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Sightseeing in Astrakhanprint version

General information

All prices are in Roubles and are valid from 01.01.2021 till 31.12.2021.

All excursions for 1 or 2 people will be carried out by our standard class cars without air-conditioner. For groups of more than 2 people we offer Minivans and Minibuses without air-conditioner. All prices include the fee of a guide who speaks one of the following languages: English and German.

If you would like to book a guide who speaks other languages, please contact us.

A guided car-tour around the town and a «Kremlin» walking tour.


Culturally Astrakhan is one of the most interesting places in Russia. It offers stunning examples of architecture and its history had its moments too. While on tour, you will have a chance to see the main cultural and historical landmarks of the city, to feel the atmosphere of this most southern city in Russia and to take in the stunning panoramic view from the summit of the bridge between left and right part of the old town. Some of the best russian architects of 18-19 centuries worked on main features of the historical centre of Astrakhan: The Russian-Asian Bank, the Astrakhan's Camber of Commerce, Blagoveshenski Convent and of course the fabulous Kremlin with its magnificent tower-clock.

Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
3 hours NO YES 3600 2520 1680 1980 1584 1320

A car-tour around the old town: «Churches and Convents of Astrakhan»


On this superb 3-hour tour you will get a chance to appreciate the diverse history of Astrakhan. You will see the interiors of various churches and cathedrals: the catholic and muslim churches, Pokrovskiy cathedral, St. Vladimir cathedral and much more. You will find out more about the history of different religious institutions and their architectural features.

Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
3 hours YES YES 5040 2520 1680 1980 1584 1320

A day-trip by car to Elista — the capital of Kalmyikiya — with guided tour around the town


A 3-hour drive from Astrakhan with the guide filling you in on the history of town while you ride. Once in town, you will see many truly amazing things, including the unique «Chess-city» where the 23-rd chess olimpics took place. The town is also a world-wide famous place of buddhist pilgrimage. Amongst other landmarks are the central Buddhist convent with the tallest (9 meters!) statue of Buddha in Europe, «The Golden Gate», many sculptures and architectural landmarks. Come lunch hour you will be treated to the Kalmyik's diverse culinary repertoire.

Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
5 hours YES YES 20160 10470 7240 5625 4656 4010

A guded tour by car to Altyinjahr — a historical center of Khazakh culture.


A 1.5 — hour drive from Astrakhan. On your way you will find out about the history of the place. Once in Altyinjahr you will see the White Mausoleum and Kurmangaza house — a memorial to the life and music of world-famous poet and musician. Other museums offer an insight into lives and cultural traditions of locals with the exposition covering every aspect from national dresses to interiors of houses.

Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
7 hours YES YES 7920 3960 2640 2700 2160 1800

A guided tour to the world's saltiest lake — Baskunchak, to the mountain Bolshoe Bogdo and caves.


If you are travelling during late spring/early fall through the summer you have to use this opportunity to visit Baskunchak and have a swim in its salty are water. Its often referred to by the locals as «The Lake of Tears» or «Holy Lake». It has enough salt in it to last the whole Russia for 400 years and its healing powers are greater than those of the Dead Sea. The Bolshoe Bodlo is a unique dome built up entirely of salt measuring 151 meter in height! Many legends are tied to this dome. Sometimes, when the wind is coming the right direction the dome hums. The locals call it The Singing Dome. The caves is another local attraction. About 30 in total, some of them measure over a kilometer in length and over 30 meters in depth. Some of the writings on the cave's walls are dated as far back as 1911.

The tour is completed with folk show and dinner, cooked in Russian stove.

Duration Car Guide 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person
20 hours YES YES 26400 13200 8800 7350 5880 4900