Belarus: Itineraries for everyone

Belarus location

Eastern Europe


Land borders






Belarus at a glance

Belarus Ruble (BYR)




Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Shrinking (2 of 5)

Tourism trend change

Very dangerous (0 / 100)

Safety index

Modern (81 / 100)

Human development index

Best itineraries

Things to do

Belarus is a country I’ve read about but haven’t yet traveled to, so I was excited when Roman asked to share a list of things to do in Belarus with kids. You can read his list of things to do in Belarus below. Belarus is an unknown country in Eastern Europe which is perfect to visit with kids.

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Regardless of age, adults and children won’t be disappointed with Belarus. This European country is famous for families who love to travel and enjoy holiday vacations . A family vacation to Belarus is, in fact, quite popular with traveling parents and children. Another must-see sight in Belarus is the Museum of ...

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Belarus – meaning White Russia – is one of the least visited – hence, most off the beaten track – countries in Europe. This is the last European dictatorship, ruled by Alexander Lukashenko, a Soviet nostalgic who has been leading the nation since even before the fall of the USSR, enough reason why the whole country is ...

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Eat & drink

It might surprise you to know that Belarus has some great food and it’s very possible to plan a DIY Belarus Food Tour in Minsk restaurants throughout the city. Belarus is an independent country whose tight relationship with Russia (plan Russia itineraries) might make it seem like they are one in the same sometimes.


Local Favorite Minsk Restaurants

Where to eat Belarus food in Minsk?

Traditional food in Minsk restaurants

Belarusian Hearty Soup: my favorite

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Most popular Belarusian drink is probably beer. There are several sorts of it that won medals in international competitions. Another similar drink is ‘kvas’, it is made in a similar way as beer, but it almost doesn’t contain alcohol and is sweet, so even children drink it. Among strong alcohol vodka is popular.

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There are plenty of places to eat, from cheaper cafeteria-style food to high end. The national chain, well really it’s a Latvia (more about Latvia itineraries)n chain, is called Lido . You can find them all over the city, and most of them are huge. It is a cafeteria style restaurant where you can fill up for about $5.00 per person.

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Although breakfast is available every morning on the ground level next to the cafe, not all guests get it for free. Basic rooms do not include breakfast. ...

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Worth to visit

Frankly speaking, Belarus doesn’t have breathtaking mountains, beautiful beaches, or cities with extraordinary architecture. The country is flat as a flounder, covered with forests and fields. Minsk though has its charm, especially the old town is worth seeing. But it still remains an example of a post-soviet city ...

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Delve into Belarus beyond its Stalinist architecture and grand structures into the quieter more rural side. Home to Europe's Big 5, witness bison in the wild and embrace the raw beauty of wetlands, a protected biosphere and its primeval forests. Embrace the time frozen folklore and ancient traditions of weaving and ..

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After spending a full week there, I’ve changed my mind completely. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, all the former USSR countries except Belarus have changed the name of their central security agencies. I sincerely doubt that there is any validity on these stories, mainly because the secret services have more ...

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Most popular places to enjoy nature are some of the 5 national parks, like Bialowieza Forest, which is the largest and oldest forest in Europe with many attractions and things to do for any age any interests, numerous lakes and rivers, like the Braslav lake group on the north of the country.

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The airport in Minsk has reopened and direct flights are available to/from many European cities daily with Belavia airlines. ...

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Visiting Belarus is cheap as per Western Europe standards, but it is more expensive than its cousins Ukraine (see itineraries) and Moldova. Some bars and restaurants in Minsk are as expensive as Spain or Italy (visit Italy itineraries). ...

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Since its completion in 2008, the Hotel Belarus in Minsk has become one of the most popular hotels in the country. It’s one of the largest hotels in Minsk, and it’s surrounded by green parks. The Belarus Hotel Minsk sits just across from the Sviclach River, the main river in Minsk.


Hotel Belarus Amenities

Checking into Hotel Belarus

Hotel Belarus Room Layout

Hotel Belarus Minsk location

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Minsk hotels are surprisingly easy to find, and there are a lot of options for budget travelers. This capital city is one of Europe’s friendliest for backpackers and budget-conscious people! ...

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