BELARUS DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Belarus in a way like no other. Located between Russia and Poland, Belarus is one of the least travelled destinations in eastern Europe - yet it’s one of the most captivating. Our Belarus holidays explore a land where a bygone Soviet era meets emerging modernism, starting with the capital of Minsk. The city offers an untouched insight into the days of Soviet rule, with Stalinist architecture lining the boulevards. After the city was razed during WWII, few pre-war buildings remain, although our Local Specialists will reveal its historic gems. See the striking Red Church and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, and visit the moving Island of Tears. Tour the excellent museums and art galleries and meet the hospitable locals. Our Belarus trips will show you the real thing, with a visit to a working convent and a night with a Belarusian family near Minsk, where you’ll savour potato cakes and local beer as you listen to traditional songs and tales. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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6 Countries

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Visiting

  1. Belarus

    Minsk

  2. Estonia

    Tallinn Estonia

  3. Finland

    Helsinki

  4. Latvia

    Riga

  5. Lithuania

    Vilnius

  6. Russia

    Moscow Smolensk St Petersburg

"Straddling East and West, Belarus is a country whose culture has been shaped by Polish, Lithuanian and Soviet influences"

John, Travel Director
Belarus at a glance
Belarus is one of the least travelled destinations in Europe - yet it’s one of the most captivating. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore a land where a bygone Soviet era meets emerging modernism, with historic monuments, excellent museums, hospitable locals and hearty cuisine.
Currency
‎Belarusian ruble
Winter
-7°C
Summer
18°C
Time Zone
GMT+3
Capital City
Minsk
Language
Belarusian
Good Morning
Dobraj ranicy
Good Evening
Dobry viečar

What to pack for Belarus

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Comfortable walking shoes

Minsk is a sprawling city and best explored on foot. Be sure to pack comfortable, worn-in walking shoes when you visit Belarus.

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Russian phrasebook

Russian is the most widely used language in Belarus and can be difficult to learn. Pack a phrasebook to help decipher the Cyrillic alphabet and learn a few common words.

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Waterproof coat

Minsk weather can be unpredictable, so bring a waterproof coat or umbrella to prepare for rain showers all year round.

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An adaptor plug

Voltage in Belarus is 220V and the sockets are of Type C or F, with standard European 2-pin plugs.

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Sunglasses

Sunglasses are essential all year round - they’ll shield your eyes in the sunny summer and protect against snow blindness in winter.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.