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“The Walk” with Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall's portrait and his painting The Walk
The Marc Chagall Museum
“Curved" Vitebsk streets

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Did you know that the world famous artist of the XXth century Marc Chagall was born in the Belarusian city of Vitebsk? Moreover, beloved Vitebsk has always been the main source of inspiration for the genius. Look at his bright paintings, which are now sold for millions of dollars, and you will notice lots of Vitebsk details: churches, wooden houses and even Vitebsk city hall. And we offer to see real Vitebsk, which still has that charm! Visit the Chagall museum, follow “curved Vitebsk streets” and attend Vitebsk Art School. Excursion to Polotsk (one of the centers of the Ancient Rus) and visit to the typical Belarusian farmstead will complete this cultural programme.

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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 – Polotsk. Polotsk city tour


Transfer to Polotsk. Polotsk is the oldest town in Belarus and used to be one of the main centres of the Ancient Rus. The most famous architectural monument in Polotsk is St. Sophia Cathedral - a unique masterpiece of the early Slavonic architecture built in the Xth century after the Christianity has come to the Belarusian lands. Another example of the original Polotsk school of architecture is the convent of Saint Ephrosinia of the XIIth century.

Overnight in Polotsk.

Day 3
Polotsk – Vitebsk. Vitebsk city tour. Children’s Art School №1


Transfer to Vitebsk. Founded by Olga of Kiev in the year 974, nowadays Vitebsk is a dynamic Belarusian city, which is supposed to be the cultural capital of Belarus. It is also known as the birthplace of Marc Chagall. Visit to the Home-Museum and Art-centre of Chagall. Attending Vitebsk city hall.
Visit to the Children’s Art School №1. At the beginning of the XXth cent. M. Chagall founded the Art College in Vitebsk, where K. Malevich was his assistant. Today pupils of the modern Art School continue traditions of the great artists. The tourists have the opportunity to see and buy works of the young painters.
Visit to the famous Belarusian sculptor Y. Moguchiy’s workshop. Yuri Moguchiy is the author of the Chagall monument in the Vitebsk Home-Museum.

Overnight in Vitebsk.

Day 4
Vitebsk – Belarusian farmstead – Minsk


Transfer to Minsk. En-route – lunch at typical Belarusian farmstead. Meeting hosts, exploring surroundings, tasting national cuisine. As option - folklore performance and trying Belarusian "banya" (sauna).

Check-in at hotel in Minsk. Overnight in Minsk.

Day 5
Departure

Sights
Holy Assumption Cathedral in Vitebsk
Vitebsk City Hall and Holy Resurrection Church
Traditional Belarusian farmstead
"The Blue House" by Marc Chagall (1917)
Trinity Suburb in Minsk
St Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk
Hotels
Address: 18 Kirova Str., Minsk

President hotel is the largest luxury 5* hotel in Minsk offering spacious high-class comfort rooms and perfect amenities to host a business events of every size and type. Thanks to its central location close to the central October square, Palace of Republic, Art Museum and variety of popular restaurants and cafes, the hotel stands as a perfect base for a leisure trip or successful business visit in or around Minsk.

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: 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: 7 Myasnikova Str., Minsk

Boutique hotel Buta is a nice modern atrium type hotel with unique decor and oriental charm. It is located in the city downtown and affords guests easy access both to business and entertainment districts, as well as to Minsk Old City area. The hotel surroundings include various cafes, shops and exciting nightspots all available for exciting exploration. The hotel offers well-appointed accommodation comprising of 35 rooms ranging from moderate Standard to luxurious Royal Suite. The amenities also include a sauna with a pool, fitness zone, restaurant with a bar and casino.

 

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: 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: 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: 1 Stroiteley Ave., Vitebsk

Hotel Luchesa 4* occupies 14-storey building on one of the main avenues in Vitebsk - modern centre of Slavonic culture. The hotel is situated at the crossroads what makes it easy to get to any part of the city, and has a well-developed infrastructure including 155 rooms of different categories, restaurants, conference hall, sauna, gym and other facilities, all that make it very convenient for business trips.

 

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: 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: 2 Pritytskogo Str., Minsk

Located on one of the main avenues 3 min walking from the nearby underground station Bon Hotel 3* is a fine business hotel of European level with decent service and helpful staff. Convenient transportation and well-developed nearby infrastructure allows guests to plan their time, regardless of the transport routes of downloads. Cozy and commodious accommodation decorated in Scandinavian style is filled with everything needed for experienced business person. Bon Hotel provides 125 rooms in full compliance with European standards of service complemented with traditional Belarusian hospitality and home comfort.

 

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: 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: 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: 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: 156 Pritytskogo str., Minsk

Opened in 2015, the new Green City Hotel sits in a rapidly developing residential district with convenient access to underground station and major highways. This makes it possible to travel to Minsk centre and its surroundings with minimal loss of time. The hotel located in the 23-storey multifunctional building offers 58 stylish rooms of different categories conforming all European standards. The guests have access to all in-door restaurants, bars, fitness centres and other amenities.

 

Address: 6 Kirilla and Mefodiya Str., Minsk

Hotel Monastyrski is perhaps one of the most distinctive Minsk hotels. It occupies instaurated historic premises of former Bernardines monastery of the 17th-19th century in the heart of Old Town, 50 meter from the Town Hall, St.Spirit Cathedral and other historic landmarks and offers a selection of spacious rooms of different categories which guarantee comfort and hospitality. Along with well-equipped rooms boasted by original interior, the Monastyrski hotel houses a restaurant, meeting rooms and "medieval" aura of historical past.

 

Address: 5/2A Zamkovaya Str., Vitebsk

Hotel Vitebsk 3* built in 1973 and refurbished in 2011 is the largest hotel in Vitebsk located on picturesque banks of the river Western Dvina in the heart of business, cultural and historic part of the city. The site is of easy access from the railway and bus stations and close to main attractions (Museum of Marc Chagall, Art Museum, National Academic Drama Theatre, etc.). The hotel offers suits, business and economy class accomodations, overall 201 rooms for around 271 guests.

 

Address: 21/17 Sovetskaya Str., Vitebsk

Located in the historic part of the city, Hotel Eridan 3* occupies an architectural asset of the 19th century, from which you can in 2-3 minutes reach the former Governor's Palace, 1812 War Monument, Marc Chagall Museum or start an exploratory walk down the streets of old city centre. This cozy hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities, some of which also feature balconies, sofas and angle bathtubs. The hotel also provides a convenient business centre, conference room, nice restaurant with live music and coffee bar. Wellness and gym zone is available as well.

 

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.

 

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: 13 Skorini Ave., Polotsk

Hotel Slavianskiy (Dvina) is the only one hotel in ancient Polotsk - the cradle of Slavonic civilization. It is situated in the very centre of this cozy town on Skaryna square in an eye-catching colonial style building. The hotel offers well-appointed accommodation tailored to any needs - from moderate economy rooms to luxurious suite. All Polotsk highlights reflecting its long history lie within walking distance from hotel.