This tour coincides with not only the Transnistrian National Day celebrations, but the only Soviet-style military parade left in Europe! Officially known the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), and often referred to as the last of the Soviet Union – Transnistria is one of the four unrecognised 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 tour the former model city of the godfather of communism, Nicolae Ceaușescu, before jumping on the Soviet style 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! We’ll explore the war torn villages of this murky, unrecognised country as well as the capital of Tiraspol, it’s 2nd biggest city of Bender and a big old-fashioned Soviet military parade!
After two nights in Tiraspol, we embark on the second part of our 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. Here we will round off the trip with a Gagauzian feast in an isolated village, washed down with local homemade wine!
Monday 29th August – Bucharest
Tuesday 30th August – Bucharest
Wednesday 31st August – Chisinau
Thursday 1st September – Tiraspol
Friday 2nd September – Tiraspol
Saturday 3rd September – Comrat
Sunday 4th September – Chisinau
Monday 5th September – Bucharest
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•Accommodation in mentioned hotel on twin sharing basis
•Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments
•International air tickets
•Single supplement (not available on train, €150)
•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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