Tour to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress
Bus and walking tour to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress including a spear running.
Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Fortress is the most ancient one from all the fortresses that remained in Odessa region. History of Akkerman (former name of the city) counts over 25 centuries. Take a guided tour and you will visit one of the most antique cities in the world.
Akkerman fortress was raised in XIII-XV centuries. It is a well-known monument of architecture and town planning and the last one fortification of such dimension in a good state of preservation. The overall area of the fortress exceeds 9 hectares.
You have a unique opportunity to touch an antique monument and imagine the size of defense works of the Middle Ages. You will be able to climb the towers, the bastions and semi-bastions still magnifical and forceful of once-great Akkerman; to take a walk on the fort walls (5-15 m high, 0.8-5 m wide), to enter the watchtowers (the most popular are Ovidyi’s Tower (or Maiden’s Tower) and Pushkin’s Tower) and feast your eyes on Dnestr lagoon. It is a chance to learn the construction and operation principles of defense works of the Middle Ages that were built on the territory of modern-day Ukraine.
We can guarantee you a lot of unique photos and bright impressions. A guide will tell you many interesting things about fateful battles between the residents of the fortress and the warriors of the Ottoman Empire, he will show and describe you the system of defense works. You will hear about three Russian-Turkish operations and their sanguinary battles that were seen by these majestic and forceful walls. Here you can also visit different museums where the artifacts of the antique city of Tira (VI century B.C.E) and the weapon of Akkerman’s defenders of XIII-XV centuries are represented.
Visit the fortress during a spear running and you will see a truly fascinating performance. It’s a total reconstruction of knight battles both group and hand to hand, accurate recreation of medieval warrior’s costumes ranging from helmets to ancient leather shoes. Surely you will be able to not only watch combats using axes, foils, swords, maces, but make photos with knights and handle their heavy steel weapon.
A lot of various master classes are organized during a spear running. Do you want to hammer out a sword, to practice ceramics or textile arts, to shoot with an arbalest or a bow? All of this and many other things are waiting for you during the tour to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi.
Excursion supposes some free time. Duration depends on a selected program.
Tour Duration to Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi fortress – 6 hours.
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