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Welcome to Belarus

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5 reasons to visit Belarus

1. HOSPITABLE PEOPLE

The people of Belarus are a kind, friendly and good humoured nation. The patience and peacefulness of the Belarusian people has been determined by the nation’s history that has been darkened by endless wars which the Belarusians did not start, but fell victim to. Belarus is welcoming to all visitors and interested in sharing its culture, traditions and sense of community with them.

2. ARCHITECTURE OF THE 12-17TH CENTURIES

Despite its turbulent history of war and destruction, many architectural treasures and attractions of Belarus have survived to tell the history of this fascinating country. Some of the oldest buildings of Belarus date from the Middle Ages. Artistic movements and religions have played their part in shaping the architecture of Belarus, with fine examples of Romanesque and Gothic, Baroque and Classicism, Modernism and Eclecticism to be found across the country.

3.BELARUSIAN CUISINE

Delicious and warming, modern-day Belarusian cuisine is a mix of two key factors: the people’s relationship with the land and local produce, influences from neighbouring countries and migrant settlers. For these reasons, you’ll find that food in Belarus is quite similar to the cuisines of Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland. The European community has also contributed much to modern-day food in Belarus.

4. NATURAL HISTORY AND WILDLIFE

Belarus is a very green landscape. Natural vegetation covers 93.1% of the land, and 1/3 of all green landscape is forest. There are many lakes in the northern regions of Belarus, and the Polesye marshland around the Pripyat River in the south. Several areas of land in Belarus which contain unique landscape, rare plants and animal species have been designated as National Parks and are protected by the State. There are five National Parks in Belarus, protected by the State. Their work has been recognised and supported by UNESCO.

5. ADVENTURE SPORTS

Holidays in Belarus offer many great opportunities to take part in outdoor pursuits: hunting, fishing and skiing are just some of the adventure sports you can try. The country is one of the last undiscovered destinations in Europe and the Belarus landscape and climate make it ideal for a number of outdoor pursuits including: hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking.

Tours to Belarus:

1. BEREZINSKIY NATURE RESERVE

9:00 Meeting with a guideDeparture from Minsk to Berezinskiy nature reserve (150 km away from Minsk)
13:00 Tour programBerezinskiy nature reserve is included into the World net of the biosphere nature reserves of UNESCO. It has a significant importance for Europe as it has 4 types of eco systems on its territory: forests, meadows, waterways and swamps. There are plenty of unique kinds of plants and animals, the greatest part of which are included into the Red book of Belarus. Here one can observe a bear, a bison, a moose, a lynx and many other animals in natural wild life conditions. There are more than 300 kinds of animals and plants presented in Wild Life Museum. Everyone can value the richness of flora and fauna of Belarus here.
If you climb the tower you will see a great panorama of the raised bogs. 
The tour includes:

  • Visiting of Wild Life Museum (1 hour)
  • Visiting wild life cages  (1 hour)
  • Ecologic route  (1,5 hour)
Group 40+2 Group 30+2 Group 20+2 Group 10+2
20 euro pp 25 euro pp 30 euro pp 40 euro pp

The price includes:

  • Transportation on a tour bus

  • Guided tour accompanied by an interpreter

  • Entrance tickets to the museums

The price doesn`t include:

  • Lunch (starting from 5 euro per person) 

Besides, anyone can enjoy the wild nature by booking accommodation in one of the guest houses at the Natural reserve( there are houses, rooms and campsites in the forest for 2,4, 6 pax)

2.Minsk-Hatyn-Mound of Glory-Zaslawye-Stalin line-Minsk 2 days / 1 night

1 day

Meeting the group at the railway station of Minsk.

 Breakfast. Excursion «The memorial complex «Hatyn»». «The memorial complex «Hatyn»» — a monument of Belarusian destroyed hundreds of villages, the world’s only village cemetery, Crown Memory Unconquered Man, the Eternal Flame.

