Come to Moldova, the Easternmost from the European continent, a place where the Russian influence is still present, although the country gained the independence over 30 years ago.
Continue to Romania, a “latin island surrounded by a Slavic Sea”, a country famous for its rich history and awesome people. Stunning landscapes, the most scenic mountain road from the world, some marvelous UNESCO monuments and a splendid Saxon medieval heritage.
Cross the Danube River in Bulgaria. Visit its capital, Sofia, or the Constantine Emperor’s “Third Rome”, enjoy the flavor of the rose oil or be amazed by the old history, rich in marvelous testimonies from the Trachian and Roman times.
In Moldova feel free and explore the world’s deepest wine cellars, Mileștii Mici and Cricova, both of which are shown to visiting world leaders. Feel a glimpse of the Moldovan country side – old traditions, testimonies of old inhabitance and religious assets, wild natural sceneries, local delicious food: Orheiul Vechi National – Cultural Reserve.
In Romania you have the opportunity to see: the astonishing Transylvania with its castles and fortresses surrounded by myth and legend such as one of the famous Dracula, medieval cities like Sighisoara (UNESCO – the last European citadel still inhabited), the calm and wonderful Brasov (the former commercial capital of the Saxons during the Middle Ages), or some reminders of Communism like the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest.
Bulgaria attracts with its marvelous testimonies of the antiquity – the Thracian remains or the Roman vestiges (Kazanlak – the valley of the Thracian kings), Plovdiv and Sofia (where the Romans left rich proofs of inhabitance), or the former capital from the Medieval times, Veliko Tarnovo. Nevertheless, food is something we cannot miss, either we’re in Moldova, Romania or Bulgaria: rich in tasty flavors and dishes; don’t miss the local recipes!
Moldova’s Highlights of the tour:
- Chisinau (the Moldova capital), the “white city” surrounded by famous wineries;
- Millesti Mici and Cricova Cellars, the world’s deepest wine cellars, housing extensive tunnels underneath and producing excellent wines;
- Orheiul Vechi village, the old and traditional image of Moldova from the Medieval times.
Romania’s Highlights of the tour:
- The three most famous medieval Saxon cities from Transylvania:
- Sibiu (“the town that sees and hears everything” – you’ll find out why!);
- Sighisoara (the best preserved medieval citadel in SE Europe, UNESCO site and also the birthplace of Dracula);
- Brasov, the pearl of the medieval cities in Romania;
- Best castles as Bran – Dracula’s Castle, and Peles Castle – the most beautiful palace in Europe – a masterpiece of his time;
- Painted Monasteries (UNESCO) from Bukovina Region;
- Wooden Churces (UNESCO) from Maramures region;
- Alba Carolina Citadel, the biggest European Medieval Vauban type stronghold;
- Bucharest – the capital!
Bulgaria’s Highlights of the tour:
- Veliko Tarnovo, often referred to as the "City of the Tsars"
- Sofia, the capital city;
- Plovdiv, the oldest city in Europe and sixth oldest in the world, with a history dating back more than 6.000 years;
- Rila Monastery, the oldest in the Slav world and still the largest active religious center in Bulgaria.