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Discover Old Orhei


30 EUR

Take the opportunity to visit the most valuable tourist site of Moldova - Old Orhei, a natural and historical complex in the open air. Also visit Orhei city with its famous Château Vartely Winery.

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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  • Visit the tourist complex of Old Orhei
  • Cave monastery in Butuceni village
  • Walk through the village of Butuceni
  • Lunch in a local pension with national food and wine
  • Historical sites of Orhei City
  • Chateau Vartely Winery, famous for its touristic complex

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Start point from center of Chisinau to Old Orhei.
Upon arrival, go out and visit the popular Old Orhei with its famous cave monastery, the house museum from 19 century, ruins of Tartars city (14th - 16th centuries).
Have lunch in a local restaurant

Also, visit and explore Orhei City. Take a walk in the center of Orhei, with the monument of a Moldavian governor - Vasile Lupu, "Sfantul Dumitru" cathedral (17th century), Roman Catholic Church of the Dormition of the Virgin, and Pushkin Central Park.
In Orhei we can visit Château Vartely Winery, famous for its wonderful tourist complex.

End of the tour and back to Chisinau.

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What’s included & not included

  • Guide services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance
  • Entry tickets
  • Food
  • Other expenses

Meeting point

Arch of Triumph, the Monument of Stephen the Great etc

Reviews from travellers (5)


Great mix of experience
for Veaceslav’s tour (Discover Old Orhei)
In this trip we enjoyed professional guide of a very friendly local. He showed us great views, churches, rural life, historical sites. We even had some de-tours to eat walnuts growing in Moldova:) And of course, Old Orhei is a must-see if you are visiting Moldova!
Rewarding day out in Old Orhei
for Veaceslav’s tour (Discover Old Orhei)
The tour turned out to be even better than I expected and was a wonderful experience of immersion into Moldavian history and culture. Veaceslav was perfectly on time in picking me up at my hotel and within minutes was already pointing out all the significant sites around Chisanau as we drove out the city. I soaked up the narratives on different villages, the explanations of various periods of Moldavian history, geopolitics and traditions. Veaceslav was definitely extremely knowledgeable and his friendly demeanor and natural rapport made this the perfect private tour. He also helped me take some wonderful photos for the memories. i enjoyed the visits to the Curchi monastery, the Turkish bath and Butuceni village with its cave monasteries and traditional peasant lodgings. The tour ended with a delectable lunch at one of the pensions in the village where all the food was locally sourced. I highly recommend this tour And assure anyone booking this that they will have as wonderful an experience as I did with Veaceslav! Hope to be able to come back to Moldova soon and do another tour with him.
Excellent guide and tour
for Veaceslav’s tour (Discover Old Orhei)
I really enjoyed my tour with Veaceslav, he is incredibly well informed, attentive and fun to explore the country with. Highly recommended

This operator has 11 reviews for other tours


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! :)
Awesome experience
I had a really good experience visiting Transnistria with Veaceslav. I came alone to Chisinau from Bucarest to visit this country, As it was sometimes described as a dangerous place on the Internet, I felt way more confident visiting it with a local.
Finally, it turned out to be a pretty safe and peaceful place ! But it is still the "sovietic style" place I'd expected it to be.
Veaceslav is an excellent guide, he knows everything there's to know about the country : traditions, politics, economy, hitsory, … I definitely recommend !
Amazing tour!!
We booked a tour to Transnistria and Milesti Micii winery, and it all went great! The tour itself is amazing, and Veaceslav gave us the best interaction and information we could’ve asked for, driving us safely in a very comfortable car.
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