Summary

Do you like the taste of fresh fruits? During the Fruit Picking Tour in Moldova (season: 15 July - 15 August 2021), you can get them right from the plant! You will have the opportunity to visit farms where watermelons, blueberries, peaches, apricots, grapes and blackberries grow and pick the fruits. When the fruits are ripe, they are simply delicious and impossible not to be tasted. Don’t miss the chance to head out to the fields in Moldova, pick fruits and bring some for yourself. The sweet taste makes them excellent for jams, pies and pastries. If you opt for a private tour, it can be customized according to your preferences.

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Alla

Alla

Local travel expert in Moldova

I am a representative of a local tour operator in Moldova that has over 10 years experience in the organization of travel. I mainly specialize in wine, gastronomic and cultural tours around Moldova.

Itinerary


On arrival at Chisinau International Airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Chisinau. After settling in, you can have a walk through downtown and explore the city centre on your own.

Optional (not included in the price):
- Sparkling wine tasting paired with local fruits at a wine bar;
- Dinner at a local restaurant.

In the morning, you will travel to Dolna, where you will enjoy an excursion and blueberry picking at LollyBerry fields. LollyBerry company owns 30 hectares of land, 10 of which are planted with blueberries. Blueberry varieties such as Duke, Bluecrop, Bluegold, Brigitta were purchased from Poland.
You’ll get the possibility not only to walk through the plantation but also to learn from the owner how blueberries are grown and what is the best way to pick them.

Next, you will be transferred to Cioresti village and have an excursion with pottery masterclass at the Pottery house of Zaharia Triboi. With more than 25 years of experience in the art of pottery, Zaharia Triboi is gifted with unique abilities in processing clay and ceramics. The master adheres to the principles of authenticity, tradition and artistic value. For Zaharia Triboi, clay is a natural embodiment of the heart and soul, a more pathway to immortality.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy lunch at Iulia Axente guesthouse in Cioresti village.

After lunch, you will travel to Micleuseni village. Here you will enjoy an excursion with honey tasting at “Conacul Mierii” (Honey Manor) guesthouse where actually, in a small bees kingdom, with a bunch of beehives in the garden, the householder will disclose with patience all the secrets of a bee’s family.

In the evening, you will be transferred to the hotel in Chisinau.

Optional (not included in the price):
- Dinner at a local restaurant;
- Local beer tasting;
- Excursion with wine tasting at Cricova underground wine cellars (120 km).

The day will begin with a visit at a watermelon farm in Congazcicul de Jos village.

Next, you will travel to Copceac village where you will have lunch at the canteen of Kolkhoz Pobeda.

After lunch, you will enjoy an excursion at Kolkhoz Pobeda collective farm where you will feel like you travel back in time to Soviet period. Copceac village is one of the last existing places in the world where the villagers work in collective farms for the prosperity of the village. Here you will get the chance to visit the peach orchards and pick sweet and tasteful peaches, apricots and grapes.

You will continue your trip to Vinuri de Comrat winery, which is the oldest winery of southern Moldova. Here you will discover the tastes of Vinuri de Comrat wines and Gagauz dishes during the dinner. For over 100 years the winemakers of Comrat have been preserved and transmitted from generation to more generation the classical traditions of making fresh and naturally elegant wines based on the unique winemaking technology characteristic for the south of Moldova. Its portfolio lists more than 50 collections of wine, however, it is very famous for the Cahors wine.

After dinner, you will be transferred to the hotel in Chisinau.

The day will begin with a visit at the Eco Local Farmers’ Market where you will have the opportunity to try and buy high-quality biological products directly from local farmers and producers such as nuts, almonds, honey, greens of various kinds, fruits and vegetables grown in the most ecological conditions.
You will have lunch at Horesti church near the lake where you will taste local traditional meals while admiring a very picturesque view over the lake.

After lunch, you will visit the blackberry farm and harvest blackberries in Tipala village. When the summer rolls around, you can get the fruits right from the bush! When the blackberries ripen, they are very delicious and you will get the chance to head out to the fields, pick them and bring some for yourself. The sweet taste makes them excellent for jams, pies and pastries.

Next, you will visit Asconi winery founded in 1994 more and located in Puhoi village. The winery achieved a lot due to modern wine making technologies. Nowadays at Asconi estate European varieties are grown, but special attention is paid to indigenous varieties such as Rara Neagra, Feteasca, etc. One of the features of Asconi winery is that they pick up the grapes mechanically at night when the grapes are still cold. During the excursion and wine tasting at the winery, you will be able to discover the wonders of this place.

In the evening, you will be transferred to the hotel in Chisinau.

Optional (not included in the price): dinner at a traditional restaurant with folk music.

On departure day, you will be transferred from the hotel to Chisinau International Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have the option to explore Chisinau for a while on your own in the morning and buy some souvenirs.

Prices

Travel dates

15 July - 15 August 2021

Upon request

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

4 Pers.

8 Pers.

Astoria Hotel 3*

756€

523€

420€

Jumbo Hotel 4*

771€

537€

434€

Bristol Central Park Hotel 4*

843€

609€

506€

Nobil Luxury Boutique Hotel 5*

939€

705€

602€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 4 Pers. 8 Pers.

15 July - 15 August 2021

Upon request

Astoria Hotel 3* 756€ 523€ 420€
Jumbo Hotel 4* 771€ 537€ 434€
Bristol Central Park Hotel 4* 843€ 609€ 506€
Nobil Luxury Boutique Hotel 5* 939€ 705€ 602€

What's Included

  • 4 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at the hotel of your choice in Chisinau;
  • Breakfast at the hotel;
  • Lunch on day 2, 3, 4 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 3 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • Tasting of 6 types of wine at Vinuri de Comrat winery and 5 types of wine at Asconi winery;
  • Honey tasting at “Conacul Mierii” (Honey Manor) guesthouse;
  • Pottery masterclass at the Pottery house of Zaharia Triboi;
  • Fruit picking according to the itinerary;
  • Transportation during the entire itinerary;
  • English speaking guide.

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