How about celebrating 9th of May – the Victory Day with military parade in a non-existing soviet country? Strange, isn’t it? Strange but possible… Transnistria is one of the former Soviet Union's original "frozen conflicts", and a template for later Russian-backed disputes including Eastern Ukraine. It has remained unrecognized by any states other than Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia after its 1992 war of independence from Moldova. Using Soviet rituals for its legitimacy rather than its governing ideology, the territory is ruled by a nationalized mafia and guaranteed by the Russian military. Each year on 9 May Transnistrians stage an elaborate Victory Day celebration in the capital Tiraspol to remember the victims of WWII, known as the Great Patriotic War. So let’s go and see how they celebrate, meet locals and talk to them, visit their capital Tiraspol, understand their religion - Russian orthodox, see their country, history and see for yourself how they live and what they have to offer.

1 -й день

Arrival Chisinau

Maй 06 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

You’ll meet your local guide and driver at the airport. After check-in you’ll have a city tour about the capital of Moldova – Chisinau. It includes:

  • Central Park and the Alley of Moldovan literature classics,
  • Monument of Steven the Great and Saint,
  • Great National Assembly Square,
  • Triumph Arch,
  • “Nativity” Cathedral,
  • Organ Hall,
  • Market of souvenirs, etc.
Welcome dinner and tour program preview.

Включенная еда:
  • Dinner
2 -й день

Discovering Găgăuzia

Maй 07 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

  • Comrat, the capital of the smallest Autonomy in the world - Gagauzia.
  • Museum of History and Ethnography from Besalma village, in order to understand who, the “gagauz” are,
  • a mini concert of Gagauz songs and dances,
  • the last working “colhoz” from Moldova - a type of run by state farm in Copceac,
  • traditional Gagauz lunch,
  • Manuc Manor, in Hincesti (just for record, Manuc – Bey was the one to intermediate the ceding of Bessarabia to the Tzarist Empire in 1812, therefore we can call him one of the parents of today Republic of Moldova),
  • Same accommodation.

Включенная еда:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
3 -й день

Discovering Transnistria

Maй 08 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

  • Military Museum from Chisinau,
  • Special lunch in a private family,
  • Touring Aquatir, a large sturgeon-breeding and black caviar-processing industrial complex from Tiraspol,
  • City tour of Tiraspol, the capital of an unrecognized country,
  • Accomodation in a 4* hotel.

Включенная еда:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
4 -й день

Back in USSR

Maй 09 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

  • Military parade in TIRASPOL,
  • Free time for lunch, to meet local people and interact with them.
  • Treasure Hunt – but because we are in Transnistria, off course, the main treasure will be the Lenin Statues that they inherited from the Soviet time, still to be seen in villages and small towns like Grigoriopol and Dubasari.
  • Wine tasting and dinner at Chateau Vartely Winery, where we will also overnight.

Включенная еда:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
5 -й день

Between religion and wine

Maй 10 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

  • Curchi Monastery, a real pearl of our religious life,
  • Orheiul Vechi Complex, Moldova’s most picturesque and fantastic historical site,
  • Typical Moldovan lunch in a nice cozy Moldovan house,
  • The world famous Moldovan Cellars - Cricova, which is a real underground Wine city with wide streets, warehouses, tasting rooms,
  • Same accommodation and independent dinner.

Включенная еда:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
6 -й день

Discovering Moldavian cuisine

Maй 11 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

  • Visiting the "Casa Parinteasca" Craft Centre from Palanca village, a real ethnographic museum,
  • Cooking masterclass to learn how to cook the best known Moldavian dish – “placinte”,
  • Honey Museum from Raciula,
  • Very special lunch at ”Casa Parinteasca” Museum, trying the “placinte” we have made,
  • A monastery from the region,
  • Farewell dinner in a local wine bar.

Включенная еда:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
7 -й день

Окончание программы

Maй 12 го , 2022

Включенные моменты:

If time allows we shall visit more soviet sights of Chisinau, pay a visit to the Lenin Statue that is kept nowadays in a local park etc. Transfer to the airport. Departure back home. 

Вас отвезут в аэропорт, где вы будете ожидать вылета домой.

Включенная еда:
  • Завтрак

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Привет, Наталья.

В эти выходные я сделал порядок в своих фотографиях. Там я нашел вашу карточку, и поэтому я отправил вам наилучшие поздравления из Гренландии с благодарностью за ваше руководство во время моего пребывания в Молдове в конце сентября. Для меня было большим опытом посетить вашу страну, о которой у меня сложилось хорошее впечатление, даже если я провел там всего несколько дней.

Эта поездка превзошла мои ожидания, в основном благодаря вашему внимательному руководству и теплу.

Спасибо за то, что поделились своими знаниями о своей замечательной стране и относились к нам как к семье.


Спасибо за прекрасный отпуск. Твоё знание своей страны и языков невероятно. Я наслаждался каждой минутой! Наилучшие пожелания тебе и твоей семье, Боб.