Young Pioneer Tours

International Tours

Young Pioneer Tours are the leading travel operator to “destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from”. Check out our full international group tour schedule, or browse through the tours of our regional offices and let us plan your next travel adventure.

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  • €395 / €790

Chernobyl & Transnistria Summer Tour

Visit our favourite Unrecognised Country and explore the post-nuclear disaster of Pripyat.

  • Start Date : July 16th 2021
    End Date : July 24th / 25th 2021
  • Duration: 2 days / 10 days
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  • €995

Republic of Buryatia & Lake Baikal Siberian Summer Tour

Witness Lake Baikal in all its glory and visit Buryat settlements

  • Start Date : July 18th 2021
    End Date : July 25, 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €2895

Summer Siberia Combo Tour: Buryatia, Baikal & Magadan

Take in the best sites of mighty Siberia, as well as explore its darkest memories

  • Start Date : July 18th 2021
    End Date : August 1st, 2021
  • Duration: 14 nights, 15 days
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A bear hunter with his gun in Magadan, Russia
  • €1895

Magadan Soviet Gulag Tour

Explore the Russian Far East in the Kolyma Region, infamous for its dark history and famous for its awe inspiring scenery and wildlife.

  • Start Date : July 26th 2021
    End Date : August 1st, 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €795

Soviet Baltics Tour

An action packed and in depth road trip which kicks off in Lithuania and takes us through three countries in just under a week.

  • Start Date : August 5th 2021
    End Date : August 11th, 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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Signs of the No man's land of Cyprus
  • €695

Divided Cyprus Tour

Explore Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus with war-torn ghost towns, arms dealers mansions, stunning beaches, and Roman relics!

  • Start Date : August 15th 2021
    End Date : August 20th, 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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Transnistria parade
  • €495

Transnistria National Day & Gagauzia Tour

Think the Cold War is over? Come to Transnistria for National Day and think again!

  • Start Date : August 29th 2021
    End Date : September 5th 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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The Worker and Kolkhoz Statue in Moscow, Revolutionary Russia
  • €1490 / €2790

Transnistria, South Ossetia, Chechnya & Russia Combo Tour

Visit two post-Soviet breakaway states and explore the length and breadth of Russia from Siberia to the Caucasus!

  • Start Date : August 29th 2021
    End Date : September 18th / 27th 2021
  • Duration: 22 days / 29 days
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  • €995

Revolutionary Russia Tour

Visit the most important sites throughout Russia at a ridiculously cheap price!

  • Start Date : September 4th 2021
    End Date : September 15th, 2021
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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The statue of a horseman overseeing Tshinkval, South Ossetia
  • €795

South Ossetia Tour

Participate in the independence day celebrations of the world's youngest unrecognised Country and frozen conflict zone!

  • Start Date : September 15th 2021
    End Date : September 22nd, 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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A monument in Chechnya
  • €495

Chechnya and Stalingrad Tour

A Soviet- and post-Soviet-themed adventure through the former war-ravaged Chechnya and Stalingrad!

  • Start Date : September 22nd 2021
    End Date : September 27th, 2021
  • Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
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  • $995

Turkmenistan Independence Day Budget Tour

Don't miss out on the celebrations and join our budget tour to Turkmenistan!

  • Start Date : September 26th 2021
    End Date : September 29th 2021
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • $1395

Turkmenistan Independence Day Tour

See the dazzling colossus of Ashgabat, a glamorous beach resort ghost city and the Gates of Hell!

  • Start Date : September 26th 2021
    End Date : October 3rd 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €595

Kaliningrad Post: Soviet Exclave Tour

Explore Russia's westernmost exclave, the secretive Kaliningrad

  • Start Date : September 26th 2021
    End Date : September 30th 2021
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €1195 / €1795

Kaliningrad, Baltics & Belarus Combo Tour

Tour the whole of the Baltics, from Kaliningrad to the Belarussian Exclusion Zone

  • Start Date : September 26th 2021
    End Date : October 11th 2021
  • Duration: 11 / 16 days
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  • $345 / $2395

Five Stans Budget Tour: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

Five Stans: one epic adventure, one incredible deal, don't miss out!

  • Start Date : October 4th 2021
    End Date : October 20th 2021
  • Duration: 3 days to 17 days
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Our group in front of the ruins of a palace in Massawa, Eritrea
  • $895

Best of Eritrea Budget

Simply the cheapest way to do the best activities of Eritrea

  • Start Date : October 8th 2021
    End Date : October 12th, 2021
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €395

Belarus Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Autumn Tour

Visit the recently opened and untouched sector of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Explore abandoned Soviet villages, factories, police stations.

  • Start Date : October 8th 2021
    End Date : October 11th, 2021
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • €1995

Svalbard: Soviet Frontier Arctic Cruise

Visit some of the northernmost settlements in the world in ex-Soviet Svalbard!

  • Start Date : October 10th 2021
    End Date : October 15th 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €2495

Ultimate Leaders Tour

Visit the Mausoleums of Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Vladimir Lenin in one go!

