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MINSK - CASTLES, 4 days

 
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Minsk – Dudutki - Mir – Nesvizh (Belarus tours: regular group tours)

4 days / 3 nights (Thursday - Sunday)

Have you ever spent a night in an ancient castle?

Welcome toBelarus!

You will be offered a varied program of sightseeing and entertainment – tour of old-time blocks and new ensembles ofMinsk, visiting majestic castle in Mir, excursion to the palace complex in Nesvizh, acquaintance with Dudutki museum of ancient technologies. You do not have to pay extra – our tour includes everything You need: meeting each tourist at the railroad car and transfer to the hotel with early check-in, tickets to Dudutki, all museums and castles, buffet breakfasts and lunches in the restaurants, organ recital and swimming in the waterpark. You will stay in theMinskbest three-star “BELARUS***” hotel with a waterpark in the center ofMinsk. And most significantly – night in the territory of an ancient castle of the XVI century!

The tour price includes:

Meeting at the railroad car at the station, transfer to the hotel, check-in from 00.10.

Rooms: double rooms with all modern conveniences and a TV set

  • Accommodation inMinsk: “BELARUS***” hotel with a waterpark, center of the city.
  • Accommodation in Nesvizh: “PALACE***” hotel in theNesvizhCastle.

Meals: 3 buffet breakfasts, 1 continental breakfast + 4 lunches + 4 taste tests in Dudutki.

Transportation: transfer to the hotel; sightseeing tours by tourist class coach

Excursions with museum tickets:

  • Minskgeneral sightseeing tour, Trinity Suburb
  • Organ recital
  • Excursion to the City Hall
  • Excursion to the Museum complex of ancient crafts and technologies Dudutki
  • 4 taste tests in Dudutki: at samogon still, in bakery, at mill, from bee keeper
  • Horse cab riding in Dudutki
  • Sightseeing tour "Mir and Nesvizh monuments of architecture"
  • Excursion toNesvizhTown Hall
  • Excursion to theNesvizhCastleMuseum
  • Excursion to theMirCastleMuseum

Waterpark in “BELARUS***” hotel,Minsk, 1 hour

Information package: travel advisory, tourist map ofMinsk

Brand-name souvenirs

Стоимость тура: BYR 4 745 000 / RUR 16 650 \ USD 280
 
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Thursday – Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the station at the railroad car No. 5 of Your train with yellow plate "тур БЕЛАЯ РУСЬ", transfer to the hotel, check-in (from 00.10). Information package handout (travel advisory with a detailed program description andMinskmap). Buffet breakfast.

10 a.m. – Excursion to the Museum complex of ancient crafts and technologies DUDUTKI www.du­dutki.by (about 5.5 hours). You will have a wonderful trip: a serious tour with non-serious adventures: samogon tasting, horse cab riding, miller’s treatment. Dudutki is a Skansen-type museum. Being created in 1995 through the efforts of enthusiasts headed by E. Budinas this ethnographic museum is now one of the most visited places inBelarus! During the visit You will have a chance to see folk artifacts and acting workshops of the XIX century Belarusian farmstead. You will see the only acting wind mill in Belarus and try some tasty food from the miller; You will find yourself in the pottery and see the master working at the throwing will and showing his craftsmanship right in front of Your eyes; visit the ancient XIX century blacksmith shop and will be able to hammer a horseshoe for Your luck… Another place You will be able to see is a traditional joiner’s shop with astonishing tools of old masters; a picturesque bakery which will tell You a history of bread baking; old-fashioned automobiles exhibition… And You will find yourself in the center of ethnographic environment and interactive action wherever You are. In addition, You will see Orlov Trotters in the stable, ostriches, wild boars and other animals. You will also have a ride in ancient horse carriages and CABS; You will visit a picturesque picnic area and experience szlachta estate. During the visit you will have 4 TASTE TESTS:

  • at samogon still (samogon, bread, pickled cucumbers, honey)
  • in the bakery (hot bread, 3 types of cheese, butter, tea)
  • at mill (country bread with salo (pork fat))
  • from the bee keeper (honey)

Here you can buy fine souvenirs and take wonderful photos.

Belarusian folk-style LUNCH. Return toMinskab. 3.30 p.m. Walks around the city. Night inMinsk.

 

Friday - Buffet breakfast.

