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 program.
Arrival in Minsk. Minsk city tour-“Art-Belarus” Gallery. 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.
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.
During the excursion you will visit to the “Art-Belarus” Gallery. The tourists have the opportunity to see works of M. Chagall.
Overnight in Minsk.
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.
Transfer to Vitebsk. Overnight in 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
Marc Chagall House Museumand 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.
Overnight in Vitebsk.
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.
Transfer to the hotel. Departure