The territory controlled by the PMR is mostly, but not completely, conterminous with the left (eastern) bank of Dniester. It includes ten cities and towns, and 69 communes, with a total of 147 localities (including here those unincorporated).
Independent Travel to Transnistria
Advancing in strides since the aftermath of their brutal civil war, Transnistria is arguably the least visited part of Europe’s least visited country. Located in Moldova, the Russian backed rebel republic offers a whole host of opportunities for the most adventurous travellers. A part of the brotherhood of breakaway nations, it is one of the few places in the world to see the embassies of Caucasus breakaway states South Ossetia and Abkhazia. From a vast amount of Communist relics and a Soviet way of life, there is arguably nowhere else like Transnistria on earth.
Transnistria has always been a YPT favourite since the early days of the company. We are one of the longest running adventure travel companies continually leading the way in Transnistria tourism and our innovative tours to the republic are constantly expanding. On our many journeys there we have learned many lessons about life in the country. Transnistria defines adventure travel for the imaginative traveller, so come and join us in the last stronghold of the USSR, the land of bullet riddled Lenin statues and abandoned Soviet nuclear bunkers!
Tour guides in Transnistria
Our team of Tiraspol based fixers in Transnistria have worked with Soviet Wastelands for a number of years and can arrange absolutely anything inside the country. From arranging photography tours and Russian language learning trips to meeting Russian special forces units and hidden winery adventures, nothing is impossible!
Hotels in Transnistria
In the capital Tiraspol, there are two main options. The luxury and overpriced Sheriff owned hotel or the classic Soviet relic, Aist, which is not for the faint hearted but is also an experience you will never forget. For those on a budget, Soviet Wastelands partners own a small hostel in the city for around $10 a night. Across the rest of the country, hotels vary as small towns and villages are usually motels or homestays whilst other less visited cities such as Dubasari have very affordable and comfortable options available.
Specialist Private Tours to the Transnistria
For those with a specialist interest in Soviet history and the republic of Transnistria, we can arrange private tours for whichever period or length of time you wish. Reachable from Bucharest, Chisinau or Odessa we can get you inside the republic from any route. You will be joined by a YPT representative and accompanied by our local contact in Transnistria focusing on specific areas of your interest. We can arrange trips across the entire country, even into the untouched North with abandoned nuclear bunkers, tanks, Russian army defended dams and gypsy towns.
Join a Group Tour to Transnistria
Each year, Soviet Wastelands operate a minimum of five Transnistria group tours throughout the year at a bargain price. Beginning in either Kiev or Bucharest and taking in all the main sights of the republic including many hidden spots, meeting locals and getting an in depth view of this fascinating breakaway state.