Excursions in Russia

Guided tours and excursions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and in the main cities of Russia including: Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Ulan Ude, Vladivostok, etc., but also on Lake Baikal and in the localities of the Golden Ring (Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliki, etc.).

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Excursions in Kazan
City tour with Kremlin
The tour includes the most famous monuments: Kazan Kremlin, the old Tatar Sloboda, the Tatar village Tugan Avylym in the city center, the ancient Marjani mosque, the Kamal theater, the mysterious Kaban lake, the Kazan Millennium Park, the Square of Freedom, Kazan University, the river embankment offering a unique view of the coast, the Peter and Paul Cathedral, the miraculous icon of the Kazan Mother of God.
The guided city tour also includes a visit to the Kremlin. You will see the Spasskaya Tower, the Syuyumbike Leaning Tower, government buildings, the Kul-Sharif Mosque and the Annunciation Cathedral. You will be satisfied by the beauty of the architecture and fascinated by the stories that our tour guide will tell you. The route includes stops to take memorable photos.
The Kazan Kremlin is a unique complex of archaeological, historical and architectural monuments that have arisen from the founding of the city to the present day. In 2000 it was included in the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. You will see the Spasskaja Tower, which takes its name from the icon of the Holy Face; the Syuyumbike leaning tower, a symbolic building of the Kremlin, whose history is still shrouded in mystery, the government buildings, the Qol-Şärif Mosque, considered among the largest mosques in the whole of Europe; the Cathedral of the Annunciation, for centuries the most important Orthodox church in the city.

The Raifa Monastery
30 km from Kazan, on the shores of the lake, in the woods of the reserve, there is the Raifa monastery named after the holy hermits of Sinai and Raithu (Raifa in Russian), massacred in the 6th century by bands of raiders.
It was founded in 1613 by the monk Filaret and other hermits in the middle of a pine forest nestled in an idyllic lake. One of the first churches built within the monastery walls was dedicated to the martyr monks in Sinai and Raithu; in 1670 the Georgian icon of the Mother of God was placed and it is said that from that moment many miracles occurred.
Today we can admire the copy inside the Cathedral of the Mother of God of Georgia. Among the main buildings of the complex we must mention the Church and the Bell Tower of the Archangel Michael, which also serves as the entrance to the monastery itself.
The Holy Trinity Cathedral boasts excellent acoustics, so much so that four monks chanting in its gallery can be heard two kilometers away. The monastery was closed by the Soviet in 1928 although many monks continued to go there clandestinely to pray; on January 27, 1930, when monks and faithful gathered to commemorate the day of the martyrs of Raifa, they were surrounded by communist police, tortured and killed.
The monastery became a prison, then a military camp; it was necessary to wait for the fall of the regime before it could return to a place of worship, after having been duly restored.

Sviyazhsk Island
It is located in the picturesque estuary of the Sviyaga River on a hill called "High Mountain". The abundant nature and shallow waters of the bays have attracted people since ancient times. The distance to Kazan is quite small, just over 30 km. Svijazsk is a historical and cultural jewel of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The ancient fortress built in the Middle Ages, during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, served as a military outpost in the Volga region and the place of rest and preparation of military units for marching on the impregnable Kazan fortress. The island did not go down in history only as a temporary military stronghold.
After the defeat of Kazan, it became a bastion of Christianity in a Muslim region. Svijazhsk was preserved and slowly transformed into a district town, dotted with parish churches and wealthy merchants' villas. The island is now inhabited by no more than 200 people, but, in the city's heyday, the population reached 10 thousand inhabitants.
The visit includes historical monuments: the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, one of the oldest wooden churches in Russia; the Church of the Holy Trinity; the 17th century Holy Assumption Monastery, the Sviyazhsk Museum.
Excursions in Volgograd
City Tour Volgograd
Visit to the most significant places of the city and the main war memorial "The Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad" at Mamaev Kurgan. Under Stalin's dictatorship, the city was heavily industrialized and developed as a center of heavy industry and transport hub, both by rail and river. During the Second World War, or Great Patriotic War, the city was surrounded by Nazi-fascist forces, in a bloody siege that lasted from 21 August 1942 to 2 February 1943, during which two million Axis and Soviet soldiers were killed, wounded or captured and approximately 40,000 civilians lost their lives. The building, located on Mamaev Hill, is a monumental complex dedicated to the heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad. the central element of this ensemble is the 52 meter high "Motherland Calls" statue, 8 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty.
The city tour includes: The central embankment in memory of the 62nd regiment (main entrance to the city from the Volga River); the Avenue of Heroes; the Square of the Fallen; kilometer zero; the eternal Flame of memory; the Way of Peace (symbol of rebirth after the war); the Pavlov House; Lenin Square; the ruins of the mill; Mamayev Kurgan; the churches opened in 2005 to celebrate the 60th year of victory in the Great War.

