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10-day adventure

Chernobyl, Minsk & A Belarusian Parade

10-day adventure

Chernobyl, Minsk & A Belarusian Parade

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Independence parades, Soviet-Modernist architecture, and Chernobyl.
Duration
10 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation
10-day adventure

Chernobyl, Minsk & A Belarusian Parade

10-day adventure

Chernobyl, Minsk & A Belarusian Parade

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Independence parades, Soviet-Modernist architecture, and Chernobyl.
Duration
10 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation

What you'll do

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.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Paisley At Atlas Obscura

Paisley At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Your trip leaders, Nate and Anton, have led Atlas Obscura trips in Eastern Europe for the past several years, including several in Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus. The dynamic itineraries that they create leave room for and open up unusual experiences—both planned and spontaneous—that travelers wouldn't encounter on their own.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

What's included

Accommodations
7 nights in a hotel room, 2 nights in a house
Food
9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee, wine, beer
Transportation
1 bus ride, 1 plane ride

Where you'll be

Our adventure begins in Minsk, Belarus, and takes us through Kyiv, Ukraine and into the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the abandonded town of Pripyat.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate. The total cost of this trip is $3,335. For those traveling solo and who'd like their own room, single accommodations can be provided, subject to…

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Paisley At Atlas Obscura
10-day adventure
Chernobyl, Minsk & A Belarusian Parade
$4,818/person
$4,818/person