Belarusian Adventure Tour, besides the capital city Minsk, and ethnographical museum of national craftsmanship, invites to explore fortification systems from the middle Ages till very recent history. They were used to defence the lands against territorial expansion of the Teutonic Knights and served as a top secret station between East and West in the Cold War era. Discover old mysteries and enjoy local hospitality while visiting brewery and tasting natural products.
Day 1. Arrival to Minsk
Transfer from the airport, Mound of Glory, City Tour
On your way from the airport visit the Mound of Glory, memorial honors the soldiers that fought and died in the Second World War, and is a tribute to an important victory in Soviet history, Operation Bagration, which liberated the region from the Nazis in 1944. People brought handfuls of soil from nine Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union and from the battlegrounds of the Second World War to make the symbolic hill of memory. Check-in at the hotel, lunch.
Minsk city tour starts from the Independence Square with the House of Government and Roman-Catholic Church of Saints Simon and Helena. Victory Square with its 38 meter grey obelisk and eternal flame honors the heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Visit the Yanka Kupala Park with its beautiful fountains. Drive to the Trinity Suburb – the oldest surviving district of the historical Minsk center. See carefully restored 19th century buildings, the Holy Trinity Cathedral and St. Catherine’s Church.
Overnight at a hotel in Minsk. [L]
Day 2. Minsk
Lida Castle, Berezovka, Shchuchyn
The legendary Lida Castle of Great Duke Gedymin distinguishes with its stunning architecture of early 14th century. First built as the shield from German crusaders, the castle turned into the symbol of Belarusian Middle Ages fortification. Visit to the brewery in Belarus with exciting tour where you learn about local beer tradition and discover the meaning of the mysterious and delicious word «kvas»! In the end of the tour enjoy local products!
After lunch at a local restaurant visit to the unique glass-blowing factory in Berezovka where you can watch a live process of hand-made production of the crystal glass in Belarus. Half an hour later find yourself at the thrilling underground tour to see a top-secret soviet command bunker of the Cold War times.
Experience a flight on small aircraft from the old soviet air force base.
Overnight in Minsk. [B, L]
Day 3. Minsk
Dudutki – Museum of Old Crafts
Afternoon, take the opportunity to learn about authentic folk crafts and ancient technologies found at the museum complex of Dudutki (about 45 km from Minsk). Experience the fascinating journey back in time! Enjoy fresh home-baked bread with village butter and herbal tea at the baker’s and the miller’s. Taste home-distilled vodka at the brewery, traditional cheese and, of course, famous Belarusian bacon with cabbage. A woodcarver, a potter and a blacksmith will all share their secrets during the master class. At the end, nobody will want to miss a chance to take a ride in a horse cart.
Drive to a Farmstead “Mir Pchel” where you will learn a lot about traditional beekeeping, folk musical culture and of course delicious cuisine. Enjoy lunch at a farmstead.
Transfer to the airport. Departure by evening flight. [B, L]
Land package price includes:
- Meeting and arrival/departure transfers
- 2 night accommodation in Minsk at one of hotels:
Monastyrski 3 star
Victoria Olimp 4 star
Crown Plaza 5 star
- Daily breakfast at the hotel and 3 lunches
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- English speaking tour guide
- Transportation by air–conditioned vehicles
- 24-hour emergency contact
- All applicable taxes
- International flights
- Any meals, beverages, sightseeing entrance fees not specified
- Photo and video charges at museums and places of interest
- Extra personal costs incurred at the hotel
- Accommodation may be substituted with similar grade hotels
- Tours and timing may vary according to local conditions and substitutions may be made if necessary
- Price is subject to change during state holidays and high seasons