37 monuments in 30 days, and what I learned along the way.
Explore the concrete legacy of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
On this week-long tour we’ll cover more than 1,800 km, crossing two mountain ranges and travelling all the way to the Black Sea coast – as we visit some of the most fantastic architectural wonders built during Bulgaria’s communist period.
Featuring 20-something memorial complexes, this unique tour of Bulgaria’s brutal, bizarre & otherworldly monuments showcases the political art of a troubled socialist state positioned on the crossroads of East and West.
NEW: Romania & Bulgaria Arkitektour
2-14 December 2018
Discover Kyiv, Chernobyl, and everything in between.
From brutalist architecture and contemporary street culture, to the world’s most notorious post-disaster ghost town: this tour celebrates modern Ukraine in all of its glorious contradictions.
I’ve teamed up with Nate from Yomadic to offer this eye-opening trip through the monuments, markets and suburbs of Kyiv, to the palace of Ukraine’s former president and finishing with an overnight tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Kiev & Chernobyl Tour
14-20 January 2019
Kiev & Chernobyl Tour
28 January–3 February 2019
Meet the ‘Spomeniks’ of Former Yugoslavia.
On this tour we’ll travel across three countries – Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina – as we visit 16 of the most extraordinary war memorials that you’re ever likely to see.
It’s impossible to appreciate the power of these places until you’ve experienced them close-up. You’ll get to know them intimately over the course of this intense 12-day Balkan adventure, as we travel through some of the most breathtaking landscapes – and visit the strangest monuments – that Europe has to offer.
Yugoslav Tour: Special Edition
28 September-10 October 2018
I don’t like package tours… and that’s why the trips listed on this page probably won’t feel like any conventional tour you’ve been on before. Think of this more as a road trip with friends you haven’t met yet – and with an itinerary that’s fluid enough to allow for spontaneous distractions and photo stops. It’s a road trip packed full of history and architecture, with elements of urban exploration and dark tourism thrown in.
I believe the result is something quite special… and ever since I ran my first tour back in May 2015, every subsequent event I’ve organised has sold out fast.
If you have any questions about the tours listed on this page, or to book your place, just send me a message.
Been on one of my tours before? I’ll be very happy to offer a 10% discount for returning guests.
Obscura Day / May 2015 / with Atlas Obscura
Bulgaria Arkitektour / September 2015
Bulgaria Arkitektour / October 2015
Pop-up Tour Zero: Ukraine / September 2016 / with Yomadic
Bulgaria Arkitektour / September 2016
Bulgaria Arkitektour / October 2016
Pop-up Tour: Ukraine / January 2017 / with Yomadic
Journey Into Bulgaria / January 2017 / with Atlas Obscura
Yugoslav Memorial Tour / April 2017
Obscura Day / May 2017 / with Atlas Obscura
Pop-up Tour: Ukraine / Transnistria / August 2017 / with Yomadic
Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night / September 2017 / with Atlas Obscura
Bulgaria Arkitektour / September 2017
Bulgaria Arkitektour / October 2017
Pop-up Tour: Ukraine on Ice / January 2018 / with Yomadic
Yugoslav Memorial Tour / April 2018 / with Atlas Obscura
Bulgaria Arkitektour / May 2018
Kiev, Chernobyl & the Borders of Bessarabia / August 2018 / with Atlas Obscura
Check out the photos from previous tours here.
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