Free day to explore the city
Optional: Enjoy a tour of a sturgeon fish-farm with a caviar tasting and head over to the local brewery where you can try different sorts of beer.
Prehistoric survivors of the ice age, sturgeon are among the largest freshwater fish in the world and is one of the most valuable species inhabiting the rivers of Russia. Learn the history, the details about sturgeon and of course try caviar which was for centuries considered nothing more than cheap peasant food, served with porridge and eaten by the bowlful but once Ivan the Terrible got a taste for it, its status changed, and it has remained a delicacy since.
Experience a laid-back atmosphere at a local brewery, sample several varieties of craft brews, then tour the facility and learn about the history of the company.
Optional: Ural Gold mining tour
Russia is the largest country in terms of geographical area. As a result, it has some of the largest mineral reserves in the world. For many years, gold mining by individuals was illegal but recently the state has allowed people to try their luck at finding this most precious of metals.
Gold mining is deeply rooted in history of Russia and dates to the Middle Ages.
Learn about gold panning techniques, spend your time searching for gold and become a real gold miner!