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Highlights of Kiev, Minsk and Vilnius
8 days
Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine - Trip code KMV

Highlights of Kiev, Minsk and Vilnius

On this fast paced holiday we journey from Kiev in Ukraine through to Minsk in Belarus and finish up in Lithuania's capital city, Vilnius. Along the way we'll travel by overnight train, visit the UNESCO listed Nesvizh and Mir Castles. We also visit Grutas Park, where a collection of old Soviet sculptures are on display. We will also stay overnight in the health resort of Druskininkai where you'll have the chance to go on lakeside walks, hire a bike or relax in one of 20 different bath houses.

Trip highlights

  • Walking tours - Discover the historical cities of Kiev, Minsk and Vilnius on foot
  • Vilnius - Take the funicular up Castle Hill and have the chance to visit the KGB Museum
  • Nesvizh and Mir Castles - Visit these two impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Grutas Park - See a range of old Soviet sculptures and monuments
  • Druskininkai - Chance to go on lakeside walks, hire a bike or visit one of 20 bath houses
  • Minsk - Opportunity to visit the National Library with panoramic views over the city
Accommodation grade:
Standard
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.
Trip pace:
Full on
Full on paced trips are for travellers who like their holidays packed with activities and experiences, moving on quickly from place to place with lots of early starts and long, busy days. Some may find them tiring, but others get a buzz from packing their precious holiday-time as chock-a-block full of new experiences as possible!
Group Size:
12 - 18
Maximum group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included. We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people and the average is 12 people plus an Explore leader.

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

Day 1 - Join trip in Ukraine's capital Kiev

Our eight day adventure through three unique countries begins in Kiev, Ukraine's capital city, which is situated on the banks of the Dnipro River. The city has been inhabited for almost 2000 years and was once the capital of the Kievan Rus State, from which all later Russian states were descended. Although Ukrainian nationalism is stronger than ever, you will still hear Russian spoken here today. You'll find a selection of good restaurants and bars to choose from this evening. Ukraine is well known for its dumplings, called 'varenyky' that come with a range of different fillings such as cabbage or cheese or sweeter varieties like cherry. You should also try 'nastoyanka', which is a Ukrainian liqueur made from honey and herbs and comes in a selection of fruit flavours and even horse radish! Potential dining spots include Spotykach Restaurant, which is a retro Soviet style canteen cellar or for something quicker you could try the local fast food at Kyivska Perepichka, which specialises in fried dough incased sausages.

Accommodation: Hotel Rus(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: None
Day 2 - Orientation walking tour of Kiev; night train to Minsk, Belarus

This morning our Explore Leader will take us on an orientation walking tour to familiarise us with the main sights. During our tour we will see the onion domed exterior of Santa Sophia Cathedral, the Golden Gate which was once the main entrance to the city, Saint Andrews Baroque Church and Mother Motherland, an over 100 metre high statue to honour the heroes of the Soviet Union. This afternoon is free to further explore the city. You might choose to take the metro to the Lavra Historical and Cultural Reserve. Here you can discover a monastic city of gold onion domed churches and visit the remarkable 'Monastery of the Caves' where the labyrinth of catacombs provide all the natural conditions needed for mummification. Here you can also visit the Belfry Tower, Museum of Miniatures and the Museum Of Historical Treasures and the Holy Trinity Church. A short distance from the Cultural Reserve you may want to go to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, which is one of the largest museums in Ukraine and tells the story of the German-Soviet War in iconic and Brutalist style. It has over 300,000 items on display and the memorials here are spread over 25 acres. Later this evening we will transfer to Kiev Railway Station and board the overnight train to Minsk, Belarus. Our accommodation will be in four-berth compartments with bedding provided. You'll need to keep your passport handy for when we cross the border.

