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Midsummer (Kupala) Night celebrations
Mogilev Town Hall
Folk performance at the festival

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Keen travelers are invited to discover the unique character of Belarusian culture and to get to know its very roots. The tour includes participating in one of the most ancient and exciting folk holidays  in Belarus – Midsummer “Kupala” Night. Visit to the Museum of Folk Architecture and excursions in Minsk and Mogilev are also on plan.   

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Day 1
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 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.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2
Minsk – Mogilev. Mogilev city tour


Transfer to Mogilev, which was founded in the XIIIth century, but mostly became famous in the XXth, when Emperor of Russia Nikolai II and his family were in residence here, right up to the point of his abdication. Mogilev is therefore often regarded as the final capital of the last emperor of Holy Mother Russia. Sightseeing tour of Mogilev includes the main landmarks: the Town Hall, Leninskaya street with the enigmatic stargazer street sculpture on display, the Convent of St Nicholas, St Stanislaw's Cathedral.

Overnight in Mogilev.

Day 3
Mogilev – Alexandria – Mogilev


Transfer to Alexandria village. Participation in festival “Kupala night – Alexandria welcomes friends” . Kupala night is a traditional holiday; the celebration relates to the summer solstice and includes a number of fascinating Pagan rituals. Like did Slavonic ancestors, Belarusians still do fortune telling, jump over bonfires (mysterious ritual of purification) and try to find the elusive fern flower, which is said to give the supernatural ability to see the future and to find world’s hidden treasures. At Kupala night in Alexandria there will also be a lively festival with folk and contemporary music performances, traditional crafts master-classes and opportunity to buy various souvenirs.

Overnight in Mogilev.

Day 4
Mogilev – the Museum of Folk Architecture – Belarusian farmstead – Minsk


Transfer to the open-air Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, which shows the authentic character of the typical Belarusain village of the XIXth century. Farmsteads, wooden churches, schools, public barns, mills, smithies, stables – all elements have been brought here from different ethnic regions all over Belarus and were carefully restored. Visitors will also enjoy a wide collection of various household, trade and handicraft items which are all exhibited at the museum.

Transfer to the traditional Belarusian farmstead. Meeting local village people, exploring surroundings, tasting Belarusian national cuisine. Folklore show with traditional music and dances is also available upon request.

Transfer to Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.

Day 5
Departure

Sights
Midsummer (Kupala) Night
Traditional crafts master-classes
Traditional Belarusian farmstead
At the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life
The Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk
Bird's eye view of Minsk
Hotels
Address: 36 Krasnoarmeiskaya Str., Minsk

The exclusive Hotel Beijing 5* is a premium-class true Chinese-style hotel reflecting an exceptional level of luxury whether you are travelling for business or leisure. This quite, relaxed and attractive hotel is located at the green banks of the Svisloch river not far from the city centre. Hotel Beijing offers luxurious accommodation in rooms with unique decor along with several restaurants, conference rooms and banquet halls.

 

Address: 13 Kirova Str., Minsk

Elegant and luxurious chain-brand Crowne Plaza 5* is one of Minsk landmarks located a few steps away from the dynamic city centre. Crowne Plaza Minsk provides excellent accommodation and everything needed for enjoyable vacation or successful business trip. Having a unique blend of luxury, style and comfort, the hotel offers first-class accommodation complemented by business and dining facilities and other amenities. The hotel offers in total 115 rooms of different grade including Standard, Superior, Clubroom, Suite and Presidential Suite rooms. All rooms are equipped with everything that a modern traveler have in mind by choosing high-class hotel. Crowne Plaza Minsk also features on-site casino, night club, modern wellness area with a Turkish steam room, sauna, pool and two restaurants with international (The Empire) and Italian (Dolce Vita) cuisine. Both restaurants offer a plenty of original courses and fine selection of superior drinks. The combination of excellent accommodation options with dining and entertainment is supported by abundance of business facilities and services including all-purpose conference rooms with cutting edge equipment.

 

Address: 59A Pobediteley Ave., Minsk

Hotel Victoria II 4* is the second new hotel of Victoria business complex opened in 2014 and located at the same venue. Today it offers 256 spacious modern rooms of elegant design, 3 conference halls and splendid spa zone.

 

Address: 6 Komsomolskaya Str., Mogilev

The hotel of the ultimate quality Metropol is the only 4* hotel in Mogilev. It is found in the central part of the Mogilev close to all city highlights. Attentive and competent staff, well-equipped rooms, European design and professional service, attentive to your individual claims altogether create a comfortable and cozy environment and will hopefully leave unforgettable impressions.

 

Address: 19 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk

Hotel Yubileinaya is a 3* hotel locating in the centre of Minsk downtown and operating for more than 45 years. It offers 239 rooms, restaurant, bar, 3 conference halls, meeting room, bowling, secured parking and a plenty of additional services. All main tourist highlights, popular restaurants and entertainment facilities are within a short walking distance.

 

Address: 31 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk

Hotel Planeta is a comfortable 3* hotel in the city centre with picturesque view on the banks of River Svisloch and magnificent Museum of the Great Patriotic War. Despite its central location the hotel building sits apart from the noise of the main thoroughfare. Hotel welcomes guests in 307 rooms and has a restaurant and several conference halls.

 

Address: 6 Narochanskaya Str., Minsk

Hotel Slavyanskaya built in 2014 is a modern 3* hotel with contemporary high-tech design and all necessary facilities. It is located close to the multifunctional complex Minsk Arena and beautiful recreation zone with water park. The hotel offers 126 rooms, a shared lounge and restaurant with a la carte. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, working desk and flat-screen TV. Business and leisure facilities also include conference room for 60 persons, meeting room with capacity of up to 12 persons, free security parking lot, kiosk, free Wi-Fi and other services.

 

Address: 15 Storozhevskaya Str., Minsk

Towering the banks of Svisloch river, a prominent landmark Hotel Belarus offers a breathtaking view of magnificent cityscape, marked with church spires and buildings of different epochs. For many years Hotel Belarus has been a symbol and one of the most recognizable architectural highlights of Minsk. Completely refurbished in 2014, Belarus Hotel provides accommodation in 484 rooms designed in contemporary European style with natural light colours and falling in different categories ranging from standard rooms to suites and apartments. Flooded with light spacious rooms have modern Belarusian furniture, satellite TV, phone, free high-speed Wi-Fi and other amenities. Two local cafes "Belarusian cuisine" and "Paparats-kvetka" serve most delicious dishes of Belarusian and European cuisines. You can also use panoramic elevator to access 22nd floor restaurant "Panorama", whose windows offer stunning views of Minsk. For business meetings the hotel provides a conference hall for 244 guests, a conference room with capacity from 35 to 50 guests and two meeting rooms for 16 persons each. Additional facilities and services also include the wellness centre, beauty salon, fitness centre, casino, secured parking, room-service and much more. Convenient location in Minsk centre, renovated stylish accommodation, a wide range of services all these make Hotel Belarus a perfect place for travelers who want to make the most of their time in Minsk.

 

Address: 6 Pushkinskiy Ave., Mogilev

Hotel Tourist is a 3* hotel built in 1986 and reconstructed in 2014. It offers 147 rooms which interior combines modern functionality and art decoration of the early 20th century and various additional facilities including restaurant, banquet hall and several conference halls.

 

Address: 47 Gazeti “Zvezda” Ave., Minsk

Hotel Zvezda 2* is located in the south-western part of Minsk near Pavlov Park far from noisy thoroughfare, but still within a short walking distance from the underground station. It offers spacious suit and business class rooms as well as standard and economy class accomodation.