Tour «1.6 Holidays in Minsk, 4 days»
Don't you know how to meet New year cheerful and original?We invite to spend New Year's vacation together with VETLIVA! We have developed for you a route of a fascinating travel across Belarus with visit to sights of Minsk, Mirsky and Nesvizhsky castles, the Berezinsky reserve and the museum Dudutki.
January 3 - Arrival in Minsk, a meeting at the railway station at the carriage 5 of your train with a yellow sign "тур Белая Русь – Новый год" (''Belaya Rus tour – New Year”), transfer to the hotel, accommodation at the hotel (accommodation immediately upon arrival, fr om 01.00). Issuance of information package (memo with detailed program, map of Minsk). Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant.
Excursion Architectural monuments of the Mir and Nevizh
It lasts about 11 hours. You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus, entered by UNESCO on the World Heritage List - the castle in the Mir and the palace and park ensemble in Nesvizh, whose long-term restoration was completed in 2011.
The majestic Mir Castle, built in the first quarter of the 16th century, its bright architectural appearance, powerful walls and towers, a stone courtyard, leave unforgettable impressions, complemented by an examination of the museum exposition. Immersion in the atmosphere of the life of its owners begins with the cellars, where food was stored and wine cellars were located, and ends with the Ballroom drowning in the luxury of rococo. Next to the castle is the church-tomb of the last titled owners of the castle - the princes of Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The historical part of the village Mir miraculously preserved the color of the former cozy place, wh ere for centuries together - the whole world - lived Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, yeshiva, houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of its Market Square. Dinner.
Half-hour transfer to Nesvizh - the former capital of the ordination of the princes of the Radziwills. On the Market Square of this picturesque town there is a town hall, ancient shopping arcades, houses of artisans; Next to it - Slutskaya Brama (city gate of the XVII century). Inspection of the palace and park complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries, built by Nikolai Krzysztof Radziwill "Orphan" (architect D. M. Bernardoni), surrounded by high earthen ramparts and vast ponds. In its architecture elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are intertwined. The majestic castle palace is a system of buildings connected to a single ensemble, forming an elegant front yard. Examination of impressive expositions in the palace complex - the main halls of the palace (Hunting, Ballroom, Portrait, Fireplace, Gold, etc.), residential and utility rooms.
Walk through the picturesque Parks
adjoining the castle. Acquaintance with the Farny Church (1593, architect D.M. Bernardoni): the magnificent frescoes of the temple, located in the cave of Crypta - the family shrine of the Radziwills - make this shrine one of the most valuable in Belarus. The excursion narrates about the history of the dynasty of the Radziwills - one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth which left a deep imprint on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the whole of European civilization.
Return to Minsk.
January, 4 - Breakfast buffet. Check-out fr om the hotel.
Sightseeing tour around Minsk
During the tour you will learn about the past of Minsk in a wide historical framework. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Rzeczpospolita, the Russian Empire, Soviet Belarus and the Republic of Belarus - this is the path that Minsk has traversed for centuries. You will see the most valuable architectural monuments of the city: Cathedral - Orthodox and Catholic - cathedrals of the XVII-XVIII centuries; Petro-Pavlovsky church of the beginning of the XVII century and the "Red" church of the early twentieth century; The oldest street Nemiga that started fr om the tree-hardened fortress - Minsk Castle, and the picturesque Upper Town. The grand ensembles of the main squares and avenues of the city, monumental public buildings of the era of constructivism, squares and parks will appear before your eyes. The tragedy of city residents during the Great Patriotic War; Modern, dynamically developing Minsk of the turn of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries - all this will also be reflected in the excursion.
Much more sights wait for you further
A pedestrian walk along the Trinity Suburb, where the life of the city was in full swing the century before last and wh ere museums, souvenir shops, cozy cafes, taverns and much more are attracting visitors today. You will also see the grandiose Minsk arena, the October Square with the country's main Christmas tree, the National Library.
