Tourist Attractions in Minsk, Belarus

Once you arrive at Minsk National Airport in Belarus you are only a short drive away from many beautiful places to discover and historical attractions to see. Belarus is an interesting country where visitors can experience many wonderful, unique, and interesting tours.

Below we have gathered several recommended tours for you and your travel companion(s) in and around Minsk. We hope you will be inspired to go on some amazing, memorable, fun, and interesting tours that you will remember for a long time.

Minsk 3-Hour City Tour

Is it your first time in Minsk? If so, we highly recommend you to go on this 3-hour tour; “Minsk 3-Hour City Tour”.

On the tour, you will discover all the beauty Minsk has to offer together with a knowledgeable local guide. You will get the chance to explore all the top sights and learn about the city’s 900 years of history.

This is a tour around Minsk with a maximum of 10 participants on each tour, so you are sure to get the most out of the time with your local guide. Along the tour, your guide will present you to the architectural, historical, and cultural monuments of the 17th-20th centuries. The capital city of Belarus was first settled in 1067 and much of the city was destroyed during WWII. So there is much history to explore. In the historic center, you will visit St. Simeon, Independence Square with the House of Government, Victory Square with its 38-meter obelisk, Helena Church (The Red Church, 1910), Independence Avenue, and the Eternal Flame, honoring the heroes of WWII.

You will also get the opportunity to appreciate the architecture of the House of the First Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, the City Hall, and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Finally, your guide will show you the Cathedral of Sts. & Paul and the Church of Saint Trinity.

So all in all, this is a tour where you will discover the landmarks and monuments of Minsk on a private tour in a small group. So get ready to take a walk through the historic heart of Minsk and admire all the beauty around you.

Minsk City: Small-Group Walking Tour

Another way to discover all the interesting things Minsk has to offer is on this “Minsk City: Small-Group Walking Tour”. On the tour, you will see the foundations of Minsk on a small-group walking tour, where you can enjoy the beauty of the capital of Belarus with a local guide. You will both experience everyday life in the city and its historic center.

You should join this tour if you would like to learn about the history of the capital and largest city of Belarus. The tour will start at the main entrance of the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, where you will meet your guide. From here you and the group will take a stroll around the city to see the main highlights.

The guide will make sure you all get a well-informed introduction to the history, buildings, and events of the city. The guide is licensed by the local ministry of tourism, so you are guaranteed an experienced guide.

During the tour, you will walk by wonderful viewing points close to the cathedral where you can take souvenir photos. Then you will discover the Music Hall that used to be part of a monastery in historical times. Here you can experience its special atmosphere and architecture. The tour continues with a walk to Nemiga Bridge over the Svisloch River. Then you get to explore the old town suburb of Troitskoe Predmestye where you can learn more about how people lived in the city in the 18th century.

Your tour will then continue to the Isle of Tears to see the memorial and hear stories of the Soviet soldiers from Belarus. The soldiers died in the decade-long war with Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989.

So if you are interested in the unique history of Belarus, make sure not to miss out on this guided tour around Minsk. 

Minsk: Sights of the City in the Evening Light

If you are more of a night owl you can also choose to get on this “Minsk: Sights of the City in the Evening Light”, which is a private guided tour only for you and your friends. Here you can benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of the capital city by moonlight.

The tour starts at 7:00 PM and lasts for approximately 3 hours. It is a unique chance to explore all the landmarks and highlights of Minsk lit up for the evening while learning about Minsk's history at the same time.

This special nighttime tour leaves the day free for other activities and gives you and your friends the chance to see the city's top landmarks lit up for the night. On the tour, you will both be driving and walking around Minsk while learning about the city and see many of the buildings and monuments that are a reminder of the Soviet era.

This tour is carried out by a certified local guide with good language skills. Your experienced guide will tell you and the group interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus. Some of the highlights of the tour include Minsk Gates, Upper City, Victory Square, Independence Square, the National Library of Belarus, Oktyabrskaya Square, and Trinity Suburb.

So get ready to be amazed on the unique moonlight tour of Minsk.

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

If you have a few days to spend on a tour, we highly recommend you to go on this two-day trip: “Minsk: 2-Day City, Nesvizh Palace, and Mir Castle Tour”. Because if you set off on this 2-day sightseeing tour you will get the chance to discover your own Belarus. You will get to immerse yourself in the history of Minsk and explore the most important sights of the country which are the two magnificent castles, Mir and Nesvizh.

This is a chance to see the city through the eyes of a local. Here you will get the personalized experience of a private tour while seeing the top sights of Minsk. Besides visiting the two castles at your own pace, you will also explore some of the top city landmarks including Gates of Minsk, Independence Square, Upper City, Island of Tears, and the National Library of Belarus. Furthermore, you will be able to take in great views of the Belarusian countryside.

Day 1:

On your first day, you will get a 3-hour guided Minsk city tour. This will include private driving and a private walking tour.

On this exciting 3-hour driving and walking tour of Minsk, you will get the chance to learn about the Belarusian capital and see many buildings and monuments that stand as reminders of the Soviet time. This is a real opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the city.

Minsk was first mentioned in history from the 11th century and 950 years later, the city still has its secrets and mysteries. Your guide will be able to provide you with interesting facts and stories about Minsk and Belarus. You will see important landmarks such as the Gates of Minsk, Independence Square, Upper City, Island of Tears, and several other sights.

This tour is delivered by a local professional with a certificate that guarantees his/her abilities as a guide.

Day 2:

The following day you will be on a self-guided tour of Minsk, Nesvizh Palace, and Mir Castle with an English-speaking driver.

You will go just 70 miles from Minsk to explore the famous palace and park complex in Nesvizh. The palace is a combination of several architectural styles that were founded at the end of the 16th century by the Radziwills. In the 19th century, a huge park was laid out close to the palace. This is still a perfect place for a walk. The palace was later used as a health resort, which saved it from destruction. Today it is even landed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Just 18 miles from Nesvizh, your next stop will be at the Mir Castle. This castle was founded in the early 16th century as a residence. When the Radziwills, the new hosts, took over the castle, it was rebuilt into a luxurious palace. It was then completed with luxurious apartments and filled with amazon works of art. Unfortunately, by the end of WWII, successive wars and decades of neglect resulted in the complete decay of the castle. It was not until the inclusion of the monument as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a long restoration process that Mir Castle regained its former luxury and opened its doors for visitors.

This tour will give you two fun and interesting days while enjoying the history and beauty of Belarus at the same time.

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