09:00 AM, departure to Vadul lui Voda:ASEM -Arrival in Vadul lui Voda, boarding “Legenda” ship; -Fun tour 3-4 hours with DJ, music, dancesi,gladness and joy ; -Free time for a picnic on the Nistru River.
Included: – round- trip (by bus); – disco, dj, artistic program… – professional photographer; – Free time for a picnic on the Nistru River;
The Dniester River, or Dnister River, is a river in Eastern Europe. It runs first through Ukraine and then through Moldova, finally discharging into the Black Sea on Ukrainian territory again. The name Dniester derives from Sarmatian dānu nazdya “the close river.” Its course marks part of the border of Ukraine and Moldova, after which it flows through Moldova for 398 kilometres (247 mi), separating the main territory of Moldova from its breakaway region Transnistria. It later forms an additional part of the Moldova-Ukraine border, then flows through Ukraine to the Black Sea, where its estuary forms the Dniester Liman.The Dniester rises in Ukraine, near the city of Drohobych, close to the border with Poland, and flows toward the Black Sea Along the lower half of the Dniester, the western bank is high and hilly while the eastern one is low and flat. The river represents the de facto end of the Eurasian Steppe. Its most important tributaries are Răut and Bîc. During the Neolithic period, the Dniester River was the centre of one of the most advanced civilizations on earth at the time. The Cucuteni-Trypillian culture flourished in this area from roughly 5300 to 2600 BC, leaving behind thousands of archeological sites. Their settlements had up to 15,000 inhabitants, making them the first large farming communities in the world, long before Mesopotamian cities. Dniester was one of waterways of Varègues (Vikings of the Baltic) towards Constantinople. From the 14th century to 1812, part of the Dniester formed the eastern boundary of the Principality of Moldavia. During World War II, German and Romanian forces battled Soviet troops on the western bank of the river. After the Republic of Moldova declared its independence in 1991, the small area to the east of the Dniester that had been part of the Moldavian SSR refused to participate and declared itself the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, or Transnistria, with its capital at Tiraspol on the river. The Dniester is navigable for about 750 miles (1,200 km) from its mouth; shipping lines run from Soroca to Dubăsari (both in Moldova) and from Dubăsari to the sea. Fishing is of little importance except near the coast. In the lower reaches and in the Dubăsari Reservoir there are fish hatcheries for sturgeon, whitefish, pike perch, and carp. The Dnister is used as a source of water for consumption and irrigation. Tributaries on the east side –in Moldova- are the Răut River, the Ikel River, the Bîc River, and the Botna River. The main ports in Moldova are Soroka, Tighina (Bender) and Tyraspol.