Join YPT for our New Year tour in a land that we know and love, the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl and unrecognised country of Transnistria, reminders of what the Soviet Union was and both complemented by the atmospheric Eastern European winter.
Beginning in Kiev, the vibrant Ukrainian capital, we will venture into the nuclear exclusion zone of Chernobyl, featuring the ghost city of Pripyat. Led by our guide who was born inside the exclusion zone, we can guarantee access to places that most visitors never see.
From Kiev, we head south to Odessa, infamously known as the maternal city of the Russian mafia. This is our crossing point into the unrecognised country of Transnistria, trapped in the style of the Soviet Union since a brutal civil war with Moldova during the collapse of the USSR. We will spend two days here and our years of experience and vast array of contacts in Transnistria mean we can show you the far flung corners of this fascinating rebel republic.
We then hit up the least visited and poorest country in Europe: Moldova! Here we will tour the capital, Chisinau, and explore the abandoned National Hotel, visit monasteries spared destruction under Communism, explore the infamous city prison, wander through flea markets and visit the military museum.
After our tour of Chisinau, the tour will conclude. YPT can assist with arranging your onward travel.
Tuesday 28th December – Kiev
Wednesday 29th December – Kiev – Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Thursday 30th December – Kiev – Odessa – Tiraspol
Friday 31st December – New Year’s Eve – Tiraspol
Saturday 1st January – New Year’s Day – Tiraspol – Chisinau
Sunday 2nd January – Chisinau
• Letter of Invitation and visa support
• All transport (except transport to Kiev before tour, onward travel from Kiev after group 1 and onward travel from Bucharest after the tour finishes)
• Lunch within Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
• Entrance fees
• English Speaking local guides and YPT tour leader
• Visa Fees (YPT provides full support)
• Single Supplements (€100)
• Lunches outside of Chernobyl, dinners and drinks
• Personal expenses
• Tips for local guides
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.