Old Siberian capital weekend trip

If you want to see how and where the first Siberians lived and learn Russian language in immersion, this trip is the best option for you to spend you weekend. Travel to the north of Siberia and see how our great Siberian river Yenisey and what a real taiga forest is.

Description of the trip

Length of the trip: 2 nights, 3 days
Amount of participants: 3-8
Vehicle: Citroen Jumper
Fee: 350 €
Average weather in Yeniseisk: summer + 22 C; winter – 25 C
Departure From school each 2nd Friday of the month, at 15.00.

Schedule of the trip

1st day. Friday

Departure from the school to Yeniseisk. Duration: about 5 hours.

Spend this time enjoying the magnificent north Siberian view: endless taiga forests, impressive Yenisey river, traditional old Russian villages and small industrial towns.Spend your time on the way playing word games and having fun with our professional tour guides and Russian teachers.

You will have two stops on the way: in the Большая Мурта (Big Murta) village and Lesosibirsk (a small town on the left bank of the Yenisey river).

Evening departure to Yeniseisk, dinner in the Шахматное (Chess) café, accommodation a single room in the small hotel Шахматное (Chess), in the city center by the Yenisey river.

2nd day. Saturday

Breakfast in the hotel.

Guided walking tour around the town with its unique old-wooden houses, famous churches and mosques. Visit the museum Фотоизба (the photo izba), the Yeniseisk Local History Museum.

Visit the Museum of Hand Planes which displays the biggest collection of hand planes according to the Guinness book.

Have traditional Russian dinner and spend the night in the hotel.

3rd day. Sunday

Breakfast in the hotel.

Visit the old Russian Monastery with a beautiful small lake and wood around it. 

Lunch-time in the wooden café.

Departure from Yeniseisk. Arrival to Krasnoyarsk at 20.00.


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Kostantinos Karavos

Since studying beginner Russian with Michael it has given me a bit more of an understanding into learning Russian. I had already learnt a small amount of Russian before our lessons but I had many unanswered questions so it has been excellent to start from the very beginning in a well structured manner so that I could cover the bases. Michael was very patient with my sometimes bizarre questions and was very helpful. I look forward to carrying the lessons on when I return back to Krasnoyarsk.

Kostantinos Karavos


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