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Discover the Soviet Past of Eastern Europe

History buffs, get ready for an itinerary focusing on Eastern Europe's Soviet past that'll fill in some gaps in your knowledge. You could almost say that this four-country, five-city route is a carefully designed study tour, where the visual impression and oral information come together to give you a deep understanding. On guided tours, we sometimes hear about the past without any remnants. It won't happen on this trip! Outsized mementos of these countries' communist past, like parliament buildings, social and cultural centers, ministries, block-estates, wide avenues, and grandiose statues tell of the former political era.

You'll have the chance to visit the world's 'heaviest' building in Bucharest. In Chisinau, you'll see incredibly oversized Soviet-style residential buildings. As you stride down the world-famous Potemkin Stairs in Odessa and learn about its grievous WW2 history. If you believed that you had already seen large landmarks, you would realize in Kyiv that you are mistaken. Not least, Minsk will be the final chapter of your Soviet and communist theme tour. You can't spend enough time in Minsk to learn about its meaningful past in the communist context. Seeing Belarus while Lukashenko is still president is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go through the looking glass to an alternate reality and see what would have happened if democracy hadn't taken root in the rest of Eastern Europe in the 1990s. The bonus is Tiraspol, a city with an intact, so-called socialist realistic architecture at its best. Visiting Transnistria is like stepping back because it seems nobody told them the USSR has dissolved. You can digest this incredible amount of visual information at Soviet-style restaurants in each visited city. The visited destinations offer rich cultural and leisure engagements for your free time too.

You will cover most of the distance on your trip mostly by air. Accommodation, themed private tours, and transportation are all included in this package. It is your turn now to lay your bet on this historically moving, but one of our visually most exciting tours. However, all of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea of what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. To lighten the mood of this tour, between Kyiv and Minsk you could add Lviv, a city in Western Ukraine that's known for its whimsical and friendly atmosphere.

One of our team members in the region will be available to you leading up to and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to reach your local JayWay contact (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our first-hand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.

Route for Bucharest, Chisinau, Odessa, Kyiv, Minsk tour

3 Nights in Bucharest

3 Nights in Bucharest

4 days in Bucharest
4 days in Bucharest

3 Nights in Bucharest

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

The capital of Romania, Bucharest is a truly intriguing city where modern sophistication meets a rich and varied history. The business center of the city definitely has a cosmopolitan feel, but farther afield Bucharest still feels a little rough around the edges. The restored Old Town with its resplendent buildings is simply magnificent, as is Nicolae Ceausescu’s Palace of Parliament. One of the world's largest buildings (and with all its marble, certainly the heaviest), we highly recommend a tour of its gilded interior. This "Paris of the East" also has some amazing cafes and delicious restaurants, especially near Lipscani Street. The city is no stranger to culture either, with numerous galleries, antique shops and concert halls. The most stunning landmarks are along Calea Victoriei, but you can see something impressive on just about every corner. After discovering the incredible variety of neighborhoods and architectural styles in the city, you might want to enjoy one of its cultural festivals, or take off for a unique day trip. If you’re ready for a full day, a trip to Transylvania including Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle, will certainly be a memorable excursion, and very Romanian. We can also arrange for a private guide to show you around the city and the notable surroundings.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Bucharest

After your flight arrives at Bucharest's Henri Coanda airport, we will have someone meet you at the airport and bring you to your centrally located Bucharest accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Dine and Drink on your First Night

Suggestion to explore on your own

For your first night, it’s best to start with a short walk in the Old Town to see a glimpse of how Bucharest looked and felt at its zenith. Seek out a traditional dinner at one of the city’s famous restaurants: Manuc Inn, Hanul Berarilor, or Caru cu Bere. Make sure you don’t miss the bean soup in a bread bowl, cabbage rolls, or pork stew. Save some room for dessert: the best option is Papanasi, a pastry shaped like a doughnut with a small sphere on top, filled with soft cheese, and covered in sour cream and sour jam. After dinner, you should definitely enjoy a glass of Romanian wine at one of the many rooftop bars located in the Old Town: Linea Closer to the Moon, Nomad SkyBar, or Pura Vida SkyBar. You’re in a Latin country so get out there and enjoy the vibe!