The Battle of Stalingrad museum
Volgograd is the city that more than any other marked the course of the Second World War. Reduced to a pile of rubble and deprived of a good part of its population, Volgograd was able to rise again, becoming itself a monument to the great USSR. And ending up, today, with appearing to be one of the most 'Soviet' places in modern Russia. An almost timeless place, marked by the gravity of its past and a place of secular pilgrimage for those who, in Russia and throughout Europe, have, albeit indirectly, experienced the most tragic parenthesis of the twentieth century.
The Battle of Stalingrad museum is a must for contemporary history enthusiasts: it is a very rich and well-documented collection of relics, testimonies and materials from what was the bloodiest battle of the Second World War and which influenced its conclusion. The museum has an outdoor static exhibition of planes, tanks, trains used at the time, as well as the famous mill gutted by the extremely violent bombings of the battle. Inside, in addition to the memorabilia and descriptions of the fighting heroes, their respective honors and the weapons used, there are numerous models with detailed reconstructions of the fights.

Rossoshka, the Russian-German military cemetery
The village of Rossoshka is located 25 km outside the city of Volgograd; is an impressive memorial to the two former enemies seeking reconciliation. Here you can see Russian and German armored vehicles, trenches, bunkers, craters due to explosions and you will also have the chance to find some souvenirs. Near the village of Rossoshka in 1942-1943 there were fierce battles. Many Soviet and German soldiers died here. On August 23, 1998, a military cemetery for fallen Soviet soldiers was opened, and on May 15, 1999, a cemetery for German soldiers was opened opposite the Soviet one.
Excursions in Irkutsk
City Tour Irkutsk and Museum of the Decembrists
Irkutsk was founded in 1661, when Russian military Cossack troops established a fortress on the right bank of the Angara River. At the end of the 17th century, it became an important political, economic and cultural center of Siberia. The classical architecture dates back to the 1880s when gold was discovered in the area which attracted numerous prospectors and businessmen. Most brick mansions and large public buildings in various architectural styles were built in the late 19th and 20th centuries.
The beautiful Orthodox churches and the Polish Cathedral (the only building in Siberian Gothic style) are located in the center. You will see many small wooden houses, which are decorated with hand-made carvings, and modern constructions from the 20th century. You can visit the Museum of the Decembrists. The Regional Historical-Memorial Museum of the Decembrists is located in the historical center of Irkutsk. It is made up of two ancient buildings located in two adjacent streets, the house of S. P. Trubetskoj and that of S. G. Volkonsky, open to visitors. The historic interiors of the two homes include real relics: the everyday objects of the Decembrists' families.
Today Irkutsk is a large cultural, industrial and scientific research center; it is one of the best-known tourist destinations in Siberia. Travelers usually stop in Irkutsk for 2-3 days: the city is a stopping point on the way to Lake Baikal, the deepest on our planet.

Lake Baikal and Limnological Museum
The small village of Listvyanka, where the famous Shaman's Stone, one of the symbols of Baikal, is located, is located on the western shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk. This ancient Siberian village is famous for its history: since the 18th century a ferry left from Listvyanka to transport traders who had to travel to Mongolia, China and the Far East.
The Lake Baikal Museum (Limnological Museum) provides information about the origin and fauna of the lake. A video will give you the opportunity to see the deepest point of the lake bottom (1,637 m) filmed from a submarine. Lake Baikal is frozen from late January to early May, the thickness of the ice near Listvianka can be 70-80 cm. The part of the lake near the source of the Angara River is the only place in Siberia that never freezes. In the village you can find a large variety of smoked or salted omul for sale. Several bars and restaurants offer traditional Siberian dishes. You can enjoy pelmeny (stuffed dumplings), pirozhki (with sauerkraut, meat or berries) and caviar sandwitches to feel the spirit of Russia.

