Yekaterinburg is a beautiful city and we invite you to dig into its historical past and see its major landmarks in our excellent tours!
Russia’s fourth largest city is a complex tapestry of history and culture. Founded in the early 18th century as an industry city to exploit the iron ore of the Ural Mountains, Yekaterinburg has enjoyed many years of economic success and given birth to a thriving arts and music scene. The city has also played its part in Russian politics as the place where the country’s last Tsar family were disposed of, effectively marking the beginning of the Socialist era, and where Boris Yeltsin – the first president of the Russian Federation – attended university. With a host of historic buildings, pre-Stalinist architecture, glorious churches and interesting museums, Yekaterinburg is a fascinating city to visit and as the first major stop in Asian Russia on the eastbound Trans-Siberian railway, it receives its fair share of visitors. Sprawling across the River Iset, it’s also a surprisingly attractive city with a promenade and large square with great restaurants to boot.
Yekaterinburg is commonly referred to as City of the Romanovs, synonymous with the bloody murder of the Romanov family in July 1918. The imperial family were executed by Bolshevik troops after a year in exile in the basement of a merchant’s house, their bodies later disposed of. In 1991 archaeologists exhumed the bone fragments of nine bodies in a shallow pit near Yekaterinburg which were revealed to be the remains of the Romanovs. Tsar Nicholas II and his family were finally given a dignified burial and laid to rest in St Petersburg SS Peter and Paul Cathedral in 1998, eight years after the golden-domed, Byzantine-style Church on the Blood was erected on the site in Yekaterinburg where the Romanovs were killed.
Whether you're a history buff or a culture vulture, Yekaterinburg has much to offer and makes an excellent base for outdoor enthusiasts looking to explore the rugged Ural Mountains.
Detailed information about our offers you can find out by clicking on the following links:
Why Do You Need Our Travel Expert
Contact our experts, and they will help you to plan your best trip to Russia, with attention to every detail!
Our Experts have been in the travel industry for many years, guarantee to offer first class customer service, excellent value for money and unbiased advice. They are standing by to find and build your dream holiday to one of the world's most fascinating destinations - Russia.
Your personal Travel Expert will guide you through each stage of the travel process, from choosing a program that fits you best to support during your trip.
Just tell us your e-mail, and we'll take care of everything!
Ask a Travel Expert
Leave your phone number
Your tour request has been received. Thank you !
We have sent you the confirmation message to [email]
Please make sure that you receive this message (sometimes e-mail messages may go to the spam/junk mail).
If you did not get this message, it means you will not get message with the tours' selection as well. If you use a Yahoo!, Gmail, AOL or Hotmail, we recommend to add email@example.com to your address book.
We recommend to leave your phone number. If we will not heard back that you received the e-mail with the tours' selection, we will contact you by phone.
And you will not miss the best tour for you.
Thank you ! Your request for Travel Expert assistance has been sent. We will e-mail you within 1 hour.