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.
|1||October 29th||November 4th||€795|
|2||November 5th||November 7th||€295|
|3||November 8th||November 10th||€370|
|4||November 11th||November 16th||€420|
|5||November 17th||November 23rd||€395|
|6||November 24th||November 30th||€395|
|7||December 1st||December 8th||€645|
|8||December 9th||December 14th||€595|
|9||December 15th||December 20th||€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.
GROUP 1 Beijing – Moscow Tuesday 29th October – Beijing
Wednesday 30th October – Transsiberian
Thursday 31st October – Transsiberian/Ulan Bator
Friday 1st November – Transsiberian
Saturday 2nd November – Transsiberian
Sunday 3rd November – Transsiberian
Monday 4th November – Moscow
GROUP 2 Moscow – Minsk – Kyiv Tuesday 5th November – Moscow
Wednesday 6th November – Minsk
Thursday 7th November – Minsk
GROUP 3 Kiyv – Pripyat – Kyiv/Odessa Friday 8th November – Kyiv
Saturday 9th November – Pripyat/Kyiv
Sunday 10th November – Odessa
GROUP 4 Odessa – Tiraspol – Chisinau – Bucharest Monday 11th November – Odessa/Tiraspol
Tuesday 12th November – Tiraspol
Wednesday 13th November – Tiraspol/Bendery
Thursday 14th November – Chisinau
Friday 15th November – Chisinau
GROUP 5 Bucharest – Sofia – Skopje – Pristina – Tirana
Monday 18th November – Sofia
Tuesday 19th November – Skopje
Wednesday 20th November – Pristina
Thursday 21st November – Pristina/Brod
Friday 22nd November – Pristina
Saturday 23rd November – Tirana
GROUP 6 Tirana – Podgorica – Belgrade – Sarajevo – Zagreb – Ljubljana Sunday 24th November – Tirana/Podgorica
Monday 25th November – Podgorica/Belgrade
Tuesday 26th November – Belgrade
Wednesday 27th November – Sarajevo
Thursday 28th November – Sarajevo
Friday 29th November – Zagreb
Saturday 30th November – Zagreb/Ljubljana
GROUP 7 Ljubljana – Budapest – Bratislava – Prague – Warsaw Sunday 1st December – Ljubljana
Monday 2nd December – Budapest
Tuesday 3rd December – Budapest
Wednesday 4th December – Prague
Thursday 5th December – Prague
Friday 6th December – Krakow
Saturday 7th December – Warsaw
Sunday 8th December – Warsaw
GROUP 8 – Kaliningrad Monday 9th December – Warsaw/Kaliningrad
Tuesday 10th December – Kaliningrad
Wednesday 11th December – Baltiysk/Svetliy/Kaliningrad
Thursday 12th December – Curonian spit/ Kaliningrad
Friday 13th December
GROUP 9 – Vilnius – Riga – Tallinn Saturday 14th December – Vilnius
Sunday 15th December – Vilnius
Monday 16th December – Riga
Tuesday 17th December – Riga
Wednesday 18th December – Tallinn
Thursday 19th December – Tallinn
Friday 20th 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.