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Polotsk - Vitebsk

1st day
Arrival at Polotsk. Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour of Polotsk – ancestor town of the ancient Slavs, its territory is declared to be a historic and cultural reserve. Here you can reach the innermost secrets of the town, which is the cradle of the state system and spirituality of Belarus. The Upper and Lower Castles, Ivan Grozny defense rampart, Red Bridge, Monument to Heroes of 1812 by architect Adamini. Epiphany Monastery, Franciscan Monastery, Brotherhood School, Epiphany Cathedral. Saint Sophia Cathedral - the pearl of Kievan Rus’ architecture (XI-XVIII centuries) with a magnificent interior decoration and unique acoustics. One of the best pipe organ in Belarus is installed in the cathedral. Pipe Organ  Concert (optional, at additional charge).
Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin.
Saint Euphrosyne Women monastery with the Transfiguration Church built in the XII century through the request of Euphrosyne of Polotsk. The interior of the church is decorated with unique frescoes of XII century.
The reserved relics of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk, one of the first female Eastern Slavs consecrates a saint, are kept here.
Journey to Vitebsk (100 km). Check-in. Free time.
Walk around the festival Vitebsk, where colorful farmsteads of various regions of Vitebsk were pitched along the central streets. Impromptu concert halls, market stalls of artisans and craftsmen all these create an atmosphere of holiday.
Attending concerts of the XXV International Art Festival ”Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (optional, at additional charge). Overnight stay at the hotel.
2nd day
Breakfast. Sightseeing bus and walking tour “The Millennium Vitebsk”.
You will enjoy the magnificence of the architecture of the city with more than a thousand years of history, combining the West and East features; perfectly preserved and restored buildings of historic area of the city of the XVIII-XIX centuries; camel-backed Vitebsk streets where you can run up and .... catch the air. Town Hall – the symbol of a free city. Church of the Resurrection is one of the most beautiful monuments of Vilnius Baroque, majestic Cathedral of the Assumption, the pedestrian street of Suvorov with souvenir shops, art galleries, cafes, restaurants, coffee shops located along it. The Annunciation Church is a monument of ancient architecture of the XII century. Victory Square is a symbol of courage and heroic resistance of the Fatherland defenders, one of the largest squares in Europe. The pearl of modern architecture is the Summer Amphitheatre - the best performance venues in Europe, which runs the world famous arts festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”.
Transfer to the memorial house of Mark Chagall, where he spent his childhood and youth in the house in Pokrovskaya street. You will plunge into the atmosphere of the late XIX and early XX centuries, a deeper understanding of the inspiration source of artist who played the melody of his life on the amazing Vitebsk violin.
Visit the “City of masters” - a constant and full-fledged part of the program of the International Art Festival “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk”. More than a thousand companies and folk crafts, young artists and experienced craftsmen present their products at the fair of ethnic arts and crafts. If you form all outlets in a row, you will get a shopping street for 10 kilometers long.
Attending concerts of the XXV International Art Festival ”Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (optional, at additional charge).
Boat ride on a comfortable cruiser up and down Western Dvina river (optional, at additional charge).
Free time. Overnight stay at the hotel.
3rd day
Breakfast. Transfer to the Zdravniovo estate (16 km) - the Ilya Yefimovich Repin museum. A guided tour of the museum. You will enjoy shady alleys laid by Ilya Repin, the steep bank of the high-speed river, mirrored surface of the pond, an opportunity to take pictures on the artist model hill “Mont Blanc”, make a wish at the silver poplars, planted 120 years ago by the great artist.
Transfer to Vitebsk. Free time.
Attending concerts of the XXV International Art Festival ”Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” (optional, at additional charge). Departure.
 

 
 
TOUR PRICE**: 125.00 €
 

Extra charge for single room – 27.00 €

*Lunch/dinner on request – 5.00 €

** For non-cash payments, from 2 to 3 per cent will be charged for conversion
 

 
Prices include:
 
- Transport services;
- 2 nights at the residential hotel (blocks of 2+2 beds);
- Breakfasts**;
- Sightseeing tours;
- Tickets to museums;
- Certified guide services.