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Excursion 1 «Minsk city tour»

Duration: 2,5-3 hours

Our city is full of monuments, sights and amazing relics of the gone eras. The fast-developing and future-oriented capital of Belarus has been, and remains the beloved and honored city of the Belarusians, despite it was ruined in the past centuries. For the guests of our capital we primarily offer the sightseeing tour. It can be walking tour or by car. During this time you will see the main sights of the city including: Privokzalnaya square with the eleven-stored towers named “the gates of the city” (1948-1956), Government House (1934), Red church of St. Simeon and Helen (1910), the main city street – the Independence Avenue (formerly Stalin Avenue, later on Lenin Avenue), October Square with Alexander Square, the famous fountain “Boy with a Swan”, Freedom square with the city hall, Upper Town with the Cathedral and Mariinsky Church (the beginning of the 20th century), a picturesque old quarter on the banks of the river Svisloch etc..

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons, if you chose auto-walking tour).


Excursion 2 «Dudutki»

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«Dudutki»  is the museum complex dedicated to ancient folk crafts and technologies. It is one of the most popular places in Belarus. Dudutki today became a kind of “Must” to know about Belarus. Here you will have an exciting trip into the world of the age-old manners and occupations as well as the tasting of distinctive Belarusian dishes. The Dudutki Ethnological Museum complex includes several buildings - this craft courtyard with a creamery, Pottery workshop, a mini-exhibition of folk life and forge. There is a garage, where you can see examples of antique cars, including a captured «Horh» from World War II. Over the craft courtyard is Animal Farm, where in addition to the usual cows, geese and chickens live wild boar and deer. Museum Dudutki is interactive, in each of the workshops you can try yourself in Belarusian ancient craft: to become an apprentice blacksmith, the potter sit circle or weave straw spider on happiness. The complex offers tasting local products of: moonshine (moonshine bread, pickles, honey); a bakery (fresh bread, 3 kinds of cheese, oil, tea); the mill (peasant bread with lard). This village was first mentioned in chronicles in the 11th century. The distance from the capital is 40 km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), lunch (if you chose the program with lunch).


Excursion 3 «The Mir castle complex»

 

«The Mir Castle Complex» is a unique monument of the national culture. In 2000, the Mir Castle was included in UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The architectural ensemble of Mir Castle presents a castle-museum of the 16th-20th centuries with 39 full-fledged expositions, earth ramparts, picturesque parks and a pond, a church with the reliquary of princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The distance from the capital is 90 km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), excursion in Mir castle, excursion to private museum "Mirskiy Posad".


Excursion 4 «The Nesvizh castle»

Only after visiting Nesvizh you can see the history of Belarus and literally touch it by visiting the famous palace and park ensemble and the Corpus Christi Church, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO, as well as the Town Hall, Slutsk Gates and a number of other architectural monuments. Palace and park ensemble of the XVI - XIX centuries is located in the north-eastern part of the city and is surrounded by ponds. From 1583 to 1939 the palace served as a residence for the powerful Radziwill magnate family and was the center of the Nesvizh ordination. For 400 years of its history, the palace has absorbed the signs of various architectural styles. Here the Renaissance and classicism, baroque and rococo, modern and neoclassicism were reflected. The distance from the capital is 112 km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), excursion in Nesvizh castle, visiting the Corpus Christi Church and Town Hall.


Excursion 5 «The Mir castle complex + The Nesvizh castle»

  

«The Mir Castle Complex» is a unique monument of the national culture. In 2000, the Mir Castle was included in UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The architectural ensemble of Mir Castle presents a castle-museum of the 16th-20th centuries with 39 full-fledged expositions, earth ramparts, picturesque parks and a pond, a church with the reliquary of princes Svyatopolk-Mirsky.

