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2 days program
Minsk – Nyasvizh
2days / 1 night in Belarus
We invite you to the week-end to Belarus! You will enjoy a rich excursion program – inspection of old neighborhoods and new ensembles in Minsk, visit the magnificent castle complex in Nyasvizh, Holy Elizabethan convent …
Day 1 – arrival in Minsk in the morning, meeting at the entrance to the city.
Issuance of information pack (program memo, a map of Minsk).
Sightseeing tour of Minsk. You will learn about the history and life of Minsk during the times of Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire. You will see the beautiful architectural monuments – churches of the Virgin Mary and Red, the male and female Bernardine Monastery, Town Hall and Shopping Arcade, ancient Nemiga and Upper Town. Modern Minsk has a unique symbolic architecture of the main street – a monument of urban art, and new social, cultural and entertainment facilities. Tour of the restored Trinity suburb – the old quarter, “mirror” the life of the 19th century Minsk. Original buildings, picturesque curved streets, houses of artisans …
Settling in the hotel from 12.00.
Visiting Minsk St Elisabeth convent in the village of New Products. St. Elisabeth convent – the only active monastery in the city of Minsk. Founded in the 1990s in the place where previously there were no churches. Named in honor of the Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth. The basis for the monastery of the same name was the Orthodox sisterhood, which in 1996 took care of the nearby hospital. In the monastery there are more than twenty different workshops – icon painting, sewing and embroidery, candle, wood, hand mechanical, engineering, stenopisno-mosaic and others. Monastery engaged in spiritual and educational activities, has its own publishing house. The monastery has a hotel and dining hall for pilgrims and several monastic stalls.
Return to Minsk.
Free time walking around the city – all around! Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 – Breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Tour “Landmarks of Nyasvizh”.
You will see the most valuable monument of Belarus, made by the UNESCO World Heritage List -castle park ensemble in Nyasvizh, long-term restoration is completed in 2011. Nyasvizh is the former capital of coordination princes Radziwill www.niasvizh.by. Market Square of the picturesque town preserved town hall, vintage stalls, home crafts; next – Slutskaya Gate (the city gates of the XVII century.). Inspection of the palace and park complex of XVI-XVIII centuries (architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni) surrounded by high ramparts and vast ponds. In its architecture are intertwined elements of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism. Majestic castle – palace is a system connected to a single group of buildings forming an elegant front yard. Inspection of impressive displays in the palace complex – state rooms of the palace (Hunter, Ball, Portrait, Fireplace, Gold et al.), Residential and business premises. Scenic parks adjacent to the castle. You will learn the story of Radziwill dynasty – one of the most influential families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, which left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of the Belarusian people and the whole of European civilization … Lunch on route.
Return to Minsk. Check out the home after 19.00.
The cost of the tour includes:
Meeting: at the entrance to the city
Accommodation: 1 night in a hotel
Meals: 1 breakfast continental
Transportation: Bus
Excursions with entrance tickets to museums:
City of Minsk, Trinity Suburb
Tour “Landmarks of Nyasvizh”.
Visit to the museum and park in Nyasvizh Castle
A visit to the crypt in the church of Farnham
Information pack: Map of Minsk, reminder, souvenir
Services for an additional fee: lunch, breakfast on the first day, a visit to St Elisabeth Convent.
Distance Minsk – Dudutki 50 km, Minsk – Nyasvizh 120 km, Mir – Nyasvizh 30 km.
Tour organizers reserve the right to make some changes in the tour program without reducing the total amount and quality of services.