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Novosibirsk and Academgorodok Car Tour (8 hours)

Combined tour: Panoramic city tour + tour to Akademgorodok

Your tour begins with your guide leading you to explore the only scientific town in Russia, where all the fields of science are represented. During your visit, you will learn about the town history, and discover another intriguing aspect of Soviet history. 

After exploring and admiring the magnificent atmosphere around you, proceed to explore two museums of your choice. Your options include the Geology Museum, the Archaeological Museum, or the Open Air Train Museum with its vast collection of vintage Trans-Siberian trains. Before heading back to the city, you will have a chance to explore the magnificent shores of the largest manmade lake in Siberia, the Novosibirsk Reservoir. 

Continue heading back to the heart of Novosibirsk to discover some of the city’s treasured sights and landmarks. Along the way, the cultural vigour of the city becomes apparent, displayed in its collection of art galleries and museums, one of which you will have the opportunity to explore. 

As a city built for the Trans-Siberian railway, it’s perfect to take a trip to the Novosibirsk Railway Station, the largest station on the entire Trans-Siberian railway. On the route you and your local guide will proceed to Krasny Prospect Street and then to Lenin Square, to see the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet theatre and then to Gorkogo Street, following to the St Nicolas Chapel, the Ob River embankment, and finally you will visit the Siberian farm market to discover an array of Siberian delicacies.

After your tour concludes, your guide will accompany you back to your hotel.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 8 hours

Important info

Price includes
  • Transport service
  • English-speaking guide service 
  • Entrance fees
Additional info


  • For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided upon request.
  • Duration of the excursion is approximate and may vary according to local conditions.

Sights included in program

Siberia : Novosibirsk
Novosibirsk is city that prides itself on size: it is the third-largest city in Russia (the biggest city east of the Urals), has the biggest railway station along the trans-Siberian route, the biggest library in Siberia, and the biggest opera/ballet theater in all of Russia - even bigger than Moscow's Bolshoy. The red-brick Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, while not the biggest, is considered one of the finest existing examples of pure Russian ... Read more
Novosibirsk : Akademgorodok
Akademgorodok was established by the government of the U.S.S.R. in 1958. With the support of leading officials of the Communist Party and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the city’s founding fathers—the mathematicians Mikhail Lavrentyev and Sergey Sobolev, the geologist Andrey Trofimuk, and others—succeeded within seven years in creating 20 institutes covering major fields of science and technology, including chemistry, physics, ... Read more
The Geological Museum is currently a structural subdivision of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy VS. Sobolev. The museum's activities on the part of the directorate are supervised by the deputy director for scientific work, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. Sergei Zakharovich Smirnov. Read more
The Historical and Architectural Open-Air Museum appeared a few kilometers away from Akademgorodok thanks to a scientific expedition. In 1969, a group of scientists led by Balandin found a wooden Church of the Holy Savior’s Image of 1700 in an abandoned village of Zashiversk in the north of Yakutia. When trying to clear up its history, it got about that the Cossacks, who were dealing in furs, founded a settlement on the banks of Indigirka R... Read more
Novosibirsk : Krasny (red) avenue
Krasny avenue (formerly, Novonikolayevskiy) is the main street of the city. Its length is 7 kilometers, from the Ob embankment to the airport «Northern» (now active), but the stretch, which may be of any interest for tourists, – between the Officers House and the Pervomayskiy (1st May) public garden – is much shorter. Read more
Novosibirsk : Lenin Square
Lenin Square is the central square of Novosibirsk. It is located on the Red Avenue and is divided into a theater with a monument to Vladimir Lenin and a transport unit. In the pre-revolutionary period, there was the New Piazare Square, which in 1920 was renamed the Red Square. After Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's death, the square began to bear the current name. Read more
If you arrive to Novosibirsk by train, the first building you see is the railway station, and even if you don’t see anything else in the city but this building, you will still see enough. The Main Railway Station (Novosibirsk-Glavny in Russian) is one of the main city attractions and one of the largest railway stations in the country with the total area of more than 29000 m2. Its shape resembles a locomotive heading eastwards. Read more
Novosibirsk : Ob reservoir
Ob reservoir, also known as the Ob Sea, is a large artificial reservoir on the Ob River, near Novosibirsk. The Ob Sea was formed as a result of the construction of the dam of Novosibirsk Hydroelectric Station. Read more
From the artistic point of view, the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of the most renowned theatres in Russia. Of a particular interest is the building of the theatre designed in the avant-gardism style. It is the largest building in Russia and one of the largest buildings in the world. Read more
The embankment of the Ob River is a very beautiful place at any time of the year. Colorful views of bridges and attractions are pleasing to both adults and children. Read more
Novosibirsk : St. Nicholas Chapel
A small chapel of St. Nicholas on the Krasny avenue is the symbol of Novosibirsk. It was built by local merchants in memory of the 300th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty in 1914. Read more
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1 person - US$ 476 (US$ 476 per person)
2 person - US$ 492 (US$ 246 per person)
3 person - US$ 510 (US$ 170 per person)
4 person - US$ 580 (US$ 145 per person)
5 person - US$ 585 (US$ 117 per person)
6 person - US$ 600 (US$ 100 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 6

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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