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Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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50 EUR

Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!

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You should come to Transnistria especially if you’re from a country that was never a part of the Soviet Bloc or controlled by it. It’ll help you understand what the daily reality was like for millions of people. You’ll visit practically almost fully conserved ‘museum’ of Soviet times.
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50 EUR
Accessible and Interesting Transnistria Tour
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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Accessible and Interesting Transnistria Tour

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Get the really unique and unforgettable travel experience during this trip all over Transnistria and its most interesting places and sightseeings. Here you will be able to feel the old and specific atmosphere of the Soviet Union which is still clearly seen everywhere here.
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Discover Old Orhei
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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30 EUR

Discover Old Orhei

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Take the opportunity to visit the most valuable tourist site of Moldova - Old Orhei, a natural and historical complex in the open air. Also visit Orhei city with its famous Château Vartely Winery.
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30 EUR
City Tour of Chisinau
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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25 EUR

City Tour of Chisinau

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Discover the best sights that Chisinau has to offer during this walking city tour. Learn about the local culture of Chisinau, its history and traditions.
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25 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Chișinău

Rating 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Rewarding day out in Old Orhei
The tour turned out to be even better than I expected and was a wonderful experience of immersion into Moldavian history and culture. Veaceslav was perfectly on time in picking me up at my hotel and within minutes was already pointing out all the significant sites around Chisanau as we drove out the city. I soaked up the narratives on different villages, the explanations of various periods of Moldavian history, geopolitics and traditions. Veaceslav was definitely extremely knowledgeable and his friendly demeanor and natural rapport made this the perfect private tour. He also helped me take some wonderful photos for the memories. i enjoyed the visits to the Curchi monastery, the Turkish bath and Butuceni village with its cave monasteries and traditional peasant lodgings. The tour ended with a delectable lunch at one of the pensions in the village where all the food was locally sourced. I highly recommend this tour And assure anyone booking this that they will have as wonderful an experience as I did with Veaceslav! Hope to be able to come back to Moldova soon and do another tour with him.
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A day in Pridnestrovie...
Perhaps the title is a spoiler for most foreign travellers who plan to visit Transistria but locals prefer to call their land like that. No matter what the name it's definitely a place worth visiting which drives you back to the soviet eras but not only that. I won't say anything more about the trip, I will leave the rest to Veaceslav, the cool and friendly tour guide, who will provide you with lots of historical details and of course anything you need to know about the destination. So, if you ever happen to find yourselves in Moldova don't skip this trip to Transistria. It will be something to remember.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Awesome experience
I had a really good experience visiting Transnistria with Veaceslav. I came alone to Chisinau from Bucarest to visit this country, As it was sometimes described as a dangerous place on the Internet, I felt way more confident visiting it with a local.
Finally, it turned out to be a pretty safe and peaceful place ! But it is still the "sovietic style" place I'd expected it to be.
Veaceslav is an excellent guide, he knows everything there's to know about the country : traditions, politics, economy, hitsory, … I definitely recommend !
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Great tour of a fascinating place.
A must-see if visiting Moldova or even next-door Ukraine. Veaceslav is a friendly, knowledgeable, laid-back, professional guide who makes your tour fun, interesting, and memorable. Recommended! Veaceslav also went out of his way to help me reserve my PCR test appointment for my flight the following day. FYI, if you need a PCR test, you should use Alfa Diagnostics, which has a counter at the airport for 24/7 tests or to print out your report if test performed at one of their several clinics around Chisinau.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Better than we expected!
Veaceslav is such a nice and attentive guide. He picked us up at the hotel and drive us first to Bendery and after to Tiraspol.
We had a lot of interesting historical information which made us feel like we were having history classes in loco.
We tried local food in a really Soviet restaurant which made our experience even more complete.
Finally, we strongly recommend the tour! :)
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Interesting it is
We were expecting to have a trip back to Soviet Union. The surprise was that the region is really developing. The fortress and a park in Benderi are renovated. Main streets are quite clean and people are friendly in Tiraspol. There is also modern real estate start to appear. So those who are really for hard core experience has to hurry up.
Accessible and Interesting Transnistria Tour
Great mix of experience
In this trip we enjoyed professional guide of a very friendly local. He showed us great views, churches, rural life, historical sites. We even had some de-tours to eat walnuts growing in Moldova:) And of course, Old Orhei is a must-see if you are visiting Moldova!
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Amazing tour!!
We booked a tour to Transnistria and Milesti Micii winery, and it all went great! The tour itself is amazing, and Veaceslav gave us the best interaction and information we could’ve asked for, driving us safely in a very comfortable car.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
nice tour
was a nice tour, we visited historical places in the area of Transnistria.
after that visited the capital, we got to know the country from closer view.
everything went good and smoothly. good experience.
recommended guide.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Transnistria with Kat
Kat is one of the best guides we ever have had on our tours! She is a pro, very friendly and knows what she is talking about. We can highly recommend her as a guide anywhere in Moldova!
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Best tour ever!
My day tour with Kat Pro (Ecaterina) was easily the best tour I've ever had. In fact, I wouldn't call it so much a "tour" but instead a great day out with a really good friend who just happened to know lots of fascinating history and local information.
I've tried to think about the best way to describe the day, going through a few rough drafts, and I think the best way is to describe the special touches Kat provided, those things that go beyond the expectations of the average tour and make the experience truly memorable.

