Tour «All roads lead to Mir Castle, 6 days»
Tour «All roads lead to Mir Castle, 6 days»
Route: Minsk - Budslav - Glubokoe – Zaselye – Smorgon - Gervaty - Dudutki - Mir (overnight in the castle) - The farm Goryachki - Nesvizh – Minsk
Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the station near car 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). Issuing an information package (memo with a detailed program, map of Minsk). Breakfast buffet
Sightseeing tour of Minsk
10.00 Minsk Sightseeing Tour (3,5 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, wh ere the life of the city of the century before last boiled and wh ere 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. Free time, walking around the city, buying souvenirs. Overnight in Minsk.
9.00 Excursion "World of Belarusian towns" (11 hours). Belarusian towns, multinational and multiconfessional, have preserved many original monuments ... Let's go to Lake Vitebsk Territory. Budslav - National Sanctuary. And this fame was brought to him by the monumental church-church of the Ascension of the Most Holy Virgin Mary (XVII century) with the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, to which tens of thousands of pilgrims fr om Belarus and neighboring countries flock to each year. The church amazes the imagination with the grandeur of its magnificent baroque forms, an abundance of decor, grisaille paintings, as well as a wooden altar of the 17th century. genuine gem of sacred art. Glubokoe appears before the traveler with an expressive silhouette, which is drawn against the sky with vertical shrines of its main square, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin and the Holy Trinity Church of the 17th century In these monuments, the exquisite "Vilnius" baroque and architectural memories of it were clearly manifested. Visit to the Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin. Having risen to the tower of the cathedral, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes with many lakes from the height of a bird's flight, and going down into the dungeon, you will see traces of the history of the 17th century .. On the other side of the square there is an exquisite church of the Holy Trinity; but as a symbol of peace between peoples and religions, the sculpture "Jesus and the Samaritan woman" was established. A unique Memory Alley was created here, wh ere people who glorified Glubotchina are represented by bronze busts: Pavel Sukhoi, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, these names are known far beyond the borders of the country. Glubokoe is also called the "cherry capital" of Belarus. In honor of this berry, a monument was also erected here, and annually in July in Glubokoye a "cherry" festival is held. In general, in Glubokoe there are a lot of street sculptures: family, grandfather, deep-well, a book - they will become a curious discovery for travelers. There is even a monument to the famous Baron Munchausen! Next to the "deep cherry" is the estate of Yakimovich. It seems almost unbelievable when in the middle of the urban landscape you suddenly find yourself in this corner of a rural idyll with arbors, ponds, lawns ... In this hospitable estate, we have planned a dinner for you. The excursion completes the ex-town, now the village of Mosar. Before it was an estate of the Bzhestovsky clan. From their farm, the church of St. Anne was preserved - a monument of classicism architecture of the late XVII century. Around it, on several hectares, the efforts of parishioners and active priest Jozef Bulka (1925–2010), who came to serve in Mosar in 1989, created a magnificent park composition - a kind of arboretum, which is not without reason called "the Belarusian Versailles". The unique design of the vast territory - ponds, sculptures, compositions of flowers and stone - all this attracts many people to Mosar. Having been here, you will understand what is the role of a person in history and how much one person can do.
Return to Minsk at about 19.30. Free time, overnight in Minsk.
9.00 Excursion "Belarusian Mosaic" (11 hours). Starovilensky nobility, bypassing the ancient cities of Zaslavl and Molodechno, leads us to the northwestern part of Belarus to the farm Zalesye.
Michal Kleofas Oginsky, a statesman and public figure, composer, author of the famous polonaise Farewell to the Motherland, spent 20 years of his hectic life at the farm Zalesye. The restored Oginsky palace, surrounded by a picturesque landscape park, will become a kind of theatrical stage for the animated representation of Zalesye - the "farm of muses", as it was once called by enthusiastic contemporaries. Next to the estate is the city of Smarhoń, which is known both for its unique Calvinist "gathering" of the 17th century - now the church of St. Michael, and for the fact that during the First World War this city, being 810 days on the front line, took heavy blows military hardship, as many bunkers in its environs are talking about today and the only memorial in Belarus dedicated to the events of this pan - European history.
Lunch at the restaurant. Next, a series of expressive monuments of religious architecture of the XVII-XX centuries opens. The sculptural, postmodern-style church in Solah was built at the beginning of the 20th century. and preserved in the interior unique wall paintings on New Testament themes. The journey will continue with memories of the famous "white-haired consul" in Japan - a native of Belarus, Iosif Goshkevich, buried in Ostrovets near the walls of one of the local churches of the 17th-19th centuries. with a unique collection of icons of eastern and western letters. In known since the XIII century. Gervyaty amazes with its huge and unique graceful silhouette of the Holy Trinity Church - the "stone choir of the Middle Ages", one of the most monumental churches in Belarus, in the walls of which organ melodies will sound organically complementing the interior plastic. This temple is one of the most magnificent temples in Belarus. An examination of the exquisite landscape composition around the temple will add a lot of vivid colors to this impressive scale of the "mosaic" seen. Overnight in Minsk.
Breakfast buffet, eviction from the hotel, things on the bus.
