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TOUR 1. OMSK CITY TOUR
1.Walking tour of the historic center of Omsk:
3 hours and for a distance of some 2,5 km.

Price:
1 person: 50 euros
2 persons: 25 euros per person

What's included:
- personal guide ( English, German, French, Spanish)


Picture: the Dormition Cathedral of Omsk- the recovered heart of the City.

TOUR 2: GERMAN HOUSE & VALIKHANOV STREET TOUR
We have here at least three major stories to tell about three great humans who spent their time in Omsk:

The German House of Omsk:
The first one is based on the origin of the house which flourished in Omsk before the Russian Revolution of 1917 and was the center of the German community at that time.

Siberian Art:
The second one - the house remained intact through the Soviet times and in the 70-s was the atelier of one of the greatest Siberian painters - Kondraty Belov. There is a nice collection of his best works to admire.

The Great Man of the Steppe:
The German House is situated on the Valikhanov street within the stone's through from the Valikhanov corner. After the tee ceremony (OPTIONAL) in the museum we make a tour of Valikhanov street where the Kazakhstan Consulate is situated. We will tell you about this Great Man of the Steppe and his breath-taking travel on the Silk Road. Then we visit the pedestrain Valikhanov street.


Duration: 2,5 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 60 euros
2 persons: 30 euros per person

What's included:
- tour guide ( English)
- museum tickets;
- walking tour of the pedestrain Valikhanov street.

Optional:
- tea ceremony with Samovar and delicious cookies


For more information please go to:
Stumpf and Belov- great people of Omsk

The Great Man of the Steppe

TOUR 3: DOSTOEVSKY TOUR
On the night of January 6, 1849, Dostoevsky-was sent from Petersburg to Siberia in a prison convoy. He was to spend four years in Omsk Prison: 'I spent the entire four years in prison without going out, behind walls, and went out only for work.

In Omsk the writer worked in a brick factory, baking and grinding alabaster; he labored in an engineering workshop and also shoveled snow from the city streets. Since it was forbidden to - write in prison, Dostoevsky's main creative work in Omsk was planning his future novels. All around him was a limitless supply of material for such plans. His first work, which he had been absorbing throughout all his four-year experience in prison, was a novel openly dedicated to the theme of the Russian prison, Notes from the House of the Dead. No city in which the writer lived was investigated and described in such detail as Omsk.
Life in prison for him was often unbearably difficult. When he returned to normal life, he didn't like to recall those years. In 1876, in Diary of a Writer, Dostoevsky admitted, 'To this day that time comes back to me in my sleep sometimes and I know of no dream more tormenting'.

During the tour we visit all the places in the city associated with the name of the Great Writer. including the Dostoevsky museum.

And we also see the historical center of Omsk.

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 60 euros
2 persons: 35 euros per person

What's included:
- English speaking guide during the whole tour
- museum tickets

Optional:
During summer when it is warm we can have a tea ceremony in the court of the museum ( Dostoevsky was a dedicated tea-trinker) and discuss with some people of the museum stuff his life and works.

TOUR 4: GENSE BOTANICAL GARDEN TOUR
In 1960-70, Omsk got the nickname “garden city”. City owes this title to great extend to the German agronomist Herbert Gense.

On the territory of the botanical garden of Omsk he collected his most valuable collection of trees and shrubs.

Gense has been working on the introduction and acclimatization of plants of Ural- Siberian region. All in all, he created and introduced about 30 new species of trees and shrubs, which are widely used in landscaping of Omsk, in other cities and regions of Siberia and Northern Kazakhstan.

As the garden is situated out of city's center we have to drive there using public bus.

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 60 euros
2 persons: 35 euros per person



What's included:
- bus tickets
- English speaking guide during the whole tour.

An entry into a guest book:

Just unbelievable - Mr. Gense war a genius! At the same time it is a great pity that he is practically unknown to the outer world. He deserves to be world-known!

We loved the place. All the best to this splendor in Omsk.

Udo and Judith, Dresden/Germany.

October 2014


TOUR 5: OMSK CITY TOUR AND BOAT RIDE
We first make a short sightseeing tour of the center on the right bank of the Om river ( one hour and a half) and then take a boat ride along the Irtysh river up to the railway bridge from the first days of the Transsib ( another hour). Thus you will see both parts of historical center and will learn about the construction of the Transsiberian railway.

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 60 euros
2 persons: 35 euros per person



What's included:
- English speaking guide during the whole tour.

Additional costs: boat tickets (late summer 2018- some 5 euros per person).


TOUR 6: ONE TRANSFER AND THE TRANSSIB MUSEUM
We organizse your transfer with a guide from or to the railway station where you visit a unique Transsib museum on the whole Transsib-line from Moskau to Vladivostok.
During the transfer to or from hotel/home stay we will take a short sightseeing ( orientation) tour of Omsk.

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 60 euros
2 persons: 35 euros per person



What's included:
- one transfer with guide either from or to the central railway station of Omsk;
- English speaking guide in the Transsib museum;
- entry tickets to the museum.


TOUR 7: BIRD WATCHING IN OMSK
One of rather interesting thing for fans of bird watching and simply nature lovers in Omsk is the State Natural Park 'Bird's Haven' which is situated not too far from downtown. Quite unique indeed. The scientists there assert that another such park right near downtown is in New York only.

We offer you a nice opportunity to take a walk there of some three km and of course the process of bird watching in itself is very interesting.

There is a view tower and a dug-out from where we can watch birds with looking glasses from May to September as they come to Siberia, broot and then take leave.

More than 100 species are to be found there, from simple ducks to herons and bittern.

Duration: 2,5 hours

Tour costs:
1 person: 60 euros
2 persons: 35 euros per person



What's included:
- transfer with guide;
- English speaking guide;
- entry tickets.