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14. Tour "Belarus. We discover Belarus. Zaslavl - Minsk"


Tour "Belarus. We discover Belarus"
Itinerary: Zaslavl - Minsk
Duration: 2 or 3 days

Zaslavl is a one of the most ancient Belarusian towns. Zaslavl is mentioned in chronicles in 1127 in connection with the campaign against Polotsk lands by Kiev prince Mstislav Vladimirovich.

According to the legend Zaslavl was established in 985 for Rogneda and her son Isaslav who was exiled here by Novgorod prince Vladimir. In the late XIII c. the town became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

In XVI c. there Calvin schools were opened in Zaslavl. Belarusian educator Symon Budny published his books in the local typography; his Bible was published here in 1574.

Today Zaslavl is the town of the provincial subordination with the population of 14 thousand dwellers. There are 22 enterprises of national property and equal to it act in the city. In 1956 nearby Zaslavl the largest artificial reservoir in Belarus was created, Zaslavlskoye dam lake (a part of Vileisko-Minskaya hydrologic system) which is excellent recreation area for dwellers.

In 1967 historical and archeological reservation was created which in 1986 was renamed into Zaslavl historical and archeological reservation which unites multilayer Val settlement (X-XVII cc.), Zamechak settlement or Rogneda's grave (X-XI cc.), burial mounds (late X- early XII cc.). There is Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya church, the monument of architecture of XVI-XVII cc. situated in the Val settlement.

The Farny Catholic Church (of St. Mary) - the monument of the architecture of the 18th cent., built in 1774 in Baroque style, have survived. Since 1989 it is under State protection. You can visit the Museum-Exhibition Complex displaying the exposition of musical instruments, carpets, tapestry (gobelins).

There are also the Memorable Cross in honour of the thousandth anniversary of Christianity in Belarus and the Memorable Stone in honour of the thousandth anniversary of Zaslavl.

Programme

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
Dinner

Day 2

Breakfest
Departure from the Sovietskaya Square
Zaslavl: Sightseeing tour of Zaslavl, an acquaintance with ruins of "Val", "Zamechak", Kalvinskiy church, Saint Virgin Maria catholic church of the end of the 18th century, an ethnographical complex which includes an exhibition, and the museums Mlyn, Khata Zavoznikau, Kuznya, Sviran
Minsk - The capital of the Republic Belarus
The site of the old Minsk castle, an archeological preserve
The High Town, cathedral church, the catholic church of St. Simeon and Elena, the Troitsky suburb, the objects of sports of the capital.
Mc. Donald's

Arrival in Grodno

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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