Dine and Drink on Your First Night

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Bucharest

Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour

Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Take a three hour tour and journey through 45 years of communism, from the soviet enslavement at the end of WW2 to Romania’s liberation in 1989. Discover a city of contrasts as you admire the gorgeous 19th century architecture of Victory Avenue or Old Town and then see the cold, massive structures of the former civic center and its “crown jewel”: the Palace of Parliament, the world’s 2nd largest building and a symbol of Ceausescu, the last European dictator. To top it all off, your guide will show you unique old photos about life behind the iron-curtain.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Visit the World's Heaviest Building

Suggestion to explore on your own

While in Bucharest, see the Palace of Parliament, one of the world's largest buildings, and thanks to its endless marble, the absolute heaviest. Largely built in the 80s as a reflection of Nicolae Ceausescu's power, it ended up symbolizing his wasteful megalomania. The mighty structure even extends eight floors underground, with nuclear bunkers, and miles of tunnels running to other offices. The palace has many unused rooms, despite hosting Romania's parliament, several museums, and a conference center. The building can only be visited as part of a group tour led by its own guides, which we can add to a city walking tour. You can also book it yourself here: http://cic.cdep.ro/en/opening-hours-and-tariffs.

Visit the World's Heaviest Building

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Bucharest

Family Life in a Communal Apartment Private Tour

Family Life in a Communal Apartment Private Tour

Curious about how people lived during communism? Go back in a one-of-a-kind authentic experience, and visit the apartment of a Romanian family from the 1980s. Learn more about the history, daily life, gastronomy, and customs of the times from an expert tour guide.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours

Discover the Mansion of Romania's Last Dictator

Suggestion to explore on your own

Despite a promising start, Nicolae Ceausescu ended up a hated tyrant, the second of two leaders Romania saw over the course of 45 years of communism. Curious to see how he lived? Discover Ceausescu’s Mansion and be amazed by the extravagant decorations and luxury items. Visiting Ceausescu’s former villa will give you a deep insight on the life of the last European dictator, executed alongside with his wife on Christmas 1989 after attempting to flee a violent pro-democracy revolution.

Discover the Mansion of Romania's Last Dictator

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Chisinau by Airplane

Today you're leaving Bucharest and traveling to Chisinau in nearby Moldova by way of a short direct flight. We'll arrange for a transfer to the airport and economy class seats on one of the several flights per day.

Chisinau by Air

2 Nights in Chisinau

2 Nights in Chisinau

3 days in Chisinau
3 days in Chisinau

2 Nights in Chisinau

Moldova’s capital is certainly the country’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city, but it is also a place of history still visible in the architecture of Old Town. The main sites here are easy to see on foot: City Hall, the Arch of Triumph, the Bell Tower and the Orthodox Church are all clustered in the center. You can also look forward to charming restaurants and cafes and plenty of excellent local wine. About 30 minutes by car outside of Chisinau you’ll find two famous underground wineries, and these are just one of the numerous possibilities for day trips. The majority of the city was destroyed in World War II, so many of the buildings were reconstructed in drab communist style, but the center of the city is an oasis of peace, calm and classical architecture.

Moldova’s capital is certainly the country’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city, but it is also a place of history still visible in the architecture of Old Town. The main sites here are easy to see on foot: City Hall, the Arch of Triumph, the Bell Tower and the Orthodox Church are all clustered in the center. You can also look forward to charming restaurants and cafes and plenty of excellent local wine. About 30 minutes by car outside of Chisinau you’ll find two famous underground wineries, and these are just one of the numerous possibilities for day trips. The majority of the city was destroyed in World War II, so many of the buildings were reconstructed in drab communist style, but the center of the city is an oasis of peace, calm and classical architecture.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Chisinau

A driver will be at the airport to greet you and transfer you to your centrally located Chisinau accommodation.

