This tour is conducted in ENGLISH.
Poetic landscapes, ancient settlements, slender silhouettes of churches and churches - all this will be seen by the traveler, who will follow this route to a picturesque region.
The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach or car travel
• English-speaking guide
• Entrance tickets to museums
• Restaurant lunch
• Viapol souvenirs
Starting point June 22–30: 9.00, Yubileiny Hotel*** – Minsk, 19 Pobediteley Ave 9.20, Village of athletes – Minsk, 91 Dzerzhinsky Ave, near the ALMI supermarket
Today we're heading for the picturesque north-west part of Belarus bypassing old Belarusian towns Zaslavl and Molodechno. The first point of our excursion is Zalesye Estate - the place where one of the most famous sons of Belarusian land spent 20 years of life. Mikhal Kleofas Oginsky was a government and civic leader, a diplomat, a composer, a memoirist, he was the author of the famous "Farewell to my Homeland" polonaise. The 250th anniversary of his birth was included into UNESCO Calendar of Events in 2015. The renovated palace of Oginsky will become a makeshift stage for animated performance about Zalesye Estate. We continue with Smorgon town known for its Calvinist Cathedral of the 17th century (now St. Michael's Catholic Church), the buildings of the 19th century and the only Memorial in Belarus devoted to bleak events of the First World War. Restaurant LUNCH.
Our excursion goes on with the chain of the church architecture monuments of the 17-20th centuries. First, we'll see postmodern catholic church in Soly impressing by its wall painting which was built in the beginning of the 20th century. One of the catholic churches in Ostrovets will remind us of the famous "white-haired consul" in Japan - Iosif Goshkevich - which was born in Belarus and now is buried near the church. You will be definitely impressed by the incredible Neo-Gothic Catholic Church of Holy Trinity in Gervyaty village known from the 13th century. The visit of the church will make this excursion unforgettable…
Price per person:
Price per person
Duration: 350 km, 11 h
9.00, Yubileiny Hotel*** – Minsk, 19 Pobediteley Ave 9.20, Village of athletes – Minsk, 91 Dzerzhinsky Ave, near the ALMI supermarket
End of tour:
Yubileiny Hotel*** – Minsk, 19 Pobediteley Ave Village of athletes – Minsk, 91 Dzerzhinsky Ave, near the ALMI supermarket