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Legends of nobility

At historical ball at Nesvizh Palace
Ruzhany Palace gates ("Brama")
Portrait Hall at Mir Castle

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

This tour is capable of exciting your imagination, as it includes the most impressive attractions, steeped in the most mysterious stories and legends. Medieval towns of Mir, Novogrudok, Lida, Grodno, Ruzhany and Nesvizh have so much to tell you about shining balls, royal intrigues, knights’ feats and heroic battles.

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Day 1
Arrival in Minsk. Check-in at hotel


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.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2
Minsk city tour. National Art museum. Museum of Culture and 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.

Visit to the National Art museum, which presents the richest collection of Belarusian and foreign fine art in the country. The next stop will be at the National Museum of Culture and History of Belarus that tells us about the history of the country, from 40,000BC to the contemporary times. Axe-heads, swords, portraits of nobility, an old printing press and arms collection are among the interesting items.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 3
Minsk – Mir – Novogrudok – Lida – Grodno


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 Novogrudok, where Mindaug was crowned Grand Duke of All Lithuania in 1253, making the town the great duchy’s capital. Today the town is dominated by a hill on which the ruins of a XIVth century castle stand. The main sights of Novogrudok include Farny Transfiguration of the Lord Church and St Boris and St Gleb Church. There is also a museum devoted to the history of the region, with excellent and moving exhibits relating to the fate of the Jewish community and the activities of the partisans during the Great Patriotic War.

Transfer to Lida, which is famous for its castle, built by the Grand Duke Gedimin in the XIVth century. For many centuries it used to be an inaccessible citadel over the western lands of Belarus. Today along with the Exultation of the Holy Cross Church these are the main sights of the town.

Transfer to Grodno. Overnight in Grodno.

Day 4
Grodno city tour


Grodno city tour. The name of the city is also tightly connected with the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Indeed, under the rule of Grand Duke Vitautis the town acquired equal status with Vilnius as a second state capital. It also used to be the main residence of the Polish King Stefan Batory in the XVIth century. His influence can be widely seen today in much of the city’s architecture. The most interesting sights of Grodno include Jesuit Farny Cathedral, Kolozhskaya Church of St Boris and St Hleb, Old and New Castles, Great Choral Synagogue, Sovetskaya Street and others.

Free time for exploring Grodno. Overnight in Grodno.

Day 5
Grodno – Kossovo – Ruzhany – Nesvizh


Transfer to Kossovo to have a look at XIXth century Kossovo Palace, performing Romanticism in architecture, and visit to Ruzhany - to see the remains of Sapega family palace and to listen to the story of this once powerful noble family.

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.

Overnight in Nesvizh (at Palace’s hotel if requested).

Day 6
Nesvizh – Minsk. Departure

Sights
Kostiushko museum and Kossovo Palace
Hunter's Hall at Nesvizh Palace
In the center of Grodno
Mir Castle
Portraits of Radzivills at Nesvizh Palace
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: 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: 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: 59 Pobediteley Ave., Minsk

Hotel Victoria is a modern 4* hotel integrated with "A" class multifunctional business centre that allows its guests to have a comfortable rest while doing some business activities. Located not far from the city’s main sights, it is a perfect place both for leisure and work. Most of the 169 rooms have a scenic view on the picturesque landscape of the Komsomolskoye Lake and the marvelous Victory Park area. The business centre offers premises and equipment for holding different type of events: conferences, trainings, negotiations and dinner events. Guests are also welcome to visit casino "Victoria" in the same building.

 

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: 2 Brilevskaya Str., Minsk

Hotel Sputnik is a 3* budget hotel located not far from the city centre. It offers 135 standard single and double rooms, business and leisure facilities, Wi-Fi and other services. For business activities guests can use a meeting room with capacity of up to 50 persons and modern business centre.

 

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: 25-27A Zamkovaya Str., Minsk

Hotel "Na Zamkovoy" is located within the one of the oldest areas of Minsk city the Rakovsky suburb. It offers 26 comfortable guest rooms, several conference rooms, as well as the restaurant with delicious national and European cuisine. The guests can choose among different rooms that vary in size and layout. Every room has spacious entrance lobby, cozy bedroom with a lounge and the bathroom. Accommodation interiors are decorated in fresh and vivid colours and equipped with solid wood furniture.

 

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: 9 Osvobozhdeniya Str., Minsk

Small and cozy Hotel Gubernskiy is situated in a thoroughly reconstructed building right in the heart of Rakow Suburb, which has basically preserved the historical buildings of the end of the 19th century. Hotel windows overlooking the narrow streets with their romantic scenery allow you to experience the sophisticated atmosphere of old Minsk. This mini-hotel offers perfectly equipped accommodation in 11 elegantly designed rooms of two categories: Standard and Deluxe. Classic room interiors and furniture in the 19th century style, stained-glass artworks and crystal chandeliers create the romantic atmosphere of old Minsk. A hanging stairway leads to local cafe where you can always order your favorite dishes.

 

Address: 8 Stefana Batoriya str., Grodno

Hotel Neman is a standard 3* hotel located in the very centre of Grodno city on Sovetskaya Square. The hotel has a beer restaurant and a sauna.

 

Address: 10 Antonova Str., Grodno

A cozy and elegant new Hotel Semashko 3* sits in the historical centre of Grodno within easy access to shopping malls, banks and city key attractions.

 

Address: 1 Molodezhnaya str., Grodno

Hotel Slavia is a small 3* hotel located in historical surrounding in the centre of Grodno. A 3-storey hotel building accommodates 24 spacious bright and accurate rooms at affordable price. A good choice to explore the city at the minimal cost.

 

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.

 

Address: Nesvizh Palace, Nesvizh

Hotel Palace is really a unique hotel in Belarus. It is located within the walls of the famous Nesvizh Palace of the 16th -19th centuries (UNESCO World Heritage) at the northeast part of the town of Nesvizh surrounded by a chain of ponds of the Usha river. The design of the hotel fully corresponds to interior of the Palace - the place that served as the residence for the powerful Radziwill dynasty from 1583 to 1939, and fulfilled the function of Nesvizh ordination. The Radziwill Palace had absorbed the attributes of different architectural styles over the 400 years of its history. The guests residing at the hotel will be in touch wilth the whole history of Belarus country: the Palace and adjacent Park Ensemble, the unique Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Nesvizh Town Hall, Slutsk South Gates and many other architectural landmarks. Each of the 22 comfortable hotel rooms is equipped with everything needed for a good rest after an eventful day. In addition, there are several restaurants and a fitness center with a swimming pool, sauna, gym and billiards in the close vicinity.