Minsk City: Small Group Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 1 hour
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Minsk and heads to the small town of Nesvizh, founded in the 13th century, to visit the former Radziville family castle. Arrive at the castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site, and embark on a tour of the royal rooms. With your expert guide, learn about the castle and its former residents, the ancient Belarusian-Lithuanian family of Prince Radziville. After your tour of the castle, spend some time exploring the outside courtyard and surrounding gardens. The castle, which is nestled amongst lakes and greenery, is the perfect spot to escape the city heat for a stroll.
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.
Learn the history of the capital and largest city of Belarus on a walking tour of the historic center of Minsk. Meet your local guide at the main entrance of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, and then take a stroll around the main highlights. Get a well rounded introduction to the history, buildings and events of the city from a guide licensed by the local ministry of tourism. Pass wonderful viewing points close to the cathedral to take souvenir photos. Discover the Music Hall that used to be part of a monastery in historical times, and experience its special atmosphere and architecture. Walk to Nemiga Bridge over the Svisloch River, and then explore the old town suburb of Troitskoe Predmestye. Learn how people lived in the city in the 18th century. Continue to the Isle of Tears to see the memorial and hear stories of the Soviet soldiers from Belarus who died in the decade-lon...
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.
Start with pickup from your hotel in Minsk and travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mir Castle in the charming town of Mir. Explore one the most precious landmarks in Belarus, and learn about history of the castle complex from its origins at the turn of the 16th century. See the medieval dungeon, wander through the castle towers and battle galleries, and enjoy a vast internal museum consisting of 35 rooms. Explore the historical part of Mir town center and see the Modernist-style shrine to the noble Svyatopolk-Mirsky family, the last owners of the castle until the Soviet occupation of the area in 1939.
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Minsk, and then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mir Castle in the charming town of Mir. Explore one the most precious landmarks in Belarus, and learn the history of the castle complex from its origins at the turn of the 16th century. Explore the historical part of Mir town center and see the Modernist-style shrine to the noble Svyatopolk-Mirsky family, last owners of the castle until the Soviet occupation of the area in 1939. Get some free time for lunch in a local cafe, and then make your way to Nesvizh to explore the ancestral castle of the Radziwiłł family. Stroll around the palace and parks to learn more about one of the most influential dynasties of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita). Look inside to see some of the great halls before the return journey to Minsk.
An exciting excursion to the Belarusian Automobile Plant awaits you, situated 40 kilometers from Minsk. Here, everyone will get acquainted with the process of mining dump trucks and witness the pride of the domestic auto industry. During the tour you will visit one of the assembly departments and see the creation of the legend of the Belarusian engineering industry. At the technology exhibition site you can not only make impressive photos in front of the legendary car, but also feel its power, climbing into the car itself. It's not only the dump trucks, but the territory of the plant that will impress every tourist.
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.
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.
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...
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Our guide Victoria spoke excellent English and she picked us up at the hotel on time. On the way to the factory, she also gave us some very helpful tips for our stay in Minsk. In the factory, we were first shown a German-language film about Belaz in the factory museum and we received safety instructions. Then we went by bus across the factory premises and we got a good overview of the large system and the various production lines. In the on-site exhibition we were able to view all models live side by side and were allowed to enter them - the dimensions go beyond imagination! Afterwards we visited the production and all our questions were answered competently in good English. For the finale, we were allowed to drive as a passenger in one of the large dump trucks over the factory test track (option). Many thanks to Victoria and her team for this wonderful trip!
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.
The excursion is super. I liked everything very much. Informative and interesting. Thanks to the guide :-) !!!
Nice walking tour with great guide and driver! Book with confidence! 5 stars
Great day through these amazing castles. A must if you go to Minsk