Krasnoyarsk Tours & Add-ons
Krasnoyarsk is a pleasant Siberian city on the Yenisiy river surrounded by beautiful countryside and makes for a perfect stop to break up the trip between Ekaterinburg and Irkutsk. We recommend 2 nights here which gives time to appreciate the history of the city and explore some of the highlights outside of it including the huge dam and Stolby Park. Contact us with any questions you have.
Day 1 - Arrive Krasnoyarsk
City Tour of Krasnoyarsk’s Highlights
Late morning arrival in Krasnoyarsk where you will be met at the station to start an half day city tour. This prosperous city located on the Yenisey River is highly regarded for it’s cultural life as well as the beautiful scenery of the Stolby Nature Reserve a short distance from the city.
Your city tour begins with the monument to Andrey Dubensky, the founder of the city, which also offers superb views and Karaulnaya Hill where Paraskeva Pjatnitsa Chapel built in 1855 is located. Move on to the Annunciation temple, Intercession Cathedral and Catholic church as well as Mira Avenue, the Drama Theatre, Opera and Ballet House and Yenisey quay. After the tour continue to your hotel to check-in with free time for the rest of the day.
Meals Included: None Today.
Day 2 - Krasnoyarsk
Day Trip to the Stolby Nature Reserve & Krasnoyarsk Dam
Today we head out of the city firstly visiting the Hydro Power Station and Dam, Russia’s second largest. Here you can see the mighty Yenisey river which, at 4,092 km is the longest in Russia. The dam is an extraordinary feat of engineering as it had to be designed to cope with the intense cold and ice pressure of winter. Enjoy a picnic lunch before visiting the Stolby Nature Reserve and make a short walk of about 2-3 km round trip to the centre of the reserve where there are beautiful views and unusual rock formations. Time to enjoy the scenery and nature before returning to the city and a free evening.
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast & Picnic Lunch.
Day 3 - Depart Krasnoyarsk
Free Morning to Explore the City Before Continuing Your Journey
Free time this morning – we suggest visiting the Regional Museum which is easy to visit unguided – before a transfer to the station for your onward train.
Meals Included: Hotel Breakfast.