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Our agency offers unique tours to the main cultural, architectural and historical sights. All tours are conducted in Russian, we also offer audio guides with full tour commentary in English, French, German and Polish. Museums also offer audio guides in the same languages. Our tour guides speak English and will be happy to answer your questions or offer assistance!

  1. «Khatyn» World War II Memorial — From 15 € / 200 000 BLR
  2. Ancient Towns of Mir and Nesvizh (with lunch) — From 35 € / 480 000 BLR
  3. Belarusian mosaic: Smorgon — Soly — Ostrovec — Gervyaty — Gippika (with lunch)
    From 35 € / 480 000 BLR
  4. «Dudutki» — Old Folk Crafts Museum (with lunch) — From 30 € /400 000 BLR
  5. Minsk Sightseeing Tour + Organ Concert — From 13 € / 170 000 BLR
  6. АLBARUTHENIA: Nesvizh-Mir, 2 days — From 100 € / 1 300 000 BLR
  7. АLBARUTHENIA: Mir — Brest (overnight stop) — Bialowieza Forest — Father Christmas Residence, 2 days — From 100 € / 1 300 000 BLR
  8. Minsk Sightseeing Tour — From 11 € / 150 000 BLR
  9. Grodno — From 30 € / 400 000 BLR
  10. Polotsk — From 30 € / 400 000 BLR

1. ‘Khatyn’ World War II Memorial

Age of Minsk, in historical writing, is close to 950 years. In the past it had ups and downs, devastating destruction and building a new… What is this city now and what he remembers about his past – the question and answers offered you a tour.

TOUR PROGRAMME

Excursion to the KHATYN Memorial complex (4.5 hours) is dedicated to the events of the World War II, three years of invasion of Belarus. The day of the vernal equinox, March 22, 1943, became the day of tragedy symbolizing the sufferings of the civilian population during the war. The village of Khatyn was burned together with its 149 inhabitants. Later the stately architectural complex was built there, representing the village planning, its streets, houses, wells. At the sites of the burned-down houses there are 26 stylized log-houses with the chimney-like obelisks and the bells, plaintively ringing on the top. There you will see the unique cemetery of villages, the Wall of Memory with the names of concentration camps and the number of victims. Strong emotional impact is achieved by harmonious unity with nature, impressive sounds and architecture. In the end of the excursion you will visit the MOUND OF GLORY – the monument to the liberators of Minsk – and will rise to its top. Return to Minsk.

The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: Khatyn 60 km; 4.5 hours

2. Ancient Towns of Mir and Nesvizh

You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Mir Castle and Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family in Nesvizh.

TOUR PROGRAMME

You will see the most valuable monuments of Belarus listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Mir Castle and Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family in Nesvizh, which restoration ended in 2011. The majestic MIR CASTLE (www.mirzamak.by), which was built in the XVI century. its bright architectural look, mighty walls and towers, colorful courtyard leave a lasting impression which will be complemented by the MUSEUM EXPOSITION in the northern part of the castle. You will feel the atmosphere of life in the castle passing through the basements where provision was kept and the Ball-room swimming in luxury of Rococo style… Alongside of the castle there is the flamboyant chapel of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky family. The historic part of the town of MIR – the place where Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gipsies and Tartars had been living together for a long time – kept the atmosphere of the former small town… The ensemble of the market place is formed by the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, synagogues, Yeshiva, the houses of craftsmen and merchants. LUNCH at the restaurant.

Drive to NESVIZH – the former capital of the Radziwill’s Ordination (www.niasvizh.by). At the Market place of this picturesque town you will see the Town Hall, shopping arcades, artisan houses; the Slutsk Gate (XVII cent.) is located nearby. Taking a view of the Park and Palace Complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni by order of Nickolay Christoph Radziwill “Sierotka”. The magnificent castle surrounded by high earthworks and wide ponds represents the system of buildings forming the tasteful court of honor. The elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are interlaced herein. You will see the impressive expositions, great halls of the palace, livimg and housekeeping areas, picturesque PARKS adjacent to the palace. The FARNY CHURCH of the XVI century (architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni) – the first Baroque building in the Eastern Europe. This church is one of the most valuable in Belarus due to gorgeous fresco painting and the undercroft. The guide will tell you about the history of the most powerful family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth – the Radziwill Family which influenced the cultural heritage of Belarus and Europe… Return to Minsk.

