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
Transportation on the ground
Local driver
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
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.


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.