Transnistria Full Day Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

806511


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), Romanian (fluent), German (conversational), English (fluent)

Visit the "Country that Doesn't Exist"! Explore Lenin's statues, soviet banners and truly communist vibe!


De-Jure this country doesn't exist, but de-Facto it does! It has its own President, Parliament, Ministries, Tax Office, currency, passport, 3 official languages. . . definitely a lot of these will surprise you here.

First we will visit a medieval fortress in Bender which has an intricate history under Ottoman and Russian occupation. We will visit Alexander Nevsky church and will continue to explore more soviet landmarks in Tiraspol, so called "capital of Transnistrian Moldovan Republic".

As Transnistria is a melting pot of different nationalities, languages, cultures, so the cuisine is diverse. We will enjoy lunch in a Ukrainian restaurant tasting local dishes with "kvas", typical soft drink in the region.

Later, the largest building in the world in the shape of a bottle, the Strong Drinks Museum, is waiting for us. The owner of this private collection of alcoholic beverages has a story behind every bottle and shares it with a lot of passion. Here we will try a type of local strong drink.

Itinerary

Chisinau - Bender - Tiraspol - Chisinau (One way drive 1h 20 min)

- Bender Fortress
- Alexander Nevsky Church
- City tour in Tiraspol (Supreme Council, Lenin Monument, II World War and Afghanistan War Memorial, T-34 Tank, Suvorov Monument etc. )
- Lunch in a local restaurant
- Bottle Museum of Strong Drinks

The tour can be adjusted according to the guests' interest and preferences. Therefore, we can include/exclude some points from the itinerary.

Don't forget to take your passport with you! There is a checkpoint between Moldova and Transnistria, but your passport will not be stamped.

Take some cash (USD or EUR) as in Transnistria you can't pay with card, only cash in Pridnestrovian rubles (local currency), available to exchange only in Transnistria.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 7 hours

Transportation

Rented modern comfortable minivan with air condition (7 seats)

It is possible to arrange a customized tour, with car 4 seats or minibus 20 seats, please inquire for a quote.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: Entrance fee at Bottle Museum of Strong Drinks
(tasting 1 type of local strong drink included)

Lunch in a top local restaurant, Ukrainian cuisine: salad, borscht with sour cream, kotleta po-kyivsky and a soft drink/a glass of wine.
*The menu can be customized.

*If you have any dietary restrictions please let me know.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 MDL - 100 MDL for souvenirs
30 MDL for a coffee/tea
20 MDL for a bottle of water

Black Caviar Factory = price from 816-1724MDL (45- 95USD) per person (depending on number of people in the group, level of tasting, weekday/weekend etc.)

KVINT Distillery = price from 200-1600 MDL (11-88USD) per person (depending on number of people in the group, weekday/weekend, types of cognac etc.)

Castel Mimi = 600 MDL (33USD) per person

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Other: Black Caviar Factory, tour and tasting several types of black caviar with sparkling wine

KVINT Distillery, winery tour and tasting of 5 types of "cognac", divin

Castel Mimi, winery tour and tasting 5 types of wines paired with snacks

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I arrange private comfortable transportation with a professional driver (car 4 seats/ minivan 7 seats/ minibus 20 seats)

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    806511


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for teenagers

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), Romanian (fluent), German (conversational), English (fluent)

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