Welcome to The Urals

Today Yekaterinburg, the largest of the region's towns, is a bustling centre and offers a base for exploring less-visited towns. Perm is a vibrant city that's home to some strong cultural attractions. Kungur has a spectacular ice cave, while the countryside offers hiking, cycling, rafting and horse riding. The conifer forest of the Sinegorye (Blue Mountains) makes the gently sloped ranges of the southern Ural Mountains look like frozen blue waves. Lake Turgoyak and two national parks are accessed from stations along the Ufa–Chelyabinsk railway.

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$79.92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Yekaterinburg City tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Church on the Blood, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals DistrictPlace of assasination of the Romanovs familyDuration: 40 minutesStop At: B. Yeltsin's Ural Center, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals DistrictHave a glance at the Yekaterinburg-City - new morden city cenetr of Yekaterinburg and a short visit to boris Yeltsin Center. We dont visit the museum itself during the tour, but the guests have an opportunity to see some items exibited for freeDuration: 20 minutes

$15.98 Classes & Workshops

conducting a plein air visit the most beautiful places

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productWe come to the most beautiful places of nature or architecture, choose the best angle for painting. I provide all the necessary material for writing: including easels, canvases, pastels, aprons, gum, etc.I tell in Detail how to build a model of the picture, how to choose the focus and angle of the object or landscape. And also about the amazing properties of oil pastels, the technique of its application and the properties of different bases of the canvas, because we draw not only on white but also on milk, green and even black canvases and even on special sandpaper.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Ekaterinburg Free Tour, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals District

$380 Outdoor Activities

Snowmobile tour to Shunut Mountain

Your tour starts from The natural park Olenyi Ruchyi (Deer streams) at 8 a.m. After listening to a short safety briefing and donning a thermal suit and protective helmet, climb aboard your state-of-the-art snowmobile and follow an intermediate trail in order to build your confidence.  Our route runs through Shunut Mountain, the highest point of Central Ural Mountains (726,2 m) and Starik Mountain - one of tops of Konovalovsky Uval Ridge. Also, there are sparse forests of larch and birch in the deep valleys at the foot of the mountain. The slopes of the mountain are covered with highland tundra. Your professional guides will provide expert advice along the way.

$950 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Snowmobile tour to the Ural Buddhist temple

The first day. Your tour starts from Pavda village at the morning. After listening to a short safety briefing and donning a thermal suit and protective helmet, climb aboard your state-of-the-art snowmobile and follow an intermediate trail in order to build your confidence.All day you ride on snowmobiles through rugged and wild landscapes, in the afternoon you’ll arrive to the Bshad Sgrub Gling Buddhist temple. You’ll have time for excursion with Lama, photo-session and lunch. After you’ll drive to small hotel for the overnight stay.The second day. Your goal for this day - comeback to Pavda village on snowmobile. After breakfast you’ll start your journey through hunting trails, stunningly beautiful snowy valleys. In the evening you’ll have a dinner and one more night in small hotel. 

$60 Day Trips & Excursions

Stone-cutting art of Ural

Your excursion starts at the Museum of stone-cutting and jewellery art history, you will visit for halls with one of the biggest collection natural stones of Ural and also you will see "Emerald room" - unique room with Emerald jewellery. After that you will go to jewellery shop where you can buy small and unforgettable souvenirs from Ural. Time for lunch! You will visit traditional restaurant with Russian cuisine. In the second part of excursion you will be participant of clay workshop with professional potter, you can take home result of your making. 11.00-12.00 – Excursion at the Museum of stone-cutting and jewellery art history12.00-13.30 – Time for shopping13.30-15.00 – A clay workshop      

$71.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Hour City Tour of Yekaterinburg

On this tour, your guide will lead you through central streets and through the historical center of the city and show you some original samples of the old machinery on this historical square.  At 1905 Revolution Square, you will get a view of the history of the city by ancient pictures shown to you by your guide. There will also be an opportunity to visit the splendid Church on the Blood located at the site of Romanov execution and the Chapel of St. Elizabeth. Get to witness beautiful views of Ekaterinburg and the City Pond from an embankment and from Ascension Hill. See the sorrowful Afghanistan memorial at the Red Army Square, gorgeous villas of “gold merchants” from the Urals from the 19th century and a survey of the monumental buildings in Stalin’s neoclassicism style. The tour will also include a visit to one of the local museums.

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