Mir and Niasviž castles

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Tour Number

Activity Level

155695


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Belarusian (fluent), English (advanced), French (conversational), Polish (advanced), Russian (fluent)

See the medieval heritage of Belarus with your local private guide


There was a country of knights who fought against aliens desperately. There were many castles as a protection belt around the country. One called Belarus as a "Country of castles". The knights died at the final battles, the country was occupied by the cunning neighbors, but the castles survived. They are the witnesses of the glory of the past. They will tell you a Story, and I'll just help them connect you with the heroic and exciting past of the Belarusians. . .
Mir and Niasviž castles belonged to the Radziwills, the most powerful family of Belarus and Lithuania (at that times the countries belonged together). That walls observed luxurious dancing balls as well as cruel attacks of the Russian and the Swedish forces. For the ages they preserved secrets and treasures of the family rich and powerful as a Royal Court. . . Beautiful old parks with lakes, small and calm towns with a number of churches of different confessions will strengthen the impression of the fascinating and multicultural history of the coun

Itinerary

Me and a driver, we'll pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in Minsk (free) or at airport (for a cost).
The way to the castles takes approx. 1. 15 - 1. 30 hour. During the way you'll have a short brief of the history of Belarus. Who are the Belarusians? What are their origins? What is the meaning of the word "Belarus" and what does mean "Black Russia"? Who built the castles? What was the context? How the modern state rised up? how is it connected with the castles and the medieval state? What is the economy of modern Belarus?. . The time will pass quickly.
We'll visit the first castle (doesn't matter which one would be the first), its main museum and its environs (old town & old park). At your desire, we could stop for a lunch in a local cafe. Then we'll go to the second castle (the way takes 30 min) and explore it by the same plan: the castle itself, its main museum, the old town, the old park.
On the way back we'll chat about politics, religion, nationality, drugs. . All forbidden topics are in use now!)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Minsk City hall (Ploshcha Svabody 2А, the very centre of the city) or any other place in Minsk well-known for you.

End location: Minsk City hall or any other place in Minsk well-known for you.

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

car & walking

What’s Included

Other: the price includes tour-guiding and transportation. Please, note, the price doesn't include entrance tickets to the museums neither guiding INSIDE of the museums (I haven't license to make a tour INSIDE of the museums, I can only accompany you there answering your questions or translating museum's guide).

Please note: Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash to me at the start of the tour. Also, due to local laws, payment must be in our local currency, Belarusian New Rubles (BYN). If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate into contact me through "Ask a Question."

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 2 - It is a summary price of two tickets to the museums of Mir and Niasvizh castles per person

What’s Extra

Other: museum tickets for tourists: approx. 7$ per person for Mir castle + approx. 8$ per person for Niasvizh castle (discounts for children and students).

Restrictions

I'm not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange a car/a driver for you (the prices depend on this). Note! A separate driver is another one local person who can tell you something interesting about the country!

A Recent Review of this tour

This is a must see for those going to Belarus. Castles are beautifully preserved and historical artifacts are easy to see and understand. The guide is outstanding and wants you to gain an understanding of the country's history and culture.
Robert Penna

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