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Industrial Tourism in Belarus

What do Belarusian factories have on offer for tourists? Which companies offer tours and are reardy to reveal their production secrets? knows what one can taste straight off the assembly line and what souvenirs he can get at Belarusian factories.

Tours of factories, craft shops, agricultural companies and farms are an increasingly popular trend on the Belarusian tourism landscape.

Enterprises in different regions of the country invite visitors on guided tours around the production shops and exhibition pavilions to learn about the production processes and see how the Made in Belarus brands are forged. The manufacturers say that more factories and plants will open their doors to visitors in the coming years.

Today factory tours are offered by the famous engineering giants (BelAZ, MTZ), food industry brands (dairy, confectionery, bakery, brewery), souvenirs and toys factories. Today tourists can visit not just individual companies, but several enterprises as part of one tour.

For example, the town of Baranovichi, long known as a major industrial and railway hub, has developed a network of tourist routes with visits to the manufacturers of textiles, cosmetics, furniture, machine tools, etc. The cruise Belaya Rus along the country’s first big river, which lasts 8 days, includes factory tours to Polesie famous brands, a knitting factory in Pinsk and a dairy plant in Turov.

A useful tip: when planning an industrial tour, be sure to check with the organizers, browse the information about the dates and other things on the website of the enterprise. Depending on the production process, the manufacturers may have a special schedule for tourists.

Should you want to design a tour of Belarusian factories and plants yourself, here are some information and tips from that may be of use.

Industrial Giants
Dairy brands
Confectioneries and bakeries

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