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Full-Day Bender And Tiraspol City Tour
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Language

    English, Romanian, Russian

  • Activity Level



Visit Bender and Tiraspol on an 8-hour tour. Unearth the secrets of the cities that have been least explored, as you visit two major towns of Transnistria and the Turkish fortress of Bender.

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    • Start the day with a visit to Bender city (Tighina). It is a city controlled by the authorities of Transnistria. Tighina is located in the buffer zone established at the end of the War of Transnistria.

    • In Bender, also visit the “Bender Fortress”. The fortress was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldova  - Tighina - which was an important trade outpost.

    • After exploring Bender, visit Tiraspol, the capital of the unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). It officially belongs to Moldova and is its second-largest city.

    • In Tiraspol, visit major attractions such as V. Lenin monument and house of soviets, Transnistrian Parliament (25 October Ave, Tiraspol), Afghanistan War Memorial, Monument-tank, and more.

What's Included
  • Guide Services in English, Russian, and Romanian

  • Entry tickets

  • Round trip transportation from Chisinau.

What's Excluded
  • Meals, souvenirs, etc.

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Stefan

    Had a fantastic day on a private tour to Transnistria with Oleg. Oleg is very knowledgeable and speaks English very well.

  • Eytan

    Oleg took me on three different trips, so we covered a little bit of Moldova together:  a few wineries, Curchi Monastery, Old Orhei region, Cahul and Comrat as well as to and from the airport. He is always knowledgable, fantastic English and is full of information and wit. His car was spotlessly clean, and he was resourceful and clever in arranging and re-arranging things when traffic, or when my plans, changed. His driving is careful and smooth, and he was perfectly puncual for our appointments (and tolerant of my tardiness).  Really one of the most professional guides I have had. 

  • Arto

    Oleg is very proseffional guide. We visited with him some wineries, Odessa and Transnistria. Everything was perfectly organized by Oleg.


    Thank you Oleg for taking us around - there was never a dull moment during the whole day, the whole day was perfect. 

    Oleg was very flexible with our requests including a last minute inclusion to visit Cricova (he arranged it all for us), handling our border controls at Transnistria, showing us all the sites with detailed explanation, taking us to lunch in Transnistria and taking us to buy souvenirs at a hidden shop! Oleg greatly enhanced our understanding of Moldova and Transnistria with his excellent knowledge and outgoing humorous personality.  I highly recommend his services to anyone interested in touring Moldova & Transnistria! 

  • caroline

    I booked a 1 day tour to Transnistria with my guide Oleg Grachila, and I enjoyed every minute! Firstly Oleg's English is perfect, he also brought his own nice, comfortable car and took care of all the border formalities which went smoothly. We drove to the nearby town of Bender and visited the War Memorial dedicated to the people who lost their lives in the civil war of 1991-92, also a park with a cemetary and memorial to those who lost their lives in WW11. after Bender we drove on to Transnistria's capital, Tiraspol, a lovely, spotlessly clean city and really an open-air museum of the  Soviet Era. We parked the car and walked all around town, visiting 3 war memorials, W11, the Afghan war and the Civil war of 1991-92, lovely parks, the Palace of Youth Culture, streets with Soviet names, and of course statues of VI Lenin! Oleg changed money for me, enough to buy some good coffees at the town's many kiosks, and an excellent lunch! After lunch we strolled up the main boulevard and visited another statue of Lenin in front of the classical early 20th Century  Russian style university, the state Theatre and Opera and crossed over a picturesque bridge over the Dniester river. Oleg left nothing out, and it was a full day of about 8 hours. I was very pleased with the tour, and would highly recommend Oleg as a guide, punctual, professional, and a great personality!

  • anton

    During our short stay in Moldova we had a half day tour to Orhei Vecchi and some other interesting places. We couldn´t have been guided better than by Oleg Grachila. In just a couple of hours we learned more about the country´s history, culture, language and political situation than we could read from any book, and everything in a relaxed way and in perfect English. It was an unforgettable day in a beautiful setting. The price was quite reasonable.

  • Emil
    Traveling by yourself, once you are not in High school any more, can be challenging but finding a great tour guide that can both show you around and suggest interesting places to go to makes all the difference. I did a tour in Moldova and to Odessa with Oleg that I can only describe as an adventure and his input added to the experience. A great mix of sight seeing and just exploring. Having really enjoyed the experience I came back to Chisinau one year later and this time we went to Transylvania on a one week tour, which is great as Oleg speaks Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian on top English which I speak, But anyway I never realized all the sights and the history in Transylvania which now I have some insight into. Also just driving around the countryside which is beautiful and stopping in interesting restaurants trying out the local food which is also great and a surprise. Anyway cant say enough for Olegs part of being a tour guide, driver and some one to talk to along the way. It was a perfect mix of exploring and also time for my self. And although we followed a schedule there was still room for improvisation as needed. Thanks again Oleg
  • Makoto
    This tour provides an overall sightseeing experience in Transnistria. Oleg is a friendly professional guide. He took me "Sheriff Tiraspol" team store to get a team shirt. Recommend.
  • Scott
    Oleg was very helpful and friendly drove us to different stadiums in Moldova and Transnistria
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USD 141 / adult

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