Visit the Military Museum

Suggestion to explore on your own

Chisinau is famous for its surrounding wineries but the town’s history, particularly its communist era, is well worth exploring. There are many communist buildings remaining, but the place where the Soviet era really comes alive is the Military Museum on 47 Tighina Street. In the large garden you can admire various armored vehicles, the famous Katyusha rocket launcher, and a MIG-21 fighter. Indoors you can find full NKVD uniforms, more Soviet weaponry, and historic maps, documents, and propaganda.

Visit the Military Museum

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Chisinau

Chisinau Soviet Legacy Private Tour

Chisinau Soviet Legacy Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Join this private tour to discover Chisinau's outsized Soviet legacy. You'll visit Comsomol Lake (named for the Communist Party's youth wing) and its Lenin statue, the Eternity, Memorial Complex, Shchusev or Military museums, the Circus building, and a typical Soviet residential neighborhood. The tour ends at the Propaganda Cafe, where you can enjoy classic Soviet foods (not included in the tour).


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 hours

Cricova Winery & Wine Tasting Private Tour

Visit one of the World's Largest Wine Cellars

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Two of the world's largest wine cellars are located in tiny Moldova and today you could visit one of them. The 75 miles of tunnels have existed since the 15th century, when the limestone was dug out to build nearby Chisinau. They have been used to store wine only since the 1950s and 1.25 million bottles of wine are stored there. As well as the wines of the Cricova winery, this underground wine city is home to the The National Oenotec, ranked as the second largest wine collection in the world (the largest is also in Moldova, but the visit isn't as interesting). With your private guide you will also visit the Underground Cinema and enjoy a tasting of 4 types of wine with some snacks.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Odessa by Private Transfer

Today you'll be traveling to Odessa. Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation. You'll drive through Transnistria, which is officially part of Moldova but is really an independent republic with its own borders and currency, although it is not recognized by any other country. You'll stop in Tiraspol, a city that feels like it's a Soviet-era museum, complete with Lenin monuments. You'll have a city tour and then stop for lunch in a typical Ukrainian restaurant. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

By Private Transfer to Odessa with a Stop in Tiraspol

2 Nights in Odessa

2 Nights in Odessa

3 days in Odessa
3 days in Odessa

2 Nights in Odessa

It’s no surprise that Odessa has been featured in so many famous works of art and literature; it has been a cultural center with a unique energy since it was founded in the 18th century. Today it is a lively destination with an engaging variety of restaurants, shops, and unique architecture. One of the city’s most famous buildings is the Opera House, which is both beautiful and very affordable to visit. A port city on the Black Sea, Odessa is also known for its beaches. The famous Potemkin Stairs lead down to the port and are definitely worth seeing. It’s easy to have a wonderful time just strolling though this scenic, very walkable city. Odessa’s catacombs are a famous sight, and along just about any avenue you can admire brightly colored neoclassical buildings. Gourmands will love exploring the city’s dining scene, which boasts some of the best cuisine in Ukraine.

It’s no surprise that Odessa has been featured in so many famous works of art and literature; it has been a cultural center with a unique energy since it was founded in the 18th century. Today it is a lively destination with an engaging variety of restaurants, shops, and unique architecture. One of the city’s most famous buildings is the Opera House, which is both beautiful and very affordable to visit. A port city on the Black Sea, Odessa is also known for its beaches. The famous Potemkin Stairs lead down to the port and are definitely worth seeing. It’s easy to have a wonderful time just strolling though this scenic, very walkable city. Odessa’s catacombs are a famous sight, and along just about any avenue you can admire brightly colored neoclassical buildings. Gourmands will love exploring the city’s dining scene, which boasts some of the best cuisine in Ukraine.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Odessa

Your driver will bring you straight to your Odessa accommodation. You'll be arriving late in the day so your first glimpse of this famous port city will probably be by night.

