The beginning of the excursion: 9:00 am
Distance: 270 km; 11 hours
The majestic MIR CASTLE (www.mirzamak.by) was built in the XVI century. Its bright architectural look, mighty walls and towers, colorful courtyard leave a lasting impression which will be complemented by the MUSEUM EXPOSITION inside the castle. You will feel the atmosphere of life in the castle passing through the basements where provision was kept and the Ball-room swimming in luxury of Rococo style… Alongside the castle there is the flamboyant chapel of the Svyatopolk-Mirsky family. The historic part of the town of MIR - the place where Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gipsies and Tartars had been living together for a long time - kept the atmosphere of the former small town… The ensemble of the market place is formed by the Orthodox and Catholic Churches, synagogues, Yeshiva, the houses of craftsmen and merchants. LUNCH at the restaurant.
Drive to NESVIZH - the former capital of the Radziwill's Ordination (www.niasvizh.by). At the Market place of this picturesque town you will see the Town Hall, shopping arcades, artisan houses. We will take a view of the Park and Palace Complex of the XVI-XVIII centuries designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni by order of Nickolay Christoph Radziwill "Sirotka". The magnificent castle surrounded by high earthworks and wide ponds represents the system of buildings forming the tasteful court of honor. The elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism are interlaced herein. During our visit of the PALACE MUSEUM you will see the impressive expositions composed of a vast number of relics, great halls of the palace, living and housekeeping areas. Near - picturesque PARKS adjacent to the palace. The FARNY CHURCH of the XVI century - the first Baroque building in the Eastern Europe. This church is one of the most valuable churches in Belarus due to its gorgeous fresco painting and the undercroft.
The guide will tell you about the history of the most powerful family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - the Radziwill Family which influenced the cultural heritage of Belarus and Europe…
The tour price includes:
• Comfortable coach or car travel
• Excursions in the museums according to the program (English-speaking guides or audio-guides)
• All entrance tickets
• Restaurant lunch
• Viapol souvenirs
Note: The time is approximate! The travel agency reserves the right to change the order of visiting objects (excursions) and make some changes to the program without reducing the volume and quality of services. The company is not responsible for delays caused by weather conditions, traffic jams, force majeure situations, and other circumstances beyond the control of the company.