Tour «Belaya Rus: Minsk, 3 days»
Combined bus tour with the departure from Minsk.
Our three-day excursion across the key and main sights of Belarus starts on Friday. Arrival in Minsk, transfer to the hotel. Hotel check-in fr om 00.10, receiving of an information sheet, map of Minsk.
At 10.00 the Minsk sightseeing starts. During the excursion you will learn about the past and the present of the city. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire, The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Republic of Belarus – that is the way that Minsk has passed during its life. You will see main sights of Minsk:
The route of our Minsk sightseeing tour continues.
During our excursion you will sure, that there are many places that worth to see in Belarus. The historic centre of Minsk – the Upper Town – attracts the visitors by its unique atmosphere of the past which is felt in its old buildings and on its narrow streets wh ere museums, cafes and restaurants, boutiques and sculptures are located. During the excursion to the Town Hall you will listen to a short concert-performance “Meet Stanislaw Moniuszko”. Magnificent architectural ensembles of the main squares and avenues of the city, monumental constructivist public buildings, parks and public gardens will burst upon your eyes. The tragedy of the citizens in the years of the World War II; modern Minsk of the 20-21st centuries – these points will also be in the picture of the Minsk sightseeing excursion. Walking down the Trinity Suburb you will see different museums, cafes, taverns and gift shops.
Lunch. Return to hotel near 15.00, overnight stay in Minsk.
Saturday - Buffet breakfasts.
Book the excursion to the castles of Mir and Nesvizh.
Excursion to Mir and Nesvizh (11 hours). You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Mir Castle and Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family in Nesvizh, which restoration ended in 2011. Book the excursion on our website, and you will see the majestic Mir Castle, which was built in the XVI century. its bright architectural look, mighty walls and towers, colorful courtyard leave a lasting impression which will be complemented by the Museum Exposition in the northern part of the castle. You will feel the atmosphere of life in the castle passing through the basements where provision was kept and the Ball-room swimming in luxury of Rococo style. Alongside of the castle there is the flamboyant chapel of the Svyatopolk - Mirsky family. The historic part of the town of Mir – the place where Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gipsies and Tartars had been living together for a long time – kept the atmosphere of the former small town. During our excursion you will see othes sights of this city: the ensemble of the market place is formed by the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, synagogues, Yeshiva, the houses of craftsmen and merchants.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Our excursion across Belarus continues.
Drive to Nesvizh – the former capital of the Radziwill’s Ordination. At the Market place of this picturesque town you will see:
Taking a view of the Park and Palace Complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni by order of Nickolay Christoph Radziwill “Sierotka”.
Booking the excursion on our website make you sure, that the magnificent castle surrounded by high earthworks and wide ponds represents the system of buildings forming the tasteful court of honor. The elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are interlaced herein. You will see the impressive expositions, great halls of the palace, livimg and housekeeping.
areas, picturesque parks adjacent to the palace. The Farny Church of the XVI century (architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni) – the first Baroque building in the Eastern Europe. This church is one of the most valuable in Belarus due to gorgeous fresco painting and the undercroft. The guide will tell you about the history of the most powerful family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth – the Radziwill Family which influenced the cultural heritage of Belarus and Europe.
Return to Minsk, overnight stay in Minsk.
Sunday – Buffet breakfast. Check-out.
The fascinating trip to Dudutki from Minsk.
Excursion to the Museum of folk crafts Dudutki (5.5 hours). We guarantee that you won't regret, booking a trip at us on the website, because it’s a really wonderful trip: serious excursion with playful adventures – degustation of samogon, horse-riding, farm bread and fat at the mill. The open-air museum “Dudutki” created in 1995 with its artifacts of folk crafts and workshops of the XIX century is one of the most visited museums in Belarus. You will see the only working mill in Belarus, visit pottery, forge of the XIX century, workshop of woodwork, bakery and the exhibition of veteran cars. Moreover, there is the stable with Orlovsky Trotters, ostriches, wild boars and other animals and birds. You will enjoy riding in the hackney-cabs, visit the meadow of picnics, feel the atmosphere of shlyahta estate. During the excursion there will be 3 tastings in Dudutki:
- near the hooch still (samogon, bread, pickle, honey)
- in the bakery (fresh bread, cheese, butter, herbal tea)
- at the mill (farm bread and fat)
Here you may buy wonderful souvenirs and take photos.
Belarusian-style lunch. Return to Minsk. Transfer to the railway station. Have a good trip!
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...