The annual Eurasian Adventure! One of our favourite and most popular tours takes you across nuclear wastelands, unrecognized states, Soviet time warps and more. Seventeen countries, five weeks – join the whole thing, or pop in and out as you please.
|1||October 29th||November 4th||€795|
|2||November 5th||November 7th||€295|
|3||November 8th||November 10th||€370|
|4||November 11th||November 16th||€420|
|5||November 17th||November 23rd||€395|
|6||November 24th||November 30th||€395|
|7||December 1st||December 8th||€645|
|1 – 5||€2225||€2080 (€145 discount)
|1 – 6||€2620||€2435 (€185 discount)
|1 – 7||€3265||€2995 (€270 discount)
The tour starts in Beijing with an overnight stay and optional visit to the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao, before embarking on the epic, six-day trip that is the Trans-Mongolian, or the “party train” as it also known.
Following our arrival in Moscow, we start to fully embrace Soviet nostalgia by visiting all of Moscow’s top sites, before taking the train to the most Soviet of all republics: Belarus and its capital Minsk. Here we will be seeing such treasures as the former residence of Lee Harvey-Oswald, as well as staying in our own private apartment.
This leads us on to group 3, our big group, where we will be visiting not only Pripyat (Chernobyl), but also doing the extreme missile base tour, as well as sampling the night time delights on a bar crawl. Thanks to our contacts in Pripyat, we can usually sneak in some secret sites that we are not even allowed to blog about!
After group 3 leave us in Kiev, group 4 will continue on to Odessa, then onto Tiraspol, capital of the breakaway republic of Transnistria – if you want off the beaten track, this is it. We really mix it up here by having one night in a very Soviet hotel before transferring to a slightly more luxurious offering in the countryside, a true Soviet time warp. Following a few nights here, we visit Moldova, the only ex-Soviet republic to vote the communists back in, before taking the overnight bus to Bucharest, a popular flight hub making arrangements for onward flights easy.
Group 5 completes the full communist chic element, visiting the former homes of Ceausescu, Tito and Hoxha, via Romania, Macedonia and Albania. We will additionally visit contemporary hot spots of Mitrovica and Kosovo before finishing in Albania.
Group 6 will be moving on to the beautiful capital of Montenegro: Podgorica. After a day’s exploration, it’s across the border to Belgrade to take in the sights of this incredible city, before moving onto Sarajevo, Mount Igman to see the abandoned and crumbling ruins from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympic Games and Zagreb.
For our first ever Group 7 Eurasian Tour, we truly complete the adventure before traveling along the rest of the Iron Curtain through Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, ticking off visits to all the former Warsaw Pact countries throughout the trip. Our final night before we say goodbye to Group 7 in Warsaw and cheers each other one last time with promises of reunions!
GROUP 1 Beijing – Moscow
Tuesday 29th October
Wednesday 30th October
Thursday 31st October
Friday 1st November
Saturday 2nd November
Sunday 3rd November
Monday 4th November
GROUP 2 Moscow – Minsk – Kiev
Tuesday 5th November
Wednesday 6th November
Thursday 7th November
GROUP 3 Kiev – Pripyat – Kiev/Odessa
Friday 8th November
Saturday 9th November
Sunday 10th November
GROUP 4 Odessa – Tiraspol – Chisinau – Bucharest
Monday 11th November
Tuesday 12th November
Wednesday 13th November
Thursday 14th November
Friday 15th November
GROUP 5 Bucharest – Sofia – Skopje – Pristina – Tirana
Saturday 16th November
Sunday 17th November
Monday 18th November
Tuesday 19th November
Wednesday 20th November
Thursday 21st November
Friday 22nd November
Saturday 23rd November
GROUP 6 Tirana – Podgorica – Belgrade – Sarajevo – Zagreb – Ljubljana
Sunday 24th November
Monday 25th November
Tuesday 26th November
Wednesday 27th November
Thursday 28th November
Friday 29th November
Saturday 30th November
GROUP 7 Ljubljana – Budapest – Bratislava – Prague – Warsaw
Sunday 1st December
Monday 2nd December
Tuesday 3rd December
Wednesday 4th December
Thursday 5th December
Friday 6th December
Saturday 7th December
Sunday 8th December
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