9.00 Excursion to the Museum of material culture Dudutki (about 5.5 hours). You will find an amazing trip and tasting moonshine, horseback riding, treating the miller. Dudutki is one of the most visited museums in Belarus; created in 1995 by the efforts of enthusiasts led by E. Budinas, this ethnographic museum is now one of the most visited in Belarus! Monuments of national life, the existing workshops of the Belarusian estate of the XIX century are waiting for you during this tour. You will see the only operating windmill in Belarus and try refreshments from the miller; You will visit the pottery workshop and see the master behind the potter's wheel, demonstrating his art before your eyes; visit the ancient 19th century forge. and you can forge a horseshoe for good luck. And also a traditional workshop of carpentry with amazing tools by old masters; a picturesque bakery with a history of baking; exhibition of vintage cars. And everywhere - ethnographic surroundings and interactive action. In addition, there is a stable with Oryol trotters, and ostriches, and wild boars, and other animals. You will also be rented on old carriages, you will visit a picturesque meadow of picnics, you can plunge into the atmosphere of a noble manor. During the tour you will find 3 tastings.
Here you can buy good souvenirs, take beautiful photos. Lunch in the Belarusian folk style. Return to Minsk at about 15.00. Leaving things in the locker room at the station (if you have a late train), you can spend your free time in the underground shopping and entertainment center "Stolica", a 5-minute walk from the station.
Breakfast buffet, eviction fr om the hotel.
9.00 Departure fr om Minsk to Mir and Nesvizh. During this tour you will visit the most valuable monuments of Belarus, included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List, the Mir complex and the palace and park ensemble in Nesvizh. The majestic Mir Castle, built at the beginning of the 16th century, in plan is a quadrangle formed by powerful castle walls with towers in the corners. The castle stands on the shore of the lake.
The excursion will begin fr om the historical part of the village of Mir. The Radziwills, Wittgenstein, Svyatopolk-Mirsky left a bright mark not only in the history of the castle, but also in the history of the country, the material culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, hunting collections, knightly armor, and household items are presented in the castle. You will also see living rooms, offices and living quarters of the last titled owners of the castle of the princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The next part is a theatrical tour of the Mir Castle. Historical characters in old costumes will tell about the castle. Revived customs, sign language and costumes, home traditions - through the most significant exhibits you will learn about the life and customs of the princely house of the Radziwills. The main ceremonial room of the Renaissance palace is a dining room with a coffered ceiling, furniture and an assimilation of the late XVI-mid XVII century. The portrait hall testifies to the antiquity of the Radziwill family, its knightly and military glory. At the end of the excursion, you will find the dance of Prince Karol Stanislov Radziwill "Pane Kohanku" and his wife, Princess Maria Lyubomirskaya, in the Portrait Hall. And then a small workshop on ancient dances.
Immersion in the atmosphere of life of the owners of the castle will continue in the cellars, wh ere food was stored and there were wine cellars.
Tour of the Mir Castle with tastings "On a visit to Pan Kohank".
It will be held by the wife of the chief cook of the castle, Jadwig, who will introduce you to the pantry, the wine cellar and invite Prince Karol Stanislav Radziwill, nicknamed "Pan Kohanka", to visit the owner of the castle, wh ere you can taste Belarusian dishes and a traditional alcoholic drink. And yet - the interactive format of this excursion will allow you to stay in the role of the prince and his guests: the main trapper Pan Matey, tsyansky king Jan Martinkevich, Princess Theafilia Constance.
Tasty lunch in the castle restaurant. Hotel accommodation: Mir Castle and Mir Posad.
Visit to the farm Goryachki 3 km from Mir Castle Located on a farm. Here we are waiting for a farm lunch in the framework of the gastronomic project "Beautiful Green". You will try delicious dishes from local, seasonal products. You will get acquainted with the farm, tastings, culinary battle, rewarding of the winner. Here you will find a mini fair of farm products and culinary products. A couple of hours on this farmstead will allow you to plunge into the world of rural Belarus and taste delicious dishes.
Return to Mir Castle, a tour of the historical part of the village of Mir, which miraculously retained the color of the former cozy place, wh ere for centuries, Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars lived together. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, Yeshiva, houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of the Market Square of the World. Free time, walks Overnight in the Mir.
After breakfast, eviction from the hotel and half-hour transfer to Nesvizh.
Nesvizh is the former capital of the ordination of the Princes Radziwills, one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth, which left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the entire European civilization. Craftsmen’s houses were preserved on the Market Square of Nesvizh, old shopping malls, the oldest in Belarus. The Town Hall was built after the city received the Magdeburg Law in 1586. Near — Slutsk Gate of the 17th century. Acquaintance with the Farny Church, built in 1593 by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni, one of the first Baroque structures in Europe: magnificent frescoes of the temple, located in the crypt dungeon (the family tomb of the Radziwills) put this shrine among the most valuable in Belarus. Then we head to the palace and park complex of the 16th-15th centuries, built by Nikolai Radziwill "Orphan" according to the project of the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni. The majestic castle-palace, surrounded by high earthen ramparts and vast ponds, is a system of buildings connected into a single ensemble, forming an elegant front courtyard. A tour of the palace, an examination of its impressive expositions. The ceremonial halls of the palace (Hunting, Ballroom, Portrait, Fireplace, Golden, Getman, etc.) differ in the style of decoration, contain valuable collections of works of art, weapons, numismatics. Inspection of residential premises of the palace, chapel. Dinner. A tour of the picturesque parks adjacent to the castle, laid in the nineteenth century. Maria de Castellano Radziwill. This tour tells the story of the Radziwill dynasty, one of the most influential families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth, which left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the entire European civilization. Return to Minsk at about 18.00. Leaving things in the locker room at the station (if you have a late train), you can spend your free time in the Galileo shopping center near the station. Departure home.
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