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Transnistria Tour – Two days to Chisinau and Tiraspol from Iasi

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What to Expect

Day 1: Iasi - Capriana Monastery - Cricova Winery - Chisinau

Stop At: Capriana Monastery, Capriana Moldova
Your first day will start at the reception of your hotel in Iasi, where you will meet your guide. After the meet-up, you will start the trip to the Republic of Moldova, a country famous for its wines and for the fact that is the least touristic country in the whole of Europe.

Right after the border crossing, you will stop at Capriana Monastery. With a history of over 400 years, the place is one of the most iconic Christian Orthodox monastery in the country and home to the relics of a Moldavian Saint.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chisinau City Hall, Stephan cel Mare Blvd., 83, Chisinau 2012 Moldova
The main attraction of the day is the capital city of the country, Chisinau. Known as the ‘City of White Stone’ and the ‘City on Seven Hills’, Chisinau does not stop to impress through its massive socialist architecture that perfectly blends with the modern buildings and monuments.

During the city tour, you will visit the most iconic sites of the city, such as the Parliament and the Presidential House, together with the City hall designed by the famous Russian architect Alexander Bernadazzi.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cricova Winery, Strada Petru Ungureanu 1, Cricova 2084 Moldova
Next on your itinerary is Cricova Winery, situated at a depth of 50-80 meters, representing a real underground city! The Moldavian cellars where Vladimir Putin keeps his wine are so big you need to drive through them. With a length of more than 120km (70miles), Cricova owns the title of the largest winery in the country.

In this unique underground city, you will have to opportunity to discover the steps to wine tasting and try a selection of the great range of Moldavian wines.

After the wine tasting session, you will end head back to Chisinau.

Overnight in Chisinau

Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in a centrally located hotel in Chisinau

Day 2: Chisinau - Transnistria - Chisinau - Iasi

Stop At: House of Soviets, 25 Oktyabrya St., 101, Tiraspol Moldova
The second day will start early in the morning with a 2-hour drive to the unrecognized state that split off from the Republic of Moldova after the dissolution of the USSR.

Imagine a country with borders, a president, its own currency, an emblem, a flag flying – yet nobody recognizes its existence – this is Transnistria, the narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and Ukraine.

Right from the border checkpoint, you will notice the presence of the Russian peace troops deployed in Transnistria during the Cold War. Nowadays, at almost thirty years after the Cold War ended, Russia is still very present by maintaining peace in the region.

You will visit Bendery and Tiraspol towns, the two biggest in Transnistria and home to around 200.000 people, representing half of the region’s population.

You will dive in the world of former glory and the atmosphere that once could be felt in former USSR. Together with the local guide, you will stroll on the wide boulevards flanked by the massive Soviet-style buildings and monuments. The monuments of Vladimir Lenin and Yuri Gagarin are just two of the many exhibited in the capital-city of Tiraspol.

The guide will present to you the stories about the war against Moldova and his personal opinion on the events that took place in the region in 1992.

After these in-depth city tours of Bendery and Tiraspol, you will have to say goodbye to this North Korean-style European region and head back to Iasi.

You will reach Iasi in the evening and your tour will come to an end.

Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Iasi
Departure Time
9:00 AM
2 days
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Transportation with a modern vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Wine tasting session at Cricova Winery
  • Accommodation in a centrally located 4* hotel in Chisinau
  • Transnistria tour with a local English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Cricova Winery
  • Entry/Admission - House of Soviets
  • Photography fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals, other than ones included in the itinerary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Rolandia
43 reviews
Matthias L
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The best hiking tour in the area with the best
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the adventure of my life!
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Mihaela D
a unique experience
I don't want to say much about this place because the place says it all. It was a unique and unforgettable
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Ana-Maria A
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Unforgettable first experience
This was a beautiful gift that i've enjoyed, marvelous experience. We went with a group of friends in the Bicaz
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Incredible adventure experience
I have booked this trip with Rolandia, hearing a lot about the area of Bicaz Gorges. Lucian was our guide and he
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Iasi, Romania
Something else than a tourist experience!!
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Lucian R
Great outdoor experience
We went with a group of friends in the Bicaz Gorge. The view is spectacular and the gorges are great. I would say
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Great private tour
My wife and I booked a private guided trip for a Monday morning. Worth the extra money. Our guide Madalina met us
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Highly recommended guide and agency.
I would like to highly recommend "Rolandia" (Iasi branch) and especially Iulian their amazing tour guide. My mom
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Amman, Jordan
Great tour and Great Guide
It was a very nice trip from all aspects, even the weather was cold, the guide was so kind, knows the history of
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Tel Aviv, Israel
The best private walking tour I have ever had
I spent a weekend in the city of Iasi, Romania, where my family roots happen to be. It was the first time I ever
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Bellevue, Washington
Fantastic Custom Tour of Romania, Moldova, Tiraspol
Rolandia did a fantastic job with arranging (and delivering on) our custom tour of Romania (Transylvania, Iasi),
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Fran G
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Fabulous 7-day customized tour
I took my adult kids to my birth country, Romania, for a heritage tour. It was everything I could have hoped for,
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Cairo, Egypt
Awesome....Just Awesome...!
Lulian has taken me around Iasi to visit the main sights, but what is really important to me and what really
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