I originally booked my tour a few months back for a trip to Bender Fortress and Tiraspol. Naturally, Kat met and exceeded those expectations. She brilliantly recounted the events at Bender: Suleiman the Magnificent, Charles XII of Sweden, Baron von Munchausen, et al. Likewise, in Tiraspol, she took me to the key sights and explained their significance: the tank monument and memorial to those who died in the Afghanistan and Transnistrian war, the Suvorov monument, the cathedral to Christ's birth (Christmas Cathedral), the House of Soviets, etc.

But, again, it was the extra touches Kat provided that made it a fabulous day. For example, en route to Bender we stopped to buy watermelons and fresh grapes from roadside vendors; we went shopping at the Sheriff Hypermarket; we explored the different neighborhoods in Tiraspol; we took lunch in the very stylish Hotel Russia restaurant; and we made an impromptu stop at the impressively elegant Mimi winery. We talked about travel, life and a mutual affection for cats. Again, this was more a grand day out with a good friend than a purchased, scripted tour. I might forget that the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent built the Bender stone fortress in 1538, but I'll always remember chatting and munching on grapes by the roadside and searching for a cat themed mug in the Sheriff Hypermarket.

It was a great, full day made magnificently memorable by Kat. Many thanks.
Accessible and Interesting Transnistria Tour
N
Best tour ever
My day tour with Kat Pro (Ecaterina) was easily the best tour I've ever had. In fact, I wouldn't call it so much a "tour" but instead a great day out with a really good friend who just happened to know lots of fascinating history and local information.
I've tried to think about the best way to describe the day, going through a few rough drafts, and I think the best way is to describe the special touches Kat provided, those things that go beyond the expectations of the average tour and make the experience truly memorable.
I originally booked my tour a few months back for a trip to Bender Fortress and Tiraspol. Naturally, Kat met and exceeded those expectations. She brilliantly recounted the events at Bender: Suleiman the Magnificent, Charles XII of Sweden, Baron von Munchausen, et al. Likewise, in Tiraspol, she took me to the key sights and explained their significance: the tank monument and memorial to those who died in the Afghanistan and Transnistrian war, the Suvorov monument, the cathedral to Christ's birth (Christmas Cathedral), the House of Soviets, etc.
But, again, it was the extra touches Kat provided that made it a fabulous day. For example, en route to Bender we stopped to buy watermelons and fresh grapes from roadside vendors; we went shopping at the Sheriff Hypermarket; we explored the different neighborhoods in Tiraspol; we took lunch in the very stylish Hotel Russia restaurant; and we made an impromptu stop at the impressively elegant Mimi winery. We talked about travel, life and a mutual affection for cats. Again, this was more a grand day out with a good friend than a purchased, scripted tour. I might forget that the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent built the Bender stone fortress in 1538, but I'll always remember chatting and munching on grapes by the roadside and searching for a cat themed mug in the Sheriff Hypermarket.
It was a great, full day made magnificently memorable by Kat. Many thanks.
Accessible and Interesting Transnistria Tour
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Great tour guide!
Due to the coronavirus (and being from a country that had cases), I wasn't able to visit Transnistria, but Veaceslav had already double checked and planned alternate options to replace the tour...a sign of a prepared tour guide!

