The annual Eurasian Adventure! One of our favourite and most popular tours takes you across nuclear wastelands, unrecognised states, Soviet timewarps and more. Seventeen countries, five weeks – join the whole thing, or pop in and out as you please.
|1||October 31st||November 6th||€795|
|2||November 7th||November 9th||€295|
|3||November 10th||November 12th||€345|
|4||November 13th||November 18th||€395|
|5||November 19th||November 26th||€395|
|6||November 26th||December 3rd||€395|
|7||December 3rd||December 10th||€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. Our final night before we say goodbye to Group 6 in Ljubljana and cheers each other one last time with promises of reunions!
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 former Warsaw Pact countries throughout the trip.
GROUP 1 Beijing – Moscow
Tuesday 31st October
Wednesday 1st November
Thursday 2nd November
Friday 3rd November
Saturday 4th November
Sunday 5th November
Monday 6th November
GROUP 2 Moscow – Minsk – Kiev
Tuesday 7th November
Wednesday 8th November
Thursday 9th November
GROUP 3 Kiev – Pripyat – Kiev/Odessa
Friday 10th November
Saturday 11th November
Sunday 12th November
GROUP 4 Odessa – Tiraspol – Chisinau – Bucharest
Monday 13th November
Tuesday 14th November
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 16th November
Friday 17th November
GROUP 5 Bucharest – Sofia – Skopje – Pristina – Tirana
Saturday 18th November
Sunday 19th November
Monday 20th November
Tuesday 21st November
Wednesday 22nd November
Thursday 23rd November
Friday 24th November
Saturday 25th November
GROUP 6 Tirana – Podgorica – Belgrade – Sarajevo – Zagreb – Ljubljana
Sunday 26th November
Monday 27th November
Tuesday 28th November
Wednesday 29th November
Thursday 30th November
Friday 1st December
Saturday 2nd December
GROUP 7 Ljubljana – Budapest – Bratislava – Prague – Warsaw
Sunday 3rd December
Monday 4th December
Tuesday 5th December
Wednesday 6th December
Thursday 7th December
Friday 8th December
Saturday 9th December
Sunday 10th December
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