Tiraspol, Transnistria must-see tour - available online livestream version too image
I do postcards with my drawings and budget tours to top attractions and hidden gems of Transnistria. Honestly, I can’t make Maldives of my country, because it is not Maldives. But i can make an unforgettable journey through all contrasts of what it really is - beautiful panoramas and impressive soviet lost places, curious history and nowadays life in the country that doesn't exist, combining classic walk with forays for true explorers and adventurers.

Now I started virtual tour, it is a teaser, a sneak peek, but I made it as close to real tours as possible. Everything can be customized, there is no Stalinism, we will decide where to go and what to talk about along the way. Default route is 2 hours, I will show my favorite bits of Tiraspol and Bendery, first part - city, second part - urbex. You can use smartphone or notebook web-browser, and write your questions and comments in chat in same window. There will be jaw-down abandoned USSR places where I never took real tours before.
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: House of Soviets, 25 Oktyabrya St., 101, Tiraspol Moldova

Are you ready to travel beyond borders, above quarantine? Virtual tour is a teaser, sneak peek, but it’s lifeboat for my family so I made it as close to real tour as possible. You will just dive behind the screen, I will show some jaw-down places where I haven’t took anyone on real tours even. Don’t be afraid to spoil your real trip with virtual, it is impossible to fit everything in a couple of hours, even a week of exploration is not enough to see and tell everything. Content of virtual tour may vary from listed below, actually I ready for sequence of two streams - combining Tiraspol and Bendery, city parts and abandoned parts. Transnistria is urbex paradise. Hope to see you soon in the material world, but by now, sit back and relax, see you online soon. And thank you for support, spasibo!

Top attractions listed here usually form only small part of the route, because my ideology is to show hidden gems that travelers wouldn’t find themselves. Subsequently that’s why places we actually go are not mentioned here. Let it be a surprise, okay? Also we may customize certain things on the shore or along the road, please check out brutal version of my tour, a few guys reacted that it’s better than Chernobyl. Luckily we don’t have radiation here but some lost places from gone era are really eerie. I can’t reveal abandoned places I discovered without risk that they will never immediately spoiled Andy taken by tourist industry. Transnistria is urbex paradise, it’s like Chernobyl before 1986 and after all-in-one, without crowds of people, without risk of radiation and low-cost. Anyway, what about House of Soviets - it is great example of Stalin ampire, must-see attraction and selfie-place in Tiraspol. Don’t forget to make photos - that is a proof of existence of Transnistria!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Christmas Cathedral, Tiraspol Moldova

Optional loop to the back of 100 rouble note

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Green Market Center, Karla Liebknekhta St., 226, Tiraspol Moldova

and veggie market, surprisingly modern!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Suvorov Monument, Constitution Square 25 October Street, Tiraspol Moldova

Since 1972 generalissimo Alexander Suvorov is standing at the central square of Tiraspol, he is considered to be the founder of the city. No spoilers, more curious history during the tour itself!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Kvint, 38 Lenin Street, Tiraspol Moldova

Optional walk inside kvint factory, no tasting.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Supreme Soviet, Strada 25 Octombrie, 45, Tiraspol Moldova

Government building from soviet era with comrade Lenin in front. You can find it on the back of fifty rouble note. Transnistrian roubles, of course.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Tank Monument, Tiraspol Moldova

Real combat tank that reminds of many important things, war and peace, darkness and sunshine. It is famous T-34. We will also walk out to the river bank, there is a nice view from the bridge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mig-19 Monument, Yunosti St., Tiraspol Moldova

Aviator memorial can be found at Balka dst. It commemorates thirty years of victory in the Great Patriotic war. I didn’t add all hidden gems in between these listed attractions, but they are great to make the tour really unforgettable and contrast! Highly recommend brutal tour - some lost places we have here are more impressive than Chernobyl. My wife says no one should go to Chernobyl, but every other traveler I meet either just came from there or is heading there next. Luckily there was no radiation here, it was ussr collapse. Finally we have an option to go to some eerie lost places from gone era that will satisfy lovers of Tarkovsky cinematography or post-apocalyptic movies, it is a way to explore “exclusion zone” without radiation risk or crowds of people you definitely see around in actual Chernobyl exclusion zone. I also can’t reveal these places here, just make notice, adventurers, it’s also tour of a lifetime!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tiraspol, Tiraspol, Transnistria

