Belarus might not seem like a typical holiday destination, but for those who have visited this tiny Soviet-loving state will testify to the country’s unique allure. Belarus offers breath-taking pastoral landscapes, buzzing nightlife and a history that is both interesting and dark. When you arrive at Minsk National Airport, be sure to pre-book your Belarus airport transfer with hoppa so you can be on your way to exploring this fascinating and beautiful country.
The capital city of Minsk is a surprising, modern, clean and cosmopolitan city. Since most of the city was razed during World War II, Minsk lacks the traditional old world charm offered by many of its EU counterparts. There are however, two exceptional museums, the Museum of the Great Patriotic War and the National Art Museum that are worth spending an hours in. When night settles over Minsk, the capital shows its true colours. Minsk is well-known for its exciting, albeit expensive nightlife, fuelled by dozens of swanky bars, dizzying discotheques, cabarets, pool halls, casinos and live music venues. No matter what type of night out you are seeking, Minsk has you covered. Don’t forget to enjoy a taste of locally distilled vodka or delicious home-brewed beer while you’re there. If you prefer to focus on quality food rather than drink there are many wonderful fine-dining options ranging from sushi to traditional Belarusian cuisine.
As soon as you step outside the concrete confines of the city you will feel like you are in a completely different era. Dense pine forests cover much of Belarus, the rest is dotted with idyllic villages and fields flush with cornflowers. About an hour from downtown Minsk is the Mir Castle, another note-worthy attraction to visit during your holiday. In the southern part of the country are two beautiful national parks not far from Brest: the Belavezhskava Puscha National Park and the Pripyatsky National Park. Both are worth visiting on a day trip or an overnight camping trip. A trip to Brest is also recommended. The city resembles other EU metropolises after its recent remodelling, with its modern conveniences and stylish hotels. The main attraction in Brest is the Brest Fortress, where Soviet forces held out much longer than expected against the invading Nazi army. Now the fortress serves as a memorial and as a famous symbol of the Soviet resistance during WWII.
Discover the charm, beauty and history of this surprising little country for yourself and you won’t be disappointed. No matter where your Belarusian holiday takes you, hoppa offers convenient and secure Belarus airport transfers at great value for money.