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Minsk: Transfer from City Center to Minsk Airport

1. Minsk: Transfer from City Center to Minsk Airport

Conclude your trip to Minsk with a stress-free private transfer from your accommodation in Minsk to Minsk airport. You will need to make your booking in advance, complete with your flight and accommodation details. Round-The-Clock service is available, so even if you have a late night or early morning departure, your reservation is secure. At the time of booking, you'll receive confirmation and a voucher with your provider’s contact information. This is to be presented to your driver at pickup. A comfortable private vehicle will meet you at your hotel and provide luggage handling. Arrive at the airport on time and without hassle!

Belaz Automobile Plant Tour

2. 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.

From Minsk: Mir Castle Private Tour

3. From Minsk: Mir Castle Private Tour

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.

Minsk: 3-Hour Guided Driving and Walking Tour

4. 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: Mir and Niesvizh Castles

5. 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 palace with fortifications. It was the residence of the Radziwill family until 1939. The palace was also restored between 2002 and 2011. Now it's a popular tourist attraction and 400,000 tourists visit the castle every year. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to your accommodation.

Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour

6. Minsk: Private Sightseeing Tour

Start your sightseeing tour of Minsk at your hotel where your guide will pick you up. Once you have enjoyed a meet and greet with your driver you will hop in your private vehicle and set off on your discovery of Minsk. Throughout the course of your 3-hour tour you will learn a lot of fascinating information about the 950-year old history of Minsk. Contrasting this you will receive insight into Minsk in modern times, seeing how people live, work and socialize.  The first stop on your tour will be Independence Square, here you will see the Peter and Paul church (built in the 17th-century) along with the famous Red Costel. Whilst in this area of the city you will also get to see the Government House, the country's main university campus.  Continue on your tour to Upper Town, where the architectural monuments of the 17th - 20th-century are preserved. Here you will see some of the most impressive architectural feats of the city, such as the Town Hall, the Guest Yard, shopping arcades and several monastic complexes like the Bernardine, Basilian and Jesuits. Highlighting this portion of the trip is most certainly the Orthodox Cathedral and Catholic Cathedrals of the 17th-century.  Passing through Independence Avenue you will see the main squares of Minsk, the monumental public buildings made during the Constructivisim era, also the squares and parks. Following on from this you will also see Pobediteley Avenue, an area that will give you an insight into the sport-life of the city. Finish your tour with a walk through the Troitsky area and marvel at its Museums, Souvenirs and cozy cafes. End your day in-convenience with a lift back to your accommodation. 

Dudutki Private Sightseeing Tour from Minsk

7. Dudutki Private Sightseeing Tour from Minsk

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 beauty and meet the musicians, historians and writers who lived in the Manor of Muses.

Minsk: Jewish City Tour

8. Minsk: Jewish City Tour

Embark on a tour of Minsk, where you will learn all about the history and culture of the Jews who lived there for centuries. Learn with the expert knowledge of your private guide and visit key monuments like the Minsk Synagogue. 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.

Minsk: Private Airport Transfer

9. Minsk: Private Airport Transfer

After your driver receives all the necessary information on your arrival, they will wait at the correct terminal with your name on a placard for your arrival. After the meeting, together with the luggage, you will be escorted to the car where you will be assisted with loading your luggage. During your trip from the airport you will be able to rehydrate from your flight with bottled water and ask the driver interesting questions regarding your stay in Minsk. Your driver will be more than happy to bestow their knowledge of the city to you to enhance your experience in town. You will be comfortably transferred to your nearby accommodation, at which point the driver will help you to unload your luggage and say farewell.

Minsk City: Small Group Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Minsk

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Amazing driver very good english speaking and he was touring all the way to the castle and get with you to the castles never leave you till you are inn , all the way back he was also explaining about any monument we see in our way , I really recommend this tour .

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

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