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BELARUS

INTRODUCTION
THINGS TO DO
TOP FESTIVALS
TOP MUSEUMS
FOOD & DRINKS

TRAVEL IN BELARUS

Located on the edge of Eastern Europe and bordering Russia, this seldom visited country may lack the buzz of better known neighbours like Poland, Latvia and Lithuania, but in terms of attractions it more than holds its own. Here you’ll find ancient woodlands like the Białowieża Forest, impressive fortifications like the Mir Castle Complex and grand palaces like New Hrodna Castle, along with fascinating culture, hearty food and friendly, welcoming locals. There’s only one thing for it - book your Belarus travel adventure now and find out for yourself!
FAST FACTS
  • Language: Belarusian, Russian
  • Currency: Belarusian ruble
  • Electricity: 220V
  • Visas: Click here to see if you need a visa to enter Belarus.
  • Dialing Code: +375
  • Time Zone: (GMT+03:00)
ABOUT CONTIKI

From quick breaks to epic journeys, Contiki exists to connect young travellers with the time of their lives.

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WHAT TO PACK

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A smartphone and translator app - To help decipher the Cyrillic alphabet used in Belarus. Invaluable in avoiding those embarrassing restaurant-menu situations!

 

A camera - How else are you going to capture pics of all the monumental Stalinist architecture to be found in Minsk, or the bison in the Belavezhskaya Pushcha National Park?

 

An adapter plug and transformer - Belarus runs on 220V. Appliances that take 110V will require a step-down transformer, and you’ll need a European 2-pin adapter plug.

 

An umbrella - Did we mention that Minsk weather is unpredictable? Expect occasional showers, even in summer.

 

Copies of your passport and credit card information - Obtaining a replacement passport here can be a headache, so make sure you bring copies. Hard copies, or scans backed up on a USB key - either will make life easier in the event of loss or theft.

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18-35 Only
Better Experiences
Unbeatable Value