Nestled at the heart of Europe, Belarus brims with natural and man-made beauty. Jewels of Neoclassical architecture line the well-kept streets of the capital Minsk, a thriving cultural hub with everything from vibrant nightlife to theatres and museums. Just a few hours out of Minsk you can discover UNESCO-listed Nesvizh Castle, with vast parklands as impressive as the landmark itself. Venture inside for an opulent mixture of styles with elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Gothic architecture. Why not visit the chalk quarries in the town of Krasnoselsky? They've earned it the nickname the Belarusian Maldives with breathtaking turquoise waters and towering slopes capped with luscious greenery. A trip to Belarus would be incomplete without a visit to Europe’s oldest and largest forest. Admire Bialowieza Forest National Park’s magnificent 350-year-old trees and native wildlife on a guided bus tour, or hire a bicycle to explore one of the numerous cycle routes.