Weekend in Russia: the best tourist routes
For those who are looking for where to go for the weekend – alone, together with the family, so that it is inexpensive, interesting, comfortable, and maybe even with unusual adventures – we offer to look at the most interesting tours selected and tested by experts of the tourist industry.
Here you will find not only illustrated descriptions and interactive maps of the routes themselves, but also the prices of tours and tips on what to bring from a particular city. This included descriptions of brand routes in the regions of Russia, which were tested by tour operators themselves – ATOR experts. A complete list of approved brand routes can be found here.
Now, the Weekend in Russia project now presents colorful and detailed descriptions of the following branded regional Weekend routes:
Harp, architectural cocktail and Yoshkin cat
Those who have never been to the capital of the Republic of Mari El will be incredibly surprised by the architecture and monuments of this city. Here you will see Moscow and the Flemish embankment of Bruges, Venice, amazing dynamic sculptures, and even get to know Yoshkin the cat … But there is another secret in Yoshkar-Ola – a musical one, which only the Yoshkar-Ola guides will show you.
Modern, Lenin, simbirtsit and aviation
In the year of the centenary of the October Revolution, Ulyanovsk is particularly interesting – but not only by a revolutionary theme. The former Simbirsk reveals to tourists not only through the history of those terrible years and the figure of Lenin, but also through incredibly cozy museums, chamber cafes, through painting and literature and aviation. This city is also famous for the birthplace of Kolobok and the letters Ё. To see all this with my own eyes is the goal of our journey, and professional bends of Ulyanovsk will show you this city beforehand.
Tea, balloons and ice dungeon from the TOP-10
The tourist tourist route of the Perm region is ready to offer tourists a lot of entertainment – from the quest through the ice caves to trout fishing. Perm guides will tell about the history and legends of the Perm land, about how not to get lost in a cave the length of Nevsky Prospect, go up in a balloon and finally see “happiness is not far off.”
Gemstones stories of the Urals
We will tell you how to spend the weekend in the winter Urals, buying for a little money a lot of vivid impressions of the vibrant Yekaterinburg and Old Believers villages, Ural gold and gems, and, of course, the history of these places – beautiful, great and tragic.
“The gates of Siberia” on the Great Tea Road
What links Tyumen with the Hermitage, how to make a wish on the Bridge of lovers correctly, where to find an excellent Siberian SPA and what secrets does the prison lock in Tobolsk keep? We share with you these and many other secrets of the Tea Route – Gates of Siberia brand route.
Kargopol – from the northern cuisine to the painted skies
The Russian north is an amazing beauty of low-key landscapes and quiet lakes, cozy cities and villages with unique tent temples and painted “heavens”, this is a Kargopol toy and fantastic authentic Russian cuisine. We are going to Kargopol for the weekend!
Weekend in Russia. Tomsk – the heart of Siberia
For historical legends, new knowledge and gastronomic pleasures we fly to Tomsk. Tomsk guides will talk about the brightest pearls of the route “Tomsk – the heart of Siberia” – from natural unique phenomena, Neolithic shrines and secrets of the fairy tale “The Wizard of the Emerald City” to bear dumplings and German-Siberian beer.
To Kostroma – in search of a real Snow Maiden
“The Soul of Russia”, the “Pearl of the Golden Ring” is all about Kostroma, the ancient Russian city, the birthplace of the snowy beauty Snow Maiden and the stern folk hero Ivan Susanin. Today we will walk along this edge, following the program of the unique tourist route “In the Land of the Magical, where the Snow Maiden lives.”
Ryazan – from Evpatiy Kolovrat to Yesenin and Pavlov
If you decide to spend the weekend with the benefit for the eyes and soul, go to Ryazan. The Ryazan Kremlin, Pavlov Museum, the village of Konstantinovo – the birthplace of the poet Sergei Yesenin, the amazing Solotcha and the lyrical landscapes of Oka – we invite you to take a look at it with your own eyes on a tour of the “House with Mezzanine – the Nest of Family and Kind” route.
Legends of Buryatia. From the Imperishable Lama to the Shaman Cave
One weekend is very little for Buryatia, its fantastically beautiful nature and amazing history. Here, even for the first time, at least a week is needed, but it should be as rich as possible, and the route should be carefully thought out. Fortunately for us, there is already such a tour around Buryatia – and we will tell about it.