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The City on Seven Hills
A guided sightseeing tour over the city of Kirov by bus.
Ancient Vyatka, medieval Khlynov, provincial Vyatka, and regional Kirov —
historically the city developed as a center of the vast territory in the north-east
of Russia. Tourists will be introduced to a 6-century history of the city,
the monuments of architecture, gardens, and parks.
The main sights: the Teatralnaya Square; the Governor’s former house (Drelevsky
Street); Bulychev’s private residence (Lenin Street); the St. Seraphim Church
(Uritsky Street); the place where the city was founded (Moskovskaya Street);
Aleksandrovsky gardens; Grin Naberezhnaya; the Museum of Cosmonautics; Post
Office (Engels Street); the S.M. Kirov Park.
The sightseeing guided trip will introduce to the main streets of the city,
as well as to quiet nooks of old Vyatka. Tourists will go for a walk along
Grin Naberezhnaya and in the Aleksandrovsky gardens.
Tourists will be told about the historical past of the city, about our countrymen,
and about the present of Kirov residents.
In the Native Land of the Vasnetsov Brothers
Introduction to a village of Ryabovo, the Zuevka area, where V.M. Vasnetsov
and A.M. Vasnetsov spent their early days, and a visit to the Vasnetsovs House
Museum. The Vasnetsov brothers-related places in Kirov: a visit to the Kirov
Regional Arts Museum named after V.M. and A.M. Vasnetsov founded on the initiative
and under the auspices of the painters and to the House Museum of N.N. Khokhryakov,
a painter and graphic artist, a friend of the Vasnetsovs.
Vyatka: the Town of Craftsmen
Introduction to the manufacture of the Dymkovo Toys, the Kukarka lacework,
the Vyatka ceramics, lace-making and other folk crafts.
Tourists visit the Museum of Vyatka Folk Arts in Kirov (Prikaznaya Izba),
the Dymkovo Toys workshops, handicrafts workshops in Kirov and other towns
of the region.
Folk craftsmen share their skills lavishly. Any guest who comes to their
workshops can take part in the manufacture of a handmade wonder. Both grown-ups
and children attend master classes in folk arts workshops willingly.
The Sacred Place of the Land of Vyatka
Tourists are introduced to a 600-year history of the Velikoretsky religious
procession, the longest one in Russia, and visit the place of pilgrimage –
a village of Velikoretskoye, the Yurya area where the icon of Saint Nicholas
appeared to a Vyatka peasant on the bank of the Velikaya River in the 14th
century. During the trip, tourists visit temples in the village of Velikoretskoye
and a chapel above the sacred spring, the place of appearance of the Wonderworking
The Town of Scarlet Sail and Russian Columbus
A guided sightseeing trip to the town of Slobodskoy which celebrated its
500th anniversary. During the trip, tourists visit one of the most interesting
museums of local lore and a unique wooden chapel of Michael the Archangel
built without a single nail in 1610. The chapel was presented at the exhibition
of the Russian wooden architecture in Paris. Tourists also visit the Yan Ranis
House Museum and Academician A.N. Bakulev’s Country Estate.
The Fur Ring of Vyatka
Tourists are introduced to a fur farm Vyatka where the mink and the red and
silvery fox are bred. They visit fur-making plants and fur shops in Kirov
A Visit to Vyatka Dinosaurs
A guided tour to a town of Kotelnich. Tourists pay a visit to a unique paleontological
museum located in Kotelnich. Trips to the world’s largest site of fossil vertebrate
– pareiasaurs that lived 250 million years ago are arranged in summer. It
is possible to visit the Museum of the Peasants’ History in a village of Leninskaya
Iskra and the wildlife reserve Nurgush located on the territory of the Kotelnich
That Strange Fairy Tale Writer Lived Among Us
During the trip, tourists are introduced to the life and work of A.S. Grin,
an outstanding Russian novelist born in Vyatka. Tourists will be told about
his childhood and youth spent in Vyatka, about his studies at the Aleksandrovsky
non-classical secondary school and about the Vyatka Theater where the future
writer spent his spare time.
Tourists will visit the Grin Museum and see its exhibits. The trip finishes
at Grin Naberezhnaya at the writer’s monument.
To the Home Land of the Hundredth Cosmonaut
Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, the twice Hero of the Soviet Union and a native
of Vyatka, is one of the Russian cosmonauts. During the trip, tourists will
visit a native village of the cosmonaut – Tarasovy where he studied. They
will be introduced to the history of cosmonautics, the first cosmonaut corps
and V.P. Savinykh’s biography. The trip finishes in the K.E. Tsiolkovsky Museum
of Aviation and Cosmonautics, near the bust of V.P. Savinykh.
A Visit to Vyatka Lace-Makers
A guided trip by bus to a town of Sovetsk, the former village of Kukarka,
the center of lace-making art. Tourists will visit a vocational school No.28
where lacemakers and hand-embroidery and golden needlework craftswomen are
trained, the museum at the school, and the Sovetsk Museum of Local Lore. Trips
to the unique natural sites of the Sovetsk area may be arranged in summer:
the Beresnyatsky waterfall, limestone rocks and cliffs along the banks of
the Nemda River.
Hiking and Water Trips
The Permian Park
A mixed tour (a hike and a water trip). A visit to the Kotelnich Paleontological
Museum, paleontological diggings on the bank of the Vyatka River, unique natural
sites in the basin of the Nemda River, and diving in the Lezhninskoye Lake.
Vyatka Round-the-World Tour
A water kayak trip over the Vyatka and the Nemda. A visit to the waterfalls,
caves and cliffs.
The Expanse of Vyatka
A water kayak trip over the Vyatka starting from a tourist camp Vishkil (the
Kotelnich area) and finishing in a village of Lebyazhye. Fishing, gathering
mushrooms and berries, and visiting unique natural monuments.
The Nemda Wonders
A water kayak trip from a village of Fokino, the Sovetsk area, to the town
of Sovetsk. Visiting unique natural monuments located along the banks of the
Nemda River: the Burzhatsky forest, the Beresnyatsky waterfall, a rock Chasovoy,
a cave Kirov-600, and others.
Velikoretsky Religious Procession
A water kayak trip over the Velikaya River. It is the longest Russian religious
procession by water, the same way as in the early days of its 600-year history.
The duration of trips is 2-8 days.
The length is 25-150 km.
For any information about terms of a specific trip, its duration and value,
contact travel agencies. The list of travel agencies is enclosed.