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How to Spend 2 Days in Minsk

How to Spend 2 Days in Minsk

The capital of Belarus is a wonderland of Soviet-era architecture that fascinates history enthusiasts. With two days in Minsk, you can explore the city, stop by a museum or two, visit some UNESCO World Heritage sites, and maybe even take in an opera at the Bolshoi. Here’s how.

Day 1: Discover the Central City

**Morning:**Walk or take the metro around Minsk to check out some of the city’s most interesting buildings. Minsk was destroyed during World War II, so most of what exists today dates from the Stalinist era. Wide boulevards, brutalist and neoclassical architecture, huge plazas, and riverside promenades will keep you occupied all morning.

**Afternoon:**Continue your on-foot explorations, or head over to one of the city’s best cultural attractions. Art lovers will enjoy the Belarusian National Arts Museum, which is heavy on Russian, Soviet, and Belarusian artists. The Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War is also worth visiting—don’t miss the collection of propaganda art.

**Night:**Sample the local food and vodka, and listen to some live music. For a fun way to experience local-recommended after-dark haunts that you might otherwise miss, join a nightlife tour of Minsk.

Day 2: Take a Day Trip to Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace

**Morning and afternoon:**The UNESCO-listed Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace are two of Belarus’ most popular tourist attractions, for good reason. The 16th-century structures are a mix of Polish Gothic and Renaissance styles. The towns of Mir and Nesvizh are about 18 miles (30 kilometers) apart, and about an hour-and-a-half drive from Minsk. Most full-day guided tours go to both places.

**Night:**If you’re not too tired and can arrange tickets ahead of time, spend your last night in Minsk at the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus. Listen to chamber music, or see an opera or ballet. An evening at the theater is a luxurious way of appreciating Belarus’ traditional arts and culture.

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Sightseeing tour Minsk - Mir Castle - Nesvizh Castle - Brest Fortress

Sightseeing tour Minsk - Mir Castle - Nesvizh Castle - Brest Fortress

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Visit three of the most important—and most beautiful—sites in Belarus, on this sightseeing tour to Mir Castle, Nesvizh Castle, and Brest Fortress. An ideal trip for first-time visitors to Belarus who want an overview of Belarussian history and culture. You’ll have the freedom to explore these sites independently and at your own pace, as your chauffeur will wait for you outside.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$293.67
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$293.67
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Individual Guided tour within Minsk city

Individual Guided tour within Minsk city

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This private guided tour of Minsk is an ideal trip for first-time visitors, or those who have a limited amount of time in the city and want to spend it exactly as they please. As this is a private tour, you can customize the itinerary to suit your own interests. Tour the grand boulevards, churches, or communist-era buildings. Your guide will tell you all about the culture and history of the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$141.31
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Minsk Soviet tour

Minsk Soviet tour

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On this interesting Soviet tour of Minsk you will learn about the communist era in Belarus, and see many buildings and monuments that remain as reminders of that time. Your local guide will point out the Stalin-era buildings and the places that played a role in communist rule in Minsk. As this is a walking tour, you’ll experience the city up close.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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$24.58
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Sightseeing tour Minsk - Stalin Line Complex

Sightseeing tour Minsk - Stalin Line Complex

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History and military enthusiasts will love this private sightseeing tour of the Stalin Line Complex in Minsk. Your guide will take you to this important and interesting site, which represents an historic defense system dating from the 1930s. As this is a private tour you will get the chance to ask questions and stay longer at the places that interest you most.
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  • 2 hours
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$82.33
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Individual guided tour to Dudutki museum

Individual guided tour to Dudutki museum

A visit to this open-air museum is the next best thing to going back in time to see how the people of the region lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rather than just seeing items on display, the Dudutki Museum offers an interactive experience. You can taste traditional food and drinks, ride a horse, or see craft and tradespeople in action in their workshops. This museum is a fun and comprehensive introduction to Belarussian culture and history.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$122.88
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Walking guided tour within Minsk city

Walking guided tour within Minsk city

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On this walking tour of the historical heart of Minsk you’ll experience the city on an intimate level, and see things that you’d miss if touring on a large bus. Walk past must-see and lesser-known sites while listening to stories from the city’s long history. This is an ideal tour for active and curious travelers who like to get to know the character of a place while traveling.
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  • 3 hours
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$110.59
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Private chauffeur service Minsk

Private chauffeur service Minsk

Do you prefer to have your own professional chauffeur in Minsk for a few hours with business class car? No matter what the occasion is - business trip, private trip, night in Minsk. Our drivers - professionals with years of experience in chauffeur driving. English speaking. So you can feel really comfortable during the ride. Be sure you will be to the right place on time!
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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$115.50
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$115.50
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