The annual Eurasian Adventure! One of our favourite and most popular tours takes you across nuclear wastelands, unrecognized states, Soviet time warps and more. Twenty countries, five weeks – join the whole thing, or pop in and out as you please, travelling behind the Iron Curtain.
|1||October 27th||November 2nd||€795|
|2||November 3rd||November 5th||€295|
|3||November 6th||November 8th||€370|
|4||November 9th||November 13th||€420|
|5||November 14th||November 21st||€395|
|6||November 22th||November 28th||€395|
|7||November 29th||December 6th||€645|
|8||December 7th||December 11th||€595|
|9||December 12th||December 18th||€845|
|1 – 5||€2225||€2080 (€145 discount)
|1 – 6||€2620||€2435 (€185 discount)
|1 – 7||€3265||€2995 (€270 discount)
|1 – 8||€3910||€3570 (€340 discount)
|1 – 9||€4755||€4375 (€380 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.
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 the former Warsaw Pact countries throughout the trip.
A new addition this year, our group 8 will take us to Kaliningrad the westernmost part of Russia! An exclave created by the Soviets after the fall of the Third Reich and the most militarized area in Europe.
The tour wraps it up completely with our group 9 which takes us through the three countries of the Baltics, starting in Vilnius for an extreme Soviet roleplaying game and continuing through Riga to go for a tank ride and finishing in Tallin and back to the russian border.
Tuesday 27th October
Wednesday 28th October
Thursday 29th October
Friday 30th October
Saturday 31st October
Sunday 1st November
Monday 2nd November
Tuesday 3rd November
Wednesday 4th November
Thursday 5th November
Friday 6th November
Saturday 7th November
Sunday 8th November
Monday 9th November
Tuesday 10th November
Wednesday 11th November
Thursday 12th November
Friday 13th November
Saturday 14th November
Sunday 15th November
Monday 16th November
Tuesday 17th November
Wednesday 18th November
Thursday 19th November
Friday 20th November
Saturday 21st November
Sunday 22nd November
Monday 23rd November
Tuesday 24th November
Wednesday 25th November
Thursday 26th November
Friday 27th November
Saturday 28th November
Sunday 29th November
Monday 30th November
Tuesday 1st December
Wednesday 2nd December
Thursday 3rd December
Friday 4th December – Krakow
Saturday 5th December – Warsaw
Sunday 6th December – Warsaw
GROUP 8 – Kaliningrad
Monday 7th December – Warsaw/Kaliningrad
Tuesday 8th December – Kaliningrad
Wednesday 9th December – Baltiysk/Svetliy/Kaliningrad
Thursday 10th December – Curonian spit/ Kaliningrad
Friday 11th December – Vilnius
GROUP 9 – Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn
Saturday 12th December – Vilnius
Sunday 13th December – Vilnius
Monday 14th December – Riga
Tuesday 15th December – Riga
Wednesday 16th December – Tallinn
Thursday 17th December – Tallinn
Friday 18th December
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•All transportation to complete itinerary
•Some local tours
•Local English speaking guides and YPT guide
•Visa Fees – We can provide same day invitation letters to Russia
•Transportation to and from the beginning and end of tour
•Single supplement (€40/night except in the Baltics)
•Food and drinks
•Tips for the local guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.