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As a modern city with a long past, Yekaterinburg has so many elements to explore. Execution site to the last Russian royal family and birth place to the Russian Federation’s first president, the city has unique political importance. Its industrial roots are still evident in many of its constructivist buildings, replete with Brutalist charm and splendour. It also has a thriving art, culture and music scene, and as the major city for the Ural region, straddling both European and Asian Russia, it is a gastronomical delight

This is walking city tour. Have a walk round the Historical Square of Ekaterinburg city! If you are interested in culture, history and literary of Russia – this tour is surely for you! Enjoy the picturesque view of Iset River and its Dam – the place where the city began!

You will also visit such famous places as: Ural State Technical University, Ural State Academy of Geology, Museum of Geology and others.

Best Season to Come from May till October 

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 4 days

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This is walking city tour. Have a walk round the Historical Square of Ekaterinburg city! Enjoy the picturesque view of Iset River and its Dam – the place where the city began! You’ll find lots of interesting architectural monuments on the main 1905 Revolution Square and learn about Ekaterinburg’s history! The monument to the Founders of the city, Coin Yard, Sevastyanov Estate, Lenin Monument, the City Hall and other places of interest will attract you with their beauty and historical spirit! By the end of the tour you are welcome to visit the Museum of Regional Studies. Ticket price is included. (guiding, 2,5 hours)


If you are interested in culture, history and literary of Russia – this tour is surely for you! You’ll see the highest place in Ekaterinburg – Ascension Hill with its churches. You are welcome to enjoy attractive Kharitonov Park and learn about Kharitonov Manor House which is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city. You’ll visit a legendary Cathedral on the Blood – ex-Ipatyev’s house where the last Tsar family was imprisoned and brutally murdered. The tour ends with the walking round Literary Quarter with several Ural writers’ Estates and visiting one of them. (guiding, 2,5 hours)


You’ll start this excursion from the most monumental ensemble in Ekaterinburg of Ural State Technical University and hear a captivating story of Boris Yeltsin’s success in politics. Then you’ll ride by the Ural State University, the most academic among all universities, see beautiful classic building of Ural State Conservatory and a little bit old-fashioned red brick Ural State Academy of Geology and Mining. (guiding, transport, 2,5 hours)


This is walking tour to the best Museum of Geology in Russia. It is located in an Academy of Geology, the oldest University in Ekaterinburg. 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. It consists of 160 different minerals. The museum also exhibits beautiful cutting works of the Ural’s stones. Ticket price is included. (guiding, 3 hours)

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Suite Hotel, Ekaterinburg
Hotel Suite of Ekaterinburg (Suite-Hotel) is a small and cozy mini-hotel with 20 rooms of European style. Ekaterinburg Hotel Suite occupies 5th floor of apartment house in the very city center, Lenina Street. Any kind of transport (a tram, a bus, a trolley bus, metro) is close to the hotel so you’ll... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.


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

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1/7th of the World : Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg is a beautiful and well developed city with many fabulous historical buildings in classicism style, with one of the world's biggest collection of constructivist architecture buildings and with several modern high-techs skyscrapers. It is situated in the central part of Russia, on the eastern slopes of the amazing Ural mountains and almost on the border between Europe and Asia. Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and named i... Read more
This temple, built in honor of the Lord's Ascension, is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in Yekaterinburg. The temple was founded in May 1770 and was consecrated on September 19th of the same year. Read more
The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in the Russian Land is a Russian Orthodox church built on the site of the Ipatiev House in Yekaterinburg, where Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, and his family, along with members of the household, were shot by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War. The church commemorates the Romanov sainthood. Read more
Yekaterinburg : City Dam
The City Dam, more commonly referred to as Plotinka, is located in the heart of the city and is a must see attraction. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Coin Yard
The construction of the Yekaterinburg Mint became a natural result of the rapid development of the Urals industry, which constantly demanded cash injections. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Literary Quarter
Located north of skver Popova, the Literary Quarter features restored wooden houses, some of them now museums about celebrated local writers such as Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak and Pavel Bazhov Read more
Monument to Lenin is located in the city of Yekaterinburg in the Square 1905, near the city hall goroda.On was completed in 1957, designed by the sculptor and architect A. V.I.Ingala And Pribulsky and P.D.Demintsev. Monument refers to the symbols of the Soviet era. The monument is made in the form of sculptures leader who speaks to the people and set on stone granіtnym dark gray tsveta.V while creating monuments to perpetuate the memory of...
The monument to the founders of the city was erected in 1998 for the 275th anniversary of the city on the left bank of the Iset River. The monument displays the figures of the founding fathers of Yekaterinburg - Vasily Tatishchev and Villim Gennin. Read more
The Ural Geological Museum is rather young in comparison with other big Russian and foreign museums with a century-old history. It was founded in 1937 as an exhibition of mineral-ore treasures organized to the 17th session of International Geological Congress. In 1938 the exhibition was transferred to the Ural Geological Institute. Read more
The Museum of the History of Ekaterinburg is in the central location, in a house build in the 1820. From 1940 and to the big restoration, which was completed in 1995, the house was home of the museum of the Soviet political and state figure Yakov Sverdlov. Read more
The Kharitonov Palace is arguably the grandest palatial residence in the Urals. This Neoclassical townhouse was commissioned in 1794 by Lev Rastorguyev, an Old Believer merchant and landowner. The main house was built on the so-called Annunciation Hill in Yekaterinburg. The nearby Annunciation Church was built at the same time. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Revolution Square 1905
Before the October Revolution the Square of 1905 Revolution had many names: Church Square, Cathedral Square and Market Square. From the very beginning it was the main square of the city, as it was in the immediate vicinity of the City Pond, the place where Yekaterinburg was founded. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Sevastyanov's House
Next to the Residence of the Governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast is the most elegant building in the Urals Region – the Sevastyanov's House. Local official Nikolay Sevastyanov, who made his fortune from mining, bought the house in 1860. In 1863, he commissioned its reconstruction by Alexander Paduchev, a student of architect Malakhov. The experts say that the resulting building was a mix of styles and ages, with elements of the Neo-Baroque, Pseud... Read more
The oldest university in Ekaterinburg and the Urals. The university was established on July 3 (16) 1914 by a law approved by Emperor Nicholas II, as the Mining Institute. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Ural State Conservatory
Urals State Conservatoire is a musical university in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Read more
Ural State Technical University is a higher education institute in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russian Federation. It is the biggest technical institution of higher education in Russia, with close ties to local industry in the Urals. Its motto, Ingenium Creatio Labor, means "brilliance creates work".OverviewUSTU has 20 faculties including: Metallurgical, Chemical Engineering, Building Materials, Civil Engineering, Physics and physics engine... Read more
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