Only after visiting «The Nesvizh Castle Complex» you can see the history of Belarus and literally touch it by visiting the famous palace and park ensemble and the Corpus Christi Church, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO, as well as the Town Hall, Slutsk Gates and a number of other architectural monuments. Palace and park ensemble of the XVI - XIX centuries is located in the north-eastern part of the city and is surrounded by ponds. From 1583 to 1939 the palace served as a residence for the powerful Radziwill magnate family and was the center of the Nesvizh ordination. For 400 years of its history, the palace has absorbed the signs of various architectural styles. Here the Renaissance and classicism, baroque and rococo, modern and neoclassicism were reflected. The distance from the capital is 112 km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), excursions to Mir castle (only outside) and Nesvizh castle (outside and inside) with its surroundings.


Excursion 6 «The Stalin line»

 

«The Stalin line» is the historical and cultural complex, one of the most grandiose fortification ensembles on the territory of Belarus. It was created for the 60th anniversary of the Soviet people’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The complex was opened on June 30, 2005. It is designed not only to perpetuate the grandiose system of defensive fortifications of the areas of “the Stalin Line”, but also to become a symbol of the heroic struggle of the Soviet people against the German fascist invaders. You will see not only military equipment (tanks, airplanes, helicopters, missiles, cars, guns), but also military installations (bunkers, pillboxes, trenches and much more). You can shoot from different types of weapons for extra pay: from an anti-tank rifle (PTRS), PPSh, AK, Mosin rifle (three-line), for example. And if you want even more adrenaline, then you can ride a tank and there is a famous T-34 for riding. The distance from the capital is 40km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), excursions to the historical and cultural  complex «The Stalin line», the degustation of soldier meal. 


Excursion 7 «Khatyn»

«Khatyn» is a small Belorussian village which was destroyed by fascists in spring 1943. Khatyn, a former village in Logoisk region of Minsk area in Belarus, has become a symbol of the tragedy of the Belorussian people, a mournful page in the history of the Great Patriotic War. The memorial complex which embodies the idea of courage and rebelliousness of the people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the victory was constructed at the place of the destroyed village of Khatyn in 1969. It commemorates every fourth citizen (or 2 230 000 Belorussians) who perished in the war. The distance from the capital is 60km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons).


Excursion 8 «BelAZ»

«BelAZ» (Belarusian Automobile Plant) is a Belarusian manufacturer of haulage and earthmoving equipment. The factory opened its door in 1948 and has produced over 120,000 vehicles for use in the Soviet Union. BELAZ is a site for one of the largest Commonwealth of Independent States investment project. The factory finalized two of the three scheduled phases of the technical re-equipment and upgrades. The Quality Management System applied in research and development, fabrication, erection and after-sale service of the equipment complies with international ISO 9000 standards. The distance from the capital is 55km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), souvenir.


Excursion 9 «Ecotour to Nalibokski forest»

   

Nalibokski Forest is perhaps the most mysterious and least explored forest area in Eastern Europe. Only an hour's drive from the capital of Belarus there is the great ancient forest occupying an area of 240 thousand hectares. This region has always been a marsh covered in woods: the steppe nomads which are the Tatars stumbled over it and during the Second World War about 20 thousand people were hiding in the Naliboki Forest.Walking along Naliboki Forest you will see a lot of birds and if you're lucky enough then also animals. The distance from the capital is 100km.

The price includes: transfer Minsk-Naliboki forest-Minsk, accommodation in the house in the forest, full board meal, English-speaking guide-services in the forest.


Excursion 10 «The Belarusian province: Minsk-Volozhin-Belarusian rural house-Dudar farmstead-Minsk»

    

You will visit the city of Volozhin, which is located near the Northern boundary of the Nalibokskaya Pushcha. Get acquainted with the sights of the city: the Tyszkiewicz Palace, the Church of St. Joseph, Church of SS Constantine and Helen, the Jewish theological Academy (yeshiva), memorial sign at Liberty square, where 160 Soviet soldiers are buried.

From Volozhin you will go to the Belarusian village to visit the rural house and get acquainted with the life of a village family. Here you will taste the delights of rural cuisine from natural products. After that you will go to the «Dudar» farmstead, the owner of which is called «The orchestra-man». He will show you different musical instruments and demonstrate their sounds. The particular uniqueness of this man is that he is the only master in Belarus who makes Duda, Lira, and other folk instruments. The distance from the capital is 100km.

