers (3)


Great Day at 2 Moldovan Wineries
Insightful and fun tour
Veaceslav was on time and the tour I went to provided a lot of insight into Moldovan culture. Even though one of the wine tours was cut short due to a technical problem, I highly recommend the wine tour as it was great fun and informative! :)
Excellent winery tour
Very well organised throughout with some beautiful wines to sample.
Our guide was very punctual and knowledgable and made the tour that much better. Would recommend highly doing this trip!

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Very Insightful Tour of Tiraspol!
A thoroughly enjoyable day exploring a completely unique place in Transnistria. My tour guide was very informative and friendly; having been the only person on my tour I felt in good company and enjoyed the flexibility and insight of the tour.

Would certainly recommend the tour to anyone considering it!

To anyone with reserves over crossing the border - for me it was a quick and straightforward process, which the guide helped with.
Fantastic and Informative Tour
I booked this tour last minute and was extremely happy that I was able to visit Transnistria. Communication from the start was excellent and all questions I had were answered. My tour guide was Marcel, who was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Marcel showed me all of the highlights of Transnistria, as well as any quick detours that we found along the way.

If you are ever in Moldova, I would highly recommend using this tour company!
Better than we expected!
Veaceslav is such a nice and attentive guide. He picked us up at the hotel and drive us first to Bendery and after to Tiraspol.
We had a lot of interesting historical information which made us feel like we were having history classes in loco.
We tried local food in a really Soviet restaurant which made our experience even more complete.
Finally, we strongly recommend the tour! :)
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