The former Soviet Republic of Moldova is located at the southwest corner of old Russia in the shadow of the Carpathian Mountains. Its climate is warm and mild and sunny weather lasts from late Spring until early Autumn. It is famous worldwide for its excellent wine cultivated on its fertile land.
Chisinau, the capital is a green city of half a million people founded in 1420 and was for many centuries the property of the Holy Sepulcher Monastery. This historic city has kept its charm with its well preserved buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. We also recomend visits to Tiraspol. Moldova's second oldest city located on the banks of the Dniester River and to Bendery, Moldova's oldest settlement which existed in the 2nd century B.C. Continental Journeys offers many tours to Moldova or can create a tour to fit your wishes.