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Belarus

Edge of Europe Tour

Nov 2nd - Nov 9th 2018
8 Days
795

At a glance
Minsk Brest Minsk

Belarus often described as the last holdout of the Cold War and Europe’s ‘only Soviet State’ is populated by a resilient people, and Minsk, in particular, has an extremely vibrant and interesting nightlife. That being said, in many ways Belarus does retain a lot of the charm – Soviet architecture, war memorials galore, and markets full of Soviet kitsch. Belarus is by far one of the most interesting and unique places should visit and right on Europe’s doorstep!

Our Global Villagers who have travelled with us to destinations like North Korea and Turkmenistan have drawn similarities with Belarus. The streets are spotless and it’s extremely safe for foreign visitors. There is little advertising to be seen and supermarkets, for example, are generally numbered rather than named. It ticks all the boxes for an unusual travel experience, but it seems it is the warmness and charm of the locals that keeps bringing us back!

The tour will be limited to a very strict maximum number, on a first come, first served basis. This trip also finishes directly before, and connects with our Eurasian Adventure Tour, going on to Chernobyl and Transnistria, with bookings for those joining multiple groups.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

Inclusive of

  • Transport according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels in double/twin share rooms
  • Western guide and local English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Breakfast every day
  • Entrance fees

Exclusive of

  • Letter of Invitation (not all nationalities need this, but if you do we can provide it for you, €30-50 depending on your nationality)
  • Insurance letter which you need to get the LOI €15
  • Visa (we can give you advice on this)
  • Transport to and from Belarus at the beginning and end of the tour (train to
  • Kiev is included if you are joining the Eurasian Adventure Tour
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Single supplement (€295 for the whole tour)
  • Quest games at Nesvizh Castle and Stalin Line
  • Souvenirs or any other personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers

If you have any questions or queries about Belarus, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie

Price

€795

Length

7 Nights,
8 Days

At a glance

  • Minsk
  • Brest
  • Minsk
Back to Group Tours

Belarus

Edge of Europe Tour

Nov 2nd - Nov 9th 2018
8 Days
795

Belarus often described as the last holdout of the Cold War and Europe’s ‘only Soviet State’ is populated by a resilient people, and Minsk, in particular, has an extremely vibrant and interesting nightlife. That being said, in many ways Belarus does retain a lot of the charm – Soviet architecture, war memorials galore, and markets full of Soviet kitsch. Belarus is by far one of the most interesting and unique places should visit and right on Europe’s doorstep!

Our Global Villagers who have travelled with us to destinations like North Korea and Turkmenistan have drawn similarities with Belarus. The streets are spotless and it’s extremely safe for foreign visitors. There is little advertising to be seen and supermarkets, for example, are generally numbered rather than named. It ticks all the boxes for an unusual travel experience, but it seems it is the warmness and charm of the locals that keeps bringing us back!

The tour will be limited to a very strict maximum number, on a first come, first served basis. This trip also finishes directly before, and connects with our Eurasian Adventure Tour, going on to Chernobyl and Transnistria, with bookings for those joining multiple groups.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Complete quest games at Nesvizh Castle, a castle fought over by Russians, Polish and Lithuanians, eventually becoming a sanitarium in Soviet times, before being made a UNESCO heritage site in the 1990s.
  • Visit Stalin Line, a huge open-air museum of military technics, including tanks, rockets, artillery, cars, helicopters, aircrafts, bunkers, and much more. We’ll also visit the village of Khatyn, a breathtaking complex of monuments devoted to the village whose 156 inhabitants were massacred in 1943.
  • Explore Minsk on a driving tour, beginning with visits to the Former Residence of Lee Harvey Oswald, the Belarus National Museum of History and Culture, the House of the 1st Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Liberal Party, and the famous KGB Building.

At a glance
Minsk Brest Minsk

Inclusive of

  • Transport according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels in double/twin share rooms
  • Western guide and local English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Breakfast every day
  • Entrance fees

Exclusive of

  • Letter of Invitation (not all nationalities need this, but if you do we can provide it for you, €30-50 depending on your nationality)
  • Insurance letter which you need to get the LOI €15
  • Visa (we can give you advice on this)
  • Transport to and from Belarus at the beginning and end of the tour (train to
  • Kiev is included if you are joining the Eurasian Adventure Tour
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Single supplement (€295 for the whole tour)
  • Quest games at Nesvizh Castle and Stalin Line
  • Souvenirs or any other personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers

If you have any questions or queries about Belarus, drop us a line at info@globalvillagetours.ie