A region that mesmerizes, attracts and loves. If you only come to the Sverdlovsk region once, you will want to come back here again and again. Even Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who lived here for only 15 months throughout his life, remembered this place with awe. It is necessary to come here at least because the Sverdlovsk Oblast is on the border of Europe and Asia, the motorcycle capital of Russia is located here, the mining of precious metals has been developed for many years, and no one will be left indifferent to local landscapes! Are you interested? Then join us and take a trip to the most spectacular sights. Visit the city, where the largest fair of the 17th century took place, and you can still hear its echoes. See a samovar that can drink tea for 2,500 people at a time! Visit an abandoned quarry where expensive gemstones used to be mined. And that's just a small part of what you'll have to do in three days. ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%.
In the morning you will have to go down to the mine and try yourself as a prospector. Go to the town of Rezh and visit the Church of St. John the Baptist, after which you will visit the museum, where a huge collection of minerals is presented. But it is not enough just to go on a tour and listen to the minerals, it is much more interesting to see an abandoned quarry, where previously were extracted expensive gemstones.
In the morning, head to the city of Berezovsky, where the museum is located, which attracts travelers from around the world with its uniqueness. The museum has two exhibition halls - ground and underground, the expositions of which are devoted to the history of gold mining in Berezovsky district. Moreover, you will have a unique opportunity to touch many exhibits and go down to a real mine where you can try your hand as a miner. There are several excursions on the territory of the museum, you can get acquainted with them, clarify the details and choose the one that suits you, contact the organizers by phone +7 (950) 205-62-36.
The excursion into the history of the Sverdlovsk region continues in the town of Rezh, where the Church of John the Baptist is located. This pre-revolutionary temple is a visiting card of the city, located in a very picturesque place - on the top of the Eagle's Mountain. The church is famous not only for its magnificent architecture, but also for its collection of ancient icons and the preserved fresco with the image of the Holy Trinity.
Talking about how rich the region is in minerals can take forever. But it is much more interesting to see this wealth with your own eyes in the museum "Gem-colored strip of the Urals". The exposition presents samples of minerals not only from the territory of the Russian Federation, but also from all former Soviet republics. Please note! The museum is open from Monday to Friday.
In the afternoon you will spend exploring the natural attractions of the Sverdlovsk region, but first have a snack at the local cafe "Chocolate". In the menu you'll find a variety of dishes - from pancakes to sushi.
In the afternoon, we suggest going to an abandoned quarry, where expensive gemstones - tourmalines - used to be mined. In the 30s of XX century there was discovered a large deposit of nickel ores. Active mining of nickel began. But in 1991 the development of the Lipovsky deposit was stopped. At the moment a reservoir with an unusual turquoise tint was formed in its place.
Another attraction of the Sverdlovsk Oblast is the Yuzhakovsky waterfall. It was formed absolutely accidentally because of a dam break at the confluence of the rivers Ambarka and Shilovka. It turned out to be such a small, but very picturesque local landmark. By the way, the river Ambarka itself also has its history, along it for several kilometers stretched a number of gems.
After walking along the Ambarka River, head to the ancient city of Irbit, founded in the early 17th century. We offer dinner in a cozy restaurant "Happiness is there", where they cook homemade tasty.
Irbit is an ancient city, where one of the largest fairs of pre-revolutionary Russia was held. It's definitely something to see. In the morning you will visit museums with the richest collection of samovars, where you will be treated to delicious tea with pancakes. Head to the Museum of History and Ethnography to learn more about the city's past, then walk to the main pavilion at the Irbit Fair. Find out why Irbit is the motorcycle capital of Russia. You'll spend the evening in the park.
So, today is the day of the Irbit Museums of Interest. And the first on the list is the museum of folk life. The building used to house a vodka factory, but today it's one of the most interesting places in the city. More than 10,000 exhibits are on display, but the most interesting thing is the collection of 318 samovars, from the smallest one for 100 grams to the largest one for 415 liters. By the way, guests have a unique opportunity to taste herbal tea with pancakes made on a real Russian stove. The main purpose of the museum is to unite in one place all the objects of the famous fair trade significant for the history of the city.
Delicious tea with pancakes was tasted, you can go to the next museum. The exposition of this museum tells about the distant past of Irbit and the famous Irbit Fair, known even far beyond the Urals. Pay attention: The museum expositions are located in the buildings at Kirova Street 50 and Kirova Street 74. Mode of operation: Tuesday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekend: Sunday, Monday
We suggest you switch your attention a little and take a walk in the city center. Get to the place of foundation of this amazing city, the monument "Ostrog", and then decide where to walk - in the abandoned old park or along Lenin Street to the main pavilion of Irbit Fair. If you decide to walk to the park, founded in the end of XIX century, be careful, the way to it is over the dilapidated suspension bridge.
For lunch, check out the Old Mill Café. Another cozy place in the city, where you will be warmly welcomed and deliciously fed.
