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Belarus Genealogy and Heritage Tours

Private Escorted Tour of Belarus....take a Belarussian tour with us today!

Ask us about a custom heritage tour of Belarus including general sightseeing such as a Minsk tour, Grodno tour, Nesvizh tour, Dudutki tour, Brest tour, Vitebsk tour, Polotsk tour and any village, town or experience in between. Take a Belarus genealogy tour and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors, see your heritage come to life and get a taste of present day Belarus.

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Tour Belarus and experience a country that has bent like a tiny sapling in a stormy wind only to rear up strong and firm when the clouds parted. Belarus, which translates to “White Russia” has been conquered many times by foreign invaders; however its people are resilient and have proudly managed to keep a hold of their warm and hospitable nature no matter the circumstances. While its capital of Minsk was almost completely destroyed during WW II, it has been gloriously rebuilt to include wide streets, large parks, and captivating architecture.

 

Minsk Belarus  There are several monuments within the boundaries of Minsk that are worth exploring including: Victory Square which is dedicated to the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) and features a 40 m tall obelisk. The Island of Tears is a monument located in Old Town in memory of the “Sons of Belarus who died beyond the bounds of the country in the Afghanistan war”. The Troetskoe Predmestie is one of the few historical sections of Minsk that survived its upheaval and is one of the most enchanting sections of the city with plenty of shops, cafes and stunning architecture. Saint Spirit Cathedral is another crowning landmark in the city that features a host of sacred orthodox icons. In addition to these great sights you can visit Holy Trinity Cathedral and St. Catherine’s Church that feature architectural monuments of the 17th century.

Nesvizh Castle

Just outside of Minsk is an architectural marvel at Nesvizh. This Park and Palace is the former residence of the famous “Radzivills” family who began as powerful medieval Belarusian magnates. It’s beautiful park and palace along with the neighboring Church of Corpus Christi (built in the VI century) is one of the most impressive sights in all of Belarus. Not far away is Mir Castle which was founded in the early VI century as well. Both locations have been deemed UNESCO world heritage sights.

Another area that is a must-see for all who venture by way of Minsk is the village of Dudutki that houses a fantastic open-air museum where VIIII century Belarusian country life comes to life. Traditional activities such as pottery, baking, carpentry, and handcraft making are on display for your viewing pleasure. You can even wander over to a working farm as it was over a century ago. Walk through history, ride a horse or take a break for some homemade cheeses, bread or dranik made from traditional recipes.

Although Minsk offers numerous sights to see, there are more than several towns throughout the rest of Belarus that deserve special mention. At the western point of the Republic lies the town of “Grodno” that is considered to be one of the most delightful of Belarusian cities. With numerous tourist attractions, cathedrals, churches, museums, theaters, and other places of interest, you’ll have a ball exploring all the nooks and crannies of this wondrous town.

Jewish Belarus heritage tours

Aside from all these superb excursions, Belarus offers up an entire host of sights that highlight the Jewish culture as well. If you are of the Jewish faith, we can escort you to the deeply moving Yama monument, the Minsk Synagogue and Yeshiva, the first Belarusian stone synagogue in Brest, Pravednikov Lane; an entire street dedicated to the memory and lives of the “righteous” who risked their lives to save Jews during WW ll and much more.



These are just a few examples of what Belarus has to offer. If you’re considering spending a holiday here, let us know and we’ll work with you to create the ideal itinerary at a rate you can afford. We don’t dictate what will be included in any tour, but rather we work hand-in-hand with our clients in order to outline the most perfect experience for each person or individual group. Want to see other sights in Belarus inside or outside of the major cities or off the beaten path? If you dream it up, we can accommodate it.

Tour Belarus your way!

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Our Genealogy Tours Include any or all of the following ...

Accommodations

  • We'll make all arranagements for a hotel setting or an apartment with kitchen and all according to your needs

Transportation

  • Vehicles accommodate a party of 1 or a group of 100. We use comfortable, luxurious, newer vehicles equipped with AC. From sedans for the smaller party of 2-5 persons, mini-van for up to 8 persons, mini-bus for up to 21 and Tour-bus for up to 100 people.  We can also provide tickets for train transport within any country we service and quote airfare based on your requirements.

Airport Arrival and Departure

  • We'll be there to pick you up from any location and transport you to anywhere you need to be; any time - day or night.

Tour Guide

  • Personable, congenial and very flexible. Ready to give you a specific and comprehensive history of every location that pertains to your history and/or any city or town you experience.
  • Aside of taking you to general attractions your guide can take you to any archive, parish or other appropriate repository in order to help you research any family documentation or our experienced genealogists can perform your genealogical research in advance of your journey
  • Our Guides are well informed. If you're visiting your ancestral village they will study all facts relevant to your case in advance in order to provide you with a detailed history of your ancestral home

Attraction Fees

  • If desired, we will handle all fees necessary for the many attractions that Belarus or Eastern Europe in general has to offer so that you won't need to spend time waiting in lines.

Meals

  • We will reserve a table at a place of your choosing or we can make suggestions and reserve based on your particular tastes.

 Cost

costAncestral Attic tours are often less expensive than an "off the shelf" excursion. Best yet, our reasonably priced tours are designed to fit your budget. We can accommodate most any wallet from a basic economy tour to a fully exclusive upscale tour. In order to provide you with a proper cost, we must have the details of what your needs entail so contact us today for a free quote and we'll work out the perfect, tailor-made Belarus heritage tour at a price you can afford!

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