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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$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      

$71.93 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.

$29 Transfers & Ground Transport

Taxi from Yekaterinburg airport Koltsovo to the city

Our driver will come and pick you up from the airport. We monitor actual time of your flight arrival. You will have his/her phone number and can also use Whatsapp application to reach your driver. Your driver will be meeting you in the arrival hall with your name sign and after meeting together you can proceed to the car parking. Alternatively, you can reach your driver by phone and meet near the car outside the airport building. The journey from the airport usually takes around 60 minutes depending on your address. You can ask and have a WiFi signal on in the car while going from the airport.

$29 Transfers & Ground Transport

Taxi from Yekaterinburg to the Koltsovo airport

Our driver will come and pick you up from the place of your stay in Yekaterinburg at the pre-arranged time. You will have his/her phone number and can also use Whatsapp application to reach your driver. Your driver will try and park as close as possible to your hotel/house and we will instruct you where to find your car. In most cases when your driver can find a place to park the car he will meet you at the reception with your name sign. The journey to the airport usually takes from 30 to 60 minutes depending on your address.

$120.83 Private & Custom Tours

House for Gospromural specialists by architect Moisei Ginzburg

If you interested in experimental dwelling architecture of 1930s, daily routine of soviet people and inspirational flat Unit F - it is for you. You will take a  short walk around the house, see experimental apartment Unit F and visit corridor between blocks on the roof. The activity includes walking tour with guide - the director of the Constructivism museum in Unit F, Q&A session and tea in Unit F. Approximate duration of the excursion is 1 h 30 min (+Q&A session). Be ready to walk up to 6th and 8th floor without lift. Minimum age is 12.  Language: Russian, English. We will meet at ulitsa Malysheva, 21/1 office 38 (doorphone on the side of Malysheva-Khokhryakova corner) 

$132.34 Private & Custom Tours

Sverdlovsk: Rise and Fall of the Soviet Utopia

During the walking tour we’ll see the finest samples of Soviet avant-garde architecture: Chekist Neighbourhood (Residential compound of Soviet secret service - NKVD), Square of Russian Army with House of Officers and the Black Tulip Monument, Dynamo Stadium, Building of Sverdlovsk Film Studio, House of Industry and Trade, Communication House and former Obkom Building at the Labour Square, the First City Skyscraper and elite residential complex where Boris Yeltsin used to live while working as a First Secretary of Sverdlovsk region Obkom, Building of famous in 1980-s Sverdlovsk Rock-club, the Square of 1905 with the City Administration and the monument of Lenin, Historical park at “Plotinka”.We also shall visit the museum at the experimental residential Flat Unit F designed by Moisei Ginzburg - one of the leading architects of Constructivism.What’s included: 3-4 hours walking tour, tickets to museum Flat Unit F.Meeting point: Square of 1905, near Lenin MonumentLanguage: English

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