MINSK – GRODNO, 5 days | Туристическая фирма "Грандтур" - Весь мир как на ладони! Отдых - лучший, экскурсии - супер!
 

MINSK – GRODNO, 5 days

 
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Minsk – Mir – Nesvizh – Dudutki – Grodno – Lida – Korobchitsy (Belarus tours: regular group tours)

5 days / 4 nights (Wednesday - Sunday)

Welcome toBelarus!

You will be offered a varied program of sightseeing and entertainment – visits to THREE grand castles, TWO most beautiful cities ofBelarusand TWO most visited museums of material culture…Grodnois the only city inBelarusenjoying the status of a city - architectural monument. It is impossible to mix up its olden time spirit with anything else. It lies freely and luxuriously on the Castle Hill where the riverNemanmakes a sharp turn towards the Lithuanian border. 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, buffet breakfasts and lunches in the restaurants, tickets to all museums and organ recital, waterpark swimming and staged miniature… You will stay in the best three-star hotels in the center ofMinskandGrodno. InMinsk– in a new “BELARUS***” hotel with a waterpark, inGrodno– in “SEMASHKO***” hotel with a swimming pool.

The tour price includes:

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

Accommodation in double rooms with all modern conveniences and a TV set:

Minsk– “BELARUS***” hotel with a waterpark, center of the city

Grodno– “SEMASHKO***” hotel, center of the city.

Meals: 5 buffet breakfasts + 5 lunches + 4 taste tests in Dudutki.

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

Excursions with museum tickets:

  • Minskgeneral sightseeing tour, Trinity Suburb
  • Organ recital
  • Excursion to the City Hall
  • Sightseeing tour "Mir and Nesvizh monuments of architecture"
  • Excursion to theMirCastleMuseum
  • Excursion to theNesvizhCastleMuseum
  • 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
  • Excursion to the medieval castle in Lida
  •  Staged miniature “Medieval Games” inLidaCastle
  • Grodnogeneral sightseeing tour
  • Excursion to Grodno Castle Hill
  • Excursion toGrodnoNew Castle
  • Excursion to Korobchitsy agro-tourist complex
  • Stage-coaching

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

Swimming pool in “SEMASHKO***” hotel,Grodno, 1 hour

Information package: travel advisory, tourist maps ofMinskandGrodno

Brand name souvenirs

 

Стоимость тура: BYR 5 814 000 / RUR 20 400 \ USD 335
 
Подробное описание:



Wednesday – Arrival in Minsk, meeting at the railroad car No.5 at the station with a yellow nameplate “тур БЕЛАЯ РУСЬ”, transfer to the hotel, check-in (from 0.10). Information package handout (travel advisory with a detailed program description andMinskmap). Buffet breakfast.

9 a.m. Sightseeing tour “MIR AND NESVIZH monuments of architecture” (approx. 11 hours). You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarusentered by UNESCO into the List of World Heritage Sites — the MirCastleand a series of castles and gardens in Nesvizh which years-long restoration was finished in 2011. The magnificent MIRCASTLEwww.mir­za­mak.by built in the first quarter of XVI c., its bright architectural look, powerful walls and towers and cobbled inner baily leave unforgettable impressions added by MUSEUM EXHIBITION viewing. Dipping into atmosphere of the live of its owners begins from basements where food provisions were kept and wine cellars were located and ends with the Ball Room drowning in rococo splendor… Near the castle You can see a modern-style burial vault church for the last titled castle owners — the Sviatopolk-Mirskiy princes. 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.

Half an hour travel to NESVIZH — the former capital of Radziwill Family Fee Tail www.niasvizh.by. The Marketplace of this picturesque town preserved a city hall, old-fashioned merchants’ rows and craftsmen houses; not far from here You can find the Brama of Slutsk (town gate of XVII c.). Viewing SERIES OF CASTLES AND GRADENS of XVI-XVIII centuries built by Mikolaj Krzysztof "the Orphan" Radziwill (architect G. M. Bernardoni) surrounded by high earth wall and vast ponds. The Series architecture combines elements of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism. The magnificent castle palace is a system of buildings combined in a single series forming a graceful court of honor. Viewing impressive exhibition in the palace complex — great halls (Hunting, Ball, Portrait, Fireplace, Golden, etc.), residential and household rooms. Walking along the picturesque PARKS adjoining the castle. 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. During the visit You will hear a story of the Radziwill dynasty — one of the most powerful families in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth who have left their marks in the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the whole European civilization… Return toMinsk about 8.30 p.m. Free time, walks around the city. Night inMinsk.

