Excursions

Excursions
 
The loop and thematic tours begin at 10.00 a.m. in the morning and at 09.00 p.m. in the evening.
The tours depart from Olympiyski Hotel complex.
Optional excursion programs can be organized on any day.

Excursion and Information Desk
Work schedule: 10.00 a.m. – 23.00 p.m.
Excursions are held in Russian and English.
Requests for excursions are received not later than in 1 day before the beginning of an excursion.
: 25, Dzerzhinski St, Khanty-Mansiysk, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra
Tel. +7 (3467) 33-53-14, fax: +7 (3467) 33-13-15
E-mail: komtur@admhmao.ru

Sightseeing tour of the town "Khanty-Mansiysk – the capital of Ugra": visiting the main historical, cultural, sport and ecological sights of the town.
20 September – 3 October 2010, 10.00 a.m., every day.

The town of Khanty-Mansiysk is the capital of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (Region) – Ugra. In the late XVI century Russian Cossacks founded Samarovski Yam, from which the village of Samarovo grew up, and the town of Khanty-Mansiysk developed later on. The town is spread out over seven picturesque hills, not far from the place of confluence of two great Siberian rivers – the Ob and Irtysh.

The tour offers a brief insight into the town’s history, trip along the side road along the Irtysh river bank, the bridge over the Irtysh river, sightseeing: the hills of the Juarssic period of formation, the oldest part of the town – Samarovo, the River Port, Protection of the Holly Mary Church, the Commemorative Token to the Pioneers of the Ugra Land, Biathlon Center. You will see the Central Square - one of the most beautiful places of the town, visit Victory Park, the Eternal Light, Rotonda Fountain.

Duration – 2 часа.
Optional excursions can be organized in the following museums of the town:
State Museum of Nature and Man
Ethnographic Outdoor Museum “Torum Maa”
Art Gallery of the Generations Fund
House museum of the people’s artist of the USSR V.A. Igoshev

Price of a tour for a group, including transportation expenses

Vehicle / number 5 people 10 people 15 people 30 people 45 people
Mini-bus 1400 700 500 - -
Bus 1860 930 620 310 210

Price of a tour for a group from 2 to 45 people without transportation expenses:
Russian-speaking guide: 4500 rubles/group/2 hours
English-speaking guide: 5500 rubles/group/2 hours

Ethnographic program “Ancient People on Ancient Land”
20 September, 2010 г., 10.00 a.m.

During the excursion you will learn about life, household and culture of indigenous peoples of the North.

The excursion program includes the following sights visiting:
Ethnographic Outdoor Museum “Torum Maa”
The exposition of the Museum is represented by the constructions "The Khanty People’s Summer Camp", "The Northern Mansi People’s Winter Settlement", "The Ob Ugrians’ Sanctuary". You will watch theatrical performances, Siberian cuisine dishes testing: ukha (fish soup), traditional bread, sliced frozen Siberian fish, herbal tea, etc.
Center of National Artistic Trades and Crafts
You will be offered an opportunity to buy national souvenirs and hand-made things of birch bark, wood, ivory, fur and seed beads, and visit an art show where you will see a rich assortment of traditional Ob Ugrians trades handiworks and souvenirs made of fish skin, traditional cloths and knitting, felt things, dolls, toys.
House museum of the people’s artist of the USSR V.A. Igoshev
Learning about a distinctive artist’s creative work reflected in his remarkable paintings the beauty of Siberian land, its history and culture, originality of Ugra people’s nature, will help you to understand many things in the Ob Ugrian people’s philosophy of life. In his works V.A. Igoshev combines two strong traditions in the ХХ century art – realism and impressionism. V.A. Igoshev’s works are kept in Russian museums and museums of the former Soviet Union. Altogether, in museums’ collections, including the Tretiakov Gallery and the Russian Museum, there are more than two hundred and fifty works by V.A. Igoshev. Many canvas has spread all over the world, they have entered foreign museums and private collections.

