Minsk City Tour with a Certified Local Guide - in Minsk - LikeALocal Guide

Minsk City Tour with a Certified Local Guide

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8.57 EUR

This tour is the best way to get acquainted with our beautiful city and fall in love with it! You’ll see the most interesting places in Minsk, learn its history, and hear surprising legends. Welcome!

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • Russian
Tour by Kristina
Local

Hi, my name is Kristina and I will be happy to show you my amazing country. I am a licensed tour guide in Belarus with 6 years of working experience around the whole country. I have a passion for travelling, I travelled a lot around Belarus, admiring the beauty of my country. Now I can show this beauty to you and share my knowledge about Belarus with you.

During these 6 years I met thousands of tourists from 86 countries (may be you will become 87?:) aged from 10 months (I can't promise you that he was listening carefully:) to 89 years (an energetic gentlemen from SAR with Belarusian roots, remembering partisan WWII songs). I worked a lot with individual travellers as well as big groups, even one corporate group of 800 people. I am keen on my job, it gives me a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share with them my love for Belarus.

Belarus is a must-see for all experienced travellers. Usually our country is like a white spot on the European map and quite often people don't know what to expect here. Nevertheless, Belarus is always a pleasant surprise for its visitors. In Belarus you can feel and experience the atmosphere of 3 different times: historical, soviet and modern. This unique mixture won't leave you indifferent. Modern Minsk, medieval castles, charming Grodno, monumental Brest, defensive Stalin line, cultural Dudutki, moving Khatyn, giant Belaz and others are waiting to amaze you.

In my tours I focus on giving insight in the real life of Belarusians as well as explaining our historical background. I always do my best to make your stay here as comfortable as possible. During my tours I try to keep the atmosphere friendly and relaxing. Instead of boring lectures we will have a pleasant conversation in which I will tell you all the interesting things about my country and will answer all your questions. And I hope that you will leave Belarus being my friend. Don't hesitate to write me, share your personal interests and ask any questions. And I will make your Belarusian trip memorable and interesting for you. Let's explore Belarus together!

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Highlights

  • Visit the historical center: Freedom Square and the Trinity Suburb
  • Discover the Soviet part of the city on Independence Avenue
  • Explore modern Minsk, including Winners Avenue

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Description

The mixture of old, soviet and new architecture makes Minsk city tour a unique experience. We'll visit the historical centre of Minsk as well as the Soviet part of the city and modern districts. First, we'll get acquainted with the historical centre of the city - Freedom Square (or as it is called by people Upper Town), where we'll have a walk to see the charming historical buildings of XVII-XIX centuries and remarkable statues and monuments. Next we'll drive along Winners Avenue to take a look at the new districts of Minsk with its impressive modern constructions. After seeing the modern part of the city we'll get back to the history to visit the moving Island of Tears and to explore the Trinity Suburb, walking around its cozy yards and corners. Then we'll drive to Independence Square and Avenue to admire the magnificent soviet arquitecture left from 1940s-1950s. And finally, we'll see the outstanding building of the National Library which is considered to be one of the symbols of Belarus.

The tour requires a car, which can be arranged by the guide.

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What’s included & not included

  • Certified local guide
  • Transportation

Meeting point

City center or your hotel

Reviews from travellers (7)

4.9/5

Nice Insight to Minsk
Met my tour guide (Kristina) at my hotel. She drove me around and showed me all the key sights in Minsk and explained its history in great detail. We stopped at several locations and walked around to get better views. All in all it was well worth it. I would not have been able to figure all this out on my own. She recommended I try the potato pancakes which I did, twice in fact. They were very good! I would recommend this tour to others who come to Minsk.
Talented tour guide
Kristina really went out of her way to ensure i had two great tours. She shared lots of information about the land and people and she is exceedingly knowledgable about history and various facets of her country and the World.
I couldn’t fault this tour guide. Having travelled extensively myself and receiving tours all over the globe. I’d have to say she’s the most professional and intelligent tour guide i’ve ever met! I didn’t want to leave Belarus as a result and feel due to Kristina , that it’s a part of my heart now.
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Minsk, Belarus
Kristina was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and able to answer any questions we asked. The tour was set at a relaxing pace. We even had time for Kristina to recite some poetry in Belarusian language. Our tour consisted of part walking and part by car. We covered very much of the city in our 3 hours and learnt many facts about the history of a very beautiful city.
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Good Experience

This operator has 2 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Had a great day on the castles tour
for Kristina’s tour (Mir and Nesvizh castles)
We enjoyed a long day our driving through the countryside to two very impressive ancient castles. Our guide Alexander spoke excellent English and was very informative about the history of the castles themselves but also about
the history of the country. We had lunch in a comfortable restaurant and were introduced to various local dishes.
Mir & Nesvizh with Kristina B.
for Kristina’s tour (Mir and Nesvizh castles)
Definitely recommend this excursion, and definitely recommend to organize it with Kristina. This tour gives you a fresh understanding of Belarus’ history, and Kristina provides you with plenty of interesting information from the past and present.

Kristina is a great guide with passion for her country and her work. Her English is impeccable. Really enjoyed the day and highly recommend Kristina.
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