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08. Tour "Belarus. Paliessie - a wonderful Land"

Tour "Belarus. Paliessie - Wonderful Land"
Itinerary: Ruzhany - Mepochovschina - Kossovo - Dostoevo - Pinsk
Duration:2-3 days

By the end of the XVI century Ruzhany (Grodno Region, Pruzhany District) became the property of the Sapegas, who laid here the foundation of their residence - a double-storey cross shaped palace. Leu Sapega is one of the greatest Belarusian political figures, a renown by his wisdom statesman, lawyer and military commander. He stood at the head of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at the times of G.D.L.'s highest cultural blossoming.

At all times Leu Sapega was a powerful guardian of Belarusian national interests and a stronghold of our independence. The Ruzhany palace was considered to be one the greatest in Belarus and Lithuania. In 1784 the palace was visited by the last King of Rzecz Pospolita Stanislav August Ponyatovsky.

During the trip you have an opportunity to get acquainted with the Ruzhany palace. You can also visit the birth - place of the leader of the popular uprising 1794 - Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Kosciusko is the best example of the international hero fighting for liberty of the oppressed nations in a brave, acceptable way.

You can joy a nice palace built in an old English gothic style. You have a possibility to think in front of the miraculous sacred image of the 17th century, being as a protectress of the belorussian Paliessie. Paliessie is famous for its swamps. Especially, there are many of them in the central part , in the vicinity of the city of Pinsk You visit the birth - place of a well-known Russian writer - Dostoevskij and see exhibits in the school - museum that are given by relatives of the writer.


Day 1

Arrival in Grodno
Transfer to the hotel with guide assistance
Check-in at the hotel in the centre of the city
Time at leisure

Day 2

Departure from the Sovietskaya Square
Ruzhany - Ruins of Ruzhany Sapega Family Palace
Mepochovschina - The birth - place of Thaddeus Kosciuszko
Kossovo - The palace of the Puslovskis
Logishin - The church of the 17th century
The museum
Pinsk (lunch)
The Palace of Butrimovich. Church - The residence of the cardinal Kazimir Sventok.
The museum "Paliessie."
Arrival in Grodno
You can go boating.

Cost according to demands.

The cost included: entrance visa, full board and lodging, a guide, transfer, passage service, bus and excursion service, entrance tickets to the museums

The company leaves the right to make some alterations in the program without decreasing whole volume and quality of services.

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