Russian-speaking guide

person/hour

1604

English-speaking guide

person/hour

2100

-buses 45-51 seats

2175 ruble/ hour, minimum 3 hours

-mini buses 16-19 seats "Mercedes", "Wolksvagen", "Ford"

1245 ruble/ hour minimum 2 hours

-mini bus "Gazel" (per hour)

708 ruble/ hour

-car "Land Cruiser Prado", "Land Cruiser 100"

1245 ruble/ hour

-executive class cars are available on individual request

from 2500 ruble/ hour

Duration – 3 hours.

Historical tour including a walk around a cultural-touristic complex “Archeopark” and the statuaries "Mammoths", "Ancient People’s Camp".
10.00 a.m., 24 September and 1 October, 2010

"Archeopark": a unique composition representing ancient animals made of bronze: mammoths, buffalos, wooly rhinoceros, cave bears, wolves, etc., opened in Khanty-Mansiysk during the celebration of the 425th anniversary of the capital of Ugra.
Visit Archeopark and you will gain the strength of the hills formed during the Jurassic period.

"Archeopark" is situated at the bottom of Samarovski residual outcrop – a unique nature monument of Ugra. The nature monument is an exposure of ancient rocks, aged tens of thousands. A legendary Samarov Town, a probable Ostyak Duke Samar’s residence is placed at the top of the hill. The village of Samarovo was named after Duke Samar and now this is the southern part of the town of Khanty-Mansiysk.
The sculptural composition "Animals of the Ice Age" represents ancient inhabitants of Ugra. The author is the people’s artist of Russia Andrei Kovalchuk. An original composition has been raised at a high place convenient for observation, and one has the impression that the herd of mammoths has just come out of the forest. True mammoths used to live here many years ago. Their bones are still being found out in the Irtysh River flooding plane. That’s why there was no question about where to place the Bronze Family. The mammoths are back to their Motherland.

Price of a tour for a group, including transportation expenses

Vehicle / number 5 people 10 people 15 people 30 people 45 people
Mini-bus 1400 700 500 - -
Bus 1860 930 620 310 210

Price of a tour for a group from 2 to 45 people without transportation expenses:
Russian-speaking guide: 4500 rubles/group/2 hours
English-speaking guide: 5500 rubles/group/2 hours
Duration: 2 hours.

Evening loop tour of the town "The Town on Seven Hills".
20 September - 2 October, 2010, 09.00 p.m.
3 October, 2010, 05.00 p.m.

The excursion includes:
- Learning about the history of the town (the side road along the Irtysh River, the bridge over the Irtysh River, the sacred hills of the Jurassic period of formation, sculptural composition the Mammoths, the oldest part of the town - Samarovo, the River Port, Protection of the Holly Mary Church, the Commemorative Token to the Pioneers of the Ugra Land;
- Visiting one of the best, not only in Russia but in the world, Biathlon Centers which consists of the biathlon stadium, skiing runs, shooting stands, ropeway, piste, etc.;
- Visiting an Orthodox Christian Cathedral complex "In the Name of the Resurrection of Christ";
- Visiting the Central Square - one of the most beautiful places of the town, Victory Park, the Eternal Light, Rotonda Fountain;
- Visiting the Valley of Springs - a marvelous place of the Northern nature and natural springs. The oldest Siberian pine tree, of the same age that the town is, grows here!

In the evening the town of Khanty-Mansiysk changes and shines with bright colored lights, the streets become quieter and cooler. Please, remember to take warm clothes along and enjoy an evening walk making your mood better.

Price of a tour for a group, including transportation expenses

Vehicle / number 5 people 10 people 15 people 30 people 45 people
Mini-bus 1400 700 500 - -
Bus 1860 930 620 310 210

Price of a tour for a group from 2 to 45 people without transportation expenses:
Russian-speaking guide: 4500 rubles/group/2 hours
English-speaking guide: 5500 rubles/group/2 hours
Duration: 2 hours.

"Oh, Sport, You Are Peace!" - an excursion program with visiting the main sporting facilities of Khanty-Mansiysk.
23 September, 2010, 10.00 a.m.

