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Belaz Automobile Plant Tour

1. Belaz Automobile Plant Tour

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.

Minsk City: Small Group Walking Tour

2. Minsk City: Small Group Walking Tour

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-long war with Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989.

Minsk: 3-Hour Guided Driving and Walking Tour

3. 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.

Minsk: 2-Day City, Nesvizh Palace, and Mir Castle Tour

4. Minsk: 2-Day City, Nesvizh Palace, and Mir Castle Tour

Day 1: 3-hour guided Minsk city tour, private driving and walking tour This tour is delivered by a certified local professional whose language level is excellent or close. On this fascinating 3-hour driving and and walking tour of Minsk, learn about the Belarusian capital and see many buildings and monuments that stand as reminders of the Soviet time. Immerse yourself in the history of the city. Minsk was first mentioned in chronicles of the 11th century and 950 years later, it still has its secrets and mysteries. Your experienced guide will tell you interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus. See important landmarks such as Gates of Minsk, Independence Square, Upper City, Iseland of Tears, and many more. Day 2: Self-guided tour of Minsk, Nesvizh Palace, and Mir Castle with an English-speaking driver Head to the famous palace and park complex in Nesvizh, just 70 miles from Minsk. Founded at the end of the 16th century by the Radziwills, the palace is a combination of several architectural styles. In the 19th century, a huge park was laid out nearby and is a perfect place for a walk even today. The palace was used as a health resort, which saved it from destruction and now it’s even landed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.  Mir Castle, located 18 miles from Nesvizh, was founded in the early 16th century as a residence. After the new hosts, the Radziwills, took over the castle, it was rebuilt into a luxurious palace, replete with luxurious apartments appointed with works of art. Successive wars and decades of neglect resulted in complete decay by the end of WWII. Only after the inclusion of the monument as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a long restoration process did Mir Castle regain its former luxury, and open its doors for visitors.

Minsk: Sights of the City in the Evening Light

5. 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: Nesvizh Castle Private Guided Tour

6. From Minsk: Nesvizh Castle Private Guided Tour

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.

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

7. 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 enclosure takes between 1 and 2 hours. A small forest zoo allows visitors to admire the majestic bison, graceful deer and roe deer, see the cautious lynx, wolves, bears, and foxes, as well as some species of predatory birds, including the biggest attraction, the long-eared eagle owl.

Minsk: Soviet Era Walking Tour

8. Minsk: Soviet Era Walking Tour

Explore the most popular attractions of Minsk, the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers. See iconic buildings from the Soviet era with your expert guide. Walk past charming streets and arrive at Independence Square, the most popular landmark on Independence Avenue and one of the largest squares in Europe. The square is also home to the National Assembly of Belarus and Minsk City Hall. See the Lenin Monument at Independence Square and the Government House right behind it. The Government house is one of the few buildings that survived the Great Patriotic War from 1941 - 1945. Get to know about the intriguing history behind these places from your expert guide.

Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour and Dudutki Museum Tour

9. Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour and Dudutki Museum Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Belarus on this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Minsk, enjoy a sightseeing tour in the company of a certified local guide. See iconic buildings and monuments and learn more about the city's Soviet past. Your experienced guide will tell you interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus. After lunch, head to the Dudutki Museum Complex, which is located at a picturesque site around 45 kilometers away from Minsk. In the company of an official guide, journey into the world of Belarusian traditions and customs. Visit the museum of national crafts, see an old windmill and wooden church, and even watch a potter at work. Sample traditional Belarusian appetizers and beverages, all of which are produced on sight. In the garage of antique cars, you can see a huge variety of vehicles, including World War II cars. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Minsk at the end of the day.

Minsk: Jewish City Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Minsk

Overall rating

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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!

My recommendation for friends of technology

The transfer from the hotel went smoothly and the factory tour was a highlight for fans of XXL vehicles. A ride with a truck as a passenger rounded it off successfully. For me the right decision to book this 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