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Day Trip to Transnistria from Odessa

Product ID: 140088
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Visit Transnistria on a private one-day tour from Odessa and discover all the main sights and landmarks of the unrecognized country. Discover the historical and present day Transnistria from an expert local guide.
About this activity
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up from the Odessa hotels or apartments

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  • Enjoy the experience of visiting off the beaten track destinations
  • Plunge into the atmosphere of the Soviet Union as you visit the cities of Tiraspol and Bender
  • Learn interesting facts about Transnistria – “the country that doesn’t exist”
  • Visit an ancient Bender Fortress, Festung Tighina, built in the 16th century
  • Discover numerous monuments dedicated to Lenin and buildings with symbols of the USSR period
Full description
The trip to Transnistria starts with the transfer from your hotel in Odessa to Tiraspol by a private vehicle. The distance from Odessa to Tiraspol is 104 kilometers and, halfway there, you will pass the border between Ukraine and Transnistria. (Please, check the VISA requirements to enter Transinstria before the trip).  Visiting Transnistria is like traveling on a time machine – not much has changed there since the end of the 20th century. The cities of Bender and Tiraspol, retain many remnants of the Soviet Union.

Old-fashioned public transport, numerous monuments to Lenin and Soviet symbolism on the buildings all make a trip to Transnistria a different experience. Your local guide will tell you about the current political situation of the country and show you all the most important attractions of Tiraspol.

Then you will travel to the city of Bender and discover its famous sight, Festung Tighina, built in the 16th century. Medieval Bender Fortress played an important role in the Russian-Turkish War in the 18-19th centuries. You will enjoy a spectacular view of the Dniester River from the high fortress’s walls.  Later, in your free time, you may have lunch at one of the city’s cafés (optional, own expense). Thereafter, you will return to Odessa back to your hotel.
  • Transportation services along the route
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Professional English-speaking guide in Transnistria
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
• Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at the time of booking for all participants
• You MUST check any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

From US$ 181.19 per person

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Green Tour Ukraine

Product ID: 140088