Minsk – Belarusian farmstead – Mir & Nesvizh
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.
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.
performances, master classes and theatre performances.
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.
Transfer to Minsk. Overnight at the hotel.
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.
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.