Moldova may not be a country that immediately springs to mind as a tourist destination, but this tiny country is a fascinating former part of the Soviet Union, and visitors will find an old and interesting culture and history to explore. Hotels in Moldova include some high-end accommodations as well as some mid-range and budget options. Making reservations early is the best way to get cheap hotel deals in Moldova.
The country’s capital, Chisinau, has a surprising number of green spaces as well as unusual museums including the Pushkin Museum that documents the writer’s brief stay in the city, along with and the Museums of Archeology and Ethnology. The Milestii Mici winery just outside of the city has the largest wine cellar in the world and includes an underground restaurant. In fact, wine is quite popular throughout the country, and some Moldova hotel packages may include tours of wine country set amid gentle rolling green hills. Moldova hotels may also assist travellers who would like to book these or other types of tours as well as advise on the top tour companies.
Other attractions outside of the capital city include the country’s monasteries such as the cave monastery of Orheiul Vechi that dates back to the 13th century. The monastery is literally dug into the limestone cliff, and after being inhabited for four centuries, it was abandoned until 1996 when monks moved back in and began restoring it. Further afield from Moldova, visitors will find the well-preserved Soroco fort built in 1499 in the city of the same name. Soroco is also known as the Romani capital of Europe and has many colourful Roma houses. It may be easier to get a cheap Moldova hotel deal here and in other areas outside of Chisinau where prices for rooms can be fairly expensive.
Moldova also has several nature preserves and a number of outdoor activities available. Some tours may offer a special discount or good rates for groups or at certain times of year. For particularly adventurous travellers, Transnistria is a disputed region fighting for independence in the northern part of the country, and while there are travel advisories for the area, some tours will take visitors to visit the city of Tiraspol as well as the local monasteries and wineries. Moldova hotel deals might include Tiraspol, but the area is more commonly, safely and easily visited as a day trip.
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