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May Holidays In Minsk Tour

May Holidays In Minsk Tour Packages
Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1 Tour to Minsk City

During the excursion, you will be able to see the beauty of Minsk – its wide avenues and cozy streets, a variety of architectural complexes and parks, and other sightseeing that make the Belarusian capital unique. For its about 900 years story city was repeatedly destroyed, burned, but every time it revived and built up. Nowadays Minsk is a modern European megalopolis with a multimillion population.

It develops promptly more beautiful, combining greatness of old times heritage with a status of IT country. You will see: Privokzalnaya Square (visual inspection), Independence Square, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Victory Square, Ruins of Minsk ancient castle (visual inspection), Trinity Suburb, National Library of Belarus, Island of courage and sorrow, A sports complex Minsk-Arena (visual inspection)

Day 2 Visiting Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace

Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace are considered to be the most beautiful places and interesting attractions in Belarus. Both are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

You will see an outstanding example of 16th-century fortification art in Mir and enjoy the .richly diverse architecture and attractive gardens that make Nesvizh Palace one of the most beautiful places in the country. You learn about secrets and intrigues, about legends and legends among avenues of shady parks. You will see: Mir Castle Complex, Chapel-burial vault of Svyatopolk-Mirsky family, Nesvizh town hall (visual inspection), Sluckaya Brama (visual inspection), Nesvizh Church (Church of Jesuits), Nesvizh palace Radziwill, Нouse on the market (home of the craftsman) (visual inspection), Benedictine Monastery (visual inspection)

Day 3 Tour to Khatyn - The Mound of Glory

During the tour, you will learn about the most tragic historical period of Belarus. Khatyn memorial is a tribute to almost three million Belarusians who died during the Great Patriotic War (World War 2) Until 1943, Khatyn was a usual Belarusian village to the northeast of Minsk. But on March 22, 1943, after a skirmish nearby in which a German officer was killed, the occupying German forces encircled the village. All the inhabitants were rounded up and taken to a barn, which was then set on fire. Some 149 people, including 75 children, died. Only one adult, 56-year-old Joseph Kaminsky, survived the attack. He found his injured son but was unable to save him.

At the center of the complex stands an astonishing 6m bronze statue called “The Unconquered Man” – a tribute to Joseph Kaminsky and his son It is a memorial to all those who died across Belarus that was built on the site of the former village. A handful of soil from each of the 185 burned and never rebuilt was brought to Khatyn to create a symbolic graveyard. Khatyn became the 186th village, the site of this symbolic graveyard. As a haunting reminder of the horrors of war, it has become one of the most important places in Belarus. The memorial complex “The Mound of Glory” symbolizes the heroism of the Belarusians who defeated fascism in their own land during the Great Patriotic War. You will see: Memorial complex Khatyn, The Mound of Glory

Day 4 Visting Dudutki

The museum of Dudutki will help you see how Belarus looked like many centuries ago. There in the ancient Shlyakhetsky estate of the 19th century where you will be able to see household items, craftwork, hear authentic Belarusian songs watch traditional dances, and get a taste of the national cuisine. Visitors to the museum are offered to taste products from a local brewery (home-distilled vodka, bread, honey, and cucumbers), from a bakery (freshly baked bread, butter, and three kinds of cheese), and from a local mill (bread baked by peasants with a piece of lard). The museum complex of ancient national crafts and technologies Dudutki:

Ethnographic gallery featuring the items of the 18th-20th centuries

Handicraft yard (straw and willow weaving)

Pottery (museum of ceramics)

Woodworker’s shop

Blacksmiths shop of the 19th century

Creamery

Bakery

Brewery (a vodka brewing shop)

Shed with vintage cars (Zim, Chaika, Horch, Willis, Volkswagen Beetle, Ganomak, Fiat Topolino, Chrysler)

Windmill in the Dutch style (built-in 1903-1905 by brothers Mikhail and Ivan Polyakov's)

Wooden church of John the Prophet

Stable with pedigree horses, a pony, and a donkey

Zoological gardens (with cows, goats, pigs, rabbits, poultry)

Ostrich farm

After visiting Dudutki - Transfer to the railway station or to the airport

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