UNESCO Heritage in Belarus
For two days, you will see and learn a lot about the sights of Belarus, included in the list of world cultural heritage by UNESCO - a castle complex in Mir, the palace and park ensemble in Nesvizh and the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha".
On the first day you’ll visit the museum exhibition of Mir Castle, built in the first quarter of the XVI century and the palace and park complex in Nesvizh - the former capital of the Radzivils family..
In the evening you’ll arrive in Brest - a border town in the south-west of Belarus. Evening is a good time to enjoy the ceremony of lighting the street lamps on the Sovetsyakya pedestrian street.
On the second day of the tour 2 interesting excursions are offered. The first - at the memorial complex "Brest Fortress" with a visit to the Museum of the Defense of the fortress and the main monuments of the memorial. The second - the National Park "Belovezhskaya Pushcha". You will enjoy a tour about the real virgin forest and a tour of the Manor of Santa Claus. If desired, you can also visit the local Museum of Nature.
8.30 – meeting the group at the hotel lobby
Mir-Nesvizh tour (280 km, 8 hours)
You are welcome to visit two UNESCO World Heritage sights in Belarus – a castle in Mir and a palace and park complex in Nesvizh. The trip offers great views of the Belarusian countryside, remarkable atmosphere of the old architecture reminding of the past of our country. You will know about the Radzivills — one of the most powerful noble families for 4 previous centuries on the lands that are now known as Belarus.
08.50 – 09.50 – transfer to Mir.
10:00 – 11:30 Tour about Mir castle and surroundings: interiors of the castles, Towers, castle prison, Burial Vault Church of the Svyatopolk-Mirski family.
11:30 – 12:00 – transfer to Nesvizh
12.00 – 14:10 Tour about Nesvizh, the castle and the Roman-Catholic church of the Divine Body in Nesvizh.
14:30 – 15:30 lunch at the “Hetman” restaurant in Nesvizh palace
15:30 – 18:30 – transfer Nesvizh – Brest
18:30 – arrive in Brest, the “Hermitage” hotel.
Spare time. Overnight at the hotel.
9:00 – Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 – 10:30 – memorial complex “Brest Fortress” tour.
10:50 – 11:50 – Transfer Brest – Belavezhskaya Puscha (National Nature Park), 60 km
A key tourist attraction of Belarus, Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park is what’s left of the primeval forest which used to stretch from the Baltic Sea to the Buh River and from Odder to the Dnieper River.
Belovezhskaya Pushcha became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. In 1993 it was granted UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status.
12:00 – Lunch at the “Belabezhskaya Puscha”
13:00 – 16:30 A guided sightseeing tour about Belavezhaskaya Puscha and tour about Ded Moroz (Father Frost, local analogue to Santa Claus) Manor.
On request: tour about the Museum of Nature, representing the richest collection of flora and fauna on the territory of Belarus.
16:30 – 20:30 transfer Belavezhskaya Puscha – hotel in Minsk
20:30 – 21:00 arrival in Minsk