|1||Transnistria and Chernobyl||€790|
|3||Belarus Summer Tour||€795|
|4||Chechnya and North Caucasus (BOOKINGS CLOSED)||€1395|
|5||South Ossetia Tour||€1495|
|6||Magadan Soviet Gulag Tour||€2395|
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.
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 very recently war-torn Russian republic of Chechnya. Formerly one of the most significant areas of the old Soviet Union in respects of tourism and home to both stunning natural beauty and also the fiercely nationalistic yet extremely friendly Chechen people. It doesn’t get much more adventurous and off the beaten track than this trip.
During our time here, we’ll be crossing mountain ranges, hiking through the countryside of the volatile border area with Georgia, visiting the strange smelling sulphur springs, taking in the majesty of various monuments and of course rounding off our days with evening drinks in the vibrant city of Grozny.
From there, we charter our bus and leave a conflict zone of yesterday in what is very much a conflict zone of today – South Ossetia. Stuck between Russia and Georgia, the world’s youngest unrecognized republic has its own language and culture. We’ll be walking around with war veterans and going around sites of importance to understand the history behind the conflict.
We finish this mega-combo tour with a blast, riding all the way down the road of bones to reach one of Stalin’s most infamous gulags, Magadan. There we’ll experience wild siberia, camping by the gulag and even visiting its mines.
GROUP 1 – Transnistria and Chernobyl
Friday 19th of July – Bucharest
Saturday 20th of July – Bucharest
Sunday 21st of July – Chisinau
Monday 22nd July – Chisinau
Tuesday 23rd of July – Tiraspol
Wednesday 24th of July – Tiraspol
Thursday 25th of July – Odessa
Friday 26th July – Kiev
Saturday 27th July – Chernobyl
Sunday 28th July – Kiev
Group 2 – Ultimate Ukrainian
Monday 29th July – Kiev
Tuesday 30th July – Kiev
Wednesday 31st July – Kiev
Thursday 1st August – Dnipro
Friday 2nd August – Dnipro
Saturday 3rd August – Kiev
GROUP 3 – Belarus Summer Tour
Sunday 4th August – Minsk
Monday 5th August – Minsk
Tuesday 6th August – Brest
Wednesday 7th August – Minsk
Thursday 8th August – Minsk
Friday 9th August – Plescenitsy
Saturday 10th August – Minsk
Sunday 11th August – Minsk
GROUP 4 – Chechnya and North Caucasus
Monday 12th August – Moscow
Tuesday 13th August – Train
Wednesday 14th August – Train
Thursday 15th August – Grozny
Friday 16th August – Grozny
Saturday 17th August – Grozny
Sunday 18th August – Grozny
Monday 19th August – Grozny
Tuesday 20th August – Grozny
GROUP 5 – South Ossetia
Wednesday 21st August – Vladikavkaz
Thursday 22nd August – Vladikavkaz
Friday 23rd August – Chalisubany
Saturday 24th August – Ckhinval
Sunday 25th August – Ckhinval
GROUP 6 – Magadan
Monday 26th August – Airports
Tuesday 27th August – Magadan
Wednesday 28th August – Magadan
Thursday 29th August – Magadan Gulag
Friday 30th August – Magadan
Saturday 31st August – Magadan
Sunday 1st September – Magadan
Monday 2nd September – Magadan
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•All transport to complete the itinerary (unless otherwise stated)
•All Meals for the Chechnya & North Caucasus leg
•Single Supplement (€40/night)
•Drinks and food
•Tips for local guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.