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Belarusian Classics

Nesvizh Palace
Brest Fortress
Deer at the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

This tour will be a perfect start of your friendship with Belarus. It shows all main highlights of the country in company with our professional guides. Come and see legendary Brest Fortress, one of the ancient European forests – Belovezhskaya Pushcha, fairy-tale Mir Castle, historical Nesvizh Palace with beautiful park, wonderful mixture of Soviet architecture and historical buildings in Minsk, romantic Dudutki Folk Crafts museum.

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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 – Mir – Brest


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 Brest. Overnight in Brest.

Day 3
Brest city tour. Brest – Belovezhskaya Pushcha – 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 the 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.

Visit to the national park Belovezhskaya Pushcha. 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. Overnight in Brest.

Day 4
Brest – Nesvizh – 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 Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.

Day 5
Departure

Sights
Bird's eye view of Minsk
Mir Castle
Brest Fortress
Hunter's Hall at Nesvizh Palace
Belovezhskiy Zubr - symbol of Belarus
Trinity Suburb in Minsk
Hotels
Address: 28 Internatsionalnaya str., Minsk

Hotel Europe is a heritage 5* hotel ideally located in the old city centre. Its history dates back to the middle of the 19th century. Being completely destroyed during the WWII, the hotel was rebuilt in 2007 and still boasts historical and elegant exterior along with old traditions of Belarusian hospitality. Hotel highlights include the City hall, St.Spirit Cathedral (1642), Baroque Catholic St.Maria Church (18th century), buildings of former Bernadine and Basilian monasteries, diverse clubs, restaurants and cafes just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The 7-storeyed atrium-type building with its historical facade has 2 panoramic elevators culminating with a glass cupola. The elegance and luxury of the room interiors surpass the general standards of five-star hotels and successfully harmonize with modern technology. And, of course, hotel Europe guarantees its guests exclusive service and truly intimate atmosphere.

 

Address: 1E Dzerzhinsky Ave., Minsk

Renaissance Minsk Hotel opened in 2014 is the first hotel in Belarus that belongs to the world-famous Marriott chain. The hotel sits near the city centre, parallel to one of the main thoroughfares, Dzerzhinski avenue. The Musical Comedy Concert Hall and underground station are 5 minutes walk from the hotel and serves as a great landmark for finding it on a map. Behind the glass façade of the Renaissance Minsk 267 modern and elegant guest rooms await you. The sophisticated architecture of the whole hotel is based on clear and simple lines where floor-to-ceiling windows flood the rooms with light, while spaciously designed entrance hall invite guests to the world of freedom and elegance. Exquisite Arborea Restaurant and Executive Lounge add lovely feel-good atmosphere. The hotel also offers incredible business facilities: seven multifunctional meeting rooms, business centre and unique Grand Ballroom. No wonder the Renaissance Minsk Hotel is top-rated among the best choices for business and leisure stay in Minsk.

 

Address: 11 Nezavisimosti Ave., Minsk

After its re-opening in 2002 Hotel Minsk became the first 4* hotel in the capital. It occupies a historic building located in front of the magnificent Stalin's style Central Post Office in the very heart of Minsk at the starting point of Independence Avenue. The hotel highlights including Independence Square and Catholic "Red Church" are seen directly from the hotels windows. All city infrastructure – the central railway, bus and underground stations, main historical and cultural monuments, museums and shopping malls are within a short distance from the hotel. Hotel accommodations consist of 252 rooms of different categories including VIP-rooms and Suites. The entertainment venue also include several restaurants, Royal casino, Versus night club and billiard room.

 

Address: 103 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk

Hotel Victoria Olimp is another business hotel of Victoria group in Minsk located in a peaceful green area along one of the main avenues. It has magnificent view on the park area, the Protection of Holy Virgin Orthodox Church and provides easy access to main sights in the city centre. The hotel is distinguished by its modern exterior and interior design, numerous conference halls and meeting rooms, which makes Victoria Olimp one of the leading business hotels in Minsk.

 

Address: 7 Chkalova str., Brest

Hermitage is a 4* hotel of exceptional elegance situated in a quiet area in the very centre of Brest near beautiful park and public garden with relict trees. The hotel offering 55 spacious and comfortable rooms with French balconies is well known for its lovely interior design, good food and pleasant atmosphere. The architectural elements with classic furniture of 19th century style made of oak and leather set, antique articles, designer's wall covering and exclusive service reflect the old-time aristocratic aurs of this fashionable district of Brest city.

 

Address: 81 Partizanskiy Ave., Minsk

Hotel Tourist is renovated 3* hotel situated on one of the main Minsk streets – Partizanskiy Avenue near like-named underground station. Well furnished 215 comfortable rooms with all modern conveniences are available for city guests. Restaurant, cafes and snack bar of Tourist hotel offer you a wide choice of gourmets specialties of Belarusian and European cuisine. Large department stores, shopping malls, cafe-pizzeria, pharmacies, cinema and city park could be found nearby.

 

Address: 11 Internatsionalnaya Str., Minsk

Small and charming Garni Hotel can be found in historical part of Minsk city. It occupies 19th century building in eclectic modern style that itself is an architectural asset. Restored interiors of accommodations supporting the old-times atmosphere are successfully combined with up-to-date amenities that create comfortable aura for rest and work. Perfect living conditions are complemented by caring staff members, hospitable service, well-stocked business centre, ample meeting room and high grade restaurant.

 

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: 39 Pushkin Ave., Minsk

Hotel Orbita is a 3* budget hotel conveniently located in the Western part of Minsk near the Pushkinskaya underground station. The hotel offers 243 comfortable rooms and houses a restaurant, several conference halls and casino.

 

Address: 16 Krupskoy str., Brest

Hotel Vesta 3* is a 5-storey building renovated in 2005 and located in a quiet place of Brest centre near the city park. This small and cozy hotel with 59 rooms provides accomodation for 90 guests. All main cultural and historical landmarks are within a walking distance.

Address: 2 Myastrovskaya Str., Minsk

Sport Time 2* is a new modern hotel of the “Time” hotel chain located near the entertainment sport complex Minsk-Arena and adjacent sport facilities. A trip to the centre of Minsk takes around 15 minutes by bus. The hotel is a good choice for athletes, technical staff and active young people, who are willing to visit various sport competitions in this part of Minsk. The hotel offers 134 new rooms at reasonable rates and guarantees excellent service, enjoyable stay and warm hospitality.