Belarus military toursMilitary Minsk tours on a private car including Stalin Line, Hatyn and Glory Mound and Minsk Jewish ghetto - a walking WWII tour in Minsk.
Stalin Line tour
Special offer: booked along with Khatyn-Glory Mound tour same day, both cost $220 total (including the tickets for 1-2 guests)
This Minsk tour will take you 34 kilometers away from the capital city into typical Belarusian countryside where an open-air museum of the military gear was established in 2006 - mostly Soviet weapons and facilities. Restored concrete gun emplacements that once made a huge defense line on the western Soviet border are the highlight of the place.
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Stalin Line is an informal name applied to a defense line that was built by the Soviets along the new western border in the 1930s (Maginot Line, France, was built for the same purpose). The site is divided into a number of sections that include restored bunkers with authentic interiors, exhibition areas with military vehicles (mostly post WWII) and equipment and a reenactment battlefield. Museum guides dressed in the uniforms of the 1940s will tell you about the story behind the whole project and explain the operating principles of different exhibits.
A guided walk past the bunkers, trenches, tank obstacles and a restored section of the old border line can be concluded with a prearranged tank ride (as passengers, naturally).
As a certified guide I have the right to translate after the Stalin Line guides.
At the end of the tour we can taste some army dishes and - time and budget permitting - shoot an original war-time gun (blank rounds, of course).
Tour duration: 3.5 hours, around 80 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, entrance and parking fees, on-site translation of a local tour, travel services and taxes. The tour is available round the week, including Mondays.
Stalin Line Museum Video
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