Royal Grodno / Augustow Canal
Arrival in Grodno. Meeting with the guide.
The beginning of the walking tour around Grodno The sightseeing tour will tell about the greatness of the city during the times of the Knights of Lithuania and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. We will walk with you through the old narrow streets. Grodno - a unique city-monument, most fully preserved the architectural heritage of the past. This is one of the oldest cities in Belarus. Its history dates back more than 800 years. For its amazing architectural appearance in the XVI century. Grodno was included in the Cologne encyclopedia of Brown as one of the "most beautiful cities in Europe".
The sightseeing tour will acquaint you with the architectural ensembles of the city - the Old Castle on a steep hill on the high bank of the Neman, the residence of King Stephen Batory, the palace of the New Castle - the former royal palace built in the XVIII century. During the reign of the King and Grand Duke of Lithuania August III, as the summer residence of Polish kings and grand princes of Lithuania, according to the project of Carl Friedrich Pöppelmann. General Seims of the Commonwealth took place here, and during the last Diet of the Commonwealth in 1793 an agreement was signed on the partition of the Commonwealth by Russia and Prussia, in 1795 the King and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanislaw August Poniatowski signed the act of abdication. The so-called "Mute Seim"
You will see the church of Boris and Gleb (Kolozhskaya) - one of the oldest churches in Eastern Europe, a monument of the Grodno architectural school of the 12th century, the Farny Church of Francis Xavier - the cathedral of the Grodno diocese, an outstanding architectural monument of the 16th-17th centuries, in the past the richest church of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, For the Order of the Jesuits. In the interior of the church there are 13 altars, the church is decorated with fresco paintings, sculptural compositions. The Church of Our Lady of Angels and the Monastery of the Franciscans are famous for their miraculous icon of Our Lady of the Angels of the 17th century.
Before you will appear the largest architectural complex of the city of the 16th-18th centuries, combining receptions and forms of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque - the Church of the Acquisition of the Holy Cross and the Bernardine monastery. In the interior of the church are preserved unique Renaissance sculptural compositions and organ of the XVII century.
Free time. Time for Shopping. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Bag breakfast eviction from the hotel. Transfer to Fort No. 2 in the area of Naumovichi village. The length of its central facade is about 150 meters, and the thickness reaches 2 meters. In 1941 it was included in the system of the Grodno fortress of the district ... A visit to the Augustow Canal. A unique object of hydraulic engineering architecture. In 1824 the project of the Augustow canal was approved by Emperor Alexander I. The construction took 15 years: 29 culverts, 18 locks, 21 chambers, 14 bridges, 24 facilities for channel maintenance were built ... The possibility of organizing group skating with a lock on the boat (125 euros for a group of 49 people). Return of the group to the city. Lunch in the city cafe. Free time. (We offer you to visit brand shops with Belarusian products or centralized shopping in the shopping center) Departure group.