Overview of our Minsk 4* City Break
Visit Minsk - it'll defy your expectations! A city break in Minsk is unique, this city is a vibrant mix of youth looking west towards Europe and an older generation looking east to Russia... a heady mix (and sometimes a bit lost), but that doesn't stop Minsk being one of the most fascinating cities to visit in Europe.
Architecturally Minsk is a mix too; of Soviet giants, a reconstructed old town, and the odd rare surviving historical gem too. Minsk has a healthy arts scene, with excellent ballet and music performances, and lively cafes, bars and restaurants too. You can enjoy good meals out for excellent value for money, and tickets for concerts are a fraction of the price back home.
Our guide will show you around Minsk, get you acquainted with the city and it's quirky habits! We've also included two day trips out of town, as we believe rural Belarus is the heart of the Belarus people, rather than Minsk. Dudutki is an ethnographic museum showcasing rural Belarussian traditions and crafts, well worth a visit. Our longer day trip is out of town to Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace - these are both renovated UNESCO heritage sites and stunning examples, however it's the driving through Belarus - the farmsteads, the militia, the monuments, the cars and people, that is the real delight of these day trips - wander into the shop in Mir town for example or another local place and see 'real life' rather than the picture perfect castle & palace!
With one foot in Europe and one in Russia - Minsk is at a crossroads, you can feel history being made here right now.
We provide all necessary visa support, but you will need to appy for your Belarus visa directly with the embassy or a visa agency, we can advise on this.
Flights are NOT included. We are happy for you to book your own flights, or if you prefer, we can do this for you. Please contact us for flight options and prices.
TAILOR THIS TO SUIT YOU
All our individual itineraries can be altered to suit you. If you don't see the trip you want, please contact us to discuss your plans - we can arrange anything!
GROUPS & SMALL GROUPS OF FRIENDS
For groups, we can offer substantial discounts on our itineraries, or tailor an itinerary to better suit your group! Please contact us directly to discuss your plans.