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 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.
Overnight in Minsk.
Minsk – Vitebsk. Vitebsk city tour
Transfer to Vitebsk. Vitebsk city tour. Vitebsk is known today as the cultural capital of the country. It is not only because of the international song festival “Slavanski (Slavic) Bazzar”, taking place in Vitebsk annually, but rather of the city’s rich artistic heritage. Marc Chagall, an outstanding artist of the XXth century, was born here – moreover, Vitebsk became his main source of inspiration for the entire life, the town’s views could be recognizable on lots of Chagall’s paintings.
During the city tour you will visit to the City Hall and
Marc Chagall House Museum, as well other sights, which give Vitebsk an elegant sense of past:
Annunciation Church, Holy Resurrection Church, Governor’s Palace, the famous Kirov Bridge across the Western Dvina River.
Overnight in Vitebsk.
Vitebsk – Nanosy
Transfer to Nanosy. The agro tourist complex
Nanosy-Novoselie - the museum of Belarusian culture, where history comes to life in his eyes. The complex is located on the shores of scenic Lake Naroch and recreates the culture and life of the rural life of the manor of the XIX century.
During the tour you will visit the Water mill with the location of it Museum of bread, where you will get acquainted with the history of bread baking in Belarus and to see firsthand how the bread appears.
The samovars Museum
You inspect the country's largest collection of samovars - from tiny to huge, from copper to gold - and learn features of tea ceremonies in different countries. The Museum of coins You will find a familiarity with the exposition of rare coins. Then you will follow on the observation tower, from where you can admire the beauty of this beautiful place and discover the secrets of cooking and brew mead in placed here museum moonshine. In the stands of the arena will surprise you equestrian sports and circus show in the performance of world-class stars.
Fans of retro art is sure to impress collection of cars of the Soviet period, are preserved in original condition.
Overnight in Nanosy in 2-rooms houses. (with Russian banja)
Nanosy-Grodno. Grodno city tour.
Transfer to Grodno in the morning. Grodno city tour. The name of the city is 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 Castle and New Castle, Great Choral Synagogue, Sovetskaya Street and others.
Overnight in Grodno.
Grodno – Kossovo - Ruzhany – Brest
Departure to Brest. En-route visits to
Kossovo Palace to have a look at XIXth century Kossovo Palace and Ruzhany Palace - to see the remains of Sapega family palace and to listen to the story of this once powerful aristocratic family.
Overnight in Brest.
Brest - National Park Belovezhskaya Pushcha – Brest. Brest city tour
Visit to the national park
Belovezhskaya Puscha. This world-famous park, which is included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, has recently celebrated its 600th anniversary! It is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest which once spread across the European Plain. Some oaks here are really believed to be over 600 years old! The park once used to be a home and playground of Polish princes and Russian tsars, who spent there much time resting and hunting.
Pushcha’s present animal and bird world is very rich and diverse. The reserve is home to around 200 species of bird, including corncrake, eagle owl, white stork, along with 60 species of mammal, including wild boar, wild horses, roaming elk, deer and perhaps most famously, bison, which is supposed to be one of the symbols of the country.
Excursion includes the tour around Pushcha and visit to the Museum of Nature.
Return to Brest. Brest city tour. Brest is a traditional "western gate" of the country. It is a calm and relaxed city, with famous Sovetskaya Street and alike boulevards, which are perfect for promenading. But the main attraction of the city is
Brest fortress, which is of course included into the city tour. The fortress made a prolonged defense against the Nazis in 1941 and was ruined in the result of severe battles. Only a handful of men had survived but citizens all over the USSR had been inspired by the heroism of the Brest fortress defenders. Today it is a giant deeply-affecting memorial.
Overnight in Brest.
Brest – 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.
Transfer to the airport. Departure