The tour price includes:

• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• Restaurant lunch
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: Minsk-Nesvizh 120 km, Mir-Nesvizh 30 km; 11 hours

3. Belarusian mosaic

Smorgon – Soly – Ostrovec – Gervyaty – Gippika (with lunch)

4. Dudutki – Old Folk Crafts Museum

Tour animation lets you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of culture and way of life of the Belarusian gentry manor house with traditional crafts and entertainment

TOUR PROGRAMME

Excursion to the Museum of folk crafts in DUDUTKI (5.5 hours). It’s a really wonderful trip: serious excursion with playful adventures – degustation of samogon, horse-riding, farm bread and fat at the mill. The open-air museum “Dudutki” created in 1995 with its artifacts of folk crafts and workshops of the XIX century is one of the most visited museums in Belarus. You will see the only working mill in Belarus, visit pottery, forge of the XIX century, workshop of woodwork, bakery and the exhibition of veteran cars… Moreover, there is the stable with Orlovsky Trotters, ostriches, wild boars and other animals and birds. You will enjoy riding in the hackney-cabs, visit the meadow of picnics, feel the atmosphere of shlyahta estate. During the excursion there will be 4 tastings in Dudutki:

• near the hooch still (samogon, bread, pickle, honey)
• in the bakery (fresh bread, cheese, butter, herbal tea)
• at the mill (farm bread and fat)
• honey tasting
Here you may buy wonderful souvenirs and take photos. Belarusian-style LUNCH. Return to Minsk.
The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• Restaurant lunch
• Entertainment, tastings
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: Minsk-Dudutki 60 km; 11 hours

5. Minsk Sightseeing Tour + Organ Concert

Age of Minsk, in historical writing, is close to 950 years. In the past it had ups and downs, devastating destruction and building a new… What is this city now and what he remembers about his past – the question and answers offered you a tour

TOUR PROGRAMME

During the excursion you will learn about the past and the present of the city. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire, The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Republic of Belarus – that is the way that Minsk has passed during its life. You will see the most valuable architectural monuments of the city: Cathedral Orthodox and Catholic Churches of the ХVII-XVIII centuries (Organ concert at the Catholic Cathedral); St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church of the beginning of ХVII century and the “Red” Church; the oldest street Nemiga which started its way from the Minsk castle, and the picturesque Upper Town. The historic centre of Minsk – the Upper Town – attracts the visitors with its unique atmosphere of the past which is felt in its old buildings and on its narrow streets where museums, cafes and restaurants, boutiques and sculptures are located. Magnificent architectural ensembles of the main squares and avenues of the city, monumental constructivist public buildings, parks and public gardens will burst upon your eyes. The tragedy of the citizens in the years of the World War II; modern Minsk of the ХХ-ХХI centuries – these points will also be in the picture of the excursion. Walking down the TRINITY SUBURB you will see different museums, cafes, taverns and gift shops.

The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• Organ concert at the Catholic Cathedral
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: Minsk 30 km; 3.5 hours

6. Vitebsk

“Oh, Paris! You are my second Vitebsk!” – the greatest artist of the XX century Mark Chagall exclaimed. You will get acquainted with the heritage of this great painter – Vitebsk is its homeland…

TOUR PROGRAMME

On the way to Vitebsk we will learn about the historical events and the development of Belarusian nationhood. Arrival to Vitebsk. VITEBSK SIGHTSEEING TOUR. “Oh, Paris! You are my second Vitebsk!” – the greatest artist of the XX century Mark Chagall exclaimed, he carried his love to Vitebsk through life. Vitebsk is known all over the world due to his paintings depicting flying brides and violinists… Let’s admire this ancient city, which appeared in the Xth century. Here you can see the graceful Town Hall (now – the Local History museum), the Governor’s Palace of the XVIII century, residential development of the previous centuries. At the beginning of the XX century Vitebsk turned into the symbol of the world-famous art school with its outstanding representatives – Mark Chagall, Konstantin Malevich, the author of the mysterious “Black Square”, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, the founder of the Russian Seasons in Paris… Visit to Mark Chagall Museum. Visit of the restored estate of Iliya Repin in ZDRAVNEVO with its interesting museum exposition and beautiful surrounding scenery… Free time. Transfer to Minsk. Have a good trip!

