Try something entirely different with a visit to historic and rural Belarus, where picturesque villages, wide plains and verdant forests await the more intrepid traveller.

Discover the capital city of Minsk, where relics of the Soviet period, Communist-era buildings and statues of Lenin are to be found amongst a burgeoning restaurant and café scene. Venture further afield to visit Polotsk, the oldest city in the country with its cathedral, fortress and convent, or go to Brest, which attained WWII Hero City status.


What you’ll love most about Belarus

  • Begin your journey in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus, and discover its rich history, vibrant culture, and architectural landmarks. Visit Independence Square, the iconic symbol of the city, and explore attractions such as the National Opera and Ballet Theatre, Victory Square, and the Island of Tears memorial
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mir Castle and Nesvizh Palace, two of Belarus’ most impressive architectural treasures. Admire the stunning medieval architecture, beautifully landscaped gardens, and richly decorated interiors of these historic landmarks
  • Journey to Brest and explore the Brest Fortress, a symbol of Soviet resistance during World War II. Visit the memorial complex, including the Main Entrance, the Kholm Gate, and the eternal flame, and learn about the fortress’s role in defending Belarus against Nazi invasion
  • Explore the natural beauty of Belarus by visiting its national parks and reserves. Discover the pristine landscapes of Belovezhskaya Pushcha, one of Europe’s oldest primeval forests and a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the picturesque landscapes of Braslaw Lakes National Park
  • Immerse yourself in Belarusian culture and traditions by visiting museums, galleries, and cultural centres throughout the country. Learn about Belarusian folk art and crafts, attend traditional music and dance performances, and sample authentic Belarusian cuisine at local restaurants and markets
  • Take advantage of Belarus’ outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, cycling, and birdwatching. Explore the scenic beauty of the Belarusian countryside, with its rolling hills, dense forests, and tranquil lakes, and enjoy activities such as fishing, boating, and picnicking in the great outdoors

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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