The price includes: guide, transport (car for 1-3 persons or minibus for 4-8 persons), degustation of Belarusian national cuisine, lecture-concert.


Excursion 1. «Hutor Dudara – Sula – Rubezhevichi»

The total length of the route is 161 km. The duration of the excursion is 7 hours.

Firstly you will go to visit a man of all masters. Ales Los is a very famous man in the country. A professional artist, musician, one of the most important figures in the preservation of Belarusian national traditions. He spent part of his life in Zalesje, reviving the ancient musical instruments and puppetry “Batleika”, collecting folklore – folk songs, dances, traditional instrumental music, studying various techniques of folk play on the violin, cymbals, tambourine. Thanks to Ales Los, much of the priceless heritage of traditional folk culture is preserved for our descendants. The special uniqueness of this man lies in the fact that he is the only master in Belarus who produces dudes, lyres, and other folk instruments. Then you will go to the park-museum of the interactive history of Sula.

On the shore of the running through the park river Sula there is a mansion owned by the Lenskie family (XVIII century). The Royal Assembly, built of quarry stone, with a hall of chivalry glory, is a mansion house, an ethnic restaurant, several museums with an interactive program, medieval interior items, folk instruments, a Belarusian “Batleika” and much more that can surprise the most demanding tourists.  And the history of a noble Lenskie family will not leave you indifferent.

Not far from Sula is an ancient place Rubezhevichi, the first mention of which dates back to 1483 year. The most interesting place of all the sights of the town is St. Joseph’s Church, which is connected with some interesting stories, the old Jewish cemetery restored by American students, the buildings of an old bakery and a post office. The most famous herbal pharmacy in Belarus is situated here. It attracts not only Belarusians, but also residents of neighboring countries. And during our excursion the organ of St. Joseph's church will play for you.

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

325

162

108

123

99

82

72

65

 


Excursion 2. «Rubezhevichi – Sula – Ivenets – abandoned sanatorium «Lesnoe» – mansion of the Tyshkevich family – Hutor Dudara»

The total length of the route is 189 km. The duration of the excursion is 8 hours.

Firstly you will visit the place of Rubezhevichi. It’s an ancient place, the first mention of which dates back to 1483 year. The most interesting place of all the sights of the town is St. Joseph’s Church, which is connected with some interesting stories, the old Jewish cemetery restored by American students, the buildings of an old bakery and a post office. The most famous herbal pharmacy in Belarus is situated here. It attracts not only Belarusians, but also residents of neighboring countries. And during our excursion the organ of St. Joseph's church will play for you. From Rubezhevichi we will go to the park-museum of the interactive history of Sula.

On the shore of the running through the park river Sula there is a mansion owned by the Lenskie family (XVIII century). The Royal Assembly, built of quarry stone, with a hall of chivalry glory, is a mansion house, an ethnic restaurant, several museums with an interactive program, medieval interior items, folk instruments, a Belarusian “Batleika” and much more that can surprise the most demanding tourists.  And the history of a noble Lenskie family will not leave you indifferent. Then we will visit a small Belarusian town of Ivenets.

On the steep banks of the river Volma, overgrown with willows, decorated with crosses of numerous churches, there is Ivenets – a beautiful, cozy and quiet town. Far away from the main roads, the “old-world town” quietly lives with craftmen of pottery and weavers, wood carvers, artists. And such candies as “Korovka”, “Creamy fudge”, “Marmelan”, which are produced at the local factory, will make a visit to Ivenets even sweeter.

Then you will travel to the past – the landowner’s (the ruins of Count Tyshkevich’s palace and the photo lab) and the Soviet (abandoned Soviet sanatorium “Lesnoe”), lost in the wild Naliboki Forest. The forest here grows through the time ... Neither the reinforced concrete frames of the sanatorium, nor the stone arches of the palace of the Tyshkevich family can withhold the forest offensive. The forest celebrates the victory. Nature asserts its dominance over the mankind.

