tailored tours, travel consulting and themed expeditions

Lone wolves wanted  

For all independent minds, professional adventurers and exigent travellers alike Soviet Tours offers the chance to customize pre-existing itineraries and even design new routes from scratch according to the client’s wishes. Our itineraries or dates don't suit you? If you are travelling with friends/relatives/acquaintances and there are 5 or more of you you can set your own dates or design your own itinerary and we will organise a tour just for you without charging any additional fee. If you are travelling solo or with less than 4 companions we can still organise a tailored tour according to your time and space preferences but an additional fee we'll be charged. Please contact us to learn more. 

Photography tours

We regularly offer tailored photography tours and workshops for professionals and amateurs. You'll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the former USSR with an internationally acclaimed photographer. Our photography itineraries are customizable and are especially designed to take in consideration each client's preferences. Tell us whether you are more interested in landscape, architecture, street or portrait photography, give us an idea of the region you'd like to capture with your camera and we'll suggest you a couple of exciting itineraries that will surely satisfy your photographic desires. Please contact us to learn more. 

Horseback adventures

Horse culture is big in some areas of the former USSR and we are happy to organise saddle tours for all the cowgirls and cowboys out there. Our horseback adventures are tailor-made and are especially designed to take in consideration each client's preferences. Tell us where and when you want to ride and we'll realize your wild dreams. Caucasus, Siberia and Central Asia are particularly suitable for horseback journeys: romantic open landscapes, nomadic traditions and strong but gentle thoroughbreds are waiting for you. Please contact us to learn more.

Gastronomic discoveries

God bless food! The former USSR has a much richer cuisine than you might expect. From Ukrainian borsch (beetroot soup) to Georgian khinkali (large dumplings filled with meat and vegetables); from Uzbek plov (a hearty dish of rice, carrots, onions and lamb) to Abkhaz mamaliga (a polenta-like dish accompanied by salty cheese); from ancient traditional recipes in Chechnya to the newest haute cuisine trends in Moscow and Petersburg, you'll be amazed by the diversity of staples and specialities awaiting you in the former USSR. Wine lovers won't be disappointed as the vineyards in Georgia and Moldova produce word-famous first-class sorts, whereas if you like stronger stuff, well you already know what Russia is stereotypically famous for. We regularly offer tailored eno-gastronomic tours that will definitely satisfy palates and stomachs alike with mouthwatering delicacies and hearty country food. Drop us a message and give us some indications about your culinary dreams and we'll design a unique tour for you and your taste buds. Please contact us to learn more.

Academic expeditions

Are you majoring in international relations and would like to write something about frozen conflicts in the former USSR or the political implications of water scarcity in Central Asia? Are you studying architecture and you'd like to observe and photograph marvellous examples of Soviet modernism, brutalism and constructivism? Are you a linguist researching indigenous ugro-finnic, turkic or nakh languages in the former USSR? Well, you have just found your new favourite tour operator! We routinely cater to academic institutions and university students brave and clever enough to do some research on the ground. Please contact us to learn more.

We also organise tailored tours and provide travel assistance for destinations we do not regularly travel to such as:

Russian Far East (Kamchatka, Chukotka, Yakutia, Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, Magadan), Russian North (Yamal Peninsula, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Northern Islands), Caucasus Off-the-Beaten-Path (Pankisi Gorge, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygea, Nakhchivan, Northern Azerbaijan), Pashtunistan (Afghanistan and Pakistan), Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Republika Srpska), Middle-East (Kurdistan, Southern Iraq, Palestine, Eastern Turkey, Balochistan, Khuzestan), Africa (Somalia, Libya, Algeria, DRC, CAR, Burundi, Niger, Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia). 

For itinerary suggestions, more info about the region or any media-related inquiry do drop us a message at info@soviettours.com or just fill out the following form

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