Honeymoon in Belarus

Belarus: cultural diversity, a complex history, rich architecture and a unique natural environment

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia in the north and east, Ukraine in the south, Poland in the west and Lithuania and Latvia in the north. With a complex history and rich architecture Belarus is a wonderful place to explore no matter what time of year. With a diverse geography and a passion for natural history and wildlife Belarus would be an outdoor enthusiasts' dream. Whether this is your first visit to Belarus or your fifth, come explore all it has to offer.

Minsk city is the capital of Belarus. It is the political, economic, scientific and cultural centre of the country and the administrative centre of Minsk region.


Influences of both eastern and western cultures are reflected in the diverse architectural styles of Belarus churches, castles, palaces and fortresses.

Belarus’ unique natural environment is host to a fascinating selection of rare plant and animal species, plus several National Parks.

Belarusians develop an appreciation of a rich diversity of culture from a young age – art, music, theatre, literature and more.

Belarus’ unique natural environment is host to a fascinating selection of rare plant and animal species, plus several National Parks and a range of significant conservation projects.

Travel in Belarus

Belarus offers much more to travellers than you could ever fit into a single visit. The culture, outdoor activities, cuisine and historical sites will keep even the most experienced traveller busy. Plan your visit to Belarus using the trip planner, or spend time formalising your itinerary by researching places to visit and things to do. Ensure all necessary paperwork in order and plan your arrival and departure. Whether you’re passing through or staying for a few weeks, there is a wealth of activities available to you in Belarus.

belarusIt’s easy to travel into Belarus by air, rail or land, with direct routes from most European and CIS countries.

Belarus has a rich cultural heritage. If you’re in search of a night of Belarusian music or want to see some Belarusian art, you won’t be disappointed.

Holidays in Belarus offer many great opportunities to take part in outdoor pursuits: hunting, fishing and skiing are just some of the adventure sports.

Food and drink

Belarus cuisine has evolved over many centuries. Traditional dishes from Belarus remain popular.

For these reasons, you’ll find that food in Belarus is quite similar to the cuisines of Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland. The European community has also contributed much to modern-day food in Belarus.

Potatoes deserve a special mention as they have formed the basis of many of the dishes of Belarus for hundreds of years.

Vodka (harelka) is the main strong drink consumed in Belarus. it is widely consumed on special occasions and holidays.

Practical information

Languages spoken in Belarus

Belarusian and Russian

National holidays in Belarus

Independence Day, 3 July

Currency of Belarus

Belarusian rouble (Br) 


Flights to Belarus

Most travellers to Belarus arrive by plane. The National Airport in Minsk is the major national airport for Belarus. It is a modern airport with facilities including banks, restaurants and shops.

The national airline of Belarus is Belavia, which operates daily flights between many major European cities.

Belarus has excellent international rail links. You can take a train to Minsk from almost every major city in Europe and the CIS.


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