Experience stunning cities and wilderness in post-Soviet Belarus.
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 first hand before it can be fully understood.
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 Nesvizh Castle, a 16th-century masterpiece built by the mighty Radziwill family
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Also, please note that hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
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A Single Supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. The price of the single supplement does not include the following nights, where a single room does not form part of the package. In this case you will be matched up with another traveller of the same gender. If a single room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night:
- Days 5-6 Rural Village Stay
Please also note that due to the small properties we use in Europe there is only a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.
Our Highlights of Belarus trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews in the last year.
While Belarus is a new destination for small group travel and not a great deal is known about the country, anyone who makes the journey will definitely enjoy the experience. The Highlights of Belarus tour gives a very good insight into the country. Belarus is a very friendly and safe country to visit and the accommodation selected was of a good standard. The home stay is one of the best I have experienced with Intrepid.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2018
I’ve really enjoyed my Intrepid holidays from meeting and making new friends with fellow travellers in the group to exploring and visiting less “touristy” towns/villages.
Review submitted 14 Sep 2018