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7 Hours History tour itinerary for Chisinau, Tiraspol & Tighina: See The Impressive Bender Fortress

Chisinau, Tiraspol, Tighina

Architecture
Architecture Tour
History
History Tour
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Go on this tour to visit and explore the capital of the unrecognized Transnistria state. Then, head over to see well-preserved 16th-century historic Ottoman Bender Fortress. Enjoy picturesque views from the roof of this fortress.

DAY 01

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  • Start the excursion with Tiraspol city tour with your Moldovan tour guide. 

  • After the city tour, you will have the possibility to enjoy lunch with Ukrainian dishes in Tiraspol. 

  • The next visited place will be the town that was known in the Middle Ages as Tighina and later as Bender.

  • Visit the Bender Fortress. 

  • Head back to Chisinau (71, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant).

  • 80 EUR Per Adult
  • Transfer.

  • Lunch. 

  • Souvenirs.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Tiraspol is the capital of the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. The town was founded thanks to the Peace Treaty of Jassy, which was concluded after the Russian-Turkish War (1787-1791) between the Ottoman Empire and the Russian Empire. 

  • According to this Treaty, the Ottoman Empire ceded to the Russian Empire the region of Ochakov that included the land between the Dniester and Southern Bug River. Empress Catherine II, wishing to strengthen the border on the left bank of the Dniester, entrusts the governor V.Kahovsky "overlook the land between the Bug and the Dniester" and prepare proposals for its administrative and territorial structure.

  • Tighina or Bender was first mentioned as an important customs post in a commerce grant issued by the Moldavian voivode Alexander the Good to the merchants of Lviv (Ukraine) on October 8, 1408. The name "Tighina" is found in documents from the second half of the 15th century. 

  • Visit the Bender Fortress that was built in one the most powerful of the medieval cities of Moldova – Tighina, which was an important trade outpost. Originally built as a small wooden fort by Stefan cel Mare, it was fortified with stones during Petru Rares' rule, just was Soroca fortress. In 1538, the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent conquered the town and renamed it, Bender. Its fortifications were developed into a full fortress under the same name under the supervision of the Turkish architect Koji Mimar Sinan. The Ottomans used it to keep the pressure on Moldavia, between localities and Varna and Bender of the Republic of Moldova. 

Chisinau, Tiraspol, Tighina

Architecture
Architecture Tour
History
History Tour
Accessible
Accessible Tour
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EUR 80
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

The tour is available from 01 Apr to 30 Nov on the following days of the week.

  • Wednesday 12:30
  • Saturday 12:30
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