The Best of Belarus Tour

The Best of Belarus Tour

This visa-free 5-day tour to Belarus invites to open a progressive, modern and
hospitable country with a complex history and rich architecture. From
cosmopolitan Minsk to the tragic remnants of the Brest Fortress, the Republic of
Belarus is also home to many national parks and renowned castles. Fashionable
cafes, impressive restaurants and crowded nightclubs beckons international
travellers.

Day 1. Arrival to Minsk

Transfer from the airport for check in at your hotel

The Best of Belarus Tour. The Mound of GloryEn route to the city of Minsk make a short stop at the Mound of Glory, a distinctive landmark 21 km from Minsk, where local people bring handfuls of soil from nine Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union and from the battlegrounds of World War II to create the Mound, a memorial complex honoring Soviet soldiers who fought during the World War II. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Minsk at the hotel.

Day 2. Minsk, Dudutki

Minsk, City Tour

The Best of Belarus Tour. the National Library

After breakfast your travel guide will join you at the hotel reception for departure on a city tour to visit the main highlights, such as the National Library, an attractive landmark that combines ultramodern design and unusual architecture, the Ice Hockey Arena and a football stadium, as well as war monuments commemorating the heroes of World War II and the Afghanistan War. Continue your tour to the Upper town, the atmospheric centre of Old Minsk with its Catholic cathedrals and Orthodox churches. Don’t miss the picturesque Trinity suburb, part of the Old city, where artisans, merchants, peasants and soldiers live.

Dudutki – Museum of Old Crafts

The Best of Belarus Tour. the museum complex of DudutkiAfternoon, take the opportunity to learn about authentic folk crafts and ancient technologies found at the museum complex of Dudutki (about 45 km from Minsk). Experience the fascinating journey back in time! Enjoy fresh home-baked bread with village butter and herbal tea at the baker’s and the miller’s. Taste home-distilled vodka at the brewery, traditional cheese and, of course, famous Belarusian bacon with cabbage. A woodcarver, a potter and a blacksmith will all share their secrets during the master class. At the end, nobody will want to miss a chance to take a ride in a horse cart. Return to Minsk. Overnight in Minsk at the hotel. [B, L]

Day 3. Berezina Biosphere Reserve. BelAZ

Berezina Biosphere Reserve
The Best of Belarus Tour. Berezina Biosphere Reserve

Following breakfast, drive about 100 km east from Minsk to the Berezina biosphere reserve, a unique place of the pristine Belarusian nature, with the territory inhabited by the big five large European mammals: elk, bison, bear, wolf, and lynx. The tour includes visiting the Museum of Nature with its open-air animal cages.

Belarusian manufacturer of BelAZ

The Best of Belarus Tour. Belarusian manufacturer of BelAZOn the way back to Minsk immerse yourself in the world of giant technologies! Enjoy a fascinating tour to the famous Belarusian manufacturer of haulage and earthmoving equipment that produces the world-known “BelAZ”. See the giant machines, hear the sound of the engines that shake the earth in the quarries. Try to reach out to the middle of the wheel of the largest truck in history, and finally come up to the cabin of the legendary BelAZ. Overnight in Minsk at the hotel. [B]

Day 4. Mir, Nesvizh Castles

Mir Castle

The Best of Belarus Tour. Mir Castle

After breakfast we gather at the hotel reception. The day is devoted to exploring Belarusian castles. To reach the Mir Castle Complex we drive about 100 km west from Minsk. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is an outstanding example of 16th-century fortification art, which reflects the confrontational history of the region. Feel a peaceful atmosphere while visiting Mir, as its name in English means “Peace”.

Nesvizh Castle

The Best of Belarus Tour. Nesvizh CastleThe history of another castle Nesvizh can be traced back to 1533 when the estate was owned by the Radziwiłł magnate family. The residential castle is considered to be the most beautiful palace in the country. Its richly diverse architecture and attractive gardens make it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Belarus. See the Farny Church, built between 1584 and 1593 in early Baroque style, the city hall of Nesvizh and some remains of the town fortifications. Return to Minsk.
Overnight in Minsk at the hotel. [B]

Day 5. Minsk – Departure

Transfer to the airport

Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Departure. [B]

Trip Information & Documents

Land package price from 5 people:

5-star hotel (Minsk Marriott Hotel):
$884 US per person based on double/twin occupancy
$398 US per person SGL supplement

4-star hotel (Victoria Olimp Hotel Minsk):
$728 US per person based on double/twin occupancy
$266 per person SGL supplement

Land package price includes:
  • Transfers arrival/departure
  • 4 night accommodation at 4* or 5* hotel
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel and 1 lunch
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by air–conditioned vehicles
  • 24-hour emergency contact
Not included:
  • International flights
  • Any meals, beverages, sightseeing entrance fees not specified
  • Photo and video charges at museums and places of interest
  • Extra personal costs incurred at the hotel
  • Extended visa support
Notes:
  • Accommodation may be substituted with similar grade hotels
  • Tours and timing may vary according to local conditions and substitutions may be made if necessary
  • Price is subject to change during state holidays and high seasons
The Best of Belarus Tour