Brest City and Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park tour
An unforgettable trip to Brest city and Belovezhskaya Pushcha (Bialowieza Forest), will leave no one indifferent. You visit one of oldest cities of Belarus, Brest Fortress and majestic forest, which is the largest forest of Europe.
Brest is a city, the administrative center of Belarus. The city of Brest has a special place among the cultural and historical heritage of Belarus. In Brest, a lot of attractions. The city of Brest and its attractions is not about one single site. During the tour you will visit one of the most comfortable and beautiful pedestrian streets of Belarus - Sovetskaya Street, where are concentrated many cafes, restaurants and shops, as well as numerous monuments and sculptures. Also you will see the Brest Railway Station, the most beautiful railway station in Belarus. It was built by appointment of the Russian Emperor Alexander III as a real palace. In addition, the Brest Railway Station today is a real "museum of marble", because it was tiled with marble from the most famous marble deposits of the Soviet Union. During the tour you will visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker. Also you will see the main Catholic church of the city - the Church of the Triumph of the Holy Cross, as well as the main Orthodox cathedral - the Cathedral of Simeon Stylites of Antioch.
The memorial complex "Brest Hero Fortress" is one of the visit cards of Belarus. On the night of June 22, 1941, the Brest Fortress was one of the first to take on an enemy strike by German troops. This was the beginning of the Great Patriotic War on the territory of modern Belarus. The further heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, although it had no significant effect on the general course of the war, however became one of the largest military feats for the entire Great Patriotic War. After the war, the Brest Fortress was awarded the title "Hero-Fortress", and a large memorial was established on the ruins of the fortress. Now the memorial complex "Brest Fortress - Hero" has several huge sites, many monuments smaller stele, museum, the former garrison church, surviving fragments of buildings, as well as other defenses of the fortress. The sculpture composition "the Thirst", the main monument "the Courage", the Square of Ceremonials, the obelisk-bayonet of 104.5 m height, the ruins of the old fortress, the St. Nicholas Garrison Temple and the Defense Museum will not leave indifferent anyone.
After a short stop for lunch, you will head to Belovezhskaya Pushcha. Open-air cages with wild animals are located near the Museum of Nature and occupy an area of about 20 hectares. A walk through the enclosures takes from 1 to 2 hours. A small forest zoo - demonstration open-air cages with wild animals - allows the national park visitors to admire the majestic bison, graceful deer and roe deer, see the cautious lynx, wolves, the bear, the fox, some species of predatory birds, among which our biggest owl attracts attention – the long-eared eagle owl.
In addition to native species, there are some animals in the open-air cages imported at different times into the territory of our country: fallow deer, spotted deer, the raccoon dog. The most famous inhabitant of the open-air cages is definitely the bison - a contemporary of mammoths and woolly rhinoceroses. The entrance to the open-air cages with wild animals is charged. Tickets can be bought at the ticket office located at the National park main entrance.
The Itinerary of the sightseeing tour:
- The beginning and ending of the tour - at your hotel or any other location in Minsk
- Transfer to Brest - 4 hours
- Excursion to the Brest Fortress with a visit to the Museum of defense - 1,5 hours
- Brest city tour - 1,5 hours
- Lunch at a local restaurant - 1 hour
- Transfer from Brest to Belovezhskaya Pushcha- 1 hour
- Belovezhskaya Pushcha tour - 1,5 hours
- Return to Minsk - 4,5 hours
Fortress €3, Belovezhskaya Pushcha €5
|1 To 3 PAX||Duration|
|Brest City, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park||290 €||15 hours|
|1 PAX||2 PAX||3 PAX|
|Shared Tour Brest City, Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park||290 €||145 €||100 €|