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Brest, Belarus

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Brest: City and Brest Fortress Guided Tour

1. Brest: City and Brest Fortress Guided Tour

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from accommodations in Brest. Discover the city of the Brest, the administrative center of the Brest region. The city is the traditional “western gate” to the country. In 1390 it was the first city in Belarus that obtained self-government on the basis of the Magdeburg Law. The historical union, which reconciled and united Catholic and Orthodox confessions in Belarus was concluded here in 1596. Visit Brest fortress, one of the city’s most popular attractions. The fortress was built in 1842 when the entire city of Brest was moved 3 km east. In the place where Brest once stood, a massive fortress was raised. See where soldiers staged a prolonged defense against the Nazis in 1941. Brest Fortress was ruined after several severe battles. Pay your respects at the remains of the fortress and the grandiose monument to its defenders.

From Minsk: Brest Fortress, City Tour, and National Park

2. From Minsk: Brest Fortress, City Tour, and National Park

Depart from Minsk and discover the city of Brest and its main attraction, the Brest Fortress. The fortress was one of the first to take on an enemy strike by German troops, beginning the Great Patriotic War. Learn about the heroic defense of the fortress that led to it being awarded the title Hero Fortress, and see the large memorial that was established on the ruins of the fortress. The next stop will be to one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Belarus, Sovetskaya Street, where you can enjoy its many cafés and shops. During a guided tour of the center, you will visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker, the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and the Cathedral of Simeon Stylites of Antioch. After a short stop for lunch, head to Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park where open-air cages of wild animals occupy an area of about 20 hectares. A walk through the enclosure takes between 1 and 2 hours. A small forest zoo allows visitors to admire the majestic bison, graceful deer and roe deer, see the cautious lynx, wolves, bears, and foxes, as well as some species of predatory birds, including the biggest attraction, the long-eared eagle owl.

Brest: 2-Hour Guided Romantic Tour

3. Brest: 2-Hour Guided Romantic Tour

Tour Brest through the lens of romance. Follow your local guide as they take you to the most romantic places in the city. Meet your guide at the Monument of the Millennium of Brest. Have the chance to check out the impressive monument and see its depictions of Brest's millennial history. Begin your romantic tour of Brest and discover the best places to bring loved ones or a date to. See the Brest Fortress and Kholm Gate. Head to the Vallon du Stang Alar gardens and enjoy its meandering pathways and picturesque waterfall. As you tour the city be surprised by the many love stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic to hilarious or spicy stories, get a different perspective of Brest.

Private Tour: Mir Castle, Nesvizh Palace, and Brest Fortress

4. Private Tour: Mir Castle, Nesvizh Palace, and Brest Fortress

Visit three of the most important - and most beautiful - sites in Belarus on this sightseeing tour to Mir Castle, Nesvizh Castle, and Brest Fortress. This is an ideal trip for first-time visitors to Belarus, who want an overview of Belorussian history and culture. You’ll have the freedom to explore these sites independently and at your own pace, as your driver will be waiting for you outside. If you prefer to go inside the castles, you can buy tickets inside each castle. Tickets are not included in tour, but they can only be bought in castles for about €6-7 per person. You'll be able to use an audio guide for €1.50 in each castle. During the tour, you can ask driver to stop at a local cafe or restaurant for lunch and taste some traditional meals.

Magic Christmas Guided Tour in Brest

5. Magic Christmas Guided Tour in Brest

Explore beautifully decorated places in Brest together with your knowledgeable local guide who will point out hidden gems of the city. Learn about the history of the Christmas tree including who the first person to decorate it was. Hear magical Christmas legends about the city and immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture. Have the chance to look at local products, browse shop windows and fill your heart with joy at Christmas time in Brest.

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