  • Start Date : October 11th 2021
    End Date : November 2nd, 2021
  • Duration: 21 nights, 22 days
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The bottle trees of Socotra
  • $1795

Socotra Yemen Island Autumn Tour

Experience the incredibly isolated and unique Yemeni island of Socotra!

  • Start Date : October 12th 2021
    End Date : October 20th 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €1995

Svalbard: Soviet Frontier Cruise – Second Departure

A second chance to visit some of the northernmost settlements in the world in ex-Soviet Svalbard!

  • Start Date : October 13th 2021
    End Date : October 18th 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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Corridors in Bahrain
  • €395

Bahrain Tour

Enjoy a weekend of Arab culture, history and liberal society in Bahrain

  • Start Date : October 15th 2021
    End Date : October 17th, 2021
  • Duration: 2 nights, 3 days
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  • €2795

Southern Iraq Autumn Tour

Be one of the first to visit Iraq after years of war and see history in the making!

  • Start Date : October 15th 2021
    End Date : October 21st 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €3890

Whole Iraq Autumn Combo

Get the full Iraqi experience, from Baghdad to Sulaymaniyah

  • Start Date : October 15th 2021
    End Date : October 27th 2021
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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  • €4495

Middle East Mega Combo: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait & Iran

Visit most of the Arabian Peninsula in one tour!

  • Start Date : October 15th 2021
    End Date : November 3rd 2021
  • Duration: 19 nights, 20 days
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  • €2495

Saudi Arabia Tour

Be amongst the first official tourists to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Start Date : October 17th 2021
    End Date : October 24th, 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • $595

Alternative Egypt Tour

The lesser-known side of Egypt - the City of the Dead and hidden pyramids

  • Start Date : October 20th 2021
    End Date : October 24th 2021
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €1095

Iraqi Kurdistan Autumn Tour

Hang out with the Peshmerga and see the last influences of Saddam’s rule in Kurdistan

  • Start Date : October 21st 2021
    End Date : October 27, 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €545

Kuwait Tour

Perfect for country collectors or as a conclusion to our Saudi Arabia Tour

  • Start Date : October 24th 2021
    End Date : October 27th, 2021
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • €395 / €2995

Eurasian Adventure Tour

7 weeks, 21 post-Soviet countries or Unrecognised Countries. Taking in the whole iron curtain: The true Young Pioneer Tour

  • Start Date : October 26th 2021
    End Date : December 5th 2021
  • Duration: 2 days / 39 days
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  • €995 / €1495

Hidden Iran Autumn Tour

Experience history both modern and ancient in this beautiful country.

  • Start Date : October 27th 2021
    End Date : November 3rd-7th 2021
  • Duration: 8 days / 11 days
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november
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  • $895 / $1190

Cuba: Che Guevara & Missile Base Tour

Find out more about El Comandante and his past in Che’s Cuba

  • Start Date : November 1st 2021
    End Date : November 8th / 10th 2021
  • Duration: 8 days / 10 days
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  • $2495 / $6495

Latin America Mega Combo: Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador & the Galapagos

All the excitement on offer in our Latin American tours, in one tour!

  • Start Date : November 1st 2021
    End Date : November 19th / December 2nd 2021
  • Duration: 19 days / 32 days
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  • €795

Chernobyl & Transnistria Nuclear Winter Tour

Explore post-nuclear disaster Pripyat and our favourite Unrecognised Country of Transnistria

  • Start Date : November 5th 2021
    End Date : November 13th 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • $1295

Colombia: Civil War & Narcos Tour

From drug lords to Marxist rebels, explore Colombia's history up close!

  • Start Date : November 11th 2021
    End Date : November 19th 2021
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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A group of Sudanese hanging out by Napata Sudan
  • $3990 / $5790

Whole of the Sudans: Sudan & South Sudan Tour

The whole Sudan experience! From pyramids to tribes, going through unclaimed lands!

  • Start Date : November 15th 2021
    End Date : November 28th / December 3rd 2021
  • Duration: 13 days / 18 days
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The tombs of Dongola
  • $1495

Sudan Nubian Legends Tour

Avoid the crowds of Egypt and visit one of the world's most ancient and diverse civilization!

  • Start Date : November 15th 2021
    End Date : November 22nd 2021
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €895

Balkan Badlands Tour

The ultimate Balkan adventure

  • Start Date : November 16th 2021
    End Date : November 28th, 2021
  • Duration: 12 nights, 13 days
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  • €495

Kosovo & Albania winter tour

Journey into the lands of blood feuds and bunkers and experience an untouched corner of Europe!

  • Start Date : November 17th 2021
    End Date : November 22nd 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights. 6 days
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galapagos islands
  • $745 / $3995

Ecuador Amazon Rainforest & Galapagos Islands Tour

Venture deep into the Amazon on our Ecuador tour!

