Young Pioneer Tours

Soviet Europe Tours

From our office in Varna, Bulgaria, and with our specialist knowledge and language skills gained from a decade of working in the region, YPT can really get you from the heart of Russia and Eastern Europe out to the corners where the action is.

Our Soviet Europe tours are run in accordance with YPT’s branding and ethos: a competitive price, expert guides, and most importantly an adventure that will stick with you for life. Every tour is accompanied by an experienced western YPT guide and to encourage friendships and good times we cap our tour groups at a maximum of 24 people. Once we hit 25, we divide our tours into 2 different groups with their own vehicle, local guides and western YPT guides. Group sizes are usually around 10 – 12 people. As we like to say, “we do group tours for people who hate group tours”.

Our independent Soviet tours are suitable for all solo travelers, couples, friends, families, and travel groups. During your private tour, you will be accompanied by local guides (several languages are available), and you will have your own driver and air-conditioned vehicle. YPT provides full visa support. A dedicated, western YPT guide can also be hired for the trip if needed.

  • Russia: Magadan, Murmansk & Soviet Arctic, Stalingrad, Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Eastern and Central Europe: Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine & Chernobyl
  • Balkans: The entire former Yugoslavia, AlbaniaBulgaria, Romania
  • Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kaliningrad
  • Caucasus: Chechnya, Dagestan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nakhchivan
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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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Enjoying the view of Cyprus
  • €695

Divided Cyprus September Tour

Explore Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus with war-torn ghost towns

  • Start Date : September 19th 2021
    End Date : September 24th 2021
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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  • €395 / €790

Chernobyl & Transnistria September Tour

Explore the former Soviet Union on a journey through Chernobyl and Transnistria

  • Start Date : September 24th 2021
    End Date : September 26th / October 3rd 2021
  • Duration: 3 days / 10 days
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  • €395

Belarus Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Autumn Tour

Visit the recently opened and untouched sector of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

  • Start Date : October 8th 2021
    End Date : October 11th, 2021
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • €395 - €2995

Eurasian Adventure Tour

7 weeks. 21 post-Soviet countries or unrecognised countries.

  • Start Date : October 26th 2021
    End Date : December 5th 2021
  • Duration: 2 days - 39 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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Balkan-Badlands-Tour
  • €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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  • €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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  • €895

Belarus: Back in the USSR Tour

Visit the most Soviet of post-Soviet states in Eastern Europe and the Belarus Exclusion Zone

  • Start Date : February 18th 2022
    End Date : February 24th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €395 / €790

Chernobyl & Transnistria February Tour

Explore the last of the Soviet Union: Pripyat and our favourite Unrecognised Country of Transnistria

  • Start Date : February 25th 2022
    End Date : February 27th / March 6th 2022
  • Duration: 3 days / 10 days
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  • €995

Communist Bulgaria & Dark Romania

A journey through the dark history of Romania from Communism Nicolae Ceaușescu to Dracula!

  • Start Date : March 11th 2022
    End Date : March 21st 2022
  • Duration: 10 nights, 11 days
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A massive bust of Ceauscescu by his birthplace
  • €495

Dark Romania Tour

A communist relic hunting trip through Bulgaria and a journey from the homeland of the king of Communism Nicolae Ceaușescu to Dracula!

  • Start Date : March 18th 2022
    End Date : March 21st 2022
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • €1845 / €2495

Iran & Caucasus Unrecognised Countries Combo Tour

From Iran through Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia and Georgia

  • Start Date : March 22nd 2022
    End Date : April 11th, 2022
  • Duration: 20 nights 21 days
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  • €795 / €1495

Caucasus Unrecognised Countries Tour

Visit the hardest to get to Unrecognised Countries in the Frozen Conflict Zones of Post-Soviet Europe

  • Start Date : March 29th 2022
    End Date : April 11th 2022
  • Duration: 14 nights, 15 days
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  • €395 / €790

Chernobyl & Transnistria Easter Tour

Celebrate Easter in the former Soviet Union on a journey through Chernobyl and Transnistria

  • Start Date : April 15th 2022
    End Date : April 17th / 24th 2022
  • Duration: 3 days / 10 days
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Transnistria parade
  • €795

Ultimate Transnistria Victory Day Tour

Celebrate Transnistrian Victory Day and witness a Soviet style military parade.

