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  • River cruises in the lower Don

    EN River cruises in the lower Don Rostov-on-Don – Taganrog -Azov – Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 3 days/2 nights Rostov-on-Don – Starocherkasskaya – Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 2 days/1 night Rostov-on-Don – Konstantinovsk -Starocherkasskaya -Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 3 days/2 nights Rostov-on-Don – Starocherkasskaya – Konstantinovsk -Romanovskaya – Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 4 days/3 nights […]

  • Tourist information

      Time The time in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg is GMT +3 hours. In Russia there are 11 time zones. All over the territory of the country the clocks are moved to the summer time (put forward for 1 hour) on the last Sunday of March, and to the winter time (put back for 1 hour) […]

  • Russian food

    Of course, what a holiday it will be without a feast! Russian cuisine is plentiful and various. According to the tradition, everywhere you will be met with bread and salt. Bread is a symbol of a plenty table while salt is an ancient symbol of keeping a house away from troubles. Since the 9th century […]

  • Traditions and folkway

    The Golden Ring of Russia is not only cities and monuments, it’s also people with their special lifestyle, everyday life and original folkway preserved from ancient times. Russian festivous plays are highly competitive with any European carnival. You may be convinced in this fact by becoming an active participant of the plays. You’ll be taken […]

  • Heritage of the masters

    At all the times Russia was glorious by its craftsmen. Palekh, Pavlovo, Zhostovo, Gus-Khrustalny — these are only a few centers of famous Russian crafts situated in these places. No doubt, folk handymen prove out the meaning of the words «Applied and Decorative Arts». Each of these handyworks is a unique creation which at the […]

  • Protected area

    The Volga’s vast and calm rivers, wide fields and dense forests, relict oak groves and bottom-land meadows of the Klyazma river… Meshchera, Zalesie, Opolie… The nature of these places is praised in songs by Russian poets and immortalized by famous painters. Travelling along the Golden Ring you may see the true value of the delightful […]

  • Charm of the Russian villages

    It seems that in the small central Russian towns and villages time passes more slowly. It keeps untouched not only the ancient stones of the monasteries and cathedrals but the way of life as well. Exactly this feeling the tourist is overtaken by having entered one of the towns described below. The unique atmosphere, majestic […]

  • Bogolubovo. Gus-Khrustalny

    Closer to Vladimir along an old channel of the Klyazma river a small village Bogolubovo is located. Behind the stone fence with towers the Bogolubov Monastery rises. Its ensemble still preserves the ancient princes castle of the 12th century. Long time ago it was famous by its fairy magnificence compared with the Solo¬mon Temple in […]

  • Vladimir

    For a long time Vladimir has been the capital of the Old Russia. Nowadays the solemnity and originality of its architecture will bring you to the atmosphere of a big medieval Russian city. The symbol of the city is represented by the Golden Gates, which were the front entrance to the city. This is the […]

  • Suzdal

    Suzdal meets its guests with the golden dome glitter and the tolling of bells. Its history counts almost 1000 years. It is the reserve of Russian antiquity, museum-town under the open air. There are about 300 historic and architectural monuments. Four of them is protected by the UNESCO, such as the Rozhdestvensky Cathedral of the […]

  • Kostroma

    More then 700 years the mirror of the Volga River surface reflects the golden magnificence of the Ipatyevsky Monastery, which is the pearl of Russian architecture on Kostroma land. Kostroma is an ancient city. During its existence it have seen wars and distempers, conflagration and famine, and it is closely connect to the formation of […]

  • Yaroslavl

    One of the most picturesque cities of the Golden Ring, the city of Yaroslavl celebrates its 1000th anniversary. It was founded at the high bank of the Kotorosl River, where it meets with the Volga River. Buildings of different times and styles form the organic architectural ensembles. The antiquity and the present create the unique […]

  • Uglich

    An ancient town on the great Russian Volga River is Uglich. One may call it a town-monument. Different historical periods of Russia are reflected in the architectural view of the town. Here the following masterpieces of Old-Russian architecture are to be seen: the Prince’s Palace, the Uspenskaya Church, the ensemble of Voskresensky Monastery. The St’ […]

  • Rostov Velikiy

    Less then an hour will take you to get to Rostov Velikiy from Yaroslavl, and here on the bank of Lake Nero it stands for more than thousand years. The white-stoned walls of Rostov’s Kremlin are reflected in the deep waters of the lake. It is the symbol and the pride of the town. Thousand […]

  • Pereslavl-Zalessky

    At a distance of 130 km from Moscow one of the ancient towns of Russia, the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky is situated. It is situated on the shore of Lake Pleshcheevo. The lake is almost oval and has the marvellous beauty and purity. It called as «cradle» of Russian fleet. Just here the first Russian fleet […]

