When can we start travelling in Ukraine again?
For that the war has to be won en ended, hopefully in 2023.
Until then, we cannot offer trips in the two countries. But we continue to believe in a favorable outcome for Ukraine and also Belarus from a terrible and unnecessary war. Finally, we hope to be able to offer tours in Moldova in the course of 2023.
Also we would like to inform you of our special trips in Belarus, that unknown but nice country. But alas, the popular uprising against the dictator Lukashenko that started in August 2020 after fraudulent elections has not yet resulted in victory and is still happening. Not on the ground in the country itself – there is an unprecedented repression – but underground in Belarus and from abroad.
In addition there are no direct flights from Western Europe, there’s pandemic and all in all you’d better wait with your trip to Belarus. You can support the popular uprising in Belarus in various ways, for example first by reading the Twitter account of Senior Presidential Adviser – from Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the real President – Franak Viacorka.
In September we (i.e. owner Ardjan Langedijk) toured Moldova and the ‘not existing country’ of Transdnistria, to get acquainted with them. A wonderful visit to countries that are not as poor as widely believed and that have plenty to offer! Monastries, fortresses, unique underground wine cellars and autonomous regions with interesting people, not to mention hospitable people, excellent wines and food.
In addition to the tour program Highlights of Moldova combination tours with Ukraine will also be on offer soon.
In December 2019 we visited several cities and sites in Central- and East Ukraine (keeping a safe distance from the wartorn Donbas region of course) to set up a unique Industrial Tour. This program focuses on Soviet Architecture, Space Industry, Soviet Military Sites, Soviet Retro Technology and old & new factories, even an iron ore mine! Travelling in Ukraine no doubt will boom after the war and we will be ready!
Looking for a new and unique destination for a short trip with a group of friends? See our offer for a four-day guy trip to Minsk and surroundings. Get to know modern Minsk and its nightlife, but also the greatly sad history of Belarus and memories of WWII. A day of kayaking or cross-country skiing and a visit to a truck factory complete the varied program that can extended to five days. Check out Erwin van Veldhoven’s report on this trip in October 2019 in our testimonials!
Of course, a Girls Trip in Belarus had to be added and we obliged in November 2019! Including visits to a jewellery factory, a spa complex and a farmstead with horse-riding an country dance we created a unique and new Belarus tour!
We offer tailor-made tours and on these pages you will find a number of examples of tours in Belarus and in Ukraine. With our knowledge of the countries we gladly help you to create your perfect trip in Belarus and in Ukraine.
Selection of our Tours
Highlights of Ukraine – Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa
For those with limited time, this tour combines the three most interesting cities of Ukraine in 8 days. Your start in the capital Kyiv with ancient sites in a bustling and modern city. Onwards by train to Lviv with it’s many architectural monuments, the city center resembling an open-air museum. One more train ride, this time to the grande port city of Odesa, quite a different and unique city in Ukraine.
Adventurous Family Holidays in Belarus
Enjoy a 14-day self-drive holidays full of variety in friendly Belarus. You’ll visit beautiful cities & museums, nature parks, enjoy homestays in villages and spend three days relaxing at the Braslov Lakes. Prices on request.
Guy Trip to Minsk and surroundings
A four day trip with a unique mix of acitivities ideally suited for men, that can be extended to five days. Ride on an old Sovjet tank, shoot with an AK47, visit the Belaz truck factory and enjoy nature during a day of kayaking or cross-country skiing in a nature reserve. Of course there’s the city of Minsk with its cultural attractions – and nightlife.
Industrial Tour in Central – and East Ukraine
SELF TESTED IN DECEMBER 2019! – and a very special travel program, and not for everyone. This trip is all about Soviet architecture, decayed and also new steel mills, space travel, military complexes and Chornobyl! With start and finish in Kyiv you travel in eastern direction but of course not to the war zone.