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Ural Stones And Minerals

This tour is appealing to those who have a keen interest on geology and natural history.

The unique Ice Cave, that is located on the right bank of Sylva river, 280 km from Ekaterinburg, at the environs of Kungur city, is a natural monument of All-Russian significance, an outstanding karst object, the largest gypseous cave in the Urals and the 6th longest in the world (5600m). 

Also the 2nd largest and most significant among Russia`s museums specializing in Ural mining and mineralogy is at your disposal. Just note that first expeditions to the Ural region reported it to be a “Paradise of Natural Resources”, as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, various minerals, precious and semi-precious stones, coal, gas along with forests and rivers were found there in astonishing quantities. 

Since throughout 3 centuries The Ural region has been the center of precious, semi-precious and decorative stones of all kinds, colors and qualities, it undoubtedly holds dominant positions in sophisticated and exquisite art of jewelry. We can assert that Ural jewelers has been truly acknowledged trendsetters in Russian Art of Jewelry and Decorative Art. 

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 4 days

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There are 60 lakes with amazingly pure water and 20 grottos that will usher you into the subterranean kingdom of stalagmites and stalactites. You`ll witness the stark music of ice and stone, grandiosity and cosmic silence. After meeting in Ekaterinburg you depart with a bilingual guide in a comfortable vehicle. In Kungur you goto a panoramic excursion of the old town. After there is lunch time and you can rest for a while. You proceed to thrilling 1,5 km tour into the depths of Earth through captivating grottos, lakes and narrow ice cave tunnels. (transport, guiding, ticket to the cave, the museum, lunch are included)


You are welcome to enjoy all the beauties of minerals which could be found in the Ural’s nature. The collection was exhibited in Germany, USA, Great Britain and Greece. The museum also exhibits beautiful cutting works of the Ural’s stones. Souvenir shop is available here.(guiding, tickets, 3 hours) 
Where to: you’ll go to the fascinating State Stone-Cutting and Jeweller’s Art History Museum, which is visited by 110000 people annually an exhibits unique expositions of gold and silver ware, of malachite, of past and modern jeweler’s art. Also you’ll attend first private Museum of Stone and see astonishing collection of over 10000 samples mineral, crystal and precious stone wares. Souvenir shop is available here. (guiding, 3 hours, tickets)


You will travel to a beautiful quiet place not far from Chelyabinsk (Ural city), the Ilmen Mountains. The Ilmens are 2300 million years old. 200 years ago first researches began there. The Ilmens became a real Mecca for scientists and mineral enthusiasts worldwide due to mineral riches. You will visit unique Natural Science Museum of the Ilmensky Reserve. A picnic on the lakeside will be a good close of the tour. (transport, guiding, ticket to the cave, the museum, lunch are included, 8 hours)

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  • Transfer From and To Airport


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Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

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