Private guide in Minsk, Belarus

Dear Traveler,

My name is Andrei Burdenkov, I am a certified private guide in Minsk (License 000961 of 20.05.2011). The past employment at Minsk travel agencies earned me experience in formal aspects of tourism in Belarus.

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Andrei Burdenkov, certified Minsk guide, Belarus

My goal now is to develop this website into a guide on Belarus tourist attractions and Belarus travel tips so information here is often double-checked. You can find my latest touring ventures on my Facebook page Minsk Guide.

The BELARUS TOURS section features Minsk tours for which I am certified either as a guide or as an interpreter - from a Minsk city tour to Belarus package tours. My tour services are frequently reviewed on TripAdvisor. Prices are always confirmed upon request and I reply to such requests very promptly. You might want to download a promotional leaflet in Russian or in English.

The most frequently updated section is BELARUS TRAVEL TIPS, where frequently asked Belarus tour questions and answers come from TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet forums where I am a destination expert.

The most important subsection here is Immigration - it will enlighten you on the ways to obtain a tourist visa to Belarus and Belarus visa support rendered by my partners.

The ABOUT BELARUS articles are about history and culture of Belarus. Some articles are dedicated to the cities and sights that might be included in Belarus travel itineraries. I will be happy to assist you before and during your tour to Belarus!

Are you using an Android smartphone? Download my free GeoTag application to photograph the best moments of your travel AND add to coordinates and text captions to your photographs.

Please, note, that the minimal deposits charged to fix a tour booking are a countermeasure against lost profit and shall not be refunded in case of a cancellation of the booking.

Questions are welcome!


How do I apply for a Belarus tourist visa?
updated on 21.09.2014

Applying at their local Belarus Consulate, the citizens of migration-secure states (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan and others) can obtain a short-term...

Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 21.01.2016

The form of application for a visa to Belarus has become digital and you can save and send it as a PDF file. It is only a 2-page document that is available...

Can I get insurance for Belarus online?
updated on 13.01.2016

Well, yes you can! To apply for a Belarus tourist visa you must supply an insurance policy that stipulates it covers Belarus. Your global insurance does so but it takes some pains to obtain a confirmation from your provider...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 29.01.2016

Quite a number of things, as a matter of fact. Let’s examine a typical case from my travel agent’s past with a traveler landing in Minsk Airport (MSQ) and applying for a visa...

How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 21.09.2014

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

Tour Belarus for family research
updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Is plastic card better than cash when in Belarus?
updated on 19.09.2014

A plastic card is a fine thing, no doubt, but there have been a number of cases when the ATM displayed ERROR, or required a PIN code...

Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 30.05.2014

While most tourists agree that Belarus is not the country for grand shopping, there are still some things that can be brought back as souvenirs...