- Distance: 480 km
- Duration: 15:00 hour
- Kind: Bus-Walking tours
- Language of training: Russian
Polotsk… the City patriarch, the city chronicler, Evfrosinni Polotskaya, Vseslav Charodey, Francis Scorina's homeland. From time immemorial, having endured rough events in life of the people, the city has kept a great number of witnesses of old times. At an excursion you will pass expensive history of the city since Vseslav Charodey and valorous knights to traditions of the present. For example, lives here to this day, century tradition of production of kvass and brewing with which you will get acquainted on a production part of an excursion, having visited on a visit at Kvasyani.
The excursion program- Kwasyanуa invites to visit the factory
Gathering the group
Moving in Polotsk (230 km)
Сomplex of Jesuit collegium in PolotskJesuit коллегиум in Polotsk – the first Jesuit educational institution in the territory of modern Belarus. Thanks to teaching only in local language, to high education level, big library and laboratory, the number of students increased from 5 to 450 people. The richest коллегиум was the cultural and educational center of the Polotsk lands and received the high status of academy where 700 people studied already. Here continues the existence tradition of education – in an architectural monument of Baroque style the Polotsk State university was located. In a kollegiuma the exposition "Reconstruction of the project of Gabriel Gruber "The mechanical head is open" - it is executed in Socrates's image and is ready to answer all your questions in 5 languages.
Epiphany convent in PolockThe Polotsk earth long since is famous for the history, social and religious life. Among other witnesses there is development of religion in the city, pilgrims Sacred and Bogoyavlensky Polotsky attracts the monastery. For 5 centuries of existence he repeatedly burned and burned down completely, was reconstructed and received guests of honor. At the end of the 18th century he was visited by Catherine II then it noticeably changed – the two-storeyed big case was completed. Today in it the Museum of the Belarusian publishing and the museum library of Simeon Polotsky who taught at brotherly school before went in Moscow to train Ivan, Sovyyu and Fedor – children of the Russian tsar Alexey Mikhaylovich is located.
Borisov stoneSomeone sees in them memorable signs of the prince, someone boundary marks or track signs, someone entreaty about the help – but all of us understand that it is unique and remarkable witnesses of legendary events which occurred tens centuries ago. It is about the whole series of huge stones – boulders - with the cut signs and any inscriptions – you will see one of them. The stone which has received the name Boris is brought to the Polotsk Sofiye and majestically welcomes guests. And on him an inscription "Jesus Christ. My God pomoz to the slave Boris".
Saint Sophia Cathedral in PolockFrom what party you wouldn't drive up to the city – you will see a majestic and graceful baroque silhouette of the Polotsk Sofia. Have built the most ancient Christian shrine and the first stone temple in Belarus, one of the earliest in Ancient Russia 10 centuries ago - the copy of the Byzantine monastery. Now, from initial shape, only the crypt, three apses, a part of internal columns and finishing of the base have remained. Today St. Sophia Cathedral - the first representative of art who has incorporated lines peculiar to the Polotsk earth. Church services are stopped even here at the beginning of the 20th century: now it is the unique museum and one of the best concert halls of Europe where you will hear fine body or chamber music.
Museum of Medieval ChivalrySince the time of Prince Vseslav Charodey, according to chronicles, our ancestors were determined by power, agility, endurance. It was from those times the fame about our knights spread throughout Europe. "Heart to the Fatherland, honor to no one!" - these words were the motto of the Belarusian knights who traveled along the roads of Europe, performed feats in honor of giving their heart and Fatherland. Where did the first knights of our lands appear? Of course, in the first principality - Polotsk. Therefore, here, in Polotsk, a descendant of the ancient Rurikovich family, a unique exposition is created that will acquaint you with the amazing and fascinating history of medieval chivalry, with the laws of valor and honor, with types of armor of different times and with types of medieval tortures. And the atmosphere of a medieval castle will help to plunge into history, forgetting about everyday hustle and bustle.
Polotsk Beverages and Concentrates factoryDrink, without which they did not sit at the table in Russia, by the 15th century 500 of its varieties were known. Yes, yes, this kvass is a traditional Slavic drink. The production of kvass from ancient times is very exciting - it was prepared every day! And how to prepare kvass and other drinks today, you can see with your own eyes in Polotsk. You will be acquainted with all the stages of kvass production and will be led to the real "realm of cold". During the tour of the beverage factory you will pass through the production departments of the enterprise, you will visit the heart of the plant - the brewhouse, in a large-scale fermentation-camp department. Experienced technologists will talk about the properties and excellent qualities of the products. You will see unique historical records from 1972, taste mineral water from an artesian well, natural kvass fermentation. Not only surprises gifts are waiting for Eevery guest of the Polotsk Beverages and Concentrates Factory but also gifts from the most important hero of the "realm of cold" - KVASYANI!
Moving in Minsk (230 km)
➥The end of the tour
The cost of the tour Kwasyanуa invites to visit the factory for individual and corporate groups
- 24/7 support
- Meeting at the hotel
|The cost||for person in group||for the group|
|2-7||from 3'207 ₽||22'450 ₽|
|8-19||from 1'820 ₽||34'584 ₽|
|20-52||from 1'062 ₽||55'219 ₽|
|53-68||from 932 ₽||63'372 ₽|
Included in the price
- excursions according to the program
- certified guide services
- transport services
- entrance tickets
- Polotsk brewery and concentrates - children's excursion 93 ₽ / 93 ₽
- Polotsk brewery and concentrates - adult excursion 432 ₽