This tour coincides with not only the Transnistrian Victory Day celebrations, but one of the only Soviet-style military parades 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 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!
On arrival, we begin our tour to the darkest corners of what has been branded ”Europe’s North Korea”. Taking in Soviet time warps, gypsy towns, civil war scarred towns, USSR nuclear bunkers, Russian army defended dams, tanks, WW2 history and more!
We end the trip by heading back to Chisinau and jumping on the train back to Bucharest together.
Tuesday 5th May – Bucharest
Wednesday 6th May – Bucharest
Thursday 7th May – Chisinau
Friday 8th May – Tiraspol
Saturday 9th May – Victory Day! Transnistria
Sunday 10th May – Dubasari
Monday 11th May – Tiraspol
Tuesday 12th May – Chisinau
Wednesday 13th May
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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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