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Perm region travel The Perm edge

Interesting and fascinating

Our guests are sure to enjoy these interesting sightseeing tours around the city and its surroundings.

Perm sightseeing tour

    

Perm is the city in the upcountry of Russia spreading along the both banks of Kama river. In the near past the city was closed for visitors because of its military industry. Nowadays Perm being one of the largest cities in the Ural region opens its history, its unique culture and its hospitable people to any interested guest.

A city sightseeing tour will allow you to touch the past and get to know the present of Perm. Historical center of the city and old Motovilikha will instantly reconstruct the images of city foundation and its fast development as a large industrial and trading center of the Ural region.

Artillery museum located under the open sky will reveal the history of armory. Here you can find the samples of products from different periods: cannons, artillery systems, whaling guns, etc.

Walking down the streets you will realize that Perm is a theatrical city. The residents are specially proud of the Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after P. Chaikovaskiy. It has a reputation of a cradle of contemporary Russian opera and is considered the third ballet “Mecca” of the country after Moscow and St. Petersburg.

  • The information that last period of a Paleozoic era – the Perm period - has received its name from Perm province will be new to Perm visitors. That is how the word "Perm" appeared in a geochronological scale, being the unique Russian name among such like standards. If you go on this excursion you will be able to attend the place where Roderick Murchison, a world known Scottish explorer was standing. It was he who noticed these ancient deposits and named them Perm.

Central streets, squares, museums and historic landmarks, theatres and university buildings will very well inform the visitors about the city and its life. These buildings have witnessed different events. They reflect the fortunes and stories of many outstanding people. Nikolay Slavyanov, Alexandr Popov, Sergey Dyagilev, Boris Pasternak, Viktor Astafiev – the lives of these people are closely connected with our city and Perm is proud of them. Unfortunately Perm has become of the sites in the series of tragic events connected with murdering the Romanovs dynasty. The tour guide will tell you about the last days of grand duke Mikhail Romanov in Perm.

One of the “must visit” sights for tourists is the embankment of the Kama which is also one of Perm main streets.

Excursion duration is 2/2,5 hours.
The price includes a guided tour and transportation services.

Memorial museum of political repression history “Perm-36”

In 1990s in village Kuchino, located near Chusovoj, a Memorial museum was established. The building of the museum used to be a work camp. So establishing this museum was meant to perpetuate prisoners tortured and killed during repressions. "Perm-36" was characterized by a very severe regimen in comparison with other political camps. The most "dangerous" dissidents and distributors of anticommunist literature, participants of remedial groups, religious, national and other organizations were imprisoned here. The last political prisoner was released in 1987.

Nowadays a few unique constructions characteristic of the totalitarianism can still be found on the area of strict regime: camp hutting, small constantly locked prison cells, punishment cells functioning as intracamp prison, fences ruins. Prison yards bound with iron and watchtowers covered with barbed wire were restored. On the industrial area where the prisoners worked there are preserved buildings of workshops, smithery, powersaw bench, stokehole, administrative buildings, diesel powerplant, lavatory and a log construction of so called duty –a checkpoint between a dwelling zone and the industrial area. There is also a camp management building there. Most buildings date back to constructions of Stalin’s Gulag epoch.

  • In 2004 the UNESCO and ICOMOS experts inscribed “Pertm-36” memorial complex on the «World Monuments Wautch» list. In 2006 UNESCO World Heritage Committee considered inscription of historical monument “Perm-36” into UNISCO World Heritage list.

Excursion duration is 6 hours.

The price includes a guided tour in the museum, entrance tickets and transportation services.

Within the excursion to Memorial museum of political repression history “Perm-36” we would like to offer the following basic program:

The excursion starts in Perm at 9:00. It takes 2 hours to get to the monastery. This time is used by the tour guide to give travelling information. The “Perm-36” excursion takes 2 hours and at 1 pm the visitors depart for Perm. Arrival time is 3 pm.

Memorial museum of political repression history “Perm-36” and Museum of the Chusovaya River History

Visiting Memorial museum “Perm-36” can be combined with visiting an ethnographic complex Museum of the Chusovaya River History located next to Olympic reserve school “Ogonek” . This open air museum exhibits Russian antiques. <br/> The items were brought from all over Kama region. Among the exhibits visitors can see grand rural bench, theater-museum of Russian wooden toy, children's fair roundabouts, tub, mill, well, etc. <br/> Everyday objects, clothes, tools can be found inside the museum buildings. The museum runs counter to the museum traditions. Visitors can touch and hold the museum exhibits which is another advantage of the place. 

The Ethnographic park features Ermak march museum. Ermak was a legendary earliest Siberian explorer.

It is recognized that the founder of the museum Leonard Postnikov is a unique person. He started by establishing in former USSR one of the best Olympic reserve schools on mountain skiing, freestyle, and tobogganing. Supported by his trainees he initiated a series of activities aimed at preserving the cultural and historical heritage of the region thus establishing this museum. He is a very welcoming host and always greets tourists visiting his museum. He is always happy to introduce the visitors to the history of ethnographic park.

Excursion duration is 10,5 hours.
The price includes a guided tour, entrance tickets, transportation services and lunch.


Within the excursion to Memorial museum of political repression history “Perm-36” and Museum of the Chusovaya River History. we would like to offer the following basic program:

The excursion starts in Perm at 9:00. It takes 2 hours to get to the monastery. This time is used by the tour guide to give travelling information. The “Perm-36” excursion takes 2 hours. After the excursion the visitors are offered lunch at 1:30 pm. At 3:00 pm the excursion at the Museum of the Chusovaya River History starts and lasts until 4:30 pm. At 4:30 pm the visitors start their way back to Perm. Arrival time is 7:30 pm.