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A tour to a real village

updated on 11/01/2017

A pretty common request from the guests visiting Belarus is to see the way people live. It is true that Minsk is the capital of Belarus with 2 million residents but the picture of life is fairly smoothed here. If you wish to discover real Belarusian countryside – take a look at this guided tour to the village of Rubezhevichy, 75 km south west of Minsk.

Having evolved from a small border settlement Rubezhevichy evolved into a solid town which hosted fairs and had several vibrant communities including a Jewish one. The place went through a lot of events in the past century to become what may fairly reflect the way of Belarusian village life of today. Along with a number of historic highlights like the local Roman Catholic Church, herbal pharmacy and old wooden houses we will see a collective farm and cemeteries.

Rubezhevichy has a few streets that won’t take the bulk of our time but we might meet one of the local elders who will be aware of the good (and not so good old times) of the remote past. An interview with a babushka is not guaranteed of course but will be a priority if you are looking for one. In general our walk will be accompanied with a discussion about the history, culture and economy of Belarus.

Tour duration: 4.0 hours, around 160 km round way.

Tour price: USD 140 (per car, 1-2 pax)*

Note: the price quoted for the present Minsk tour is for reference purpose and is confirmed upon request. It covers transportation (the standard option for 1-2 pax it isSkoda Superb), an English-speaking guide-driver, travel services and taxes. The exact price can be confirmed upon request. The tour is available round the week.


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