Welcome to Yekaterinburg

Bustling, but less than startling on the outside, the political capital of the Ural Mountains is overflowing with history and culture, while its economic growth is manifested in a thriving restaurant scene and, as in many other regional capitals, in atrociously trafficked avenues.

With one of the best international airports in Russia and quite a few agencies experienced in dealing with foreign travellers, Yekaterinburg is a good base camp for exploring the Ural Mountains.

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$850 Outdoor Activities

ATV tour to the Ural Buddhist temple

What You Can Expect!   A route: "Dikiy raiy" Tourist base – Viewpoint – The Bshad Sgrub Gling Buddhist temple – Camel mount Ridge – The Bshad Sgrub Gling Buddhist temple – "Dikiy raiy" Tourist base Description: 9.00-12.00 am/pm Morning: transfer from Yekaterinburg to "Dikiy raiy" Tourist base (approx 260 km). After meeting with organisers. 12.00-13.00 pm Moving (on ATVs) to viewpoint for the first stopping, you will see Kachkanar mount from here. 13.00-15.00 pm After a short break, you continue going up towards the main part of the range to The Bshad Sgrub Gling Buddhist temple. You will have time for communication with monks and taking photos with the temple on the temple mount. 15.00-15.30 pm Also everyone can walk to the mountain "Camel" from temple, it's near with temple (no more than 10 minutes). 15.30 pm Moreover you will have a lunch on the temple mount. 16.00-17.00 pm After lunch you will start moving back on ATV to "Dikiy raiy" Tourist base. 17.00-20.00 pm Transfer back to Yekaterinburg.

$450 Day Trips & Excursions

Tram Tour in Yekaterinburg

The tramway is a living, evolving connection between Yekaterinburg's colourful history and modern culture. The Tram Tour is one of the things to do in Yekaterinburg for anyone who'd love to get closer to the city. Time depends on day Greet with your guide at 1905 Square station  Private transfer to tram station  Hop aboard a tram and embark on a fascinating sightseeing tour (duration - 3 hours). You will see old center, USSR's monuments, city embankment and much more. Guide will tell you about Yekaterinburg history and advise favourite local places, you will have a opportunity to discuss the influence of history on the city

$130 Cultural & Theme Tours

Skydives in the wind tunnel

Would you like to fly? Now you can do it in Yekaterinburg! It's new opportunity for exploring a city. The wind tunnel provides an opportunity for seeing all buildings during the flight! You can reserve evening time for the most bright emotions!Time depends on date! Meeting with your guide in your hotel Transfer to the wind tunnel The preparatory briefing before your flight and the necessary gearing up The flight with instructor (5/10/20 minutes) Transfer to your hotel Additional information:  Wear comfortable clothes. We advise wearing a shirt with no collar as it may flap around your neck. Wear well-fitted laced-up sneakers. You might want to leave your jewelry and valuables at home as all such items must be removed before gearing up. Ladies with long hair are advised to tie up to minimize messy knotty hair.

$3569.15 Rail

Trans-Mongolian Express

From bustling Beijing to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in a Mongolian ger and in a cozy Russian guesthouse. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.

$3356.65 Rail

Epic Trans-Siberian Journey

Imagine trying to cover ground across Russia far west to far east – a crazy thought, huh? The solution: Get on the Trans-Siberian with us and watch this epic land glide by through the window of a comfortable train. After visiting the historic sights of Moscow, take the train through the Ural Mountains (and cross into Asia!) to Yekaterinburg, before heading to the heart of Siberia in Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. Learn about Buryat culture in Ulan Ude before heading to the coast in Vladivostok. The whole trip covers 9,300km (5,778 mi) and crosses seven time zones. Whether you go in the summer or winter, this trip is the definition of epic.