Vitebsk city tour. Founded by Olga of Kiev in the year 974, nowadays Vitebsk is a dynamic Belarusian city, which is supposed to be the cultural capital of Belarus. It is also known as the birthplace of Marc Chagall. Visit to the House-Museum and Art-centre of Chagall. Attending
Vitebsk Town Hall.
Visit to the Art School Gallery. At the beginning of the XXth cent. M. Chagall founded the Art College in Vitebsk, where K. Malevich was his assistant. Today pupils of the modern Art School continue traditions of the great artists. The tourists have the opportunity to see and buy works of the young painters and discover more information of Avant-Garde artists in Belarus.
Transfer to Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.
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 Square) and the architectural monuments of the XVIIth - XXth centuries (Upper Town with the City Hall, Holy Spirit Church and the Cathedral of Blessed 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.
Tour to Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre. During the tour you will not only get acquainted with the rich interior of the theater and the whole complex, but also observe each stage of the preparation for the performance. The creation of props, costumes, makeup work, installation of scenery – each phase keeps its secrets that will open up to you. But the most interesting is face-to-face communications with everyone who are involved in performance creation and then keep an eye on how the rehearsal for the performance actually happens.
Visit to the National Art museum, which presents the richest collection of Belarusian and foreign fine art in the country. The unique collection of the Belarusian art includes works of ancient icon painting, sculpture, woodcarving, textile, paintings from the XIXth – XXth centuries.
Visit to Gazprombank Gallery, which provides you original painting of the most famous Belarusian master – Marc Chagall, Sutin and more.
Visiting performance at Opera and Ballet theatre. (Opera or Ballet on request).
Overnight in Minsk.