Traces of the perished cultures and nations of Eastern Poland starts in Augustow, in the north-eastern Poland. You will take the morning cruise on the Augustow Chanel - a precious masterpiece of water construction. Drive for Krasnybor and visit in the Orthodox church. Continue for Sejny to see a late Renaissance monastery rebuilt in the 18th century. Finally drive for Punsk which was a town between 1647-1852 and now is a commune village, the capital of Polish Lithuanians.
To continue in searching of the Old Believers of Russian descent, you visit Gabowe Grady near Augustow and Wodzilki in Suwalki Landscape Park. Drive for Nowy Dwor to see a typical Old Believers’ village with the original 17th century street plan. We move to the village of Malowicze Gorne to see windmills characteristic of the area. Continue for Bohoniki village to visit a mosque. Our next point will be Bialystok. Morning departure for Krynki and its unique 18th century street plan.
Continue for the village of Nowa Grzybowszczyzna famous for its prophet Ilja who lived here in the 1930s and who created a religious sect. Continue for Kruszyniany to track the Polish Tatars. We continue driving south through the picturesque villages of the Swislocza River. Morning visit to the park located in the central part of Bialowieza Primeval Forest by a horse drawn carriage. Visit to the hunter’s manor in Bialowieza and the local Orthodox Church. Continue for Grabarka Orthodox Monastery. Holy Mount of Grabarka is the most important orthodox sanctuary in Poland. Continue for Koterka, Mielnik and Niemirow to see the orthodox churches. We are heading to Lublin. Morning drive to search for the traces of the Eastern Rites and arrival in the village of Pratulin. Continue to drive to the villages of Krzyczew and Neple to visit the two other historic churches of the Uniates. We finally drive to the village of Kostomloty to visit the local sanctuary. Final sightseeing of the day is in the town Wlodawa. Visit in the Great Synagogue. Overnight in Lublin.
Morning departure for Dorohusk. Continue for the town of Dubienka to see partly restored character of the 19th century town. Drive for Strzyzow to see the 18th century palace and complex dated at the end of the 19th century. A short stop in front of the Unitas Church built in 1817. A stopover in Hrubieszow once a multicultural town with Polish, Jewish, Ukranian and Russian inhabitants living together. Our final visit is in the small town of Dolhybyczow with an interesting park and a classicistic palace complex. Transfer for the famous Renaissance town of Zamosc. Sightseeing, dinner and overnight. Visit to Hrebenne and its area oldest complex of Orthodox church of St. Nicolas. Continue for Sieldliska to see the Greek Orthodox Church and to Werchrata for Neo-Classicist one.
Drive for the village of Brusno Stare to see a unique Orthodox cemetery and its 346 tombstones and to Brusno Nowe with its wooden Orthodox church. Continue to Horyniec and visit in the Poninski Family residence as well as the former Franciscan monastery complex of the Classicist Greek Orthodox church. Drive to the village Radruz and visit Orthodox monastery complex. Then to the small town of Wielkie Oczy to see a former Jewish synagogue, Greek Orthodox Church and the 16th century defensive manor. Continue to Chotyniec to the most beautiful wooden Greek Orthodox church in the area. Morning departure for Warsaw. Afternoon arrival and city sightseeing on arrival. A farewell dinner served at one the Old Town restaurants in the evening.