The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• Restaurant lunch
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: 650 km; 14 hours

7. ALBARUTHENIA: Mir – Brest (overnight stop) -Bialowieza Forest -Father Christmas’ Residence, 2 days

2 days/1 night
You will see wonderful forest reserve Bialowieza Forest, picturesque Father Christmas’ Residence, a majestic castle in Mir, the world famous monument in Brest Fortress await you in this journey. Our tour includes a rich excursion program. You will have the opportunity to have a good rest, and so much to see and learn

TOUR PROGRAMME

Day 1 – Start Time and Meeting Point – 8.00 Planeta Hotel, 31 Pobediteley Ave, Minsk. Receiving of an information sheet, map of Brest. Drive to Mir – Brest – Bialowieza Forest. Arrival to Mir in two hours. You will see the most valuable monument of Belarus listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the majestic MIR CASTLE (www.mirzamak.by), which was built in the XVI century. Its bright architectural look, mighty walls and towers, colorful courtyard leave a lasting impression. In half an hour – drive to Brest. You will visit THE BREST FORTRESS (www.brest-fortress.by) (built in 1842) which became history twice: in 1918, in the White Palace of the Brest fortress the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed, ending the war between Soviet Russia and Germany, here the brave soldiers hold the fort during the first days of the Great Patriotic War. The memorial “Brest Hero-Fortress” includes forts, bastions, barracks and sculptural compositions. You will visit the MUSEUM OF THE FORTRESS located in the Citadel – the old barrack in the centre of the fortress. In the evening you will get the chance to see how a lamplighter dressed in the form of Peter the Great’s time lights retro-lamps, you can make a picture with him – for luck. Overnight stay in Brest.

Day 2 – Excursion to BIALOWIEZA FOREST listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Now it is a National reservation, where rich plant life and amazing landscape are combined. Here grows the highest fir-tree in Europe, here live powerful aurochs and a great number of animal species. A lot of famous people are associated with this place – brothers Tyszkiewicz and Tyzenhaus, Napoleon and Nicholas II… You will visit the MUSEUM OF NATURE with its amazing exhibitions, FATHER CHRISTMAS’ RESIDENCE with numerous buildings and surprises… The Residence is located deep in Bialowieza Forest, where the feedboxex for aurochs are settled. Here you will find the mansions of Father Christmas and Snow Maiden. You will visit open-air cages with animals and after that you will have free time when you can make some pictures or buy some souvenirs made of wood, clay or straw. Drive to Brest. On the way to Brest we will make a break in Kamyanyets where the magnificent Tower of Kamyanyets is situated. It was built in 1276, its height is 30 meters. LUNCH. BREST SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Brest is the old city in Belarus at the border with Poland (first it was mentioned in the Primary Chronicle in 1019!), which has long and rich history: it was Brest to be given the Magdeburg Law the first of all the Belarusian towns, here in 1596 the Union of Brest was contracted, according to which the Roman-Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church were united; a lot of outstanding people lived here. In 1921 Brest was annexed to the Polish Republic, in 1939 it became part of the USSR. You will see the cultural heritage of this city, its old and modern monuments and temples, walk down its main street. Free time. Transfer to the railway station. Have a good trip!
There are no hidden extras – all of our tours are ALL INCLUSIVE!

