Tour itinerary can be seen below.
Arrive into Beslan Airport (OGZ) close to Vladikavkaz. If you chose to arrive on the S7 airlines flight from Moscow, landing in Beslan at 13:00, our tour leader will meet you at the airport and assist with transfers to the city. After checking in, we'll have free time and your tour leader will arrange a group dinner. Overnight in Vladikavkaz.
In the morning we begin our tour with an excursion out to Dargavs, sometimes known as the city of the dead. We'll head up to a monastery high up in the Caucuses’ and have a chance to try some of the local cuisine for lunch. In the afternoon we return to Vladikavkaz and will have a chance to step back in time by visiting Retro USSR bar which has been operating for 100 years.
After breakfast we will begin our excursion to Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. En route we will make a visit to the sombre Beslan memorial as well as the remains of the school hall. Afterwards we'll head on to Magas, the capital of Ingushetia, for lunch and then finally on to Grozny to overnight.
We'll start the day with a tour of Grozny including the museum and the stunning Turkish and modernist mosques. In the afternoon we'll head on to Itum-Kale to see the local museum here as well as the traditional watch towers. Overnight back in Grozny.
In the morning we will make our way up in to the mountains to the stunning Lake Kezonoyam which sits on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan. We'll have lunch by the lake and there are opportunities to zip line across the water. Close to the lake we will also visit the ruins of Hoy, set on a hilltop with a stunning view. Finally we'll transfer back to Vladikavkaz, via Grozny, to overnight.
This morning our tour ends. If you're also joining our South Ossetia tour, we will depart the hotel at 09:00 after breakfast.