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Let’s start the journey with a visit to the main city of Belarus – Minsk, located on the Svislač and the Nyamiha rivers. Do you know that the city of Minsk is even older than Moscow? Together we will explore its old historic city center, the most precious monuments and the ethnographic Museum complex “Dudutki”, devoted to ancient crafts and technologies. Get ready for the unforgettable authentic experience! You’ll immerse yourself in the atmosphere of one of the oldest cities of Belarus – Grodno. The magnificent castles of Mir and Nesvizh will fascinate you with their authentic medieval beauty. You will even visit the famous Brest Fortress – as if you have a chance to travel through the history book…
The Brest Fortress, also known as the Brest-Litovsk Fortress, dates back to the 19th century. Its construction was completed in 1842. Today, the citadel is not only a symbol of the Soviet resistance during the Second World War, but also the most important tourist attraction in the city of Brest. You will have an opportunity to explore the fortress itself and visit the Museum of the Defense of Brest fortress.
You will certainly enjoy an excursion to the Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site located on the border between Belarus and Poland. The forest is a home for some rare indigenous species such as European bison, wild boar, “konik” (a semi-wild horse), and Eurasian elk. You’ll also visit the city of Barysaw located near the famous Berezina River, and whose history is closely intertwined with the events of the Napoleonic invasion…
Arrival in Minsk. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Guided city tour. During the visit you will discover the most precious monuments of Minsk: Orthodox cathedrals and Catholic churches of the 17-18th centuries; the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral of the early 17th century and the Church of Saints Simon and Helena (also known as the Red Church) of the early 20th century; the oldest street of the city – Nemiga, and the picturesque Upper Town – the historic city center. The final destination of our walk is the Trinity Hill (or Trinity Suburb) – with its nimerous museums, souvenir shops, cafes and taverns. Lunch. Visit to the Museum complex of ancient crafts and technologies Dudutki – with tasting of “samogon” (homemade distilled alcoholic drink), and a ride on a traditional cart. This ethnographic museum is now one of the most visited in Belarus! You will explore the traditional life of locals, and have an opportunity to see Orlov trotters (a horse breed), ostriches, wild boars and other animals. You will have a picnic in a picturesque meadow and enjoy the aristocratic atmosphere of noble estates.
3 tastings included:
* In the spirits manufacture (alcoholic beverage, bread, pickles, honey)
* At the bakery (fresh bread, 3 kinds of cheese, butter, tea)
* At the mill (farmhouse bread with lard or bacon)
Return to Minsk. Free time. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. Excursion to the towns of Mir and Nesvizh. You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus listed by UNESCO as World Heritage sites – the Mir Castle Complex and the Nesvizh Castle. The majestic Mir Castle, built in the first quarter of the 16th century, with its remarkable architectural appearance, picturesque walls, towers and courtyard, will not leave you indifferent. You will also have a chance to explore the historical part of the town of Mir. Lunch in a restaurant (in Mir or Nyasvizh). Transfer to Nesvizh (about half an hour) – a former residence of the Radziwill princely family. During the excursion, you will see the Market Square with the old Town Hall, shopping arcade and craftsmen houses, as well as the Sloutskaya Brama – the city gate dating back to the 17th century. Visit to the Nesvizh Castle, built by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni in the 16th century – a majestic palace and park complex with high ramparts, vast ponds and the elegant Grand Court. Visit to the Catholic Church (built in 1593 by Bernardoni) – one of the most precious in Belarus. Return and overnight in Minsk.
Breakfast. Guided city tour of Grodno – one of the oldest cities of Belarus. You will see numerous Catholic monasteries, the Orthodox monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin, as well as residences of the nobility. Visit to the Museum of the Religion History. Then visit to Zamkovaya Gora with its Old Grodno Castle located on the shore of the Neman River. Not far from the hill, there is one of the oldest churches of Belarus – the Kalozha Church (12th century). Lunch in a restaurant. Free time. Overnight at the hotel in Grodno.
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. Excursion to Bialowieza Forest – a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. Currently it is a national park with a rich flora and beautiful landscapes – here you will see the tallest tree in Europe! Visit to the Museum of Nature with a rich collection presenting the flora and fauna of Belarus. You will see the fabulous residence of the Father Frost – a Slavic Santa Claus, as well as the aviaries with various animals. Lunch on the way. Transfer to Brest. Check-in at the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Brest.
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel. Guided city tour. Brest is an ancient city with a long and rich history located on the border between Belarus and Poland. You will see both the ancient and modern monuments of the city: the Cathedral of St. Simeon, the Church of St. Nicholas of Brest, and the picturesque buildings of the 19-20th centuries. You will walk along the main street of the city and then visit the famous Brest Fortress (built in 1842). During the visit, you will discover its forts, bastions and barracks. You will also visit the Museum of the Defense of Brest fortress located in its citadel. Lunch on the way. Return to Minsk. Installation at the hotel. Overnight in Minsk.
Breakfast. Departure for Barysaw, located on the banks of the river Berezina. Arrival and panoramic tour of the city and its surroundings. Lunch on the way. You will see the Stakhov Forest and the Brylev Field – the site of the Battle of Berezina, as well as the old city of Barysaw and the Bivak manor with the Museum dedicated to the Patriotic War of 1812. In the village of Studianka, you will discover the place where the Napoleon’s army crossed the Berezina River. Return to Minsk. Night at the hotel.
Departure from the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
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