- 8 days (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
In Romania you can enjoy visiting famous communist “achievements” like: House of the People, Major Industrial Sites, House of the Press and many more attractions. Transnistria has about 505,000 inhabitants, and this breakaway region is recognized as a state by the South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno-Karabakh only.
- 7x Breakfast
- 4x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 6 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Romania
Pass By: Manuc's Inn (Hanul lui Manuc), Str. Franceza 62-64, Bucharest Romania
Fly to Bucharest and transfer to your hotel
If time permits, visit some of Bucharest’s important sights
Check-in to the hotel and enjoy a short presentation about Romania’s communist history
Accommodation included: Bucharest (Hotel)
Day 2: On the way to Brașov
Pass By: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
Explore the city Bucharest
Visit Bucharest’s Parliament Palace, built in the 1980’s by order of Ceausescu
Visit Ghencea Cemetery, where Nicolae Ceausescu, his wife Elena and their son Nicu are buried
Stop in a canteen mall, formally known as a ‘cantina’, where due to a shortage of food in communist times, people were forced by the authorities to eat in large work style canteens. All the cantinas are now malls, where people freely choose to eat
Lunch on the way
En route to Brasov, stop to wander around the famous Bran Castle, which is said to have been Bram Stoker’s inspiration for the residence of the vampire count in his famous novel.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Brasov,Hotel
Day 3: Exploring Braşov
Pass By: Brasov Historical Center, Piazza Sfatului, Brasov Romania
A morning walking tour of Brasov
The Black Church
Find the beautiful Church of St. Nicholas
The First Romanian School, situated in its grounds.
Depart for Birlad
Meet with a typical Romanian family and discuss over dinner how life has changed for them since communist times
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in a soviet inspired hotel
Day 4: Meeting Republic of Moldova
Pass By: Old Orhei Archeological Complex, Trebujeni Moldova
Visit one of Moldova’s well known sights - Old Orhei (Orheiul Vechi).
Visit 15th century “Adormirea Maicii Domnului” Cave Church.
See the remains of Geto-Dacian fortress, a functioning cave monastery, and ruins of the old Turkish bath.
Have a delicious traditional Moldovan lunch in the village
Continue to the capital of Transnistria - Tiraspol. Transnistria is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognised borders of Moldova. Although not recognised by any state or international organization, it is de facto an independent state named the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The country’s national coat of arms still includes the traditional hammer and sickle and a load of Lenin Statues that have not been pulled down.
Accommodation included: Overnight Tiraspol (hotel)
Day 5: Awake in Soviet Union
Pass By: House of Soviets, 25 Oktyabrya St., 101, Tiraspol Moldova
See a communistic-type military parade.
Enjoy the atmosphere as families relax and shop in the many small stalls lining the main street and pavement cafes are full with people enjoying local beer and freshly cooked shashlik.
Transfer to the world-famous wine cellars of Cricova. Here, see an underground city with obscure streets that are carrying the names of wines kept here: Aligote, Riesling, Codru, and Feteasca. The wines from this collection have an old history with bottles over 100 years old. Overnight in Chisinau and enjoy a special dinner with wine tasting.
• Dinner: Dinner with wine tasting
Accommodation included: Overnight in Chisinau(Hotel)
Day 6: Discovering Gagauzia
Pass By: Comrat Museum, Comrat city center, Comrat Moldova
Depart to another autonomous region of Moldova – Gagauzia
Visit the last living “Kolhoz” - a collective state farm.
Lunch will be served in the canteen of this “kolhoz”, where also the workers eat.
Cross the Prut river, the border between Romania and Republic of Moldovia, at Cahul-Oncesti.
Reach Galati, an industrial city on the Danube, where the jewel of the communist industry was built - the Steel factory.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Galati in a communist era hotel.
Day 7: Back to Bucharest
Pass By: Embassy of Romania, 1607 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Return to Bucharest – the 300km journey will take around 4 to 5 hours
Stop en route for lunch.
Spend some time at leisure in Bucharest
No accommodation included on this day.
Day 8: Departure home
Pass By: Chisinau City Hall, Stephan cel Mare Blvd., 83, Chisinau 2012 Moldova
Transfer to the airport.
No accommodation included on this day.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.