Private guide in Minsk, Belarus
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 both in formal aspects of a travel to Belarus as well as in guided Minsk tours.
Andrei Burdenkov, certified Minsk guide, Belarus
My goal is to develop this website into a major information guide on Belarus tourist attractions, Belarus culture and Belarus tourist infrastructure. Information featured in the four sections of the site is regularly updated and double-checked.
In the ABOUT BELARUS section there are articles on politics, economy, history, culture of Belarus and related topics. The destinations subsection here contains the description of four regions that are normally included in Belarus travel itineraries.
The BELARUS TOURS section features Minsk tours for which I am certified either as a guide or as an interpreter. Should you feel like taking any of these tours, please, do not hesitate to contact me directly. If you want to have a look at my tour offers offline as you travel to Belarus you may download the leaflet in English. Travel agents and Russians-speakers are most encouraged to use the tour leaflet in Russian.
In the BELARUS REVIEWS you will find a list of hotels, hostels, museums and souvenir shops that normally do not have a website or are hard to locate in Minsk and other cities. Might be handy in your trip.
The last but not least section of the present website is BELARUS TRAVEL TIPS, where the most frequently asked questions about a trip to Belarus have been compiled in five sections. This section is the most frequently updated one and in case you’ve had an interesting experience, e.g. applying for a Belarus tourist visa, I will be happy to have it online. The Tips are a compilation of the most useful posts by multiple travelers to Belarus taken from TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet forums where I happen to be a destination expert.
By browsing the rest of the tabs in this HOME section you can learn more about me and the reasons why I have opted to become a private Minsk tour guide. I will be happy to assist you before and during your tour to Belarus!
Surely not a Hilton, but this is the only legal staying option near Mir Castle (beside the hotel that is inside the castle) where one can stay overnight at USD 10 or so per person before traveling on.
Approaching this Grodno cafe I had no idea – based on the façade of the place – that the service and meal, especially the latter, would fit my budget, so I popped in out of curiosity.
Belarus Travel Tips
Belarus visa support invitation is provided by a registered travel agency. First of all, I must mention that licenses for tourism business were scrapped in January 2011 – all a travel agency has to do now is to register the business with the local authorities...
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 tourist visa to Belarus by presenting their passport, a completed visa application and either a hotel booking confirmation or a letter of invitation...