Enjoy a Soviet-Style Eating Experience

Suggestion to explore on your own

For an authentic reminder of the Soviet era, we recommend eating at Gogol Mogol, a friendly, cozy hipster restaurant decorated in retro style, from table cloths, curtains, and cabinets, to cups, pots, and bowls. Some of the dishes are based on old recipes frequently found on Soviet restaurant menus, such as vareniki dumplings, homemade noodles, cabbage and mushroom pie, and Banush (polenta with pork, mushrooms, and sheep's cheese).

Enjoy a Soviet-Style Eating Experience

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Odessa

Catacombs Private Tour

Catacombs Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The longest in Europe, Odessa’s catacombs are nothing like the famous catacombs of Paris and Rome. You won’t see remains of people, stacks of bones or hidden pathways to basilicas. The history that’s hidden here is different, but very intriguing. On this unique and interesting tour with an expert guide, you'll uncover the fascinating history of Odessa’s catacombs during a 0.3-mile walk through underground tunnels.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

WWII Private Driving Tour

WWII Private Driving Tour

Join this unique WWII Private Driving Tour, discover the stories and legends known from the war survivors and find out why Odessa become one of a handful of official "Hero Cities." You'll visit the Unknown Sailor, Holocaust Memorial, and other sights related to World War II, and hear stories and legends from the war's survivors.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours and 30 minutes

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Kyiv by Airplane

The fastest way to get to Kiev is by air. There are several flights throughout the day, some to Kiev's smaller Zhuliany airport located closer to the city center. The flight time is around 1 hour 20 minutes, so door-to-door should take between 4 and 5 hours. We have included economy class tickets in your package. While it is possible to go by road with a private transfer, it's a very long day and the only interesting stop is at a decommissioned missile base, now a museum.

By Air to Kyiv

3 Nights in Kyiv

3 Nights in Kyiv

4 days in Kyiv
4 days in Kyiv

3 Nights in Kyiv

Kyiv is a modern city steeped in history, where high-end shops and colorful restaurants are surrounded with classical architecture. It is the source of Eastern Slavic culture and Kyiv still keeps a firm hold on history. The city’s famous buildings include Saint Sofia, a church that’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the hills, Kyiv feels spread out and can be a bit of a challenge to take in if you’re trying do so on foot but an excellent public transport system and very inexpensive taxis make getting around a breeze. There’s no shortage of unique things to do here, like touring the grounds of the opulent villa of former President Victor Yanukovych, complete with a huge collection of cars and private zoo. Another must-see, the Monastery of the Caves or Pechersk Lavra, is unlike anyplace else. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of a large complex of churches and chapels but most striking is a series of underground caves where you can see mummified monks from the 11th century. It’s just one more thing that makes Kyiv special.

Kyiv is a modern city steeped in history, where high-end shops and colorful restaurants are surrounded with classical architecture. It is the source of Eastern Slavic culture and Kyiv still keeps a firm hold on history. The city’s famous buildings include Saint Sofia, a church that’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nestled in the hills, Kyiv feels spread out and can be a bit of a challenge to take in if you’re trying do so on foot but an excellent public transport system and very inexpensive taxis make getting around a breeze. There’s no shortage of unique things to do here, like touring the grounds of the opulent villa of former President Victor Yanukovych, complete with a huge collection of cars and private zoo. Another must-see, the Monastery of the Caves or Pechersk Lavra, is unlike anyplace else. This UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of a large complex of churches and chapels but most striking is a series of underground caves where you can see mummified monks from the 11th century. It’s just one more thing that makes Kyiv special.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Kyiv

A driver will be at the airport to greet you and transfer you to your centrally located Kiev accommodation.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Kyiv

