My son is going to travel from Switzerland to Moscow. He has already bought the tickets for the entire trip but reservations only to Brest because it was not possible to make reservation on Belarus trains. They will spend the day in Minsk before catching a overnight train to Moscow. Is it possible/easy to make a reservation for the same day? Will there be anyone speaking english? Is there a special desk? Do they accept credit cards?
We searched for and back seat61 but didn't find an answer.
Thank you for your help.
I am planning on taking my 11 year-old daughter to see her birth country and some members of her birth family. We will need a translator to French or English. Where can we hire one. We are also looking for an ap
artment in Minsk and in Bobruisk. What other cities or places should we visit. We will be in Belarus from August 2 to August 21.
Any ideas or help would be great. Roxanne
Looking at the map, it seems straight forward enough but just wanted to double-check there are plenty of train/bus connections between Mahilyow and Minsk/Vitebsk/Polotsk?
Also, the WWII memorials that I saw in the 'Things to do' section look good. Are they pretty central or a good bit outside of the city? I've struggled to find a map of the city online
I've read a little about the above museum which is located about 30km from Minsk. Does anyone know of a bus that runs close by the museums location? I've been told that having a car or taking a taxi are the only options available and if thats true then I may be in some bother! :) I'm really very keen to see this place. I'd be prepared to pay for a taxi if i could get one a bit closer then 30km away!
Maybe some of you guys have been there and can give some good tips
do I need a visa to stay in Belarus for 3 nights
I've been hearing a lot about the quality of a few of these expensive hostels in Hrodna. As things stand, I don't think i'll be visiting if these are the only accomodation options :-/
Are there any guesthouses or panzions in Hrodna? Maybe there are people waiting in the bus/train stations offering accomodation?
I really don't want to be forking out anything more than €40 a night but I don't know really. I haven't been to Belarus before and at the moment it looks far from cheap accomodation-wise
I will be going to Grodno, Belarus in early July 2013 for a week (from Washington DC area)
I understand to get to Grodno, it will be best to take ground transportation (train or bus). Trying to decide if I should travel to Minsk, Belarus or travel to Warsaw, Poland. I know both buses and trains are available but would like to know which route is more convenient and easier – thanks
My idea is to visit Minsk during a couple of days (29-30 april). But the problem are the papers... they seem unscalable! (letters, visa, money...). We have spanish passport, and no embassy between Spain-Belarus.
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I tried many companies and mail them and call them too. No body treat me. I don't know why? What is the fear? Please can any body help me to visit Belarus? I really appreciate you all.
since 2008 I am working in Saudi Arabia as computer engineer. I will provide you full guarantee I am 31 years old man and I already have the family visa here in Saudi Arabia. As it is holidays yearly so I plan to visit Belarus. My work contract valid till 2015 (extendable)
I am Pakistani national. I have valid work permit of Saudi Arabia and I am still working in Saudi Arabia. I like to visit Belarus and explore the moments of world war II. As it is my dream that I can see them closely. Since 4 years I am working in Saudi Arabia as Computer Engineer.
I am so excited to finally get to see Belarus, and then later on the Baltic states! I am having some serious difficulty finding a place that will issue me a letter of invitation though. I have spoken to two hostels, both said they would try and help, then I never hear back. Is there any tourist agency that will issue a letter for a payment?
Hi dear all. I am Pakistani and working in Saudi Arabia. I am planning to tour to Belarus. As I searched on google, I can get the visa on arrival as no embassy or consulate both country Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Please can any one help me and give me the information. As well tour operators in Belarus. I will be thankful to all.
