"Outstanding Statesmen and Figures of Israel - Natives of Belarus"

 

4 days/3 nights.

Day 1

Arrival at "Minsk-2" International Airport, transfer to the chosen hotel, check-in at the chosen hotel

Free time. Dinner.

 

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel

Minsk city tour (founded in 1067) including the areas of the former ghetto - one of the largest in the former USSR where the Jewish prisoners not only from Belarus but from western European countries were kept, "Yama" memorial dedicated to the Jews killed during World War II, meeting with Minsk Jewish community, visiting Jewish school and synagogue. Visit to the Museum of the History of World War II with Jewish section.

Dinner

 

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel

Travel to Volozhin (86 km) to one of the world centers of Talmud learning of the 19th century. The Yeshiva founded there in 1803 by Khaim Ben Itschak Volozhiner made the city world-famous as representatives of many coun­tries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa got their education there. Volozhin City Tour, including the Yeshiva build­ing still having the last-century school image, vis­iting an old Jewish cemetery, meeting with local Jews.

Travel to  Vishnevo (23 km), a birthplace of Naum Goldman (b. 1895) - one of the World Jewish Congress founders and of Shimon Peres (b. 1923) - the former Prime-minister of Israel and Nobel Prize Winner.

Travel to the village of Golshany (16 km) where one can see Jewish residential quarters of late 19th - early 20th centuries which are completely genuine. The museum of Local Lore displays show the history of Golshany Jewish community.

Travel to Krevo (23 km), a small town known for its first built castle in Belarus in 1338. The Synagogue building is preserved. Transfer  to Minsk (120 km). Walking-tour around the Trinity Suburb in Minsk (19th century)

 

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel. Transfer to “Minsk-2 ” International Airport for the departure flight.