Minsk – Polotsk – Vitebsk
Minsk City Hall
Independence Avenue in Minsk
Aerial view of Polotsk
Book printing Museum in Polotsk
Aerial view of Vitebsk
Marc Chagall Museum
3 days / 2 nights
Experience the many attractions of Eastern Belarus offering country’s main spiritual centre – Polotsk, which used to be one of the most ancient cities of the Eastern Slavs; cultural capital – Vitebsk, known for its rich artistic heritage and dynamic city of Minsk with its expensive boulevards, historical buildings and endless parks.
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 – Polotsk. Polotsk city tour. Polotsk – Vitebsk
Transfer to Polotsk - one of the most ancient cities of the Eastern Slavs. First mentioned in the Primary Chronicle of AD862 and tightly connected with the Vikings’ influence within the region, it later became the capital of the Polotsk Principality and one of the most powerful centers of Kievan Rus. Under the rule of the Prince Vseslav Charodey (the Wonder) it gained its maximum prosperity, and the most outstanding architectural monument of those times, St Sophia Cathedral, was constructed. At present this historical site along with the Convent of Saint Ephrosinia are the most honoring and esteemed in the country. Both are included into the Polotsk city tour together with other local sights (Central Square, Epiphany Monastery, Book-printing museum etc).
Transfer to Vitebsk. Overnight in Vitebsk.
Vitebsk city tour. Vitebsk – Minsk. Departure
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.
Transfer to Minsk. Departure