The Republic of Belarus is located in the middle of Europe, on the divide of the Baltic and Black Seas, and the capital is Minsk. Belarus borders Poland in the west, Lithuania in the northwest, Latvia and Russia in the north, Russia in the northeast and east, and Ukraine in the south. Over its entire history, Belarus has been at the junction where two worlds, two cultures and two ideologies meet. This has defined its unique cultural and historical position in Europe. The Belarusian national culture has been enriched by the achievements of other cultures absorbing the values that could be adapted to the local environment. Traditional religions played an important role in developing a general culture of the Belarusian nation.
2017 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy)
Available Anytime – $1595 (6 travelers), $1725 (4 travelers), $2125 (2 travelers), $2579 (1 traveler)
- Motor coach or car and services of driver and English speaking guide throughout
- Transfer from/to airport
- Meals as per the program
- Entrance fees
- Entertainment program (as on program)
Price Does Not Include:
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
Arrival at the airport or railway station. Transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Minsk. In afternoon an excursion to the Museum of Everyday Life and Architecture of the Republic of Belarus in Strochitsy. Strochitsy is a pretty 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 an open air viewing of country buildings, hundreds of articles of domestic use, agricultural implements formerly used by peasants, and works of applied art. Dinner and overnight.(B, L, D).
Breakfast. Departure to Vitebsk. On the way visiting Folk Arts Museum in Raubichi and Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. Situated in the picturesque surroundings of Minsk in the former Krestogorskaya Church, the Folk Arts Museum has a wide sampling of folk costumes from all regions of Belarus, exhibiting fine fabrics, traditional weaving, pottery, articles made of straw, carved wood, and earthenware. Boundless forests, deep rivers, and beautiful lakes have existed at the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve for thousands of years. The reserve, set up in 1925, is a unique place in the world with nothing else like in Europe (certified by UNESCO in 1979). It is famous for its natural variety. Multiple species of birds and animals can be found here. Arrival in Vitebsk in the evening, accommodation at the “Vetraz” Hotel. (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Vitebsk. A visit to Mark Chagall Museum, created in 1992, provides the opportunity to view graphic works by Chagall like his lithographs, xylographs, and etchings. The museum’s collection includes the series of illustrations to Nicolai Gogol’s “Dead Souls”. It is a series of color lithographs made in 1956 and 1960 on the theme of the Bible. In the afternoon departure to Novopolotsk. Accommodation at the “Naftan” Hotel. (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Polotsk. Visits to Upper and Lower Castles, Grozny’s Earth Wall, Jesuit Collegium, House of Peter the Great, Christ’s Appearance Monastery and Our Savior St. Euphrosyne’s Monastery. Continue to Frasisc Skoryna Monument, Red Bridge, St. Sophia’s Cathedral, and Our Savior Transfiguration church with frescoes of the 12th century. Polotsk, founded in 862, is famous for its 11th century St. Sophia Cathedral and the walls of the 12th century fortress and convent. The Convent is named after St. Ephrosinia of Polotsk, a benefactress and patron saint of Belarus. Here one can see her symbolic Cross, part of the national heritage of the Belarusian people made by a famous medieval jeweler, Lazar Bogsha. The original Cross was lost during 1941-1945. In 1997 a duplicate was made. Lunch. Departure to Minsk in the afternoon. Accommodation at your hotel. (B, L, D)
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Lunch. Opportunity to add an optional visit to the theater, circus, ballet or other entertainment. (B, L, D)
Breakfast. A visit to the old Belarusian towns of Mir and Nesvizh. Picnic at the Tourist Center “Vysoky Bereg” (river bank) located in a pine forest. Hunters, fishermen, berry and mushroom pickers, as well as sightseers and travelers all come here to enjoy this beautiful natural setting. Dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)
Departure to airport or to the railway station. (B)
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