Arkhangelsk is the sea gate of the Arctic
June-September (3 days / 2 nights)
Arrival to Arkhangelsk. Meeting at the airport "Talagi". Transfer to the city. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Sightseeing tour "Arkhangelsk - gate of the Arctic". The city of Arkhangelsk occupies a worthy place in the family of Russian cities. The city was born by the sea, and its life for four centuries is connected with the sea. The first commercial sea port. The first sea gate to the countries of Western Europe. Homeland of domestic shipbuilding. The role of Arkhangelsk in the development of the Arctic is great. How many expeditions known to the whole world began from its berths. The sea glory of Arkhangelsk will not suffice for one port! The tour introduces the four centuries-old history of the city, the diverse life of modern Arkhangelsk, its sights, Arctic expeditions and brave pioneers will tell the tour. Visit to the Maritime Museum. Excursion around the exposition "The Millennium of the Northern Navigation". Interactive lesson "Sea knots", where you will learn about the history of sea knots from ancient times to the present, about their main elements, about different types and their application in the marine business. Return to the hotel. Dinner.
Breakfast. Excursion in Gostiny Dvor. Local history museum. Exposition "History and culture of Pomerania. XVI-XVII centuries Gostiny Dvor - the oldest building in Arkhangelsk. Transfer to the icebreaker "Captain Chadayev". Landing on the icebreaker. Excursion on the icebreaker (captain's cabin, engine room, icebreaker decks, galley). Lunch. Landing on the steamer «N.V.Gogol». Departure. Excursion to the steamer "Patriarch of the Russian Fleet». The steamer “N.V.Gogol” was built in 1911 and had capital repair in 1994-1996 years. During reconstruction and capital repair all mechanisms of the ship were overhauled. Interior of cabins and other rooms became up-to-date and comfortable. Passengers are admired by the work of main steam engine and ship boilers, which have been perfectly functioning for almost 100 years. Past and present times are mixed up here. During the excursion you will go down to the engine room and see the steam engine. Walking tour along the embankment of the Northern Dvina and along the reserved street of old Arkhangelsk - Chumbarova - Luchinsky Avenue. You will get acquainted with the wooden architecture of the city of the XIX-XX century, with the life and history of remarkable people of the past and present. Dinner.
Breakfast. Departure to the Museum of Wooden Architecture in the Open Air Malye Korely. Excursion "Wooden Architecture of the North". As the dome of ancient chopped churches and bell-towers ascended to the sky, windmills scattered their wings, the horses' horses arched their necks proudly over the courtyard roofs of residential and household buildings-a living story about the life and crafts of the northerners. During the tour you will get acquainted with the Russian wooden architecture of the XVII-XIX centuries, with exceptional talent and talent of northern masters. Master class in folk crafts. Lunch. Visit to the souvenir shop "Pomeranian tricks". Airport transfer