Central & East Europe

Design Your Own Trip to Moldova

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Plot Your Own Path


Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.

Want to explore the break-away region of Trandsniester, a time capsule of a by-gone Soviet era? How about visiting a local school to learn more about the Moldovan educational system and chat with some schoolchildren about their lives? Need suggestions?

To get started planning a Moldova itinerary, read more about how to design your own trip. Also keep in mind that you can customize any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Signature Experiences

Discover the delights of Moldova through our signature experiences. Use the below as a source of inspiration, then get in touch with a MIR Private Journey Specialist to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Learn how Moldovans weave baskets from natural materials found in the region at a basketry master class with a skilled basket-weaver.
  • Enjoy Moldovan hospitality over delicious food and top-notch wine straight from the cellar with the owners of Et Cetera Winery inside their cozy home. Learn the backstory of how they created their award-winning family-run winery.
  • Discover how Moldovans decorate eggs with traditional designs. An artist leads you step-by-step through drawing the pattern, coating the egg in hot wax, and dipping it in colors.
  • Meet with a monk at Orheiul Vechi Monastery to learn about the position of the Orthodox Church during Soviet times.

Private Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive trip that captures all the highlights, or something more in depth and out of the ordinary, MIR’s Private Journeys specialists can design a one-of-a-kind itinerary with your choice of dates for you, your family, or your group of friends. Get in touch with us to design your perfect journey.



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Traveler Reviews

  • "[My favorite part was] lunch with the local family in Orhei. I really enjoyed the interaction with the local people."

    S. Negler

    Farmington, UT

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