The capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk's history dates back to the...Read more >
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Minsk with Belavia. Transfer to Minsk via a stop at the Mound of Glory, an imposing WWII monument. Stay at the Manastyrski Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. Dinner at a local restaurant. (D)Day 2: Minsk
Morning tour of the capital. Minsk was almost totally destroyed in the second world war, but was rebuilt with wide streets and parklands. Architectural highlights include Victory Square, the House of Fashion and the City Gate, two symmetrical Stalinist skyscrapers. Free time before dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)Day 3: Minsk
Morning optional excursions to either the Stalin Line marking the battle front between Nazi Germany the USSR or Minsk Tractor Factory; Belarus has a long history of manufacturing and remains one of Europe’s largest exporters of tractors in the world. Return to Minsk. Afternoon tour of the opera and ballet theatre. Tickets to an evening performance can be arranged locally and are highly recommended. (B)Day 4: Mir Castle • Nesvizh Palace • Brest
Travel to Brest, stopping en route at two Unesco world heritage sites, Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace complex. In Brest, take an evening excursion to Sovetskaya Street, where the gas streetlights are still lit by hand. Stay at the Hermitage Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)Day 5: Brest • Bialowieza Forest
Morning tour of the city including the Brest Hero-Fortress, once at the epicentre of the battle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Army. Monuments at the site include ‘Thirst’ and the colossal ‘Courage’, standing at over 30 metres high. Lunch at the fortress. Afternoon excursion to Bialowieza Forest, one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the Europe. Visit the new museum of ethnography and see bison in their natural habitat. Return to Brest. (B, L)Day 6: Grodno
Transfer to Grodno, a pretty city just 20km from the Polish border with a charming old town of colourful houses, and post-Soviet restored churches. Short walking tour before time at leisure to either relax or take a trip on the 19th-century Augustów Canal, which flows into Poland. Stay overnight at the Semashko Hotel (or similar). (B)Day 7: Valozyn • Minsk
On the way back to Minsk, stop at the family run Nalibockie Vasilki Estate. Here, learn about many aspects of traditional Belarussian culture, from farming to entertainment. Take a short bread making class followed by lunch and traditional singing. Return to Minsk, staying at the Manastyrski Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. (B, L)Day 8: Fly to London
Morning transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Extensions
Pre- and post-tour extensions are available in Minsk and include 2 nights’ accommodation with arrival or departure transfers. 1 extra night is not possible, due to the flight schedule.Important information Standard tour
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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|Available||BYB2021||Belarus Uncovered||5 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021||£1,495||£100||£0||9/5/2021 12:00:00 AM||9/12/2021 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
|Available||BYB2021||Belarus Uncovered||3 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021||£1,395||£0||£0||10/3/2021 12:00:00 AM||10/10/2021 12:00:00 AM||Reserve||Available||0||Available|
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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