And during an excursion to the Town Hall. You will learn about the work of the city magistrate, the traditions of the Magdeburg law, the pages of the life of pre-revolutionary Minsk. Here you will find a half-hour gala concert: the most popular compositions of world classics, the best melodies of the 20th century, Christmas songs performed by string quartet. This concert will complete the tour of the Belarusian capital in time and space.
And in the Old Town in the Town Hall you will find a tour-presentation and a half-hour concert: the most popular compositions of world classics, the best melodies of the 20th century, Christmas songs performed by string quartet. Late lunch with a glass of wine in the hotel restaurant. Free time, walks in Minsk, walking in the city - all nearby! Overnight in Minsk.
January 5 - Breakfast buffet.
Trip to the Bialowieza Forest
Breakfast buffet. Excursion to the Belovezhskaya Puscha (14.5 hours), which is included in the List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO (about 6 hours). Today it is - National Park, which combines the rich flora and amazing landscapes. There grows the tallest European fir, is home to the powerful bison, is an amazing variety of animals in the world. Many great names associated with these edges - of the brothers and Tyshkevich Tyzengauz to Napoleon and Nicholas II. In the forest you visit the Natural History Museum, a rich collection of exhibits which is full palette of flora and fauna of Belarus. A visit to the estate of Father Frost - the fabulous estates with numerous buildings and surprises.
The estate is located in the depths of the Bialowieza Forest, where bison are equipped with feeders. Here built hut Santa Claus, Father Frost Gift store "Skarbnitsa" mill. Nakryltse its guests Residence meets Santa Claus and Snow Maiden, each camper receives a gift. Seen enclosures with animals. Of greatest interest are the bison, elk, bear. Bison recorded in the International Red Book. It is the largest in Europe and one of the oldest animals on our planet, referring to the bison genus. Zubrovay can be seen in the cages, and some places dressings, where they get hay and succulent feed. Free time to take pictures and buy souvenirs made of wood, clay and straw. Lunch in a picturesque restaurant in the Bialowieza Forest. Moving to Minsk with the song "Belovezhskaya Puscha". Accommodations in Minsk
January, 6 - Breakfast buffet. Check-out fr om the hotel
Excursion to Museum of Material Culture Dudutki
Excursion to the Museum of Material Culture Dudutki (about 5.5 hours). An amazing trip awaits you: a serious excursion with frivolous adventures - tasting moonshine, riding a horse, treating a miller. Dudutki is one of the most visited museums in Belarus, a museum-skansen. 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 the national life, the working workshops of the Belarusian manor of the XIX century are waiting for you during this excursion. You will see the only active windmill in Belarus and taste the entertainment from the miller; You will visit the pottery workshop and see the master behind the potter's wheel, demonstrating his art before your very eyes; Visit the ancient forge of the XIX century. And you can forge a horseshoe for happiness. And also the traditional workshop of carpentry with the amazing tools of old masters; A picturesque bakery with a history of bakery; Exhibition of vintage cars. And everywhere - ethnographic entourage and interactive action. In addition, there is a stable with the Oryol trotters, and ostriches, and wild boars, and other livestock. You are also rolled out on old carriages and spans, you will visit the picturesque glade of picnics, you will be able to plunge into the atmosphere of a gentry manor. During the tour, you will have 3 tastings:
• at the moonshine (moonshine, bread, salted cucumber, honey);
• in a bakery (freshly baked bread, 3 types of cheese, butter, tea);
• at the mill (peasant bread with bacon).
Here you can buy good souvenirs, make beautiful photos. Lunch in the Belarusian national style. Return to Minsk. Free time, walks around Minsk - all nearby!
Return to Minsk at the railway station around 16.00. Leaving things in the storage room at the railway station (if you have a train is late), free time can be spent in the “Galileo” shopping and entertainment center, 3 minutes from the station or the underground shopping center “Stolitsa”, 5 minutes walk. We wish you lucky road!
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