corn fields, blue skies, imperial splendor and soviet heritage

moldova | ukraine | Yugoslavia | Albania | belarus Gdr

Eastern Europe is a vague - and arguably controversial - geopolitical concept we like to use to define the territories and societies located on the other side of the Berlin Wall. From touristy Prague to the remote steppes of Western Russia every village, town, mountain or river east of Bavaria can be theoretically seen as a piece of Eastern Europe, a boundless and diverse land without any clear geographical and cultural border. According to this definition Eastern Europe would comprise more than twenty different countries and a couple of autonomous and contested regions. However, as we easily get scared when we see large tourist crowds we have chosen to focus our work rather on the weirdos and the outsiders of the Eastern European list: Albania, Yugoslavia, UkraineMoldova, Belarus and East Germany.

In addition to the itineraries published on the website we also offer tailored expeditions, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond Eastern Europe. Examples include: ski holidays in Bosnia, historical tours through ancient Thracia, Soviet-themed itineraries across the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), melancholic drives along the Budjak steppes and epic overland journeys from Vienna to Istanbul. Just email us at info@soviettours.com for more info about unadvertised tours.

I returned from the West, and brought home in my nostrils and nerves that benumbing lethargy, imprudent hostility, and arrogant superiority with which the West viewed the fate of Eastern Europe. 

― Sándor Márai


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Ruthenia

BUCOLIC LANDSCAPES, GYPSY VILLAGES AND RUSYN CULTURE

Ukraine - Slovakia - Romania 

7 DAYS - 880 €

Regular departures from May to October.

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Shqipëria

THE LEAST KNOWN BALKAN REPUBLICS IN ONE SINGLE EPIC TRIP

Macedonia - Kosovo - Albania

10 DAYS - 1200 €

Regular monthly departures in spring (March to June) and autumn (August to November).

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