Welcome to Perm

It is believed that Chekhov used Perm as the inspiration for the town his Three Sisters were so desperate to leave, and Boris Pasternak sent his Doctor Zhivago to a city clearly resembling Perm.

Located on the Kama River, Perm has long welcomed passers-by from various regions. Consequently, today's Perm is a cultural hotpot; the residents are welcoming and many of them speak English.

Perm has some interesting museums and cultural attractions, and is also the base from which to visit a great wooden architecture museum, located in Khokhlovka; the famous ice cave in Kungur; and a grim reminder of Soviet-era political persecution – the Perm-36 labour camp.

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$1300 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Fishing Trip in the Rivers of Polar Urals

The rivers of Nether-Polar Urals (the eastern side of the Ural Mountains) have long been popular among fishing enthusiasts. All local fishermen know these names: Mokraya Synya, Kolokolnya, Hoolga, Big Tykotlova, Grubeyu, Naroda, and others. Fishing on these rivers is unique because you can catch both Siberian and European graylings.Apart from that, these rivers are home for fishes like chars, Atlantic salmon (fishing forbidden), taimen (fishing forbidden), perch and trophy pike. These rivers are located not far from each other, approximately in the same region. You can reserve fishing tours on all of these rivers.The fishing process is always the same: you are transported to the area via a helicopter or off-road vehicle, and you return also by helicopter or off-road vehicle. The fishing can be organized as a stationary camp (with going up or down the stream every day), or as a small rafting tour (if the water level is appropriate).When on the rivers of Nether-Polar Urals, it's possible to catch a 2.5 kg (5.5 lb.) grayling, a 10 kg (22 lb.) lenok, a 15 kg. (33 lb.) taimen – and even more. When on Lake Bolbanty, you can catch a trophy pike weighing up to 25 kg (55 lb.).Example of program:Day 1 • Meeting with the guests in Nyrob village (350 km from Perm, asphalt roads) • Instructions / Briefing. Boarding the OFF-Road vehicle • Driving to the fishing spot (the duration of the flight is approx. 1 hour) • Drop-off at the bank of the Vels River. Unloading the baggage. • Camping down. Making a fire. Lunch / Dinner. • Evening fishing for graylings • Late dinner. • Rest. Day 2-4 • Breakfast  • Preparing the boats, mounting the motors (if ordered)  • Fishing for graylings. Going down or up (with motors) the Vels River is possible. Fishing guide will advise the best places for fishing for graylings, consult about the tackle and graylings' behavior  • Lunch  • Rest. Possibly more fishing  • Evening fishing for graylings – at that time they 'play', as Russian fishermen say  • Tourist banya (spa)  • Dinner. Rest  Day 5 • Breakfast • Preparing the equipment and boats • Last lunch at the riverbank (if needed). Waiting for the helicopter • Boarding the OFF-road vehicle  • Transfer to Nyrob village • Transfer to a car park / hotel by our bus • Dinner • Going home

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour of Perm with a private guide

A professional guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel, and you will go on foot / by public transport / taxi to the center of Perm, from where you will begin your personal way to discover Perm. During the walking tour, you will walk along the main central streets and avenues of the city, promenade through the main sights of Perm and learn more its history. You will see: a monument to the founder of the city - V.N. Tatishchev, Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in the late 19th century, the most significant building in Perm - Meshkov's house, pay attention to the unique merchant mansions that have survived to our time, plunge into the theatrical atmosphere of the Opera Theater, get to know many Perm legends and stories, admire beautiful Kama, walking along the embankment, wipe the nose of the Perm bear, the symbol of the city for good luck. At the end of your tour, the guide will take you back to the hotel.

$47 Day Trips & Excursions

Make a unique trip to the border of Europe and Asia!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals DistrictWe will start from the East part of the city and continue West, along the Great Siberian road to the monument of the border of Europe & Asia, which is located at the point where these 2 great continents meet.Hear the history of the Ural Mountains and visit the center of Euro-Asian continent. During the tour you will visit the oldest tsar's obelisk near Pervouralsk (30km west of Yekaterinburg) erected in 1837. You will find out how and why the border was set between Europe and Asia and will be able to stand with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia. The obelisk was made in honour of Tsar Alaxander II who was traveling to Siberia in 1837. He stopped there and opened a bottle of wine. Since that we have a tradition to drink on the border – one glass in Europe and one in Asia. The place attracts newly-weds as there is also a tree of wishes where couples hang their padlocks and make a wish sitting on a bench.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shirokorechensky memorialOn the way back to the city you´ll visit Shirokorechensky Memorial with graves of Russian and German WWII soldiers. (The drive is approx. 20 km one way).Duration: 1 hour