Christmas in Belarus


Christmas in Belarus

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 6 days
Type: GroupTravel with a small group of other travellers

Itinerary

Day 1 – 21 December 2019 – Arrive Minsk

Arrive in Minsk where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Minsk. No meals or guided activities included today.

Day 2 – 22 December 2019 – Minsk - Brest
This morning we explore some of the key sights of Minsk, including the main avenues that are fully illuminated and decorated for the holidays with large Christmas trees. Visits include Independence avenue, Victory avenue and the architectural monuments of the XVIIth - XXth centuries with its folk craft fairs. We continue to Brest via Mir Castle, and impressive architectural monument, included into the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Overnight in Brest. (B)

Day 3 – 23 December 2019 – Brest and Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park
We take a tour of the Brest’s main sites including the imposing fortress, which played a significant part in the Second World War and is an important site in Belarusian history. During Christmas it becomes a magic place full of decorations, lights and trade fairs. We travel into the wild to the UNESCO world heritage site of Belovezhskaya National Park, one of the largest forested areas in Central Europe. During Christmas time it turns into a magic forest. Here, deep in the woods, you will find a little gingerbread-like wooden house with a lot of lights. It is a house of Ded Moroz (Belarusian Santa Clause) and he is ready to meet you with warmth and hospitality! Overnight in Brest. (B)

Day 4 – 24 December 2019 – Nesvizh - Minsk

This morning we travel to Nesvizh. We will have a short city tour and lunch and then this afternoon visit Radzivills Palace with its beautiful buildings, palaces, monasteries and 16th Century houses. After the visit we will return to Minsk for the night. This evening we attend the Swan Lake Ballet at the National Opera and Ballet theatre. Overnight in Minsk. (B)

Day 5 – 25 December 2019 - Minsk

Today we visit the open-air museum of Folk life and the folk celebration of Kalyady. Included today is a visit to the museum, a theatrical performance, a masterclass on cooking followed by a tasting, horse riding, kindling a great fire and immersing ourselves in the world of Christmas Carols in a Belarusian village. Overnight in Minsk (B)

Day 6 – 26 December 2019 - Minsk Departure
Tour ends with a transfer to the airport (B)


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