Where are we going?!
To Transnistria, the last remaining splinter of the Soviet Union! This insignificantly small but de facto independent strip of land is a thorn in both Moldova’s and Ukraine’s sides. Ukraine kindly declined when Transnistria offered to join its large neighbour, while Moldova actually wants these 4200 km² of trouble back. In the meantime, Transnistria’s independence is only recognised by Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia.
While Transnistria refuses to live with the times, communist symbols are outlawed these days in Ukraine. It has been a long time since the dress rehearsal of the October Revolution took place in Odessa. Moldova, finally, has never fully recovered from its Soviet past.
Why would I want to go there?!
There are few places in Europe that care so little about what tourists want. Walking around in Transnistria is like a time trip back to the days of the Soviet Union, Moldova is the least visited country in Europe and tourism in Ukraine has plummeted due to certain issues in the east of the country and in Crimea. Those who think of a refreshing lack of sights as an asset need look no further.
|April 17th, 2018||April 25th, 2018||9 days||4-8||yes|
- international flight Amsterdam – Kiev – Odessa
- transport by minibus
- overnight stays in hotels, based on double/twin room (breakfast included)
- lunch at Stroiești, Transnistria
- dinner at Orheiul Vechi, Moldova
- travel insurance
- meals, unless stated otherwise
- personal expenses
- fines for photographing prohibited objects in Transnistria
Take me further!
Curious about this tour? Complete the contact form to get more information about Unrecognised Stops (I) Transnistria (in Dutch). If you’d rather chat in English, give us a call at +31 6 81 83 20 58.