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Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour

1. Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour

Start your sightseeing tour of Minsk at your hotel where your guide will pick you up. Once you have enjoyed a meet and greet with your driver you will hop in your private vehicle and set off on your discovery of Minsk. Throughout the course of your 3-hour tour you will learn a lot of fascinating information about the 950-year old history of Minsk. Contrasting this you will receive insight into Minsk in modern times, seeing how people live, work and socialize.  The first stop on your tour will be Independence Square, here you will see the Peter and Paul church (built in the 17th-century) along with the famous Red Costel. Whilst in this area of the city you will also get to see the Government House, the country's main university campus.  Continue on your tour to Upper Town, where the architectural monuments of the 17th - 20th-century are preserved. Here you will see some of the most impressive architectural feats of the city, such as the Town Hall, the Guest Yard, shopping arcades and several monastic complexes like the Bernardine, Basilian and Jesuits. Highlighting this portion of the trip is most certainly the Orthodox Cathedral and Catholic Cathedrals of the 17th-century.  Passing through Independence Avenue you will see the main squares of Minsk, the monumental public buildings made during the Constructivisim era, also the squares and parks. Following on from this you will also see Pobediteley Avenue, an area that will give you an insight into the sport-life of the city. Finish your tour with a walk through the Troitsky area and marvel at its Museums, Souvenirs and cozy cafes. End your day in-convenience with a lift back to your accommodation. 

Dudutki Private Sightseeing Tour from Minsk

2. Dudutki Private Sightseeing Tour from Minsk

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Minsk and travel to the Dudutki folk museum on the banks of the River Ptich. Learn about the Igumen nobles of the Elskys dynasty who made Dudutki one of the centers of cultural life in Belarus. Marvel as history is brought to life at the museum complex, designed to recreate the rural atmosphere of the 19th century. See the only working windmill in Belarus and learn how grain was turned into flour. Visit a pottery shop to watch a skilled potter at work and join in the creative process. Be inspired by a blacksmith, and taste freshly made rye bread at the village bakery. Sample delicious farmer’s butter, homemade cheese and local vodka (samogon produced at the only legal distillery in the country. Taste fresh cucumbers or marinated pickles with honey, served with the vodka, and then go for a walk along the riverside paths. Soak up the natural beauty and meet the musicians, historians and writers who lived in the Manor of Muses.

Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour and Dudutki Museum Tour

3. Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour and Dudutki Museum Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Belarus on this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Minsk, enjoy a sightseeing tour in the company of a certified local guide. See iconic buildings and monuments and learn more about the city's Soviet past. Your experienced guide will tell you interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus. After lunch, head to the Dudutki Museum Complex, which is located at a picturesque site around 45 kilometers away from Minsk. In the company of an official guide, journey into the world of Belarusian traditions and customs. Visit the museum of national crafts, see an old windmill and wooden church, and even watch a potter at work. Sample traditional Belarusian appetizers and beverages, all of which are produced on sight. In the garage of antique cars, you can see a huge variety of vehicles, including World War II cars. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Minsk at the end of the day.

From Minsk: Tour of Dudutki Museum of Culture and Life

4. From Minsk: Tour of Dudutki Museum of Culture and Life

Start with pickup from Minsk and travel to the Dudutki Museum of Culture and Life, located about 45 kilometers outside of the city. With your professional guide, discover the rural history and traditions of Belarus.  Upon arrival, find a real working mill, a blacksmith, potter, weaving machines, as well as a farmstead with pets and horses. Watch the potter and the blacksmith at work, and learn about the agricultural practices of the countryside. Enjoy tastings of homemade cheese, butter, bread, and homemade vodka. For an additional fee, you can enjoy a delicious national-style lunch and horseback ride.  Take some free time to explore the complex at your own pace. Then, return to Minsk after approximately 4 hours at the Museum.

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