Welcome to Soroca


In addition to the town's historical role, Soroca is home to a sizable Roma community and is commonly regarded as Moldova's unofficial 'Roma capital'. The incredibly gaudy, fantastical mansions of the Roma 'kings' that line the streets up on the hill above the centre are a sight to behold.


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$780 Cultural & Theme Tours

Discovery Moldovain 8 days Country Tour

Country Tour Moldova 8 days tourfrom 570$ / per personDay 1: ChisinauArriving in Chisinau, the capital of  Moldova. Transfer to the hotel. The walking tour of the city center: the main street of the capital – Stefan cel Mare, the Central Cathedral, the Parliament building, the alley of the literature park of Stefan cel Mare.Day 2: Hincu – Capriana – Milestii Mici Winery:After breakfast at the hotel, visiting monastery Hincu, located in picturesque Codri forest, being a favorite place for pilgrims and tourists. And visit of monastery Capriana (15th cent.), which is the residence of the metropolitan bishop and the symbol of national revival. Excursion to Milestii Mici – the largest wine “underground city” in Europe which is in the Guiness Book (length – 200 km). Then wine tasting. Return to Chisinau.Day 3: Cricova Winery – Orheiul Vechi –  Eco villa from ButuceniStarting the excursion with visiting Cricova cellars, which contains the biggest collection of exclusive wines. Visiting Orheiul Vechi region (museum on the open air) – the unique cave monastery (13th cent.), carved in limestone rock – the part of the picturesque landscape. Day 4: Transnistria:Departure to the left bank of the Dniester River, Transnistria. Visit of War Memorial, Bender fortress, where Charles XII stayed with his army, but now this territory is used by 14 Russian army. Sightseeing tour of Transnistria “capital” – Tiraspol, the monument of Lenin, Suvorov and Ekaterina II. Return to Chisinau.Day 5: Purcari – Et Cetera family Winery:Visit to Purcari’s Winery. Wine-tour of cellars and tasting of wine, such as “Negru de Purcari” and “Rosu de Purcari, which were delivered to the Queen’s court. After this we can visit the only one family winery in Moldova- Et Cetera- for wine tasting of wines from tanks and barrels, run by the winemaker himself. Return to Chisinau.Day 6: Soroca – Gypsy Hill:Tour to the north part (200 km) in the Soroca city. Visit of the medieval fortress of the original design, which played an important  and key role in defensive battle against the Turks. The monument called -“the Candle of Gratitude”. Visit of the Gypsy district with their life. Return to Chisinau.Soroca Fortress.Tour to Gagauzia area, inhabited by the Gagauzians and Bulgarians. Short sightseeing tour of the capital of Gagauzia-Comrat. National Gagauz history and ethnographic museum   “D. Cara-Ciobanu” in Beshalma introduces the history and culture of the Bulgarians and Gagauzians south of Moldova. Return to Chisinau.Day 8: Chisinau:Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure from the country.

$139.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Tour to Soroca Town

A fortress Soroca - the Moldavian fortress of XV century, in the city of Soroci. The Fortress settles down on right coast of the river Dnestrs, in the city of Soroki, approximately in 160 km to the north from Kishinev. History: Stefan the Great to resist to attacks the Turk, Tatars and other enemies, in 1499 has constructed on a place of Genoa fort Olhonia a wooden fortress of the square form.Soroca is located 100 miles north of Chishinau, close to the Ukrainian border. During 2.5 hour drive you will enjoy beautiful landscapes of Old Bassarabia, its small lakes and rivers. You will visit  Soroca's Fortress, and eventually the village of rich Gypsies. Your guide will tell about the story of the well-kept fortress, which has been serving during many centuries as a shelter for Moldavians during Turkish and Tartar invasions. The Candle of Gratitude Monument is one of the best monuments in Moldova it is situated in Soroca town on the banl of river Dnister . The monument is built on the rocks over the Nistru River. It is also considered as a very special work of art for another reason. It is actually built in the memory of the cultural monuments in Moldova that were destroyed in the past. Time stands still when it passes through this monument. It is a silent witness of many hopes and agonies, dreams and hard works of many past generations. Gypsy Hill   These houses, if they can be called so, represent real imposing fortresses, with two, three or even more floors. They are made from granite, marble, expensive imported materials and are guarded by huge statues representing wild animals’ imitations. At each entry, cylindrical columns with bas-reliefs support the balconies from the upper floors.

$1309.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Maramures to Ukraine to the Republic of Moldova to Moldavia

Day 1. Transfer to your accommodation (4 star hotel)Day 2. 08.30AM BAIA MARE – Surdesti wooden church (built in 1766, it was the tallest wooden church in Europe with its steeple of 54 m and a total height of 72 m until a few years back when the new 78 m tall church of the monastery of Peri in Săpânţa was built; the church is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List) - Barsana Monastery (the largest monastery in Maramures, with a fantastic local architecture) - Ieud wooden Church (the oldest church in Maramures, built in 1364) - Bogdan Voda wooden Church (built in 1718, the church is one of the most renowned ones in the region, due also to its central position in the valley of Iza, at a crossroads; unlike most other churches, which stand on hilltops, the church of St. Nicholas lies in the middle of the village) - Sapanta Merry Cemetery (it is famous for its colourful tombstones with naïve paintings describing, in an original and poetic manner, the persons who are buried there as well as scenes from their lives) - Sighetul Marmatiei (accommodation in a 3 star hotel or local guesthouse)Day 3. SIGHETU MARMATIEI (border crossing) - Zakarpatia Mountains (the Ukrainian Carpathians) - Kolomeea (here we shall visit the Painted Eggs Museum & the Etnographical Museum dedicated to the Hutzul ethnic group) - Chernivtsi (night walking tour on Olga Kobileanskaya Street and accommodation in a 3-4 star hotel in the city center).Day 4. After visiting the famous University of Chernivtsi (UNESCO-listed), we shall travel on to Moldova and Chisinau. On the way we shall stop to enjoy the great Citadel of Soroca built by Moldavian ruler Stefan cel Mare (1457-1504). Accommodation in Chisinau (4 star hotel).Day 5. The Moldovan wine is famous all over the world, that’s why today we shall visit the largest wine cellar in the world: CRICOVA WINE CELLAR. Wine tasting included. After this interesting sight we shall visit the Cave Monastery of Orheiul Vechi and the great monastery of Capriana built by Stephan the Great and then we shall cross the border into Romania to the city of Iasi (a beautiful heritage town).Day 6. Today we shall transfer you to the railway station/airport for your next destination.Included services: ESG for the all program; One night accommodation in 4 star hotel in Baia Mare; one night accommodation in Sighetu Marmatiei (hotel or guesthouse); one night 3-4 star hotel accommodation in Chernivtsi (Ukraine); one night 4 star accommodation in Chisinau (the Republic of Moldova); one night 4 star accommodation in Iasi; HB (breakfast & dinner) basis for all tour; admission fees to all sights mentioned in the program; water during the excursion (1/2 L per person/day).Hotels:Sighetu Marmatiei: Casa Iurca de Calinesti Hotel (4 stars) or local guesthouseBaia Mare: Hotel Carpati (4 stars)Chernivtsi: Allure Inn 4 stars hotel or Magnat Lux 3 starsChisinau: Manhattan 4 stars hotelIasi: Ramada 4 stars hotel