Excursions

We would like to offer some samples of itineraries in the most attractive regions of BELARUS, as well as in RUSSIA, POLAND and LITHUANIA. You can use them as a source of ideas while creating your own programs. Please note that each itinerary can be changed and adjusted to your or your clients’ precise needs, wishes & budget.

Brest – the city on border

While visiting Brest we get to know Past and Present, the monuments, constructed to commemorate the defenders of the Citadel, known as the Brest Fortress today. Pay a visit to the museum on the territory of fortress and the historical museum "Berestie". Do not miss the museum of treasures, rescued at the customs (Saved treasures museum) and the museum of railway machinery.

A thousand year old city

The capital city of Belarus is situated in a picturesque place on the banks of the Svisloch river. Minsk was first settled over 900 years ago in 1067. Not many real ancient monuments have remained in Minsk, much of old Minsk was razed to the ground during World War II. The city Minsk of today is the city of wide streets, modern and old architectural ensembles, fountains, shady parks and green boulevards.

Biarezinsky biosphere preserve

You will see one of the most picturesque places of Belarus – the land of virgin forests, swamps, bogs, rivers and lakes, which was called the standard of Earth landscape on the world scale. The trip includes an excursion on the territory of the preserve, a visit to the Museum of Nature and, on clients request, a tour along the ecological pathway describing different types of forest. To crown it all, we recommend organizing a picnic in the open air.

Belavezhskaya pushcha natural park

The tour introduces the unique part of Belarusian nature – hunting grounds of Polish kings and Russian tsars, the oldest National Park in Europe, situated in the western part of Grodna and Brest provinces and occupying the territory of 85 thousand hectares. Marvel at its inimitable beauty; learn more about the symbol of Belarus and the largest animal in Europe – European bison (zybr), visit the museum of Nature and try Belarusian cuisine at "Belavezhskaya Pushcha" restaurant.

Zaslauje (historical and archeological preserve)

The trip to Zaslauje (24km from Minsk), one of those old towns, that are deeply enrooted into the history of Belarus. The excursion proposes a survey of the historical and archeological preserve and includes the sites of ancient town, "zamchishche" and the church, a visit to the Museum "The hut of ZAVOZNIK", the Mill, the Museum of tapestry and carpets and the Museum of folk musical instruments.

Historical and architectural ensembles of Grodno

Grodno is one of those few Belarusian cities that were best of all preserved in architectural appearance. It is a historical residence of Grand Lithuanian Dukes and Polish kings. We propose you to go on a city tour of this ancient city and to cast a close look at the local masterpieces of architecture: Kalozha (StSt Barys and Gleb Church, 12c.), Pharny and Bernardzinsky Cathedrals, that still keep on functioning today, to visit Historical-Architectural Museum, Eliza Azheshka House-Museum and to promenade along the streets of old town. The excursion will give you more gusto if you attend the workshops of artists and craftsmen of Grodno. Master-classes, organized on request, will fill you with the sensation of mastership.

Historical centres of Minsk

This excursion tells about the development of the historical enter of Minsk. You will get to know about the history of its birth, get acquainted with its past which consists of the periods of blossoming, wars and revival in turn. You will have a walk along the bank of river Svislach, will visit the place where Minsk Castle and the first Christian temple of the city once stood. The excursion will lead you to Freedom Square (the former Upper Market) that emerged in the XVI century as a cultural and political enter of Medieval Minsk and that still keeps the echo of Peter the Great and other famous people’s steps. Here you will visit the Holy Spirit Church, see the masons’ house, recently restored City Council Building (Ratusha) and Guests’ Corner, former monasteries and cathedrals of the XVII-XVIII centuries as well as other monuments in baroque and classicism style. The excursion finishes in October Square, in the modern official enter of the city, where the World War II Museum, the Memorial to the partisans, put to death by fascists, the Yanka Kupala National Drama Theatre are situated.

To the land of Mark Shagal

If you wish to see one of the historical, architectural and cultural centres of Belarus, the capital of the festival "Slavic Bazaar", the land of Mark Shagal and his teacher Eguda Pen, go to Vitebsk and enjoy its beauty.

Mir - Nesvizh

Mir castle, situated in the small town of Mir, 90 km to the South-West of Minsk, and dating back to 16th century is an outstanding masterpiece of Belarusian stone Gothic architecture. You will hear all legends connected with this unique place and learn more about the Radzivill family. You will visit Shrine-chapel of the Sviatopolk-Mirskys (1904) and see the famous mosaic image of Jesus Christ.

Minsk – the capital of Belarus

The excursion shows you round the town, the historical and architectural appearance of Belarusian capital, which will appear before you as a cultural, political and administrative enter. You will get to know more about its centuries old history, you will see the main sights: the Old Town and the Upper Market, the complexes of Fr. Skaryna and P. Masherau Avenues, Yanka Kupala Park, October, Victory and Independence Squares, the Isle of Tears, Kamarousky market and Trajetskaje Pradmestse (Trinity Suburb).

Menka

A charming tiny village situated on the picturesque banks of the river Ptich (18 km from Minsk) displays all ethnographic regions of Belarus with typical features of buildings, mode of life, and everyday house ware, tools, kitchenware, glassware, earthenware, etc.

From Khatyn to Mound of Glory (tour of war memorials)

Built on the site of the village burnt to ashes during World War II. The small village of Khatyn was burnt down together with its 149 residents (75 children among them) by the Nazi on March 22,1943. On the remains of the village a memorial complex was opened in 1969 to honour the names of all Belarusian villages (over 150 destroyed villages) that shared Khatyn’s fate. Small bells ring to commemorate the massacred.

Three colours of faith

This unique excursion tells about the three most famous temples of Minsk – about the "Yellow" and the "White" Churches, and the "Red" Cathedral. The contents of the excursion is not limited just by the visit and detailed story-telling about the history, architecture and legends, related to StSt Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Holy Spirit Church and StSt Simon and Alena Cathedral, but it also includes the possibility to communicate with the priests of these sacred places.

Ancient Polatsak

An unforgettable tour to the capital of the first Belarusian state – Polatsak, which is considered to be the cradle of Belarusian nation. You will learn about the germs of Belarusian culture – St.Sophia Cathedral (XI c), visit Saviour-Euprosinian Monastery, Museum of book-printing, get to know about the Protectress and Patroness of Belarus – Euphrasinnia Polatskaja and other well known people that constitute treasury of this land.

Doudoutki (Museum of material culture and rural life on the river Ptich)

You will visit the only museum of material culture in Belarus, a wonderful reconstruction of household traditions and crafts of the 19th and early 20th centuries, only 40 km from Minsk. You will walk in the water-park, see the old mansion, try home-made cheese and butter, bake your own loaf of bread, try your abilities as a potter and become a blacksmith or a miller. Climb the old wind-mill and make sure to taste Belarusian samogonka (home-made vodka) distilled of a real country-made home brew.

Raubichi (Olympic Biathlon Complex)

We propose to see the Sports Olympic Complex "Raubichi" (26km from Minsk), where World championships on biathlon took place. The tour tells about the history of Olympic Games and takes to the biathlon track and ski-jump as well as to the Museum of Belarusian Folk Art, situated in the Assumption Orthodox Church (1866) – a monument of retrospective Gothic.

Exchange Rates

1 EUR (€) 2.27 BYN
1 USD ($) 1.98 BYN
1 RUB 0.03 BYN