Minsk — Hatyn 60 km

Visit Memorial complex «Glory barrow» «Glory barrow» this magnificent memorial height of 70 meters, a monument to the Great World War II. «Soviet Army, Army, liberator — thanks!». Earthen mound crowned by a 35-meter high sculpture of four bayonets, coated titanium. Hatyn — Mound of Glory 58 km. Mound of Glory — Minsk 28 km.

Return to Minsk. Lunch in the cafe. Accommodation in a hotel in Minsk

Sightseeing excursion of Minsk in the evening — Independence Avenue, Red Church, Freedom Square, Town Hall, Holy Spirit Cathedral, Avenue Winners, Minsk-Arena, Learn more about Trinity Suburb, Island of courage and sorrow, Victory Square Square of J. Kolasa, the National Library and others.At the request is possible to visit theaters of Minsk, as well as museums such as Museum of theatre and music culture of Republic of Belarus, State Museum of the History of the Belarusian literature, National art museum of Republic of Belarus,Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War and etc. Tour ends rise to the observation deck of the building of the National Library, which is in the form of a diamond, symbolizing man`s knowledge.

 Return to the hotel, free time, overnight at the hotel.

2 day

Breakfast. Check out of the hotel.

Country excursion in Zaslawye. Zaslawye is one of the oldest cities in Belarus, first mentioned in the chronicles refer to the XII century. Visit the fort Zamechek, Holy Transfiguration Church, baroque Church of the Virgin Mary. Plunge fully into the historical past will help the museum and the ethnographic complex «Mlyn» (surcharge) which is the open-air museum, where the first mill Zaslaue, the house «zavoznika» sviran, Smithy. For children will be interesting museum mythology and Forests. M Insko — Zaslawye 30 km.

Visit Historical and Cultural Complex «Stalin Line». «Stalin Line» it is one of the most ambitious fortification ensembles in Belarus. Created for the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War War. Stalin Line is a military history museum in open air. The historical basis of the museum are the bunkers of the Minsk fortified area. Reconstructed in the museum and is equipped with the company commander fortified area. In exposure have all kinds of trenches, ditches, anti-tank ditches different profiles, etc. Also in the museum contains the most comprehensive collection of military equipment, Used in WWII. Those who wish for the add. fees may ride on armored vehicles, fire a weapon oholoschennogo, taste the real soldier’s porridge. Zaslawye — Stalin Line 9 km. Stalin Line — Minsk 34 km.

Return to Minsk. Lunch in the cafe.

 Farewell group at the railway station of Minsk. Free time, a visit to the capital’s shops.

Group 8-19         Group 2-7

from 54 $ pp      from 93 $ pp

In cost included:

  • Accommodation
  • supply
  • meeting/seeing off at the train station
  • transport services
  • certified guide services
  • excursions according to the program

Extra charges (Price adults/Children):

  • ethnocomplex Mlyn 1 $/0.8 $
  • Hill of Glory 0.5 $/0.3 $
  • Stalin Line 5 $/3 $
  • viewpoint 2 $/1 $

 

 3. WEEKEND IN BELARUS. Mir — Nesvizh – Dudutki(2 days)

1 day

Meeting with  your guide upon arrival of the train

8.00  Breakfast.

09.00 — 12.00  Sightseeing tour of the city of MinskYou will also learn about the tragedy of the city’s residents during the Great Patriotic War — the three long years of occupation, one of the largest ghetto in the USSR, every third victim … Unique iconic architecture of the main street — a monument of urban art. You will also learn the history of the Lower and Upper Town, especially the creation of the Republic Palace, the new station and a new library … you will learn the names of architects and urban planners, who have created and still create our city: from Joseph Langbard to V. Kramarenko and Vinogradov. Therefore you will see modern image of Minsk.

