From charming villages and pastoral landscapes to cutting-edge art galleries and Stalinist architecture, a hotel break in Belarus is a chance to discover one of Europe’s hidden gems.

Far off the traditional European tourist track, Belarus offers fascinating cities, stunning architecture and beautiful landscapes. More than 70% of the country consists of forest, marsh and farmland, making a hotel break in Belarus ideal for active travellers. Hiking across the beautiful landscape is hugely popular with locals and tourists alike, and the quiet, accessible rural roads are great for exploring the country by bicycle. Another major attraction is the primeval Białowieża Forest, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to rich flora and fauna, including marvellous species such as the European bison and Eurasian elk. The capital, Minsk, is an exciting destination for a city hotel break in Belarus, with sights including the grand Stalinist architecture of Independence Avenue, the iconic neo-Gothic Red Church, and the remarkable National Library of Belarus, which offers an observation deck with a breathtaking view over the city. To the west, the vibrant and cosmopolitan town of Brest has important sights such as the iconic Hero Fortress, as well as great nightlife on bustling Sovetskaya Street.