Tour «Belaya Rus: Minsk - Grodno, 6 days»
The program of the bus trip across Belarus.
Tuesday - Arrival in Minsk, transfer to the hotel. Hotel check-in fr om 00.10, receiving of an information sheet, map of Minsk. Buffet breakfasts.
Minsk Sightseeing Tour (3 hours).
During the excursion you will learn about the past and the present of the city. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire, The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Republic of Belarus – that is the way that Minsk has passed during its life. You will see the most valuable architectural monuments of the city: Cathedral Orthodox and Catholic Churches of the ХVII-XVIII centuries; 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 from the Minsk castle, and the picturesque Upper Town.
The main sights of Minsk wait for you!
The historic centre of Minsk – the Upper Town – attracts the visitors with its unique atmosphere of the past which is felt in its old buildings and on its narrow streets wh ere museums, cafes and restaurants, boutiques and sculptures are located. Magnificent architectural ensembles of the main squares and avenues of the city, monumental constructivist public buildings, parks and public gardens will burst upon your eyes. The tragedy of the citizens in the years of the World War II; modern Minsk of the ХХ-ХХI centuries – these points will also be in the picture of the excursion. Walking down the Trinity Suburb you will see different museums, cafes, taverns and gift shops.
Lunch at the restaurant in the centre of Minsk. Return to hotel near 15.00, overnight stay Minsk.
The main sights of Belarus wait for you!
Wednesday- Buffet breakfasts.
Further during our excursion you will see Nesvizh.
Half-hour transfer to Nesvizh - the former capital of ordination of the princes Radziwill. On the Market Square of this picturesque small town, the town hall, ancient trading rows, houses of craftsmen are preserved; Slutskaya Brama (17th century city gate) is next to it. Inspection of the palace and park complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries, built by Nikolai Krzysztof Radziwill "Sirotka", surrounded by high earthen ramparts and vast ponds. Elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are intertwined in its architecture. The majestic castle-palace is a system of buildings connected into a single ensemble, forming an elegant main courtyard. Inspection of impressive expositions in the palace complex - the ceremonial halls of the palace. Walk through the picturesque parks adjacent to the castle. Acquaintance with the Farn Church (1593, architect Bernardoni): the magnificent frescoes of the temple, the crypt in the dungeon - the family tomb Radzivils - put this shrine among the most valuable in Belarus. The tour tells about the history of the Radziwill dynasty - one of the most influential families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, who left a deep imprint on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the entire European civilization.
Return to Minsk around 19.00, free time, walking around the city. Overnight in Minsk.
You will see much more sights on the third day of our excursion.
Thursday - Buffet breakfasts.
Excursion "Belarusian Mosaic". Today we’re heading for the picturesque north-west part of Belarus bypassing old Belarusian towns Zaslavl and Molodechno. The first point of our excursion is Zalesye Estate – the place where one of the most famous sons of Belarusian land spent 20 years of life. Mikhal Kleofas Oginsky was a government and civic leader, a diplomat, a composer, a memoirist, he was the author of the famous "Farewell to my Homeland" polonaise. The 250th anniversary of his birth was included into UNESCO Calendar of Events in 2015. The renovated palace of Oginsky will become a makeshift stage for animated performance about Zalesye Estate.
Book the excursion with the visit to Smorgon.
We continue with Smorgon town known for its Calvinist Cathedral of the 17th century (now St. Michael’s Catholic Church), the buildings of the 19th century and the only Memorial in Belarus devoted to bleak events of the First World War.
You will see the interesting sights of Belarus.
Our excursion goes on with the chain of the church architecture monuments of the 17-20th centuries.Book our excursion with departure from Minsk, and you will see:
2. One of the catholic churches in Ostrovets will remind us of the famous "white-haired consul" in Japan – Iosif Goshkevich – which was born in Belarus and now is buried near the church.
3. You will be definitely impressed by the incredible Neo-Gothic Catholic Church of Holy Trinity in Gervyaty village known from the 13th century. The visit of the church will make this excursion unforgettable.
Return to Minsk, overnight stay in Minsk.
- Equestrian sport circus show (duration 35 min)
- Water mill with a museum of life of the XIX-XX centuries. and homemade bread
- Museum of samovars (over 500 copies, among which there are unique exhibits)
- An observation tower with an exposure of moonshine and tasting
- Collection of vintage cars
Return to Minsk, free time, walking around the city. Overnight in Minsk.
The route of the excursion with departure fr om Minsk conducts to Lida and Grodno.
Saturday – Buffet breakfast. Check-out.
Drive to Grodno. You will definitely remember beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of the settlements on the way to Grodno.
Book excursion to Lida and Lidsky castle on our website.
Arrival to Lida. Lida is known for its brick fortress, built nearly seven hundred years ago (1323) by Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania whose grandson Jogaila celebrated here his wedding with Sophia of Halshany hundred years afterwards.
Arrival to Grodno. Lunch. Hotel check-in.
Sightseeing excursion in Grodno.
The leading role in the historical-cultural heritage of Grodno is played by the remarkable architectural ensembles of different epochs and styles. The buildings of the Grodno architectural school of the XII century are found side by side with the buildings of modernism and constructivism of the XX century and what is more – Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism. The most monumental and elegant Church of Grodno – the Farny Church (former Jesuistic) – impresses by the greatness of the frontage and sculptural luxuriance of the interior. At the streets parting fr om the former Market place there are the extant buildings of numerous monasteries – Catholic (Bernardine, Brigid, Franciscan) and Orthodox, as well as mansions of noblemen. During the excursion you will learn some facts about the life and work of Antoni Tyzenhaus, the nobleman and reformer, and the Gorodnitsa Suburb created by him. Excursion to the Castle Hill in Grodno which is located on the bank of Neman.
One of the oldest churches of Belarus - the Kolozhskaya church (XII century) – is situated near the Hill. The Royal Gothic castle was built in Grodno during the rule of Vytautas. At the end of XVII century the king Stephen Báthory rebuilt it into the Reneissance Castle, which had played a significant role in the history of the state. Close to it the New Castle (XVIII) is located, wh ere dramatic events of the second partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took place – the so-called "Silent sejm". Visit of the museum in New Castle.
Free time, overnight stay in Grodno.
You will continue getting acquainted with the sights of Grodno.
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. Continuation of the sightseeing tour. The most complete information about the life of the city in past centuries is presented in a cozy Museum of the history of religion, which contains an impressive collection of artifacts related to the history of Grodno, its famous personalities.
Drive to Korobchitsy tourist complex.
The complex located in 12 km away from Grodno and looks loke 16-hectare territory styled as Belarusian-Polish estate of the XIX century with its beautiful landscapes, great and little ponds, pictorial buildings. Here you can feel the atmosphere of those times, innocence of nature. During the sightseeing tour you will see the forge, the house of a woodcarver, Gipsy van, beautiful summerhouses and open-air cages (horses, ponies, ostriches, deer, nutrias, peacocks, pheasants, wild boars). You will have the chance to make excellent pictures and have a good rest drinking a cup of tea or coffee at the restaurant "The Castle of Zevana" with its fountains, glass painting, chimney.
Return to Grodno.
Lunch. Free time.
Transfer to the railway station. Have a good trip!
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