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Tour "Belarus. Grodno - History and Culture"Itinerary: GrodnoDuration: 2 daysGrodno is situated 300 km West of Minsk on the border with Poland. It was founded in the 11th cent. as a fortress on the banks of the Neman, today the city ranks number one among old Belarusian cities in its authentic planning and 12th-16th cent. churches, numerous 17th-18th cent. religious and public buildings. The first record of Grodno was in the written sources in 1127.Grodno is a town of cathedrals, castles, royal palaces. In 16th century it was included in the encyclopedia of Brown as one of the most beautiful towns in Europe for its amazing architectural look. In the 13th century the town entered the Grand Principality of Lithuania. The acquaintance with an old part of the city will open you a lot of monuments of architecture: The King Palace (The New Castle) - the monument of the architecture of the second quarter of the 18th cent. built by August III, the king of the Commonwealth. The Brigitte Convent - the monument of the architecture of the first half of the 17th cent. built in Early Baroque style; it includes the Catholic Church, dwelling house. The Orthodox Church Of St. Boris And St. Gleb - the monument of the stone architecture of the second half of the 12th cent. built in Old-Russian style, one of the most beautiful pieces of the architectural school of Grodno. The end of the 19th - the beginning of the 20th century saw Grodno celebrating such renowned talents as Polish novelist Eliza Orzeszkowa, poet Maksim Bogdanovich, Ludwig Samenhof - the inventor of Esperanto, Grodno historian Yavstakh Arnovskiy and athlete-hercules Yakub Chakhvskiy. ProgrammeDay 1Arrival in GrodnoTransfer to the hotel with guide assistanceCheck-in at the hotel in the centre of the city at leisureDinnerDay 2BreakfestSightseeing tour of GrodnoVisit to The New Palace (the exposition of medieval weapon)Visit to The Old Castle Visit to the Bernadine Monastery Visit to the Orthodox Church Of St. Boris And St. Gleb Visit to the church of St. Franziskus Ksawery)The Orthodox Church Of The Protection Of The Virgin Visit to the Museum of Elise Ozheshko Visit to the Literary Museum of M. Bogdanovich 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 museumsThe company leaves the right to make some alterations in the program without decreasing whole volume and quality of services.RemarkThe duration of the excursion can be 2-3 days, if there will be included the visiting of the frontier posts of V. Usov and A. Sivachev and entertainment part of the programme (a aquapark, a theatre, a disco).
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