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Bialowieza Forest

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Bialowieza, Poland
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Happily larger than the National Park

Bialowieza forest is more a conglomerate of forests in the surroundings of Bialowieza. The village... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
STAY AWAY FOR PTTK office at the entrance to the park!!! Terrible service, rude owner!

We booked FAMILY tour with that office. We were given a guide ( older man, did not get his name... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
n_olenka
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barcelona
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“nature lovers” (6 reviews)
“national park” (8 reviews)
“bison” (22 reviews)
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Bialowieza, Poland
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"nature lovers"
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"protected area"
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"guided walk"
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"peace and quiet"
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"mosquito repellent"
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"hired bikes"
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"royal oaks"
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"world heritage"
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"mini train"
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"early in the morning"
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"an english speaking guide"
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Bialowieza forest is more a conglomerate of forests in the surroundings of Bialowieza. The village serves are a touristic hot spot to enter the National Park which in fact is only a very small part of the forest. There are many options for cycling and...More

2  Thank Robert937
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We booked FAMILY tour with that office. We were given a guide ( older man, did not get his name) who had NO IDEA how to talk to kids. His talk was dry, historical fact-filled memorized text. Kids did not understand what was he taking...More

2  Thank n_olenka
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I only had a little time to spend in Bialowieza, Poland but want to share that actually you can visit both sides of the forest, which extends into Belarus. There is a checkpoint about 6 km from Bialowieza in the direction of Grudki - Pererow....More

4  Thank Atanas_GK
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The totally protected area of this ancient shaggy forest can only be visited with a guide. We took the horse drawn option. We were taken in through the gates and travelled for about 3 kms before we were able to get out and walk for...More

2  Thank Margaret_W_abgm
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

The Bialowieza area is large and wide ranging with many pockets of forest that can be visited without a guide, however the protected site needs to be visited with a guide, I loved the fact it is left to its own devices and is unmanaged...More

1  Thank no1missmarple
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

If you want to see a forest not touched by human hand where nature is regulating all vital processes then you find a right place to visit.

1  Thank Podwysoki
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

World heritage located in Poland. If you love nature you must see Bialowieza Forest in Poland. One of the most beautiful and unique place in the world.

1  Thank Dana L
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

This is a nice and peaceful place. If you want to visit the protected area of the forest, you will need to take a guided tour (we were there with PTTK and enjoyed it very much). We were able to see some animals (frogs, birds,...More

1  Thank Yann R
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

I was lucky to go in a quiet time, rocked up to the bureau near the bridge and booked an english-speaking guide for four hours for myself. The guide who was more comfortable speaking german - which i could understand - was highly informative. I...More

2  Thank Madshus
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I went with my family (3 kids) and friends and we were somewhat disappointed with the forest. It is beautiful, but not different to any other forests I have been to. We did not see any bisons (didn´t expect to) and the guide (mandatory) was...More

2  Thank Beatriz M
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Curtis R
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Shelly R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Curtis. We hired a guide and he took us in his car to the entrance of the restricted area of the forest and from there on foot of course. We were staying at a Hotel Zubrowka and he net us there.
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boombuddy
November 13, 2016|
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Response from Astroblood | Reviewed this property |
The best way is to get to Bialystok and get a bus to Bialowieza from there. Accommodation prices there are not very big. the guided tour is the best way to know more about forest. 3h tour is about 200zl and there is max 10... More
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