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The STORY of a NON-EXISTING country

How about celebrating the Independence Day of a non-existing country? Strange, isn’t it? Strange but possibile… Transnistria is a breakaway part of Republic Of Moldova, who has all the necessary things to be a country (government, local currency, National Bank, local car license plates for the cars, flag, police, army, etc.) but except one thing….it is not recognized by nobody except... South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabah, all sister “countries” being in the same situation. And like any normal country they have a National Day, and they celebrate it! 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.

An unrecognized country celebrates its independence - Transnistria!

per adult from

$1,901

AUD

Duration

4 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Arrival in Chisinau

      Pass By: Chisinau City Hall, Stephan cel Mare Blvd., 83, Chisinau 2012 Moldova
      Meet your local guide and driver at the airport.

      Check-in and a city tour about the capital of Moldova – Chisinau.

      The Central Park and the Alley of Moldovan literature classics,

      The monument of Steven the Great and Saint,

      Great National Assembly Square,

      The Triumph Arch,

      The “Nativity” Cathedral,

      The Organ Hall,

      The Market of souvenirs, etc.

      Welcome dinner and tour program preview

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Hotel

      Day 2: Cook Moldovan traditional food

      Pass By: Chisinau City Hall, Stephan cel Mare Blvd., 83, Chisinau 2012 Moldova
      At "Casa Parinteasca" Craft Centre from Palanca village, you will get to know not only the Moldovan traditional costumes and ethnographic customs, but you will also learn how to cook the best known Moldavian dish – “placinte”.

      Visit the Honey Museum from Raciula, learn about the life of bees, taste different kind of honey and other honey products.

      Coming back to”Casa Parinteasca” Museum

      enjoy a very special lunch, trying also the “placinte” we have made. Traditional dishes will be served with the best local wine, while the organic herbal tea, accompanied by quince jam will surprise you with its amazing taste.

      Visit Frumoasa Monastery

      Continue to Chisinau.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Hotel

      Day 3: From War to Black Caviar

      Pass By: House of Soviets, 25 Oktyabrya St., 101, Tiraspol Moldova
      Visit the Military Museum from Chisinau and learn about the fate of this country during the Second World War and about its Soviet Heritage.

      Continue to Transnistria

      After crossing the border we shall stop in a local village for a special lunch in a private family. They will share with us their problems living in an unrecognized country and how frustrating is not being able to speak their native language.

      Touring Aquatir, a large sturgeon-breeding and black caviar-processing industrial complex from Tiraspol.

      City tour of Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria.


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      Accommodation included: Check in a 4* hotel.


      Day 4: Enjoying the parade in Tiraspol

      Pass By: Old Orhei Archeological Complex, Trebujeni Moldova
      Enjoy the parade and discover the city of TIRASPOL (capital of Transnistria). We will admire the festivities of the independence Day and enjoy this unique atmosphere.

      After the parade - some free time for lunch, to meet local people and interact with them. We advise you to try diferent kind of dishes and sweets freshly cooked in the market.

      Later in the afternoon, we shall do a 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. We will drive towards the north, along the Dniester River. You will be amazed about the communist monuments still to be seen in villages and small towns like Grigoriopol and Dubasari.

      Going back to Moldova

      Drive to Old Orhei, Moldova’s most picturesque and fantastic historical site. Old Orhei is famous for the cave monasteries located there. This zone was isolated from the outer world.


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Traditional dinner and accommodation in Eco Resort Butuceni
    • Departure Point :
      Chișinău, Moldova
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    12

    Organised by Ways Travel

    Activity ID: V-159079P3

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