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.
Dates: September 2015 (12 day tour)
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)
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.