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Moldova, Ukraine & Romania Explorer

From £1790 for 13 days
Trip Overview
Welcome to Bessarabia, a land so remote that tourism is yet to get a foothold. Escape the tourist crowds on this unique trip to Eastern Romania, Moldova and the Black Sea Coast of Ukraine. From the breakaway republic of Transnistria – where Soviet values persist – to the eerie wastelands of Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, this itinerary showcases some of the least visited sights in Europe. Get ready for an adventure.
Essential Info
Starts: Bucharest
Ends: Kiev
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IWMST
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Romania, Moldova, Ukraine
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
4 Lunches included

Transport

Train,Local bus,Private vehicle,Taxi,Boat,Overnight train

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights),Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Discover the incredible biodiversity of Romania’s remote Danube Delta. Take a boat through myriad ecosystems to where the river meets the Black Sea, and observe the traditional daily life of its remote communities

•   Spend time in the least-visited corner of Moldova – itself the least-visited country in Europe – in a breakaway strip of land called Gagauzia that highlights the complex cultural and historical diversity of this region

•   Moldova is famous for its wine, so sample the local tipple during a guided tour of Mileștii Mici, sitting on top of 200km of underground cellar tunnels, making it the largest winery in the world

•   Become one of the few travellers to visit Transnistria, a breakaway republic in eastern Moldova, where Soviet values are still upheld and locals continue their fight for independence

•   Explore Ukraine’s atmospheric abandoned Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on a guided tour, wander the eerie streets and buildings of the ghost town of Pripyat. Since the devastating nuclear disaster of 1986, nature has taken over the city, and wolves have been seen walking down the main streets

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 13th Apr 2020
Returning: 25th Apr 2020
£1,860pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Apr 2020
Returning: 29th Apr 2020
£1,790pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 20th Apr 2020
Returning: 2nd May 2020
£1,950pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 27th Apr 2020
Returning: 9th May 2020
£1,935pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 4th May 2020
Returning: 16th May 2020
£1,970pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 11th May 2020
Returning: 23rd May 2020
£2,010pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 15th May 2020
Returning: 27th May 2020
£1,895pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th May 2020
Returning: 30th May 2020
£1,935pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th May 2020
Returning: 6th Jun 2020
£2,045pp
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Limited Availability
3 spaces
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Itinerary & Notes
Buna Ziua! Welcome to Bucharest. If you arrive early (highly recommended) head out to explore Bucharest. Romania's capital is known for its Belle Epoch architecture and communist sites. It also keeps things big – it’s home to one of Europe's biggest squares and its Palace of Parliament is the second-largest building in the world. Perhaps join a guided tour around the recently restored Old Town. After the welcome meeting this evening perhaps head out for a group dinner to get a first sample of Romania's unique cuisine.
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