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GROUP - Transnistria and Bender Fortress
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GROUP - Transnistria and Bender Fortress

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Duration: 6h
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  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Bender Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Kumanek Restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Bendery Fortress


Start:
  • Hotel "Chişinău", Bulevardul Constantin Negruzzi 7, Chișinău 2001, Moldova
    Meeting point - the parking in front of "Chisinau" Hotel. C. Negruzzi 7, bd.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24381P74

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • For visiting the Monastery: men shall be dressed in trousers or shorts with the length below the knee, and a shirt or T-shirt (no tank top). Women – skirt length below the knee, the shoulders are covered, and a scarf on their head
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Hotel "Chişinău"
      Hotel "Chişinău", Bulevardul Constantin Negruzzi 7, Chișinău 2001, Moldova
      Meeting point - the parking in front of "Chisinau" Hotel. C. Negruzzi 7, bd.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Tiraspol
      Stop: 60 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Bendery Fortress
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • BEST Travel
      74
      Chisinau, Moldova
      Joined in December 2015
    • Global380948
      0 contributions
      Tour guide didn't show; walk didn't happen.
      I turned up as directed - but there was no guide and no tour. Waited over 30 minutes then gave it up as a bad job! I suspect the tour was cancelled due to lack of bookings, only no-one let me know (and I was still getting reminders from TripAdvisor 2 hours before it was due to start). Meet up point was over 30 minute walk from my hotel so all in all I lost a good hour and a half which I could have spent doing something else. Still waiting to see if the money will be debited from my account... Take note TripAdvisor, operators promoted by you should be validated as authentic and genuine - not time wasters or scams.
      Written August 8, 2023
    • JulesKalin
      0 contributions
      Don not recommend at all, will just ruin half of your day
      Tour didn’t happen. Because they didn’t even contacted me, I came to the meeting pick up. The phone they provided is not working, website is not working, there is no email. Worst experience ever.
      Written August 1, 2023
    • snejka
      0 contributions
      A mast for Moldova visit
      Simply amazing, is everything so Moldavian in this place. the guide explaines the story of the winery and caves and how the place became winery. Is also included in Guiness Book on length of the caves. The restaurant with traditional live music and delicious Moldavian food were perfect to wine tasting. in one world a paradise to vine lovers and reflect so so much Moldavian spirit.
      Written April 14, 2023
    • pompidoul
      0 contributions
      Not to miss near Chisinau
      Excellent experience to see how to produce and keep in perfect condition so many good wines. It is an attractive point to visit alone or with your family. Nice guide, good explanations and finally a small shop to buy amazing wines.
      Written April 26, 2021
    • TheLush101
      0 contributions
      Brilliant day trip - worthy of the name Best Moldova
      I loved this tour, however my friend loved it more. We'd really wanted to visit Transnistria and had seen some mixed messages about doing it on your own - you really need to speak Russian or Romanian when you get to the border if you go on your own by bus, so we decided to opt for a tour which also included a winery stop and booked this one through TripAdvisor. In the end, it was just the two of us in a car for the tour. Gheorge, our driver, was outside our hotel as planned and whisked us out of the city to Cricova. We got there before it opened, so had to wait a bit, but it meant we were on the first English language tour - I've written a separate review of Cricova. We were then driven back in to Chisinau and picked up our guide Anna, who was a lot more talkative. We drove to the border as Anna explained the history of Transnistria and answered all of our questions brilliantly. We beat the bus to the border crossing, which was good as it meant that we didn't have to wait - Anna arranged everything and Gheorge kept safe hold of our immigration cards which we needed to exit again. We then headed to Bender Fortress and had a local guide there, also called Anna, who showed us around - again I've reviewed this separately. We then headed into Tiraspol to lunch, which was in a traditional restaurant and had a selection of different dishes (all included in the price). Anna also showed us some Transnistrian money so that we could see what it looked like. We were then driven a bit further into Tiraspol and Anna took us on a walking tour around some of the different sights which was great. We were picked up at the Lenin Statue and then driven back to the border post (much quicker leaving) and then back to our hotel in Chisinau. Overall, Gheorge and Anna were both fantastic. One thing struck me at lunch as one of the other tour groups in the restaurant were using Google translate to communicate with their guide, but Anna's English was fantastic. If you want to visit Transnistria, I'd really recommend this tour as you get to the see the capital, as well as a visit to a really interesting winery.
      Written August 8, 2020
    • BackPacker691272
      0 contributions
      A wonderful day! Highly recommended!
      Our guide Elena made this day absolutely wonderful with her positivity and great knowledge about the country and the attractions! All three locations lived up to our expectations. This excursion is highly recommended!
      Written December 8, 2019
    • Susan N
      0 contributions
      I fell in love with Moldova!
      I planned two nights in Moldova on a whim after a trip to Romania, and it ended up being the highlight of my trip! This charming city has an interesting history, and my tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. I'm so happy that I booked a tour with Best Moldova!
