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Guy Trip to Minsk and surroundings

Guy Trip to Minsk and surroundings

Check out Erwin van Veldhoven’s report on this trip in October 2019 in our testimonials!

Highlights of this four-day guy trip to Belarus, that can be extended to five days:
– a lot of variety: WWII history, the nightlife of Minsk, kayaking or cross-country skiing, Belaz factory, culture & history of Minsk
– possibility of riding on top of a Soviet tank and shooting with a Kalashnikov rifle!
– overnight stay in a forest hut in the Berezinsky nature reserve
– introduction to an unknown and very friendly country

Belarus is not yet overrun by tourists, let alone by partying bachelors.
This trip is all about getting to know Belarus, that is, the people, nature, the capital Minsk, the (often sad) history and of course also the modern nightlife of Minsk (with prices less than half of Western Europe). And having fun of course.

There are plenty of “man things” on the program, and even things that are not or hardly possible in other countries and cities. How about a tour on an old Soviet tank used in WWII, or shooting with a Kalashnikov and also heavier weapons? Or a visit to the Belaz factory with the largest dump trucks in the world? Only possible in Belarus and on this unique trip!

When you arrive and leave at Minsk International Airport a visa for visiting Belarus is not required.

Day 1


Arrival at Minsk International Airport (or train station or bus station) and transfer to hotel Yubileiny in Minsk, situated one hour from the airport.
City excursion of three hours to get to know Minsk.

The old part of Minsk, including plenty of restaurants, bars and other entertainment, is situated a 15 minutes walk from your hotel.
Runners may opt for a 5km run opposite the hotel and around the river, through a big park.

Day 2

Excursion with English speaking guidance to the Stalin Line, an open-air museum of the military defense line in WWII. Including a large amount of Soviet weapons from the Cold War including planes, tanks and anti-aircraft guns. The guides are dressed in WWII uniforms and to feel the atmosphere of the war you should also taste a bite of the rations eaten by soldiers of that time. It is possible here to ride on a tank and shoot with a Kalashnikov! There are additional costs involved, ask us about the possibilities.

Lunch is used in the restaurant of a winter sports resort, then you visit the Monument of Khatyn. Here was a village that was burned down by the Nazis in WWII and the population massacred. One of the many villages in Belarus that suffered this fate. The Monument is impressive and the stories heartbreaking. Every head of state that visits Belarus goes to Khatyn.

In the second half of the afternoon the transfer to the Berezinsky nature reserve follows, an hour’s drive northeast of Minsk. The night is spent in a forest hut. There is a small restaurant where you can dine at these huts, mainly used by hunters and fishermen.

And with some luck you will encounter a group of Belarusian hunters or fishermen and it will be a fun evening with much meat, vodka and music….

Day 3

The sporty day in the program!

The Berezinsky nature reserve, sized 1,140 km2, offers excellent opportunities for kayaking between the forests and swamps, and you will do that extensively today. Including transfers, some explanation and lunch you will spend here up to five PM.

By the way, besides beavers there live bears, wolves, lynx and European bisons here!

Note: in the winter months the kayaking will be replaced by cross-country skiing.

Afterwards transfer back to hotel Yubileyni in Minsk where you will arrive around half past seven and have a last, free evening.

Day 4

Transfer to the airport or train station or bus station for your return trip back home.

Or you may opt for an extra day on this trip and days 4 and 5 will look like this:

Day 4

First of all, you will get to know Minsk even better during an excursion with an English-speaking guide. (The city excursion on day 1 is cancelled when you opt for the extra day).

Lunch is offered in the new and atmospheric “Druzya” brewery in the city.

In the afternoon the program includes a trip to the Belaz factory, an hour’s drive from Minsk. Here the largest dumptrucks in the world are produced by 10,000 employees! The fact that tourists can get a glimpse here is just as unique. After an introduction in the factory’s own museum, you will be taken to the different sized trucks and you can climb and photograph freely on them. A ride along is possible on request and at an additional cost, but cannot be guaranteed.

Finally, a factory hall is visited for a brief look, after all this is an important industry for Belarus.

Return to Minsk and leisure time in the evening.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport or train station or bus station for your return trip back home.

The costs of this four-day program are €540 per person in a group of six people, €450 per person for eight people, €410 per person for ten people and €375 per person for twelve people. For other group sizes please send us a mail for a price offer.

Included in the offer are:
– two nights in 3 * hotel Yubileniya (or similar) in Minsk including bed & breakfast; one night in a cabin in the Berezinsky nature reserve in a four-person cabin
– excursions according to program on days 2-4 with an English-speaking guide in a Mercedes Sprinter with driver
– entrance tickets for the Stalin Line, Khatyn and for the Berezinsky nature reserve (incl. kayaking)
– all transfers by minibus

Not included are flights or other means to get to Minsk, lunches and dinners, driving in a tank & and shooting with weapons at the Stalin Line, and the services not mentioned. Finally, we withhold €15 per booking for the Dutch GGTO Guarantee Fund.

Single room surcharge €58.

With the extention to five days the costs are €675 per person in a group of six people, €575 per person for eight people, €525 per person for ten people and €475 per person for twelve people. Single supplement will be €75.
Included are an extra night in the Minsk hotel, a day of excursions to the Belaz factory (entrance fee included) and the city of Minsk.

Getting there and back: there are direct flights with the Belarus national carrier Belavia from various European cities to Minsk. Alternatively you can fly – often even cheaper – to Vilnius in Lithuania and take a 3-4 hours transfer by bus or train to Minsk. In this case however you would need a Belarus visa.
We gladly assist with your flight tickets and the Belarus visa.

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PLACES

Minsk, Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve

DATES

all year

PRICES

from €375 p.p. excl. the flights

LENGTH

4 days, option to 5 days

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