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Highlights of Belarus

From £1250 for 9 days
Trip Overview
Castles, cathedrals, rich forests and soviet structures – Belarus is a diamond, shining with post-war intrigue. While much of the country has been shaped in some way by conflict, the result is a modern country where Soviet, Polish, Orthodox and Jewish influences meet in each city to create architectural wonderlands. In contrast, the sprawling medieval forests of Belovezhskaya Pushcha remain unravaged by man and just as full of curious history, riddled in the growth rings of the towering ancient oak trees. From marsh to metropolis, Belarus’ appeal lies in a tranquillity that needs to be experienced firsthand before it can be fully understood.
Essential Info
Starts: Minsk
Ends: Minsk
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IWMSZ
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Belarus
What's Included

Meals

8 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
2 Dinners included

Transport

Train,Local bus,Private vehicle,Taxi,Bicycle

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights),Village stay (2 nights),Castle (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Step back in time in the Soviet time capsule that is Minsk. Marvel at Stalinist brutalist architecture from an era gone by and indulge in the culinary offerings of Belarus' capital city

•   Embark on a bike ride in Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park in search of Europe's largest land mammal, the European bison

•   Stay in a traditional village with a local family and enjoy home cooked meals in a cozy environment

•   Spend the night inside 16th century Nesvizh Castle

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 21st May 2021
Returning: 29th May 2021
£1,250pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Jun 2021
Returning: 26th Jun 2021
£1,250pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 16th Jul 2021
Returning: 24th Jul 2021
£1,310pp
£1,250pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Aug 2021
Returning: 21st Aug 2021
£1,310pp
£1,250pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Sep 2021
Returning: 18th Sep 2021
£1,310pp
£1,250pp
G
Availability: Good
Departing: 20th May 2022
Returning: 28th May 2022
£1,250pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Jun 2022
Returning: 25th Jun 2022
£1,250pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 15th Jul 2022
Returning: 23rd Jul 2022
£1,250pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 12th Aug 2022
Returning: 20th Aug 2022
£1,250pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Belarus! Your journey begins in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. 80 per cent of the city was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt with a Stalinist aesthetic, favouring grand buildings, wide avenues and sprawling squares. Time has been kind to Minsk, and while this open city plan is still prevalent, it’s currently characterised by a great mix of historical Soviet places of interest scattered around the modern cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Do keep in mind that English is rarely spoken in Minsk – you would do well to either learn some key phrases in Russian, or keep a handbook of these phrases with you just in case you arrive early.
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