Thursday — Buffet breakfast. 10 a.m. – VisitingMuseumcomplex 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, take wonderful photos. Belarusian folk-style LUNCH. Return toMinskabout 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 to live in the guide’s story and continue their narration 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.8 a.m. Transfer fromMinsktoGrodno. On the way fromMinsktoGrodnothe travelers can get closer to the life-giving well of the past from which the ancient settlements of theNemanbanks – the territory of castles, knights and poets - derived their strength. Most beautiful landscapes and history of numerous populated places will leave lively recollections. Arrival in Lida. The town ofLidais justly proud of the most monumental castle inBelaruslaid down almost seven hundred years ago (1323) by the Grand Duke Gediminas whose grandson Vladislav II Yagailo celebrated his marriage with Princess Sofia Golshanskaya here a hundred years after. THE TOUR OF THE CASTLE and staged miniature will let you dig into the atmosphere of the fascinating past times; the medieval games (archery, catapulting, sword tilting with knights, serso) will add to the spice of the entertainment. Arrival inGrodnoabout 2 p.m., LUNCH and check-in. Tour of the CASTLE HILL of Grodno on the high bank of theNemanriver. Not far from the Hill the oldest church inBelarusis situated –KalozhaChurch(XII century).GothicRoyalCastlewas laid down inGrodnoin Vytautas times, in the late XVI century, the King Stefan Batory rebuilt it to a Renaissance palace which played an important role in the history of the country. Nearby is theNew Castle(XVIII century) were the dramatic events of the second separation of thePolish-LithuanianCommonwealth, the so-called “silent Seim” took place. NEW CASTLE MUSEUM TOUR. Free time, walks around the picturesqueOldTown, buying souvenirs, visiting numerous cafes with old-fashioned interiors and most delicious desserts. Night inGrodno.

 

Sunday - After breakfast - sightseeing bus and walking tour of GRODNO. It will continue Your knowing of the monuments of the museum - town. Till now remarkable architectural ensembles of different epochs and styles have been playing the leading role in its historical and cultural heritage. The buildings of Grodnoarchitectural school of the XII century can be found side by side with the structures designed by modernists and constructivists of the XX century and in addition to them Gothic, Renaissance, the High Baroque, strict Classicism ... The most monumental and refined GrodnoChurchis the Corpus ChristiChurch(former Jesuit). It is very impressive with its front grandeur and sculptural wealth of the interior. The streets radiating in all directions from the former Marketplace, numerous monasteries have survived - Catholic (Bernardine, Bridgettine, Franciscan) and the Orthodox Monastery of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, as well as the mansions of the nobility and ordinary buildings. The tour also introduces the activities of Anthony Tyzengauz, the Grodnoreformer, and Gorodnitsa place established by him. Our way goes further to KOROBCHITSY tourist complex, www.maentak.grodnomk.by - a kind of an open-air museum, located just10 kilometers fromGrodno. It occupies16 hectares of the territory, styled on old-time Belarusian manner of the XIX century with colorful buildings, houses of craftsmen, picturesque landscapes. Architects and designers have created an impressive complex where you can plunge into the life of a noble mansion, take excellent pictures and just relax. During the tour of the complex you will find a blacksmith’s shop, a woodcarver’s house, horse stable, gypsy van, picturesque garden summerhouses. You will see open-air cages with animals (horses, ponies, ostriches, deer, peacocks, pheasants ...) and have a ride on a stagecoach. You can have a cup of coffee or flavored tea in refined interiors of “The Zevany Castle” restaurant with fountains, stained glass windows and a fireplace... Return toGrodno, LUNCH. Free time, departure to the station, leaving for home at 4.56 p.m. or return toMinsk by bus and departure toMoscow fromMinsk after 10 p.m. Wish you a safe trip!

 

 

The tour price per 1 person:

 

 

1 person in double room

Minsk– TWIN and DOUBLE rooms

BYR 5 814 000

Grodno– STUDIO (double bed and sofa)

RUR 20400

 

Children 6-16 years old, standard bed – minus RUR 1 800.

Children 6-16 years old, extra bed – minus 20% of the adult price

Children without lodging – RUR 11 800 (excursions, breakfasts and lunches, bus seat)

 

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

  • On Wednesday: excursion to Mir – Nesvizh (lunch included) – MINUS RUR 1 850.
  • On Thursday: excursion to Dudutki (lunch included) – MINUS RUR 1 550.
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