Minsk Round Trip from Helsinki

Minsk Round Trip from Helsinki

Minsk round trip for a weekend from Helsinki invites to enjoy tranquility and beauty of the peaceful Belarusian panorama. Choose the activities up to your interests, and savor delicious local food!

Guaranteed departure dates 2020:

Apr 10
May 22
Jun 26
Jul 10,  24
Aug 21
Sep 18
Oct 02

Inclusions:
  • Return flight Helsinki – Minsk – Helsinki
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 3-night accommodation with breakfast in Minsk
  • Minsk City Tour
Optional activities:
  • Open-air Museum of traditional Belarusian crafts «Dudutki»
  • BELAZ: the World of Giants
  • Belarusian Castles: Mir and Nesvizh
  • Backstage life of the Big Theatre of Opera and Ballet
  • Great Patriotic War Museum
  • Masterpieces of the National Arts Museum
  • Masterpieces of Soviet Sculpture in Zair Azgur Museum
  • Holocaust history in Trostents nazi death camp
  • Minsk Tractor Factory
  • Kayak tour in Minsk

Day 1. Friday) Helsinki – Minsk

  • ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
  • TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT
MOUND OF GLORY
Memorial Mound of Glory

Visiting the Mound of Glory, a memorable landmark positioned 21 km from Minsk, on the way to the hotel. People brought handfuls of soil from nine Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union and from the battlegrounds of World War II to make the Mound.

  • CHECK-IN AT THE HOTEL
  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 2. Saturday) Minsk

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
MINSK CITY TOUR
Minsk Panorama

9:00 am – 1:00 pm. During Minsk city tour you will see a maintained city with well-preserved historical and memorial highlights: Victory Square with its 38-meter obelisk and the eternal flame commemorating the heroes of World War II, the Trinity suburb, the National Library building. The Afghanistan War Monument placed on the Island of Tears, the artificial island on Svisloch River, is dedicated to the Belarusian soldiers lost in 1979-1989 years in the Afghanistan War.

Minsk Upper Town

The Upper Town is the most interesting area in the historic center of Minsk. It comprises Freedom Square, Muzykalny Lane, the Catholic and Orthodox Cathedrals. You will pass by the Independence Avenue with the House of Government, the KGB historical office, the Residence of the Belarusian President. The Ice Hockey Arena and a football stadium, bears witness to the sport events held in the city.

OPTIONAL TOUR TO THE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM DUDUTKI
Open-Air Museum Dudutki

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Optional trip to the Museum of antique Belarusian crafts “Dudutki” (~40 km from Minsk). This fascinating journey to the old times will get you acquainted with traditional crafts of local people. You will be able to taste fresh home-baked bread with a village butter and herbal tea at baker’s and millers. The home-distilled vodka at the brewery will be offered along the traditional cheese and, of course, famous Belarusian bacon with cabbage. A wood-crafting master, a potter and a blacksmith will share the secrets of their craftsmanship and show their best during the master class. At the end, everyone will be offered to go for a ride in a horse cart. Return to Minsk.

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 3. Sunday) Minsk

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • MEETING WITH THE GUIDE
OPTIONAL TOUR TO BELARUSIAN CASTLES
Mir Castle

9:00 am – 7:00 am. After an hour and half driving South-West from Minsk find yourself in the very typical small town of Western Belarus. Once famous for its national diversity, Mir town led a special way of life. Feel the atmosphere while visiting Mir, which by the way means “Peace”. The Mir Castle designated as the UNESCO World Heritage site, was built in the 15th century as an example of gothic architecture. In the 16th century, a new owner re-built the castle and turned it into the palace with renaissance and baroque characteristics. Relax and take pictures of its exterior decorations, park and a man-made lake.

  • LUNCH AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT
Nesvizh Castle

Half an hour driving South will bring us to the next remarkable castle Nesvizh, one of the most beautiful residential castles in Belarus. The 16-th century palace and the park used to be a property of the noble Radzivill family. Fascinating architecture and landscaped gardens adjacent to the castle, have made this place a national historical and cultural preserve since 1994. Later on, in 2005 it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will also see the Farny Church, the oldest baroque style building in the Eastern Europe, city hall of Nesvizh and some remains of town fortifications. Return to Minsk (~120 km).

  • OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL

Day 4. Monday) Minsk – Helsinki

  • BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL
  • CHECK-OUT OF THE HOTEL
  • TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
  • DEPARTURE FROM THE AIRPORT
PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON, IN ½ DBL, IN USD

Accommodation at 4-star Hotel Minsk, in Minsk:

$882 US per person
$158 US – SGL Supplement

Accommodation at 5-star Renaissance Minsk Hotel, in Minsk:

$1,065 US per person
$438 US – SGL Supplement

SERVICES INCLUDED:
  • Flight Helsinki – Minsk – Helsinki;
  • Meeting at the airport;
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel;
  • Minsk City Tour;
  • Accommodation with breakfasts;
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
  • Meals and beverages except mentioned
  • Optional tours
  • Tips
OPTIONAL TOURS AND PRICE:

SATURDAY (14:00)
Museum of traditional Belarusian crafts «Dudutki» ~5 hours
$70 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets)

OR: Private tour «BELAZ: the World of Giants» upon request ~5 hours
$295 US per person for 1 pax (guide, transfer, tickets)
$148 US per person for a group of 2-3 pax (guide, transfer, tickets)
$116 US per person for a group of 4-6 pax (guide, transfer, tickets)

SUNDAY (9:00)
«Belarusian Castles of Mir and Nesvizh» ~9 hours
$85 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets to Nesvizh, lunch)

PRIVATE TOURS UPON REQUEST (available from 2 pax):

Backstage life of the Big Theatre of Opera and Ballet ~2 hours
$70 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets)

Visit to the Great Patriotic War Museum ~2 hours
$70 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets)

Masterpieces of the National Arts Museum ~2 hours
$70 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets)

Masterpieces of Soviet Sculpture in Zair Azgur Musem ~2 hours
$70 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets)

Holocaust history in Trostents nazi death camp ~2 hours
$85 US per person (guide, transfer)

Visit to Minsk Tractor Factory (available on Friday) ~3 hours
$93 US per person (guide, transfer, tickets)

Kayak tour in Minsk ~5 hours
$155 US per person (guide, transfer)

Minsk Round Trip from Helsinki