Guided Tours in Novosibirsk and Around

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I offer tailor-made tours of Novosibirsk and its surroundings. Select one of the tours listed or write me a message so that I offer the tour just for you!

1. Historical downtown.
If you don’t have a lot of time but want to have an idea of Novosibirsk, this tour is the right one for you. You will see the main sights, including the Railway Station, the Ascension Cathedral (1913),  Lenin Square with the largest in the country Opera and Ballet Theatre, St.Nikolas Chapel (the center of Russia), Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (1899), the Central Market, and other objects built mostly during the first half of the 20th century.  This is a walking tour with occasional use of the public transportation, if required, or by bus/minibus/car at extra payment. During the tour we can visit the museum of Siberian Birch Bark, the Nature and History Museum, the Novosibirsk Arts Museum, the Museum of Nikolas Roerich. The standard duration of this tour is 2-4 hours. This is offered as a walking tour, but if a car/bus is required, it can be arranged, or we just can make use of the public transportation.

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2. Academgorodok, the city district built in the 50ies for the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science. The Novosibirsk State University is situated there, as well as many research institutions and the Innovative Center Technopark. A visit to the Museum of Minerals, the Museum of Ethnography and Archaeology or the open-air Railway Museum is possible. IMG_1998

We get to Academgorodok either by public transportation or by car/minibus/bus at extra payment. This tour normally lasts 4-5 hours. All museums except for the open-air railway museum are to be booked in advance.

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3. A tour to the Novosibirsk Zoo combined with a walk in Zaeltsovsky Park and a visit of the ethnic tea jurt. In the zoo you can see a unique animal called ‘liger’, a polar bear and many others. The zoo is situated in the ancient pine forest where you can relax amidst the trees. This tour can take up to 5-6 hours depending on the weather, but if you are short of time, 2 hours is enough.

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 4. Kolyvan (car-based). Kolyvan is a settlement 40 km to the north of Novosibirsk. Before the railway bridge over the Ob river had been built, Kolyvan was an important merchant town and a fortress in its earlierst period. There are numerous old houses built in the 19th century bearing witness to its former splendor. You can have a glimpse of Russian rural lifestyle quite close to the busy metropolis. The tour normally lasts 3-4 hours. In summer different open-air events are held on a big lawn close to Kolyvan, so, if lucky, if can experience something really unique.

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 Any combinations of these tours are possible. Prices are negotiable and depend on the number of people in a group, the itinerary, the transportation, etc. 

Have a longer stay in Novosibirsk? Explore its surroundings! The following variants are possible:

A tour to the Bald peaks of Bugotak, the beginning of the huge Asian mountain land. Climb one of the peaks and enjoy the scenery! This car-based tour takes up to 6 hours.

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A car-based tour to Berdskiye Skaly (Rocks on the Berd), the most beautiful area in Novosibirsk Region, often compared to Altai Mountains. Read more. This tour can take up to 8 hours. A picnic with a campfire at the site and a short trekking are possible.

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A car-based tour to Tomskaya Pisanitsa, the open-air museum with ancient rock paintings, samples of ancient dwellings, objects of arts and crafts of the Siberian tribes, a zoo and many other attractions. This tour takes at least one day taken the distance between Novosibirsk and the place (appr.300 km one way). A night in Kemerovo is possible to make the tour less tiresome and more informative.

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A tour to Tomsk, the city lying 250 km to the north from Novosibirsk. The city is over 400 years old, with hundreds of examples of wooden architecture, many old and world-recognized universities and plenty of other attractions. This tour takes at least one day taken the distance between Novosibirsk and the place (appr.250 km one way). I recommend a night in Tomsk to make the tour less tiresome and more informative and enjoyable. There are plenty of hostels and hotels, as well as apartments for rent. Tomsk is accessible by car/bus or by train.

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A tour to the grand wooden church in Turnayevo village. The tour can take up to 8 hours taken the distance between Novosibirsk and Turnayevo (appr. 160 km). It can be combined with a tour to Tomsk.

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Any other tour to any other place in Novosibirsk Region. If you know what you want to see, I will be happy to accompany you there . I will also be pleased to be your guide, assistant, and interpreter in your travel to other siberian cities and towns like Biysk , Barnaul and Kemerovo .

Do not hesitate to contact me for more information, as well as to book a tour, via the ‘Ask Your Question’ page. All prices are negotiable and depend on a number of people in a group, etc.

I am looking forward to your visit to Novosibirsk and will be happy to guide you!

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