Kaliningrad is perhaps one of the most interesting Russian cities. Many travellers tend to get here. It is no surprise - there is much to see here. A huge number of sights, proximity to Europe and sea resorts on the Baltic Sea - it’s worth spending at least a few days in Kant’s homeland.
Today's Kaliningrad is both a European and a Russian city. After the victory in the Great Patriotic War in 1945, the city of Königsberg and the adjacent territory became a part of the USSR. A year later, it got a new name, Kaliningrad. Until that time, Königsberg was a major center of East Prussia, founded back in 1255.
During this tour, you will see not only Kaliningrad, but also an amazing miracle of nature, the Curonian Spit, as well as the towns of Yantarny and Svetlogorsk.
Since recently, coming to Kaliningrad has become easier. Tourists from 53 countries can get electronic visas for 8 days free of charge.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel.
Then we will go on a 4-hour city tour. We will see the main attractions of Kaliningrad. The Cathedral (aka Konigsberg Cathedral) is one of the main attractions of Kaliningrad, all the tourist routes start here, it is the oldest church in the city and its visiting card. The Museum of Immanuel Kant and his grave is located here.
You will also see the remains of the city walls, Amber Musseum, Luisen Church, the former Stock Exchange building and the Drama Theatre.
Our next point of interest will be the World Ocean. A collection of mollusk shells and graphics by marine painters, models of ships, the skeleton of a giant sperm whale - the Museum of the World Ocean in Kaliningrad has much to impress you.
There is also a historical fleet here. The legendary research vessel Vityaz, a member of numerous expeditions, found here its last stay. Nearby are the operating space communications vessel Cosmonaut Viktor Patsayev, the fishing trawler SRT-129, the Irbensky floating lighthouse, and the Soviet B-413 submarine. It is possible to get inside most of these ships.
The Curonian Spit is the largest sand mound in the world. Its narrow strip separates the salty Baltic Sea and the freshwater Curonian lagoon. Landscapes of dunes, distinctive expressive panoramas, its exceptional beauty makes it a unique object for ecological tourism. This is an example of harmonious coexistence of nature and a man.
The territory of the national park is a real museum of natural zones. In a small space very different landscapes coexist: sandy desert, forests of the west of Russia, sandy deserts, meadows covered with moss and lichen, southern taiga, dunes, beaches, sea, bay and lake shores.
We will take a walk at Efa, the second highest sand dune in Europe where you can hear the ‘singing sands’. According to scientists, grains of sand, rolling along the slopes of some dunes, create special sound vibrations heard by the human ear.
In summer, season (from May to October): a visit to Ornithology Station is included.
The town of Svetlogorsk is currently the largest resort on the Russian coast of the Baltic Sea. This small town with toy houses and green streets soars above the vibrant Baltic Sea and gives peace and magical clean air.
Yantarny is a village, where the only amber plant in the world that extracts amber in an industrial way is located. Today it is also a tourist attraction: you can learn about the production of amber, visit the viewing platform of the current amber quarry, and also see the beautiful amber museum on the territory of the plant.
At the same time, Yantarny gives an opportunity to relax from the hustle and enjoy pure nature. There you can enjoy the town’s tree-lined streets, pine woods and beaches as well as visiting a former Catholic Church, the Brakhert sculpture park, 19th century Water Tower and Art Noveau bathhouse.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport.
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|Price per person 3* hotel||$505||$505||$744||$744||$1426|
|Price per person 4* hotel||$602||$602||$844||$844||$1590|