Sysert - a quiant town in the Urals
"Hikers, 3km hiking in Syssert"
Enjoy the picturesque Ural Landscape at Sysert
This tour takes you to one of the most picturesque corners of the Urals in the town of Sysert and its surrounding landscape, 60km from Yekaterinburg.
It was founded back in the first half of the 18th Century and so is immersed in historical authenticity. It became property of the Tourtchaninovs-Solomirskys Dynasty, who you will learn all about at the local Regional Studies Museum as the family who owned the Syssert mining district.
There, they have many tools, household objects and documents which can tell you all about the everyday life of miners and forge workers, giving you an incredible insight into the lives that would have been led in this quaint little town.
You will visit The Centre of Rehabilitation and Monitoring of Birds of Prey. Then you’ll get a guided walking tour across Taiga forest to Talc Stone Lake, with the most stunning landscapes you’ll see.
You’ll be taken up Watch Hill, where you’ll have the most fantastic panoramic view of the whole town, spotting the old dam and the workshops of the old plant before having a lunch. After lunch you will visit the Museum of Pavel Bazhov, a famous Urals story-writer, which is a typical wooden house of the 19th Century that will transport you back in time to experience the true history and culture of this town.
On weekdays, you can also visit the local porcelain factory, as Sysert is famous for its ceramic which reflects the beautiful landscapes, fairy tales and Russian epics which you’ll see on this all inclusive tour.
Location: Russia, Yekaterinburg
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 9 hours
Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated.
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Restrictions: Available every day from May to September. Tour includes 3km hike. Lunch is available for additional cost.
Physical rating: Moderate - Involves a certain amount of walking and/or physical activity