Sport is one of the priority directions of Ugra development. At the present time there are several sporting schools: the Olympic Reserve School, Internet Chess Club, Specialized Children and Youth Sports School of the Olympic Reserve in Khanty-Mansiysk. Competitions in biathlon, ski race, show-jumping, ice hockey, tennis, etc. are held every year.
During the excursion you will visit:
- Khanty-Mansiysk Skiing Center, which has become a place for holding many international competitions in biathlon.
The Center is located in the ecological zone of the Nature Park Samarovski Chugas. The biathlon stadium, skiing runs, shooting stands, ropeway, piste – everything meets the highest international standards. Picturesque landscape, modern shooting place, convenient stands – all these things provide unforgettable impressions and delight to the fans.
- Equestrian Club "Mustang".
The doors of the Club are open for everyone who would like to ride a horse or just pat those beautiful animals.
- Ice Palace "Arena Ugra".
The complex meets all international, it holds 5500 people, the total floor area is 18604 sq.m. Arena Ugra is equipped with the most modern sound and lighting equipment, under the cupola there is one of the best scoreboards "Mediacube" octagonal shaped, a transmitter for live broadcasting of matches through the satellite. The Ice Arena is a multifunctional facility, it has universal sports grounds designed for several kinds of sport: basketball, boxing, volleyball, handball, rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating.
- Tennis Center.
In the year of the 100th anniversary of Tennis Federation of Russia, a unique, the one-of-a-kind in Russia, Tennis Center appeared here in Khanty-Mansiysk. The new sports complex has six training courts. The stands of the main hall can hold 3.5 thousand fans.

Price of a tour for a group, including transportation expenses

Vehicle / number 5 people 10 people 15 people 30 people 45 people
Mini-bus 1400 700 500 - -
Bus 1860 930 620 310 210

Price of a tour for a group from 2 to 45 people without transportation expenses:
Russian-speaking guide: 4500 rubles/group/2 hours
English-speaking guide: 5500 rubles/group/2 hours
Duration: 3 hours.

Tour "River Legend" on board a touristic motor-ship
to the confluence of two great Siberian rivers: the Ob and Irtysh.
22 September, 2 October, 2010, 10.00 a.m.

An overwater travel is a great rest! Just look at beautiful views of Siberian taiga and water spaces! Visit the place of confluence of two great Siberian rivers - the Ob and Irtysh!
According to the legend this place is considered to be sacred for the peoples of Khanty and Mansi and it keeps several legends.

An interesting animation program, myths and legends, ancient stories are waiting for you.

Price:


Number of tourists in a group

Number of excursion hours

Ticket price in rubles

5 people
Moto boat

2

2000

From 31 to 100 people
Motor ship "Moscow 145"

3

1000

Duration – 3 hours

Ethnographic program "Admission in aborigines".
27 September, 2010, 10.00 a.m.
Indigenous peoples of the North reside in Ugra. They are still keeping their unique culture and live according to their ancestors’ traditions and the laws of nature.
You will see a folklore performance, participate in games and competitions of indigenous fishers, hunters and reindeer herders.
A Diploma awarding ceremony, standing buffet and commemorative picture will give you only positive emotions.

Price with a Russian-speaking show presenter: 700 rubles/person.
Price with an English interpreter: 1300 rubles/person
Duration – 2 hours.

Active rest Program "A sound mind in a sound body" including visiting Equestrian Club "Mustang", horse riding trips.
28 September, 2010, 10.00 a.m.

One of the main directions of the Equestrian Club "Mustang" activity is hippotherapy (therapeutic horse riding), adaptive physical culture and horse riding tourism.
We offer you to go for a short horse riding trip with an experienced instructor, learn about different riding techniques, how to take care of horses, their habits.
Price: 5150 rubles for a group of 15 people.
The price includes: transfer, an English-speaking guide, tour of the Club.
Horse riding is to be paid. 1 circle – 100 rubles.
Duration: 2 hours.

"Ugra sounds for you!". Excursion to a viewing point of Slavic Writing and Culture Park, visit to the Cathedral Complex of the Ascension of the Christ.
29 September, 2010, 10.00 a.m.