  • Sergiev Posad

      Sergiev Posad is called as «Russian Vatican» and considered to be the main center of Holy Russia. The Orthodox Russian history revives here under the tolling of bells. The distant past inseparably linked with the history of Trinity-Sergius monastery, founded by Sergey Radonezhsky in the 14th century. Now it is the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius […]

  • Travelling into the centuries

      The perfect opportunity to explore an ancient Russia is to start the journey along the Golden Ring, the most popular travel destination. During the years of its existence millions of people have made this symbolic circle, where the ancient cities of the Central Russia are united. All of them considered to be a treasure-house […]

  • Nizhny Novgorod region

    Time zone — GMT + 3, Moscow time zone. Climate: moderate continental, average temperature in winter – 10°C, average temperature in summer + 25°C. Nizhny Novgorod is the capital of the Volga federal district and a regional center. Nizhny Novgorod is at 400 km away from Moscow and at 1,200 km away from St. Petersburg. […]

  • Tourist routes

    We can offer a great number of various tourist routes, many of them of them a allow combinations to be made. Two – and three – day routes that cover the northern and the southern parts of the region are most popular with tourists.   Bogorodsk – Pavlovo – Kazakovo     This route starts […]

  • Event tourism

      There are great number of festivals and other interesting events organized in the region.   New Year and Christmas — January, Nizhny Novgorod, Diveevo Sledding — January, Pavlovo Russian Valenki (Felt Boot) Festival — February, Pavlovo Goosefights and Cockfights — March, Pavlovo Shrovetide — March, Nizhny Novgorod, Balakhna, Arzamas, Gorodets, Semenov, Diveevo Easter — April, […]

  • Arts crafts precious heritage.

    More than two hundred kinds of arts and crafts appeared and developed in Nizhny Novgorod region. Khokhloma is now one of the most famous in Russia. The ancient unique method has practically not changed: the articles made from linden or aspen are primed, rubbed with aluminum powder, coated with heat-resistant paint, varnished and tempered in […]

  • Medicinal and recreations tourism

    The main resort zones in the region are the Gorky Sea, Zeleny Gorod (Green City), and recreation areas on the banks of the Volga, the Oka, the Vetluga, the Serezha, the Tesha, and the Kerzhenets. The Gorky Sea and pine trees around it build favourable microclimare that is a good healet. A lot of resort […]

  • Hunting and fishing

    In the Nizhny Novgorod region there are southern taiga forests where bears, elks, wolves, foxes, hares, badgers, hazel hens, black grouses, wood grouses and ducks can still be found. The picturesque Volga and Oka, forest and steppe rivers and lakes are full of fish. Krasnye Baki, Sokolskoe, Vqskresenskoye, Varnavino and Vetluga districts are most favourable […]

  • Adventure and Ecological tourism.

    If you are in love with Nature and like primary attractions, adventures, sudden discoveries, mysteries and secrets, there are fascinating water, horse and walking tours as well as speleological routes in the Nizhny Novgorod region for you. If you want to see how the southern taiga changes into leafy groves and birchwoods with picturesque meadows […]

  • River cruises

    Jorneys down Russian rivers Journeys down Russian rivers are a source of unforgettable impressions and immense pleasure. If you take a river cruise you will see many beautiful places, you will learn many interesting facts and will have a chance to enjoy nature. You will enjoy the unforgettable Volga sunsets and dawns and will remember […]

  • Lyskovo

    The cradle of Russian trade. Lyskovo is situated in a picturesque place on the right-hand bank of the Volga 90 kilometers away from Nizhny Novgorod. It was first mentioned in the 14th century as a fortress on the Sundovik river built to protect the Russians against the Tatar raids. In the 17th century Lyskovo became […]

  • Bor

    Bor Nizhny Novgorod Satelitte Вor on the picturesque left-hand bank of the Volga is only 19 kilometers far from Nizhny Novgorod. Bor was first mentioned in chronicles in the 13th century under the name of Vezlomskaya Sloboda, which was founded in the mouth of the Vezloma river. Later Kopytovskaya Sloboda and Nikolskaya Sloboda joined it. […]

  • Chkalovsk

    The home town of Valery Chkalov, a grate Russian test-pilot. The roots of Chkalovsk go back to an old 15th century settlement — Vasileva Sloboda — this name was given to it to honour its founder Prince Vasily Yuriyevich, the son of Yuri Dolgorukiy. Today there are only two streets with a few nice wooden […]

