Tour «Belarusian Kaleidoscope, 4 days»
Tour «Belarusian Kaleidoscope, 4 days»
The route of the sightseeing tour of the sights of Belarus.
Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the station near carriage No. 5 of your train with a yellow sign "Тур Белая Русь", transfer to the hotel, check-in at the hotel (fr om 00.10), receiving of an information sheet, map of Minsk.
9.00 Excursion Architectural monuments of the Mir and Nesvizh (about 11 hours). You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus entered by UNESCO on the List of Mir Cultural Heritage - the castle in the Mir and the palace and park ensemble in Nesvizh, many years of restoration of which was completed in 2011.
The first point on the map of our route is The majestic Mir Castle, built in the first quarter of the 16th century, its striking architectural appearance, powerful walls and towers, a stone-paved courtyard leave an unforgettable experience, complemented by a visit to the museum's exposition. Immersion in the atmosphere of the life of its owners begins with cellars, wh ere food was stored and wine cellars were located, and ended with the Ballroom, drowning in the luxury of Rococo. Next to the castle is an art Nouveau church-tomb of the last titled owners of the castle - the princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, synagogues, Yeshiva, the houses of artisans and merchants form the ensemble of its Market Square.
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, the town hall, ancient shopping arcades, artisan houses have been preserved; nearby - Slutsk Gate. Inspection of the Palace and Park complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries, built by Nikolai Krzysztof Radziwill "Orphan", surrounded by high earthen ramparts and vast ponds. Its architecture intertwines elements of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism. The majestic castle-palace is a system of buildings connected into a single ensemble, forming an elegant front courtyard. Inspection of impressive expositions in the palace complex - ceremonial halls of the palace, residential and utility rooms. Walk through the picturesque parks adjacent to the castle.
Acquaintance with the Farny Church: magnificent frescoes of the temple, located in the crypt dungeon - the family tomb of the Radziwills - put this shrine among the most valuable in Belarus. The tour tells the story of the Radziwill dynasty - one of the most influential clans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Commonwealth, which left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of the Belarus people and the entire European civilization.
Return to Minsk at about 19.00, free time, walks around the city. Overnight in Minsk.
The journey begins at 10 in the morning. You will have a sightseeing tour of Minsk (4 hours), which will introduce you to the most visited attractions of the capital of Belarus. During the tour you will learn about the past of the city in a wide historical framework. You will see:
- Peter and Paul Church and the "Red" Church
- the oldest street of Nemiga
- picturesque Upper Town
- the town hall
- guest house
- shopping arcade
- several monastery complexes
- 17th-century Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals
All the sights of Minsk in our sightseeing route.
During the tour you will find a half-hour musical and theatrical performance "Monushko Meets Guests": you will learn about the pages of the life of pre-revolutionary Minsk, the work of the city magistrate, the traditions of Magdeburg Law; hear the popular compositions of Belarusian and world classics performed by artists and a string duet. Book an excursion on our website, and the memory of it will remain with you for a long time: on Svobody Square you will be asked to take beautiful photographs against the background of numerous street sculptures - the crew, city scales, voit. A number of old streets with colorful buildings leave fr om Svobody Square: Cyril and Methodius, Zybitskaya, Herzen; passing through them we will visit the archaeological museum, an interactive exhibition which will allow you to get acquainted with the history of ancient Minsk, the life of the city in the Middle Ages.
The era of constructivism in architecture left a bright mark on the face of Minsk, as you can see for yourself by buying a sightseeing tour on our website. You will see magnificent ensembles of squares, avenues and the main street of Minsk, which is also a monument of constructivism, modern public and sports facilities - the original National Library and the grandiose Minsk Arena.
The tragedy of the inhabitants of the city during the Great Patriotic War; modern, dynamically developing Minsk at the turn of the 20th — 21st centuries - all this will also be reflected in the excursion. The history of the city, its great people will miraculously come to life in the guide’s story and continue their narrative while walking along the historic center of Minsk - the picturesque Troitsky suburb, where the life of the city of the century before last boiled and wh ere museums, souvenir shops, cozy cafes, taverns and much more. This walk will complete the journey through the Belarusian capital in time and space.
