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, Ottoman Empire ceded to Russian Empire the region of Ochakov that included the land between the rivers Dniester and Southern Bug. Empress Ecatherine 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'll 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 stone 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 Republic of Moldova.
TRANSFER TO CHISINAU (71, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant)
📍 The duration of the trip: 6 h;
📍 Time registration: 12:15;
📍 Start time: 12:30;
📍 Meeting point: 71, Stefan cel Mare si Sfant (office BEST Travel);
📍 IMPORTANT! To cross the border with Transnistria, the PASSPORT is required!
The route:📍 Chișinău (71, Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt)📍 Transnistria, Tiraspol city📍 Bender city📍 Bender fortress📍Chișinău.
The excursion includes: all transfers per programm. Ghide services (ENG, RUS, ROU). Bender City Tour. Tiraspol City Tour. Excursion at Bender fortress. Lunch. Entrance tickets.
The lunch includes: Ukrainian borsch, mashed potatoes with chicken breast puppies, salad from cabbage. A kind of compot. Drinks and extra-ordered dishes are additionally paid.
ATENTION! Minimum number of persons is required.
Technical information: round trip distance – 170 km, total duration of the trip – 6 h (included transfers round trip).
NOTE* 100% fee in case of cancelation less than 72 hours before the trip begins
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