Tour «Secrets of Nesvizh Castle, 6 days»
Tour «Secrets of Nesvizh Castle, 6 days»
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
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.
Wednesday Breakfast Buffet.
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 estate, 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 Reserve Belarus (about 11 hours). The most beautiful landscapes of Belarus - "Belarusian Switzerland" - you will see on the way to the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve.
The reserve was created in 1925 in the vicinity of the Berezina River to protect biological diversity; now it is one of the few corners of natural nature that have been preserved in Europe in their original form. Acquaintance with the rich nature of the reserve begins with a visit to the enclosures with animals: a spacious forest zoo is opened in a pine forest with an area of 12 hectares, where you will find the characteristic inhabitants of our protected forest in conditions close to natural; there are bears, bisons, lynxes, deer, foxes, wolves and many others. We guarantee a lot of impressions! Then we will visit the wonderful picturesque Museum of mythology. We will get acquainted with the sacred understanding of the natural world (the heavenly world, the underworld, and the world of people) that our ancestors believed in. We will learn how they understood the language of nature, how mythological images brought up respect for nature, taught the rules of harmonious coexistence with the natural world.
Moving to the the farm "Reserve Island", located in a lake region in an extremely picturesque place. This farm is one of the most beautiful and picturesque in Belarus. The farm is located on the shores of the picturesque lake Ives. All buildings are wooden, handmade furniture, good atmospheric design returns to their ancestors several centuries ago - there is no limit to human imagination. The interiors of all rooms can be examined for hours! The picturesque atmosphere of a real inn with a bathhouse, homemade grilled food made from local products, a terrace overlooking the picturesque lake of Ives. Here, hospitable hosts await us with a delicious dinner made from natural products. And then - a tour of the farm with a visit to the contact zoo, inspection of picturesque buildings. The nature is magnificent! The highlight of the project is tea drinking during a boat trip on Lake Ives. A huge samovar, a delicious dessert, amazing views of the farm.
Moving to the farm "Center of Europe" located on the other side of the lake. Scientists have established that it is here that the geographical center of Europe is located. A memorial sign on the hill, a grove of "named" trees planted by ambassadors of European countries, and again picturesque views of two lakes, because the estate is located on the isthmus between the lakes Ives and Molino. Here you will find a walk around the surroundings of the farm, refreshments from hospitable hosts, tasting cheeses and local drinks. Return to Minsk - this day away from the bustle of the city will introduce you to the protected Belarus and will remain in your memory for a long time.
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 from the hotel.
9.00 Departure from Minsk to Nesvizh. During this excursion you will visit the most valuable monuments of Belarus, entered by UNESCO on the List of World Cultural Heritage, the palace and park ensemble in Nesvizh and the Mir castle complex. Arrival in Nesvizh. For centuries, Nesvizh was the capital of the ordination of the princes of the Radziwills. On its Market Square, houses of artisans and ancient shopping arcades have been preserved; the oldest Town Hall in Belarus. Excursion to the Town Hall, inspection of the museum exposition dedicated to the city magistrate. Near - Slutsk Gate of the XVII century. Acquaintance with the Farny Church is one of the first Baroque buildings in Europe: the magnificent frescoes of the temple, located in the Crypt dungeon, make this shrine one of the most valuable in Belarus. Then we head to the Palace and Park complex of the XVI-XVIII 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. Lunch at the castle. Accommodation at the Palace Hotel *** Nesvizh Castle. After - a tour of the palace, inspection of its impressive exhibits. The ceremonial halls of the palace (Hunter's, Ballroom, Portrait, Fireplace, Golden, Getmansky, etc.) differ in the style of decoration, contain valuable collections of works of art, weapons, numismatics. Inspection of the premises of the center, chapels.
And then, Historical quest "Secrets and mysteries of the Radziwill Palace" time to embark on an adventure through the princely chambers of the palace! There are surprises waiting for the participants of the game at every step - in order to go to a new level of the game, you need to meet with the owners of the palace, unravel the secrets and mysteries of the past, see what is hidden from prying eyes, answer questions and complete tasks. The quest involves the participation of individual teams with the number of players from 1 to 7 people. We are grouping together! Free time - in the evening you can stroll around the castle, dine in the old interiors of the Tetman restaurant, walk through the old parks to feel the spirit of the era. Overnight at the castle in Nesvizh.
After breakfast, an excursion, a walk through the picturesque parks adjacent to the castle, founded in the 19th century. Maria de Castellano Radziwill. Moving to the World. The majestic Mir Castle, built in the first quarter of the 16th century, in plan is a quadrangle formed by castle walls and powerful towers in the corners. The vivid architectural appearance of the castle, the powerful walls and towers, the stone-paved courtyard leave an unforgettable experience. Tour of the Mir Castle. Immersion in the atmosphere of life of its owners begins with cellars, where food was stored and there were wine cellars. Next - inspection of the main halls of the castle. The portrait hall, drowning in the luxury of Rococo, performed representative functions and testified to the antiquity of the Radziwills, its knightly and military glory. The main front room of the Renaissance palace is the Dining Room with a coffered ceiling, furniture and utensils fr om the late 16th to the 17th centuries. The castle presents the material culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, hunting collections, knightly armor, household items. You will also see living rooms, offices and living quarters of the last titled owners of the castle - the princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky. Next to the castle is an art nouveau church with their tomb. The historical part of the village of Mir miraculously preserved the color of the former cozy place, wh ere for centuries together - Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars, lived the whole world. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, Yeshiva, the houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of its Market Square. Dinner. The tour tells the story of the Radziwill dynasty, 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. Return to Minsk at 18.00. Leaving things in the locker room at the station (if you have a late train), free burden to inter-drink at the underground shopping and entertainment center "Stolica".