We’ve worked on this tour for a while, but now we bring you back to the heart of Soviet Europe.
This tour coincides with the Transnistrian and South Ossetian National Day celebrations, two of the last surviving Soviet-style military parades left in Europe! The tour will begin with a journey into the secretive state of Transnistria, which was commonly referred to as ‘’Europe’s North Korea’’ just a few years ago. We’ll explore the two biggest cities of the republic, abandoned Soviet sites and much more before heading to Saint Petersburg.
The Russia segment will be an epic trip which takes us through the most exciting parts of the former Soviet Union! From shooting Kalashnikovs and seeing polar bears to visiting the blood spattered trail of the Russian revolution culminating in Siberia, at the site of the murder of the Romanov family.
For our South Ossetia segment we’ll start an epic train journey through the heart of Southern Russia to Vladikavkaz, the gateway to the Caucasus! Here we’ll see all the local sights, from Soviet monuments to harrowing terrorist attack sites. From here we’ll cross through the Caucasus mountains to South Ossetia to check out the capital city of Tskhinval, take part in their independence day celebrations featuring one of the last Soviet style military parades left in the world and travel to the war-torn city of Leningor checking out Soviet monuments, local culture and ancient history on the way.
Our next stop will be the capital of the Chechen Republic, Grozny, once labelled as the most destroyed city on the planet after the vicious civil war which engulfed the republic for almost two decades. During that period, Chechnya was deemed as the most dangerous place on earth for a number of years. Today, it has seen the war brought to an end through the iron-fisted reign of the Kadyrov regime and a rebuilt Grozny has been called ‘the Dubai of the Caucasus’.
After Chechnya, we’ll board a train north through the volatile republic of Dagestan to the site of the most brutal battle in human history and the turning point of WW2: Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad! The tour finishes in style as we visit the biggest statue of Vladimir Lenin on earth, enjoy lunch in a Soviet airplane and much more!
If you’re interested only in a particular portion of the tour, check out the standalones below:
|Group A (Transnistria+Russia)||29th August 2020||19th September 2020||€1490|
|Group B (Transnistria, Russia & South Ossetia)||29th August 2020||22nd September 2020||€2290|
|Group C (Transnistria, Russia, South Ossetia & Chechnya||29th August 2020||24th September 2020||€2490|
|Group D (Transnistria, Russia, South Ossetia, Chechnya & Stalingrad)||29th August 2020||27th September 2020||€2790|
Saturday 29th August – Bucharest
Sunday 30th August – Bucharest
Monday 31st August – Chisinau
Tuesday 1st September – Tiraspol
Wednesday 2nd September – Tiraspol TRANSNISTRIA NATIONAL DAY
Thursday 3rd September – Chisinau
Friday 4th September – Saint Petersburg
Saturday 5th September – Saint Petersburg
Sunday 6th September – Saint Petersburg
Monday 7th September – Moscow
Tuesday 8th September – Moscow
Wednesday 9th September – Kazan-Ulyanovsk
Thursday 10th September – Ulyanovsk
Friday 11th September – Izhvesk
Saturday 12th September – Yekaterinburg
Sunday 13th September – Izhmash
Monday 14th September – Yekaterinburg
Tuesday 15th September – Moscow
Wednesday 16th September – Moscow/Train
Thursday 17th September – Train
Friday 18th September – Vladikavkaz
Saturday 19th September – Vladikavkaz – Tskhinvali
Sunday 20th September – Tskhinvali – South Ossetia Independence Day!
Monday 21st September – Tskhinval
Tuesday 22nd September
Wednesday 23rd September
Thursday 24th September
Friday 25th September
Saturday 26th September
Sunday 27th September
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•Accommodation in mentioned hotel on twin sharing basis
•All transport as per itinerary
•Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments
•International air tickets
•Visa Fees (YPT can provide a Russian LOI: €35)
•Single supplement (Not available on train : €735)
•Visa if needed (YPT can provide support)
•Any personal expenses & services not included in the above
•Tips for local guides and drivers
•External costs as mentioned in itinerary
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.