12.00-13.00   Lunch in a restaurant in Dudutki with a national menu (traditional sausages, pancakes, mochanka,  fish soup)Dudutki Material Culture Museum (40 km from Minsk)

Opportunities during the tour:

Visiting of acting craft workshops and museum of technologies, acting old windmill , miller’s house with restored interiors of Belarusian house, pottery workshop — potters will demonstrate not only their skills, but also will be happy to concede you a seat at the potter’s wheel.

You will also visit a Carpentry , an old bakery, a creamery, in an ancient smithy you will see how a blacksmith works, as well as purchase horseshoe for good luck, visit the stables, for extra charge — horseback  riding, in carts and carriages; for children — riding on a donkey and a pony.

Transfer to hotel

2 day

8.00   Breakfast. Check out of the hotel

10.00 — 18.00 Tour Mir — Nesvizh

The most valuable monuments of Belarus — the castle in Mir and the palace and park complex in Nesvizh will be presented during this tour. Both objects are introduced in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.The tour begins with the village of Mir — for centuries this place have been  residence of the Belarusians, Poles, Jews, Gypsies, Tatars … Orthodox church, a Catholic church, a Jewish synagogue, houses of craftsman  that forms the ensemble of the Market Square. Then visiting of the majestic Mir Castle, built in the early 16th century.Sightseeing tour of Nesvizh — Market Square, City Hall and the old shopping malls, Slutskaya Brama —  the entrance gates of the 17th century. The palace and park complex of the 16th century designed by the Italian architect Giovanni Maria Bernardoni — Palace (currently under restoration) and the parks system — Old, New, English, Japanese, Chateau… Visiting of Niasvizh Catholic church of the 16th century (DM Bernardoni) — one of the first buildings in Europe built  in the Baroque style.The tour tells the story of one of the most influential families of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Rzeczpospolita — the Radziwill family, who left a deep mark on the cultural heritage of the people …During the tour Mir — Nesvizh lunch at the cafe Mir Castle

21.00  Departure

Enjoy your trip!

Group (number of tourists)                  15              20                      30               40

Price (per person)                                     75              70                      65                 62

Single room supplement USD — 20

In cost included:

  • Accommodation
  • supply
  • meeting/seeing off at the train station
  • certified guide services
  • excursions according to the program

Extra charges (Price adults/Children):

  •  Air / railway tickets
  • transport service

 

4. Minsk – ethnocomplex «Nanosi-novosel’e» — «Blue lakes» — «Aptekarski sad» — Minsk

Tour program:

1 day

Departure from Minsk. Meet the tour guide, getting travel information. Arrival at resort village Naroch. Visiting ethno-cultural complex «Nanosi-novosel’e», where you will find the atmosphere of a rural manor life XIX-th century and the opportunity to get acquainted with the original museum collections of samovars, moonshine, vintage cars, etc. Dinner*.

Moving to Olshevo village that equipped with ecological trail of the natural complex «Blue Lake». After going through it, you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Belarusian nature from the observation platform «Bald Mountain», make a wish at the magical pine «Old Monk», see the rare species of flora listed in the Red Book, and more.

At the end of the excursion program — visiting the unique sightseeing and tourist complex «Aptekarski sad», outspreading in the vast of the national park «Naroch». Here you will learn everything about medicinal plants and peculiarities of their cultivation, admire the achievements of modern landscape design, check botanical collections from around the world, taste the fragrant herbal teas, and get acquainted with their production technologies under the guidance of an experienced herbalist, who will reveal the secrets of the preparation of medicinal infusions . You can also buy environmentally friendly products in the local herbal shop and get professional advice on the preparation and use of medicinal herbs.

Return to Minsk.

Price of the tour: a group of 40-45 people — from 1000 BYN

The price includes:

  • information and advisory services in the selection and booking of travel;
  • transportation, travel by comfortable bus;
  • guide support.

Additional charges:

  • sightseeing tour of the complex » Nanosi-novosel’e » with a visit to all of its objects and museum exhibitions (2, 5 -3 hours) — 21 bel rub. / person.
  • visit ecological trail «Blue Lake» — 2 BYR / person.
  • catering services (upon request).