Tours and Holidays in Belarus with Undiscovered Destinations

Belarus - Forgotten Europe

Style: TravellerCultural discovery away from the crowds
Duration: 10 days
Type: GroupTravel with a small group of other travellers


Day 1 – Minsk

Arrive in Minsk and transfer to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive there may be time to explore the city. Overnight Hotel Belarus or similar.

Day 2 – Minsk

This morning we explore some of the key sights of Minsk on a guided tour. We visit Independence Square with its collection of Stalinist buildings, Victory Square and the Island of Tears, a monument to the fallen soldiers in the Soviet campaign against Afghanistan, the Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, as well as the old town. The afternoon is free to explore – Minsk has several impressive churches and cathedrals that are well worth visiting. Overnight Hotel Belarus or similar. (BL)

Day 3 – Vitebsk

We start today by travelling to Khatyn to learn about Belarus recent history. Later we travel to the charming town of Vitebsk, a centre of Belarusian culture and with numerous churches and historic buildings which we shall explore on a walking tour. Overnight Hotel Luchesa or similar. (BL)

Day 4 – Polotsk

This morning we depart for Polotsk, one of the most historically important cities in Belarus. We visit the charming cathedral of St Sophia, dating back to the 11th century, as well as the 12th century Convent of St Ephrosinia, superbly preserved and with impressive frescoes. We then travel to our farmstead accommodation for the night. Overnight Nalibokskie Vasilky Farmstead or similar (BLD)

The farmstead has shared facilities. Please note: Even with a single supplement, single rooms are not always available in the villages. We will try and accommodate all requests but they cannot be guaranteed.

Day 5 – Minsk

Spend the morning at leisure at the farmstead. After having lunch and exploring the farmstead we leave it and arrive back in to Minsk in the second part of the day. Free time in Minsk. Overnight Hotel Belarus or similar. (BL) 

Day 6 – Mir Fortress - Brest

We set off for Brest this morning but stop on the way to visit one of the country’s most important, as well as beautiful, sites – the stunning 16th century fortress at Mir – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later we continue to Brest, situated on the border with Poland. Overnight Hotel Vesta or similar (BL)

Day 7 – Brest

We take a tour of the Brest’s main sites including the imposing fortress, which played a significant part in the Second World War and is an important site in Belarusian history.  After lunch you will have time at leisure to explore Brest in more detail. Overnight Hotel Vesta or similar. (BL)

Day 8 – Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park

This morning we travel into the wild to the UNESCO world heritage site of Belovezhskaya National Park, one of the largest forested areas in Central Europe. You will experience some of the most picturesque places in the park and appreciate the splendour of this wilderness. We stay overnight in the park. Overnight Hotel Kamenjuki or similar. (BL)

Day 9 – Nesvizh – Minsk

This morning we travel to Nesvizh. We will have a short city tour and lunch and then this afternoon visit Radzivills Palace with its beautiful buildings, palaces, monasteries and 16th Century houses. After the visit we will return to Minsk for the night. Overnight Hotel Belarus or similar. (BL)

Day 10 – Depart Minsk

Tour ends with a transfer to the airport (B)