Belarus

The lungs of Europe

What you can find is a mixture of architecture from the Middle Ages and the recent high-tech infrastructure with sites still standing created during the Stalin Empire, as well as the mixture of East and West. Many claim to smell gunpowder in the back streets of forts and hear piano sounds from the halls of the palaces and park ensembles.

Learn about the secret life of the inhabitants of wildwoods and feel the slight breath of birch groves. Belarus is a paradise for photographers, where instead of the sea there are thousands of lakes. Enrich your skin with silver ions and discover Belarusian Maldives at chalk quarries.

The contrast and originality – that’s what makes our country’s culture distinctive and unique. Here the historical heritage is preserved and a new street culture is developing, national ornaments are combined with world fashion trends.

The mild climate, natural beauty products, and the medical personnel in which you have trust have long made Belarus a health resort brand. Treatment in underground salt mines, pure mineral water, fresh moist air and healing muds are the trademark of the most environmentally friendly CIS country.

Where to go

Where worlds colide

Between Belavezhskaya Puscha and Brest Fortress, on the border with Poland, stands Brest, a city with a rich and complicated history, noisy bars and charming characters like the man who lights lanterns on Savietskaya Street every night. You can always find something new in Brest, and we’ll tell you how to spend some quality time in the city on the river Bug.

Monument to architecture

Gomel is a city to relax. Walk along beautiful Savieckaja Street with interesting architecture. In winter join locals in sledging in the park and in summer cross the longest bridge in Belarus and bag some rays on the beach. There are lots of cozy parks, small fountains and peaceful corners. Right there, across the border, there’s Ukraine.

Europe’s last hidden jewel

The capital of Belarus has 950 years of history and old and new history mixed in its streets. Authentic corners are hidden in soviet architecture as the city center once totally remodeled Stalin’s Socialist Classicism.
Walking down Minsk’s avenues you will feel the spirit of the City of Sun. Today it’s dynamic, modern and clean place which has much to offer for tourists. You will see the most authentic, famous and hidden places of the city, which will allow you to feel the spirit of the neighborhood.

Capital of Polesia

Some people may be ashamed of their provincial origin, but not the inhabitants of Pinsk. “I’m from Pinsk” sounds proudly, and you immediately begin to feel respect for the resident from the capital of Polesie. The Jesuit College in the pedestrian Lenin street, the old children’s cinema has returned to his role of cathedral, and in place of the brothel there’s now a chess club. Pinsk does not try to please anyone, does not boast its history, is beautiful in its naturalness: magical, self-confident and kosher.

Circuits

Resisting the hardest of times

After the success of Victory-Day Tour in Belarus, the first Western-organised tour to the Polesia State Radioecological Reserve (aka the Belarussian Exclusion Zone) Brutal Tours and Iron Curtain Tours decided to adapt this to a summer-round tour. Thus bringing you a unique 1500Km railway circuit across a country that was ravaged by wars and nuclear disaster and survived.
We will take you as close as you’ll ever be to the Great Patriotic War heroes, and, on the go, to the other Chernobyl Exclusion zone.

Through forests and marshes

The historic region of Polesie stretches along the Belarus-Ukraine border, all the way from Poland to Russia.
This tour starts and finishes in Minsk, to allow the usage of the visa-free program for those entering and exiting via Minsk international airport, and takes you on 1300Km railway journey through Brest, Pinsk and Gomel.
This tour will allow you to get in touch with the most unique landscapes of Belarus – the marshes. And do this by languidly steaming through it on a train.