You will get:
• 3* or 4* accommodation
• Breakfast and 2 lunches
• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: Minsk-Mir 100 km, Minsk-Brest 350 km, Brest-Bialowieza Forest 60 km

8. Minsk Sightseeing Tour

Age of Minsk, in historical writing, is close to 950 years. In the past it had ups and downs, devastating destruction and building a new… What is this city now and what he remembers about his past – the question and answers offered you a tour

TOUR PROGRAMME

Start Time and Meeting Point – 10.00 Planeta Hotel, 31 Pobediteley Ave, Minsk. During the excursion you will learn about the past and the present of the city. The Principality of Polotsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian Empire, The Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Republic of Belarus – that is the way that Minsk has passed during its life. You will see the most valuable architectural monuments of the city: Cathedral Orthodox and Catholic Churches of the ХVII-XVIII centuries; St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church of the beginning of ХVII century and the “Red” Church; the oldest street Nemiga which started its way from the Minsk castle, and the picturesque Upper Town. The historic centre of Minsk – the Upper Town – attracts the visitors with its unique atmosphere of the past which is felt in its old buildings and on its narrow streets where museums, cafes and restaurants, boutiques and sculptures are located. Magnificent architectural ensembles of the main squares and avenues of the city, monumental constructivist public buildings, parks and public gardens will burst upon your eyes. The tragedy of the citizens in the years of the World War II; modern Minsk of the ХХ-ХХI centuries – these points will also be in the picture of the excursion. Walking down the TRINITY SUBURB you will see different museums, cafes, taverns and gift shops.

The tour price includes:

  • Comfortable coach travel
  • Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
  • All entrance tickets
  • souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: Minsk 30 km; 2.5 hours

9. Grodno

Grodno – the only city in Belarus has the status of a town – monument of architecture and urban planning. He is spaciously located on the Castle hill, where Neman makes a sharp turn to the Lithuanian border…

TOUR PROGRAMME

You will definitely remember beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of the settlements on the way to Grodno. GRODNO SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Grondo is the only city in Belarus having the status of the monument of architecture and city planning. The leading role in its historical-cultural heritage is played by the remarkable architectural ensembles of different epochs and styles. The buildings of the Grodno architectural school of the XII century are found side by side with the buildings of modernism and constructivism of the XX century and what is more – Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism… The most monumental and elegant Church of Grodno – the Farny Church (former Jesuistic) – impresses by the greatness of the frontage and sculptural luxuriance of the interior. At the streets parting from the former Market place there are the extant buildings of numerous monasteries – Catholic (Bernardine, Brigid, Franciscan) and Orthodox, as well as mansions of noblemen. Excursion to the CASTLE HILL in Grodno which is located on the bank of Neman. One of the oldest churches of Belarus – the Kolozhskaya church (XII century) – is situated near the Hill. The Royal Gothic castle was built in Grodno during the rule of Vytautas. At the end of XVII century the king Stephen B?thory rebuilt it into the Reneissance Castle, which had played a significant role in the history of the state. Close to it the New Castle (XVIII) is located, where dramatic events of the second partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took place – the so-called “Silent sejm”. Visit of the museum in New Castle. Free time. Transfer to Minsk. Have a good trip!

The tour price includes:

  • Comfortable coach travel
  • Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
  • All entrance tickets
  • Restaurant lunch
  • souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: 600 km; 14 hours

10. Polotsk

Polotsk in 2010 was declared the cultural capital of Belarus. During this trip you will visit the ancient monastery, listen to organ concert

TOUR PROGRAMME

On the way to Polotsk we will drive through Logoysk, the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve and will learn about the historical events and the development of Belarusian nationhood. Arrival to Polotsk. LUNCH. Polotsk sihtseeing tour. During the excursion you will see the CATHEDRAL OF SAINT SOPHIA (XVIII), built on undestroyed fragments of the Cathedral of the XI century, visit its museum, and go down into the vault. In the renovated hall of the temple you will listen to the ORGAN CONCERT. Then you will take a view of the exposition of the MUSEUM OF BOOK PRINTING in the old Epiphany Monastery where you will get acquainted with the history of book printing in Belarus andl visit the SAINT EPHROSYNE CONVENT where the relics of SAINT Euphrosyne of Polotsk are kept. The ancient streets of Polotsk seem to keep the sound of footsteps of Vseslav the Magician (Vseslav Charodey), the legendary Prince of Polotsk, the architect John, the jeweler Lazar Bogsha, the first-printer Francisc Scorina and many other outstanding people.

The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach travel
• Audio guides in your chosen language for the length of your tour
• All entrance tickets
• Restaurant lunch
• souvenirs and relevant city maps

Distance: 500 km; 12 hours