Accommodation: Overnight Train from Kiev to Minsk
Simple Overnight Train

Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 3 - Walking tour of Minsk; chance to visit Stalin Line Military Museum

Our train arrives this morning in Belarus's capital city of Minsk. On arrival we head to a local restaurant where we have breakfast before taking a guided walking tour. Set on the banks of the Svislach River, the city was first settled by the Early East Slavs back in the 9th century AD. Trinity Suburb is one of oldest and most picturesque areas, which is perfect for strolling in, and Victory Square is the most famous part of the city and features a memorial to the fallen heroes of World War II. During our tour we will see the oldest building in the city, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Cathedral, and Trinity Suburb before heading to the more modern part. Here we stroll down Independence Avenue and the Avenue Winners and see Minsk's unusual Central Library building. There'll be the option for you to go inside, as it's the tallest building in the city, it affords good views. This afternoon is free for you to further explore the city or you might like to join an excursion to the Stalin Line Open-Air Military Museum, which is a short drive from the city. The Stalin Line was a chain of fortified defences consisting of over 4,000 pill boxes that covered around 1,200 kilometres to form a barrier against the Germans during World War II. The idea behind the museum is to absorb the visitor into the history of the times and as well as displaying many of the pill boxes there is a range of military equipment dating from World War II up to the start of the 1990's. This evening you are free for dinner and popular dishes in Belarus include 'machanka' a hearty pork stew and 'draniki' which are thick potato pancakes. 'Krambambula' is a traditional Belarusian liquor, which is similar to mead and flavoured with spices and honey. At the Food Republic Restaurant Complex in Minsk's old town you'll find food shops and 10 different restaurants to choose from or there a number of Stolle Restaurants in the city, which are famous for their variety of savoury and sweet pies that you can either eat in or take away. Pie fillings include meat and egg, salmon, lemon, cabbage and many more. Our hotel in Minsk is conveniently located just a few minutes' walk from the Partyzanskaya Metro Station and it's then a 15-20 minutes journey into the very centre of the city. Close to our hotel is the Belarus Department Store where you may like to browse for local products such as textiles. The area around the hotel is dominated by locals including a very large tractor manufacturing base which employs an astonishing 17,000 people. The hotel and the surrounding area have a very Soviet layout and give us a glimpse into what normal local life is like in the city. The hotel is tall and offers great views from the higher floors.

Accommodation: Hotel Tourist(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 4 - Excursion to the beautiful UNESCO listed Nesvizh and Mir Castles

Today we drive out of the city and head for two of Belarus's best known attractions. Firstly we visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nesvizh Castle, which has been home to the Radswill Family for over 400 years. The fortresses construction began in 1584, but it's been extended and changed over the years and now features a mix of Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classicism and Neo-Gothic architecture. The estate also contains the largest landscape gardens in Europe and a number of ornamental lakes. Next we drive on to the beautiful Mir Castle, which is also UNESCO listed. Creation of the fort began at the end of the 15th century and again a number of different architectural styles can be seen. The castle is one of the most splendid in Europe and was reopened to the public in 2010 after being extensively restored to its former glories. Later this afternoon we return to Minsk where you have the evening free.

Accommodation: Hotel Tourist(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 5 - Visit Hrodna en route to the Lithuanian spa town of Druskininkai

This morning we leave Minsk and start our journey towards the border with Lithuania. Along the way we will visit Hrodna, which is home to one of the largest Catholic populations in Belarus. The city is filled with a wonderful collection of Medieval and Baroque architecture, including the impressive Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier and the unique Church of Saints Boris and Gleb; the only surviving example of Black Ruthenian architecture left in the area. Our Explore Leader will take us on a walking tour to see these sights and also the Corpus Christi Church, Choral Synagogue, German Lutheran Church, old and new castles and the Soviet area. Following our visit we drive on to Druskininkai where we have the rest of the day free. Druskininkai is a spa town on the Nemunas River in the south of Lithuania. It's been a popular spa resort since the 19th century and this afternoon you have the chance to visit the Druskininku Gydykla Spa where there are a number of mud and herbal baths and mineral water treatments available to try. Or you may prefer to enjoy one of the lakeside walks or hire a bike to discover more. The town is also home to a cable car and an aqua park where you can experience 20 different bath houses, which are each equipped according to different worldwide traditions, such as Russian and Japanese baths.

Accommodation: Best Baltic Druskininkai Hotel(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 6 - See old Soviet sculptures at Grutas Park; arrive in Vilnius

Today we begin our drive to Lithuania's capital city, Vilnius. Our first stop along the way is Grutas Park to see a selection of Soviet era sculptures and art that has been moved here following the collapse of the USSR. The sprawling grounds have been built to resemble a concentration camp including loud speakers playing out Soviet anthems and we will be able to see a number of both Stalin and Lenin statues here. There's also a Soviet style canteen where you can try traditional food from the era. Our next stop will be in Trakai where we can admire the view of the red brick Trakai Castle set on an island in Lake Galve. Trakai is the former capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and this splendid castle dates back to the 14th century. Whilst here there'll be time for you to buy lunch at a Kibinai restaurant. Kibinai is a traditional type of Lithuania pasty which were created by the Karaite ethnic minority that made Trakai their home. They're very tasty and usually filled with mutton and onion. We drive on to Vilnius where we have the rest of the evening free to relax.

