National park "Braslav lakes"

Day 1

Arrival in Minsk. Passport control and customs formality. Meeting with a guide. Transfer airport - hotel by "Alatan Tour" coach. Meeting with a representative of the company management. Time at leisure. Dinner at a restaurant in a national style with the national cuisine.

Day 2

Breakfast. City tour of Minsk. Lunch. Visit to the Museum of country architecture and housing "Ozertso". Dinner. Evening ballet performance.

Day 3

After breakfast shopping. Souvenirs. After lunch tour to the National Park "Braslav Lakes". Arrival at Braslav. Accommodation at the hotel "Drivyaty". Dinner-picnic at fire. Belarusian cuisine. Folklore show.

Day 4

Breakfast. Departure for a day tour around the district: motor ship tour along the lake Drivyaty, during which the tourists can enjoy observing the environment; excursion about the forest; observation of birds (upon possibility); hiking on an ecological route; visit to the open air cages. Lunch-picnic within the tour in one of the clearings of the forest. Time at leisure. Dinner. After dinner there is a possibility to enjoy Russian "banya"; riding a horse or a horse-drawn coach (on request).

Day 5

Breakfast. Trip to Polotsk the oldest Belarusian city, founded in 862. Visit to the 11th cent. St. Sophia Cathedral, the monument of architecture of the 11th-17th cent. built in the time of Vseslav Charodey, the Prince of Polotsk; Spaso-Ephrosinia church, the monument of the architecture of the 12th cent.; the museum of Belarusian Book-Printing, the exposition of which tells about the first Belarusian printer Francisk Skoryna, a great thinker of the 16th cent., whose birthplace was Polotsk. F. Skoryna published the first edition of the Bible in the Slavonic language and second In Europe. Lunch at a restaurant of the city. Visit to the St. Sophia Cathedral for a organ concert.

Day 6

Breakfast. Excursion around Braslav (the first mentioning in 1065) and surroundings: the catholic church of Our Lady (1824), the orthodox church of St. Nickolas, the Holy Assumption orthodox church (1897). Visit to the museum of National culture and handicraft ( pottery, painting, modeling, weaving, goods made of straw, withe and their manufacturing). Trip to the highest point of the area, so called mountain "Mayak", from which a magnificent panorama of two large lakes with their islands is being opened. Hiking. Lunch -picnic on the bank of one of the lakes with "uha" (special fish soup) and other Belarusian dishes. Time at leisure. Farewell dinner with spirits.

Day 7

After breakfast departure to the airport