Validity: Until October 2022
Minimum 2 pax
*Rates are subject to change and availability without prior notice.
Php 51,000 per pax
- 5 Nights Accommodation in Hotel Minsk 4*
- Breakfast Daily
- Return Airport or Train Station Transfer (Private)
- Sightseeing Tours on Seat In Coach Tours as mentioned in program
Welcome to Belarus! Your journey begins in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. 80 percent of the city was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt with a Stalinist aesthetic, favouring grand buildings, wide avenues and sprawling squares. Time has been kind to Minsk, and while this open city plan is still prevalent, it’s currently characterised by a great mix of historical Soviet places of interest scattered around the modern cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Do keep in mind that English is rarely spoken in Minsk – you would do well to either learn some key phrases in Russian, or keep a handbook of these phrases with you just in case you arrive early. Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Check-in by 1400hrs. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today morning proceed for a Guided City Tour of Minsk. The City Bus Company offers the best Minsk bus tours. Doesn't matter, how well you know the capital of Belarus! Our tour is designed both for guests of Minsk and for Minskers. You will get acquainted with the past and the present of the city. Also you will have a chance to learn the historical mysteries of Minsk and how it managed to be restored after numerous wars. A chance to visit highways and squares. To find out the specificities of the Government House construction process which was created without use of machine equipment. Also a chance to travel along smart Prospekt Nyzalyezhnastsi designed by an example of Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg and not forgetting to visit Zamčyšča, the place where ancient Minsk has been founded. In the afternoon you are free to explore Minsk on your own.
Khatyn Memorial Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Then you will be picked up from your hotel for the exciting tour to Half Day Khatyn Memorial Tour. Three million Belarusians perished during WWII or as it is known here, the Great Patriotic War. The Khatyn Memorial is a tribute to all the dead, though the site has a particularly sombre significance. German forces descended on the small town of Khatyn in March of 1943, following the death of a German officer in a nearby skirmish. The 149 inhabitants – including 75 children – were rounded up and murdered and only one man survived. A bronze tribute to the survivor, Joseph Kaminsky, stands six metres tall in the centre of the complex. The 80-kilometre journey to Khatyn will take about an hour, and a guide will be waiting to escort you around the memorial upon arrival. Later, return to Minsk and continue exploring.
Mir and Niesvizh Castle Tour
Breakfast at hotel, Make your way to joom the tour meeting point and proceed on your Full Day Mir and Niesvizh Castle Tour. Nesvizh are two small and cozy towns located only a 1.5 hour drive from Minsk. These towns are home to impossibly romantic 16th-century castles, which are considered to be pearls of Belarusian architecture. They were once owned by the powerful Radziwill magnate family (the richest and most powerful clan in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania). The castles are under UNESCO protection for their unique style and history, and are considered World Heritage Sites. HIGHLIGHTS of the tour are Mir Castle, Niasvizh Castle, towns of Mir and Niasvizh, Magnate Parks, Family’s Ancestral Treasures. In the evening return to Minsk .
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you are free in Minsk to explore Minsk on your own. You may want to take an Optional Tour – Soviet Tank Riding and Kalashnikov Shooting (Open Air Soviet Military Complex – Stalin Line). The complex created in the 1930’s was once an important part of the defense system along the western border of the Soviet Union. It was built to protect the USSR against attacks from its western enemies. The complex has a wide range of military equipment from the war and post-war period including — aircraft, armored vehicles and artillery. After the visit you will have an opportunity to try some soldier porridge in a local cafe, learn to shoot a WWII era Kalashnikov and the icing on the cake, take a ride in a real Soviet tank. The tour is in the afternoon at 1400hrs. Cost Euro 88 per person.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day free at leisure until departure transfer to airport.