Accommodation: Panorama Hotel(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 7 - Walking tour of Vilnius; chance to visit the KGB Museum

The Catholic influence on Vilnius is very evident from the numerous baroque churches. By the turn of the last century, Vilnius also had an 80,000-strong Jewish community. However, at the end of World War II, it had been completely decimated. During our morning guided walking tour of the capital, we visit the ancient university founded by the Jesuits - a centre of the Counter Reformation and a source of Lithuanian culture. We also see the cathedral and Church of the Dawn. In the newer part of Vilnius lies the main shopping street with the opera, cafes and parliament building. We will visit the self-proclaimed Republic of Uzupis which is a unique bohemian and artistic district in the city. It's one of the oldest areas, dating back to the 16th century and used to be one of the poorest. During Soviet times it quickly gained notoriety as the roughest part of the city, but when Lithuania became independent again in 1991 the artists moved in and now it regularly hosts fashion festivals, poetry readings, art exhibits and concerts. Lastly we will take a short funicular ride up Castle Hill to admire the view. Whilst here you will have the opportunity to visit the Gediminas Castle Tower. This afternoon is free for you to relax and further explore the city or perhaps to visit the KGB Museum. The museum is located in the former KGB Headquarters and features exhibits documenting the crimes that were planned and committed from this very spot during Soviet rule. The displays also show you how the Lithuanians fought back to re-claim their independence. You'll be able to see the inner prison cells and solitary confinement rooms that were kept hidden by the KGB offices that surround them. They have been preserved in the same condition as when the headquarters closed in 1991.

Accommodation: Panorama Hotel(or similar)

Standard Hotel
Single room available
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Day 8 - Trip ends in Vilnius, Lithuania

Trip ends at our hotel in Vilnius after breakfast. Please note on our KMV 29 July 2017 departure, we will be flying out of Kaunas airport rather than Vilnius airport due to the closure of Vilnius airport for runway maintenance. The drive from Vilnius to Kaunas airport will take around 90 minutes.

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Why book this trip

On this new trip for 2017 we will visit three distinctive countries in just 8 days. We explore each capital city on foot as well as discovering more of the cultural and scenery in each country; making it the perfect introduction to this ex-Soviet region. This trip can be combined with our 'Highlights of Krakow, Lviv and Kiev' (trip code: KLV) to make a two week holiday. Or alternatively you can combine it with our 'Highlights of Krakow, Lviv and Kiev' and also the 'Highlights of Poland' (trip code: KWR) to make a three week adventure.

What's included?

Included meals
  • Breakfast: 7
Transport
  • Bus
  • Funicular
  • Train
Trip staff
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Driver(s)
  • Local Guide(s)
Accommodation
  • 6 nights standard hotel
  • 1 nights simple overnight train
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Trip information

Country information

Belarus Holidays & Tours

Climate

Belarusian climate is moderately continental, a transitional form from maritime to continental climatewith mild and humid winters, warm summers and damp autumns. Average July temperatures range from +17 C to +18.5 C, January temperatures vary from -8 C to -4.5 C.

Time difference to GMT

+3

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Orthodox

Language

Belarusian

Lithuania Trips

Climate

Summer days in Lithuania are warm though changeable. Temperatures on the coast are usually around 19°C and between 22-23°C further inland, but they can reach over 30°C. At night temperatures are cooler. Winters are cold, with temperatures regularly below freezing, so be prepared for snowy and icy conditions. Temperatures regularly reach as low as -5°C, but can go down as far as -35°C. Snowfall usually starts in November and lasting through to March. Being a maritime climate it can rain at any time of the year.

Time difference to GMT

+2

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Roman Catholic

Language

Lithuanian

Ukraine Holidays & Tours

Climate

Ukraine has a temperate continental climate. Summers in are generally hot, sunny and less humid than in Central Europe, with temperatures normally between 18 to 25°C. In fact, the early autumn period is often compared with an Indian summer, dry and sunny. Winters are cold and snowy with temperatures averaging between -8 to -12°C. The wettest area in Ukraine is the Carpathian Mountains where it can rain at any time of year.

