This two-week adventure tour through Romania, Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine takes you from lively Bucharest  through the wetlands of the Danube Delta across Europe's frontier into Moldova, one of Europe's poorest nations and a true melting pot of ethnicities.  Via de-facto independent Transnistria, where you get a sense of what life was like in the USSR,  you travel to the lovely city of Odesa.  Finally, an overnight train takes you to Kyiv from where you journey into the  Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.  This tour gives you impressions like few other trips do and there is lots of free time for your own explorations.
This two-week adventure tour through Romania, Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine takes you from lively Bucharest  through the wetlands of the Danube Delta across Europe's frontier into Moldova, one of Europe's poorest nations and a true melting pot of ethnicities.  Via de-facto independent Transnistria, where you get a sense of what life was like in the USSR,  you travel to the lovely city of Odesa.  Finally, an overnight train takes you to Kyiv from where you journey into the  Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.  This tour gives you impressions like few other trips do and there is lots of free time for your own explorations.
Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine

On Europe's Edge - Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine

Small Group Holiday

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3235

This two-week adventure tour through Romania, Moldova, Transnistria and Ukraine takes you from lively Bucharest through the wetlands of the Danube Delta across Europe's frontier into Moldova, one of Europe's poorest nations and a true melting pot of ethnicities. Via de-facto independent Transnistria, where you get a sense of what life was like in the USSR, you travel to the lovely city of Odesa. Finally, an overnight train takes you to Kyiv from where you journey into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. This tour gives you impressions like few other trips do and there is lots of free time for your own explorations.

Activity / Theme

Country

Culture

Romania, Moldova, Transnistria, Ukraine

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Basic / Moderate

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Train, local bus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Boat, Overnight Train

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night)

Months of Operation

April, May, June, July, August, September

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

When I did this trip I stayed on in Kyiv for another day and explored the Lavra, a complex of monasteries and cave churches on the banks of the river Dnieper.  It was a day well spent.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Bucharest
DAY 2 Morning in Bucharest, to Tulcea
DAY 3 Day trip in the Danube Delta
DAY 4 To Valeni for traditional lunch, to Comrat in Gagauzia
DAY 5 Via Milestii Mici winery to Chisinau
DAY 6 Day trip to Orheiul Vechi Monastery, local lunch
DAY 7 To Tiraspol in Transnistria, orientation walk
DAY 8 Tour of Bender & Tighina Fortress, afternoon free
DAY 9 To Odessa, orientation walk
DAY 10 Free day in Odessa, overnight Train to Kyiv
DAY 11 Arrive Kyiv, walking tour, free time
DAY 12 Day trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
DAY 13 Tour ends in Kyiv

Inclusions

11 breakfasts, 4 lunches
Transportation
Accommodation
Danube Delta - Full Day Boat Trip
Danube Delta - Local Village Lunch
Valeni - Traditional Lunch & Music
Milestii Mici - Winery Visit & Wine Tasting
Orhei - Day Trip with Local Guide
Orhei - Orheiul Vechi Monastery
Orhei - Local Lunch at Family House
Bender - Tighina Fortress with Local Guide
Bender - Half Day Trip by Trolley Bus
Kiev - City Walking Tour with Local Guide
Chernobyl - Full Day Trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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