Tour «Belaya Rus: Grodno, 2 days»
Our combined bus tour across Belarus starts.
Saturday - Arrival in Minsk, transfer to the hotel. Buffet breakfast.
Drive to Grodno. You will definitely remember beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of the settlements on the way to Grodno.
The tour to Grodno and Lida starts at Minsk.
The first point of our excursion is Lida. Lida is known for its brick fortress, built nearly seven hundred years ago (1323) by Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania whose grandson Jogaila celebrated here his wedding with Sophia of Halshany hundred years afterwards.
Grodno sightseeing tour.
Arrival to Grodno. Lunch. Hotel check-in.
Excursion to the Castle Hill in Grodno which is located on the bank of Neman. One of the oldest churches of Belarus - the Kolozhskaya church (XII century) – is situated near the Hill. The Royal Gothic castle was built in Grodno during the rule of Vytautas. At the end of XVII century the king Stephen Báthory rebuilt it into the Reneissance Castle, which had played a significant role in the history of the state. Close to it the New Castle (XVIII) is located, where dramatic events of the second partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took place – the so-called "Silent sejm".
The leading role in its historical-cultural heritage is played by the remarkable architectural ensembles of different epochs and styles. The buildings of the Grodno architectural school of the XII century are found side by side with the buildings of modernism and constructivism of the XX century and what is more – Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism. The most monumental and elegant Church of Grodno – the Farny Church (former Jesuistic) – impresses by the greatness of the frontage and sculptural luxuriance of the interior. At the streets parting from the former Market place there are the extant buildings of numerous monasteries – Catholic (Bernardine, Brigid, Franciscan) and Orthodox, as well as mansions of noblemen. During the excursion you will learn some facts about the life and work of Antoni Tyzenhaus, the nobleman and reformer, and the Gorodnitsa Suburb created by him.
Free time, overnight stay in Grodno.
Sunday – Breakfast. Hotel check-out. Continuation of the sightseeing tour. The most complete information about the life of the city in past centuries is presented in a cozy Museum of the history of religion, which contains an impressive collection of artifacts related to the history of Grodno, its famous personalities.
Grodno sightseeing tour.
Grondo is the only city in Belarus having the status of the monument of architecture and city planning.
Then we go to the rourist complex Korobchicy.
Drive to Korobchitsy tourist complex, 12 km away from Grodno. It is 16-hectare territory styled as Belarusian-Polish estate of the XIX century with its beautiful landscapes, great and little ponds, pictorial buildings. Here you can feel the atmosphere of those times, innocence of nature. During the sightseeing tour you will see the forge, the house of a woodcarver, Gipsy van, beautiful summerhouses and open-air cages (horses, ponies, ostriches, deer, nutrias, peacocks, pheasants, wild boars). You will have the chance to make excellent pictures and have a lunch at the restaurant "The Castle of Zevana" with its fountains, glass painting, chimney.
Return to Grodno. Free time. Transfer to the railway station. Have a good trip!
A picturesque bank of the most beautiful Belarusian River Neman is adorned with a unique architectural building, having been preserved till nowada...
One cannot express in words the beauty of Grodno Farny Catholic Church! And photos as well will hardly be able to display all the monumentalit...