Time difference to GMT

+2

Plugs

2 Pin Round

Religion

Orthodox Christian

Language

Ukrainian

Budgeting and packing

Optional activities

Kiev - Pechersk Lavra €5.00 entry and €60.00 for guide; Miniature Museum €4.00; Museum of Historical Treasure €4.00 ; Great Patriotic War Museum €5.00 Minsk - Central Library €5.00; Open Air Military Museum €9.00 Druskininkai - Drudkininku Gydykla Spa €123.00; Cable Car €3.00 one way or €5.00 return Vilnius - KGB Museum €6.00; Gedeminas Castle Tower €5.00

Clothing

July and August are the hottest months and lightweight cotton clothing is best. During spring and autumn temperatures can be lower or drop during the evenings and there is also a stronger possibility of rain, although light rainwear may be needed at any time of year. A warm fleece/jacket is recommended for cooler evenings.

Footwear

We recommend taking comfortable walking shoes for exploring and trainers or sandals for relaxing.

Luggage

20kg

Luggage: On tour

One main piece of baggage and a day pack. Remember you are expected to carry your own luggage so don't overload yourself. This trip is at a busy pace, including train journeys with shorts walks and/or stairs between platforms, stations and accommodation, so for this reason please take care to make sure you can comfortably carry your own luggage throughout the trip.

Equipment

We advise taking a water bottle for our included walks, sun glasses, sunscreen and a sun hat are all essential. In case of emergency we also recommend that you carry a torch with spare batteries and sufficient medical supplies including a first aid kit and several days extra supply of any specific prescription medications that you require. You may find a head torch handy for on the overnight train journey. Most importantly don't forget your camera.

Tipping

Explore leader
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Explore Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Local crew
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognised part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. Accordingly please allow £15.00 for tipping. In order to make things easier for you, the Explore Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the trip.
Country Information

Belarus Holidays & Tours

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£6
Dinner price
£11
Beer price
£2.00 - 4.00
Water price
£0.4
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Ruble
Recommended Currency For Exchange
USD or Euro
Where To Exchange
Most major towns - your Tour Leader will advise you on arrival.
ATM Availability
You might find it difficult to obtain money from some ATM machines using Maestro and Visa cards due to difficulties in reading the card.
Credit Card Acceptance
Restaurants and shops in major towns.
Travellers Cheques
Are difficult to cash on this tour.

Lithuania Trips

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£10
Dinner price
£15
Beer price
£1.5
Water price
£0.5
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Euros
Recommended Currency For Exchange
EUR, GBP or USD
Where To Exchange
US Dollars, GBP Sterling and Euros can be changed in most places.
ATM Availability
Cash can be drawn from ATM's in most cities.
Credit Card Acceptance
Credit cards are generally accepted only in the larger hotels and restaurants.
Travellers Cheques
Travellers cheques are not always easy to exchange.

Ukraine Holidays & Tours

Food and drink

The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


Lunch price
£7.5
Dinner price
£15
Beer price
£1.3
Water price
£0.8
Foreign Exchange
Local currency
Hryvnia
Recommended Currency For Exchange
Pound Sterling, US Dollars (USD) and Euro cash can all be exchanged for the local currency. You can only leave Ukraine with a maximum of USD 3,000. Anything over this amount will be confiscated.
Where To Exchange
Most major towns and cities - your Explore Leader will advise you on arrival. Only exchange money at reputable places like banks, ATM's and official Forex Offices.
ATM Availability
Major towns and cities have ATM's for cash withdrawal.
Credit Card Acceptance
In the main towns and cities credit cards are accepted in most restaurants, hotels and larger shops.
Travellers Cheques
Travellers cheques are very difficult to change in the Ukraine.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bus, Funicular, Train

Accommodation notes

Booking a Single Room

All of our group tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation. Please refer to the tour notes where the single room option availability is detailed on a night by night basis for this tour, and the price for the available nights is detailed on the dates & prices tab by departure date. For Self-Guided trips the Single Room supplement offers the option of a single room each and is charged per person. The Single Room supplement also applies to the third person in a party of three that will be accommodated in a single room.