Soviet Past Private Tour

Soviet Past Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Kyiv's Soviet past on a memorable walking tour through what was once the Soviet Union's third largest city. On this tour, you'll visit landmark examples of Soviet art and architecture, including the People’s Friendship Arch, Mariinsky Park. Palace of Children and Youth, Institute of Information, and the Park of Eternal Glory.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Kyiv Urbex Private Tour

See the City From Underground

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Kyiv is impressive from the surface, and from the top of the Motherland Monument, but its endless underground spaces are attractive in their own way. We offer an urban exploration tour that covers tunnels ranging from sewers to an underground river, as well as a Soviet nuclear bunker, and the rooftop of an abandoned building. Be prepared for something special, and to get a bit dirty (boots, gloves, and flashlights from a Soviet soldier's kit are provided!)


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 10

Day 10 - Your Second Full Day in Kyiv

Chernobyl Group Day Tour

Chernobyl Group Day Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The infamous disaster at Chernobyl had a profound effect on Europe, and continues to be felt, in terms of nuclear policy, and in the Zone of Alienation, the area surrounding Chernobyl where few people are allowed to live and work. A trip to Chernobyl might sound risky, but the typical exposure of a one-day tour is equivalent to a one-hour flight, 1/160th as much as a chest x-ray and 1/3600th as much as a whole body CT scan. Three of Chernobyl's reactors were kept running until 2000, and the power plant remains a worksite. A visit to Chernobyl is sobering, but memorable.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 12 hours

Dine Soviet Style

Suggestion to explore on your own

If you want a Soviet-style eating experience, try Varenychna "Katyusha." This restaurant features plenty of Soviet decor and furniture, It is a restaurant with various soviet décor items and the furniture was designed to resemble a bit those times. The restaurant's name, "Katyusha" or "Katy," references an utterly catchy wartime song about a woman singing for her lover on the front lines. Deeply associated with World War II and the Red Army, the song remains a hit and was also the namesake of noisy rockets symbolic of the war. Even if you're not so interested in Soviet times, the food is great, featuring many classic dishes. This chain has a few restaurants in Kyiv, but we recommend the most central one, next to Bessarabsky Market, on 29/1 Khreschatyk Street.

Dine Soviet Style

Day 11

Day 11 - Traveling to Minsk by Airplane

From one former Soviet Republic to another, with a decidedly different post-Communist history. We'll arrange for a driver to meet you at your accommodation and take you to the airport in plenty of time for your departing flight, which we will provide economy class tickets for.

By Air to Minsk

3 Nights in Minsk

3 Nights in Minsk

4 days in Minsk
4 days in Minsk

3 Nights in Minsk

Minsk, Belarus' capital can feel bombastic. Think wide avenues lined with monolithic Soviet buildings. The vast squares have monumental centerpieces. Modern skyscrapers and shiny new gold-tipped orthodox churches are everywhere. The streets are clean and well maintained. Everything is in its place in Minsk. Belarus is the capital of a dictatorship after all, so none of this should come as a surprise. Minsk has a full set of everything you'd expect from a former Soviet Republic. But it has the added advantage for the visitor that it hasn't been abandoned, ignored, or torn down. Instead it has been revered, or even celebrated. Among the city's highlights are the striking new National Library building, main market hall, and the shining, newly finished All Saints Church.

Minsk, Belarus' capital can feel bombastic. Think wide avenues lined with monolithic Soviet buildings. The vast squares have monumental centerpieces. Modern skyscrapers and shiny new gold-tipped orthodox churches are everywhere. The streets are clean and well maintained. Everything is in its place in Minsk. Belarus is the capital of a dictatorship after all, so none of this should come as a surprise. Minsk has a full set of everything you'd expect from a former Soviet Republic. But it has the added advantage for the visitor that it hasn't been abandoned, ignored, or torn down. Instead it has been revered, or even celebrated. Among the city's highlights are the striking new National Library building, main market hall, and the shining, newly finished All Saints Church.

