Tour «MS2-RW Western Route»
Route: Minsk - Khatyn - Mound of Glory - Mir - Nesvizh - Minsk - Dudutki * - Minsk
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). Breakfast.
You will see all the sights of MinskSightseeing bus and pedestrian animation and theatrical tour of the main monuments and sights:
- Independence Square,
- the old town,
- the town hall square,
- the Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals,
- the hockey arena,
- obelisks of the Belarusian capital.
During the tour, you can become direct participants in the most important historical events from the life of the city: near the Town Hall the mayor will read to you, as once the inhabitants of Minsk in 1499, the decree on giving the city the right to self-government, the mischievous nobleman will tell about all the hardships of the difficult life in the XVII century. In the Commonwealth, and an obliging economist from the house of the artist Vankovich acquainted with Minsk at the turn of the XVIII and XIX centuries. You will find out not only how the Minsk aristocrats spent their evenings, but also how ordinary townspeople had been entertained for centuries!
Excursion trip to the famous memorial complex Khatyn.Khatyn is located in 55 km from Minsk. 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 impression on everyone who set foot on his ashes strewn with ashes. Khatyn became a household name - a symbol of human cruelty and insanity, which should no longer be repeated. On the way back - stop at the famous Barrow of Glory - a symbol of the Great Victory!
Overnight at the hotel in Minsk.
Excursion to the castles in Mir and Nesvizh.
Entrance tickets to castles are paid separately *.
This day will amaze the majesty and power of the most legendary aristocratic family of the Commonwealth, raise the veil of secrecy over ancient secrets and mystical incidents. You will find the majestic medieval Mir Castle, and in Nesvizh - a magnificent palace complex of the 16th-19th centuries - the residence of the princes of the Radziwills.
You will see all the sights of Mir and Mirsky castle.
Moving (~ 90 km.) to Mir. You can appreciate the power of the Mir Castle, touch its ancient walls and feel the spirit of past eras. Dinner*.
Nesvizh and it's sights wait for you.
Transfer to Nesvizh (~ 30 km.) Where, in addition to the delightful palace and park ensemble, you will also see the Church of the Body of God - the first Baroque church in Eastern Europe, where the tomb of the owners of the castle is located, the second largest in Europe after the tomb of the Habsburgs! Both castles are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. An unprecedented tragedy, passion, courage, self-sacrifice and, of course, an exciting story of eternal love will come to life in the form of beautiful architectural creations and fascinating legends!Return to Minsk (~ 120 km.). Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. Dinner*. Free time in the center of the city, for those wishing for an extra fee, a sightseeing trip to the famous Belarusian open-air museum "Dudutki" with interesting excursion content and attractions, including tasting dishes and drinks. You can taste fresh homemade bread with rustic oil and herbal tea from the baker and miller, try the honey from the hunter, you will get a shlyaket vodka and a traditional snack on the broth, and of course the famous Belarusian bacon and cabbage! Woodworking masters, potter and blacksmiths will share the secrets of their craftsmanship and conduct real master classes. In the end, everyone can ride in the car.
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...