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8 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Chisinau, Tiraspol & Tighina: Explore With Fortress & Wine Cellars

Chisinau, Tiraspol, Tighina

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Come for short guided visits to these Moldovan cities. See the Bender Fortress and the capital of unrecognized Transnistria. You will learn the stories associated with these places. Also visit the wine celler - Mileștii Mici for some wine tasting!

DAY 01

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  • At 09.15 am, after the registration,  we will go away not so far from Chisinau. 

  • Get an excellent opportunity to visit one of the oldest wine production in Moldova – the wine cellar "Mileștii Mici " and do wine tasting. Also visit the cellar store where you can purchase a bottle of wine just from the heart of winery.

  • Head to Tiraspol city - the capital of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). A passport will be needed at the Transnistria border.  

  • If you wish, we can stop for dinner or lunch in one of the best restaurants in Tiraspol.

  • Go on a Bender city tour with the Moldovan tour guide.

  • Visit the Bender Fortress which 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.

  • 99 EUR Per Adult
  • Moldovan tour guide. 

  • Personal expenses.

  • Extra drinks. 

  • The excursion will start with Tiraspol city tour - 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 Rivers Dniester and Southern Bug. 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.

  • After the Tiraspol City Tour, our guests will have the possibility to enjoy the lunch with the Ukrainian dishes in Tiraspol. 

  • The next visited place will be the town was known in the Middle Ages as Tighina in  Moldovian/ Romanian sources and later as Bender in Ottoman sources. The town 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. 

  • After the Bender City Tour, we will visit Bender fortress which 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

Food
Food and Drink Tour
Culture
Culture Tour
History
History Tour
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EUR 99
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

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

  • Wednesday 09:00
  • Saturday 09:00
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