      Written November 10, 2019
    • _john_sharp827
      0 contributions
      Interesting experience
      The red and white wine fountains at the entrance are a novel introduction. Vehicles can drive down into the caves and view row upon row of bottles of wine. The wine tasting on our tour was 3 types of wine, red, white, and sweet red. All very good as were the accompanying snacks. The prices in the shop were a steal. A very enjoyable visit.
      Written October 19, 2019
    • sebsk4
      0 contributions
      Very good tours. But be aware about the payment
      I took two trips. In both cases i was alone but i was not charged any extra and the Company respected the days what I found very professional. The only issue is the payment. If you pay by credit card, you will be charged in local currency plus a 3% mark up. That means that with another conversion to your currency and the foreign exchange fee of your card, you will be paying additional charges of 10% on top of the promoted prices.
      Written August 21, 2019
    • mcpw1
      0 contributions
      Well Worth I.
      I booked this trip in the office direct instead of online and saved myself €27. I shared this trip with 3 others and our guide Nicolai was friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this trip but for the visit to the Monastery and Church I recommend hiking boots and not trainers.
      Written July 12, 2019
    • Soelvesborg
      0 contributions
      EXCELLENT!
      Very good organised, starting with email information prior to the booked tour, phone calls and with a high level of professionalism. Adapted to us, helped us in different situations such as making possible for us to join a later tour to winery due to our late flight. Very good and helpful guides, drivers. ALL IN ALL: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! THANK YOU ALL OF YOU!
      Written May 27, 2019
    • Niltasariel
      0 contributions
      A day trip to remember!
      Had a wonderful day with BEST Travel on tour to Transnistria, Bender and the winery. The guide and driver were both lovely and with a lot of interesting stories to tell. The guide also helped out with the money exchange, because you don't really need much money in Transnistria and you couldn't use your bankcard. I actually didn't use/change any money at all, but the tour guide had a few coins left and gave them as a souvenir to take home. Thank you so much! I considered saving the pennies and taking a bus by myself, but I am glad I didn't because it is really good value with all the stops I would never have seen otherwise, the yummy traditional lunch included (thanks for offering veggie options!) and the wine tour and of course... free tasters!
      Written May 26, 2019
    • 369lisem
      0 contributions
      Excellent guide!
      I took several tours with BESTMoldova, and was lucky enough to have the same guide each time. Nicolai is so knowledgeable and has a fantastic way of bringing history and culture alive. The office staff are also friendly and helpful. Good variety of tours offered. Thanks for helping me discover Moldova!
      Written May 9, 2019
    • arturopnavarro
      0 contributions
      Interesting visit and good wines
      The tour shows a lot of the winery, not only the place they store the wine in the barrels but the actual industrial production site, which is not something that is shown. It was interesting to see the difference between the Soviet era tanks and the new technology acquired from Italy. There’s also a lot of historical facts of what the castle was before Soviet times, how it was transformed and what they did to return it to its current beautiful status. The actual tasting was nice, 5 wines (2 white, 1 rose, 2 red) and they actually gave us a couple of their wines that have won prices abroad which were very good. It comes with 5 short pairing foods which were also good. Their plans for expansion are interesting and this might become a place were you can actually go and spend a couple of days there relaxing and drinking and eating nice wines.
      Written April 28, 2019
    • Gordon M
      0 contributions
      sharing the town
      We had a great little tour . We were the only Canadians, but the others provide interesting perspectives , especially those from the other side ( other for us ) of the iron curtain . there is the soviet era buildings but also lots of church architecture that is remarkably preserved or fixed up . All eastern orthodox churches which i am sad to say i was not fully aware of layouts. nice preserved icons , a super bell ringing at the Catedrala episcopală Sf. Teodor Tiron
      Written March 19, 2019
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    ConstantTravelerNC
    Raleigh, North Carolina, USA91 contributions
    Aug 2019 • Solo
    I don't know whether Transnistria will become an independent country, but it's still fun to visit a place like this. It seemed to be lost in time, with a hammer and sickle on the flag.

    The tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. The driver somewhat less so, but overall the experience was good. Lunch was included and pretty tasty.
    Written August 5, 2019
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    Dear guest! Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate that you have time to wrote some words about our job and loved Moldova! Thank you very much! With best regards, BESTMoldova.md team
    Written August 22, 2019
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    mo-cabs
    Telford16 contributions
    Jun 2019
    Fantastic visit to this country, also visited the Memorial Park very interesting. Architecture great.
    Written September 20, 2019
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    Thank you very much for your kind review! Hope to see you again in Moldova! With best regards, BESTMoldova.md team
    Written September 22, 2019
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    Product Overview: GROUP - Transnistria and Bender Fortress

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    $127

    Number of Reviews

    2

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    3

    Duration

    360 minutes