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Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Duration: 5 Day(s) - 4 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

The tour offers you to  get acquainted with Belarus  in five days and to  see the most famous sights of the country: the capital – the  city of Minsk, beautiful  Mir and  Nesvizh castles  included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, to turn the page of war history and to visit the Khatyn memorial complex and the Mound of Glory, the legendary Brest Fortress,  to  feel the freshness of a wild nature in Belovezhskaya Pushcha  and  to enjoy one of the most popular and interesting  folk museums in Belarus - Dudutki.

Day 1

08:00 Gathering the group at the railway station Minsk

Breakfast

Minsk City Tour

During the excursion you will be able to see the beauty of Minsk – its  wide avenues and cozy streets, a variety of architectural complexes and parks and  other sightseeing that make  the Belarusian capital uniqueness. For its about 900 years story city was repeatedly destroyed, burned, but every time it revived and built up.  Nowadays Minsk is a modern European megalopolis with the multimillion population. It  develops  promptly more beautiful, combining greatness of  old times heritage with a status of  IT country.

You will see: Privokzalnaya Square (visual inspection), Independence Square,Nezavisimosti Avenue, Svobody Square, Ruins of Minsk ancient castle (visual inspection), Trinity suburb, National Library of Belarus, Island of courage and sorrow, A sports complex Minsk-Arena (visual inspection)

Hotel check in

Free time

Day 2

Breakfast

Tour Mir Castle – Nesvizh Palace

Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace are considered to be  the most  beautiful places and interesting attractions in Belarus.  Both are included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.  

The  Mir Castle Complex built in the beginning of the 16th century. The successful blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes Mir Castle one of Europe’s most impressive castles. During the tour you will be enable to breath  the atmosphere of the castle life  passing through its basements  and the Ball-room decorated in luxury of Rococo style. Alongside the castle there is the flamboyant chapel of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky family.

Then you will go to  Nesvizh- the former capital of the Radziwill's Ordination . For centuries the Nesvizh Palace used to be the residence of the Radziwills, one of the richest dynasties in Europe. It was rebuilt many times and as a consequence has features of various architectural styles: Renaissance,Baroque,Rococo,Classicism,Neo-gothic and Modernism.  Diverse architecture and attractive gardens make  Nesvizh Palace one of the most  beautiful  place in the country.

You will  be told  the history of the most powerful family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - the Radziwill Family.

You will see: Mir Castle Complex, Chapel-burial vault of Svyatopolk-Mirsky family, Nesvizh town hall (visual inspection), Sluckaya brama (visual inspection), Nesvizh Church (Church of Jesuits), Nesvizh palace Radziwill, Нouse on the market (home of craftsman) (visual inspection), Benedictine Monastery (visual inspection)

21:00

Day 3

Breakfask

Tour to Khatyn - The Mound of Glory

During the tour you will learn the most tragic historical period of  Belarus.

Khatyn memorial is a tribute to almost three million Belarusians who died during the Great Patriotic War (World War 2) Until 1943, Khatyn was a usual Belarusian village to the north east of Minsk. But on March 22, 1943, after a skirmish nearby in which a German officer was killed, the occupying German forces encircled the village.

All the inhabitants were rounded up and taken to a barn, which was then set on fire. Some 149 people, including 75 children, died. Only one adult, 56-year-old Joseph Kaminsky, survived the attack. He found his injured son but was unable to save him.

At the centre of the complex stands an astonishing 6m bronze statue called “The Unconquered Man” – a tribute to Joseph Kaminsky and his son

It is a memorial to all those who died across Belarus was built on the site of the former village. A handful of soil from each of the 185 burned and never rebuilt was brought to Khatyn to create a symbolic graveyard. Khatyn became the 186th village, the site of this symbolic graveyard.

As a haunting reminder of the horrors of war, it has become one of the most important places in Belarus.

The memorial complex “The Mound of Glory” symbolizes heroism of the Belarusians who defeated fascism in their own land during the Great Patriotic War.

Its height - 35 meters. At the top, in the center of a viewing platform there are 4 obelisks in the form of bayonets, representing 4 fronts which liberated Belarus in summer 1944, a stone ring with images the guerrillas and various types of troops. 2 stairs, at 241 steps each, lead to the viewing platform.

17:00

Free time

Day 4

Early Breakfast

Tour Brest Fortress - Belovezhskaya Pushcha

You will go to the South of Belarus  and visit the thousand-year history city of  Brest - the third oldest city in Belarus after Polotsk (862) and Turov (980) – the  first mention of the city refers to 1019.  In the city you will visit  the memorial complex  "BREST HERO-FORTRESS" the place that the became a symbol of Soviet resistance against Nazi troops at the Second World War. There you will see  the ruins of the old fortress, the battlefields, the monumental sculptures presented in a unified architectural and artistic ensemble of the memorial, that perpetuated the «true story of the legendary heroes of the Brest fortress».

Then you will go 57 km from Brest to Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park that is   one of the most famous places in Belarus and plays a very important role in the ecology of Belarus and  has a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status.

The park is located 340km to the south-west of Minsk in the Brest region of Belarus It is one of 4 National Parks in Belarus and the largest forest in the lowlands of central Europe. The park is famous for its ancient named oak trees dating back more than 500 years. In all there are almost 900 species of trees and flowers . It  is also home to more than 250 animal and bird species, including the largest population of the rare European bison

23:30 

Day 5

Breakfast

Check-out

Tour Dudutki

Dudutki  ethnographic complex is located 40 km far from Minsk. In this place you will feel the life of the ancient gentry manor of the XIX century and   convenience of a modern tourist center that offers to the visitors:

Ethnographic gallery featuring the items of the 18th-20th centuries, Handicraft yard (straw and willow weaving), Pottery (museum of ceramics),Woodworker’s shop, blacksmiths shop of the 19th century, creamery, bakery, brewery (a vodka brewing shop), shed with vintage cars, wind mill in the Dutch style (built in the 1903-1905 by brothers Mikhail and Ivan Polyakovs),wooden church of John the Prophet, stable with pedigree horses, a pony and a donkey, zoological gardens (with cows, goats, pigs, rabbits, poultry), ostrich farm.

All the exhibits can be touched, tried, felt! Visitors to the museum are offered to taste products from a local brewery (home-distilled vodka, bread, honey and cucumbers), from a bakery (freshly baked bread, butter and three kinds of cheese) and from a local mill (bread baked by peasants with a piece of lard).

15:00 Transfer to the railway station (the National Airport by request)

The end of the tour

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