South Ossetia tour

Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 07, 2018
6 places remaining

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  • Visit one of the newest breakaway states on earth!
  • A chance to meet fighters from South Ossetia's recent conflcit with Georgia
  • Stay in a local home stay
  • Gorgeous views of the mountains as we cross from Russia to South Ossetia.
  • Combine with our Chechnya tour for a £90 combo discount!


  • Maximum group size: 10
  • Booking deadline: Mar 03, 2018
  • Deposit: £350

Saturday, June 2nd

  • Arrive in to Vladikavkaz and transfer to our central hotel.
  • Meet your tour leader and the rest of the group for dinner if you arrive early.
  • Overnight in Vladikavkaz.

Sunday, June 3rd

  • After breakfast we head off on the drive to the border with South Ossetia (2 hours).
  • Once the Russian border guards have registered us we'll head through the heavily renovated tunnel dug straight through the mountains in to South Ossetia.
  • After meeting our local guides we'll head off on a tour of Tskinval city centre before checking in to our hotel. Later we will head out for dinner in a buzzing local cafe!
  • Overnight in Tskinval.

Monday, June 4th

  • Today we'll head up to the moutains in the west of South Ossetia to a scenic lake in a valley which is a popular summer house spot.
  • If we are very lucky the Minister for Tourism may be up at his summer house and in the past has treated us to his homemade moonshine.
  • In the afternoon we'll head back down to Tskinval for dinner.
  • Overnight in Tskinval.

Tuesday, June 5th

  • Today we'll head out to meet some of the fighters who fought in the conflcit with Georgia.
  • Through our local translators we'll get some rare insight in to the Ossetian view of the conflict.
  • Overnight in the homes of the fighters.

Wednesday, June 6th

  • A final morning tour in Tskinval where we'll go close to the border with Georgia and see where the Russian peace keepers are currently based.
  • After a final lunch in Tskinval we'll say farwell to our Ossetian guides and head back up in to the mountains and on in to Russia.
  • Overnight in Vladikavkaz.

Thursday, June 7th

  • Today our tour ends after breakfast.


  • Dual entry Russian visa invite
  • All permits for South Ossetia
  • All meals and soft drinks in South Ossetia. Breakfasts in Russia
  • Lupine tour leader throughout
  • Local guides


  • Russian Visa
  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Tips for local guides
  • Single supplement. Due to very limited accomodation in South Ossetia we will only be able to confirm single rooms once the booking deadline passes and the group size is known.

Officialy, after having visted South Ossetia you will be unable to enter Georgia on the same passport.

We will officaily exit Russia to enter South Ossetia, and then re-enter as we cross back.

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