Excursion Road of castles (in Russian)
Excursion Road of castles (in Russian)
The excursion to the main sights of Belarus.
If you like active tourism and recreation in Belarus, VETLIVA presents to your attention a combined tour with departure from Minsk, which acquaints with monumental architectural monuments - grand dukes in Novogrudok and Lida, as well as with other sights (ancient churches, churches, parks, museum expositions) of these ancient cities, whose age ranges from 700 to 1,000 years. Many remarkable people were bound by their destiny with this over-Nemanish land: "King of Lithuania" Mindovg, Grand Duke Gedimin, poet of universal glory Adam Mickiewicz, world renown scholar, traveler Ignat Domeyko, influential magnates of Radziwilli and others.
Book the excursion to the castles of Belarus on our website.
Book a tour of the castles of Belarus on our website, you will see historical sights and monuments of Belarus, which for many centuries have been keeping the secrets of Belarusian history. The reflection of the historical glory of NOVOGRUDOK, the first capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, falls on the objects of this excursion. The legendary castle, picturesque landscapes, ancient religious buildings - Orthodox, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish - could serve as scenery for the historical film! You will see such a monument of high importance as the ruins of NOVOGRUDSKY CASTLE, the first castle in the territory of Belarus, which was built in stone and brick in the 13th century by the Grand Duke, and then by the "King of Lithuania" Mindovg.
This is the place that must be visited at least once in life, because from the castle mountain offers an incredible view of the surrounding area! And at its foot is 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 was married to Princess Sophia Golshanska, which marked the beginning of the reign of the Jagiellonian dynasty. During the excursion along the cozy streets of ancient Novogrudok you will also see other ancient temples of the 14th-18th centuries.
Book an excursion on our website, and then, while walking along the cozy streets of ancient Novogrudokthe most valuable is the Orthodox CHURCH OF THE UOC. BORIS AND GLEB of the fourteenth century. The rich past of Novogrudok has been brilliantly reflected in the poetry of her famous native Adam Mickiewicz - here were the childhood and youth years of the poet. A visit to A. MITSKEVICH'S HOUSE-MUSEUM will leave a strong impression thanks to a rich exposition about this poet of universal glory. Mickiewicz is also dedicated to the Mound of Immortality at Zamkova Mountain. And next to it is THE ART GALLERY OF KONSTANTIN KACHAN, a contemporary Belarusian artist. Examination of the exposition, music, fragrant coffee and tea will be a successful end to the acquaintance with Novogrudok.
LUNCH at the restaurant.
The next point of our tourist route is Lida.
Transfer to Lida. The city of LIDA is rightly proud of the most monumental castle in Belarus, founded almost seven hundred years ago (1323) by Grand Duke Gedimin, whose grandson Vladislav II Jagailo will celebrate in the castle walls his marriage with Princess Sofya Golshanskaya a century later. SIGHTSEEING TO THE CASTLE, and then - THEATRALIZED MINIATURE will allow you to plunge into the mesmerizing depths of the past, and medieval games (archery and catapults, sword fights with knights) will add to the spectacle. Pleasure from the Knights. In the city there are also preserved religious buildings of the XVIII-XIX centuries - the Holy Cross Church in the Baroque style and St. Michael's Cathedral (formerly the church of PR). On the way the excursionists will see the most beautiful landscapes of the Novogrudskaya Upland and Naliboksky Krai, colored with bizarre patterns of "Batkyi Neman".
Sights of Novogrudok and Lida are waiting for you!
The bus is marked with a yellow plate on the windshield with the name of the excursion. We ask you to be 15 minutes before the time of departure, check into the guide`s list and take a seat on the bus.
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Start time: 9:00
Tours date: weekly on Wednesdays
- Number of hours: 8