Day 11

Day 11 - Arrival in Minsk

A driver will be waiting to meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation in the center of Minsk.

Dine Soviet-Style

Suggestion to explore on your own

While surrounded by Minsk's Soviet legacy, it's natural to wonder what food was like in those days. Tovarishch (“Comrade”) is probably the best Soviet-themed restaurant in town, with plenty of interesting decor, from a hammer and sickle sculpture and map of the USSR engraved in a wall, to Soviet table settings. There's even an art wall covered with flags, embroidered pennants, ID cards, coins, badges, and more. The menu features international food, but the main attraction is naturally classic Soviet dishes based on old recipes, such as Salad Olivier, Herring Under a Fur Coat, and more.

Day 12

Day 12 - Your First Full Day in Minsk

Heritage of the Soviet Union Private Tour

Heritage of the Soviet Union Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

By opinion of many experts, among all the countries of the former USSR Belarus has retained many characteristics of the era of this great power. If you came to Minsk, you should take an opportunity and plunge into the interesting history of the communist system? Choosing a Soviet past tour, you will learn many interesting facts on the times of the USSR, will visit the museum of Azgur and the museum-house of the First Congress of the RSDLP, Komarovsky market, GUM, KGB, the Central supermarket and Minsk metro.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Ride the Subways Into the Past

Suggestion to explore on your own

One of the Soviet achievements people can still take pride in are the showcase subways the Union built for its largest cities, from Moscow to Kyiv to Minsk. Today, riding them is one of the best ways to soak in communist ambience, with their crystal lamps, marble columns, and monuments and sculptures to the proletariat and leadership. Kastryčnickaja station features perfectly preserved communist mosaics, and slogans carved into marble. Płošča Jakuba Kołasa features farmers working on collective farms, while enjoying weddings and celebrating Kupala (Midsummer). Further museum-like stations are Instytut Kultury, Płošča Lenina, Płošča Pieramohi, Akademija Navuk, Park Čaliuskincaŭ and Maskoŭskaja.

Ride the Subways Into the Past

Day 13

Day 13 - Your Second Full Day in Minsk

Stalin Line Private Tour

Stalin Line Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The Stalin Line is a historical and cultural complex home to mute witnesses of the battles fought here during WWII, such as original pillboxes. During this tour, you'll learn about the Stalin Line, how and why it was built, and how well it served its intended purpose. This open-air museum has carefully preserved these Soviet fortifications, and presents the stories of those who fought over them. There is also plenty of military equipment on display, from helicopters and artillery to aircraft and tanks, including the famed T-34. Visitors can fire weapons and drive an actual tank.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Visit the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Suggestion to explore on your own

Opened in 1944, before the end of WWII, the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War features everything from reconstructed trenches, to tanks, planes, uniforms, and gear. This sprawling museum features an impressive war memorial, and sections with topics ranging from partisans to Auschwitz. Next to heroes square, the museum's collection has nearly 150,000 items, many on display.

Visit the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Day 14

Day 14 - Departure Day

Based on your departure time, we'll have a driver pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the airport.

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Bucharest

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bucharest Airport Transfer
Ashes of Communism Bucharest Private Walking Tour
Bucharest Airport Transfer
Bucharest - Chisinau One-Way Flight

Chisinau

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Chisinau Airport Transfer
Chisinau Soviet Legacy Private Tour
Chisinau - Odessa Private Transfer with a Stop and Tour in Tiraspol

Odessa

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Catacombs Private Tour
Odessa Airport Transfer
Odessa - Kyiv Flight

Kyiv

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Kyiv Airport Transfer
Soviet Past Private Tour
Chernobyl Group Day Tour
Kyiv Airport Transfer
Kyiv - Minsk Flight

Minsk

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Minsk Airport Transfer
Heritage of the Soviet Union Private Tour
Stalin Line Private Tour
Minsk Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
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A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.
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