For the overnight train journey we will use sleeper carriages with four bunk beds with bedding provided (two beds on floor level and two above) per compartment and with a shared toilet and wash basin in each carriage. There are no shower facilities on board. Luggage is stored under the bottom bunk beds and above the cabin door for the top bunks. There is the possibility that you will be sharing with non-Explore clients in the same cabin. There is no air-conditioning on board and it's not always possible to open the windows, so we recommend light weight bed clothes. You can experience authentic rail travel with the local people and it's a great way of getting from place to place during the night, so you maximise on the amount of time you have in each city during the day to explore. Take snacks, drinks, toilet roll, hand sanitiser and an open mind with you for maximum enjoyment.

Essential information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Essential Information

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa Information

Ukraine: UK, Canadian and US citizens do not require a visa. In addition you will be required to carry a photocopy of your passport with you at all times in Ukraine for ID purposes. Belarus: Entry visas are required for UK citizens and need to be applied for in advance. A tourist voucher is required as part of your application and Explore will request this on your behalf. This is received and sent to you from 4- 6 weeks before departure. Lithuania: Visas are not required by UK, Australian, New Zealand, US and Canadian citizens. Other nationalities should consult their local embassy or consular office. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related questions with the relevant embassy prior to departure. It is essential that you provide Explore with the correct passport information at the time of booking, as this will be required in order to pre-book any applicable train tickets. Corrections and amendments will incur additional charges, so please double check that the information we have for you is up to date and correct, this includes your passport number, full name as per passport (including middle names), date of birth and place of birth; if customers renew or reissue their passports from the details initially given to Explore, train tickets must be cancelled and purchased again, which involves extra costs and may result in customers being in differing train carriages to the rest of the group. If you intend to renew your passport please let Explore know at the point of booking and please ensure that you have the new passport no later than 8 weeks prior to travel.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

Included activities

This trip is designed to show you the highlights of three amazing countries in just 8 days, so the pace is busy. We will be using a range of public transport as well as charter buses to get around and will do most of our exploring on foot in each place visited. Please therefore pack light to ensure you can lift and store your bag on the overnight train and bring comfy walking shoes.

Non refundable permits

Belarus Holidays & Tours

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Tetanus, Tick-borne encephalitis, Tuberculosis and Typhoid The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider.

Lithuania Trips

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against tetanus and hepatitis A. Tick-borne encephalitis is recommended by some medical sources if travelling in certain areas of Eastern Europe, at specific times of the year. Check latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider.

Ukraine Holidays & Tours

Vaccinations

Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against hepatitis A and diphtheria. Check that your polio and tetanus vaccinations are up-to-date before travel. The UK Foreign Office currently recommends that you should consider whether to immunise against tickborne encephalitis and rabies. Consult your travel clinic for further advice. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at http://www.explore.co.uk/Travelhealth/ and from your local healthcare provider.

Dates, prices and booking

Date
Price from
Single room option
Saturday 23 June 2018 - Saturday 30 June 2018
KMV_2018
From £1035
Single room option +£160
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 28 July 2018 - Saturday 4 August 2018
This departure is guaranteed
KMV_2018
From £1099
Single room option +£160
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes
Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday 25 August 2018
KMV_2018
From £1129
Single room option +£160
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
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Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday 29 September 2018
This departure is guaranteed
KMV_2018
From £1099
Single room option +£160
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
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Saturday 29 September 2018 - Saturday 6 October 2018
KMV_2018
From £1099
Single room option +£160
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Date
Price from
Single room option
Saturday 23 June 2018 - Saturday 30 June 2018
KMV_2018
From £795
Single room option +£160
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 28 July 2018 - Saturday 4 August 2018
This departure is guaranteed
KMV_2018
From £835
Single room option +£160
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 18 August 2018 - Saturday 25 August 2018
KMV_2018
From £835
Single room option +£160
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All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday 29 September 2018
This departure is guaranteed
KMV_2018
From £835
Single room option +£160
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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Saturday 29 September 2018 - Saturday 6 October 2018
KMV_2018
From £835
Single room option +£160
Show full details for this departure, including trip notes
All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
Joining Point
Town
Kiev
Time and place
21:00 at Hotel reception
Ending Point
Town
Vilnius
Time
09:00
If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
Download Trip Notes

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