Transnistria. long soviet weekend

Day 1 - Friday
  • Meeting our guide at Chisinau international airport

  • General acquaintance with Tiraspol Soviet-looking city centre taking the Lenin street to the KVINT distillery - one of the oldest and most famous in the Soviet Union

  • Guided visit to the KVINT distillery to see the process and taste the product - a variety of different brandy vintages appropriate to the courses of a traditional buffet followed by the visit to the KVINT signature store to optionally buy the well-loved products

  • Dinner in one of the best Tiraspol restaurants to try the local gastronomy

 

Overnight: "Russia" hotel

 

  • Breakfast in "Russia" hotel 

  • Minibus drive to Bendery - a town of the true Transnistrian spirit - acquaintance with the general history of the region by visiting the Bendery Fortress - built by Ottomans in the XVI century and captured by Russians several times in the XVIII-XIX centuries.

  • Lunch in a Soviet-style Canteen - Soviet menu in a Soviet ambiance

  • Driving/walking guided excursion in Bendery - Soviet heritage in architecture and culture 

  • Guided visit to the High-tech Sturgeon farm "Aquatir" - tasting of black caviar with Champagne/Vodka - "have it like an oligarch"

  • Visit to a Soviet village household to participate in a "Soviet Pioneers Initiation Ceremony" followed by a delicious homemade three-course meal with a homemade wine

Overnight: "Russia" hotel

Day 2 - Saturday
Day 3 - Sunday

  • Breakfast in "Russia" hotel

  • Driving/Walking excursion in Tiraspol centre and visit to Zelinsky Museum to see the first ever Gas-mask (invented in 1915 by Tiraspol-born Russian chemist Zelinsky)

  • Visit to the Green Food Market - biggest in the region to taste and optionally buy the freshest bryndza (salted sheep milk cheese) and cottage cheese, local honey, homemade charcuterie and other gastronomic specialties 

  • Dinner in one of the best Tiraspol restaurants

  • Visit to the geographical centre of Transnistria (1-hour drive) with the picturesque views over the Dniester river, green hills, water dam and vast plains to be followed by a welcoming folkloric performance in the rural Palace of Culture - ended  by a genuinely central Transnistrian dinner and drinks

Overnight: "Russia" hotel

Day 4 - Monday

  • Breakfast in "Russia" hotel

  • Check-out from the hotel

  • Minibus drive to Kitskany crossing the Dniester on the old Ferry - the wonder of the Soviet engineering thought

  • Guided excursion to Kitskany village - Military Glory Obelisk (35-metres Monument at the Height which was one of the Major Battlefields in the Second World War in 1944),  as well as the Kistkany Monastery with its fifty Orthodox monks and the tallest Bell Tower (70 metres) in Moldova and Transnistria

  • Dinner in farmer's house or in Moldavian food restaurant in Bendery

  • Minibus drive to Chisinau international airport or Chisinau 

End of tour

 

TOUR PRICING & CONDITIONS

TOUR PRICE 
FROM 379 EUROS*
 
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*Tour price includes:
- transportation after your arrival to Chisinau International airport;
- accommodation in Transnistria top hotel;
- our savvy guides services;
- all meals on our carefully selected menu with local wine or beer;
- entry tickets to museums and attractions;
- guided visits to KVINT brandy distillery and Aquatir sturgeon farm with brandy and black caviar tastings.
 
 

long soviet weekend IN IMAGES

Tiraspol theatre aerial view

Tiraspol theatre aerial view

Tiraspol House of Soviets

Tiraspol House of Soviets

Russia hotel

Russia hotel

Russia hotel lobby

Russia hotel lobby

Tasting at Kvint distillery

Tasting at Kvint distillery

Kvint distillery cellars

Kvint distillery cellars

Kvint distillery cellars

Kvint distillery cellars

Love cafe

Love cafe

Tiraspol House of Soviets at night

Tiraspol House of Soviets at night

Bendery fortress

Bendery fortress

Bendery fortress

Bendery fortress

Bendery bus station

Bendery bus station

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

Soviet canteen

GoTransnistria after Soviet meal

GoTransnistria after Soviet meal

Railway workers monument

Railway workers monument

Railway museum

Railway museum

Lenin monument

Lenin monument

Tkachenko monument & Palace of Culture

Tkachenko monument & Palace of Culture

Bendery Uprising monument

Bendery Uprising monument

Glory to Labour

Glory to Labour

Cable plant entrance

Cable plant entrance

Cable plant entrance mosaic

Cable plant entrance mosaic

Aquatir sturgeon farm

Aquatir sturgeon farm

Aquatir black caviar tasting

Aquatir black caviar tasting

Rural Soviet house

Rural Soviet house

Ethnic village celebration

Ethnic village celebration

Rural Soviet house

Rural Soviet house

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Pioneer initiation ceremony

Drinks on open fire

Drinks on open fire

Rural pastry

Rural pastry

Rural pastry (placinte)

Rural pastry (placinte)

Rural BBQ

Rural BBQ

Gagarin statue

Gagarin statue

Suvorov square

Suvorov square

Suvorov monument

Suvorov monument

Glory Memorial tank & Chapel

Glory Memorial tank & Chapel

Tiraspol glory memorial

Tiraspol glory memorial

Bridge over Dniester

Bridge over Dniester

Old boats

Old boats

Old stone fences

Old stone fences

Lenin statue & Parliament

Lenin statue & Parliament

Tiraspol Christ Nativity Сathedral

Tiraspol Christ Nativity Сathedral

Christ Nativity Cathedral

Christ Nativity Cathedral

Zelinsky-invented gas-mask

Zelinsky-invented gas-mask

Tiraspol Green market

Tiraspol Green market

Honey

Honey

Peaches

Peaches

Tiraspol flea market

Tiraspol flea market

Tiraspol flea market

Tiraspol flea market

Dubossary hydropower plant

Dubossary hydropower plant

Goyany ethnic village

Goyany ethnic village

Goiany ethnic village welcome

Goiany ethnic village welcome

Goiany ethnic village

Goiany ethnic village

Goiany ethnic village

Goiany ethnic village

Homemade wine

Homemade wine

Local homemade food

Local homemade food

Tiraspol Pontoon Ferry

Tiraspol Pontoon Ferry

Kitskany military glory obelisk

Kitskany military glory obelisk

Kitskany cart

Kitskany cart

Kitskany House of Culture & Lenin

Kitskany House of Culture & Lenin

Kitskany farmer grapes

Kitskany farmer grapes

Kitskany Assumption Cathedral

Kitskany Assumption Cathedral

Kitskany Dormition Cathedral

Kitskany Dormition Cathedral

Kitskany Dormition Cathedral

Kitskany Dormition Cathedral

Kitskany Belltower

Kitskany Belltower

Dniester

Dniester

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