Menu

4 days tour – Meet ‘n Greet Transnistria

Discover one of the most incredible corners of Europe – the self-declared independent state of Transnistria. Since the 1990s, this region has functioned separately from the government in Chisinau (Moldova). A visit to Transnistria means a step back into the old Soviet era. Hammers, sickles and Lenin are still commonplace here. During the tour you will get acquainted with this amazing country. You will also have a private driver at your disposal every day. Our driver is a former Transnistrian border guard and he was a member of the Transnistrian commandos. Instead of Chisinau you can also choose to start and end the tour in Odessa (Ukraine).

General info

Days4 days / 3 nights
PriceGet in touch
Best travel timeWhole year
DestinationsTiraspol, Bender
IncludingAccommodation
Transportation on the ground
Local driver
Breakfast
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Insurance
Visa
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Chisinau – Tiraspol

  • You will be picked up at your hotel in Chisinau (Moldova), from where you will depart for Tiraspol.
  • Overnight stay in Tiraspol, Transnistria.

Day 2 – Tiraspol

  • Billboard of President Smirnoff, this man ruled the republic for years.
  • Highlight: Embassies of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, two special embassies that only exist here.
  • Office of the infamous Sheriff organisation. This organisation controls the majority of Transnistria.
  • House of the Soviets, an impressive building with Stalinist architecture.
  • Pobedi Park, here the Transnistrians come to relax.
  • University of Tiraspol.
  • Statue of General Suvorov, including flags of South Ossetia, Transnistria and Nagorno-Karabakh.
  • Highlight: Parliament building, in front of the building is a large statue of Lenin.
  • Eternal Flame War Memorial, memorial to the Afghanistan War, Second World War and civil war.
  • Travel to the other side of the Dniester River by boat to experience life there.
  • Palace of Culture, with a big Lenin bust in front.
  • Highlight: Russian Orthodox Church, a beautiful self-sufficient church.
  • Kvient Supermarket, here you can buy cheap quality drinks.
  • Viewpoint over the city and the place where a great battle took place during the Second World War.
  • Overnight stay in Tiraspol.

Day 3 – Bender – Tiraspol

  • Drive to Bender, a city where there was a lot of fighting during the civil war.
  • Highlight: Local Soviet market, with a bit of imagination you are back in the 80s.
  • Bender Cathedral, many people from the region come here to get married.
  • City Hall, the building is standing the same as it was during the civil war, including the  bullet holes.
  • Walk through Lenin Park.
  • Cinema, still completely in the style of the Soviet Union.
  • Visit to the renovated train station.
  • Highlight: Soviet train from the Second World War, it is parked next to the station as a monument.
  • Transnistrian Navy Headquarters.
  • Tank Monument.
  • Visit a Bulgarian village, including a Second World War Memorial and Soviet Cultural Centre.
  • Highlight: Soviet Red Army Bunkers.
  • Drive to Tiraspol.
  • Overnight stay in Tiraspol.

Day 4 – Tiraspol – Chisinau

  • Drive to Chisinau.
  • End of tour.

Quote request

Fill in the form and we will get back to you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
COVID-19 update - Read more