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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 and check my availability via calendar.

The BELARUS TOURS section features Minsk tours for which I am certified either as a guide or as an interpreter. 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.

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 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 ABOUT BELARUS articles on politics, economy, history, culture of Belarus and other topics. 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! If you like the website - I would thank for FB and Google+ likes down on this page =)

My mobile: +37529 3846689


Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 21.09.2014

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...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 21.09.2014

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...

Can I cook Belarusian draniki myself?
updated on 30.05.2014

Draniki - or potato pancakes - are a traditional Belarusian dish. It is very popular in other countries including Russia (kakorki), Ukraine (deruny) and Israel (latkes)...

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...