Cheap Flights To Minsk, Belarus


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  • 15 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
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Minsk. Perhaps not the obvious choice for a trip away, but to miss it is definitely to miss out. Rebuilt from scratch after the Second World War, Minsk (the capital of Belarus) is a city which enjoys and promotes its own unique identity and quirky take on modern life. Despite its ostentatious boulevards, old style architecture and imposing squares, the Old Town is not that old at all. A sprawling city of nearly 2 million people, Minsk basks in the nostalgia of Stalinist buildings and Soviet parks, which nudge up against contemporary art galleries, chic bars and fantastic local places to eat.

A great way to start your vacation is by discovering the Independence Square with its prominent statue of Lenin. For some of the most picturesque views over the city, then head up to the somewhat futuristic structure of Belarus' National Library. From there you’ll see The Old Town sitting on the eastern side of the Svislach River, which is bordered by Vul Maxima Bahdanovicha. Despite the fact that the original 17th and 18th century houses were actually recreated in the 1980’s, it’s still a wonderful place to take in. Here you’ll also find a wealth of cute little cafés and souvenir shops to buy a memento of your trip.

To escape the hectic bustle of the main square, head across the road from the Museum of the Great Patriotic War where you’ll find a very pretty little park located on the site of a 19th century marketplace. With its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful scenery, don’t be surprised if you even find people playing music here.

When it comes to eating in Minsk, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. There’s everything from old-style high end restaurants to Western European-style food outlets and street food. The local cuisine itself tends to lean a lot towards baked meat, mushrooms, soups and thick sauces. It’s well worth getting stuck in to some "hribnoy sup" yourself (mushroom and barley soup), "kolduni" (stuffed meat dumplings) and "golubsty" (cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice). An experience in itself!

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5 Things You Need to Know About Minsk

Minsk is up-and-coming, fascinating and beautiful. So you can make the most of your visit, it’s worth knowing a few basic facts before you go:

Time Difference: UTC +3 hours
Currency: Belarusian ruble
Native Language: Russian
Weather: The weather in Minsk is known to be unpredictable and unstable. The average January temperature is −4.5 °C (23.9 °F), while the average July temperature is 18.5 °C (65.3 °F).
Sales Tax: 20%

Flying to Minsk from the US

Before you start planning your trip, here’s everything you’ll need to know when flying to Minsk from the US.

Flight Times

Travelling times vary depending on where in the US you’re flying from. As a guide, from New York to Minsk takes around 12 hours, whilst Los Angeles to Minsk is around 16 hours.

Entry Requirements

US citizens wishing to enter Belarus for five days without a visa must have a valid passport, at least 25 Euro (or equal amount in dollars or Belarusian rubles) for each day of stay, and medical insurance of at least 10,000 Euros with coverage for all of Belarus.

Airlines That Fly to Minsk

There are currently no direct flights from the USA to Minsk. However, the airlines listed below offer routes with either one or two stops:
- Belavia
- Lufthansa
- LOT
- United Airlines
- Delta
- Aeroflot
- Alaskan Airlines

The Airport

Minsk National Airport (MSQ)

Minsk National Airport, formerly named Minsk-2 (not to be confused with the now defunct Minsk-1 Airport near downtown Minsk) is the main international airport in Belarus, located 42km (26 miles) to the east of the city. You can take a taxi cab from Minsk National Airport into the city centre which takes around 45 minutes and costs approximately 20 US Dollars.

10 Minsk Must-Dos

Make the most of your time in Minsk using our list of the ten main things to see whilst you’re there:

- Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War
- National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus
- Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942
- Museum Strana Mini
- Minsk-Arena Complex
- Church of Saints Simon and Helena
- Victory Park
- Svislach River Embankment
- Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
- Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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