Southern Russia Discovery
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Southern Russia Discovery ( SR7 )

Uncover the secrets of rural Southern Russia on this enticing 7 day tour. Begin your journey with a tour of Rostov on Don: stroll along the embankment, take in the lush colours of Pushkinskaya Street and buy souvenirs in the old marketplace. Visit the home of famous writer Anton Chekov in the romantic town of Taganrog and take in stunning views from the quay. Get a feel for Cossack life in rustic Starocherkasskaya and Novocherkassk where our guides will tell tales of local traditions, before visiting the charming town of Azov, a former Turkish fortress. The final port of call is the vast city of Volgograd, which was almost completely destroyed in the Battle of Stalingrad. Ascend Mamyev Hill where you can stand next to the famous Mother Russia monument and take in breathtaking panoramic views of this remarkable city.
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Southern Russia Discovery Tour Route:

ROSTOV-ON-DON • Taganrog • Starocherkasskaya • Novocherkassk • Azov • VOLGOGRAD

Volgograd
Volgograd
Volgograd is one of the most beautiful ancient cities of Russia, established in 1589. Known as Stalingrad during the Soviet period, the city was almost completely destroyed in World War II before becoming recognised as the turning point for victory. Take a city tour and observe the abundance of monuments in memorial of the Battle of Stalingrad and ascend the magnificent Mamayev Kurgan where the majestic statue Mother Russia rises 33 metres into the sky.
Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don is southern Russia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. It is pleasant stopover on the way to Sochi and the Black Sea coast. Highlights of the city include Gorky Park, the Quay and the old open air market.
Taganrog
Taganrog
A quiet, romantic town full of quaint cottages which was founded by Tsar Peter the Great. Learn about this remarkable place in The Historical Museum of Taganrog before visiting "Chekhov House" to gain an insight into the life of beloved and admired writer Anton Chekhov.
Starocherkasskaya
Starocherkasskaya
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Starocherkasskaya (30 km from Rostov-on-Don) is a cossack village. It was often called the Don Venice. Starocherkasskaya’s history is an alive history of cossackship. Its main point of interest, XVIII century Host Resurrection Cathedral, the Don’s first orthodox cathedral with most remarkable interior, including the famous rebel Stepan Razin’s chain imbedded in a cathedral wall.
Novocherkassk
Novocherkassk
This city is a new capital of the Don Cossacks. Here you can find one of the biggest Orthodox cathedrals around the world – the Ascension Cathedral, memorial house of Mitrofan Grekov, a major Russian-Soviet battle painter, beautiful triumph arcs and the Museum of Wine.
Azov
Azov
The charming town of Azov is a former Turkish fortress rich in history. Here you can see beautiful old buildings, including an impressive and well maintained building of the former city council.
Day 1
ROSTOV ON DON

Welcome to Southern Russia! Fly via Moscow and arrive in Rostov on Don where you are transferred to your hotel for the first evening.

Day 2
ROSTOV ON DON

After breakfast, take a city tour of Rostov-on-Don, the administrative centre of Russia. Highlights of the city tour include Gorky Park, the Quay and the old open air market where you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs. After lunch at a local cafe, enjoy an afternoon of free time to further explore the city. (B, L)

Day 3
TAGANROG

Today, transfer to Taganrog; a quiet, romantic town full of quaint cottages which was founded by Tsar Peter the Great. Learn about this remarkable place in The Historical Museum of Taganrog before visiting "Tchekhov House" to gain an insight into the life of beloved and admired writer Anton Chekhov. After lunch, take a stroll around Pushkinskaya Quay before the journey back to Rostov, stopping en route to visit the Open Archaeological Musuem of Tanais. (B, L)

Day 4
STAROCHERKASSKAYA - NOVOCHERKASSK

Following breakfast, enjoy the drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Starocherkasskaya; an old typical Cossack village, located on an island on the Don River. Enjoy a traditional lunch before heading to Novocherkassk, a significant cultural centre for the region of Rostov and the capital of the Cossack people. (B, L)

Day 5
AZOV

Drive to the charming town of Azov, a former Turkish fortress rich in history. In the evening take the overnight train onwards to Volgograd to conclude your Southern Russian Adventure. (B, L)

Day 6
VOLGOGRAD

Welcome to Volgograd! Known as Stalingrad during the Soviet period, the city was almost completely destroyed in World War II before becoming recognised as the turning point for victory. Take a city tour and observe the abundance of monuments in memorial of the Battle of Stalingrad. The final highlight of your adventure is ascending the magnificent Mamayev Kurgan where the majestic statue Mother Russia stands. (L)

Day 7
VOLGOGRAD

Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Southern Russia Discovery is available from April to September on enquiry basis - please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a perfect holiday for you.

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Package Includes:

  • Half Board, twin accommodation with private en suite facilities
  • All necessary transfers
  • Excursions and entrance fees
  • Train from Rostov to Volgograd
  • English speaking guides
  • Full visa support

Package Does Not Include:

  • International flights
  • Russian Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
  • Regional UK flights (Book with us from only £10)
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