13:00 Arrival in Minsk.
15:30 Minsk city-tour (3 hours).
The capital 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. Minsk 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), 4-4,5 hours.
Manor "Ganka" - a unique place in the heart of Belarus, where you will get acquainted with real traditions, learn how to drink moonshine (home-made vodka), taste real bread, see the old Belarusian Batleyka puppet theater and hear the unique voice of old Belarusian instruments.
Ganka is a family estate, here you will definitely feel at home. Here everything is for real, without fake, pathos and everyday fuss. Everything is sincere and from the heart.
All food and beverages are prepared from products grown right here on the ecologically clean land of the manor. But what is more important - this land is imbued with the sincere love of the family that lives and works here. And you will feel it from the first minutes.
Hospitable family of Anatoly Ganets will greet you near their cottage with accordion, bread and a shot glass of moonshine. They will tell the story how to make and how to drink this product in the right way.
After that, the host will invite you for a dinner and you can taste real Belarusian dishes. Especially for you the owner of the estate will invite a music band. A special mood is created by the play on old Belarusian instruments by famous singer Katya Radzivilova and her master class in medieval Slavic dances.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 Check-out and transfer to the airport.