For lovers of Tarkovsky cinematography, post-apocalyptic movies and USSR legacy there is a brutal version of the tour. Impressive soviet lost places and Chernobyl style cityscapes of Transnistria will make your heart beat faster and leave you speechless, I can’t reveal where we go without the risk of subsequent demolition of these eerie gems, but I guarantee unforgettable trip. It is also important to keep these urban wastelands a secret for keeping melancholic atmosphere of solitude, you know, the best and only way to explore such things is to do it alone, let’s keep it this way. No one can predict how long these communism remains will be accessible so the whole idea is to discover everything while it still exists and do it without overcrowd of people. In a way, this journey is a chance to explore a version of Chernobyl “exclusion zone” without crowds of tourists that overfill real Pripyat and actual Chernobyl exclusion zone. There is no radiation here luckily, it’s not radiation that killed the place, it’s perestroika. We can do a combo of beautiful hidden views of Tiraspol and views of abandoned beauty of decay.

Duration: 30 minutes

zebrawillis 2021-11-04

Favorite part was meeting Anton. He's kind of a nerd in a good way. Goofy jokes and a lot of hidden gems and information. Perfect English. He's so cute and charming and attentive to everyone. Some of the people couldn't handle all the walking and he was understanding and helpful. I only heard of Transnistria from someone at the hostel in Moldova. There was a brochure in the hostel in Tiraspol and his customer service is awesone. He even knew the times the trains were leaving to get to Chisinau. I'm so glad I got to experience Anton

ramgan93 2021-10-22

Anton is a great guide and provides lots of interesting information. This is more than just a tour around the city, but rather you also can discover less know places. A must-do tour for anyone interested in getting to know the stories and experiences of people of this unique and beautiful region. Looking forward to visiting Transnistria again.

tho_crae 2021-09-24

I visited Tiraspol and Bender with Anton as my guide. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience as Anton is very knowledgable and passionate about his city and his country. I am convinced that I would not be able see the special sights I saw without Anton.

Mihoki 2021-09-23

I am used to walking tour but this one with Anton was one of the best ever!! It was always interesting, entertaining and I learned a lot (especially about he topic I was interested in: art and life of the locals) Anton shared a lot of interesting thoughts that stuck in my mind, I really feel like I grew from it... Huge thanks Anton and wish you the best!

ga_pero2019 2021-09-02

great tour of the city, loads of amazing stories. he even took us to a secret location to see a great overwiev of the city :D

Kamil S 2021-08-01

The most complex tour I have ever been plus Anton is the great guy Who tell you everything about the country that does not exist. Support the guy.

kidiboel 2021-07-23

Good guide , showed me around the city ad last minute booking. Also helped me out whit like local bank issues :p. Always Bring cash to transnistrie :D

Ukyawlin 2021-06-09

Anton’s knowledge about the past and presence of Transnistria is incredible. If you want to experience the real Transnistria and see places which you hardly find on your own, he will make it happen.

chris17033 2021-05-11

I made with Anton a tour. First of all his english is impressive, while it is at general a bit difficult to find fluent english speakers in this region. Beside that, we visited an abandoned soviet factory, saw some beautiful mosaics and had a great talk about post soviet reality. Compared to a tour I made some years ago, it was a really awesome experience.

billfO3672GM 2020-08-28

If you are curious that is for you. I could see one of the most strange and inhospitable places on earth from home! Breaking the monotony of quarantine, he showed us some urbex places (which I loved) and told us how life is in Transnitria, from the point of view of a local cityzen, so is trustable information! He can also tell about interesting places, facts or history of the country. We could visit the most remote places on earth from home thanks to internet! I really recomend. Also his english is perfect.


  • Postcard for the memory! Cards, magnets and maps made by the guide himself available for purchase!
  • Entry/Admission - Kvint


Terms & Conditions

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

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Sightseeing walk is perfect and transparent for all genders and ages. Optional foray may be challenge - climbing a talk or tasting kvas. But it is not obligatory experiences.
  • #roamfromhome tour is a win-win, now every tour twist is available to try. But I hope we will continue soon in the real world when quarantine will be over.
  • Video quality is HD, sound is HQ, no buffering issues ever experienced
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Just 5 guests in the stream, to make it closer to real tour.
  • 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