Minsk – Mir & Nesvizh – Dudutki
Aerial View of Minsk
Wedding Celebration in Dudutki
Wooden Church in Dudutki
3 days / 2 nights
Prime Tour invites you to discover the most popular highlights of Belarus within just three days: the magnificient capital city of Minsk that combines historical monuments with present-day spirit and endless parcs and alleys; architectural masterpieces from the ancient times
Mir and Nesvizh, and Dudutki Folk Crafts museum, which gives you an opportunity to experience typical village life of the XVIIIth – XIXth centuries.
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 dates back to XIth century when it was first mentioned in ancient scrolls. Today, it is a dynamic city with expansive boulevards, modern and historical buildings, endless parks and well-developed infrastructure. With the city's rich history that encompasses grand battles, royal intrigues, oustanding personalities and monumental stature so distinctive for Soviet rule, Minsk will certainly surprise you and exceed your expectations.
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 – Mir – Nesvizh – Minsk
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.
Excursion continues in 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 Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.
Minsk – Dudutki museum – Minsk. Departure
Dudutki is a former country landowner’s estate, where typical village life of the XVIIIth – XIXth centuries is impressively recreated. Today it is a popular open-air museum, displaying all the traditional Belarusian crafts. Beside the working farm with different animals, it includes an original working windmill and lots of functioning workshops, presenting to visitors carpentry, pottery, braiding, blacksmithing, bakery and even cheese-making. The craftsmen will be happy to show off their skills and guests will be invited to try! And do not miss a chance to have some training in horse-riding or try some splendid traditionally cooked meal accompanied by homemade moonshine (samogon).
Return to Minsk. Departure.