Tour «BT6 Secrets of Polesie»
Route: Minsk - Zhirovichi - Slonim - Ruzhany - Kossovo - Motol - Pinsk - Turov - National Park Pripyatski - Gomel
Arrival in Minsk by train. The guide meets tourists at the 7th train of your train. (For full execution of the program, it is recommended to purchase tickets for trains arriving in Minsk no later than 7:30). Early check-in at the hotel. Breakfast. Meeting your guide at 8:30.
Sightseeing tour around Minsk: Trinity Suburb, Upper Town, Town Hall Square, Holy Spirit Cathedral, St. Simeon and Elena Church, National Library, hockey arena, avenues, squares and obelisks of the Belarusian capital. Free time. Dinner*. For those wishing for an extra fee, visit the historical and cultural complex "Stalin's Line" * - one of the most grandiose fortification ensembles on the territory of Belarus. It is based on the pillboxes and bunkers of the Minsk fortified area. The exposition includes all types of trenches, trenches and anti-tank ditches, etc. Also here you can see military equipment, both modern and historical (tanks, airplanes, artillery, various combat installations). The tour ends with a real tasting of soldier's porridge. Return to Minsk. Overnight at the hotel.
2 DAY: Zhirovichi - Slonim - Ruzhany - Kossovo - Pinsk
Breakfast. Departure to Polissya. Transfer to Zhirovichi (~ 198 km) - a unique monastic complex of the XVII-XVIII centuries, now an Orthodox seminary and the largest pilgrimage center in Belarus. On the way, take a bus trip to the historic center of Slonim, an ancient city with a well-preserved ensemble of civil and sacred buildings. Dinner*. Moving to Ruzhany (~ 50 km) is a cozy town that has preserved the entire complex of buildings of the 16th-19th centuries, among them the palace of the mighty Sapeg family, the Dominican Trinity Church and the Petropavlovsk church of the former Basilian monastery.
Moving to Kossovo (~ 25 km) to the homeland of the man, after whom the highest mountain in Australia is named, is Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Exterior examination of the Neo-Gothic castle of the XIX century. The Puslovsky family and the wooden manor of the 18th century. Merachevshchina. Moving (~ 135 km) to the informal capital of Polesie - Pinsk. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Inspection Pinsk with the attendant: the palace of the mayor of Butrimovich in the 18th century, pedestrian Sovetskaya street, which preserved the pre-revolutionary look, the majestic Franciscan monastery founded in the 14th century, and the complex of the former Jesuit collegium - one of the best educational institutions of its time, and now the Museum Belarusian Polesye. Free time. Dinner*. For those wishing for an additional fee, a boat trip along the rivers Pina and Pripyat along the urban development along the picturesque natural areas near the city *. For those wishing for an extra charge of a train (~ 50 km) to one of the most famous Polesie villages - Motol * on the excursion "Motolskie pryzmaki" *. The village is famous for its culinary tradition: dozens of types of sausages and other meat delicacies. You are expected to get acquainted with both traditional crafts, and with a musical tradition and, of course, a delicious cuisine (tasting). You will witness the mystery of the birth of the motovan caravan and related rituals. Return to Pinsk. Overnight at the hotel.
4 DAY: Turov-National Park "Pripyatsky"
Breakfast. Transfer to the city of Turov (~ 140 km) is one of the most important centers of Ancient Rus. Now it is a small Polesian town known for its rich history and legends. During the tour of the city with an escort you will see a monument to the educator of the 12th century. Kirill Turovsky, the ancient stone crosses, according to legend, sailed into the city along the Pripyat. Exterior inspection of the Cathedral of St. Cyril and Laurence of Turov and visit the historical and archaeological complex "ancient Turov".
Transfer to the National Park "Pripyatsky" (~ 85 km). In the agro-town Lyaskovichi - the administrative center of the park, you are expected to get acquainted with the animal and plant world of Polissya in the fascinating museum of nature! Transfer to the hotel. On the way you will see the Belarusian "oil fields" and feel the color of the nature of the East Polesie. Overnight at the hotel.
5 DAY: Gomel
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Gomel: urban development of the XIX century, external inspection of the Rumyantsev-Paskevich and Peter and Paul Cathedral, walk along the picturesque park of the XVIII-XIX centuries. The central ensemble of Gomel, created by the masters of classicism of the XVIII-XIX centuries, is distinguished by the simplicity of construction and high architectural and artistic merits of individual structures. Free time.
For those who wish for an additional cost an excursion to the Vetka Museum is available*.
Departure by evening train to Moscow.
Арганізатары пакідаюць за сабой права ўносіць некаторыя змены ў праграму тура без змяншэння аб'ёму і якасці паслуг: замена гасцінец на раўназначныя, падаванне абедаў у рэстаранах і кафэ па маршруце ў залежнасці ад іх загрузкі, уносіць змены ў экскурсійную праграму ў залежнасці ад аб'ектыўных акалічнасцяў.