Belarus is a low-lying country straddling the shortest route between Moscow and Poland. It has survived control by the Soviets to emerge as a welcome respite from the main tourist trails with more to see than you might expect. Wide stretches of unbroken birch groves, vast forested marshlands, and wooden villages amid rolling green fields. The friendly hospitality of the Belarusians is legendary.

Ukraine rewards travellers with hospitable people, magnificent architecture and miles of gently rolling steppes. Almost every city and town has a centuries-old cathedral, exquisite mosaics and many open air museums of folk architecture. Kiev is the capital with bustling street and an energetic nightlife. The food is absolutely marvellous and you will be humming bandura tunes for weeks.

Ukraine - Echoes of the Cold War Tour

8 Nights - Private tailormade itinerary

Overview: This tour investigates the origins of the Soviet power in Ukraine, together with the country’s tangible vestiges of Cold War technology, from Stalin’s bunker, to…

Belarus Forgotten Europe Tour

9 Nights - Tours May to September

Overview: On this short tour of Belarus we take in the best of its cities, from the sleepy capital Minsk with its fine churches and imposing Soviet architecture to elegant…

A Journey Through the Ukraine

13 Nights - Tours May to September

Overview: One of Europe’s least visited nations; Ukraine has been in the Soviet shadow for decades, hidden from the rest of the world with the result that few are aware of…

London to Uzbekistan by Rail

24 Nights - Private tailormade rail adventure

Overview: We have created this unique adventure based on two of our greatest passions. We have spent decades exploring the world by train and know what a fabulous way it is to…