Private guides and guided tours in Belarus
Private guides in Belarus
Belarus is a unique country; it is in the middle of Europe. Unknown for foreigners, Belarus is a country of heroic past. Itís a land of rivers and lakes (these are more than 20 thousands). There are a lot of places of wild nature and rare animals and birds (like bison) there.
A Local Licensed Guide with a vehicle. A graduate of the Minsk-based Courses for Guides-Interpreters, I have just passed a certification procedure by the National Tourism Agency of Belarus to become an independent licensed guide (May'2011).
Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYB/BYR)
COMMENTS ABOUT Belarus:
Situated between Russia and the Ukraine, Belarus is one of the lesser-known vacation destinations, but this is quickly changing.
The terrain is generally flat with marshlands ideal for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, biking, and even skiing. You can find a variety of bird species, wild boar, bison, wolves, and many other animals. More interested in snapping shots of these wild beasts? There are guided tours for nature photography too. In addition, many ideal hiking destinations can be found in this small country.
If you are more inclined toward skiing, pack warm and try the many Alpine or Silichi ski locations in Minsk, Gomel, and Vitebsk Oblasts. In the summer the weather is cool and refreshing, and these same locations cater to activities like biking and paintball.
For vacationers interested in the cities and culture, Minsk and Vitebsk are wonderful locations with cafes and an active nightlife. There is an assortment of foods available from delicious bistros to unique local cuisine and even highly regarded sushi restaurants like Planeta Sushi. Enjoy a delicious meal in Minsk and take a guided tour of the National Arts Museum on Lenina Street.
If you love live music, why not attend the Bard Music and Fishing Festival held annually in Mogilev Oblast. Or visit Vitebsk, the city Marc Chagall called his “second Paris.” It is home to the Slavyansky Bazaar, an annual international song festival. For lovers of the arts, there are 25 famous sculptures in Minsk like Igor Golubev’s renowned depiction of Archangel Michael, so book your tour today.