The Complex is built according to the traditions of the Russian architecture of 1830-1890s, at the place blessed during the celebration of Mother’s of God Holiday in commemoration of the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Christ. In front of the Cathedral you will see the first in Russia Orthodox Christian Park "Slavic Square" which total area is 1.6 ha. The Park is decorated with small sculptures devoted to the Ten Commandments. Also there are sculptures of Cyril and Methodius, the founders of the Russian Alphabet, Sanctifier and Wonders Worker metropolitan of Siberia Ion Tobolski and the famous Orthodox Christian architect, metropolitan of Tobolsk Philotheus Leshchinski.
The viewing point shows a wonderful view overlooking the central part of the town.
You can visit the Cathedral.
Price of a tour for a group, including transportation expenses

Vehicle / number 5 people 10 people 15 people 30 people 45 people
Mini-bus 1400 700 500 - -
Bus 1860 930 620 310 210

Price of a tour for a group from 2 to 45 people without transportation expenses:
Russian-speaking guide: 4500 rubles/group/2 hours
English-speaking guide: 5500 rubles/group/2 hours
Duration: 2 hours.

"Legend of Ancient Heroes", a thematic excursion to the Ethnographic Outdoor Museum  “Torum Maa”, theatrical performance.
30 September, 2010, 10.00 a.m.

Ethnographic Outdoor Museum “Torum Maa” was founded on October 30, 1987, at the initiative of well-known Ugrian poets and writers Yuvan Shestalov and Eremey Aipin.
The Outdoor Museum reconstructing a settlement of the Khanty people is located in the environment of the unique beauty and diversity surrounding the town of Khanty-Mansiysk.  A visitor can see dwelling, household and cult constructions on the territory of the Museum which give the understanding of rich and distinctive spiritual culture and lifestyle of the Ob-Ugrian peoples possessing the secrets of   harmonic coexistence with severe climate and wilderness. The realistic environment of a real nomad camp is created by original things of the material and spiritual culture of the Ob Ugrians – there are static expositions in the Summer and Winter Houses. In this collection there are quite rare things made in the 19th century: blacksmith’s bellows adjusted for resin filtration, small house for a ground-squirrel, doll-dancer (a character of the Ugric theater), counting stick for marking the numbers of songs and dances during the Bear Games. The Museum has become the center of national holydays: the Bear Games, Crow Days,  folklore groups’ performances.
The excursion program includes: theatrical performance, the Ob-Ugrian traditional cuisine testing.
Price:


Number of
tourists in a group

Number of excursion hours

Ticket price in rubles

from 7 to 10 people

2

1500

from 11 to 18 people

2

1450

from 19 to 22 people

2

1300

from 23 to 30 people

2

1250

from 31 to 40 people

2

1200

Duration – 2 hours                                
Ecological program “Birch-tree - a Cedar’s Nurse”.
21 September, 2010, 10.00 a.m.

Unforgettable walks and ecologically clean air of Khanty-Mansiysk, a unique forest with hundred years old cedars (Siberian pine trees). Ecological TV Festival and the International Ecological Action “To Save and to Preserve” are held in Khanty-Mansiysk each year, also people like walking along the ecological paths of the Nature Park “Samarovski Chugas”. You will learn about this and many other things during this excursion.
There are panoramic viewing points at your disposal, rent of sports equipment at the Biathlon Center (bicycles, rollers) – everything to make your leisure time pleasant and active.

Price of a tour for a group, including transportation expenses

Vehicle / number 5 people 10 people 15 people 30 people 45 people
Mini-bus 1400 700 500 - -
Bus 1860 930 620 310 210

Price of a tour for a group from 2 to 45 people without transportation expenses:
Russian-speaking guide: 4500 rubles/group/2 hours
English-speaking guide: 5500 rubles/group/2 hours
Duration: 2 hours.
Entertainment program "Initiation in the Siberians"
20 September – 3 October, 2010,
every day from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

The program is held on specially equipped forest openings located in the green area of Hotel "Cronwell Resort Yugorskaya Dolina 4*".
The entertainers in national costumes welcome you to participate in various contests, including ones of the Khanty and Mansi: jumping over a dog-sledge, throwing of tynzyan (a kind of lasso) on akhorei (a stick), cabbage cutting, walking through a fake swamp, sacks fight, tug-of-war, etc. The final point of the program is awarding special “Certificates of a Siberian” to the participants who have passed all the tests.
Upon a request, it is possible to organize a picnic in a national style with traditional dishes.
Group: from 10 to 100 people
Rice: 27 064 rubles + 123 ruble/1 Certificate of a Siberian.
Duration:1 hour