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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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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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!
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