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Minsk City Tour & Dudutki Museum Tour

Minsk City Tour & Dudutki Museum Tour Packages
Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Day 1

We warmly welcome you to Minsk – the capital of the Republic of Belarus, its political and cultural center. It was first mentioned in the chronicles of the XIth century. Today, it is a dynamic city with expansive boulevards, modern and historical buildings, endless parks, and well-developed infrastructure. Being an impressive example of Soviet planning on a grand scale, Minsk however has a number of outstanding historical sights, proving the city’s rich history.

Sightseeing Tour of Minsk includes the main avenues (Independence avenue, Victory avenue) and the architectural monuments of the XVIIth - XXth centuries (the Upper Town with the City Hall, Holy Spirit Cathedral, and the Cathedral of Holy Virgin Mary, old streets of the Trinity Suburb). The Victory Monument and the National Library (included in the list of the most outstanding buildings of the world) are waiting to be explored.
Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2

Dudutki museum is a former country landowner’s estate, where the typical village life of the XVIIIth – XIXth centuries is impressively recreated. Today it is a popular open-air museum, displaying all the traditional Belarusian crafts. Besides the working farm with different animals, it includes an original working windmill and lots of functioning workshops, presenting to visitors carpentry, pottery, braiding, blacksmithing, bakery, and even cheese-making. The craftsmen will be happy to show off their skills and guests will be invited to try! And do not miss a chance to have some training in horse-riding or try some splendid traditionally cooked meal accompanied by homemade moonshine (samogon).

Return to Minsk.

Day 3



Average temperatures are maximum 24°C, minimum 12°C in summer and maximum 3°C, minimum -7°C in winter. The best time to visit Minsk is from May to September when it is full of greenery. Summers are often hot and dry. Winters are freezing cold, but the snow does not stay on the ground for long.

Traditionally, tourists bring from Belarus linen goods, embroidery, souvenirs made of straw and leather, glass, ceramics, and other artisanal items. Belarusian vodka has an excellent reputation; it can be purchased from airport duty-free shops.

Due to the common history, traditional Belarusian cuisine is similar to that of the rest of Eastern Europe but particularly Polish and Lithuanian. Soups, dumplings, baked potato, mushroom and meat dishes, pickled vegetables, and salads are often on the menu. Beer and naliŭki (berries, fruits, and various spices liquors) are traditional here. Minsk has a good selection of Belarusian traditional restaurants. Among others, Georgian and Central Asian restaurants have a good reputation.

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