Tour «Millennial Brest, 5 days»
Tour «Millennial Brest, 5 days»
Route: Minsk - Khatyn - Museum of national Architecture - Gankа farm - Novogrudok - Lida - Brest - Kamenetz - Belovezhskaya Pushcha - Minsk
Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the station near carriage No. 5 of your train with a yellow sign "Тур Белая Русь", transfer to the hotel, check-in at the hotel (fr om 00.10), receiving of an information sheet, map of Minsk.
10.00 Excursion "Belarus Traditions" (7 hours). First, we go to the Museum of national Architecture and Life in Ostrovets - a wonderful open-air museum, which demonstrates traditional folk culture in wooden buildings brought from different parts of Belarus. You will find an unusual journey through the streets of a 19th-century village into the wonderful world of folk fantasy. The world of wooden Belarus, which is disappearing into oblivion, is gaining visible features, vibrant colors, sounds and smells. You will see the Uniate Holy Protection Church of the 18th century, a huge public barn, a roadside chapel rotunda, a tavern and a mill of the 19th century, a forge, a public school. Here is the "beekeeper's estate" with an exhibition of original beekeeping items. And most importantly - a variety of types of rural farmsteads. These are the estates of the linear "linear" peasant's yard, and the estates of the closed "wreath" type - what age-old wisdom is in each of them! During an interactive tour, visitors travel through the museum village and get acquainted with the monuments and their interiors, after which they play traditional games and can dance to the accompaniment of live folk music. In this museum, located in an extremely picturesque area, you will plunge into the wonderful world of folk fantasy, take beautiful photos!
And then we’ll go to the existing rural estate - the most famous Gankа farm in Belarus. It all starts with a colorful meeting of guests by hospitable hosts - in national traditions with a national treat. Then - a small tour of the estate. Tastefully furnished extensive manor house is a kind of mini-museum of the people's material culture, a large number of household items of bygone eras are collected here, evoking nostalgic memories of childhood, a house in the village, long evenings. There is a picturesque lake, a rope town, benches under apple trees, a honey apiary, and what a story of these places! The borderland is always dramatic and gives rise to passionate personalities - they will also be discussed. The owner of the estate Anatoly Ganets has a conservative education, so good music is guaranteed to you. The musical performance of the Retro band with an extensive repertoire, a master class in ancient dances will add bright colors to the memories of this day. And then you will have a delicious and plentiful, home-cooked dinner! Once here, you will plunge into a new world wh ere harmony, unity with nature, an atmosphere of joy reigns: the hospitable Ganka invites! Return to Minsk, walks around the city, purchase of souvenirs. Overnight in Minsk.
9.00 You will find a tour "castle roads" (11 hours). Navahrudak is the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Picturesque landscapes, a legendary castle, the most ancient religious buildings - Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish - could serve as scenery for the historical film! Book an excursion on our website and you will see a monument of such paramount importance as the ruins of the Novogrudok castle - the first grand-princely castle in Belarus that began to rebuild in stone and brick in the 13th century, the grand duke, and then the "king of Lithuania" Mindovg. The castle mountain offers incredible views of the surroundings! And at its foot - the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, laid by the Grand Duke Vitovt at the end of the fourteenth century .; here in 1422, Vladislav Jagailo married Princess Sophia Golshanskaya, which marked the beginning of the reign of the Jagiellonian dynasty. During a tour of the cozy streets of ancient Navahrudak, you will also see other ancient temples of the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. The rich past of the Novogrudok region was brilliantly reflected in the poetry of its famous native Adam Mitskevich - the poet’s childhood and youth passed here. Having booked an excursion on our website, you will get the opportunity to visit the house-museum of A. Mitskevich. This will leave a strong impression thanks to a carefully selected exposition of this poet of universal fame. The Mound of Immortality near Castle Hill is also dedicated to Miscavige. And next - the art gallery of Konstantin Kachan, a modern Belarusian artist. Inspection of the exposition, music, aromatic coffee and tea will be a successful conclusion to acquaintance with Navahrudak.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Transfer to Lida. The city of Lida is proud of the most monumental castle in Belarus, founded almost seven hundred years ago (1323) by the Grand Duke Gedimin, whose grandson Vladislav II Jagailo will celebrate his marriage with Princess Sophia Golshanskaya in the castle walls a century later. A tour of the castle (around the castle and in the castle courtyard with a visit to the battle gallery), a visit to the museum, where numerous exhibits are presented - evidence of the castle’s long history. Powerful walls, a fortified courtyard, galleries and towers will be the perfect backdrop for memorable photos. The city also preserved religious buildings of the 18th-19th centuries - the Exaltation of the Cross Exaltation Church in the Baroque style and the Cathedral of St. Michael's Cathedral, executed in the forms of classicism. Along the way, the excursionists will see the most beautiful landscapes of the Novogrudok Upland and the Nalibok Territory, decorated with bizarre patterns of "bac'ki Nyomana".
Return to Minsk, free time, walks around the city. Overnight in Minsk.
