5-day Novosibirsk Tour5 Days | Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Kolyvan

5-day Novosibirsk Tour

Journey to the vibrant Siberian city of Novosibirsk and the old merchant town of Kolyvan on this 5-day Novosobirsk tour: Siberia’s Capital. Admire historical churches and houses, visit fascinating local history museums, explore one of Russia’s main centres of science and technology, and discover one of the country’s best zoos.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Novosibirsk
 
Arrive in Novosibirsk, meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Free time to begin your Novosibirsk Tour. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Novosibirsk
 
After breakfast, meet your guide for a sightseeing tour of the vibrant Siberian capital, Novosibirsk. The tour starts with a stroll through the city’s historical centre and encompasses Lenin Square, the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Chapel of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Philharmonic Hall, the Administration Building, and the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky. Then visit the Museum of Local Lore (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and moved to another day or replaced with another museum) before walking along the embankment of the River Ob to the City Beginning Park, where the first railway bridge was built over the river. See the monument to Alexander III, who initiated the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the longest covered metro bridge in the world. On the left bank, visit the Monument of Glory dedicated to the Second World War. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours

During your free time, we offer the following optional activities (at additional cost):
Tickets to the Opera and Ballet Theatre or circus;
Visit to the Planetarium;
Visit to the "Russia is my History” interactive exhibition;
Visit to the Novosibirsk State Art Museum;
Visit to the Museum of History and Culture of the Peoples of Siberia and the Far East.

Day 3: Novosibirsk
 
After breakfast, meet your guide and drive to Akademgorodok, one of Russia’s main scientific centres (20 km, 30 min). Learn about Akademgorodok as you walk past various buildings including Novosibirsk State University, the House of Scientists of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, research institutes, and the Technopark. Visit the Museum of Geology (closed on Saturdays and Sundays), which hosts many valuable minerals and semi-precious stones, then take a walk through the Botanical Garden and visit the greenhouse. Continue to the Museum of Railway Technology (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays), an open-air museum with old steam and diesel locomotives and carriages. Return to the city. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

During your free time, we offer the following optional activities (at additional cost):
Guided tour inside the Technopark;
Visit to the Museum of Science and Technology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Day 4: Novosibirsk – Kolyvan – Novosibirsk
 
After breakfast, drive to Kolyvan, an old merchant town that has retained its spirituality for many years (60 km, 1 hour). Discover the town with your guide, seeing various historical buildings, masterpieces of wooden and stone architecture, the Cathedral of the Life-Giving Trinity, and the monument to St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Then visit the Alexander Nevsky Pokrovsky Monastery and the Kolyvan Local History Museum (closed on Sundays and Mondays and replaced with an alternative sight). The museum is in the old mansion of the merchant Zhernakov, which is a recognised architectural monument of the region. Return to Novosibirsk and end the day with a visit to the Novosibirsk Zoo, one of the best zoos in Russia. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours

During your free time, we offer the following optional activities (at additional cost):
Siberian Birch Bark Museum;
Nicholas Roerich Art Museum.

Day 5: Novosibirsk – Departure
 
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Moscow. Upon arrival at Moscow’s domestic airport, meet your driver and transfer to the international airport. Departure. End of Novosibirsk Tour.
  • All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan type car, 3-7 pax by minivan, 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14+ pax by 40-50 seat bus);
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour programme in each city with local, English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Visa support for Russian tourist visa;
  • Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge and is accommodated in a single room.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Russia tourist visa;
  • Tips/gratuities for guides and drivers (although these would be appreciated);
  • International flight tickets before and after the tour;
  • Personal travel insurance.

 

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Novosibirsk - 4 nights
Azimut Sibir, River ParkDomina Novosibirsk, Doubletree by Hilton, Park Inn by Radisson Novosibirsk

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