Minsk city is the capital of Belarus where you can make some memories on Minsk private sightseeing tours. This capital is well known for its safety and its cleanliness; citizens are law-abiding, so even jay-walking is frowned upon.
Minsk is on the main transport routes connecting Western Europe and east with regions of the Black Sea coast and Baltic states. The city Minsk lies between the river Svislotsj and Njamiha, you will be pleasantly surprised at what Minsk has to offer.
Bursting with history, Minsk guided tours of the war museums and monuments of this city is a must. The cultural tours Minsk provides include 13 museums and 10 theatres.
With private Minsk tours of the Orthodox churches and Catholic Churches, you will see stunning architecture and see the beautiful gardens.
Walking tours Minsk offers are of the famous monument of the KGB which overlooks Independence Square or walking tours of the residence of Lee Harvey Oswald who was accused of the assassination of the USA president John F Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald resided in Minsk from 1959-1962. Read More...
Visit the Great Patriotic War Museum on inspirational Minsk Guided Tours
One of the highly recommended Minsk Guided tours is the Great Patriotic War Museum where you get to understand the hardship and suffering of the people during these times.
The city, Minsk, is also well known for being one of the most beautiful and impressive cities in Europe and it receives lots of visitors. Just off Independence Square, in the centre of Minsk, are many side streets with large shopping areas which you can see and experience on city tours Minsk.
The city comes alive at night with bars and restaurants, try your luck at the casinos or experience the many different and traditional dishes of Belarus. From the observation points of the city, take in the many views of the city in all its glory night or day.
Top 10 Things to Do in Minsk
Great Patriotic War Museum
Housed in a beautiful new building, its one of the most significant WWII museums in the world. Minsk guided tours of the Great Patriotic War Museum explain the hardship and suffering the people of Belarus endured in WWII. With items on displays, the museum shows, strong and powerful artwork with messages made plain and simple. There is also an area with tanks, aeroplanes and artillery from WWII.
On Minsk city tours visit Independence square and see many important government building. The three storks in the square symbolises the city's independence. A dome with skylights covers the Stolitoa shopping, with a centre that lies directly under the square and plenty of shopping to be had. Also, come to The church of Saints Simon and Helen a Roman Catholic Church, it is often called the red church due to the red brickwork.
Bolshoi Opera Ballet Theater
Bolshoi Theatre is one of Europes largest theatres. It's Minsk central landmark, being rich in architectural. Minsk guided tours of this theatre include the stunning gardens and a beautiful park that surrounds the theatre. The theatre has held of 20,000 performances and with over 200 premiers. Many performers that have taken place in the theatre, with masterpieces of swan lake, and Nightingale, by Mikhall Kroshne.
Minsk Victory Square is one of the most significant places of Belarus. Once known as the circus, it was renamed in 1954 to Victory Square. Walking Tours of the square brings you to a powerful obelisk stretching 40m high which overlooks the Square and is in memory of the wars dead. Vistors come to the square to pay their respect and there is a flame alight at all times. Also around the square discover the beautiful architecture.
National Library of Belarus
See the National Library on Minsk guided tours a building of very unusual but beautiful design, made up of 18 squares, 8 triangular faces, in the shape of a diamond that sits on a platform. It holds 22 floors which contain over 70,000 early printed books, newspapers dating back to the early 19th century. The library used as a multipurpose centre combines technologies, modern design and unusual architecture.
Church of Saints Simon and Helen
Known as the red church due to the red brick and roofing, enjoy Minsk guided tours of the church, built in 1908 - 1910 by a rich Belarusian family, after the loss of their 2 children Simon and Helen, whom the church is named after. Two small towers represent the children; a taller tower for the parents The bronze statue of Archangel Micheal to the front of the church depicts the slaying of the devil.
The zoo of Minsk has many exotic animals and over 400 species, On walking tours of the zoo see its natural pools running through the zoo, flowing from the river Svisloch. In 2016 a Dinopark was opened with many pre-historical creatures that can roar move and blink. A Horse and pony club for kids and adults, those of you who wish to gain riding skills, also find the zoo has an area for petting and feeding the animals.
Minsk Botanical Gardens
The botanical gardens of Minsk, with cultural tours Minsk offers, are full of gardens and greenhouses that are spectacular any time you visit throughout the year, with many rare and unusual different species, you will feel you are in an open-air museum. With a unique collection of perennial sought from Southern Europe, Australia South America. There is also a small freshwater lake running through the gardens.
National Art Museum
Cultural tours Minsk brings you to the National Art Museum, consisting of beautiful arches with a glass dome roof.Visits to the workshops, to see the restoration works of exquisite paintings. There are over 30,000 unique items from castles and mansions displayed in the museum, beautiful wood carvings, textiles and artworks from around the world, some of the decorative arts have been donated by private collectors.
Gorky Park Minsk
Enjoy walking tours of the oldest park in Minsk. The design of the park is of a classic English park; it holds a 56-metre Ferris wheel, a ride on the wheel at night or sunset, with a view of the whole of the city all lit up. With plenty of walks around the park, the kids can take a pony ride. The park also has an indoor skating rink, avail of a row or pedal boat on the river Svisloch that runs through the park.
Travel Tips for Minsk
Best Time To Visit Minsk
Best time for visiting Minsk would be from May through to September, with a moderate climate. The warmest months are July and August. The capital Minsk is well known for its safety and cleanliness. Very law-abiding citizens. The historical city of Minsk with parks and beautiful gardens, also has many museums Theatres, can be visited any time of the year no matter the weather. There is always something to do and places to see.
Typical Costs in Minsk
The currency of Belarus is ruble, and is not a convertible currency; you won't be able to obtain before arriving in the country. Dining out in Minsk can be cheap, with some lunch menus for as little as 5 - 6 rubles, with 1 ruble on average= $1.5 with luxury and budget accommodations in and around the square of Minsk. Tipping is on average at 5% but not required but will be appreciated; Taxis are cheap for getting around.
Know Before Visiting Minsk
Compared to most European countries, you will be surprised what Minsk has to offer. The language is Belarusian or Russian; you will find plenty of signposts in English, with the younger generation very helpful with using the English they have learnt. Booking accommodations and Minsk guided tours before arriving to avail of the best prices before arriving. Belarus introduced a five-day visa-free travel for over 80 countries, for a more extended stay
Weather in Minsk
Minsk has a moderate climate; winter can be very long, it starts from October till January with snowfall and temperatures dropping to as low as -5. The good weather months are from May through to September with the months of July and August being the warmest. Do expect rainfall in the months of May and June. A good tip always has an umbrella on hand. The months of March and April are pleasant and reasonable warm for Private Minsk Tours