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New for you! Itineraries for self-guided tours!

Dear travelers!

Right now we are all physically prevented from travelling. God knows how long the pandemics will last, but no pandemics ever lasted forever, and history knows a lot about all sorts of pandemics and other troubles and disasters. Sometimes they took months, sometimes years, but there is always something in common — they NEVER lasted forever!

I guess you are having as much free time as everyone out there right now. Let us not waste this precious time, but let us make plans and DREAM about the future to come. And when it comes, we’ll be ready to start right away.

Perhaps you have always wanted to visit Siberia, or have though about getting here in the near future. Or maybe you are planning your Siberian travel right now? Great! Me and the whole team of AskNovosibirsk is here to help you.

Many places in Russia, including Siberia, still remain a big ‘white spot’ for travelers. Exactly that’s why lots of globetrotters still prefer addressing travel agencies when it comes to Siberia. Their common fears: lack of information, especially in the English (let alone other than English) language; no knowledge of the Russian language and enormous difficulties to grasp at least some bits of it due to the high complexity of the Cyrillic script;  lack of information on lifestyle in Russia, cultural and social peculiarities, etc. One feels more protected in a group, and, though there is not much freedom and not many opportunities to see and explore real life, people turn to agencies.

I assure you — a travel across Russia and Siberia is NOT dangerous. Thousand or maybe millions of travelers have already tried that and they were happy. I constantly get mails from my past customers with thank-you words and wonderful memories of their travel to Novosibirsk and many other Siberian destinations.

So, again — it’s exactly the time to plan and dream, and this is my today’s offer: exactly for YOU I create and thoroughly develop itineraries of your future travels to Siberia including Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Omsk, Yekaterinburg (which is not exactly Siberia but still), Krasnoyarsk and the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and Altai Mountains! If you want an itinerary for St.Petersburg or Moscow, or any other Russian destination, this can be arranged, too.

You describe what you want, what your budget is and what your dreams are, and I’m giving you the itinerary with all contacts, recommendations and schedules of your walks/drives. Being a local, I know best how to get around, how long it takes, what the best museums or restaurants are, what off-the-beaten track or traditional sights you should visit, the most interesting open-airs and events, all this translated to either English, German, French, Italian or Spanish.

For the cities and places other than Novosibirsk you book all hotels, trains/planes. For Novosibirsk, Omsk and Tomsk I offer the FULL range of services, including  booking hotels and restaurants, and purchasing tickets to museums, theatres, arranging meetings with locals, etc.

You arrange your Russian visa yourself, however, if you need assistance with this, I give you the most reliable contacts.

I offer you the complete PLAN of your travel and stay. All recommendations are be given with account of the weather during the season you travel across Siberia.

I offer itineraries you can use completely on your own. However, if you still want to be guided around or want to know as much as possible from a local’s perspective, me and my team are always there for you!

Contact me for more info and order your itinerary of the Siberian travel right now!

Veggy — Raw-Vegan Cafe

As a vegetarian, I’m always happy when a new vegetarian/vegan/raw cafe or restaurant appears. I was really excited to know that we now have Veggy, a place for vegans, raw eaters and everyone who values fresh and absolutely natural food. The place has a perfect location in the downtown, and just 10-15 walking minutes from the Railway station. 

Novosibirsk Metro/Underground/Subway

It doesn’t really matter how you call it. The matter is — we do have it in Novosibirsk, and it’s one of the easiest and most comfortable and cheapest ways of getting around.