Bialystok: Biebrza National Park Tour
The Biebrza National Park was established in 1993 in order to protect the most extensive peat bogs in Poland and central Europe, located along the Biebrza River. It is the largest national park in Poland known to be a “bird paradise”. It hides mainly natural, untouched by humans, extensive wetlands, swamps and peat bogs, which make it so inaccessible and mysterious. The Biebrza Valley has mostly retained its unique, wild character. For this reason, it is one of the reserves in Poland richest in species of water-marsh birds. The park is famous for the largest population of elk in the country and the restored population of beavers from which Biebrza owes its name. If you are a fan of nature and would like to participate in such a unique tour, this one is definitely something for you!
We organize private tours to Biebrza National Park from Bialystok on request.
- hotel pick up at chosen time
- up to 1 hour drive from Bialystok to Biebrza National Park by a comfortable car/van with our private English speaking driver
- partially walking and partially driving tour around the Biebrzanski National Park for up to 4 hours with a local private guide in chosen language during which you will see:
- 5 min. drive to the Osowiec Fortress (here we will spend up to 1 hour) – one of the attractions of the Biebrza National Park; established in the end of the 19th century. It is located near the seat of the park management with the BNP Education and Management Center which offers a wide range of educational paths related to the park. You can admire exhibitions of photos of nature, an exhibition showing, for example, an elk or a battalion, and watch a movie about the Park. The Osowiec Fortress gained its reputation by the fact that it was never conquered. Over 100 years ago, the Russian army built this sizable fortification in the midst of marshes. If anybody wanted to travel to Kaliningrad, the only way was to cross Osowiec. It includes four forts: Central (I), Zarzeczny (II), Swedish (III) and New (IV). Today, only the Central and the Swedish fort are open. The remaining 2 were destroyed during World War II.
- up to 5 min. drive to “Torfowisko” (here we will spend up to 1 hour) – a path leading on a wooden footbridge through the forest growing on the fen. Here it is possible to observe unique postglacial plants
- up to 15 min. drive to the Barwik Trail (here we will spend up to 1 hour) – a trail which leads through the swamps where you can really feel the Biebrza spirit and a real swamp.
- up to 15-20 min. drive to Dluga Luka (here we will spend up to 1 hour) – trail famous for a 400-meter footbridge between the bogs. It is the most extensive low bog. It is particularly popular due to its accessibility and the frequent presence of elks and sundews – an insectivorous plant characteristic for this type of environment. Besides elks, we can also meet here foxes, wolves, raccoon dogs, cranes and many other birds. This is a place that you simply cannot miss when visiting the Biebrza National Park because here you will have the chance to see the aquatic warbler which is the one of the most endangered birds in Europe.
4.up to 1 hour drive back from the Biebrza National Park to Bialystok
5.drop off at your hotel in Bialystok
Whole tour lasts approximately 6 hours
- 1300 PLN per person (1 person)
- 660 PLN per person (2 persons)
- 460 PLN per person (3 persons)
- 390 PLN per person (4 persons)
- 320 PLN per person (5 persons)
- 280 PLN per person (6 persons)
- 250 PLN per person (7 persons)
- Contact us (8 persons or more)
What is included?:
- hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
- private transportation by a comfortable, air-conditioned car/van,
- private English speaking driver’s assistance during whole tour,
- professional private local guide service in chosen language in the Biebrza National Park for up to 4 hours,
- entrance tickets to the Biebrza National Park
- entrance tickets to the Museum in Osowiec Fortress
This private tour is available in following languages:
English, German, Russian, French
*some languages may be subject to availability and prices can vary
*What you should know:
When to come?
In summer – a great time for visiting Biebrza. Swamps and backwaters are much less extensive, which makes it possible to enter certain places that are inaccessible in other seasons.
In autumn – a beautiful period of yellow, orange and red colors and the only time of the year when you can watch deer mating tournaments.
In winter – the best time to meet an elk. The trees shed their leaves, which makes the forests much more transparent, and thus it will be much easier to spot the king of Biebrza.
Spring – definitely the most beautiful time when there is a literal eruption of life and colors. The period in which the Biebrza floods the most, birds and game open their eyes and the park comes to life. However, it is worth knowing that due to thaws and extensive Biebrza backwaters, many routes will be closed during this period.
What equipment should you have?
It all depends on how deep you intend to venture into the field. When planning to go on the trail, it is mandatory to take rubber boots and even waders. However, if you plan to climb the turret by the road or walk on the wooden footbridge, ordinary ankle boots are enough. When looking for birds or game, binoculars are an invaluable help, and we strongly encourage you to take them with you. In addition, it is worth getting a map of the park at its headquarters in Osowiec.