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Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova

“A very impressive tour. Moldova was my favorite part - walking through little villages with our outstanding local guide. The… ”
Belarus, Moldova, Republic Of, Ukraine, Europe

from $7,095* per person 16 Days May, August
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: MIR Corporation 16 people max
  • Minsk international, minsk, minsk province, belarus
  • Culture & Nature trips
Traverse a little-known region that has changed hands from its earliest history. Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova are three of the least-frequented and least familiar countries in Europe. Time slowed drastically here after the devastation of World War II, but these beautiful countries are emerging from the shadows.

Locations visited/nearby

Belarus, Moldova, Republic Of, Ukraine, Europe

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in East Lansing, MI USA
    "A very impressive tour. Moldova was my favorite part - walking through little villages with our outstanding local guide. The meals were better than expected and our MIR tour manager was very good."
    5

3 testimonials about the provider, MIR Corporation:

  • Reviewer: located in Malibu, CA USA
    Every day I am grateful for this fabulous trip. The destinations you specialize in are of much more interest now that I know what a well-delivered service you provide.

    MIR's tour manager made my trip more deeply meaningful and made sure that everyone on the train came away with a greater appreciation for this vast country. Thank you so much for your great itinerary, for the tremendous abilities of your staff... You can be certain I will recommend your company.



    5
  • Reviewer: located in Rockville Center, NY USA
    …It is safe to say without the expertise of your superb cadre of guides in the country we never could have put it all together. In fact, we were totally dependent on them to benefit from the extraordinary experienced of visiting three regions of [Ukraine] within a two-week time period.

    Clearly, MIR Corporation has a well-deserved reputation for superb customer service. We support that well-deserved reputation, which is possibly rooted in the fact that your associates like their jobs and that job satisfaction has been transferred to customer and client relations….

    Honestly, we were duly impressed with each of the regional guides and the drivers who accompanied us. Their local knowledge of the unique features of their respective region was so evident, impressive, and unmatched by any we have encounters over our 40 years of visiting 140 countries.

    I want to thank you for a most stupendous trip; 5 stars plus. Loved Ukraine, the people, the sites, the precision of our tour; the fine quality of the guides and drivers - how much they care, how much they know and how much they kept our interests foremost in their hearts and their minds. It was just stupendous.

    It was so fabulous we cannot stop talking about it. Again, thank you very much. And I will certainly recommend MIR Corporation when it is appropriate for our friends & colleagues.

    It was excellent beyond all expectations.


    5
  • Reviewer: located in Princeton, NJ USA
    We don’t know where to start – a perfect itinerary which satisfied all of our needs, excellent accommodations superbly located, flawless execution of all aspects including visas, vouchers, theatre tickets, etc., and last but certainly not least, truly outstanding and professional guides and drivers.

    …We only wish that MIR provided tours everywhere, in which case we would never use another tour company again..

    MIR Office in Seattle was outstanding…We have already told several friends about MIR and how wonderful they are! You all put together a trip for us that was perfect to our budget, time frame and interests. Russia is a fabulous destination – wonderful history, magnificent sites we can’t say enough about MIR and Russia.

    5

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Special information

  • May accommodate certain types of disabilities. Contact the operator for more information.

Itinerary

Days 1-3: Minsk, Brest

Begin in Minsk, capital of Belarus, for a fascinating glimpse into the socialist past. At the Great Patriotic War Museum, remember the half of Minsk’s population that perished during World War II. Visit an artist’s studio for conversation and dessert and stop at the manor house of Polish and American hero (and friend of Thomas Jefferson) Tadeusz Kosciuszko. In Brest, admire the massive UNESCO-listed stone Brest Fortress, built by Czar Nicholas I in the mid-1800s.

Days 4-5: Lviv

Crossing the Ukrainian border, arrive in Lviv, founded in the 13th century. Wander its UNESCO-listed Old Town Square, surrounded by 16th-18th century merchant dwellings.
Days 1-3: Minsk, Brest

Begin in Minsk, capital of Belarus, for a fascinating glimpse into the socialist past. At the Great Patriotic War Museum, remember the half of Minsk’s population that perished during World War II. Visit an artist’s studio for conversation and dessert and stop at the manor house of Polish and American hero (and friend of Thomas Jefferson) Tadeusz Kosciuszko. In Brest, admire the massive UNESCO-listed stone Brest Fortress, built by Czar Nicholas I in the mid-1800s.

Days 4-5: Lviv

Crossing the Ukrainian border, arrive in Lviv, founded in the 13th century. Wander its UNESCO-listed Old Town Square, surrounded by 16th-18th century merchant dwellings.

Days 6-8: Kiev

Fly over the rich farmland once known as the “breadbasket of the Soviet Union” to the capital, Kiev. Visit some of Ukraine’s most important sites, including St. Sophia Cathedral and the Caves Monastery. Stroll and shop on the cobbled descent down Andreevsky Street, filled with galleries, shops, cafes and artists’ studios.

Days 9-11: Simferopol, Bakhchysaray, Sevastopol, Yalta

Fly to Simferopol and drive to beautiful Yalta on the sunny Black Sea coast, where luminaries like Pushkin and Chekhov summered. En route, explore the remnants of the Crimean Khanate in Bakhchysaray. At seaside Livadia Palace, trace the steps of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, who decided the fate of post-war Europe.

Days 12-13: Odessa

Drop in to Odessa, climbing its much-filmed Potemkin Steps and exploring its Partisan Caves, where resistance fighters hid during WWII.

Days 14-16: Chisinau

Next is Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, a tree-lined city of only 600,000. Survey some of Moldova’s ancient monasteries and sample some of the deep red wines the country is gaining a reputation for.
Days 6-8: Kiev

Fly over the rich farmland once known as the “breadbasket of the Soviet Union” to the capital, Kiev. Visit some of Ukraine’s most important sites, including St. Sophia Cathedral and the Caves Monastery. Stroll and shop on the cobbled descent down Andreevsky Street, filled with galleries, shops, cafes and artists’ studios.

Days 9-11: Simferopol, Bakhchysaray, Sevastopol, Yalta

Fly to Simferopol and drive to beautiful Yalta on the sunny Black Sea coast, where luminaries like Pushkin and Chekhov summered. En route, explore the remnants of the Crimean Khanate in Bakhchysaray. At seaside Livadia Palace, trace the steps of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, who decided the fate of post-war Europe.

Days 12-13: Odessa

Drop in to Odessa, climbing its much-filmed Potemkin Steps and exploring its Partisan Caves, where resistance fighters hid during WWII.

Days 14-16: Chisinau

Next is Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, a tree-lined city of only 600,000. Survey some of Moldova’s ancient monasteries and sample some of the deep red wines the country is gaining a reputation for.

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