Gabriel PeronUnited Kingdom
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gabriel, thank you very much for your warm words! Was the tour around the factory interesting? It's new one... I wish you good luck in your ways!
Clive RussellUnited Kingdom
Raman was an informed, professional guide and his partner driver Alex was full of smiles on what was a dreary rainy day in Belarus. The castles are both very worth seeing, each different and interesting. Raman took us to every nook and cranny, no matter the number of stairs to get there. It was fantastic. We then had a visit to the town of Mir and they found a lovely place for lunch. The communication before hand was excellent and arrangements were simple and timely.
Andy EbbottUnited States
Minsk is a big city and hard to cover in 3 hours. Raman and his driver created a tour that combined driving and walking and gave me a good overview of the city in a short period of time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it was a pleasure to make it for you, Andy! thank you!
Robert VolmerUnited States
Great guide and great experience. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you, Robert! have a good luck in your ways like you had it at the airport!;)
A really excellent tour. Raman was very knowledgeable about the topics that we were interested in and provided a sophisticated and nuanced commentary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Peter! it was a pleasure to make this tour for you and Julia!
It was a very quick custom made tour for 2 people. We were very happy with Raman's knowledge of general history as well as interesting anecdotes about the owners of the two castles. We can recommend him as a guide to anyone who wants to get to know the castles and become familiar with the past of Belarus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wojciech, thank you for the recommendation and the day we spent together! I also learned a lot from you and Kim. Have a good luck and i really wonder which language will be the next one for you to learn)
I would recommend this tour and guide to everyone, we learnt so much from this guide about the castles and the small towns we went through. He even dropped us off at a diner where we got to try the local food !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you, Ellen for such a beautiful and interesting day I spent with you all! have a good luck in all you ways! say hello to all the rest guys!
Andrew ChungUnited States
I really have to thank Raman. My flight was delayed but luckily Raman was able to do his very best to accommodate me. Of course the fact that the Sun goes down late in summer helped too. Belarus is a pleasant surprise. I got to learn so much about the country of Belarus. Get prepared to walk a lot and take lots of photos. Also wanted to say that he arranged a very good driver Andrej for this tour. Now I know why Belarus is called "Hospitality Beyond Borders". Hope to visit again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Andrew,thank you! Welcome to Belarus!)
Stephen PollockUnited Kingdom
We had a fantastic 4 hours with Raman on our first morning in Minsk ,he tailored our tour to meet our interests .He was extremely knowledgable ,engaging and humourous .If travelling to a new city this is THE BEST way of getting your bearings and discovering those off the beaten track gems that only locals know about .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wow, thank you, guys, for such warm words! good luck in your further ways!)
Denzil BourneUnited Kingdom
Had an amazing tour with Raman. I was very short on time but he showed me the main tourist sights and I was able to take pictures to post on social media. The cities history is varied and Raman was able to answer all my questions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: dear Denzil, thank you very much!) good luck to you and to UK)
Charles WolfsonUnited States
The tour was wonderful, very pleased with Raman.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Charles!
Excellent tour with excellent guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you very much, Minna! good luck to you and to the rest of the team!)
Raman was a dedicated to work and we can see that! It is also important to us that we can trust that all is well (security, timing etc...). Now all was well! Our team was not easy but raman handled the situation well ;-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mikko and others! sorry, I've just noticed your comment! well, your group was one of the most funny and live I evere seen!) thank you for the hours of travelling together! everything the best to you! thank you for the comment!
Easy to understand and enjoyable tour.