military tours

Khatyn - Glory Mound tour

updated on 17/01/2017

This Minsk tour will take you to the monuments of the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

The first one, 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 punitive squads that destroyed villages and towns. In spring 1943 one of such groups 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 victims of the WWII.

The tour, however, has a more optimistic ending: we will leave the Hatyn village for a mound - the Mound of Glory - that was made up of the handfuls of ground brought by people from all over the country. Time and weather permitting, you will be able to ascend to the top of the mound 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 130 (per car, 1-2 pax)*

Note: the price quoted for the present Minsk tour is for reference purpose and is confirmed upon request. It covers transportation (the standard option for 1-2 pax it is Skoda Superb), an English-speaking guide-driver, travel services and taxes. The exact price can be confirmed upon request. The tour is available round the week.

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