I really enjoyed the tour of Old Orhei + Curchi monastery as a result, which gave some insight into an authentic countryside experience. I saw women walking to wells, people selling flowers on the side of the street, men doing repairs "old school" with limited machinery, and even, some rare soviet cars from the 1950s. And of course, there were beautiful views of the numerous lakes, rivers and valleys. Veaceslav drew my attention to many details and gave thoughtful anecdotes - some historical, some personal - that really gave the tour a special touch. I really enjoyed this moment and recommend Veaceslav as a tour guide to get the insider Moldovan experience.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
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Great layover time spending
I had a layover in Chisinau and I decided to have a short city center overview tour by car instead of being stuck in the airport premises. The guide/driver Gorita Veaceslav met me at the airport (extra 15 euro both ways) and took my hand luggage to his car. He was welcome and told me about the country/city and people. It was very interesting to listen to him. It was a combined riding/walking tour and despite freaking cold weather on that day, we did out best to walk and see.
I do recommend this tour company as reliable and this tour in particular for those short in time or with long layover in the airport. You will be pleased to spend 3-4 hours with Veaceslav showing you his home city.
City Tour of Chisinau
Fascinating day trip from Chisinau
Our family enjoyed an interesting trip to Bender and Tiraspol. Nicolai, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the complex history of the region and even had a series of maps to show how the borders changed over the centuries. We walked around the Bender city center and visited landmarks in leafy neighborhoods before stopping for lunch and touring the fortress. Tiraspol was just a few minutes down the road but had a completely different feel, and our guide found a good spot for ice cream on a hot day. Nicolai took us to the Kvint shop at our request to pick up a bottle and went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable and memorable day out. I highly recommend the day tour!
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
An excellent tour of Chisinau with a friendly and hospitable guide
We had a wonderful walking and driving tour around Chisinau with Veaceslav, whose warm personality more than made up for the freezing weather and snow. We took in the main square, a beautiful park, passed by several important religious sites and Veaceslav was very helpful in giving us tips for the rest of the day in the city. We spent the afternoon in the historical museum and then the modern art gallery. Veaceslav was so helpful, professional and friendly that we were able to book two more tours with him for the following days, which were also amazing, spectacular and infused with the same sense of pride and knowledge about his home country. Highly recommended!
City Tour of Chisinau
J
Great experience
I have to say this is the best tour I have been on anywhere in the world.
Ekaterina picked me up outside my apartment in a comfortable vehicle, she was a hospitable and informative guide throughout the day.
Ekaterina is the best guide.
It felt like going out for the day with a friend rather than being on a tour.
I would 100 % recommend this tour to anyone interested in the Transnistria region.
The tour concluded in a monestry just outside Tiraspol, where we spent some time observing the sunset views from the top of the bell tower, whilst having an interesting conversation with one of the monks.
It truly was a memorable experience
Accessible and Interesting Transnistria Tour
This trip was totally worth it!
Veaceslav picked me up at my hotel and we drove first to Bender to look at the military graveyard and to change a bit of cash and to the castle where there was a national day military celebration. Afterwards we drove on to Tiraspol where we saw many old and fascinating buildings, statues, mosaics and parks. Finally we had dinner. Veaceslav was really a perfect guide who could tell something about everything, and this made this tour so much better than renting a car and driving there myself. Thanks for the fab and long day.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist! - with Veaceslav Gorita
We, three guys from Iceland in Moldova because of a football game, decided that we would like to explore Transnistria and we we so lucky too contact Mr. Veaceslav who took us to this trip.

Everything was super and it was more like we were travelling with a friend rather that a guide from the first moments.

He has everything with him which a great guide has to have and we would like to give him our best recommendations.

The Transnistria tour is something I would not like to have missed.
Explore Transnistria - the country that doesn't exist!
P
Interesting trip to a must-see place
The tour to Old Orhei with Veaceslav was a nice and interesting experience. Veaceslav has a lot of knowledge of the places we were visiting and Moldova in general. He a is a friendly guide who looks after the guests and was easy to communicate with from the moment I made the booking. I would recommend anybody visiting Moldova to see Old Orhei for its natural beauty and historical significance.
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