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Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest

Summer 2018

Jul 27th - Aug 5th 2018
10 Days
790

At a glance
Kiev Chernobyl Tour Pripyat Odessa Tiraspol Bendery Chisinau Bucharest

Welcome to the Soviet adventure of a lifetime. Our Chernobyl Tour kicks-off in Kiev, the proud capital of Ukraine and will finish in Bucharest in Romania. Before we spend the next 8 days travelling through Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova and Romania, on the first night, you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers who will be with you and experience the heat of a Ukrainian night out at the unique ‘Hospital Bar’ in town just up the street from our hostel in Kiev.

During this tour, we will explore a tragic period, especially so in Ukrainian and Belarussian history as we visit Chernobyl, the site of the nuclear disaster and explore the exclusion zone and surrounding areas. We will spend the night in the zone at The Chernobyl Hotel. You will visit the abandoned city of Pripyat and our local guides are able to show us some sites that are not ordinarily accessible to tourists! During our visit to the area, we may also have the chance to meet and speak with some of the ‘self-settlers’ who have chosen to live here.

We will continue on to the historic city of Odessa which sits at the edge of the Black Sea. The city’s tree-lined boulevards, beaches and food scene makes this is a popular location for Ukranian and international visitors. The city is of major economic and strategic importance. After a brief stay and exploration of Odessa, it’s then onto Tiraspol, the de facto capital city of the unrecognised, breakaway Soviet republic of Transnistria, nestled between Ukraine and Moldova. You will see all that Tiraspol has to offer as we stroll and drive around to lots of sights of interest including the home stadium (outside) of Europe’s most secretive soccer club! It’s amazing to soak up the atmosphere in Tiraspol and check out some of the really inexpensive food and drink in the bars and restaurants. The hotel we will stay at here is Soviet kitsch at its absolute best.

From Transnistria, we go onwards to the city of Chisinau, Moldova’s green capital dating back to 1420 to experience a landscape rich in parks, lakes and wildlife. There are plenty of examples of older buildings side by side with joyfully Soviet-era buildings. We will take a walking tour around the city and get plenty of Moldovan food and wine as well as sampling the nightlife. As a trip highlight, we will pay a visit to the Crecova Winery just outside of Chisinau before taking an overnight train to Romania. Our Chernobyl & Transnistria Tour concludes in Bucharest with a ‘Ceausescu’s City’ walkabout where we relive the hectic revolution that eventually turned Romania into turmoil when thousands of citizens marched towards the ex-Soviet leader’s palace to end his tyranny. While in Bucharest we will say our final goodbyes to each other with dinner in Care Cu Bare in Bucharest and getting a look at the great nightlife in the city.

If our summer dates don’t suit, be sure to check out our Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau and Bucharest Tour in April 2018!

Price:(Group 1 ) Kiev > Chernobyl > Pripyat  July 27th – July 29th  €450

 

(Group 2) Odessa > Tiraspol > Bendery > Chisinau > Bucharest  July 29th – August 5th €395

(Group 1 & 2) Kiev > Bucharest July 27th – August 5th €790

Inclusive of

  • All transportation (except transport to Kiev for start of the tour, onward travel from Kiev after group 1 and onward travel from Bucharest after the tour finishes)
  • All Accommodation
  • Some local tours (unless otherwise stated)

Exclusive of

  • Visa Fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Local guide tips

If you have any questions or queries about Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie

Price

€790

Length

9 Nights,
10 Days

At a glance

  • Kiev
  • Chernobyl Tour
  • Pripyat
  • Odessa
  • Tiraspol
  • Bendery
  • Chisinau
  • Bucharest
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Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest

Summer 2018

Jul 27th - Aug 5th 2018
10 Days
790

Welcome to the Soviet adventure of a lifetime. Our Chernobyl Tour kicks-off in Kiev, the proud capital of Ukraine and will finish in Bucharest in Romania. Before we spend the next 8 days travelling through Ukraine, Transnistria, Moldova and Romania, on the first night, you will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers who will be with you and experience the heat of a Ukrainian night out at the unique ‘Hospital Bar’ in town just up the street from our hostel in Kiev.

During this tour, we will explore a tragic period, especially so in Ukrainian and Belarussian history as we visit Chernobyl, the site of the nuclear disaster and explore the exclusion zone and surrounding areas. We will spend the night in the zone at The Chernobyl Hotel. You will visit the abandoned city of Pripyat and our local guides are able to show us some sites that are not ordinarily accessible to tourists! During our visit to the area, we may also have the chance to meet and speak with some of the ‘self-settlers’ who have chosen to live here.

We will continue on to the historic city of Odessa which sits at the edge of the Black Sea. The city’s tree-lined boulevards, beaches and food scene makes this is a popular location for Ukranian and international visitors. The city is of major economic and strategic importance. After a brief stay and exploration of Odessa, it’s then onto Tiraspol, the de facto capital city of the unrecognised, breakaway Soviet republic of Transnistria, nestled between Ukraine and Moldova. You will see all that Tiraspol has to offer as we stroll and drive around to lots of sights of interest including the home stadium (outside) of Europe’s most secretive soccer club! It’s amazing to soak up the atmosphere in Tiraspol and check out some of the really inexpensive food and drink in the bars and restaurants. The hotel we will stay at here is Soviet kitsch at its absolute best.

From Transnistria, we go onwards to the city of Chisinau, Moldova’s green capital dating back to 1420 to experience a landscape rich in parks, lakes and wildlife. There are plenty of examples of older buildings side by side with joyfully Soviet-era buildings. We will take a walking tour around the city and get plenty of Moldovan food and wine as well as sampling the nightlife. As a trip highlight, we will pay a visit to the Crecova Winery just outside of Chisinau before taking an overnight train to Romania. Our Chernobyl & Transnistria Tour concludes in Bucharest with a ‘Ceausescu’s City’ walkabout where we relive the hectic revolution that eventually turned Romania into turmoil when thousands of citizens marched towards the ex-Soviet leader’s palace to end his tyranny. While in Bucharest we will say our final goodbyes to each other with dinner in Care Cu Bare in Bucharest and getting a look at the great nightlife in the city.

If our summer dates don’t suit, be sure to check out our Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau and Bucharest Tour in April 2018!

Price:(Group 1 ) Kiev > Chernobyl > Pripyat  July 27th – July 29th  €450

 

(Group 2) Odessa > Tiraspol > Bendery > Chisinau > Bucharest  July 29th – August 5th €395

(Group 1 & 2) Kiev > Bucharest July 27th – August 5th €790

At a glance
Kiev Chernobyl Tour Pripyat Odessa Tiraspol Bendery Chisinau Bucharest

Inclusive of

  • All transportation (except transport to Kiev for start of the tour, onward travel from Kiev after group 1 and onward travel from Bucharest after the tour finishes)
  • All Accommodation
  • Some local tours (unless otherwise stated)

Exclusive of

  • Visa Fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Local guide tips

If you have any questions or queries about Visit Chernobyl, Transnistria, Chisinau & Bucharest, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie