2 Excursions in One Day - Cricova Winery and Tiraspol Transnistria
Excursion to Cricova winery and Tiraspol city, Transnistria, 2 excursions in one day. You will depart to one of the most fascinating places in the world, Cricova cellars. Founded in 1952, the cellars are situated underneath the small Cricova town and form an underground city.
Your trip will continue in the Transnistria region, Tiraspol city, the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The town was founded thanks to the Peace Treaty of Jassy, which was concluded after the Russian-Turkish War (1787-1791) between Turkey and Russia.
In the morning, after breakfast, you will departure to one of the most fascinating wonders of the world - Cricova cellars, that was founded in 1952. They are situated under of the small Cricova town and those cellars form an underground city. The basements were formed after limestone extraction from the mines. Later, from cellars winemakers formed avenues and streets with wine, which are stored in the surrounding niches: Cabernet, Aligote, Sauvignon, etc. These avenues and streets have a length of 120 km in total.
The excursion at Cricova winery is 2-3 hours and includes a tour along the streets of the underground city, a visit to the production areas for manufacturing of vintage wines and classic champagne, State Collection, the "Tasting Halls" and a wine tasting that includes 4 types of wines.
Your trip will continue in Transnistria region to Tiraspol city, the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. According to this Treaty, Turkey ceded Russia the region of Ochakov that included the land between the rivers Dniester and Southern Bug. Empress Ecatherine II, wishing to strengthen the border on the left bank of the Dniester, entrusts the governor V.Kahovsky "overlook the land between the Bug and the Dniester" and prepare proposals for its administrative and territorial structure. About his calculations, V.Kahovsky reported to St. Petersburg: “New created fortress would be a means to attract new residents to the city, and the city where will opened trading days and trade fairs will be beneficial to the fortress”.
Technical information: Extent of the round-trip route - 170 km, duration 7- 8 hours (taking into account transfer time).
If you wish, you can stop for dinner or lunch in one of the best restaurants in Tiraspol (additional cost).