10 a.m. GENERAL SIGHTSEEING TOUR ofMinsk(4 hours). During the tour You will get to know the city’s past within a wide historical framework. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, thePolish-LithuanianCommonwealth, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Belorussia and theRepublicofBelarus— that is the wayMinskhas passed throughout the centuries... You will see Saint Peter and Paul’s Cathedral of the early ХVII century and the "Red" Church of the early ХХ century; the earliest Nemiga Street which was started from earth-timber fortress — the Minsk Castle, and the picturesque Upper Town the life of Minsk has been associated with throughout five centuries. TheUpperTownpreserves monuments of the XVII — early XX century architecture. On its main square — Ploschad Svobody (Freedom Square) — You will see the city hall, bazaar, shopping arcade, series of monasteries (Bernardian, Basilian, Jesuit). Here You will visit the most valuable city’s monuments of architecture — orthodox and catholic cathedrals of the ХVII century. In the catholic cathedral You will enjoy ORGAN RECITAL. During the visit to the CITY HALL You will get acquainted with the city’s magistrate functioning, the Magdeburg Law traditions and pre-revolutionaryMinsklife. Tragedy of the city residents during the World War II; modern, rapidly growing Minsk at the turn of the ХХ-ХХI centuries will also be reflected in the tour. Majestic ensembles of the main squares and avenues ofMinsk, monumental buildings of Constructivism period, modern public and sport facilities — innovative National Library and grand Minsk Arena — will burst upon Your eye… The city’s history, its great personalities will miraculously come alive in the guide’s story and keep on telling their stories during the walk along the TRINITY SUBURB where the city’s life was pulsing in the century before last and where the guests are attracted today by museums, gift shops, cubby cafes, taverns and many other things. This walk will finish the tour around the capital ofBelarusin terms of time and space. LUNCH. Free time, walks around the city — everything at Your hand! Night inMinsk.

 

Saturday - Buffet BREAKFAST. Check-out

9 a.m. Departure from Minskto Nesvizh. During the excursion You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarusentered by UNESCO into the List of World Heritage Sites: the Castle complex in Mir and Nesvizh series of palaces and gardens. Arrival in Nesvizh www.niasvizh.by. For centuries Nesvizh was the capital of the Radziwill Family Fee Tail. The Marketplace of this picturesque town preserved a city hall, old-fashioned merchants’ rows and craftsmen houses. The oldestBelarusianTown Hall was built after granting the Magdeburg Law to the town in 1586. THE TOUR OF THE TOWN HALL, viewing of the museum exposition dedicated to the town magistrate. The Brama of Slutsk of the XVII century is located nearby. Visiting theCORPUS CHRISTICHURCH (1593, architect G. M. Bernardoni): marvelous wall-painting in the cathedral, underground CRYPT — Radziwill family vault — make this holy place one of the most valuable places ofBelarus. Then we’ll head to the SERIES OF PALACES AND GARDENS of the XVI-XVIII centuries, built by Mikolaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwill upon the project of architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni. The majestic castle-palace surrounded by earth walls and vast ponds represents a system of buildings combined in a unique ensemble forming an elegant court of honor. LUNCH in the Palace. Checking- in, “Palace***” hotel of theNesvizhPalace. Thereafter – tour of the Palace and its impressive exhibitions. The Palace great halls (Hunting, Ball, Portrait, Fireplace, and Hetman’s, etc.) differ in the decoration style and contain valuable sets of the pieces of art, arms and numismatics. Viewing residential premises of the Palace and the chapel. Walk around the scenic adjoining PARKS laid out by Maria de Castellano Radzivill in the XIX century. Free time – in the evening you can take a walk around the territory of the Palace, have dinner in the old-fashioned interior of “Hetman” restaurant, roam about the old parks and feel the spirit of the age… Night in thePalace ofNesvizh.

 

Sunday – transfer to Mir after breakfast. The majestic MIRCASTLEwww.mirzamak.by erected in the first quarter of the XVI century is represented in the plan as a four-sided figure formed by castle walls and strong towers in the corners. The striking architectural look, thick walls and towers, stone-paved courtyard leave an unforgettable impression. Tour of theMirCastle. Dipping into atmosphere of the live of its owners begins from basements where food provisions were kept and wine cellars were located and goes on in the Castle great halls. The Portrait Hall lapping in rococo splendor performed the representational functions and demonstrated the antiquity of the Radzivill family, its knightly and military glory. The main room of theRenaissancePalace is the grand hall with a coffered ceiling, furniture and utensils of the late XVI – mid. XVII centuries. The material culture of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, collections of the hunter’s trophies and knight’s armor, household items are represented in the Palace. You will see the sitting rooms, studies and living quarters of the last titled owners of the Castle, the Princes Sviatopolk – Mirsky. Near the Castle one can see a modernist style Church – their family vault.

The MIR SETTLEMENT historical part miraculously kept the colour of a former cubby place where Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies and Tatars have lived as one world for centuries… The Marketplace is formed by orthodox church, catholic church, synagogue, yeshiva, houses of craftsmen and merchants. LUNCH. The excursion will tell you about the history of the Radzivill dynasty, one of the most influential families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and thePolish-LithuanianCommonwealth, scarring the cultural heritage of theBelaruspeople and the entire Western civilization. Return toMinskapprox. 6 p.m. You can leave your belongings in the luggage office at the railway station (if your train starts late at night) and spend your free time in “Stolitsa” underground trade and entertainment center, 5 minute walk from the railway station... Departure home – Wish you a safe trip!

The tour price per 1 person:

 

1 person in double room

Minsk– TWIN and DOUBLE rooms

Nesvizh – double standard

BYR 4 745 000

RUR 16 650

Children 6-16 years old, standard bed – minus RUR 1 500.

Children without lodging – RUR 9 300 (excursions, breakfasts and lunches, bus seat)

If it is not Your first tour with our company You may enjoy the following discounts:

  • On Thursday: excursion to Dudutki (lunch included) – MINUS RUR 1 550.
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