Central & East Europe

Design Your Own Trip to Moldova

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Handcrafted, Private Tours to Moldova


You want to do things your way. We get it. MIR has been planning custom, private tours from scratch for over three decades, and we understand just how important flexibility is in travel.

Traveling privately on a custom private tour affords a great deal of flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, to go at your own pace, and to travel when it’s right for you.

How does it work? We’ll connect you with one of our Private Tour Designers so that you can share your vision and expectations with us.

We’ll ask you questions to better learn about your interests: 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?

We’ll share our extensive experience in the region – and our suggestions. And then we’ll dig into it and custom-craft a private tour itinerary for your review. Give us a call at 800-424-7289 to get started, or click here to be on your way.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Moldova. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Tour Designers to craft an itinerary that’s 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.

Suggested Private Tours

And if you don’t feel that a fully-customized trip is what you seek, we’ve got the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers suggested private tours that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Need a bit more encouragement? Or want a better lay of the land? Read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize and tweak any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.



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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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