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АLBARUTHENIA: Vitebsk - Zdravnevo, 2 days
Route SB-D.4.2: Berezinsky biosphere reserve - Vitebsk (overnight stop) - Zdravnevo
2 days/1 night
This tour is conducted in RUSSIAN with museum audio guides in English.
A rich excursion and entertainment program awaits you - exploring the numerous sights of Vitebsk, getting acquainted with the heritage of great artists, visiting the famous reserve, visiting ancient temples and urban creative spaces.

The tour price includes:
Comfortable coach travel
Accommodation in Hotel Luchesa*** in TWIN or SINGLE
Meals: 1 buffet breakfast + 2 lunches
Russian-speaking guide
Museum audio guides in English
Excursions (all entrance tickets included):
    • Excursion to the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve
    • Excursion to the Museum of Nature in the Berezinsky Reserve
    • Excursion to the Forest Zoo (animal enclosures)
    • Sightseeing tour of Vitebsk
    • Excursion to the Museum of Marc Chagall
    • Excursion to the Museum of the Vitebsk People Art School
    • Excursion to the estate of Ilya Repin in Zdravnevo
Viapol souvenirs and relevant city maps
Help of our friendly guides☺
TOUR PROGRAMME
This tour will start from the Belarus Hotel*** - Minsk, 15 Storozhovskaya str.
DAY 1 - Drive from Minsk to Vitebsk. On the way to Vitebsk we will learn about the historical events and the development of Belarusian nationhood. On the way to Vitebsk you will see beautiful landscapes of Belarus. BEREZINSKY BIOSPHERE RESERVE www.berezinsky.by was established in 1925 in the vicinity of the Berezina River to protect the biological diversity of nature; now it is one of the few corners of natural nature preserved in Europe in its original form. Acquaintance with the rich nature of the reserve begins in the MUSEUM OF NATURE with an interactive exhibition of flora and fauna. Then visit the ANIMALS ANNIVERS: on the edge of a pine forest on an area of 12 hectares a spacious modern forest zoo is open, where the characteristic inhabitants of our forest are waiting for you, and in conditions close to the natural; there are bears, bison, lynx, deer, roe deer, foxes, wolves and many others ... We guarantee a lot of impressions!
Transfer to VITEBSK, hotel accommodation, LUNCH at the restaurant. VITEBSK SIGHTSEEING TOUR. The city on the Western Dvina was originated in the 10th century and played a major role in the history of Belarus. You will visit its historical part with preserved and restored buildings of the 18th-19th centuries. You will see the symbol of the Magdeburg city right - the graceful Town Hall, built in 1775. On the high bank of the Western Dvina there is one of the monumental buildings of the old Vitebsk - the Governor's Palace (XVIII century), which keeps the memory of the turbulent past city. Restored on the steep bank of the Vitba River, the Assumption Cathedral of the former Basilian monastery became an elegant dominant of the city. You will also see the Resurrection Church - a monument of Vilna baroque architecture; the restored Byzantine-style church of the Annunciation. The cultural heritage of Vitebsk also includes the historically established planning structure of the city, buildings in the Art Nouveau style. During the tour you will see a stylized medieval tower "Dukhovskoy Kruglik", funny street sculptures, original small architectural forms. A walk along the picturesque pedestrian street of the city with souvenir shops, cozy coffee shops ...

At the beginning of the 20th century, Vitebsk turned into a kind of a symbol of the dynamic art of the world-famous "Vitebsk School", the brilliant representatives of which were the brilliant Marc Chagall, the author of the mysterious "Black Square" Konstantin Malevich, the creator of the Russian seasons in Paris Mstislav Dobuzhinsky. The works of these artists are exhibited in the largest museums of the world and glorified our school of painting. "O Paris! You are my second Vitebsk!" exclaimed the greatest artist of the 20th century Marc Chagall, who carried his love for this city all his life. Visit to the MUSEUM OF MARC CHAGALL in a house on Pokrovskaya Street, which in the early 1900s. built the father of Marc Chagall and where the artist spent his youthful years. The museum presents household items of the turn of the XIX-XX centuries, archival documents telling about the life of Mark Shagal in Vitebsk. Free time, walking around the city, shopping... Overnight stay in Vitebsk.

DAY 2 - Buffet breakfast. Hotel check-out. Continuation of acquaintance with Vitebsk. The events of the early twentieth century in Vitebsk laid the foundation not only for the Russian (at the place of the then stay of Vitebsk in the Russian Empire as a provincial center), but also for the world avant-garde. Vitebsk artists on historical and spiritual law are the successors of the Suprematist traditions laid down by K. Malevich with the "Approver of the new art" (UNOVIS). The heritage left by them in Vitebsk is perceived today as a genetic code capable of giving birth to new and new talents... A visit to the new MUSEUM of the VITEBSK PEOPLE ART SCHOOL located in the original building; here you will plunge into the unique atmosphere of the avant-garde of the 20s. of the twentieth century, this art was born here - changed the world. The museum is high-tech, equipped with exclusive multimedia equipment - you will get acquainted with interactive expositions of the European level, get a lot of positive emotions and impressions...
And today Vitebsk is also known as the musical capital of festivals of Belerus. There are jazz, bard, piano festivals. Since 1992 Vitebsk has become the place of the International Art Festival "Slavic Bazaar", whose musical arena - the Summer Amphitheater - you will see during the tour. In Art Space on Tolstoy regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary Belarusian artists. No wonder Vitebsk is called the cultural capital of Belarus! And then - delicious LUNCH in the restaurant.

Then we go out of town, in a restored MANOR ILYA REPIN IN ZDRAVNEVO with its interesting museum exhibit, picturesque buildings and the wonderful surrounding scenery... Returning to Vitebsk. Free time in the city center until 5 pm: walking, buying souvenirs... Arrival in Minsk around ~10 p.m.
Price per person:
  In TWINIn SINGLE
Standard TWIN and SINGLE 85 EUR
190 BYN
99 EUR
220 BYN
Business DOUBLE 99 EUR
220 BYN
 
Family DOUBLE 109 EUR
240 BYN
 
Discount for children - 10%

Hotel Luchesa***, Vitebsk, 1 Stroiteley Av. The hotel was built in 2004, has 16 floors. It is located at the intersection of highways, you will quickly get to any part of the city. It offers a restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi in all areas, parking. All rooms in the hotel contain all the necessary amenities - shower, TV, telephone, refrigerator, safe. STANDARD rooms have 2 beds; BUSINESS rooms - 1 double bed. FAMILY rooms have 1 double bed and an extra bed, a study. Breakfast buffet. See also the hotel website.
Hotel infrastructure:
  • restaurant & bar
  • sauna
  • hairdresser
  • massage room, solarium
  • parking
  • newsstand
  • billiards Russian
  • luggage storage
  • conference hall

Distance: Minsk - Berezinsky Reserve 120 km, Berezinsky Reserve - Vitebsk 150 km, Vitebsk - Zdravnevo 20 km

Starting point: 8.00, Belarus Hotel*** - Minsk, 15 Storozhovskaya str.
End of tour: Belarus Hotel***