Smolensk is one of the most ancient cities in Russia. It perfectly illustrates the establishment of the Russian national identity. Over the past 1000 years, this city has experienced both destruction and reconstruction and has witnessed both ups and downs.
Walking along its streets you will have the opportunity to feel the nature of this heroic city that has been always serving as a shield for Moscow. It has been defending the capital against enemies for centuries. This city has a special atmosphere that has been serving as a source of inspiration for all the notable people coming from here. These include the famous writer Boris Vasilyev, the talented composer Mikhail Glinka, the great astronaut Yuri Gagarin, the popular DJ-group Swanky Tunes and a lot of other outstanding personalities that we will talk about.
The programme of our excursion to the city Smolensk:
-We will discuss the role of Smolensk in the history of Russia and visit the place where a unique ancient Russian text was found. The guide will also explain why burial mounds are named in such a strange way (for example, Snovid).
-We will tell you about the cathedral established by Vladimir Monomakh — the future Prince of Kiev. You will learn about the rise and fall of the Principality of Smolensk.
-We will talk about the fall of the empire of Napoleon and the role of the battle for Smolensk that took place in 1812. We will also touch on the period of the Great Patriotic War and visit the memorial with the eternal flame.
-During a walk along the main streets and around the public gardens, you will learn about the role of the governor Lopatin in the process of landscaping. We will explain where the antler of the famous deer from Gering`s cottage disappears. You will also have the opportunity to listen to the most outstanding melodies created by the greatcomposer Mikhail Glinka.
-We will visit the most well-known monument of the city — the fortress wall. In the 17th century, it destroyed the ambitious plans of many powerful rulers.
-At the end of our excursion, we will go to the Cathedral Church of the Assumption. We will discuss its history and its role in the development of the city Smolensk in particular and the country in general. We will also touch on the spiritual connection of Mikhail Kutuzov with this cathedral.
- Outdoor sightseeing tour of Smolensk;
- Services of a professional guide;
- Guide’s advice.
To be met by a guide in your hotel,please specify its name and address in your comments when paying.
Recommended items to take along: passport (ID) or copy, a camera. Put on comfortable clothing and shoes for the weather.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 5064494).
Tour Confirmation Within 2 Hours
Tour confirmation and a voucher are sent to your e-mail within 2 hours after making a reservation.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
I was lucky to had a local tour guide around. Constructour thanks. It was beautiful and interesting!!
красивый старинный город с интересной историей и замечательным гидом!!