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Vologda

 

Tourism

Sobornaya Hill

Memorial Museum of Peter I



The peculiarity of the Vologda Oblast consists in the vicinity of the wildlife which is unique in its beauty, with the ancient monuments of history and architecture. Take a trip to Vologda, your exploration of the ancient city will leave a lasting impression. Here you will see the famous and romantic spots, you will also discover out-of-the-way places.

Vologda has a very advantageous location. It is situated in between two of Russia's major consumption markets - Moscow and St.Petersburg. Vologda is connected with other regions by rail-, water- and motorways and airlines. The city itself boasts an efficient transportation system. The network of buses, autos, trolley - buses and local trains makes getting to and around Vologda easy.

Making a tour of Vologda you will learn the history of the city, visit the Vologda Kremlin, the Sofia Cathedral, Memorial Museum of Peter I, get to know the city's legends, experience the charm of its timbered houses, enjoy the works by Konstantin Batyushkov, Vladimir Gilyarovsky and Nikolai Rubtsov.

Highlights of a guided tour of Vologda:

  • Vologda State Museum-Preserve situated on the territory of the Vologda Kremlin. The displays of the it include the works of old Russian artists and artisans, manuscripts, handicrafts, commodities, coins, weapon and archaeological finds. Here you can step back in time to an era that exemplified grace and tranquility.
  • Vologda Picture Gallery that houses about 20.000 exhibits of painting, graphic arts, sculpture and applied art.
  • Museum of Architecture and Ethnography where visitors can admire an amazing relic of bygone generations in the village of Semenkovo located not far from the Vologda City.
  • Memorial Museum of Peter I that conjures up the atmosphere and images characteristic of Peter I's epoch.
  • Museum of the great Russian poet Konstantin Batyushkov
  • House of the aircraft designer A.Mozhaysky
  • Museum of Diplomatic Corps situated in an old mansion of the 19th century where in 1918 the US Embassy headed by David Frensis was quartered.

The most popular itineraries of Vologda's tourist agencies:

Vologda-Kirillov-Ferapontovo-Vologda, 2-3 days

Tour highlights

  • a guided tour of Vologda, visits to the city's museums (hotel accomodation, meals at a restaurant)
  • visit to Kirillov (127 km off Vologda) by bus
  • Kirillo-Belozersky monastery
  • Ferapontov monastery

Vologda-Tot'ma-Vologda, 2-3 days

Tour highlights

  • a guided tour of Vologda, visits to the city's museums (hotel accomodation, meals at a restaurant)
  • visit to Tot'ma by bus (210 km off Vologda) whose churches with handmade cartouche ornamentation merit special attention

Vologda-Belozersk-Vologda, 2-3 days

Tour highlights

  • a guided tour of Vologda, visits to the city's museums (hotel accomodation, meals at a restaurant)
  • trip to Belozersk by bus (214 km from Vologda)

Vologda-Ustyuzhna-Cherepovets, 3 days

Tour highlights

  • a guided tour of Vologda, visits to the city's museums (hotel accomodation, meals at a restaurant)
  • trip toUstyuzhna by bus (243 km from Vologda), the Batyushkov Memorial Flat, merchants' mansions, parks
  • night in Cherepovets (120 km off Ustyuzhna)
  • a guided tour of Cherepovets