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Belarus Essentials

07/06 - 10/06/18
21/06 - 24/06/18
05/07 - 08/07/18
19/07 - 22/07/18
02/08 - 05/08/18
16/08 - 19/08/18
from 365 euro
Sightseeing tour of Minsk
World War II Museum
Mir Castle
Nesvizh Palace

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Minsk. Check-in at hotel. Welcome meeting


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. Check-in, welcome meeting.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2
Minsk-Nesvizh-Mir-Minsk


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.

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 Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.

Day 3
Minsk city tour.World War II Museum


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.

Excursion at the World War II Museum. It was the first museum in the world to reveal the story of this disastrous war, as it was opened already in 1944, during the Nazi occupation. Among the museum’s first exhibits were the partisan movement chronicles, handwritten and printed books, handmade weapons. Today the museum, which occupies an area of 3 000 sq.m., houses more then 8 000 exhibits, including combat reports, diaries, drawings, flags of military units, military uniforms, military weapons, vehicles and other items. Professional guide will accompany your visit with detailed stories about the distant war.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 4
Departure

Prices

Package Price Per Person:  365 EURO (double occupancy)
Single Supplement: 166 EURO

Price includes:

  • Accommodation at the Renaissance hotel 4 *, TWIN (3 nights) 
  • Meals: breakfasts at hotel
  • Welcome meeting with ESG at hotel , with champagne either cocktail or juice
  • Minsk city tour (private car & ESG) 

Optional Services:

Transfer airport – hotel: for private car (1-2 pax) 60 EURO, for private minivan (3-5 pax) 100 EURO
3-hour visit to the Museum of Great Patriotic War: 50 EURO pp
6-hour excursion to Mir Castle: 85 EURO pp
Optional dinner at restaurant Gambrinus (transfer by car incl): 45 EURO pp

Hotels
Address: 1E Dzerzhinsky Ave., Minsk

Renaissance Minsk Hotel opened in 2014 is the first hotel in Belarus that belongs to the world-famous Marriott chain. The hotel sits near the city centre, parallel to one of the main thoroughfares, Dzerzhinski avenue. The Musical Comedy Concert Hall and underground station are 5 minutes walk from the hotel and serves as a great landmark for finding it on a map. Behind the glass façade of the Renaissance Minsk 267 modern and elegant guest rooms await you. The sophisticated architecture of the whole hotel is based on clear and simple lines where floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with light, while spaciously designed entrance hall invite guests to the world of freedom and elegance. Exquisite Arborea Restaurant and Executive Lounge add lovely feel-good atmosphere. The hotel also offers incredible business facilities: seven multifunctional meeting rooms, business centre and unique Grand Ballroom. No wonder the Renaissance Minsk Hotel is top-rated among the best choices for business and leisure stay in Minsk.

 

Sights
Independence avenue
The Church of St Simon and St Helena
The National Library
The National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Former residence of the aristocratic Radzivili family
Golden and Star halls at the Palace
"Medieval flower" in Mir
Military exhibitions