Back to the USSR tour

  • Duration: 5 days
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Back to the USSR tour

Day 1

  • Arrival to Minsk by air
  • CITY TOUR OF MINSK (10.00–13.00). The capital city of Belarus was first settled over 900 years ago, in 1067. Much of old Minsk was razed to the ground during World War II. Among the sights that you will see are: Independence Square with the House of Government and "Red" Krasny Roman-Catholic Church, Victory Square with its tall grey obelisk and eternal flame honoring the heroes of World War II, Troitskoye Predmestye (Trinity Suburb) – restored buildings of the 19th century, Holy Trinity Cathedral and St.Catherin's Church – architectural monuments of the 17th cent.
  • 19.00 Dinner at the Soviet style café Tovarish. The interior of the café is designed in the Soviet style, where each item has a connection with the Soviet epoch. The food here is delicious and tasty.

Day 2

  • After breakfast a Visit of War Museum

 This is the only museum in the world that elucidates the history of the World War II so comprehensively. It was opened on November 7, 1944, when severe struggle was still going on. The museum’s collection and 30 exposition halls contain approximately 80.000 unique exhibits: a rich collection of documents and photos, weapons used by troops and partisans including home-made ones. There is a diorama of the Maly Trastyanets death camp (the third largest in Europe). There are also tanks and armoured carriers outside in the courtyard

Lunch

  • Stalin line tour In the thirties of the 20th cent. on the Western border of the former USSR a network of defense military fortifications was built. These fortifications stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea. All in all 23 fortified zones were constructed including 4 on the territory of Belarus.

In those days the Western border in Belarus was within 35-40 km from Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

When on the territory of the complex you can do everything – get into 2 or 3-embrasure pillbox and to become “a machine-gunner”, sit down on a chair of a gun-layer and become an artillery man, stroll along trenches or climb up the tank, one of the museum of military equipment exhibits, just to feel yourself in combat situation on the front line of defense… and thank God, this is not a reality but only a touch to the history the memory of which will be preserved in souvenirs bought from there and photos taken.

Dinner at Stalin Line

A visit of Opera and Ballet theatre (optional)

Day 3

  • After breakfast a visit to Komarovka market If you are intrigued by the delicacies of the former Soviet Union countries cuisine, you have to visit Komarovka – the largest market in the capital of Belarus where you can buy and taste almost anything – from the Caucasian lavash to the mutton from Kazakhstan.
  • Lunch at Komarovka
  • Founded in 1951, GUM is one of Minsk's oldest and certainly its largest department store. It isn't exactly a contemporary shopping haven, but it is an interesting reminder of the fading Soviet shopping experience. While the selection over GUM's multiple floors is immense (household items, jewelry, cosmetics, clothes), much of the product is in a glass case or behind a counter, quite opposite to the western idea of casual browsing and self-serve shopping. It's perhaps not a shining beacon to fashion, though certainly a curiosity with some grand Soviet architecture to boot.
  • Dinner in the city
  • A visit of the circus (optional)

Day 4

After Breakfast a visit to the Belarussian Kolhoz ( a farm) Kolhoz is a  form of collective farm in the Soviet Union. Kolhoz is a form of the farming still existing in Belarus. A stop to see a typical Belarussian village and a family visit.

Lunch at Kolhoz area

Day 5

Transfer to the airport

 

1-3 pax

5-9 pax

10+1 pax

20+1 pax

30+1 pax

Accomodation 4*

1045 euro

500 euro

370 euro

310 euro

290 euro

Accomodation 3*

1000 euro

545 euro

350 euro

290 euro

260 euro

The cost includes:

  • accommodation in Minsk hotel 3*or 4* upon your choice - in single up to 9 pax or twin rooms 10+    
  • English speaking guide according to the program
  • transportation  
  • breakfast, lunches and dinners
  • entrance tickets into the included museums

The cost doesn`t include:

  • flight costs
  • any extra costs