Welcome to Tiraspol

This veritable Lenin-loving theme park may be starting to show capitalist cracks, as SUVs and wi-fi–enabled pizzerias become more and more common, and the divide between the haves and the have-nots continues to widen. But, for now, it's still a place to visit for anyone wanting a through-the-looking-glass experience.

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$149.66 Day Trips & Excursions

2 Excursions in One Day -Milestii Mici Winery and Bender,Tiraspol (Transnistria)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Milestii Mici, Chisinau, Chisinau DistrictIn the morning, after breakfast, we will driving just at a distance of 30 km from Chisinau, there You will get an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine production in Moldova – the wine cellar "Milestii Mici". The total length of underground streets reaches 200 km, and its depth varies between 40-85 meters. The constant temperature is in the range 12-14 ° C and humidity - 85-95%. These conditions of basements ideally contribute to the conservation of the natural bouquet of wines. "Golden Collection" - the world largest collection of bottles with vine, as evidenced by the fact that there are stored the best valuable wines! Here you can see more than 2 million bottles, which have been recorded in the Guinness Book of Records in 2005.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Transnistria Tour, Tiraspol, TransnistriaTransnistria region, Tiraspol city - the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic.Duration: 3 hours

$109.06 Private & Custom Tours

Transnistria Tiraspol Tour from Chisinau

You'll start the tour being picked up from your hotel in Chisinau and depart to Tiraspol - the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The town was founded thanks to the Peace Treaty of Jassy, which was concluded after the Russian-Turkish War (1787-1791 gg.) between Turkey and Russia. According to this Treaty, Turkey ceded Russia the region of Ochakov that included the land between the rivers Dniester and Southern Bug. Empress Ecatherine II, wishing to strengthen the border on the left bank of the Dniester, entrusts the governor V.Kahovsky to "overlook the land between the Bug and the Dniester" and prepare proposals for its administrative and territorial structure. About his calculations, V.Kahovsky reported to St. Petersburg: “This new created fortress would be a means to attract new residents to the city, and the city where will opened trading days and trade fairs will be beneficial to the fortress”.After the sightseeing tour, and delicious lunch (optional), you'll depart to the Novo-Neamt Holy Ascension Monastery that is located in the village of Kitskany, 15km from the Bendery city. Its name is retained from the ancient Neamţ Lavra, founded in the Moldavian principality in 1367. In 1497, Moldavian gospodar Stefan cel Mare had built in Lavra the cathedral church Ascension of Christ on Neamt monastery lands located on both banks of the Prut. Typography shops placed in Laura printed the liturgical and religious-moral books for them. For five centuries, Neamţ Monastery has been the spiritual source for Orthodox believers. Everything had changed when in 1859 Prince Alexander Cuza Voda had issued a decree on the secularization of monastic lands.The extent of this tour will be about 6-hours, going about 170km round-trip. Please note: when visiting the monastery, men need to be dressed in trousers or shorts below the knee and a shirt or t-shirt (no tank top; women need to wear skirts or dresses below the knee, have their shoulders covered, and wear a scarf on the head.

$158.94 Day Trips & Excursions

2 Excursions in One Day - Cricova Winery, Bender and Tiraspol city, Transnistria

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cricova Winery, Cricova, Chisinau DistrictIn the morning, after breakfast, we will departure to one of the most fascinating wonders of the world - Cricova cellars, that was founded in 1952. The basements were formed after limestone extraction from the mines. Later, from cellars winemakers formed avenues and streets with wine, which are stored in the surrounding niches: Cabernet, Aligote, Sauvignon, etc. These avenues and streets have a length of 120 km in total.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Transnistria Tour, Tiraspol, TransnistriaTransnistria region, Tiraspol city - the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. Duration: 3 hours

$70 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The KVINT Winery Transdniestria

During this guided tour we will walk along the main technology lines, learn about the process of brandies (wines) preparation, visit huge cellars storing the brandy casks and other essentials for the distilling process. Then we'll walk down shaded Lenin street and finish our tour with a coffee or a lunch in one of the numerous restaurants or cafes of Tiraspol centre. Or if you prefer you can start your acquaintance with Tiraspol by extending this tour with a brief overview of the city centre. You will discover that every kind of KVINT brandy has its own interesting story to tell which gets even brighter with the taste of it. After the tasting.

$125 Private & Custom Tours

Accessible and Interesting Tour in Transnistria

The tour takes first through Bender and it's Fortress. The impressive Ottoman Fortress was built in the XVI-th century.  After we will visit the Railway Station of Bender (which actually is closed) and the Museum of Railway  located in an old soviet train in the front of the station.  Then we go straight into Tiraspol, it's big square with monuments, the bank of the river Dniestr and straight into its core. For those who wants to buy something we stop by at the Green Market. Around lunch we stop at a local restaurant.This is a very flexible tour, so if you have any special desires, such as visiting the Kvint Brandy Distillery, visiting museums, Noul Neamt Monastery or other interests/ curiosities, we can organise it.The duration of the tour takes one day. As well the timing and duration of the tour can be easily changed depending on your requests. In this tour also is included pick up and drop-off.

$189 Private & Custom Tours

Transnistrian Moldavian Republic: Tiraspol & Bender fortress

The tour sill start at 9:00am (or 9:30, flexible) with pickup from your hotel (or rented apartment).1st itinerary point: Tighina (Bender) fortress was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldova – Tighina, which was an important trade outpost. Originally built as a small wooden fort by Stephen the Great (Romanian: Stefan cel Mare), it was fortified with stone during Petru Rares’ rule, just like Soroca fortress was. 2nd itinerary point:Tiraspol is internationally recognized as the second largest city in Moldova, but is effectively the capital and administrative center of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). The city is located on the eastern bank of the Dniester River. Tiraspol is a regional hub of light industry, such as furniture and electrical goods production.The modern city of Tiraspol was founded by the Russian generalissimo Alexander Suvorov in 1792, although the area had been inhabited for thousands of years by varying ethnic groups. The city celebrates its anniversary every year on October 14.Optional: lunch; visit to Kvint distilery (with or without cognac tasting); visit to sturgeon growing farm/complex (with or without caviar tasting).