  • Start Date : May 5th 2022
    End Date : May 13th 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €595

Communist Bulgaria Tour

Join an action packed, communist-relic-hunting road trip through Bulgaria

  • Start Date : May 14th 2022
    End Date : May 20th 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • €1695 / €2595

Moscow to Pyongyang By Train Tour

Experience and ride on the longest passenger train journey in the world!

  • Start Date : May 24th 2022
    End Date : 10th June 2022
  • Duration: 8 days / 17 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight out
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  • €495

Belarus Exclusion Zone Spring Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 27th 2022
    End Date : May 30th 2022
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • €995

The Ultimate Yugoslavia Tour

Visit the former People's Republic of Yugoslavia through 6 unique countries

  • Start Date : May 29th 2022
    End Date : June 9th 2022
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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Will there be a travel passport after all
  • €3595

Svalbard: Soviet Frontier Arctic Cruise

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

  • Start Date : June 20th 2022
    End Date : June 28th 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €395 / €790

Transnistria & Chernobyl Summer Tour

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

  • Start Date : July 15th 2022
    End Date : July 23rd / 24th 2022
  • Duration: 2 days / 10 days
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  • €595

Kaliningrad Post: Soviet Exclave Tour

Explore Russia's westernmost exclave, the secretive Kaliningrad

  • Start Date : August 2nd 2022
    End Date : August 6th 2022
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €845

Soviet Baltics Tour

Actively experience the dark history of the Baltic region

  • Start Date : August 6th 2022
    End Date : August 13th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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  • €395

Belarus Exclusion Zone Summer Tour

Visit the recently opened and untouched sector of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

  • Start Date : August 13th 2022
    End Date : August 16th 2022
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
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  • €495

Transnistria 30th National Day and Gagauzia Tour

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

  • Start Date : August 29th 2022
    End Date : September 5th 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 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 2022
    End Date : September 15th 2022
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 days
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Actual Young Pioneers at the South Ossetia parade
  • €795

South Ossetia National Day Tour

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

  • Start Date : September 15th 2022
    End Date : September 22nd 2022
  • Duration: 7 nights, 8 days
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A monument in Chechnya
  • €695

Chechnya & Stalingrad Tour

A Soviet and post-Soviet-themed adventure

  • Start Date : September 22nd 2022
    End Date : September 27th 2022
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 days
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Kaliningrad
  • €1195-1795

Kaliningrad, Baltics & Belarus Combo

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

  • Start Date : September 26th 2022
    End Date : October 7th-11th, 2022
  • Duration: 11 to 16 days
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  • €595

Kaliningrad Post-Soviet Exclave Tour

Explore Russia's westernmost exclave, the secretive Kaliningrad

  • Start Date : September 26th 2022
    End Date : September 30th, 2022
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 days
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  • €2495

Ultimate Leaders Tour

Visit the Mausoleums of Uncle Ho, Chairman Mao, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il and Lenin!

  • Start Date : October 10th 2022
    End Date : November 1st 2022
  • Duration: 21 nights, 22 days
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  • €795

Chernobyl & Transnistria Nuclear Winter Tour

Experience atmospheric winter in the former Soviet Union on a journey through the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the unrecognized Soviet time-warp country of Transnistria!

  • Start Date : November 4th 2022
    End Date : November 12th 2022
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 days
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  • €495

Kosovo and Albania winter tour

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

  • Start Date : November 16th 2022
    End Date : November 21st 2022
  • Duration: 6 Days, 5 Nights
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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 2022
    End Date : January 3rd 2022
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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