Tour "BR6 The charm of Belarus"
Route: Minsk - Dudutki * - Khatyn - Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve - Vitebsk - Zdravnevo * - Polotsk - Glubokoe - Molodechno - Krevo - Boruny - Golshany - Hervjaty - Molodechno
1 DAY: Minsk
Do not know what to see in Belarus?
We have collected for you all the sights in one bus tour across Belarus. You will see monuments of Minsk, Vitebsk and Polotsk, visit Khatyn and Berezinsky Reserve.
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). Transfer to the hotel. Early settlement. Breakfast.
Minsk sightseeing bus and walking tour across Minsk.
Thanks to our excursion you will see all the main monuments and sights of Minsk:
- the old town,
- the town hall square,
- the Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals,
- the hockey arena,
- obelisks of the Belarusian capital.
Free time. Dinner*. For those wishing for an extra fee: a thematic trip to the museum of ancient Belarusian handicrafts "Dudutki"*. We recommend you to visit the museum Dudutki. You will find a fascinating journey 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. Return to Minsk. Overnight at the hotel.
2 DAY: Minsk - Khatyn - Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve
An excursion to Khatyn - Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve
Excursion to the memorial complex Khatyn.
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 Khatyn memorial produces an incredibly strong psychological impression on everyone who stepped on his ashes strewn with ashes. Khatyn has become a household name - a symbol of human cruelty and insanity, which should no longer be repeated.
You will see the beauty of the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve
Transfer to the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve (90 km.). Lunch *. This is a unique place in Europe, where in one territory in the wild conditions there is a big European five of large mammals - moose, bison, bear, wolf and lynx. You will visit the wonderful Nature Museum, and also see wild animals in the Forest Zoo. Moving to Vitebsk (~ 150 km) is a city that is called the cultural capital of Belarus. On the way you will hear the history of the ancient land, get acquainted with the picturesque Belarusian nature and learn the peculiarities of the Poozerie region. Overnight at the hotel.
3 DAY: Vitebsk
Vitebsk sightseeing tour.
Breakfast. Excursion around Vitebsk with the accompanying. Book our Vitebsk sightseeing tour, and you will see all the sights of this city:
Free time, excursion "Vitebsk etudes": visiting the house-museum of Marc Chagall and the art museum of Vitebsk*. You will visit the house in which the artist spent his youth. It presents household items of the turn of the 19th - early 20th centuries. 20 centuries, as well as copies of archival documents and works of the artist, telling about the life of Marc Chagall. The exposition of the art museum will acquaint you with the masterpieces of Belarusian and world art. Dinner*.
Return to Vitebsk. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
4 DAY: Polotsk - Glubokoe
The sights of Polotsk and Glubokoe wait for you.
Breakfast. Moving to the ancient city of Polotsk - the capital of the first principality in the territory of modern Belarus (~ 100 km). The program of our combined bus tour includes the visiting the Savior-Euphrosyne Monastery - an architectural monument of the 12th century, which is one of the main places of pilgrimage. In the monastery are the relics of the heavenly intercessor of Belarus St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk. Exterior inspection of the St. Sophia Cathedral, Freedom Square, Lutheran Church, the geographical center of Europe, a monument to the mysterious letter of the Belarusian alphabet "Ў" and much more. Dinner*. Moving to Glubokoe - the birthplace of the famous Belarusian condensed milk. Visit the historic center of the city. Moving along the lakes of Belarus (~ 175 km) to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel on the route.
Breakfast. Excursion tour around the castles and churches of the Belarusian Middle Ages with animated sketches. Transfer to Krevo (~ 70 km). Inspection of the place with the accompanying: architectural fragments of the legendary Krevsky castle of the 14th century and medieval surprises in the middle of the castle yard. Moving to Boruni (~ 15 km), where in the dungeons of the Basilian church beats a miraculous source. On the way you will see a monument to the crew of the legendary bombardment "Ilya Muromets" from the times of the First World War. Visit the most mystical place in the country - Golshan (~ 10 km), picturesque ruins of the "Black Castle", a mysterious monastery of the Order of the Franciscans. Dinner*. Moving to Gervyaty (~ 65 km) - a survey of the majestic Neo-Gothic church of the Holy Trinity and a delightful arboretum. Departure by evening train from Molodechno. (The recommended train № 030ТЧ. Departure at 23:21, arrival to Moscow at 09:20).
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