Ekaterinburg. Between Europe and Asia

From: Yekaterinburg To: Yekaterinburg Theme: Heritage Grade: Easy Season: January-December Destination: Ekaterinburg Rate from 340 USD

This city is the official border between Europe and Asia. You can even skip several times from Europe to Asia and back and of course take a photo standing in two parts of the world simultaneously. The Soviet artifacts, historical references to the last resort of the last Tsar and his family, mixed architecture and friendly locals create the vibrant picture of Ekaterinburg. If youre more into heritage and traditions you'll definitely enjoy the tours to the villages of Koptelovo and Verkhnee Dubrovo to see the traditional architecture and get to know the locals.

  • Big city life and rural ambience all in one trip

  • Border between Europe and Asia

  • Boris Yeltsin (Russia's first president) hometown and memorial complex

  • FIFA - 2018 HOST CITY

  • Gate to URAL Mountains, the oldest mountains in the world!

  • Wooden lace rural architecture of nearby villages

  • Amazing place to discover the way of life of the rural Russia

Itinerary

Take a city tour, visit the real KGB residence, the largest collection of real Soviet and Russian tanks, cannons, aircrafts, helicopters and take a couple of pictures on the border between Asia in Europe. Ready to experience the real Russia and get to know how do the locals live? Take a day trip to Verkhnee Dubrovo village and spend the day at the authentic Russian village with friendly hosts who will show you around the village, give you some tips on cooking the famous pelmeni (famous local dumplings) and showing the best of the Russian hospitality. Another village that you will visit during a day trip is Koptelovo which is famous for it's Rural Life museum featuring the authentic wooden house of 17th century and some other exhibits showcasting the way of lifo of the rural Ural.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights accommodation, breakfast included

  • return train station-hotel transfer

  • guided city tour

  • guided tour to Koptelovo village including the museum, tea ceremony and folklore show

  • visit to traditional Russian village of Verkhneye Dubrovo including the cooking master class, fishing/mushrooming, farm tour and lunch

  • private transfers during the tours

  • local English-speaking guides throughout the programme

Dates & rates

This tour operates year round

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Trip

Explore Urals behind Ekaterinburg

Day tour to Nevyansk, the first town-plant on the Ural, full of mysteries and legends. Continue to Byngi, an old Old Believer settlement keeps the ancient traditions. Finally, Nizhnye Tavolgi is famous for its folk craft and art of the manufacture of ceramic murals. You can make your own Russian potter here!

Extra cost, pp: 350 USD

TOTAL TRIP COSTS: 340 USD
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