From there you will go to visit a man of all masters. Ales Los is a very famous man in the country. A professional artist, musician, one of the most important figures fighting to preserve Belarusian national traditions. He spent part of his life in Zalesje, reviving the ancient musical instruments and puppetry “Batleika”, collecting folklore – folk songs, dances, traditional instrumental music, studying various techniques of folk play on the violin, cymbals, tambourine. Thanks to Ales Los, much of the priceless heritage of traditional folk culture is preserved for our descendants. The special uniqueness of this man lies in the fact that he is the only master in Belarus who produces dudes, lyres, and other folk instruments.

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

332

166

111

130

104

87

76

68

 


 Excursion 3. «Water tour on kayaks following Count Tyshkevich’s steps»

    

The length of the route and the duration of the excursion depends on the chosen route. The transit to the place of rafting and back is 135 km (about 2 hours).

We invite you to dive into the world of adventure and take part in a kayak rafting along the river Isloch. This time is unforgettable and always full of new emotions and impressions. On the route there is an opportunity to admire the oak-patriarch, which is already over 400 years old and visit the ruins of the mansion of Count Tyshkevich. In addition to these beauties, you will enjoy the beauty of Naliboki Forest and become the conquerors of the beautiful river Isloch.

Rafting routes:

1. village Borovikovshchina – township Pervomaysky. The distance is 10 km, the length is up to 3 hours.

2. village Borovikovshchina – village Yatskovo-Zamostnye. The distance is 15 km, the length is up to 4 hours.

3. village Borovikovshchina – village Pribornye. The distance is 20 km, the length is up to 5 hours.

4. village Borovikovshchina – village Belokorets. The distance is 25 km, the length is up to 7 hours.

5. village. Yatskovo-Zamostnye – village Belokorets village. The distance is 15 km, the length is up to 3 hours.

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

260

169

130

127

117

110

105

102

A child under 12 years old with a separate seat will have a discount of 20 rubles. A child under 8 years in a kayak with two adults is free. The child should be thin.

The price includes: transit to the place of rafting, rental of kayak equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket), guidance by the instructor on the route, meals.


Excursion 4. «Bicycle tour across Naliboki Forest»

 

The length of the route and the duration of the excursion depends on the chosen route. The transit to the place of the bicycle tour and back is 130 km (about 2 hours).

Routes:

  1. Malaya Lyutinka – Petrusovshchina – Borovikovshchina – Pudnya – the abandoned sanatorium “Lesnoe” (17 km) and back the sanatorium “Lesnoe” – Borovikovshchina – Yavidovshchina – Malaya Lyutinka (18 km). The whole route is 35 km. Here you can see the mansion of the Tyshkevich family and the sanatorium. There is an opportunity to have lunch in the mansion of Malaya Lyutinka.
  2. Malaya Lyutinka – Petrusovshchina – Borovikovshchina – Islochevka (on the right bank) – Yavidovshchina – Malaya Lyutinka. The whole route is 20 km. Here there is a great oak in Islochevka region. There is an opportunity to have lunch in the mansion of Malaya Lyutinka.

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

234

117

90

78

70

65

61

58

 

Excursion 5. «Culinary journey to Naliboki Forest»

The total length of the route is 130 km. The duration of the excursion is 4 hours.

