Transnistria National Day Tour

What's It All About?

Trip Highlights

  • Bucharest Tour

    We'll arrange a city tour and night out in the old town.

  • Chisinau Tour

    Walking tour of Chisinau, Moldova's rather unique capital city.

  • Transnistria National Day

    Join the crowds at the parade to celebrate Transnistria National Day in Tiraspol.

Saturday 29th August

  • Guests arrive in Bucharest at own leisure and transfer to the Hotel Stars.
  • Meet at pm and head out for a group dinner at Caru Cu Bere in the old town of Bucharest.
  • Overnight.

Sunday 30th August

  • For those so inclined we can arrange a tour of the People’s Palace, otherwise we will be arranging a city tour of Bucharest.
  • Free afternoon to explore Bucharest.
  • In the evening we board the 19.35 train to Chisinau.
  • Dinner and drinks on the train.

Monday 31st August

  • 08.55 arrival with a five minute walk to our hotel: the Hotel Cosmos!
  • We give you some time for a bit of rest and relaxation before doing a city tour of Kishinev.
  • Alternatively, we can arrange a tour to the Cracova Winery – the biggest in Europe. (extra cost).
  • City tour to include all major sites, all the old communist buildings, a great market to buy Soviet Kitsch, the Eternal Flame and the Monument to the War with Transnistria.
  • In the evening, we head out for beers and food at La Plaicenta -the most famous restaurant for traditional Moldovan food.
  • Overnight.

Tuesday 1st September

  • We board the 07.20 train from Chisinau to Tiraspol.
  • On arrival, we check into the Soviet Hotel before going for our first Soviet experience of the day: registration! 
  • City tour of Tiraspol.
  • Pobedi Park and a chance to enjoy the rides at the 50’s style amusement park!
  • Walk down October 25th street (the main drag) which has a large billboard of former President Smirnoff posing with the Presidents of the two other Soviet breakaway Republics of South Ossetia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
  • Visit the Russian Orthodox Church of Tiraspol. Newly renovated with golden domes.
  • Visit the Eternal Flame Independence War Memorial.
  • Visit Parliament which boasts the biggest statue of Lenin outside Russia.
  • Leisurely walk to the river park. There is a walking bridge here for great panoramic photos of the river and downtown Tiraspol. There is also a beach here where we can stop for ice cream.
  • Lunch at Andy’s Pizza.
  • Pobedi Park. There is a famous 24-hour beer and vodka stall here. A great place for people-watching.
  • Pobedi Park Disco.
  • Overnight at Soviet hotel

Wednesday 2nd September

  • We get up early and go to the center for a Russian Party Style Breakfast! There will be many outdoor Shashlick stands on October Street selling very cheap Russian BBQ.
  • After our Russian Party Breakfast, we walk down October Street viewing all the Soviet attractions, including live music and dancing.
  • We then stop at 7 Fridays. The most popular Western Style Cafe in Tiraspol.
  • When the parade is about to start we go outside and walk to the center for the best view of the Soviet Style Army Parade!
  • After the parade and speeches, we go back to the party area, where the parties continue all day and well into the night.
  • Overnight.

Thursday 3rd September

  • Despite the previous night’s festivities, we get up fairly early for the ride to Comrat the capital city of the Gagauzian Republic.
  • After the 3 hour journey on dirt roads, we arrive in Comrat and transfer to the Hotel.
  • We now hit the tour circuit hard by going to look at an abandoned Soviet Football Stadium, the city centre, busts of Lenin and the Soviet Tank Park!
  • Comrat is the most famous wine region in Moldova so we visit a winery for dinner and a tasting.
  • Overnight in Comrat.

Friday 4th September

  • Free morning to relax, walk around or visit another winery before we head back to Chisinau via the one and a half hour bus ride.
  • We board the 16.35 train back to Bucharest, again with our own cabins.

Saturday 5th September

  • 06.15 arrival in Bucharest and end of tour.

  • Hotels

    Hotel accommodation in twin share rooms.

  • Entrance fees

    All entrance fees (unless otherwise stated)

  • Guides

    Both an expert local guide and english speaking tour leader.

  • Transport

    All transport to complete the itinerary

  • International Fights

    Flights to and from Bucharest.

  • Food & Drinks

    All meals are extra cost.

  • Visa Fee

    Any associated visa fees.

  • Tips

    Tip are encouraged for your local guides.


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Transnistria National Day Tour

  • August 29th - Sept 5th
  • Start & Finish in Bucharest
  • 8 Days
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