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Minsk - Dudutki - Slonim - Zhirovichi Tour

Minsk - Dudutki - Slonim - Zhirovichi Tour Packages
Country: Belarus
City: Minsk
Duration: 2 Day(s) - 1 Night(s)
Tour Category: Classic Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

The tour program includes the excursion around the city of Minsk, acquaintance with its heritage and modern present. Acquaintance with the ancient Belarusian traditions, dishes in fabulous Dudutki during the first day. And the next day you will go to the city, which is often called Byelorussian "Athens".At first glance, Slonim is not noticeable, but his architectural and historical heritage is impressive. And near the town, there is a place for countless pilgrim processions - Zhirovichi Holy Dormition Monastery with the oldest miraculous icon.

Day 1 Minsk-Dudutki

Minsk city tour

During the tour, you will see the face of the city, what makes the Belarusian capital “identical” among other European towns – its wide avenues and cozy streets, a variety of architectural ensembles and parks, modern sports centers, and many many others. For its long history of existence, the city was repeatedly destroyed, burned, but every time it was reborn and rebuilt. Nowadays Minsk is a modern European metropolis with a multimillion population. It is rapidly developing and becoming more beautiful, combining the grandeur of the heritage of antiquity and the innovative thought of the present.

You will see: Privokzalnaya Square (visual inspection), Independence Square, Nezavisimosti Avenue, Svobody 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)

Lunch. Tour to Dudutki

Dudutki's ethnographic complex is located 40 km far from Minsk. In this place, you will feel the life of the ancient gentry manor of the XIX century and the convenience of a modern tourist center that offers to the visitors: 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. All the exhibits can be touched, tried, felt!

Hotel check-in

Day 2 Exсursion Zhirovichi Holy Dormition Monastery – Slonim

Moving to Slonim

Slonim is an old town where you will see ancient temples and monasteries. It attracts tourists by the beauty and comfort of the streets, which rise on the shore of Shchara and Issa. At every step there you will breathe the atmosphere of old times. Due to a large number of attractions, Slonim is compared to North Athens.

You will see the Church of St. Andrew built-in 1775 in late baroque style, which is located some distance from the historic town center. In the outskirts of the town, there is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1669 by Ganna Preslavska. You will see the Main Slonim Synagogue - a monument of baroque architecture, built-in 1642-1648 years and performed an important part in the defense system of the town. And just 10 km from the city there is a place truly amazing - Holy Dormition Monastery in Zhirovichy, the country's largest Orthodox monastery, which houses one of the main Christian shrines of Belarus - the wonder-working Icon of the Mother of God of Zhirovichy;

Transfer the railway's station in Minsk or to the National Airport

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