Independence Day in Transnistria Group Tour 2024
Visiting Chisinau Transnistria Iasi
From From €1,741 pp
31st August to 5th September 2024
Independence Day in Transnistria Group Tour 2024
Come and celebrate the independence Day of a country that doesn't exist! It doesn't get much more off-the-beaten-track than that. Transnistria is an unrecognised breakaway area of the Republic of Moldova with all the trimmings of an independent country - but no-one acknowledges that (except fellow unrecognised breakaway territories). This is Transnistria's 'National Day', come and see how they celebrate it, meet the locals, see the sights and experience something very unique.
- Visit Transnistria on Independence day
- Exceptional guides
- Local experiences
- Escorted small group tour
Day 1 - Arrival to Chisinau
(Saturday 31st August 2024)
Our guide and driver will meet you at the airport. After check-in at your 4 star hotel in the centre, you have free time to enjoy your first explore of Chisinau.
Day 2 - Chisinau - Old Orhei - Tiraspol
(Sunday 1st September 2024)
After breakfast you'll have a city tour of Chisinau. The tour includes the city highlights of Central Park, the Alley of Moldovan literature classics, the monument of Steven the Great, Great National Assembly Square, the Triumph Arch, the Nativity Cathedral, the Organ Hall, the souvenir market.
In the afternoon, we set off to the iconic sight of Old Orhei. Here, you will visit visit the 15th century 'Adormirea Maicii Douliu' Cave Church. See the remains of Geto-Dacian fortress, a functioning cave monastery, and ruins of the old Turkish bath. After a delicious traditional Moldovan lunch in the village, continue to the capital of Transnistria - Tiraspol. Transnistria is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. Although not recognized by any state or international organization, it is de facto an independent state named the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The country's national coat of arms still includes the traditional hammer and sickle and many Lenin Statues that have not been pulled down. Overnight in Tiraspol at 4 star hotel.
Day 3 - Transnistria - Milestii Mici - Chisinau
(Monday 2nd September 2024)
Today you will experience a communistic-type military parade. Enjoy the atmosphere as families relax and shop in the many small stalls lining the main street and pavement cafes are full with people enjoying local beer and freshly cooked shashlik. In the afternoon, we drive to the World famous wine cellars of Milestii Mici, an underground city of wine with wide streets, warehouses, tasting rooms etc. It is included in the Guinness Book of Records for having the biggest wine collection in the world. The total length of its galleries is 200 km. After our visit, we return to Chisinau and enjoy a special dinner with wine tasting. Overnight in Chisinau.
Day 4 - Chisinau - Gagauzia - Chisinau
(Tuesday 3rd September 2024)
After breakfast we depart to another autonomous region of Moldova - Gagauzia. In order to understand who, the 'gagauz' are we shall pay a visit to the Museum of History and Ethnography from Besalma village. There we will learn about the history, culture and daily life of the Gagauz from ancient times to the modern days. Next, we shall visit the last living Kolkhoz- a collective state farm. Lunch will be served in the canteen of this 'kolhoz', where also the workers eat. In the afternoon, back to Chisinau and independent dinner.
Day 5 - Chisinau - Palanca - Chisinau
(Wednesday 4th September 2024)
Start the day with a visit to Frumoasa Monastery and continue to 'Parents House' Craft Centre at Palanca village, where you will get to know the Moldovan traditional costumes and ethnographic customs. You will be served with organic herbal tea, accompanied by homemade jams which will surprise you with their amazing taste. Later in the afternoon we visit Crama Mircesti for wine tasting and lunch. This winery has become a role model in Moldova, mainly thanks to the modern approach to wine production. Back to Chisinau for the evening.
Day 6 - End of the tour
(Thursday 5th September 2024)
If time allows we shall visit more sights of Chisinau, pay a visit to the Lenin Statue that is kept nowadays in a local park etc. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or onward flight.
- 1,741 EUR per person = based on two people sharing a double/twin room
- 2,031 EUR per person = staying in a single room
- 31st August to 5th September 2024
- All services as detailed in the itinerary above
- Transport is by air-conditioned minivan.
- Our local guide will be with you throughout the itinerary.
- Please note flights are NOT included in this package. If you wish to add flights to your booking please contact us, or you are welcome to book them yourself.
- If required, we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.
An OUTSTANDING trip to Moldova
Just returned last night from an OUTSTANDING trip to Moldova. My daughter and I genuinely fell in love with the country and the inhabitants. A key factor was the top professional and very wonderful [guide]. She was the best guide ever and I cannot recommend her enough.
Ms Kaas, Moldova Private Tour, August 2021