From The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth to heroes of the Great Patriotic War

From The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth to heroes of the Great Patriotic War

Minsk - Ivatsevichy - Kosovo - Ruzhany - Pruzhany - Kamenets - Vysokoye - Volchin - Brest - Bialowieza Forest - Kobrin - Bereza - Minsk

The length of the route: 700 km
Duration: 3 days/2 nights

The first day 
08.00 – 10.30 Transfer Minsk - Ivatsevichy (215 km)
10.30 – 11.00 For a long time Ivatsevichi was a possession of the nobility. This can be observed in the building of the homestead of Yundzill, built in the second half XVIII - first half of XIX century. The structure is made in the classical style. Today  it is a local hospital.
11.00 - 11.20 Transfer Ivatsevichy - Kosovo (15 km)
11.20 - 13.00 Overlook of the Kosovo Palace. The Palace was built by Kasimir Puslovsky. He began to build it in 1838. The building was created in neo-gothic style and consists of 12 towers that symbolize months of the year. It is said that in the building was a glass floor and underneath was an aquarium, the building was guarded by a lion.
Not far from the palace is the homestead of the national liberation movement leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko, which was restored in 2004.
13.00 – 13.30 Kosovo - Ruzhany (25 km)
14.00 – 15.00 Ruzhany is known from the middle of the XVI century. The place is famous for producing cloth, carpets, tapestries, art belts and many other products which were not only for the needs of the feudal lord, but also for sale. Also Ruzhany were famous for fairs. On the hill was built a castle - the residence of Sapieha. As a result of the war with the Swedes and internecine clashes at the end of XVII - beginning of XVIII century the castle was damaged, having lost its defensive significance. 
15.00 – 15.45 Ruzhany - Pruzhany (50 km). Overlook of The city
15.45 – 16.20 Until now in Pruzhany preserved a few individual buildings, representing the architectural and artistic or historical value. They are stone shopping arcades, the Cathedral, the house of ShvykovskI and residential buildings.
16.20 – 17.00 Transfer Pruzhany - Kamenets (55 km)
17.00 – 17.30 The Tower of Kamenets is certainly a hallmark of the city and one of the most recognizable monuments. The tower, located on a hill near the river Lesnaya, has a simple form, but nevertheless produces a majestic impression. Here is a branch of the Brest Regional Museum. A wonderful view of the surroundings opens from the observation deck of the tower, which was guarded by armed soldiers a few centuries ago.
17.30 – 18.00 Transfer Kamenets - Vysokoye (40 km)
18.00 - 18.30 Vysokoya is a small town, known from written sources from the XIV century, is located in the Kamenets region on the banks of the river Pulva. Initially, it was a member of the royal possessions, and from the middle of the XVII century the settlement became to be privately owned by Sapieha. On a hill was built a castle, surrounded by earth mounds and water barriers. Today, only the remains of earthworks and ruins preserved. In place of it in the first quarter of XIX century was built a palace complex with a park.
18.30 – 18.45 Transfer Vysokoye - Volchin (15 km)
18.45 – 19.15 In the village Volchin of Kamenets district of Brest region is the tomb of the last king of The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Stanislaw August Poniatowski.
19.15 – 20.00 Transfer Volchin - Brest (40 km).  Check in the hotel. Free time. Overnight
The second day
Breakfast
09.00 – 12.00 City tour: Brest is a border ancient city that has a long and rich history. The tour introduces basic events of the historical past of Brest and its modern life: economic, cultural, educational, sport. A visit to the Brest Fortress. Ancient Russian fortress built in the 19th century by the order of Russian Tsar Nicholas 1. In one of the palaces of the fortress the treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed in 1918. And in June 1941 the garrison took on itself the attack of Nazi troops. In honor of the defenders of the fortress was built a magnificent memorial complex, which consists of a museum of  "The defense of the Brest Fortress",  monuments in honor of the defenders and preserved ruins.
13.00 – 14.00 Excursion to the Bialowieza Forest.
14.00 – 16.00 Bialowieza Forest is the only forest in central Europe, which preserved its original appearance. This forest is a real kingdom of  nature! It is still possible to see 700-year old oaks, 450-year-old pine and ash trees and 150-year-old junipers. There are more than 900 species of plants, there are about 60 species of animals, led by a symbol and pride of Belarus - European bison.
Tour of the Museum of Nature. Visit to the open cages.
Visit to the Residence of Belarusian Ded Moroz.
16.00-17.00 Return to Brest
17.00 Free time. Overnight
Excursion to the archaeological museum "Berestye".
Excursion to the museum of saved artistic values.
The third day
Breakfast.
08.00 – 09.00 Transfer Brest-Kobrin.
09.00 – 12.00 According to legend, Kobrin was founded in 11-12 centuries by heirs of the prince of Kiev Izyaslav on a ness at the confluence of the river Kobrinka in the Mukhovets. It was first mentioned in the Ipatiev Chronicle in 1287. In 1589 it received the Magdeburg rights and arms - a shield with the image of the Virgin Mary and St. Anne's. In 1795 as part of the Russian Empire, belonged to Alexander Suvorov (Manor "Kobrinskiy kluch") . You will see a monument to Alexander Suvorov, the city park, the Dnieper-Bug Canal, Spassky Monastery (1497), St. Nicholas Church (1750), Manor House of Suvorov (1794), Church (1843), the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (1868), building of the former synagogue, Peter and Paul church, post office (1846). Excursion to the house-museum of Suvorov.
12.00 – 13.00 Transfer to Kobrin - Bereza
13.00 – 14.00 Bereza is a district center, is famous for monastery of Carthusians, founded in 1648 by Kazimierz Leon Sapieha, son of the famous chancellor of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It was one of the largest and richest monasteries not only in Belarus, but also in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Today only fragments of the complex preserved, but even they represent greatness of the former monument of Baroque architecture.
14.00 – 17.00 Transfer Bereza - Minsk (250 km)


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  • organization of transfer on a shuttle bus / car  and catering if necessary; 
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