Vilnius-Druskininkai-Warsaw (3 days)
Lithuania is the southernmost of the three Baltic states. This country is sometimes called "Northern Italy". There are several reasons for this name. The first is the Lithuanians themselves. They are much more temperamental than the residents of neighboring Latvia and Estonia. The second one is atypical for the Baltic states and typical for the Apennines Baroque, which Old Vilnius is famous for. And the third one is the passion for the sport. However, in the case of Lithuania, this is not a football fever of Italian tifosi, but a basketball rage. Anyway, there are many parallels to be found.
Departure from Druzhnaya station (Minsk) approximately at 5 a.m. Transit through the territory of Belarus and Lithuania. Arrival in Vilnius. Bus and walking tour of Vilnius (3 hours), during which you will see the Cathedral where Vilnius was founded, the adjacent Castle and Gediminas’ Tower, the elegant Church St. Anne (16th century), the Bernardine Church and the Franciscan monastery, the oldest in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe University, the Presidential Palace, the Gate of Dawn (Sharp Gate) with the the icon of Our Lady (14th century), and many other objects. During the tour of the narrow pedestrian streets of the Old Town, you will see the city Hall, fragments of the fortress wall (16th century), as well as the Baroque buildings that dominate Old Vilnius. Free time. Transfer to Druskininkai (130 km). Check-in at Sodyba Igne. Organized participation in an entertainment programme with tasting of tinctures, cheeses and baking of shakotis (Lithuanian cake) (included in the price). During the programme, you will participate in baking of shakotis, visit the Museum of shakotis with a giant cake 3.7 m high. The programme also includes tasting of tinctures, Lithuanian cheeses and fresh cake, baking on your own, two other traditional versions of shakotis, coffee and presentation of the history of this culinary heritage. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure to Warsaw at 8 a.m. On arrival, a sightseeing and walking tour of the city (3 hours): the Old Town, which is on the UNESCO World cultural Heritage List, is carefully restored after the destructions of the Second World War, the Royal Castle with the Castle Square. You will also see Sigismund's Column, Archcathedral of St. John, a witness to many important events in the history of Poland, where there are sarcophagi with the remains of prominent poles, Old Town Market Place and the Warsaw Barbican, the Former Jewish ghetto, the Royal Highway, with many magnificent aristocratic residences and famous monuments, and much more. Check-in at the hotel. Free time. This is a unique opportunity to visit one of the most famous and popular theaters in Warsaw, the Sabat Theatre. The Sabat Theatre is a musical variety show, cabaret and comedies, lasting 2.5 hours, performed by famous singers, musicians, dancers and actors (for an additional fee from 30 euros/person). Return to the hotel on your own. Overnight stay.
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. Visiting a shopping centre Centrum Handlowe Marki, where there are such shopping centres as Mcgo Cash&Carry, Real M1, Praktiker, Nor-Auto, Decathlon, Ikea, ElectroWorld, Meble Emilia, Park Handlowy Targowek, Dom. Departure to Minsk at 3 p.m. Arrival in Minsk at night.
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