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Price
From 1100€ per person
Duration
5 days
Destination
Moldova
Travellers
Min. 1 pers.

JEWISH HERITAGE Incredible Moldova

5 days / 4 nights, Full board, Flights included, Transfers included.
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Sojourn “Jewish Memory”

Jews have lived in the area since the end of the 14th century.

Moldova, historically called Bessarabia, is known to have been the homeland of many Jews in history. A journey under the sign of memory. You will appreciate the dense program but also the beautiful hotels that we have selected for you.

This trip will lead you to discover the capital Chisinau, the village of Vadul Rascov and Orhei, places of importance in the country’s Jewish history. The largest Jewish cemetery in Europe and one of the oldest is in Chisinau. Finally, upscale restaurants will open their doors for you to discover and taste Moldovan cuisine.

Nights in 4-star accommodation. Possible 5-star option.

What's included

Destination
Price includes
  • Activities, excursions or visits included in the program
  • Assistance of correspondents or local representatives
  • English-speaking guide and / or assisted by local guides in Moldova. Costs associated with this staff
  • First class or best hotels available in the area
Price does not include
  • Meal
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Round trip airline ticket
  • Visa arrangements if necessary
Sojourn “Jewish Memory”

Jews have lived in the area since the end of the 14th century.

Moldova, historically called Bessarabia, is known to have been the homeland of many Jews in history. A journey under the sign of memory. You will appreciate the dense program but also the beautiful hotels that we have selected for you.

This trip will lead you to discover the capital Chisinau, the village of Vadul Rascov and Orhei, places of importance in the country’s Jewish history. The largest Jewish cemetery in Europe and one of the oldest is in Chisinau. Finally, upscale restaurants will open their doors for you to discover and taste Moldovan cuisine.

Nights in 4-star accommodation. Possible 5-star option.

  • 1st Day
  • 2nd Day
  • 3rd Day
  • 4th Day
  • 5th Day
1st Day

Arrival in Moldova

On arrival at Chisinau International Airport, you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide and transferred to the city center at your 4-star hotel.

Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Chisinau.

Night at the hotel.

2nd Day

Visit of the Moldovan capital

Visit of Chisinau and the old ghetto.
Visit of the Jewish cultural center of Chisinau.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Visit the Jewish cemetery of Chisinau (the largest in Europe) and its abandoned synagogue.
Dinner in Chisinau.
Night at the hotel in Chisinau.

3rd Day

Vadul Rascov

Departure in the morning for Vadul Rascov (130 km north of Chisinau).

Visit to the abandoned Jewish cemetery of Vadul Rascov on the bank of the Dniester.
Visit of an abandoned 18th century synagogue.
Lunch on the way back.
Return to Chisinau.
Dinner at a traditional restaurant.
Night at the hotel in Chisinau.

4th Day

Orheiul Vechi

Departure in the morning for Orhei (40 km).
Visit of the Jewish cemetery of Orhei.
Lunch in the village of Butuceni.
Visit of the historic site of Orheiul Vechi.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Night at the hotel in Chisinau.

5th Day

Day of departure

You will be transferred from the hotel to Chisinau International Airport.

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Our agency organizes this trip with a mixture of discovery, pleasure for the palate and meeting with the terroir. High-end restaurants will open their doors to you to discover and taste traditional Moldovan cuisine.

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The Jews of Moldova: life and destiny

At the end of the 19th century, there were more than 230,000 Jews in Moldova, the equivalent of about a third of the total population. In the capital Chisinau, they even represented 50% of city dwellers.

The country was an important cultural center for Yiddish and Hebrew literature. Several synagogues were built in the villages as in the cities. For example, the capital Chisinau had 70 synagogues and sixteen Jewish schools.

In June 1941, during Nazi Germany’s invasion of the USSR, fascist Romania of Marshal Ion Antonescu (nicknamed the “Romanian Pétain”) went to war and took over the territory of present-day Moldova with Hitler’s help. This occupation resulted in a fierce anti-Semitic policy and the dramatic extermination of a large part of the local Jewish population. It is estimated that less than a fifth of this population has survived.

The Jewish cemetery of Orhei: witness of the past

The city of Orhei is located in the center-east of the country 50 kilometers from the capital Chisinau.

The first burials probably took place at the end of the 17th century, making it one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the region.

There are more than 4,000 tombstones on an area of approximately 400,000 square meters. The premises are almost abandoned and the vegetation is abundant.

At the end of the 19th century, 80% of the city was of Jewish faith (around 32,000 people). Today there are only about 100 Israelites left.

This cemetery measures the importance of this community and its virtual disappearance in the space of 80 years.

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Sojourn “Jewish Memory”

Prix
From 1100€ per person
Durée
5 days
Destination
Moldova
Voyageur
Min. 1 pers.

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