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Minsk – Pripyatsky National Park – Folk Architecture museum

Bear at Pripyatsky National Park
Flooding at Pripyatsky National Park
Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Lifestyle

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

You are welcome to discover the secrets of Belarusian nature! The tour includes the visit to the Pripyatsky National Park, which was founded in 1969 and is known today as a pearl of the European natural heritage. Tourists will also visit Minsk sights and the authentic Folk Architecture museum.

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Day 1
Arrival in Minsk. Check-in at hotel. Minsk city tour


We warmly welcome you in Minsk – the capital of the Republic of Belarus, its political and cultural centre. 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 the Soviet planning on a grand scale, Minsk however has a number of outstanding historical sights, proving 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 into the list of the most outstanding buildings of the world) are waiting to be explored.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2
Minsk – Pripyatsky National Park


Excursion at Pripyatsky National Park, which is situated in the south of Belarus and is known today as a pearl of the European natural heritage. You will be invited to follow several ecological routes, trails and greenways, which pass through all natural complexes of the park: forests, marshes, meadows, rivers and lakes. It is a unique chance to discover the secrets of wilderness. Exciting boat tours along the Pripyat are also on offer.

Overnight at the Pripyatsky National Park.

Day 3
Pripyatsky National Park - Folk Architecture museum – Minsk. Departure.


Transfer from the Pripyatsky National Park. Excursion to the open-air Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life, which shows the authentic character of the typical Belarusain village of the XIXth century. Farmsteads, wooden churches, schools, public barns, mills, smithies, stables – all elements have been brought here from different ethnic regions all over Belarus and were carefully restored. Visitors will also enjoy a wide collection of various household, trade and handicraft items which are all exhibited at the museum.

Return to Minsk. Departure.

Sights
Boating along the Pripyat
Deer at the National Park
Typical Belarusian village house
The Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk
Independence Square in Minsk
Hotels
Address: Pripyatsky National Park, Pripyatsky park

Hotel Nad Pripyatyu 3* built in 2009 is a new modern 2-storey hotel, which is located on the territory of Pripyatsky National Park. This extraordinary natural biosphere is created and fed by the Pripyat river. The hotel complex surrounded by beautiful nature sits near the artificial pond connected by a water channel to the river Pripyat. The guests may choose among 25 well-furnished rooms with necessary amenities. All rooms have a refrigerator, plasma TV, electric tea pot, phone and Internet connection. The hotel features new swimming pool and a cozy restaurant decorated in hunter's house style and offering dishes of traditional cuisine that could satisfy the taste of most demanding gourmets.