Join us on an immersive journey from Belarus to Ukraine, visiting the “Hero City” of Minsk, a living museum-city of Soviet Modernist Architecture; bustling Kyiv, a hotspot for European tourism; and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, a place few people get the chance to visit. We’ll glimpse buildings and monuments steeped in history, partake in a Soviet-style Independence Day parade, and dedicate a full three days to exploring the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where we’ll come to more fully understand the accident, the decades of devastation that followed, and the people who have chosen to return. Along the way, we’ll meet a Stalin-Award-winning artist, a Pripyat local who resettled in the Exclusion Zone, and several Belarusian Independence Day parade-goers who will help us balance some of these heavy histories with hearty food, personal anecdotes, and on parade day, rollicking fun.
This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to Minsk and from Kyiv are not included in the trip cost.
This trip is limited to 12 travelers.