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Belarus Explorer MI

Trip Duration 10 Days

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Belarus ExplorerScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 24 reviews
(9 out of 10)


This is a well designed and varied trip that visits most regions of this unusual country, which receives very few foreign visitors although it is very safe, clean and uncrowded. Our leader, Robert, lives in Poland but grew up in Russia, so is fluent in both languages and was also very familiar with Belarus. Our city guides were more varied - some just repeating a script, but others sharing their obvious interest and passion in their country and its history. The memory of the Soviet era is very strong and officially very positive, but the country has a modern infrastructure and well maintained buildings, and is more orderly than Russia. It is also restoring historic buildings that pre-date the Soviet area.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 16 July 2017
(9 out of 10)


Robert was an excellent Tour Leader and did a great job of ensuring the trip ran smoothly, ensuring we were given sufficient information about the various places that we visited. The tour is 'full on' as described in the tour notes - with sightseeing / travelling going into the late afternoon / early evening, which I found great as there was so much to see. If you have not been to Warsaw before I suggest booking an extra day or two before the start of the tour as there is a huge amount to see there - the Ibis hotel was a short walk from the Old Town. In Brest, try to pop over to the Railway Museum after the visit to the Fortress. Lots of interesting architecture and history - castles, forts, churches, memorial grounds. A fascinating country to visit. Take mosquito repellent for Berezinsky National Park and ensure to cover up - I have never seen so many!! The wildlife was in enclosures / cages however you may be lucky to see a wild animal - we did spot a cat in the woods! More time in Minsk would be great. Be prepared for a possible long wait at the border crossings. Local people are friendly and the food / drink and accommodation was good.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 08 July 2017
(9 out of 10)


Robert was an excellent caring, informative tour leader. I felt we received a real insight into Belarus's complex history, although I still find it difficult to follow the interactions between the different Slavic nations in the past! My overall impression was of a very clean litter free country with a lot of forests and lakes. It proved to be exceptionally cheap - I only spent 115 euros worth of money in Belarus in spite of buying almost all lunchtime and evening food and drinks. Urban areas had wide streets and lots of trees and open spaces. Hardly anyone speaks English so a guide fluent in Russian and English like Robert is essential.
I had not realised how Belarus had suffered over the centuries particularly in World War II, not just the large Jewish population but everyone. A particular memory will always be of our visit to the burnt village of Khatyn, a National Memorial for all 618 villages similarly treated. Although not on the agenda I think it should be scheduled for future trips.
The walk in the forest was another highlight but it was very necessary to slavishly use anti-insect protection. In fact I enjoyed everything about the trip. However, I do think the trip would benefit from being extended by a couple of days as we had very little free time to explore Minsk or Grodno. It is hard work to move on each day except for the two night stay in the forest reserve.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide, Robert, was excellent and looked after our every need. He was enthusiastic and gave us lots of useful information. The accommodation was very good and much exceeded our expectations. One minor criticism is that we did visit, in our opinion, too many rebuilt baroque churches. We are both very interested in church architecture, but so many of the buildings we visited were in the same style, rebuilt and somewhat difficult to tell apart. The travelling time was, on some days, very long, giving little to no time for a rest before going out to dinner. In our opinion, a reduction in the number of churches visited would have made for a more relaxed holiday. However, after saying this, we both had a very good time. The other people on the tour were very pleasant and interesting, and Robert, the tour guide, was excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 10 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Bingley, West Yorks.
Nice idea starting in Poland - unfortunately due to the organised flight time I missed the walking tour of Warsaw. Enjoyed visiting the various castles, historic towns & walking in the National park - a nice varied tour. Perhaps too many churches but that's probably the nature of the place !. Would have liked to see where Napoleon crossed the Berezina - however that would have been tricky in view of location & route we were travelling. Hotels were fine - particularly the stay in a castle. Tour guide was very good - the right balance of organising & freedom. Knowledgable & good language skills. Also friendly & helpful if any issues. Local guides were also knowledgable & useful. Overall an enjoyable holiday, glad I booked it. Thanks again to Explore !!.
Confirmed traveller: 05 June 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017
(8 out of 10)


The highlight of the trip was the tour leader, Svetlana. She was professional and helpful to everyone. Her excellent commentary about Belarus, given during driving times, was very much appreciated by this traveller.

The group consisted of 11 people, all well travelled, a most interesting group.

I especially liked the visits to castles Radziwell and Mir, as well as other castle/fortresses. Churches were also interesting, particularly the architectural features.
I liked hearing about their histories, but not about the relics of saints.

I was disappointed to have such a very brief time in Minsk and recommend that the itinerary be changed to the earlier one that allowed two nights there.

The National Park visit was not so interesting to me, perhaps because I live in a country with so many wildlife and nature parks, where I have spent a lot of time. (and still do)

Visits to towns and war memorials were educational and well presented by Svetlana.
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


Untouched, laid back, undiscovered... From castles, to churches, Forests to cities and architecture from Medieval to Soviet... Belarus is a must for anyone looking to explore the world.
Confirmed traveller: 22 May 2017
Published on: 08 June 2017
(9 out of 10)


It would be great to include 2 full days in Minsk - there really was not enough time there to visit any museums etc. There is a lot to see there and we only had time to walk around plus the driving tour.

Svetlana, our explore leader was excellent. She was extremely professional, knowledgable and helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 17 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


A packed itinerary! Be prepared for long days, however, a very enjoyable trip with so many interesting things to see and do. I loved every day on this tour. Belarus is a stunning country and the trip exceeded my expectations. The food was very good and the accommodation excellent. No hesitation in recommending this trip.

Everything on the itinerary was a highlight! The only thing I would recommend is an extra day in Minsk as we didn't have time to do some of the museums.

Our tour leader, Svetlana, was awesome. We were very lucky to have her.
Confirmed traveller: 29 August 2016
Published on: 16 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


This was a good introduction to a very interesting and little known country. The castles, especially Nezvish, were impressive. Other highlights were the Chagall house in Vitebsk and an excursion to the Azgur museum in Minsk (hidden away but well worth the effort). An unscheduled trip to the Khatyn memorial was a moving and unexpected highlight. Finally the glimpse of Tartar culture at the end was great. Belarus is very cheap, surprisingly so, and this makes the trip exceptional value for money. We were pleased to see that previous comments about the size and standard of minibuses had been acted on - ours was brand new and very comfortable. The driver was excellent too, joining in far more than has been the case on other trips, which added to the enjoyment.

Robert was a really good tour leader, knowledgeable and endlessly patient who kept the trip to schedule without ever rushing us. His suggestions for restaurants and entertainment were spot on and the latter gave us a rare insight into Belarus. Explore tour leaders are always really good but even by these standards Robert excelled.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 04 October 2016