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Minsk – Belarusian farmstead – Mir – Nesvizh

Traditional Belarusian farmstead
Folk celebrations
View of Mir Castle from the farmstead

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

You will inevitably succumb to the charms of Belarus on this 3 day tour, as it includes not only the most beautiful architectural sights of the country like Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace, but offers an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of the typical Belarusian village by staying at a traditional farmstead.

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Day 1
Arrival in Minsk. Check-in at hotel. Minsk city tour


We warmly welcome you in Minsk – the capital of the Republic of Belarus, its political and cultural centre. It was first mentioned in the chronicles of the XIth century. Today, it is a dynamic city with expansive boulevards, modern and historical buildings, endless parks and well-developed infrastructure. Being an impressive example of the Soviet planning on a grand scale, Minsk however has a number of outstanding historical sights, proving city’s rich history.

Sightseeing tour of Minsk includes the main avenues (Independence avenue, Victory avenue) and the architectural monuments of the XVIIth - XXth centuries (the Upper Town with the City Hall, Holy Spirit Cathedral and the Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary, old streets of the Trinity Suburb). The Victory Monument and the National Library (included into the list of the most outstanding buildings of the world) are waiting to be explored.

Transfer to Minsk. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Farmstead – Mir – Nesvizh – farmstead


Transfer to Mir, which is a small town 90 km to the south-west from Minsk. It is most famous for the fairy-tale Mir Castle, still known today as the “medieval flower”. Castle is an impressive architectural monument, included into the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. It was erected at the end of the XVth century and today it is a combination of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture that makes Mir Castle so unique. This red brick castle is also a historical monument, which used to belong to several aristocratic families, who have left their mark in the history of the town and of the country in general.

Transfer to Nesvizh – a delightful historic town, one of the oldest in the country. You will visit the magnificent Nesvizh Palace – former residence of the aristocratic Radzivili family, which also includes beautiful park and Farny Roman-Catholic Church of the XVIth century. The complex once numbered around 170 rooms, with a series of underground passages connecting it to the town’s monasteries. Today the exposition of the Palace includes more than 30 exhibition halls, including Prince's apartments, Golden and Star halls, Hunter’s hall and others.

Return to the farmstead. Overnight.

Day 3
Farmstead – Minsk. Departure.


A day to spend at the Belarusian farmstead: to get to know the hosts, to meet local people, to taste Belarusian cuisine and to do some of the village activities: to attend “banya”, to pick up mushrooms and berries, to do some biking or fishing. Folklore show could be also organized upon request.

Transfer to Minsk. Departure.

Sights
Traditional farmstead
Belarusian national cuisine
Nesvizh Palace
Nesvizh Town Hall
Typical Belarusian village house
Hotels
Address: Nesvizh Palace, Nesvizh

Hotel Palace is really a unique hotel in Belarus. It is located within the walls of the famous Nesvizh Palace of the 16th -19th centuries (UNESCO World Heritage) at the northeast part of the town of Nesvizh surrounded by a chain of ponds of the Usha river. The design of the hotel fully corresponds to interior of the Palace - the place that served as the residence for the powerful Radziwill dynasty from 1583 to 1939, and fulfilled the function of Nesvizh ordination. The Radziwill Palace had absorbed the attributes of different architectural styles over the 400 years of its history. The guests residing at the hotel will be in touch wilth the whole history of Belarus country: the Palace and adjacent Park Ensemble, the unique Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Nesvizh Town Hall, Slutsk South Gates and many other architectural landmarks. Each of the 22 comfortable hotel rooms is equipped with everything needed for a good rest after an eventful day. In addition, there are several restaurants and a fitness center with a swimming pool, sauna, gym and billiards in the close vicinity.