Belarus city toursMinsk city tour, Minsk guided walk and Minsk city tour at night
Minsk city tour
Booked with another tour the same day, Minsk city tour comes with a 50 per cent discount! (July -August special offer)
I promise, there will be no boring lectures about styles and ancient columns and arches! My private Minsk city tour embraces all the major city sights and is tailored to match your interests (Soviet architecture / modern ways / Jewish and general history of Minsk, top Minsk highlights). It is a non-trivial introduction to an almost 1000-year-old city which makes one of the safest capital cities in Europe!
Minsk city tour by car normally begins with a walk in Independence Square, where the monuments of the Soviet architecture overlook the buildings dating back to the early 1900s. This square apart from being three times as large as Red Square in Moscow, Russia, is a perfect reflection of our current life. We may have a quick walk to the Central Post Office and the KGB building if you are interested in the Soviet ways of the city design.
You can't tour Minsk without some sweet highlights - between Independence Square and the Old Town we will definitely visit the famous October aka Brazil Street with the colourful murals and graffiti on the walls!
Tour in Minsk Old Town - today's Freedom Square - will be our next stage. One of the top Minsk tourist attractions, this area today features a number of significant historic buildings. Restored and renovated churches, cathedrals and secular buildings (Minsk Town Hall among them) will help you to delve in the country’s past, learning the most fascinating facts and myths.
Our Minsk sightseeing will then take us along Pobediteley Avenue, an example of the architectural past and future of the Belarusian capital, all the way to the Trinity Suburb – the restored late 19th century Minsk district. Once a suburb of Minsk, the Trinity hill area is now a centrally-located island of the past and a scenic walking venue, particularly in summer. Time permitting, you will have a few minutes to buy traditional Belarusian souvenirs from a local shop. The Island of Tears in Minsk is a must-see of any tour around Minsk – a deeply symbolic poignant memorial to the Belarusian soldiers who died overseas.
The second part of our Minsk tour will take us through the rest of Independence Avenue, its old and modern buildings, parks and monuments to Victory Square (Mr. Lee Harvey Osvald lived in that area for two years). The rest sights covered in my Minsk city tour include Yakub Kolas Square, the Graffiti Street and the National Library of Belarus (Minsk Library) - the treasury of Belarus culture and written knowledge.
Minsk at night is definitely safer than many European capitals, so we can schedule a private Minsk tour for the post-office hours.
Tour duration: 3.0 hours, around 50 km round way.
Tour price: USD 80 (private Minsk city tour, per car, 1-3 pax)*
April-May offer: -$30 off the price if booked with another tour on the same day!
Note: the price quoted for the present Minsk tour is for reference purposes and is confirmed upon request. It covers transportation by car (the standard option for 1-3 pax is Volkswagen Touareg), an English-speaking guide-driver, travel services and taxes. The tour is available round the week and round the clock.
Night Minsk city tour
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