Photo credit: Joanna Millick

Waiting to Be Discovered

The quiet wallflower of Europe, Moldova is shyly emerging from the shadow of its Soviet past as a contender for prime wine country and rich cultural experiences. Wedged between Romania and Ukraine, Moldovans are ethnically related to Romanians, but over time they have adopted a Slavic way of enjoying life, which shows up especially in the increasingly hip capital, Chisinau. Life moves at a slower pace in the countryside, where livestock wanders over the unpaved village streets and most meals come from bounteous backyard gardens.

Why travel to Moldova with MIR

Travelers frequently praise us for our inspired itineraries that take them deeper into the culture and communities of the places we visit. Journey with MIR through traditional Moldovan villages, the cosmopolitan capital Chisinau, and the autonomous territory of Transdniester to discover the charms of this small, quiet nation with unspoiled countryside, rolling vineyards, and rocky hills.

  • Over 30 years of Moldova travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • National Geographic Traveler honored MIR’s small group tour, Belarus, Ukraine & Moldova, as a “Tour of a Lifetime”
  • Travel programs such as the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation (WAFEF) have chosen MIR to guide them to Moldova
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Interior of old Orhei Monastery in Orhei, Moldova. Photo credit: Gary Krosin
Blue and gold facade of the Ciuflea Monastery in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo credit: Joanna Millick
Quaint monastery in Suruceni, Moldova. Photo credit: Joanna Millick
The road less traveled in rural Moldova. Photo credit: Joanna Millick
Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, in front of the Moldovan Parliament Building in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo credit: Michel Behar
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  • Interior of old Orhei Monastery in Orhei, Moldova. Photo credit: Gary Krosin Interior of old Orhei Monastery in Orhei, Moldova. Gary Krosin
  • Blue and gold facade of the Ciuflea Monastery in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo credit: Joanna Millick Blue and gold facade of the Ciuflea Monastery in Chisinau, Moldova. Joanna Millick
  • Quaint monastery in Suruceni, Moldova. Photo credit: Joanna Millick Quaint monastery in Suruceni, Moldova. Joanna Millick
  • The road less traveled in rural Moldova. Photo credit: Joanna Millick The road less traveled in rural Moldova. Joanna Millick
  • Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, in front of the Moldovan Parliament Building in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo credit: Michel Behar Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places To See Before You Die, in front of the Moldovan Parliament Building in Chisinau, Moldova. Michel Behar
  • Dedication to a life of study in the monasteries of Moldova. Photo credit: Michel Behar Dedication to a life of study in the monasteries of Moldova. Michel Behar
  • Inside the Cricova Winery, Moldova. Photo credit: Michel Behar Inside the Cricova Winery, Moldova. Michel Behar
  • Practitioner inside the Nativity Cathedral in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo credit: Richard Fejfar Practitioner inside the Nativity Cathedral in Chisinau, Moldova. Richard Fejfar
  • Bendery Fortress, Transdniester, Moldova. Photo credit: Richard Fejfar Bendery Fortress, Transdniester, Moldova. Richard Fejfar
  • Traditional dance in Moldova. Photo credit: Richard Fejfar Traditional dance in Moldova. Richard Fejfar

Traveler Reviews

  • "Milesti Mici’s ‘Golden Collection’ of wines was very impressive and totally unknown to use since they only operated in the Soviet Union in the past."

    J. & P. Chen

    Monterey Park, CA