If you’ve been hungry to travel and missing the adventure of exploring new and exciting destinations, it’s a great time to plan a trip to Chisinau. While you’re there, be sure to check out the latest in Chisinau tours, on board the brand-new tourist trolley bus.
Moldova’s capital city boasts an eclectic mix of architecture and attractions, and the new trolley bus takes visitors along all the major tourists’ routes. It’s an easy, professionally guided way to see the best of Chisinau without worrying about parking, traffic or even setting the GPS!
Chisinau is a complex city with a juxtaposition of Soviet era austerity, historic buildings, and modern amenities. The capital city of Moldova is perfect for people who want to see the parts of Europe that are a little off the beaten track. Tourist friendly without being a tourist trap, it’s still possible to see this city without too many tourist crowds.
Straddling the line between eastern European traditions and modern western culture, there’s just enough exotic experiences on offer to make a fascinating trip, with enough of the comforts of home.
When & Where?
The new Chisinau tour bus is running on Saturdays and Sundays, starting on 1 August 2021. The tour starts at the The Triumphal Arch and runs along a carefully planned route, finishing at The City Hall, that incorporates the best attractions the city has to offer.
Some of the highlights of the tour include:
- The Triumphal Arch (Arcul de Triumf) – smaller than the more famous one in Paris, but no less interesting!
- The Chisinau cathedral
- Various museums
- Circul din Chisinau – the state circus building, which is a unique circular landmark
What You’ll See
Chisinau is a vibrant, bustling metropolis that is home to over 800,000 people, and features a mixture of parks and natural spaces, fascinating eastern European history, and modern culture. Visitors discover a cultural melting pot of old and new, fuelled by art, theatre, music, and cuisine that’s just a little different to what you’re used to.
The Chisinau city tour trolley takes guests on a guided tour of the most important attractions in the city. It winds along the city streets for over an hour, with frequent stops to visit and view the best points of interest. Take your camera along to get snaps of the best the city has to offer right from the bus, while you enjoy a narrated experience in English, Russian and Romanian, with occasional Ukrainian availability.
What It Costs
If you like value for money travel, you can’t beat the Chisinau trolley bus tour! At just 30 MDL (~1.40 Euros, ~$1.70 USD) , it’s one of the most affordable ways to explore the city in comfort.
See the Best the City Has to Offer
Whether you’re just passing through Chisinau as part of a European tour, or you plan to explore the city in more detail later during your trip, the Chisinau tour bus gives you a local’s eye view of the best the city has to offer.
Discover the landmarks, and plan to return to the places that pique your interest. There’s no better way to get your first introduction to Chisinau than from the city tour bus. So, get on the bus when you arrive, and learn the best kept secrets of Chisinau.
The Trolleybus Schedule
The Trolleybus is currently running on Saturdays and Sundays only, with tours in different languages throughout the day. Currently, there is only one English tour at 2pm, so make sure you get there a bit early, as you can only buy tickets from the driver.
- 10:00 – 11:15 – Romanian
- 12:00 – 13:15 – Russian
- 14:00 – 15:15 – English
- 16:00 – 17:15 – Romanian
- 18:00 – 19:15 – Russian
The Trolleybus Map
The trolleybus stops outside of each location on the route, giving you time to listen to the interesting facts and history of the location. Between stops you’ll be able to enjoy modern and traditional Moldovan music and the sights of Chisinau’s vibrant city centre.
The trolleybus tour features a pre-recorded audio guide for the duration of the tour.
The Full List of Trolleybus Stops
- Bell Tower
- Arc de Triumph
- Cabinet of Moldova
- Stefan cel Mare Monument
- The National History Museum of Moldova
- 31 August 1989 Street
- The Art Museum of Moldova
- The Cornerstone of Chisinau
- Chisinau Circus
- Boulevard Grigore Vieru
- Eugen Doga Pedestrian Street
- Hotel Suisse
- The National Opera and Ballet Theatre
- The Presidential Office of Moldova
- Boulevard Stefan cel Mare
- Herta Villa
- The Moldovan Parliament
- Central Park Stefan cel Mare
- Mitropolit Gavriil Bănulescu-Bodoni Street
- The Water Tower
- A. Pushkin Street
- The National Palace
- Chisinau Town Hall