Lake Baikal, Taltsy, Chersky Rock
The small village of Listvyanka, where the famous Shaman's Stone, one of the symbols of Baikal, is located, is located on the western shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk. This ancient Siberian village is famous for its history: since the 18th century a ferry left from Listvyanka to transport traders who had to travel to Mongolia, China and the Far East.
The Taltsy Architectural-Ethnographic Museum houses an amazing collection of architectural monuments of the 17th-20th centuries. It is one of the five largest open-air museums in Russia. It covers an area of 67 hectares and is home to over 40 wooden architectural and sculptural monuments, typical of 17th century Siberian village life.
The ascent to the Chersky Rock allows you to enjoy the splendid panorama of the lake and the Angara river. The name comes from the Russian geologist Ivan Dmitrievich Cherskiy.

Meeting with the Siberian Shamans of Buryatia
We present to you an ethnographic tour around the Lake Baikal area, a visit to a region where Shamanism is still practiced. It is a brilliant way to experience the traditional hospitality of the Buryat people, their cuisine, dances and music. You will be invited to participate in the traditional ceremony of "meet and greet" guests in a typical Buryat mansion, see folk art, make offerings to local spirits, and... feel like a "medieval nomad".
Meeting with the guide and departure by car to the settlement of Ust-Orda, the administrative and cultural center of Buryatia, located 70 km from Irkutsk. Its population is around 10,000 people who live mostly from sheep farming. Once you arrive in Ust-Orda you will be welcomed by the local guide who will lead you to the museum of the history of Siberia from the Stone Age to the present day with fossils, elements of rock paintings, images, clothes, weapons.
After donning traditional Buryat clothes, tourists will be invited into a yurt (the typical Siberian tent). Before entering, the Shaman will carry out the purification ritual for the guests, ensuring that no evil spirits accompany them. Inside the yurt, sitting around the fire, you will taste the famous Buryat tea and some oriental dishes typical of this region.
Excursions in Yekaterinburg
City tour of Yekaterinburg
This excursion will take you to the main historical places of Yekaterinburg: The historic Skver park, which during the summer months represents the most beautiful place in the city, where the wooden dam stands; the spot where the city was founded in 1723, represented by the Monument to the Founders of Yekaterinburg. The tour will take you to places related to the first president of Russia - Boris Yeltsin who hails from Yekaterinburg. During the excursion you will see the ancient palaces that were built at the time of the Siberian gold rush of the 18th century as well as the modern shopping centers, the theater district and the university.
Yekaterinburg is the capital of Sverdlovsk Oblast. Located on the Asian side of the Urals, it is the main industrial and cultural center of the Urals region. Its population of approximately 1,300,000 inhabitants makes it the fourth largest city in Russia by inhabitants. Between 1924 and 1991 the city was known as Sverdlovsk in honor of the Bolshevik leader Jakov Mikhailovich Sverdlov; the name is still used by Russian railways and the oblast of the same name has kept its previous name.

Border between Europe and Asia
We will start from the eastern part of the city and continue west for about 40 km, along the great Siberian road up to the monument located right on the border between Europe and Asia, at the point where these two great continents meet. The monument is a circular obelisk with two arrows, one to the west and another to the east which signals the division between the two continents. This monument is not very flashy, but remains important as a symbol. In fact, like the Greenwich meridian, the Equator, and other border areas, this obelisk always receives frequent visits, so as not to miss the opportunity to be photographed with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. After crossing the border you will get a special certificate and will be given a glass of sparkling wine to toast your "feat". On the way back to the city you will have the opportunity to visit the Shirokorechensky Memorial where the graves of Russian soldiers who fell during the Second World War are located.

Last day of the Romanov dynasty
In addition to visiting the city and its main monuments, the excursion will introduce you to the history of the Romanov family in Yekaterinburg and the details of their tragic death. You will visit the famous Cathedral on the Blood, a Russian Orthodox church in Yekaterinburg, built between 2000 and 2003 on the site where Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, his family and some servants were killed after the Russian Revolution. The church commemorates the canonization of the Romanovs and stands on the site of the Ipatiev House, a name identical to that of the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma, from where the Romanovs were called to the throne in 1613. The church is located on the spot where the Bolsheviks tried to hide the Romanov's corpses in a secret grave. Today this area is a place of pilgrimage.
Excursions in other Russian cities
For excursions to other cities such as Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, Ulan Ude, Vladivostok, Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov.
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