Soviet Heritage Tour
Today I invite you to discover Transnistria. The old USSR is still alive and well in this autonomous region. It is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. The country's national coat of arms still includes the traditional hammer and sickle and the Lenin statue hasn't yet been pulled down. This communist state is called "the last remaining Stalinist dictatorship in Europe".
First stop is at Bender Fortress. In 1713, the fortress, the town, and the neighboring village Varniţa were the site of skirmishes (kalabalik) between Charles XII of Sweden, who had taken refuge there with the Cossack Hetman Ivan Mazepa after his defeat in the Battle of Poltava. After it, we will tour the city of Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria and drive north up to Dubassary city, along the Dniester River.
You will be amazed about the communist monuments still to be seen on the way and about small towns like Grigoriopol and Dubasari!
Chisinau - starting point
Bender with its Medieval Fortress
City tour of Tiraspol and its highlights (Supreme Council, II World War/Afghanistan War Memorial
Monument-tank, A. Suvorov monument etc. )
back to Chisinau
Very important!! In order to enter Transnistria you will have to show a valid passport, and no other document as ID or driver license.
No visa is required.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
This tour should normally last about 7 hours but could be longer due to traffic conditions
Modern comfortable car with AC
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Transnistrian Rubles - if you are interested to enjoy a traditional Ukrainian lunch in a local restaurant and buy souvenirs. In Transnistria they have their local currency - rubles. For one dollar you will get around 16 transnistrian rubles
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am a guide and a driver so I can accompany you everywhere. In my car I can fit up to 3 persons.
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