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Minsk – Mir – Novogrudok – Lida – Grodno

Mir Castle
Medieval musician at the Castle Hill in Novogrudok
Old Castle in Grodno

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

This 3-days tour shows the main landmarks of Western Belarus - medieval towns of Mir, Novogrudok, Lida and Grodno, which used to be important centers of once powerful Grand Duchy of Lithuania and whose stories are full of royal intrigues, knights’ feats and heroic battles.

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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.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2
Minsk – Mir – Novogrudok – Lida – Grodno


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 Novogrudok, where Mindaug was crowned Grand Duke of All Lithuania in 1253, making the town the great duchy’s capital. Today the town is dominated by a hill on which the ruins of a XIVth century castle stand. The main sights of Novogrudok include Farny Transfiguration of the Lord Church and St Boris and St Gleb Church. There is also a museum devoted to the history of the region, with excellent and moving exhibits relating to the fate of the Jewish community and the activities of the partisans led by the Bielski brothers who were so active in the forests around resisting the Nazi oppression in the Great Patriotic War.

Transfer to Lida, which is famous for its castle, built by the Grand Duke Gedimin in the XIVth century. For many centuries it used to be an inaccessible citadel over the western lands of Belarus. Today along with the Exultation of the Holy Cross Church these are the main sights of the town.

Transfer to Grodno. Overnight in Grodno.

Day 3
Grodno city tour. Grodno – Minsk. Departure


Grodno city tour. The name of the city is also tightly connected with the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Indeed, under the rule of Grand Duke Vitautis the town acquired equal status with Vilnius as a second state capital. It also used to be the main residence of the Polish King Stefan Batory in the XVIth century. His influence can be widely seen today in much of the city’s architecture. The most interesting sights of Grodno include Jesuit Farny Cathedral, Kolozhskaya Church of St Boris and St Hleb, Old and New Castles, Great Choral Synagogue, Sovetskaya Street and others.

Transfer to Minsk. Departure.

Sights
Lida Castle
Сorridors of Mir Castle
Minsk City Hall
Portrait Hall at Mir Castle
Jesuit Farny Cathedral in Grodno
Hotels
Address: Pyshki, Grodno

Beautifully designed and styled Kronon Park Hotel 4* stands in a lovely countryside area, offering a unique opportunity to stay in the nature site while being only 10 minutes of driving away from the lively city centre. Hotel highlights also include 18th century old manor-house in the close vicinity. The place offers combination of classic comfort reinvented for the sophisticated traveler and luxurious living space supplemented by the delicate forest surrounding the hotel. All 15 rooms graced with contemporary artwork and antique furnishings are all individual in design and decor. Countryside recreation combined with a gentle comfort is a good choice for value, location and charm.

 

Address: 8 Stefana Batoriya str., Grodno

Hotel Neman is a standard 3* hotel located in the very centre of Grodno city on Sovetskaya Square. The hotel has a beer restaurant and a sauna.

 

Address: 10 Antonova Str., Grodno

A cozy and elegant new Hotel Semashko 3* sits in the historical centre of Grodno within easy access to shopping malls, banks and city key attractions.

 

Address: 1 Molodezhnaya str., Grodno

Hotel Slavia is a small 3* hotel located in historical surrounding in the centre of Grodno. A 3-storey hotel building accommodates 24 spacious bright and accurate rooms at affordable price. A good choice to explore the city at the minimal cost.

 

Address: 63 Kupali Str., Grodno

Hotel Tourist 3* built in 1987 and renovated in 2011 provides 134 guest rooms and various amenities including restaurant, bars and conference halls. It is located in a new residential area, close to the city cultural and commercial centre. You may have a walk in Rumlevsky park with century trees nearby and enjoy the view on the most beautiful river in Belarus - Neman. All historical attractions of Grodno are within walking distance from the hotel.

 

Address: 4 Kirova Str., Lida

Hotel Equator is fresh and comfortable hotel in the centre of Lida which offers 22 perfectly equipped rooms for its guests. Historical and art museums, the Lida Castle and other architectural highlights are within a short walk. If you make a business trip or visit Lida for tourism and recreation purpose, you will find everything in this hotel you need to feel like at home.

 

Address: 8 Kirova Str., Lida

Hotel Kontinent is a part of multifunctional complex located in the downtown of Lida close to Lida Castle and other architectural highlights. The hotel features 10 modern and spacious rooms, European cuisine restaurant, bowling club and medical centre. Hotel Kontinent skillfully blends traditional and modern styles with warm hospitality and relaxing atmosphere - all that makes it attractive both for tourists and business visitors.

 

Address: 82 Sovetskaya Str., Baranovichi

Hotel Gorizont is located in the center of Baranovichi and offers 136 rooms of different type at affordable price. The distance to Baranovichi local railway and bus stations is around 2.5 km.

 

Address: 12a Smolenskaya Str., Baranovichi

Hotel Venin built in 2008 represents the original format of private hotel located in the centre of Baranovichi. It offers very comfortable and well-appointed accommodation comprising of 13 rooms equipped with all that a demanding traveler could require from hotel. At your service are: protected area, attentive personnel and even Japanese cuisine that you can try at the hotel cafe "Osa".

 

Address: 1 Grunvaldskaya Str., Lida

Hotel Lida operating since 1973 occupies a 7-storey building completely refurbished in 2010 which is in a great location at the city historical centre. The hotel offers 152 rooms with new facilities: VIP, Junior suite, Twin and Single rooms.