This tour coincides with not only the Transnistrian National Day celebrations, but the only Soviet-style military parade left in Europe! Officially known the Prednistrovie Moldovan Republic (PMR), and often referred to as the last of the Soviet Union – Transnistria is one of the four unrecognized countries and frozen conflict zones that litter the regions of the old Soviet Empire.
The trip begins in the wonderful city of Bucharest which is serviced by a number of low cost airlines. During the day, we will see Ceausescu’s grave and palace before jumping on the scenic train journey to Chisinau, Moldova: the least visited country in Europe. After a one day city tour and a night in a Soviet style hotel, we head for the highlight of the trip, Transnistria, Tiraspol and a big old fashioned military parade!
After two nights in Tiraspol, we embark on another adventure by visiting the least visited part of the least visited country in Europe: the Republic of Gagauzia, another region of Moldova previously at war with the central authorities and home to a local Turkic people with a very pro-Russian agenda.
We end the trip by heading back to Chisinau and jumping on the train back to Bucharest together.
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Wednesday 30th August
Thursday 31st August
Friday 1st September
Saturday 2nd September
Sunday 3rd September
Monday 4th September
Tuesday 5th September
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•Accommodation in mentioned hotel on twin sharing basis
•Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments
•International air tickets
•Visa if needed (YPT can provide support)
•Any personal expenses & services not included in the above
•External costs as mentioned in itinerary
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