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  • From Minsk: Stalin Line - Khatyn Memorial Complex

    1. From Minsk: Stalin Line - Khatyn Memorial Complex

    Stalin Line is an informal name applied to a defensive line that was built by the Soviets along the new western border in the 1930s (Maginot Line, France, was built for the same purpose). The site is divided into a number of sections that include restored bunkers with authentic interiors, exhibition areas with military vehicles (mostly post WWII) and equipment and a reenactment battlefield.  The Khatyn Memorial Complex was built to remind the rest of the world about the horrible crimes that the Nazis committed all over Belarus and in Europe and to teach future generations to avoid such wrongdoings. The eternal flame of Khatyn and the sound of the bells of the memorial commemorate the victims of WWII.

  • Minsk: Sights of the City in the Evening Light

    2. Minsk: Sights of the City in the Evening Light

    This nighttime tour leaves the day free for other activities and lets you see the city's top landmarks lit up for the night. This tour is delivered by certified local professionals with excellent language skills. On this interesting 3-hour driving and walking tour of Minsk, you will learn about the city and see many of the buildings and monuments that are a reminder of the Soviet era. You will get an unforgettable immersion into the history of the city. Your experienced guides will tell you interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus. Highlights of the tour include: Minsk Gates, Independence Square, Oktyabrskaya Square, Upper City, Victory Square, Trinity Suburb, and the National Library of Belarus.

  • From Minsk: Mir and Niesvizh Castles

    3. From Minsk: Mir and Niesvizh Castles

    Begin your day with pickup at your accommodation in Minsk, then discover Belarus with your experienced, English-speaking driver-guide. Drive through picturesque landscapes on your way to two small towns, Mir and Niesvizh. Along the way, see real Belarusian countryside life and, if you wish, stop and buy local products like milk, honey, and cottage cheese. Both of the medieval castles that you will visit are UNESCO World Heritage sites built in the 16th century. The owners of the castles were the wealthy Radziwill Family, the richest family in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Everyone who visits Belarus should get acquainted with these masterpieces. Mir is an impressive defensive castle and was restored between 1983 and 2010. Today, this five-tower gothic castle is a real gem of Belarus with much in the way of mystery, history, and legends. The Nesvizh castle is also a magnificent palac...

    A must see while in Belarus. The driver was really helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed this experience.

  • Magic Christmas Guided Tour in Minsk

    4. Magic Christmas Guided Tour in Minsk

    Explore beautifully decorated places in Minsk together with your knowledgeable local guide who will point out hidden gems of the city. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree including who the first person to decorate it was. Hear magical Christmas legends about the city and immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture. Visit the delightful, old-fashioned Christmas market in the center of Nezavisimosti Avenue. Have the chance to taste local products, browse stalls and fill your heart with joy at Christmas time in Minsk.

  • From Minsk: Tour of Dudutki Museum of Culture and Life

    5. 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.

  • Minsk: Jewish City Tour

    6. Minsk: Jewish City Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel, and meet your guide who will take you through the centuries of Jewish history in Minsk. Minsk once had one of the largest Jewish communities in the Russian Empire, at one point comprising over 50% of the population.  Walk around one of the most famous Minsk Jewish quarters, the Rakovskoe suburb, which has survived to the present day. This area is known as a place of remembrance for the thousands of Belarusian Jews who died here during the Nazi occupation of the city. Many Jewish families were also deported to Western Europe, never to return. The memory of the Jewish community is kept alive to this day. See numerous memorials and burial sites, as well as the former Jewish women's college and the Minsk synagogue.

  • Private Tour: Mir Castle, Nesvizh Palace, and Brest Fortress

    7. Private Tour: Mir Castle, Nesvizh Palace, and Brest Fortress

    Visit three of the most important - and most beautiful - sites in Belarus on this sightseeing tour to Mir Castle, Nesvizh Castle, and Brest Fortress. This is an ideal trip for first-time visitors to Belarus, who want an overview of Belorussian history and culture. You’ll have the freedom to explore these sites independently and at your own pace, as your driver will be waiting for you outside. If you prefer to go inside the castles, you can buy tickets inside each castle. Tickets are not included in tour, but they can only be bought in castles for about €6-7 per person. You'll be able to use an audio guide for €1.50 in each castle. During the tour, you can ask driver to stop at a local cafe or restaurant for lunch and taste some traditional meals.

  • Minsk: 3-Hour Guided Driving and Walking Tour

    8. Minsk: 3-Hour Guided Driving and Walking Tour

    On this fascinating 3-hour sightseeing tour of Minsk with a certified English-speaking guide, you will learn about the city and see many buildings and monuments that remain as reminders of the Soviet period. The city has retained some of the historical monuments and sights of significance to the city until today. Some buildings, such as the Minsk City Hall, were restored according to the surviving drawings and photographs. See some of the city's most important sights and architectural monuments, such as: The Holy Spirit Cathedral, The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Red Church, and the Trinity Suburb, a favorite among tourists. Join this walking and driving tour to explore many of the highlights of the city together with your professional guide.

  • From Minsk: Brest Fortress, City Tour, and National Park

    9. From Minsk: Brest Fortress, City Tour, and National Park

    Depart from Minsk and discover the city of Brest and its main attraction, the Brest Fortress. The fortress was one of the first to take on an enemy strike by German troops, beginning the Great Patriotic War. Learn about the heroic defense of the fortress that led to it being awarded the title Hero Fortress, and see the large memorial that was established on the ruins of the fortress. The next stop will be to one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Belarus, Sovetskaya Street, where you can enjoy its many cafés and shops. During a guided tour of the center, you will visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and the Cathedral of Simeon Stylites of Antioch. After a short stop for lunch, head to Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park where open-air cages of wild animals occupy an area of about 20 hectares. A walk through the en...

  • Minsk: The Best of Minsk Walking Tour

    10. Minsk: The Best of Minsk Walking Tour

    Found nearly 1000-years ago, the capital city of Belarus, Minsk, is an interesting place with stunning architectural, historical and cultural monuments. It is known for its Soviet part of the city, Victory Square, with its obelisk and the Eternal Flame for the heroes of WWII. During your outing, you and your informative guide will take a walk through Minsk, taking in many of the city's major landmarks along the way. Hear tales of how the biggest complex of the Stalinist empire was built, discover fascinating historical details about the Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre and learn about the city's evolution both historically and culturally. Your walk will introduce you to many of the city's historical and architectural monuments of the 17th, through to the 20th-century. Witness sites such as the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Independence Square and the House of Government, the Trinity Subur...

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What people are saying about Minsk

Simply great, received at the airport as promised, driver absolutely great, also called my accommodation that we are on the way. A bottle of water in the car and the most important WiFi for free. Absolutely reliable. Thank you Sergei

Both Sergey and the Catalina guide, a 10. Totally recommended. You learn a lot about the city and the culture of the country, with friendly people, who know and in the case of the guide with perfect Spanish.

A must see while in Belarus. The driver was really helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed this experience.

Nice walking tour with great guide and driver! Book with confidence! 5 stars