Join YPT for an absolutely Legendary trip this summer!
To Begin with, we will Join YPT for a tour in a land that we know and love, the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl and unrecognized country of Transnistria!
After repeated demands, we have decided to give you the ultimate Ukraine tour! This action-packed adventure will bring you face to face with veterans of the 2014 revolution which saw the country descend into civil war, drive a tank, visit military cities near to the current front line of the civil war, cities which were totally out of bounds during the USSR. This tour will also take in one of a kind secret missile bases from where WW3 could have started, Cossack strongholds, WW2 history & relics and the opulent palace of corruption of the former Ukrainian president. We’ll then carry on to the most Soviet of ex-Soviet republics: Belarus. On this tour, we’ll ride tanks, visit the KGB Building and see where the 1st Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Liberal Party met, but there’s more to Belarus than just its spectacular Soviet history which has been so well preserved. We’ll also hang out on a graffiti street, have a tasting at a brewery and ride a children’s railway. August is buzzing in Belarus, with locals enjoying the short, but beautiful summer, and we’ll get to really soak in that atmosphere when we spend a day at one of their favourite holiday spots outside of Minsk.
August is rife with festivals and events, which of course aren’t planned very far in advance, but we’ll have our ears to the ground to see what we can go to. A couple we’ve got our eyes on are Vulitsa Brazil, a festival where Brazilian/Belarusian graffiti artists paint new murals on October Street and around the city, and the other is A-fest organised by Alivaria Brewery.
After Belarus, we’ll then continue our journey into the westernmost part of Russia, the exclave of Kaliningrad. Born out of the ashes of the Third Reich, Kaliningrad, previously known as Konigsberg is the homebase of the Baltics Fleet and Europe most highly militarised zone. It is also a place where both artefacts from the Nazis and Soviets can be found on top of each other.
It would be wrong to finish a Soviet tour without going to the birthplace of the Soviet Union – Russia. In the last part of this Summer Soviet Adventure, we venture deep into Russia seeing both the great cities of St-Petersburg, Moscow and Kazan but also visiting off the beaten path sites of communist interest such as the birthplace of Lenin but also the Kalashnikov museum.
This tour can be done in parts but the more parts you do, the sexier the discount! This combo also includes transportation between each part, which, in itself is already a very good discount!
|1||Transnistria and Chernobyl||€790|
|3||Belarus Summer Tour||€795|
GROUP 1 – Transnistria and Chernobyl
Friday 17th July – Bucharest
Saturday 18th July – Bucharest
Sunday 19th July – Chisinau
Monday 20th July – Chisinau
Tuesday 21st July – Tiraspol
Wednesday 22nd July – Tiraspol
Thurday 23rd July – Odessa
Friday 24th July – Kiev
Saturday 25th July – Chernobyl
Sunday 26th July – Kiev
GROUP 2 – Ultimate Ukraine
Monday 27th July – Kiev
Tuesday 28th July – Kiev
Wednesday 29th July – Kiev
Thursday 30th July – Dnipro
Friday 31st July – Dnipro
Saturday 1st August – Kiev
GROUP 3 – Belarus Summer Tour
Sunday 2nd August – Minsk
Monday 3rd August – Minsk
Tuesday 4th August – Brest
Wednesday 5th August – Minsk
Thursday 6th August – Minsk
Friday 7th August – Plescenitsy
Saturday 8th August – Minsk
Sunday 9th August – Minsk
GROUP 4 – Kaliningrad
Monday 10th August – Kaliningrad
Tuesday 11th August – Kaliningrad
Wednesday 12th August – Baltiysk/Svetliy
Thursday 13th August – Kaliningrad/Curonian Spit
Friday 14th August – Kaliningrad/Saint Petersburg
Saturday 15th August – Saint Petersburg
Sunday 16th August – Saint Petersburg
Monday 17th August – Moscow
Tuesday 18th August – Moscow
Wednesday 19th August – Kazan
Thursday 20th August – Ulyanovsk
Friday 21st August – Izhmash
Saturday 22nd August – Yekaterinburg
Sunday 23rd August – Yekaterinburg
Monday 24th August – Transsiberian Train
Tuesday 25th August
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•All transport to complete the itinerary (unless otherwise stated)
•Accommodation based on Twin-Share basis
• YPT guide and local guides fees
•Visa Fees (YPT can provide full visa support)
•Single Supplement (€40/night)
•Minsk-Kaliningrad Flight option
•Tips for local guides and drivers
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