a cultural hotchpotch of proud people and ancient traditions nestled between europe and asia

Georgia  Azerbaijan  armenia  chechnya  dagestan  North ossetia ingushetia  kabardino-balkaria  adygea  circassia 

Few are the places on Earth that can claim a more diverse amalgam of ethnicities, languages and cultures as the one forming the intricate human puzzle of this little-known mountainous region drawing the border between historically opposing worlds: Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, the former Soviet Union and the Middle East. A nameless French traveller once wrote that two are the most colourful things on Earth: the robes of the women in Haiti and the demographic map of the Caucasus. From the medieval watchtowers in Chechnya to the green pastures of Georgia, from the ancient monasteries in Armenia to the sandy shores of Dagestan and Azerbaijan, from the ancient monoliths of Circassia to the mysterious necropolis of North Ossetia and across the jigsawed borders of every single geopolitical backwater, we'll guide you through this fascinating strip of land stretching from the Black to the Caspian Sea.

In addition to the itineraries published on the website we also offer tailored adventures, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond the Soviet Caucasus. Examples include: island-hopping in Dagestan, ethnological expeditions in Azerbaijan and melanchonic journeys across the rolling steppes of Northern Chechnya. Just email us at info@soviettours.com for more info about unadvertised tours.

In the absence of grain look in the valley. In the absence of reasons look at the mountains. 
― Caucasian adage


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Disclaimer: the designations employed and the presentation of the material on this website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of our company concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The present itineraries involve a visit to one or more separatist provinces and/or contested territories. Our tours are aimed to an educated clientele animated by a genuine cultural and historical interest for the little-known regions we offer within our portfolio of post-Soviet destinations. By no means we endorse and support political parties, ideological movements, armed factions and interest groups involved in the military and diplomatic conflicts afflicting the regions we travel to. Specifically we do not support territorial separatism and we strongly reject any form of violence. De facto independent but the de jure unrecognised states shall be fully considered as constituent entities of the countries they seceded from. We firmly believe in true dialogue and unbiased fact-checking as the only viable path for a durable peace and stability in the region. In this regard our tours shall be seen as an instrument of knowledge and awareness for the erudite clientele we cater for. Political activists, propagandists and biased publicists of any sort are not welcome to join our tours. 

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