Ekaterinburg the capital of Urals | od 900 €

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Ekaterinburg the capital of Urals
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Location The Urals Region
Difficulty Easy
Term from summer till spring
Duration 4 Days / 3 Nights days
Description

Lonely Planet "Trans-Siberian Railway" guidebook:

"Crossing the Urals schedule a stop in Ekaterinburg, a bustling historic city stocked with interesting museums and sites connected to the murder of the last tsar and his family… As the economic and cultural capital of the Urals region, the city offers visitors more than a dramatic history. The Urals’ mineral wealth is on display in the city’s many museums, while the ongoing economic boom is evident in the crowded cafes and clubs around the centre. Ekaterinburg also has the accommodation options and facilities to serve as a convenient base for adventure activities and winter sports in the Urals". 

Holiday types
  • Sightseeing
    Ekaterinburg
    Ekaterinburg the capital of Urals
    The Urals
    ID: UR04
    Manager
    VIOLA travel
    +420 224 210 270
    travel@violatravel.cz
    Program

    Sightseeing tours and adventure trips around Ekaterinburg and in the Urals.

    4 Days / 3 Nights. Season: ALL YEAR ROUND!
     
    Itinerary
    Day 1.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Accommodation in "KGB apartments"
    Sightseeing tours of Ekaterinburg (with English or German / French / Italian / Spanish speaking guide):
    City-tour: "The best of Ekaterinburg"
    On this tour our guide will lead you through central streets and through the historical centre of the city and show some original samples of the old machinery on the Historical Square. You will see statues of Ekaterinburg’s founders and communist leaders, and the guide will tell you some local stories, legends and jokes, related to them. On the 1905 Revolution Square you will view all the history of the city on the ancient pictures shown by our guide. There will be an opportunity to visit splendid Church of Spilled Blood at the Romanovs’ Death Site and the Chapel of St. Elizabeth. You will observe beautiful views of Ekaterinburg and the City Pond from an embankment and from the Hill of Ascension. The sorrowful Afghanistan memorial at the Square of Red Army, gorgeous villas of Urals "gold merchants" of 19th century and monumental buildings in "Stalin’s neoclassicism" style are to survey, too. The tour also includes a visit to one of the local museums (the bestseller is the "Museum of gems").
    Duration: 3 hours; - car / minibus;
    Quest City-tour: "Back in the USSR"
    Imagine you are a western spy in a big Soviet city! Meet your local agent, get the secret city map, spy photo camera, special questionnaire and follow to your mission!
    The city of Ekaterinburg, which in Soviet times was known as Sverdlovsk, played a key role in the history of Russia in the twentieth century. The Revolution and Civil War started here with the bloody murder of last Russian Tsar Nicholas Romanov and his family in 1918. Stalin's struggle against the "class enemies" in the 1930's turned the city into the largest transshipment point for prisoners of the GULAG (system of exploitation of the workforce) who were sent to work on the development of the vast lands of Siberia. In the tragic years of World War II, it was here, in the hundreds of factories which had been relocated from all over Russia, that the famous Russian military weaponry was being produced. It is also in Ekaterinburg between the 1940's and 50's, that the greatest Russian military leader of World War II, Marshal Georgy Zhukov, spent the years of his "exile". On 1st of May 1960 the city attracted the attention of the world again, Garry Powers, the pilot of an American spy plane, U-2 was shot down a few km. from the city.
    Finally, at the beginning of the 1990's Ekaterinburg's most famous politician, Boris Yeltsin, became the first president, he played a key role in dismantling the Party structure and opening up the Soviet myth. The city had been closed to foreign visitors, due to military secrecy, until 1991.
    During this 3 hours walking tour you will visit "spy sites and objects" of Ekaterinburg. Built as a quest game, this tour is great way to explore the Soviet period of Russian history. You have to go across the city via special check-in points, to guess few riddles, to find secret objects, make pictures of them to your spy camera and send the files to your headquarters. Award (special certificate) for successful mission is waiting for you!
    Upon your request, the tour can be finished at stylish "USSR restaurant", where you can taste some favourite dishes of Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev.
    Duration: 3 hours; - car / minibus;
    Day 2.
     
    BEST SELLER! "Siberian countryside Experience"
    Full day trip (145 km drive one way) to picturesque, 300 years old village Koptelovo. Visit to traditional Siberian "izba"- house. Folklore concert performance in local museum of farming & crafts. Excursion in the museum.
    (In winter season - horse riding on sled, in summer season - horse riding on carriage)
    Duration: 8 hours; - car / minibus;
    Lunch in cafe is included.
    or
    "The traditional Urals city of Nevyansk + Pottery craft centre in Tavolgi village"
    The tour goes to the old town, with a lot history and culture of the Urals, the capital of well-known Demidovs factory - owners dynasty. The trip includes visit in famous Nevyansk "leaning tower", recently restored Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral. Then you have a chance to make a clay pottery yourself in traditional craft centre Tavolgi, and will have a lunch.
    (The drive is 80 km drive one way).
    Duration: 7 hours; - car / minibus;
    Lunch in cafe is included.
    Day 3.
     
     
    "The museum of Siberian wooden architecture and folk arts in Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha village"
    Full day trip (167 km drive one way) to the old village Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha, famous because of great museum of traditional architecture and folk art. Visit to Monastery of Romanovs St Martyrs (few members of tsar family, who were executed in Alapaevsk)
    Duration: Full day trip; - car / minibus;
    Lunch in cafe is included.
    Day 4.
     
     
    Short (3 hours) sightseeing tours nearby Ekaterinburg:
    "Monastery on the Romanov’s secret grave site"
    Excursion out of the city (15 km) to The Monastery dedicated to the Romanov’s Tsar family, on the place where Bolsheviks tried to hide Romanov’s corpses in a secret grave.
    Now it is well-known Russian Orthodox pilgrimage site. (Holy grave place & seven nice churches made of wood according to Russian Orthodox tradition).
    Duration: 3 hours; - car / minibus;
    Lunch in cafe is included.
    Transfer to railway station / airport. The end of the program.

     

    Ekaterinburg the capital of Urals
    The Urals
    ID: UR04
    Manager
    VIOLA travel
    +420 224 210 270
    travel@violatravel.cz
    Date & Price
    Term: from summer till spring
    Term: 4 Days / 3 Nights days
    Difficulty : Easy
    Ekaterinburg the capital of Urals
    The Urals
    ID: UR04
    Manager
    VIOLA travel
    +420 224 210 270
    travel@violatravel.cz
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