10.00 Minsk Sightseeing Tour (4 hours). During the excursion you will learn about the past of the city. You will see The St. Peter and St. Paul's Church of the beginning of ХVII century and the "Red" Church; the oldest street Nemiga which started its way fr om the Minsk castle, and the picturesque Upper Town, with which the life of Minsk was associated for five centuries. In the Upper Town preserved architectural monuments of the XVII-XIX centuries. On its main square - Svobody Square - You will see the town hall, the guest house, shopping arcades, several monastery complexes (Bernardine, Basilian, Jesuit); here you will see the most valuable architectural monuments cities - Orthodox and Catholic Cathedrals of the 17th century. On Svobody Square, you can take beautiful photographs against the background of numerous street sculptures, carriages, city scales. You will also see magnificent ensembles of squares and avenues of Minsk, monumental buildings of the constructivist era, the famous ensemble of the main street of Minsk - a monument of constructivism, modern buildings - the original National Library and the Minsk Arena.
The tragedy of the inhabitants of the city during the Great Patriotic War will also be reflected in the tour. The history of the city, its great people will miraculously come to life in the guide’s story and continue their narrative while walking along the picturesque Troitsky suburb, where the life of the city of the century before last boiled and where museums, souvenir shops, cozy cafes, taverns and much more attract visitors today. This walk will complete the journey through the Belarus capital in time and space.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Sightseeing tour in Khatyn and to The journey continues at 14.30. You will have an excursion to the Khatyn Memorial Complex (3.5 hours). The tour is dedicated to the events of World War II. On the day of the vernal equinox, March 22, 1943, a tragedy occurred that became a symbol of the suffering of the civilian population during the Great Patriotic War - the village of Khatyn, which was lost in the forests, was burned along with 149 inhabitants. At the place of the tragedy, a magnificent architectural and sculptural complex was created, having the planning structure of the village of Khatyn - with streets, wells, houses. In those places wh ere they once stood at home, 26 symbolic log cabins with seared chimneys were delivered. And on top are the sadly ringing bells. Here is the only village cemetery in the world, the Wall of memory with the names of concentration camps and the number of victims. Strong emotional impact is achieved by harmonious unity with nature, sound accompaniment, expressiveness of architecture. At the end of the tour you will visit the Mound of Glory - a monument to the liberators of Minsk, you can climb to its top.
Return to Minsk at about 18.30. Free time, walks around the city. Overnight in Minsk.
Breakfast buffet, check-out at the hotel.
8.00 Departure from Minsk to Brest and Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Picturesque landscapes and the history of numerous settlements located near the road to Brest will leave vivid memories for the traveler.
Around 13.00 - arrival in Brest. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner.
Excursion with a visit to the Brest Fortress
It was built in 1842 and went down in history twice: here in the White Palace in 1918, peace was concluded between Soviet Russia and Germany; and here her garrison held the heroic defense in the early days of World War II. Inspection of the majestic memorial "Brest Fortress Hero", including forts, bastions, barracks, sculptural compositions. Book an excursion on our website and you will visit the Museum of Defense of the Brest Fortress located in the old barracks on the central island of the fortress - the Citadel.
Sightseeing tour of Brest
Brest is an ancient city on the border of Belarus and Poland. The city has an ancient and eventful history: the first of the Belarusian cities, he received the Magdeburg Law; here in 1596 the Brest Church Union was concluded; many outstanding people lived here. In 1921, Brest became part of Poland, and in September 1939 - in the USSR. You will see the cultural heritage of this city, its ancient and modern monuments: St. Simeon Cathedral, St. Nicholas fraternal church, mansions of the 19th - early 20th centuries. You walk along the picturesque pedestrian street of the city - in recent years, many original small architectural forms have appeared on it and on adjacent boulevards: lamps, benches, funny street sculptures.
Free time, walks around the city, shopping. Overnight in Brest.
Breakfast buffet, check-out at the hotel.
Excursion to Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
It is inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a National Park that combines a rich flora and amazing landscapes. Europe’s tallest spruce grows here, powerful bison live here, there is an amazing diversity of the animal world. Many great names are associated with these parts - fr om the brothers Tyszkiewicz and Tyzengauz to Napoleon and Nicholas II. In Pushcha you will visit the Museum of Nature, whose rich collection of exhibits represents the full palette of flora and fauna of Belarus.
A visit to the estate of Ded Moroz - a fabulous estate with many buildings and surprises. The estate is located in the depths of the Bialoveza Forest, wh ere bison feeders are equipped. There were built huts of Ded Moroz and the Snow Maiden, a gift warehouse of Ded Moroz "Skarbnitsa", a mill. Visiting enclosures with animals. Free time for photographing and buying souvenirs made of wood, clay, straw.
Moving to Brest with the song "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". On the road, in the town of Kamenetz, there is a magnificent 30-meter-high dungeon tower, built at the end of the 13th century. Sightseeing around the tower, inspection from the outside.
Arrival in Brest. Free time, walks. Transfer to the station by 16.30, departure home or return with a bus to Minsk and departure to Moscow from Minsk after 23.00.
Attention: transfer from Belovezhskaya Pushcha to the railway station to the train Brest - St. Petersburg is possible with departure at 14.05. Transfer fee from 2 800 Russian rubles. per car. The cost of lunch is refunded.
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