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Minsk – Mir – Brest – Nesvizh

Brest Fortress
Nesvizh Palace
Mir Castle

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Discover the delights of Belarus: charming Minsk with its expensive boulevards and historical buildings, fairy-tale Mir Castle, still known today as the “medieval flower”, legendary Brest Fortress and magnificent Nesvizh Palace – former residence of the aristocratic Radzivilli family.

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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. Brest city tour


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.

Excursion continues in Brest, which 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.

Overnight in Brest.

Day 3
Brest – Nesvizh – Minsk. Departure


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.

Arrival in Minsk. Departure.

Sights
National Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre in Minsk
Hunter's Hall at Nesvizh Palace
Bird's eye view of Minsk
Sovetskaya Street in Brest
Independence Square by night
Hotels
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: 6 Shevchenko Blvd., Brest

A new completely refurbished 8-storey building of Hotel Belarus 3* located in the centre of Brest close to the esplanade provides easy access to all main tourist attractions. The hotel offers 143 rooms of different type, restaurant of Belarusian cuisine, flawless service and overall relaxing atmosphere.

Address: 15 Masherova Ave., Brest

Hotel Intourist 3* is newly renovated 12-storey building with its own history - it has been offering visitors fine accommodation, dining and additional services since 1975. The hotel is situated in the city centre near the thoroughfare and has convenient transport accessibility as well as its own parking lot. Hotel Intourist offers 140 comfort rooms, restaurant of Belarusian and European cuisine and excellent facilities for holding conferences, seminars and other business events.

 

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: 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.