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Go Tank Driving in Ukraine

530

*This experience runs daily between February & November 2019  
*This experience will last for 4,5 hours approximately

4 to 5 hours behind the wheel of a real military vehicle!

Visiting 1 country: Ukraine

 

Driving a car is an experience that most of us take for granted, but sitting behind the wheel of a real military vehicle is an adventure of a different order of magnitude! Come and experience the strength and power of these warhorses, and experience your surroundings through the eyes of an on-duty tank driver when you sign up for a tank driving tour with us.

BEFORE YOU BOOK

Description

Driving cars vs driving tanks

Driving a car is an experience that most of us take for granted, but sitting behind the wheel of a real military vehicle is an adventure of a different order of magnitude! Come and experience the strength and power of these warhorses, and experience your surroundings through the eyes of an on-duty tank driver when you sign up for a tank driving tour with us.

The vehicles

We offer you a customized excursion, which is one of a kind in Ukraine. As our guest, you get not one but three options to choose from. You can drive either a BTR-80, an MT-LB, or a BDRM-2 APC. Or the legendary T-64 Tank!

The briefing

In each case you will learn all the safety precautions and driving techniques from an experienced instructor stationed at a special military base, and after the training you will have your chance to maneuver the vehicle off-track through a practice field.

The full experience

The Golden Standard of our tank driving excursions is the T-64 tank tour. If you choose this option you will get to sit behind the wheel of this warhorse as you run over a pair of scrap cars that we put there especially for you, and crush them under the treads of the vehicle, while enjoying the power and the rumble of a 39-liter, 560 horse-power engine!

T-64/62 Heavy Soviet Tank Tour

This legendary heavy tank saw service in the Soviet army back in the 20th century, and is still used by the Ukrainian army today. During your tour you will have a chance to experience the full power of this 40-tonne monster! The tour takes place on a tank range located 80 km northeast of Kiev: usually this is an hour drive from the city center (an hour and a half in rush hour).

The logistics

Typically, the guests will be collected at 10 AM at their hotel and driven out to the range. The range belongs to an active military base, and taking photos at certain locations is only allowed on request. It’s a short drive from the base to the range, where our instructors will be waiting. After we meet the instructors, there is a quick safety briefing, and then it’s time to climb onto the roof of the tank, and hold on for a roller coaster of a ride over open country and off-road trails! During the first part of the lesson, our driver will drive the tank himself and demonstrate the main driving features to our guests. This part of the program lasts twenty minutes. When this is done, it’s time to get behind the wheel and drive the tank yourself (our instructors will stay in the tank to help you, naturally)! You will learn how to start the engine, shift and use gears, and how to operate the tank in general. The instructions are complete, so even a beginner, or somebody who has never driven a car before, can learn drive our tank with confidence!

PLEASE NOTE: Shooting from the Tank is strictly prohibited!

Additional information

Duration

Less than 1 Day

Travel Style

EPIC JOURNEYS: ADVENTURES & EXPEDITIONS

Country

Ukaine

Inclusions

This tour includes:

  • Transfers
  • English-speaking guide
  • An instructor
  • Coffee/other drinks
  • Lunch

additional info

  • Clothes should be comfortable and preferably closed. Please note that driving a tank is not the same as sitting at the wheel of a Mercedes.
  • Be prepared for rough weather conditions.

price variation

  • 1 person – € 530 / person
  • 2 person – € 445 / person
  • 3 person – € 400 / person
  • 4 person – € 355 / person
  • 5 person – € 335 / person