Private Tour-Land Only
8 Days/ 7 Nights
Daily from April 1-October 31
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7 nights accommodation all with private facilities
Private car transportation
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Minsk
Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax or begin your exploration of Minsk. Dinner will be served at the Mirsky Zamak restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel Minsk.
Day 2 Minsk-Strochitsa-Vitebsk
After breakfast you will be taken on a Minsk city sightseeing tour with private English speaking guide, You will get-acquainted with the thousand-year history of Minsk city development, learn about it’s interesting and difficult destiny. You will walk to the “Troitskoye Predmestye” (Trinity Suburb)- one of the oldest areas in Minsk. During the excursion you will visit the Island of Tears, Independence Square, House of Government and the Red Roman-Catholic Church (1908), Victory Square with its 38m high Obelisk and Eternal flame, the Holy Spirit Cathedral (1642), St. Peter and Pauls Cathedral (1611), City Hall, Yanka Kupala Park and the city’s modern areas. Later you will be taken on an excursion to the Museum of People’s architecture and life in Strochitsa. Strochitsy is a small village situated on the picturesque banks of the River Ptich. Collections of original pieces of architecture let you compare Belarusian rural styles from different parts of the country. It offers you an open exposition of country buildings, hundreds of articles of domestic use, agricultural implements formerly used by peasants, and works of applied art. Late afternoon transfer to Vitebsk, the capital of the “Slavyanski Bazar” Festival. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant. Overnight Hotel Eridan.
Day 3 Vitebsk
After breakfast you will be taken on a Vitebsk city sightseeing tour. The city tour includes an old town walking tour, visiting the Marc Chagall House and Art Center, (Marc Chagall spent his yearly days in the house on Pokrovskaia street, built by the artist’s father in early 1900’s. He wrote about this period of his life in the autobiographical book “Ma vie” (My Life). The Home Museum was inaugurated in 1997. Its collection consists of household articles used at the turn of XIX-XX cc., as well as copies of archival documents and works by Chagall, relating to the artist and his family’s life in Vitebsk. The Marc Chagall Art Center, established in 1992, exhibits graphic works by Marc Chagall (lithographs, wood cuts, etchings, aquatints). The Art Center’s collection consists of the series of illustrations to Nikolay Gogol’s poem “Dead Souls” (1923-1925), the series of color lithographs from the Bible Series, made in 1956 and 1960, the cycle of color lithographs “The 12 Tribes of Israel” (1960) and other works by Marc Chagall.). Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel restaurant.
Day 4 Vitebsk-Khatyn-Minsk
After breakfast departure from Vitebsk to Minsk with a stop at the Khatyn Memorial and Glory Mound on the way. The memorial complex of Khatyn is situated 35 miles away from Minsk at the place of a village which was burnt together with its inhabitants during the Second World War. Khatyn is a memorial commemorating the victims of Nazi terror on the occupied Belarusian land. You will see the streets of the former village, the pipes monuments where the houses used to be and will hear the drear voices of Khatyn Bells. The Glory Mound is an imposing monument located at the top of an artificial hill. It was built in honor of the Soviet Army which liberated Belarus from the German Nazi invaders in 1944. The soil from the nine “Hero Cities” of the former Soviet Union and from the battlegrounds of World War II was brought handful by handful to be piled into a mound. It’s a distinctive landmark on the Moscow highway, Late afternoon arrive to Minsk. Dinner and overnight Hotel Minsk.
Day 5 Minsk-Mir-Grodno
After breakfast departure from Minsk for an excursion to Mir. Mir Castle was built in the 14th century and is on the World Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO. You will also see the church with its tombs. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Tourist in Grodgno.
Day 6 Grodno-Belavezhskaya Pushcha Nature Reserve-Brest
After breakfast you will be taken on a Grodno city sightseeing tour. Grodno was the historical residence of the Grand Lithuanian Dukes and Polish Kings. The city tour includes a walk in the Old Town, Bernadine monastery and Catholic Cathedral, the Castle, the Palace and the Kalozha Church. Later departure to Brest with a stop at the Belovezhskaya Pushcha Nature Reserve on the way. You will be taken on a tour of this unique area of Belorussian nature, hunting grounds of Polish Kings and Russian Tsars, fantastic experience of going into the depth of this fantastic forest (25 km into the depth). You will see animals walking free and in cages. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Intourist in Brest.
Day 7 Brest-Minsk
After breakfast you will enjoy a Brest city sightseeing tour. Tour includes the famous Brest Hero Fortress and Museum. Afternoon departure to Minsk. Dinner and overnight Hotel Planeta.
Day 8 Minsk-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or rail station. You may extend your stay in Minsk or continue to Poland, Lithuania or Russia.
Additional nights in Minsk available.
Visa is needed for travel to Belarus and is not included.