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Yekaterinburg: Guided City Tour

1. Yekaterinburg: Guided City Tour

Head into the historic center of Yekaterinburg with your guide on this 3-hour tour and visit the iconic 1905 Square. Get an insight into the history of the city from pictures that will be shown to you by the guide. Visit the splendid Church on the Blood, located at the site where the Romanovs were executed, and the Chapel of St. Elizabeth. Take in beautiful views of the city and the city’s pond from an embankment and from Ascension Hill. See the Afghanistan memorial at Red Army Square, gorgeous 19th-century villas of gold merchants from the Urals and a variety of monumental buildings in the Stalinist Neoclassical style. The tour will also include a visit to one of the local museums.

Yekaterinburg: 2-Hour Christmas Guided Walking Tour

2. Yekaterinburg: 2-Hour Christmas Guided Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this walking tour with a local expert guide. Visit the ice sculptures and see the most magical decorations and displays around the city. Yekaterinburg is a charming and historic town on its own, but during the Christmas season, it is utterly enchanting. Follow your local guide along on a festive, heartwarming tour as you visit the most beautiful displays in the city. Marvel at the spectacular light displays around the city and admire the masterful ice sculptures by the Great Christmas Tree. Learn the story behind the Christmas tree, and listen to magical tales and legends of Christmas in Yekaterinburg. Try seasonal treats and enjoy an all-around joyful, festive, and magical experience.

Yekaterinburg Walking Tour: Back in the USSR

3. Yekaterinburg Walking Tour: Back in the USSR

Learn about the key role Yekaterinburg played in the history of Russia in the 20th century and during the days of the USSR. Take part in a unique walking tour – designed like a quest game – to visit former spy sites and explore Soviet history. Find former secret objects at special check points, take photos of them with your spy camera and guess a few riddles. Hear how Stalin's struggle against class enemies in the '30s turned Yekaterinburg into the largest transshipment point for prisoners of the Gulag sent to work in Siberia. Learn how hundreds of factories were relocated to the city in World War II to produce the nation's arsenal of weapons. Discover why the military leader, Marshal Georgy Zhoukov, was sent into exile and how the city attracted attention when an American spy plane was shot down near the city center. Explore how locally born Boris Yeltsin helped dismantle the structure of the Communist Party and opened up Soviet secrets.


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What people are saying about Yekaterinburg

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Very good and knowledgeable guide with very nice driver

For 3 hours we got to see the most interesting things in Yekaterinburg. Our guide was very good, knowledgeable and friendly, as was our driver.

The guide was excellent

Friendly and deeply acquainted with history and the present. Excellent English. There could be no better.