Hello, can anyone provide details on how feasible it is to get from Minsk to Masty by public transport on 01 August 2013. A train would be preferable. Thanks.
can you take train from belarus straight to belgium,as an tourist in a belarus
Hello all Can someone advise it a link exists showing bus links in Belarus? In particular i'm curious about bus links between Brest, Hrodno, Niasviz and Minsk. Thanks guys :)
Ok folks, I haven't done TOO much research yet, but at the moment, dead certs to visit are Minsk of course (3 nights here, is it enough?) and Brest (2 nights, want to see the fortress and the Katyn memorial) Hrodno and Vitebsk are potential locations but i'm not sure on these yet? Anyone who has seen me post in VT before knows I am big into my military/historical sites, so I do need to do more research. Would love to hear all your opinions on Belarus' must-see places! Thank you all DG
Hello all Two questions for you First, crossing from Poland into Belarus - I was wondering if it takes longer to go from Poland to Belarus, or from Belarus to Poland? Silly question perhaps, but I hear it can take a while. Was thinking of getting the train from Warsaw to Brest. Second question, is it easy to visit the Brest Fortress memorial from Brest city itself. Is the public transport decent or must I use a travel agent or take a taxi? Also, if somebody can recommend good accommodation in Brest, that would be fantastic :) Thank you all DG
Are there any good or fair wines produced in Belarus? I've Googled but have had no luck.
Next September I will like to travel to Slonim from Warsaw. What is the best way to get there? Is there a fast train that gets Warsaw to Baranachy ( I understand is close ) to my destia¿nation Or it is better to fly to Minsk ?
Hi All, I am visiting Belarus from the 10th of July on a work trip,[which is to shoot for a travel show], have been researching on the country but cant find much info about fun activities in Belarus. All is see or read about are places of religious or cultural importance. Can someone tell me about the night life, sports and outdoor activities popular in the country? The kind of things Belarusians do to chill? Also what is the weather like in July? what kind of clothing should be carried? Thanks Mohit
whould you please guide me, where is safe and public place for nightlife in minsk?
Hello! in near future i will come to Minsk/Belarus can you write me one trip plan for 11 days around the coutry? thx !
Hi! Where can I change my Euros to Blr rubl in Minsk railway station? Is there any exchange office? thanks!!
When visiting Orsha,what accommodation is available for visitors?
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Hello, I might go to Belarus next year. But I wonder if there's frequent control of your registration documents (in the city, at the airport,..). Recently I've been a few times in Russia. And although in Russia you also should registrate in every city you're staying in, there was no control for registration at the airport at all. That's why I never registrated either. The thing is, I usually don't stay in hotels - where you can easily get a registration. So if it's not necessary to get the registration, I'd rather not.. How is the situation in Belarus? Thanks ahead!
Hi Everyone I am going to Minsk on 4th November for a long weekend, four nights, five days in total. I was wondering how much money I would need. Also, should I bring cash (ie Euros) or just a credit card and a cash card? I don't want to get stuck with a wad or Belarusian Roubles that I can't change back to Euros. Cheers. Robert
I wish to visit Belarus from Australia to visit my grandfathers birthplace.My fathers memory is going and as such I can only get limited info from him.My father and grandfather where Polish and has such the town would have been in the old Poland pre 1939.The name of the town is called ''Bubruka''. I assume this is the Polish spelling of the town and I am hoping someone out there might know the Belarusian equivalent. I am also looking for a interpreter to help me generally.They must be able to Speak Polish,Russian,Ukrainian and of course Belarusian. I will be also traveling to the Ukraine and might be needing someones services for that location.
How easy is it to get back and forth between Minsk and Vilnius. Are there frequent rail or bus links? Do they run at regular intervals? I'm not sure why, but this information seems hard to come by.
Hello there. Im thinking of doing a big overland travel from Berlin to Moscow and onto Mongolia. I now know that most EU zone departing trains have to go through Belarus and transit visas are required. Although i am a British Citizen i live in Australia that has no Belorussian embassy. So my best way to get a Belarus transit visa is to get it from the London embassy. has anyone had a quick turn around time with getting a transit visa for Belarus in London. I think i will give myself 2 weeks to get the Belarus visa in London before going on my own tour of Western Europe