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By the footsteps of World War II

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Elizaveta Alyasheva

Adventure Time

The Adventure Time is a young company aiming for the high quality of the tours organized.

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By the footsteps of World War II

This World War II tour will lead you through the historic places and events were touched by the Great Patriotic War. Stalin Line Museum and the Brest Fortress tells about the resistance of Belarussian people against fascist invaders. The Khatyn shows the tragedy of the Belarussian villages that were burnt. While Minsk sightseeing tour you also will hear the stories how the city was destroyed and revived.

DAY 1

Arrival

World War II tour begins with arriving at National Airport Minsk-2. Transfer to hotel. Check-in. Overnight in the hotel.

Minsk, 3 nights
DAY 2

Minsk - Staline Line

Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 – 13:00 - Minsk City Tour (3 hours). During the round-tour Minsk you’ll become a participant of the major historical events of the city. As it should be, near the city hall you’ll meet the burgomaster, who reads, as it was in 1499, decree that gives the city autonomy, near to the city scale you’ll see the traders of the Middle Aged Minsk. You’ll learn where Minsk artists and musicians lived, and also where the meetings of masons from “North Torch” took place. Nevertheless the numerous destructions of the war time, streets and squares of the Old Minsk are able to hand over the charming atmosphere of the past. The promenade will end on the most spacious squares of the city – Oktyabrskaya, the very center of the Nezavisimistiave. It is the symbol of the restored city that is famous for its harmonious building up of 1950’s. Lunch. 14:00 – 18:00 – Excursion to Stalin Line. The Historical and Cultural Complex “Stalin line” was founded on 60-th anniversary of the Victory of Soviet people in the Great Patriotic war, it was opened on the 30th of June 2005 in the memory of Minsk defenders. It is a monument and a museum of the first days of the Great Patriotic war.The Military museum exposition was created and planned so that from the first steps a visitor could feel a spirit of the times. The opportunity of being absorbed in history is one of the distinctive features of the museum. The basis of the exposition is original pillboxes. All entrenchments and communication trenches with rifle-pits for machine-guns and with blindages and recesses for ammunition were reconstructed according to the designs of 1940. There is a park of military equipment of different years in the museum. It is the most complete exposition of military equipment in the Republic of Belarus. It was adopted by the USSR army in different years, beginning from the Second World War. Return to Minsk. Free time. Overnight in the hotel. Read more

Minsk, 3 nights
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DAY 3

Mound of Glory - Khatyn

Breakfast. 10:00 – Meeting with the guide in the hall of the hotel. Excursion to the Khatyn, on the way visiting of the Mound of Glory. Khatyn, a former village in Logoisk district of Minsk region in Belarus, has become a symbol of the tragedy of the Belorussian people, a mournful page in the history of the Great Patriotic War. The memorial complex which embodies the idea of courage and rebelliousness of the people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the victory was constructed at the place of the destroyed village of Khatyn in 1969. It commemorates every fourth citizen (or 2 230 000 Belorussians) who perished during the war. The tragedy of Khatyn is not just an occasional episode of this war. It is one of the thousand facts, which testify to the existence of the targeted genocide policy regarding the population of Belarus. And the Nazis were pursuing this policy during all those years of German occupation. Hundreds of similar disasters occurred within the three years (1941 — 1944) of the occupation of the Belorussian land. Return to Minsk. Free time. Overnight in the hotel. Read more

Minsk, 3 nights
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DAY 4

Mir-Nesvizh

Breakfast. Check-out. 09:00 – Meeting with the guide in the hall of the hotel. Excursion to Mir and Nesvizh. The Mir Castle Complex is the unique monument of national culture of Belarus. In 2000 the Mir Castle was included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The architectural complex of Mir is represented by the Castle Museum of 16-20th centuries with 39 full exhibitions, embankments, beautiful parks and ponds, the chapel, the tomb of Prince Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The Mir Castle Complex is an object with a well-developed infrastructure, two conference rooms for high level activities, the hotel with 15 rooms, restaurant with old cuisine, a gift shop with products of Belarusian artisans. The first mention about Nesvizh was linked to the name of Jury Niasvizhski, who took part in the battle on Kalka river on May 31, 1223, but this version was denied by scholars in late 80-th of XX century. The monumental stone buildings of late XVI – early XX centuries are presented with building of plebaniya, the house of artisans and the former inn. The Palace and Castle ensemble in Nesvizh is situated in the north-east of the town, encircled by the ponds on the river of Uša. The construction of the stone castle was initiated by the first Ordinate of Nesvizh Mikołaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwiłł (1549-1616). The construction work began in 1583. From 1586 to 1599, the construction manager was the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni. By the beginning of the 16th century, the construction work had been generally completed. Transfer to Brest. Check-in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel. Read more

Brest, 2 nights
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DAY 5

Brest - Brest fortress

Breakfast. 10:00 – Meeting in the hall of the hotel with a guide. Brest sightseeing tour.Brest is an amazing Belarusian city, located on the very border with Poland and Ukraine. Brest firstly appears in the chronicles in 1019. At that moment its historical center was at the location of the contemporary Brest fortress, today the Berestye Archeological Museum is situated there. Brest Fortress s a 19th-century Russian fortress in Brest. There are several symbols of the Great Patriotic war, which were etched in the peoples' memory, inseparably associated with heroism and pain of this harsh period of our history. One of these symbols is the Brest Hero-fortress. It is hard to overestimate the heroic deed of soviet soldiers, who were the first to meet the enemy in June of 1941 and protect this little piece of the great Motherland till the end. The memorial complex had been erected on the ruins of the fortress by 1971, and it brings across grandeur and grief of the events happened here. During the excursion you will walk through the monumental star of the main entrance, see the ceremonies square with the eternal flame and the famous Holmskiye gate and also visit the museum of the fortress defense. Free time. Overnight in the hotel. Read more

Brest, 2 nights
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DAY 6

Belovezhskaya Pushcha

Breakfast. Check-out. 09:00 – Meeting in the hall of the hotel with a guide. Excursion to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The biggest ancient woodland of Europe has been guarded for 600 years. There are 2 thousands of giant trees. Some of them had appeared before the discovery of America by Columbus! The forest is a home to the largest population of European bisons. The forest has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A modern building of the ecological and educational center, where the Nature Museum is located, was built in 2009 in honor of the 600th anniversary of a high protection regime of the National Park. Animal open-air cages are located not far from the Natural Museum. There you can see the main animal species of Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Transfer to Minsk. Check-in the hotel. Overnight in the hotel. Read more

Minsk, 1 night
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DAY 7

Departure from Minsk

Breakfast. Check-out (till 12:00). Transfer to the airport. End of World War || tour.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Minsk
Day 4
Location Brest
Hotel Intourist 3*
Day 6
Location Minsk
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Minsk
Day 4
Location Brest
Hotel Hermitage 4*
Day 6
Location Minsk
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Minsk
Day 4
Location Brest
Hotel Hermitage 4*
Day 6
Location Minsk

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Lunches
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Elizaveta, Belarus

Good classical thematical route telling tourists the war tragedy and history of Belarus. Will be great for those who interested in World War history.

Elizaveta, Belarus

This trip is good for brif acquaintance with the country. Classical route which includes major Belarussian architectural monuments and nature.

We show Belarus unusual and rich in sites.

Adventure Time
2 Reviews
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