Belarus military tours

Military Minsk tours on a private car including Stalin Line, Hatyn and Glory Mound and Minsk Jewish ghetto - a walking WWII tour in Minsk.

Khatyn - Glory Mound tour

updated on 11/02/2020

Special offer: booked along with Stalin Line tour same day, both cost $220 total (including the tickets for 1-2 guests)

This Minsk tour will take you to the monuments of the Great Patriotic War (WWII). Out of all the war tours this one is focused on the global historic events that affected Belarus: inclusion in the USSR, Stalin's purges, the Nazi occupation and post-war development.

The first monument, Khatyn (Chatyn, Hatyn) Village Memorial, is located in the area where a village with the same name stood decades ago. According to the formidable strategy of the Nazi, 75 per cent of Belarusians were to be eliminated, the rest ones to be turned into labor force. To achieve this, the occupants and their collaborators formed destruction squads that burnt villages and towns. In spring 1943 one such group burned the village of Khatyn to the ground together with the dwellers…

The Khatyn Memorial Complex was built to remind the rest of the world about the horrible crimes that the Nazi committed all over Belarus and in Europe and to teach future generations to avoid such wrongdoings. The eternal flame of Khatyn and the sound of the bells of the memorial commemorate the civilian victims of WWII.

The tour, however, has a more optimistic ending: we will leave the Khatyn village for another site - the Mound of Glory - that was made of handfuls of ground brought by people from all over the country. Time and weather permitting, you will be able to ascend it and enjoy the superb view of the scenic Belarusian countryside. In front of the Glory Mound there is an open-air exhibition of military machinery – a popular spot for a couple of pictures.

Tour duration: 4.0 hours, around 140 km round way.

Tour price: USD 120 (per car, 1-3 pax)*

Note: the price quoted for the present Minsk tour is for reference purpose and is confirmed upon request. It covers transportation, an English-speaking guide-driver, travel services and taxes. The exact price can be confirmed upon request. The tour is available round the week.

Khatyn Village Memorial Video


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