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Baltics and Beyond: Chasing the Legacy of Great Duchy

with Fr. Ihar (priest at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church and native of Belarus)
and Debra Korluka (International Byzantine iconographer)

Once upon a time there was a great country which stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea which served as an outpost of European civilization: Great Duchy of Litva (Lithuania). It guarded Europe from various invasions of the East. It is our pleasure to invite you to join our group on a journey through its heirs- Belarus, Lithuania and Latvia (and possibly Ukraine) to see fascinating historical hidden gems in Central and Eastern Europe. America is a nation of immigrants and many people came to this country from the places that we will visit: American Revolutionary war hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko; the author of God Bless America, composer Irving Berlin and many others. This tour will bring you to experience art, castles, places of worship, Eastern-European American connections.

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Dates: September 2015 (12 day tour)

Route #1:
Vilnius (2 days) – Grodno (1/2 day) – Niaswizh (1/2 day overnight) – Mir (maybe overnight then 1/2 day) – Minsk (2 days) – Kiev (3 days)

Route #2:
Riga (2 days) – Vitipsk (1 day) – Polatsk (1 day) – Minsk (3 days) – Vilnius (3 days)

Tour cost includes: to be determined

  • Round trip airfare MSP (insurance optional)
  • Land transfers (bus or train)
  • 9/10 nights accommodations (double occupancy)
  • 2 meals a day
  • Entrance to all sites according to itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities and taxes
  • All guides and escorts

Contact me for more information or to pre-register for the trip.