Do you know where is Belarus? No?! Oh, there are so many things I have to do!
Yes, I like my country and my native place very much. It's my pleasure to tell guests about Minsk. Yes, I can make a sightseeing "Minsk's best" tour for you, but then I'd propose you to dive deeper: a "Minsk hippies" cycling tour, a "Communist" tour in a settlement of Stalin's soviet time, a tour to the beautiful Loshycki Park with a nice manor house of a Belarusian noble, and much more fascinating options. Actually, I don't like beautiful wide avenues of Minsk only, but also I like its backyards, old wooden private houses, soviet blocks of flats, industrial and garage zones. I like the reality of my city, which could surprise you as well as tourist places.
Note, there are several options for the majority of the tours that I make: cycling/ car/ minivan/ minibus/ walking/ public transport. So, let me know when you are in Belarus and let me show its highlights!
Except Minsk there are many other great places in Belarus to visit! Belarusian castles and palaces (Mir, Niasviž, Ružany, etc. ), old towns (Hrodna, Pinsk, Navahrudak, etc. ) are well known for their authenticity or their rich history, for their world-known natives, for jewish, tartar's and other communities' heritage. Also, there is a number of points and memorials dedicated to famous battles and world wars I and II, christian relics and sanctuaries. . . Tell me what you are interested in, and I propose you a narrated tour!
Also, picking up from airport, place for a night in local hostels, meal and other additional tourist services could be provided if needed. Note! 5-days visit of Belarus for tourists of 80 countries is free of visa now!
A Recent Review of this guide
This tour about the Soviet industrial settlement of Minsk Tractor Works offers a fascinating view on how work and social life were intertwined in Soviet times and how the state was trying to provide for industrial workers. Raman, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and interesting, as well as perfectly fluent in French, which was unexpected as we had booked a tour in English.
- Belarusian state university of culture and arts, cultural science (2005-2009)
- tour-guides training cours at the Belarusian state university, High tourism school (2006)
- tour-guides professional skills upgrading at the Belarusian state university, Institute of Continuing Education (2012)
Tour-guide's certificate № 000556, 30 March 2009; revalidation № 001533, 31 March 2014;
English language guide-interpreter's certificate № 000763, 11 March 2010;
Polish language guide-interpreter's certificate № 001124 16 May 2012.
All certificates are given by National tourism agency of the Republic of Belarus.
I'm not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or arrange a car/a driver for you (the prices depend on this). Note! A separate driver is another one local person who can tell you something interesting about the country!