You will appreciate the richness of the Don past on a trip to the outskirts of Rostov - you will visit the northernmost ancient Greek colony, where the first archaeological museum-reserve of Russia was opened, and ancient Azov, through which the Silk Road passed. In addition, see rare examples of ancient railway equipment and get acquainted with the life of the Cossack village. Individual excursion for 1-4 people Duration 10 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car 6500 rubles per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Ancient history of the Don land Our cities have witnessed great empires, high-profile battles and cultural exchanges. It will be an amazing journey to the eras of Ancient Greece, the Bosporus Kingdom, the Roman Empire, Scythia, the Khazar Kaganate, the Golden Horde, the Ottoman and Russian empires. You will learn about the history of the Don settlements, understand the etymology of the names of rivers and settlements in the region. And also get acquainted with the customs, life and traditions of their inhabitants and different peoples with whom they interacted: Meots, Scythians, Sarmatians, Ostrogoths, Alans, Khazars, Pechenegs, Polovtsians
Ancient heritage of Tanais In the first archaeological museum-reserve in Russia, you will learn about the ancient Tanais, discovered as a result of the research of the Lower Don expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Hear the history of the city, founded at the mouth of the Don and playing for almost eight centuries an important role in the life of the cities of the Northern Black Sea region and the border territories of the Great Steppe. Architecture, crafts, household items and works of art, which are several thousand years old, - this is what will appear to your eyes
Azov Museum-Reserve You will also visit one of the largest archaeological research centers in the south of Russia and well-known abroad. Here you will complement the idea of the rich cultural heritage of the Don region, because the presented collection contains more than 400 thousand exhibits, the earliest of which are about 250 million years old. Paleontology, archeology, nature, art - the history of mankind in a single city
Steam Locomotive Museum In addition to the program, you will visit the Rostov Museum of the History of the North Caucasian Railway. See historic trains, including a unique 19th century Romanian cistern and the first Soviet electric locomotive. And since the exhibition is fully interactive, you can thoroughly study the samples of railway equipment and even sit in the place of a train driver or a stoker
Cossack ethnographic complex The main object of Kumzha is a Cossack village with a church, a square-Maidan and 25 kurens - the traditional dwellings of the Don Cossacks. It was created as a cinema set for filming a feature film about the life of the legendary Don ataman M.I. Platova. Examining the recreated authentic buildings, you will learn about the distinctive folk, religious, military, architectural, craft and economic traditions of the Lower Don Cossacks.
Visits to museums are additionally paid: tickets to Tanais - 405 rubles, local excursion (optional) - 700 rubles; Azov Museum - 320 rubles, local excursion (optional) - 1400 rubles; Museum of steam locomotives of the North Caucasus Railway - 100 rubles.
The beginning of the excursion at the Railway Station Square. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.