Round up city tour
Fall in love with the treasures of the Urals
Perm is a vivacious and culturally diversity city which sits on the banks of the Kama River, near the western slopes of the Ural Mountains. Your exciting adventure begins in the historical centre of the city, where you will say ‘zdravstvute’ (hello) to your friendly guide. First stop is the Old Motovilikha district, where you will discover the foundation on which the city was established, and learn more about Perm’s rapid development as a major industrial centre of the Ural region.
During the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet Union exerted the city as the base for artillery manufacturing. Next on the itinerary is a short stop at the Open-air Artillery Museum, where your guide will enthral you with insight into the city’s tumultuous history as a military city, and then you get to step back into time while exploring the museum’s collection of old war weapons and military artefacts.
While continuing on your historical adventure, see the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Tchaikovsky, one of the most renowned theatres in Russia. Afterwards, allow your tour guide to lead you through the central streets, and then off the tourist trail to admire some of the region’s lesser known treasures. Before you resume your journey, see some of the region’s notable museums and remarkable art galleries, be sure to pay attention to the spell-binding views of the Kama River.
During the final days of Russia’s imperial dynasty, it was believed that Michael Alexandrovich, the last of the Romanov, was taken to a forest outside of Perm to be executed. The excursion ends with your tour guide unravelling the history of the most inexplicable mysteries in Russian history, the fall of the Romanov dynasty. During this time, you will be enthralled as your guide invites you to walk the final footsteps of the last Tsar.
Location: Russia, Perm
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 2 hours
Restrictions: Available daily except New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.