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Christoph Lingg


I booked my stay at hotel Gallery in Perm through Ost-West and can only recommend Ost-West as well as the hotel, which is clean, nice and charming!

Jussi Itkonen


We booked excursion to Tsarskoje Selo for 6 people via Ostwest's website. Confirmation came the next day and guide Svetlana met us in hour hotel. She knew everything and we spent information packed 5 hours learning so much about past and also present in St. Petersburg.

Max Ockum


Ich habe meine Transfers vom Flughafen zum Hafen in St.Petersburg und vom Hafen zum Airport in Moskau über Natalia Zolotareva gebucht. Der Kontakt war hervorragend. Die Transfers wurden pünktlich und zu voller Zufriedenheit durchgeführt. Vielen Dank an Natalia und Ihre Fahrer.

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In 1628 between rivers of Yenissei and Katshi the Kozaks built a fortress. The fortress was named Krasni and served as a defense from the Tartars. In 1690 at the place of the fortress the city of Krasnoyarsk was founded. Like many Russian cities Krasnoyarsk was first built of wood. That is why a lot of the houses were destroyed after the conflagration in 1773. The architect from Saint-Petersburg was sent to restore Krasnoyarsk. He made the town look the way it looks today.

In 1895 the Transsiberien Railway was built.This made for a fast development of Krasnoyarsk.

It also served as a place of exile for political prisoners of Russian Empire, most noted the Decembrists. They were sent to Krasnoyarsk after their revolt in December 1825 has failed.

Today Krasnoyarsk with 920 000 inhabitants is an important administrative and cultural center of the region. It offers a lot to its guests. The city is famous for the Paraskeva Chapel, the Government Building and the Clock Tower. The bridges of Krasnoyarsk do offer a thrilling sight too.



The Railway Bridge over Yenissey was built in 1899 by engineer Knorre. The project was based on drawings of engineer Proskuryakov. In 1990 this project was rewarded as the greatest achievement of a technical thought.

To add to the above, there are 166 monuments in Krasnoyarsk, treasured both locally and nationally.

The national park “Stolby” (Pillars) is especially worth mentioning. It is situated on the right bank of Yenissey between the rivers Mana and Basaicha. It meets Krasnoyarsk at its south –west end. The park covers more than 47 000 hectares and is considered to be one of the main attractions of the whole region. It displaces unique rocks, all of different shape; some reach 120 meters in height. Each rock was given its own name. Besides, there are 600 varieties of plants, 178 species of birds, 50 species of animals and 20 species of fish.

We are happy to offer you an invitation letter free when you book your accommodation with us!

  • Hotels in Krasnoyarsk
    Here you will find a list of hotels in Krasnoyarsk with a reservation option. You may book any of the listed hotels via our agency and get a reduced price. If you book your hotel with us, your visa support (letter of invitation for a Russian visa) will be free of charge. If you are interested in booking a different hotel in Krasnoyarsk, please, contact us.
  • Sightseeing in Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk is the center of West Siberia and has a lot to offer to its visitors. Here you will find a list of excursions, tours and day trips we recommend. On request, extra excursions can be organised. If you are interested in this option, please, contact us
  • Transfer in Krasnoyarsk
    Here you will find a list of our transportation services (including the rent-a-car option). We offer individual transfers by private car and group transfers by bus. Usually the transfer does not include a guide, but it’s possible to arrange this. The guide (who speaks one of the available languages) will accompany you to your accommodation and will generally show you around.