Private Tour: Pearl of Belarus (FOUR Main Castles Of Belarus In ONE Day)
This tour is conducted by experienced English speaking driver (not a certified guide). Tour duration is about 11-12 hours. Your driver will pick you from any address in Minsk and will take you to castles. Territory of castles is free, you can walk around. If you prefer to go inside the castles you can buy tickets inside of each casle (tickets is about €6 per person for each castle are not included in a tour). Also you'll be able to take audio guide in both castles. During the tour you can to ask driver to stop in local cafe for lunch or dinner. After the tour driver will take you back to your destination in Minsk.
We invite you to join this fascinating tour!
per adult from
10 to 11 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- English speaking driver
What's excluded :
- Entrance tickets
- Audio guide
- Entry/Admission - Kosava Castle
- Entry/Admission - Ruzhany Palace
- Entry/Admission - National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh
- Entry/Admission - Mir Castle
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Kosava Castle, H699, Kosava 225262 Belarus
Kosava is the smallest town in Belarus. It is a typical western Belarusian town with unhurried life, cozy houses and friendly locals ready to show you the majestic castle and the surroundings. The main attraction of the town Kosava is a huge and beautiful palace was built here in 1838. The XIX century Kosava castle was dramatically ruined during WWII, but it used to be really beautiful. The castle had 12 towers which symbolized 12 months of the year and a unique system of internal corridors and windows which allowed the sun’s rays to get into all corners of the building.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Ruzhany Palace, Ruzhany Belarus
The next point of the route is Ruzhany Palace – only 23 km away. You will find the XVII Ruzhany Palace easily – it appears near the road just as you enter Ruzhany town. The building looks very impressive even in ruins, and is often called the “Belarusian Versailles” because it was built in the same style as the famous French palace. According to the legend, there is a secret underground passage from the Ruzhany Castle to Kosava. The basements of the Ruzhany Palace go four floors down. Unfortunately, they are inundated with earth now, but they will be restored in future.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: National Historical and Cultural Museum and Reserve Niasvizh, Leninskaya 19, Nesvizh 222603 Belarus
The 16th century castle, probably the most famous castle of Belarus, once belonged to the Radziwills, the most powerful nobles of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Nesvizh castle had long been considered one of the most powerful fortifications in the Belarusian lands, due to the artillery and a large garrison.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Mir Castle, Krasnoarmeyskaya 2, Mir 231444 Belarus
Mir Castle (30 km away from Nesvizh) was founded in the early 16th century not far from Mir borough as a residence and was pretty expensive for its time. After the new hosts – the Radziwills – took over the castle, it was rebuilt into a magnate palace and beside thick curtain walls, loopholes, barracks and utility buildings it also featured luxurious apartments of the noble family that were appointed with works of art. In the course of history, the castle witnessed frequent changes of owners and was gradually turning into romantic ruins. During WWII, a ghetto was located in the building. After the war, it became home to local residents. It is only after the inclusion of the monument in UNESCO World Heritage List and a long restoration process that Mir Castle regained a part of its former luxury and was open for the visitors.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
At your hotel or any other location in Minsk
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.