Holidays in Belarus
Belarus is a small country with beautiful nature and ancient sights. Close to us in culture, it also has a European charm. Holidays in Belarus can be very diverse and interesting – from sightseeing to skiing and treatment in local health resorts.
- No visa formalities, you can even enter with a Russian passport, the border is open, usually there are no inspections and other difficulties;
- There is no language barrier, the culture is also very close to Russian;
- Quite interesting sights;
- Pleasant, habitual climate for us, beautiful nature;
- Good medical resorts;
- Not too high prices;
- It is comfortable to relax with children, in hotels and sanatoriums there are all conditions for this.
- There is no foreign exotic;
- No beach resorts;
- Service in many hotels and resorts is often “Soviet”, not very high class;
- Not too much entertainment for tourists, basically the whole holiday comes down to sightseeing;
- Some local climate seems too cool.
According to toppharmacyschools.org, the climate in the country is continental, winters are cold, summers are relatively warm. The difference in temperatures between winter and summer is more pronounced when moving towards the East European Plain, but in general the climate is even throughout the country. Sometimes sharp drops are possible due to air masses from the Arctic or Russia. Precipitation is uniform throughout the year, slightly more in summer. In general, the climate is similar to the Russian one.
Reviews about holidays in Belarus are mostly positive. Mostly people come here just to relax and change the scenery, see local attractions and buy some of their local souvenirs. Often tourists come in their cars, as it is very convenient.
Guests of the country note the cleanliness, in general, a significantly increased level of service and the friendly attitude of locals towards tourists. The complete absence of a language barrier and, in general, the closeness of traditions helps a lot, although some do not like it – the rest turns out to be very “ordinary”, and not at all exotic.
There are people who are dissatisfied with the service at the resorts, mainly ski resorts, or in hotels. There are also those who find prices in Minsk too high.
Otherwise, the ratings of the country on review sites are very high, above 4.5 points, and people are really satisfied with their vacation.
Frequently asked Questions
How to choose a hotel?
For recreation, Belarus offers tourists many hotels, hotels, sanatoriums and boarding houses. Hotels in large cities are of a fairly high level, although some of them are still very “Soviet”, and, according to tourists, the quality of service often does not match the prices, which are not so low for Russian tourists. Hostels also began to appear, but there are not very many of them yet, and you can only find them in Minsk. There are about eight dozen sanatoriums in the country, almost all of which have been left since the times of the USSR, but now they are being actively modernized, expanded and equipped with new equipment. Sanatoriums are not rated with stars, and basically you need to look at prices and services offered – food, treatment and entertainment. It is very popular to rent apartments for a vacation – there is no language barrier and no formalities that would interfere with this. This often saves money. It is worth noting that it is very comfortable to relax here with children – there are special children’s rooms for them. And some sanatoriums in Belarus are open specifically for children only.
What to do in case of emergency?
The country as a whole is quite safe. In case of an emergency, you can call the numbers that are quite familiar to us – 103 is an ambulance, 102 is the police, and 101 is the general rescue service. Recently, a single number 112 has been operating in Belarus.
When is the best time to go to Belarus?
Deciding where to relax in Belarus is not difficult, but when it is better to go here is a separate question. In general, the climate here is favorable all year round, although it can be cool and windy in winter. Thunderstorms with heavy rains occur in summer, so experienced tourists advise to go here in May and September, although summer is generally also suitable.
What language is spoken here?
In Belarus, the Russian language is used, although there is no stability in speech. A lot of people speak some mixture of Belarusian and Russian – trosyanka, almost no one speaks pure Belarusian. Now they are trying to revive the language – signs and names are often written in it, and sometimes they even broadcast on television. But a tourist on the street will not have any problems in communication in any case.
How are things with cellular communications?
There is no particular point in buying a local SIM card during a holiday in Belarus – the roaming conditions of Russian operators are quite favorable. The mobile network covers almost the entire country, except for the wilderness and very large nature reserves. All major cities have 3G.