  • Balakhna

    The home town of Kuzma Minin The town of Balakhna, one of the oldest in Russia, was founded back in 1474 and has the status of a Historical Town of the Russian Federation. Balakhna is the home town of Russian patriot Kuzma Minin. At the beginning of the 17th century Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky […]

  • Svtloyar

    The Invisible Town of Kitezh The Invisible Town of Kitezh Kitezhskaya Rus is a fantastic picturesque land with many legends about it. Pavel Melnikov-Pechersky wrote about Nizhegorodian Zavolzhye: «Russia has been standing on purity there since ancient times — it is preserved until now as it was in the times of our ancestors*. One of […]

  • Semenov

    The Capital of Golden Khokhloma The Capital of Golden Khokhloma Semenov is an ancient centre for decorative woodworking. The area is rich with woods, and was largely settled in the 17th century. It gathered many skilled craftsmen from among the Old Believer community and as well as fugitive artisans who were experts in woodcarving and […]

  • Gorodets

    The town of craftsmen Gorodets The oldest city of the Nizhny Novgorod region, the pearl of the region — Gorodets is situated 70 kilometers away from Nizhny Novgorod, on the left-hand bank of the Volga. The town was founded in 1152 by Prince Yuri Dolgorukiy as a fortress aimed to defend the most remote lands […]

  • Pavlovo

    The Russian capital of metalworkers The ancient city of metalworkers, the Russian capital of metalworkers — Pavlovo — is located on the high right-hand bank of the Oka river. It was founded back in the 13th century. Various crafts started to develop rapidly in Pavlovo, which was situated along the waterway from Moscow to the […]

  • Bogorodsk

    The Versailles of Nizhniy Novgorod The beautiful and cozy town of Bogorodsk emerged from a small 16th-century settlement, which was situated on the road from Nizhny Novgorod to Murom. The settlement got its name after a chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin that was built there. In 1615 Bogorodsk was granted to one […]

  • Bolshoe Boldino

    Bolshoe Boldino is an intimate nook that has much to do with life and wotk of great Russian poet Alexandet Pushkin. An old manor, a park with a seties of small lakes and waterfalls, an alley of silver birches and weeping willows, the sweet smell of an apple orchard, fairytale summer houses and bridges, a […]

  • Diveevo

    Diveevo is renowned for Serafimo-Diveyevsky Convent of Saint Trinity, one of the shrines of the Russian Otthodox Church, the so-called fourth house of Vitgin Mary. In the convent mete are relics of a great Russian Orthodox Saint — Saint Seraphim of Sarov. Seraphim of Sarov is one of the few saints whose life was devoted […]

  • Arzamas

    Arzamas is a Moscow nook (The resurrection Cathedral in Arzamas has a dominant position on the Cathedral square. It was built in honor of the victory of Russian people in the Patriotic war of 1812. The building went 5.5 million bricks, 1,000 cubic meters of crushed stone for foundations and 164 ton of iron. The […]

  • Nizhny Novgorod

    Glorius and Renowned Nizhny Novgorod has been referred to as renowned and glorious since bygone days. No doubt that it was not only for mere benefit but also because of inspiration that Prince of Vladimir and Suzdal Principality Yuri Vsevolodovich, a grandson of Yuri Dolgorukiy and the founder of Moscow, founded the city of Nizhny […]

  • Nizhny Novgorod region map

    Tourism, leisure and recreation

  • Valery Shantsev, Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region

    Dear friends! I am happy to welcome to the land of Nizhny Novgorod. This beautiful region is the mothedand of the famous Nizhegorodian militia, of the golden Khokhloma. Nizhny Novgorod is a cultural, spiritual and business centre of the Volga region. It is a region with unique cultural heritage, with most beautiful nature, and in […]

  • Metal staircase

    Metal staircase of the 19th century. Nizhny Novgorod. City clinical hospital № 38 Ilyinskaya street, 78,

  • Cottage made of red bricks.

  • Street view cottage village.

  • The road to the village.

  • Frost and sun.

  • Cooking on camp fire.

  • Winter in Russia.

  • Winter evening on Russian field.

  • A snowy field

  • Snowy road.

  • Birch hoarfrost.

  • Layer cake. Napoleon.

  • Cup of tea and a piece of cake.

  • Stuffed cabbage

  • Night skiing. Coastal Park. Naberezhnye Chelny.

    Russia, Republic of Tatarstan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Coastal Park on the map.

  • Snowman

  • Boxes of ice blocks-lit from the inside. Looks very nice and well illuminates the space.

  • In the fountain herd beautifully painted bulls of ice.

  • Summer fountain in the square Azatlyk, decorated for the Christmas holidays.

  • The main new year tree of Naberezhnye Chelny 2014.