5-Day Belaus-Ukraine Tour

Discover the popular attractions of Ukraine and Belarus on an informative combined small-group bus tour. During 5 days you will explore the best natural and historic sights of northwestern Ukraine and get acquainted with Belorussian cities Brest and Minsk.

Itinerary: Minsk (1 night) – Mir – Nesvizh – Brest (1 night) – Lutsk – Lviv (2 nights) Tarakaniv Fort – Tunnel of Love – Kiev

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   5 days/4 nights
Languages
Languages :   English, Russian
Dates
Dates :   private tour - daily; small-group tour -22 July; 19 August
Tour type
Tour type :   multi-day tour
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up
Starting time
Starting time :   8 am

What to expect

Highlights

  • Have an informative sightseeing tour of Minsk and see the city’s main attractions
  • Visit two beautiful castles in Nesvizh and Mir, both included on the UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Learn important facts about the history of defense of Brest Fortress in 1941
  • Explore all the best attractions of Lviv, including the Market square and Opera House
  • Discover beautiful Tunnel of Love and enigmatic Tarakaniv Fort

Description

Day 1 Minsk airport/Kiev transfer – Minsk sightseeing Begin your 5-day tour of Belarus and Western Ukraine from a joyful and comprehensive evening sightseeing tour of the capital of Belarus with a local guide. You will get the introduction to the history and present of the city and see its main landmarks: St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, the “Red” Church of St. More >>>

Day 1 Minsk airport/Kiev transfer – Minsk sightseeing

Begin your 5-day tour of Belarus and Western Ukraine from a joyful and comprehensive evening sightseeing tour of the capital of Belarus with a local guide. You will get the introduction to the history and present of the city and see its main landmarks: St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, the “Red” Church of St. Simon and Helena, the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Victory Square and Minsk City Hall. Moreover, you will see many Soviet style buildings.

Overnight in Minsk.

Day 2 Minsk – Mir Castle – Nesvizh Castle – Brest

After breakfast at your hotel, we go to Mir Castle, located 97 km from Minsk. The Castle, included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, was built in 16 century. You will explore its territory, including the dining room, “seni”, the living room and the basement. Your guide will tell you many facts and legends about this castle.

The next attraction of the day is a stunning UNESCO-listed Nesvizh Castle, 31 km from Mir. A beautiful architectural ensemble of Nesvizh Castle and Park Complex was designed by an order of Nikolay Christoph Radziwill in 16th century. You will explore the spacious halls of the castle and learn its history. Moreover, you will see the City Hall of Nesvizh and Corpus Christy (Farny) Church with impressive interior decorated with frescoes.

From Mir, our tour goes straight to Brest (262 km), where you will relax after such an intensive and interesting day.

Overnight in Brest.

Day 3 Brest – Lutsk – Lviv

Following breakfast and check-out, you will explore the most important site of Brest – “Memorial complex Brest hero fortress”. This historical monument is dedicated to the tragic events of the World War II – the defense of the Brest Fortress in 1941.

The star-shaped entrance of the Memorial complex, opened in 1971, leads to the main square, where you may see the sculptural composition “Thirst”, the ceremonial square, the obelisk, the eternal flame and the main monument of the complex. Moreover, you will visit Museum of defense that consists of 10 exhibition halls and includes important documents, letters and photos.

From Brest, our trip goes through the Belorussian-Ukrainian border to the city of Lutsk (203 km from Brest).

On the half way there (150 km from Lviv), we’ll make a stop at a cozy town of Lutsk, Volyn region.

You will have a pleasant walking tour of Lutsk city center and see its main attractions – St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Lutheran Church and House of architect Holovan’. The highlight of this tour is a visit of the Lubart’s Castle, built in 13-14 centuries. It is a well-preserved fortification complex with an interesting history. You will explore its spacious inner yard and some exhibits, located in the castle’s rooms.

Then, we continue our trip to Lviv.

In the evening, after accommodation, you will have free time.

Overnight in Lviv.

Day 4 Lviv, sightseeing

After breakfast, we invite you on a 3-hour Lviv City Tour that includes the High Castle Hill, Baroque St. Yura CathedralChapel of the Boim Family and Opera House. Moreover, you will visit UNESCO-listed Lviv Old Town, and its highlight – a magnificent Market Square, where you will feel the festive atmosphere of the city.

After some free time in the city center, you will have a captivating tour – Undergrounds of Lviv. With an expert local guide, you will wonder through the mysterious undergrounds of Dominican Cathedral, explore the dungeons of Jesuit Cathedral and visit Pharmacy Museum.

In your free time in the evening, you may continue exploring Lviv on your own or attend an evening performance at the Opera and Ballet Theater (optional).

Overnight in Lviv.

Day 5 Lviv – Tarakaniv Fort – Tunnel of Love – Kiev

The final day of our unforgettable journey will start from the visit of mysterious Tarakaniv Fort near the town of Dubno. 165 km from Lviv. Built in the end of the 19th century on the border of Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires, Tarakaniv fort today is an abandoned complex of labyrinth. It’s a real adventure to wander through its picturesque desolated passages.

Then, you will explore one of the most romantic and picturesque places of Ukraine – the Tunnel of Love in Klevan. The trees that grow along the old narrow-gauge railway form a wonderful tunnel that seems endless. You will have an hour of free time to walk through this fairytale tunnel and take great photos.

Later on, our trip continues and we’ll reach the final destination of the trip – Kiev.

Inclusions

  • hotel accommodation (1 night in Minsk, 1 night in Brest, 2 nights in Lviv) with buffet breakfast
  • professional English speaking guide
  • transportation services along the route
  • admission tickets to attractions

Exclusions

  • SGL supplement – 150 euro
  • food and drinks unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • he tour starts from Minsk, but there is a possibility to book an additional transfer from Kiev to Minsk on the first day by car or minivan, please inquire.

Price

Small group bus tour

5-Day Belarus-Ukraine Bus Tour

  • TWIN – 950 Euro per person
  • SGL – 1100 Euro per person

Private tour

5-Day Belarus-Ukraine Bus Tour

  • 1 pax – 2500 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 1400 Euro per person
  • 3 pax – 1050 Euro per person
  • 4 pax – 1050 Euro per person
  • 5 pax – 950 Euro per person
  • 6 pax – 850 Euro per person
  • 7 pax – 800 Euro per person
  • 8 pax – 750 Euro per person
  • 9 pax – 700 Euro per person
  • 10 pax – 650 Euro per person

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