Young Pioneer Tours

Soviet Europe

When it comes to Soviet Europe Tours, YPT are the industry standard! After initially starting with North Korea, we quickly expanded to Soviet Tours and now offer everything from Group Tours to Chernobyl, unrecognized countries, such as Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, to our signature Soviet Group Trip, the Eurasian Adventure Tour.

As with all YPT trips our Soviet Tours are led by a YPT expert guide, our groups are capped to 15-25 people (depending on the tour), and we get your really off the beaten track! Check out our 2022 and 2023 Soviet Tours, as well as our independent Soviet travel pages. New Soviet Tours are being added almost weekly, with our much anticipated 2023 Soviet Group Tour program very much on the way. YPT have been Pioneering Soviet Travel for over 15 years, why would you go on a Soviet Adventure with anyone else?

Our independent Soviet tours are suitable for all solo travellers, 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
  • €445

Transnistria National Day & Gagauzia Tour

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

  • Start Date : August 31st 2022
    End Date : September 4th 2022
  • Duration: 4 nights, 5 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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  • €395

Transnistria & Gagauzia New Year’s Tour

Think the Cold War is over? Come to Transnistria for New Year's and think again!

  • Start Date : December 30th 2022
    End Date : January 2nd 2023
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 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 17th 2023
    End Date : February 23rd 2023
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
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  • $395 / $1690

Belize Overland & Islandia Tour

Be one of the very first people to be stamped on arrival in The Principality of Islandia.

  • Start Date : February 23rd 2023
    End Date : February 26th/ March 4th 2023
  • Duration: 3 days / 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 24th 2023
    End Date : February 26th / March 5th 2023
  • Duration: 3 days / 10 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 7th 2023
    End Date : April 9th / 16th 2023
  • Duration: 3 days / 10 days
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  • €745

Divided Cyprus Easter Tour

Explore Turkish controlled Northern Cyprus with war-torn ghost towns

  • Start Date : April 9th 2023
    End Date : April 14th 2023
  • Duration: 5 nights, 6 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 2023
    End Date : May 13th 2023
  • Duration: 8 nights, 9 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 23rd 2023
    End Date : 9th June 2023
  • Duration: 8 days / 17 days
  • Flight option: €195 flight out
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  • €995

The Ultimate Yugoslavia Tour

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

  • Start Date : May 28th 2023
    End Date : June 8th 2023
  • Duration: 11 nights, 12 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 14th 2023
    End Date : July 22nd / 23rd 2023
  • Duration: 2 days / 10 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 24th 2023
    End Date : July 30th 2023
  • Duration: 6 nights, 7 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 22nd 2023
    End Date : September 24th / October 1st 2023
  • 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 6th 2023
    End Date : October 9th 2023
  • Duration: 3 nights, 4 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 9th 2023
    End Date : October 31st 2023
  • Duration: 21 nights, 22 days
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