Lunch at the restaurant. Free time, walking around the city, buying souvenirs - everything is nearby. Overnight in Minsk.
A rich program of excursions in Belarus continues.
The third day of the excursion "White Russia: Minsk, 4 days" leads us away from the capital. At 9.00 the excursion "Belarusian Mosaic" begins (11 hours), which will introduce you to hitherto unknown, but no less interesting sights of Belarus. Starovilensky nobility, bypassing the ancient cities of Zaslavl and Molodechno, leads us to the northwestern part of Belarus, endowed with nature landscapes of bewitching, elegiac beauty. The first point of our tourist route is the estate Zalesie. It was here that Michal Kleofas Oginsky spent 20 years of his turbulent life - a statesman and public figure, composer, author of the famous polonaise "Farewell to the Motherland." The restored Oginsky palace, surrounded by a picturesque landscape park, will become a kind of theatrical stage for the animated representation of Zalesye - the "estate of muses", as it was once called by enthusiastic contemporaries.
A guided tour of Belarus leads us to Smorgon.
You will get acquainted with the sights of Smorgon, which is known both for its unique Calvinistic “gathering” of the 17th century - now the church of St. Michael, and for the fact that during the First World War this city, being 810 days on the front line, took heavy blows military hard times. Today, numerous bunkers in its vicinity and the only memorial in Belarus dedicated to the events of this pan-European history speak of this.
Lunch at the restaurant.
Further, our excursion route for traveling in Belarus opens up a series of expressive monuments of religious architecture of the XVII-XX centuries.
The sculptural, postmodern-style church in Solah was built at the beginning of the 20th century. and preserved in the interior unique wall paintings on New Testament themes.
The journey will continue with memories of the famous "white-haired consul" in Japan - a native of Belarus, Iosif Goshkevich, buried in Ostrovets near the walls of one of the local churches of the 18th – 19th centuries. with a unique collection of icons of eastern and western letters.
In known since the XIII century. Gervyaty amazes with its huge and unique graceful silhouette of the Holy Trinity Church - the "stone choir of the Middle Ages", one of the most monumental churches in Belarus, in the walls of which organ melodies will sound organically complementing the interior plastic. This temple is one of the most magnificent temples in Belarus. Inspection of the exquisite landscape composition around the temple will add a lot of vibrant colors to this impressive scale of what was seen as a "mosaic".
Overnight in Minsk.
Breakfast buffet, eviction from the hotel, things on the bus.
Finally, the most fun is an excursion to Dudutki with departure from Minsk.
During the trip, you will try national dishes prepared according to old recipes, see how our ancestors lived. At 9.00 our tour begins in the Museum of Material Culture Dudutki (about 5.5 hours) - an amazing journey with real adventures - tasting moonshine, horseback riding, treating the miller. Dudutki is one of the most visited museums in Belarus, created in 1995 through the efforts of enthusiasts led by E. Budinas. Monuments of national life, operating workshops of the Belarusian estate of the XIX century are waiting for you during this tour:
- You will see the only operating windmill in Belarus and try refreshments from the miller;
- You will visit the pottery workshop and see the master behind the potter's wheel, demonstrating his art before your eyes;
- You will visit the old forge of the XIX century. and you can forge a horseshoe for good luck.
You will find many other interesting locations: a traditional workshop of carpentry with amazing tools by old masters; a picturesque bakery with a history of baking; exhibition of vintage cars. And everywhere - ethnographic surroundings and interactive action. In addition, there is a stable with Oryol trotters, and ostriches, and wild boars, and other animals. You will also be taken on old carriages and flights, you will visit a picturesque meadow of picnics, you can plunge into the atmosphere of a noble manor. During the tour you will find 3 tastings. Here you can buy good souvenirs, take beautiful photos.
Lunch in the Belarusian folk style.
Return to Minsk at about 15.00. Leaving things in the locker room at the station, you can spend your free time in the underground shopping and entertainment center "Stolitsa", a 5-minute walk from the station. Departure home is a happy journey.