Did you know that the second name of Irbit is "Motorcycle Capital of Russia". If you want to know why, visit this museum. There are more than 120 transport units in the museum expositions. Here you can see the most interesting exhibits and trace the development trends not only of domestic heavy-duty motor vehicles, but also foreign models of leading motorcycle companies in England, Germany, USA and Japan. You can visit the museum from Tuesday to Saturday. Reservations for excursions are available [online](http://www.gbuksoigmm.ru/order/).
The final museum today is the House of the Kazantsevs, an architectural monument of the 19th century. The museum exposition introduces visitors to the works of Ural artists. Works by Herman Metelev, Max Gurevich, Alexander Lysyakov, Spartak Kiprin, Viktor Reutov, Mikhail Sazhaev and others are exhibited here. In the route description, we have attached an audio guide and recommend using it.
In the evening, go stretch out a little in the Bumpy Park. Here you can just walk in the forest park area, ride quad bikes on the off-road, overcome the rope park. If you visit this place in winter, then you have the opportunity to have fun at the rink.
Dinner is offered not in a classic restaurant, but in a local pub with notes of English atmosphere "Sherlock". Delicious and incredibly nourishing food, good mood and several interesting locations for photo installations - this is what awaits you this evening.
Alapaevsky is an area with a rich but tragic history. Today you will learn the history of the Alapaevsky prisoners. Visit the amazing open-air museum, where rare examples of wooden architecture are collected. In the afternoon, visit P.I. Tchaikovsky and take beautiful pictures at the Church Stone in the village of Aramashevo.
Return to Ekaterinburg on the road that led you to Irbit. On the way turn to the village of Nizhnyaya Sinyachikha, there is an interesting open-air museum. Its founder is Ivan Danilovich Samoilov, whose efforts managed to find rare wooden buildings, which are now painted on the territory of the museum-reserve. Here you can see a mill, a smithy, a fire station, manors of different centuries, the tower of the ostrog, a chapel, the house of the Plant Management. Special attention should be paid to the Spaso-Preobrazhensky church, on the basis of which there is a museum, where the outstanding collection of Ural folk house paintings is presented. There are various excursions on the territory of the museum [here](http://www.нс-музей.рф/services-prices/446/). You can plan your visit online [on site](http://www.нс-музей.рф/zakaz/). Choose a format that is convenient for you.
After a walk on the territory of the museum in the open air, we offer to go to the local history museum. There are 12 expositions, reflecting the life of the factory settlement from different sides. But the highlight of the museum is definitely worth seeing here - the exposition of the photo theater "Romanov Princes - Alapaevsk Prisoners", which brings to the tragic year 1918.
Walks through museums don't end. The next city with a difficult fate and rich history is Alapaevsk. Go to a museum you won't find anywhere else. Here, in 1918, Grand Ducal prisoners spent the last two months of their lives. The museum exposition will tell about the life, service and exploits of Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Grand Duke Sergei Mikhailovich and Duchess Elena Petrovna of Serbia, Princes of the Blood Imperial John Konstantinovich, Konstantin Konstantinovich, Igor Konstantinovich, Prince Vladimir Pavlovich Paley and their faithful associates Feodor Remez and Keleinitsa Barbara (Yakovleva). There are several excursion programs on the territory of the museum, you can choose one of them and make an appointment [on site](http://mnsh-al.ru/registration/) or by phone 8 (343) 278-92-13. We advise you to take a sightseeing excursion. Please note that the museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
So, it's time to take a break. Break for lunch! Try the tastiest pizza in Alapaevsk.
In the afternoon, visit the Tchaikovsky Music Museum. When Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a child, the boy's family lived in Alapaevsk for some time. This period had a great influence on the composer, and his echoes can be heard in some of his works. The museum exposition reveals two main themes: the life of the Tchaikovsky family in Alapaevsk and the collection of musical instruments of the world. Here you can see musical instruments used by the young composer. The museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, you can sign up for a tour [on site](http://uole-museum.ru/museums/dom-muzej-p-i-chajkovskogo/).
The last sight and in Ekaterinburg! If you haven't already taken a photo to commemorate this small but informative journey, now is the time. Turn to the village of Aramashevo, where the Church Stone is located, a favorite attraction of all tourists, because from here you can not only get an impressive view, but also get beautiful pictures. The church on the rock was named after the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, its construction dates back to the early XIX century.
To complete your trip, you can dine at the Magellan Restaurant on the ground floor of the Park Inn by Radisson. On the menu you will find a variety of seasonal dishes and dishes from Russian or European cuisine. **If you are a guest of Yekaterinburg, you can stay the night in the same hotel. Book a room on a special page on the site [Radisson Hotels](https://www.radissonhotels.com/ru-ru/booking/room-display?startDate=today&adults%5B%5D=1&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=MCRHG1&brandFirst=rhg&hotelCode=SVXPD&facilitatorId=REZIDORAREASEMEERUSSIA&cid=a:pt+b:oth+c:emea+i:MCRHG1_ek+e:pii+d:eerut+f:ru-RU+g:ho+h:SVXPD)**, pay with premium card Mastercard and get 15% discount and possibility of early check-in and late check-out. [Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=radisson-ekaterinburg)**