Moldova, Ukraine & Romania Explorer

04/11/2021 through 09/23/2022
04/11/2021 through 09/26/2022
Intrepid Travel

Moldova, Ukraine & Romania Explorer

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.

Activities

  • 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

Highlights

  • Discover the incredible biodiversity of Romania’s remote Danube Delta. Take a boat through this unique ecosystem 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 Mile?tii Mici, sitting on top of 200km of underground cellar tunnels, making it the largest quality wine collection 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 among the buildings of the ghost town of Pripyat. Since the devastating nuclear disaster of 1986, nature has taken over the city, and wolves, foxes and other wildlife have been seen walking down the main streets

Itinerary

Day 1 Bucharest
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Day 2 Bucharest / Tulcea
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Day 3 Danube Delta / Tulcea
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Day 4 Valeni / Comrat
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Day 5 Milestii Mici / Chisinau
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Day 6 Orhei / Chisinau
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Day 7 Tiraspol
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Day 8 Bender / Tiraspol
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Day 9 Odessa
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Day 10 Odessa / Overnight Train
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Day 11 Kiev
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Day 12 Chernobyl / Kiev
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Day 13 Kiev
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