On the edge of Naliboki Forest, the eccentric Yankel lives and keeps its tavern. He is the last person who miraculously survived after all wars, revolutions and collectivizations, a splinter of several cultures of the ancient Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He is the only one for tens of miles in the district, who still remembers old recipes from the forgotten gentry culinary books, as well as Jewish songs and Belarusian dances. His tavern is more like a wooden gentry’s courtyard in the middle of the 19th century, and as he assures himself, the time here stopped in 1862. He tells a lot of incredible stories about his closest neighbors who lived in different epochs: an old professor who taught Mitskevich the Latin and Greek languages, the first translator of "Pan Tadeush" in the Belarusian language, about rebels and traitors, but most of all – about the various dishes of Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish and Jewish cuisines, which he offers here along with his silent and faithful wife. He treats and talks about the origin and symbolism of these dishes almost forgotten in Belarus, sets tricky questions-riddles, gives out funny prizes. For example, what is the most common soup of both Belarusians and local Jewish-Litvaks named exactly the same as the most common strong drink that fastened all important agreements? Or what nickname did the Poles tease the Litvins, when there was no such names as “bulba” and “bulbash”?

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

292

146

97

104

83

69

59

52

The price includes: transfer to the mansion, lecture + degustation.

 

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

409

204

136

133

106

88

76

66

The price includes: transfer to the mansion, lecture + degustation, a short musical, theatric and game program.


Excursion 6. «Minsk. Adventures in time»


The duration of the excursion is 3.5 hours.

Walking excursion across the capital observing all the main sights of the city. From the railway station through the “gates of the city” and Mikhailovski public park to the University and Independence Square. From there will go through the main avenue of the city admiring the magnificent Stalinist Empire to the Alexander public park. There we will turn to the Upper Town and go down to the Trinity Hill. The whole city history will be told you during this amazing and full of impressions walking. The exclusive moment is the visit to Osmolovka, one of the oldest districts in our capital. Here you we feel like being in the USSR of the 50s years.

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

65

33

22

16

13

11

9

8


 

Excursion 7. «Mir Castle (the external seeing) – Nesvizh Castle»

 

The total length of the route is 265 km. The duration of the excursion is 8 hours.

Mir and Nesvizh Castles are the most attended castles in Belarus.

The Mir Castle complex is a unique monument of the national culture of Belarus. In 2000, the Mir Castle was included in UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The architectural ensemble of Mir Castle presents a castle-museum of the 16th-20th centuries with 39 full-fledged expositions, earth ramparts, picturesque parks and a pond, a church with the reliquary of princes Svyatopolk-Mirski.

The Mir castle complex is an object with a well-developed infrastructure: two conference halls for the high-level events, a hotel with16 rooms, a restaurant with the dishes of an ancient cuisine, a souvenir shop presenting products of Belarusian masters.

Along with traditional excursions the museum also provides theatrical.

Musical and knight festivals, as well as arts and crafts festivals are traditionally held at the concert grounds of the Mir castle complex.

 

Nesvizh Castle. Only after visiting Nesvizh you can see the history of Belarus and literally touch it by visiting the famous palace and park ensemble and the Corpus Christi Church, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO, as well as the Town Hall, Slutsk Gates and a number of other architectural monuments.

Palace and park ensemble of the XVI - XIX centuries is located in the north-eastern part of the city and is surrounded by ponds. From 1583 to 1939 the palace served as a residence for the powerful Radziwill magnate family and was the center of the Nesvizh ordination. For 400 years of its history, the palace has absorbed the signs of various architectural styles. Here the Renaissance and classicism, baroque and rococo, modern and neoclassicism were reflected.

The Corpus Christi Church is the first temple in Eastern Europe built in the baroque style.

Nesvizh Town Hall is the oldest preserved in Belarus. It was built in 1596.

Slutsk Gate is the only surviving gate in Belarus, part of the system of urban fortifications.

The craftsmen’s house is the only sample of the urban housing in the first half of the 18th century in Belarus. The baroque facade has survived to this day.

The complex of the former Benedictine monastery is the first female catholic monastery in Belarus. The construction of the brick monastic complex in the ensemble with the church of St. Euphemia was held in 1593 – 1596. The sanctification of the church held in 1597. The residential and household buildings of the monastery have been preserved until now.

The complex of the former Bernardine monastery was built in 1598 together with the church of St. Catherine. The only one monastic building has survived till now.

The cost is indicated in Belarusian rubles per person:

The group of:

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7 people

8 people

The cost:

210

115

82

127

105

90

82

72