Did you know that the two largest wine cellars in the world are in Moldova? Moreover, you can visit them both in the same day. Take advantage now of this half-day tour at the largest wine cellars in Moldova and enjoy travelling through the huge underground labyrinths of Milestii Mici (200 km) and Cricova (120 km) wine cellars that seem true underground wine cities. You will enjoy an excursion and wine tasting at Milestii Mici and Cricova wineries during which you will discover the wonders of these places. During lunch at Cricova’s restaurant, you will taste some of the Moldovan traditional dishes.Individual travel request form Enjoy a private tour Group travel request form Join a group tour
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Milestii Mici and Cricova - the largest underground wine cellars in the worldChisinau - Milestii Mici - Cricova - Chisinau
In the morning, you will take a ride to Milestii Mici winery located at a depth of 40-85 m in Milestii Mici village. Measuring about 200 km, Milestii Mici is the largest wine cellar in the world. All its underground streets make up the largest network of caves ever dug by a human being, which appeared after the extraction of limestone deposits. The winery holds an impressive collection of more than 2 million bottles. The "Golden Collection" of Milestii Mici winery, which has over 1,5 million bottles, is the pride of the whole country, as in August, 2005, it was registered in the Guinness World Records as the biggest wine collection in the world. You will feel like a king/ queen here, admiring the beauty of this place and tasting wines in which you will feel the fire of sun and vigor of earth.
Next, you will discover Cricova – the second largest wine cellar in the world and the only wine more enterprise that was awarded the highest state prize “The Order of the Republic” and has been declared by law a national cultural heritage. During the excursion at Cricova winery in the tourist train, at a depth of 80 m, you will discover the wonders of this place. Cricova underground galleries are formed by over seventy streets covering an area of nearly 120 km, each bearing Bacchic names: Sauvignon, Cabernet, Cahors, etc. The jewel of the underground treasure is the National Collection, including over 600 types of wine totaling about 1 million bottles. Here you will admire the oldest bottle of wine - "Jewish Easter Wine", dating from 1902, discover the tastes of Cricova wines and enjoy a traditional lunch.
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- Excursion and tasting of 3 types of wine at Milestii Mici winery;
- Excursion and tasting of 4 types of wine at Cricova winery;
- Lunch at Cricova’s restaurant;
- Transportation during the entire itinerary;
- Local English speaking guide at the wineries.