13:00 Arrival in Minsk
15:30 Minsk city-tour (3 hours)
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. The city tour gives a good opportunity to enjoy a special hospitable atmosphere of Minsk, to admire its surprisingly clean, and beautiful streets and avenues, to get to learn the history, culture and traditions of the Belarusian people.
19:00 Free time and night at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
08:45 Transfer to Nesvizh. (121 km, 1.5 hours)
10:30 Excursion in Nesvizh castle (1,5 hours)
This tour is one of the most popular in the country. You will visit medieval Nesvizh and Mir which have been included by UNESCO into the World Cultural Heritage. The small town of Nesvizh founded in the 13th century, is home to the 16th century Radziville Renaissance family castle, the former residence of the ancient Belarusian-Lithuanian family of Prince Radziville. Now it’s a sanatorium for kolkhoz farmers, but the grounds and courtyard are open to the public.
12:30 Trasfer to Mir (30 km, 28 min).
13:00 Lunch at restaurant Doroga zamkov (Castle road) in Mir.
Restaurant is stylized to a classic Belarusian village house, provides with home-cooked dinners and traditional Belarusian cuisine.
14:00 Excursion in Mir castles (1,5 hours).
In Mir town you`ll see the pearl of Belarusian architecture - the Mir Castle - the 1st monument of national culture, included in UNESCO World Heritage List. The construction of this castle was started in the 1520s by Duke Ilinich. In 1568 the castle came into the hands of Mikolay Radziwil, who used it as his hunting castle and completed it in Renaissance style. A three-storey palace was built along the eastern and northern walls of the castle which had forty fretted rooms. Earth walls were built around the castle with bastions at the corners, surrounded by a water moat.
16:00 Transfer to Minsk (98 km, 1 hour 20 min)
Free time and night at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel
11:30 Transfer to Stalin Line (28 km, 30 min)
12:00 Excursion in Stalin Line (1,5 hours)
Stalin Line was a line of defensive installations dispersed from one to six kilometers with different artificial obstacles. The main task of the fortified region was to protect Minsk from the attack of fascist’s army in 1941.
The exposition was created so that a visitor could feel the spirit of the times. The historical and cultural complex opens up a look to antitank “hedgehogs”, obstacles, pillboxes, caponiers. The opportunity to be absorbed in history is one of the distinctive features of the museum. The basis of the exposition is original pillboxes. These real witnesses of battles create a special atmosphere, do not leave a single visitor indifferent to the feat of the Red Army soldiers.
There is also a park of military equipment of different years in the complex: caterpillar and wheels equipment, cars, antitank guns, airplanes and helicopters. It is one of the most complete expositions of artillery and military equipment in the Republic of Belarus. For some extra amount of money guests can try famous “Soldier’s porridge” and “100 gram” (100 ml of vodka, that soldiers got free before they start for the attack), drive on a tank or shoot from an antitank rifle.
13:30 Transfer to Ganka manor (Interaction + lunch)
(35 km from Minsk), 4-4,5 hours
Ganka Farmstead is situated in a restful picturesque place on the edges of Epimahi village. It is surrounded by beautiful garden and endless fields. Silence, soul harmony and coziness will be companions of your rest.
Hospitable family of Anatoly Ganets will greet you near their cottage with accordion, bread and a shot glass of moonshine (home-made vodka). They will tell the story how to make and how to drink this product in the right way. Guests will have the tour of the house and other premises of the Manor, see different birds and animals living there.
The apogee of this holiday will be the most delicious lunch cooked by Anatoly’s wife and daughter. All ingredients are grown here, in the Manor.
Fantastic folk band will play music while you are having a meal. After the lunch you will have chance to take part in Slavonic dances master class.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
12:00 Check-out and transfer to the airport.
Additional night activities
In the evening you will visit 5 bars in and around Zybitsa Street (center of Misnk, 10 minutes walk to Double Tree by Hilton hotel and 5 minutes walk to Europe hotel). This place has already earned the title of alcoholic and entertaining mecca of the Upper City among fashionable citizens. All establishments are in 5-10-minute walk from each other:
- wine bar "Wine Wardrobe"
- bar "Embargo"
- bar "Insomnia"
- bar "Loft"
- the "Banks-Bottles" bar.
Alcoholic drinks are available in each of the establishments. And the whole tour is accompanied by a guide with contest quests and various entertainments, so that a boring evening will be remembered for a long time.
What will you get from the bar tour in Minsk:
- new impressions
- new friends and acquaintances
- boring evening
- new flavors and cocktail recipes
- secret places of the city
- an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Wine casino (can be arranged in the hotel or in restaurant/bar)
The playing field is divided into categories: country, grape variety, vintage year and
the vine strength/alcohol. At the beginning of the game participants get chips, this is called money.
The game involved six wines from different parts of the world, hidden in sacks. Participants are
tasting samples, and they discuss wine aroma, color and taste, determine Its grade, region and
country of origin. As a result, participants come to one or more points of view, and at the end of
the round make their bets. After all bets are made, the sommelier shows a bottle.
There are six rounds in the game.
Today in Minsk there are more than 30 casinos and Gambling. The largest of them are the Opera Casino, ShangriLa casino, X.O. casino.
Most of them are situated in the center of Minsk, stepwise availability from hotels or 10 minutes transfer.
We will arrange transfers and special services for all the guests that are interested in this kind of recreations.