Tour «MZ 3 Castles of Belarus, 3 days"
Tour «MZ 3 Castles of Belarus, 3 days"
Arrival in Minsk by train. Tourists at the 7th train car are met by the guide. (For full execution of the program, it is recommended to purchase tickets for trains arriving in Minsk no later than 7:30). Transfer to the hotel, early check-in. Breakfast.
At 10:00 the beginning of the sightseeing bus and walking tour: Trinity suburb, old town, town hall square, Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals, hockey arena, avenues, squares and obelisks of the Belarusian capital. During the tour you can not only see the main sights, but also learn about the most important historical events from the life of the city: the battle on the Nemige River, the granting of the city the right to self-government, the wars of the XVII and XVIII centuries, the heroic underground during the Great Patriotic War and much more. Wide avenues, spacious squares, Stalinist Empire - Minsk is surprisingly harmonious and bright, and the locals are friendly and always ready to help the tourist. Dinner. Free time.
For those who wish for an additional payment, the excursion "Khatyn - Mound of Glory"* (transfer + excursion service + entrance tickets for memorials). In the history of mankind there are a number of tragic events, the memory of which must live forever, that would serve as edification to succeeding generations. The tragedy of the Belarusian village Khatyn is related to such gloomy, but instructive moments in history. The example of this village served as an occasion for the creation of a memorial complex that collected all the human grief that lost during the Great Patriotic War more than a quarter of its children. The memorial produces an incredibly strong psychological impression on everyone who set foot on his ashes strewn with ashes. Walking along the concrete paths of the deceased village, having heard the mourning ringing of the bells, seeing the silhouettes of the pipes of the burnt huts. During the excursion you will not only learn the history of the occupation years, hear about the number of destroyed villages and the size of concentration camps, but you will feel the unprecedented energy of this mournful place and the size of the tragedy that befell ordinary people. Khatyn became a household name - a symbol of human cruelty and insanity that should not be repeated. On the way back visit to the Mound of Glory.
Return to Minsk. Overnight at the hotel.
Minsk - BelAZ (Zhodino) * - World
Breakfast. Free time. For those who wish for an additional payment, the excursion "BELAZ: THE WORLD OF GIANTS" * (transfer + excursion service + visit to BelAZ + factory souvenir and treat). Want to immerse yourself in the world of gigantic machinery, see cars, fr om the sound of engines shaking the earth in the careers of the harshest and most remote points of the planet, try to reach the middle of the wheel of the largest truck in history, and finally climb to the cabin of the legendary BelAZ? Then we invite you to touch the legend and look into the future as part of an exciting excursion to the factory of dump trucks in Zhodzina! Return to Minsk. Dinner.
You will have a fascinating journey along the roads of Belarusian history, which will lead to the ancient Belarusian town Mir! You can appreciate the power of the Mir Castle, see its massive towers and walls, the Gothic masonry. Stone-paved patio and siege well will help to feel the breath of the past, and the delightful interiors will help make a real journey in time! At the same time, the world is not only a castle. You will see a panorama of the ancient Belarusian town, wh ere representatives of different religions and peoples lived side by side for centuries. The severe defensive tower-belfry of the church of St. Nicholas and the gilded domes of the Holy Trinity Church form a unique appearance of the shopping area. Slender civilian construction is complemented by synagogues, which were once seven in the town! Overnight at the hotel in the castle (if desired, accommodation at the Mirsky Posad Hotel or the Nyasviz Hotel is possible).
Breakfast. Moving to Nesvizh (~ 30 km.). This day the greatness and power of the legendary aristocratic family of the Commonwealth, will raise the curtain on the secrets of the ancient and mystical occurrences. You will find the brilliant palace complex of XVI-XIX centuries. - Residence princes Radziwill and elegant architectural monuments XVI - XIX centuries. You will see the Church of Corpus Christi - the first temple in Eastern Europe in the Baroque style, the old town hall in Belarus, the famous "Slutskaya Brama" and common development of the city. Inner Palace interiors will delight even the most sophisticated connoisseurs of antiquity. Lunch. Walking through the shady alleys of the park near the castle, decorated with numerous sculptures, will be a wonderful addition to the tour. The unprecedented tragedy, passion, courage, self-sacrifice and of course the exciting story of eternal love come to life in front of you as a beautiful architectural creations and fascinating legends! Return to Minsk. Transfer to the railway / train station. We recommend purchasing tickets for trains departing from Minsk not earlier than 21:30.
The chapel-tomb of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky family in Mir. That building was used as a tomb for nobles of the Orthodox faith, while mainly Catholic f...
Nesvizh is a real town-monument under the open sky, which played an important role in the history of Belarus and has a number of must-see sites, wh...