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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 (6)


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.
Great excursion with a pleasant, highly educated and very good English speaking guide
for Veaceslav’s tour (Discover Old Orhei)
This tour was very interesting and I got a lot of information from "Slawa" Gorita. It was a very successful day for me.
He is like a living Wikipedia, he knows extremely much about Moldova.
I also had many interesting conversations with him about various other topics.
I can recommend this tour, but also any other tour with Slawa!!!

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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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