  • Start Date : November 19th 2021
    End Date : November 23rd / December 2nd 2021
  • Duration: 5 days / 14 days
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A full mundari cattle camp
  • $2495 / $4295

South Sudan Tour

Visit the world’s newest and one of the least accessible countries

  • Start Date : November 22nd 2021
    End Date : November 28th / December 3rd 2021
  • Duration: 7 days / 12 days
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  • $5895

Antarctica Frozen Continent Expedition

Explore the world's last frontier, the frozen continent of Antarctica

  • Start Date : December 15th 2021
    End Date : December 24th 2021
  • Duration: 9 nights, 10 days
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  • $5290 / $10995

Least Visited Countries Combo Tour

The ultimate adventure exploring all 11 of the Pacific island countries

  • Start Date : December 17th 2021
    End Date : January 15th 2022
  • Duration: 28 nights, 29 days
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  • €895

Myanmar Christmas Adventure

Spend Christmas in the mountains of Myanmar and celebrate with the locals!

  • Start Date : December 20th 2021
    End Date : December 27th 2021
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €495

Chernobyl & Transnistria New Year's Ultra Budget Tour

Celebrate your New Year's by exploring Chernobyl and Transnistria with our ultra budget tour

  • Start Date : December 28th 2021
    End Date : January 3rd 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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The vastest region YPT operates in! We have all the experience to bring you to Eritrea, the ‘North Korea of Africa’, or the unrecognised country of Somaliland, for their national day celebrations to experience all the sights and sounds of the Horn of Africa. In the North, we’ll have you exploring the Casbah of Algeria or riding the Iron Ore Train of Mauritania From the Eastern coast, we take you to Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin and Angola!

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Fertile ground of revolutions right in the backyard of the United States, our offer in Latin America is constantly expanding. Cuba is one of our favourite destinations, If you’ve seen a military parade or mass dance in North Korea, or national day parades in Eritrea or Turkmenistan, there’s still nothing quite like May Day celebrations in Cuba. In Colombia, we retrace the history of the FARC and the Narcos. In Ecuador, we take you into the Amazon. See the amazing wildlife of Galapagos and wonder in front of the voodoo rituals of Haiti!

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Central Asia offers a stunning range of options in terms of culture and scenery. One of the most closed countries in the world, with even fewer tourists every year than North Korea, Turkmenistan is a notoriously difficult country to visit, and therefore one of the most important for YPT! From our office in Almaty, we also organize tours through the archaeological treasures of Uzbekistan and the mountains and lakes of Kyrgyzstan, and hey, why not try to see a rocket launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. One also not very well kept secret is that there are certain other locations we travel to in Central Asia, but you’ll need to send us an email to find out!

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Chernobyl was one of the first destinations that YPT made regular trips to and it has since become a mainstay of our international itineraries. What’s more YPT has pioneered travel to the various unrecognised countries of the post-Soviet world, especially Transnistria in Moldova. We also offer week-long tours of Belarus and Georgia and on our now infamous annual Eurasian Adventure tour you can even travel through every single country of the former communist Eastern Bloc and Yugoslavia!

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The Middle East is one of the most rewarding region to explore and we offer tours to the whole peninsula! Let us take you to both Southern Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, the cradle of civilization. Iran has been one of our regular fixture, with its dazzling shrines and friendliest locals. Visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, just recently opened to tourist! Last but not least, follow us to the outer worldish island of Socotra!

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South East Asia is certainly seeing its fair share of tourists, but that doesn’t mean it has no wild and unexplored corners left! It turns out we specialise in them! Follow us on a boat to the marshes of Bangladesh. Climb up the secret kingdom of Bhutan. Spectate live crucifixions in the Philippines and discover the secretive nation of East Timor before taking in amazing tribal festivals in Papua New Guinea!

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Being based in China for so long, YPT have developed an ever-greater knowledge of the country and a passion for the vast array of destinations here. Whether you want to travel to Xinjiang or Tibet, do a road trip through the China-North Korea borderlands, see the Communist history in Yan’an, go urban exploring in Ordos-Kangbashi ghost city or just a short tour in Xi’an or Beijing, our Red China tours offer you a perfect combination with a DPRK tour or as an adventure all of itself.

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With a long and wide experience in Eastern Europe, we are able to offer you incredible adventures in what was once the Soviet Union. Come with us for military parades in the breakaway republics of Transnistria and South Ossetia but also explore the ruins of Chernobyl in Ukraine and Belarus. If wasn’t enough, our Eurasian Adventure takes you through the whole of the Eastern Bloc!

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When you choose a holiday destination, it’s always cool to choose an obscure country to see your mate’s reactions when you tell them. But even better, is going adventuring in a place that doesn’t officially even exist! We were the first-ever international tour company to give you the opportunity to travel to some of the world’s unrecognized countries, including South Ossetia, Transnistria, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Somaliland. These places are on the forefront of international travel and will give you an opportunity to become a true pioneer.

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YPT continually expands our list of worldwide destinations, taking you to the least travelled and wildest places there are. Each year we strive to add more adventurous destinations around the globe, running research trips to find out the best way to offer you the chance to visit the mysterious corners of the world still untouched by regular tourism. Nowhere is too far for us, taking you from the Least Visited Countries in the World, in the Pacific as well as on expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and soviet ruins of Svalbard.

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