Receiving of an information sheet, map of Grodno. You will definitely remember beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of the settlements on the way to Grodno. Arrival to Lida.
LIDA is known for its brick fortress, built nearly seven hundred years ago (1323) by Gediminas, the Grand Duke of Lithuania whose grandson Jogaila celebrated here his wedding with Sophia of Halshany hundred years afterwards. Excursion and performance in the castle will allow you to immerse yourself in the fascinating events of the past and archery and sword-fight will bring you a lot of unforgettable impressions. Arrival to Grodno. LUNCH. Hotel check-in. Excursion to the CASTLE HILL in Grodno which is located on the bank of Neman. One of the oldest churches of Belarus – the Kolozhskaya church (XII century) – is situated near the Hill.
The Royal Gothic castle was built in Grodno during the rule of Vytautas. At the end of XVII century the king Stephen B?thory rebuilt it into the Reneissance Castle, which had played a significant role in the history of the state. Close to it the New Castle (XVIII) is located, where dramatic events of the second partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth took place – the so-called “Silent sejm”. Visit of the museum in New Castle. Free time, overnight stay in Grodno.
Breakfast. GRODNO SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Grondo is the only city in Belarus having the status of the monument of architecture and city planning. The leading role in its historical-cultural heritage is played by the remarkable architectural ensembles of different epochs and styles. The buildings of the Grodno architectural school of the XII century are found side by side with the buildings of modernism and constructivism of the XX century and what is more – Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism…
The most monumental and elegant Church of Grodno – the Farny Church (former Jesuistic) – impresses by the greatness of the frontage and sculptural luxuriance of the interior. At the streets parting from the former Market place there are the extant buildings of numerous monasteries – Catholic (Bernardine, Brigid, Franciscan) and Orthodox, as well as mansions of noblemen. Drive to KOROBCHITSY tourist complex, 12 km away from Grodno.
It is 16-hectare territory styled as Belarusian estate of the XIX century with its beautiful landscapes, great and little ponds, pictorial buildings. Here you can feel the atmosphere of those times, innocence of nature. During the sightseeing tour you will see the forge, the house of a woodcarver, Gipsy van, beautiful summerhouses and open-air cages (horses, ponies, ostriches, deer, nutrias, peacocks, pheasants, wild boars…). You will have the chance to make excellent pictures and have a good rest drinking a cup of tea or coffee at the restaurant “The Castle of Zevana” with its fountains, glass painting, chimney… Return to Grodno. LUNCH. Free time. Transfer to the railway station. Have a good trip!
Distance: Minsk-Lida 180 km, Lida-Grodno 110 km, Grogno-Korobchitsy 15 km