Group tours from Vologda

Vologda Oblast Tourism

Like an ide jumping out of the water, Lake Vozhe bent to the north. In the middle, on the Spas Island, in 1472 the Vozhezersky Monastery was founded. But something went wrong with the monks. After 300 years, the monastery was closed, but one of the churches functioned until 1870. The lake is unique. 20 rivers flow into it, relict elms, junipers up to 15 m high have survived on the banks, a taiga liana, calypso orchids and Mary's shoe grow. The banks of the furnace are overgrown with reeds. The name originates from the Vepsians, but the locals often call the lake Charond.


There are still legends that in ancient times Vepsian water Cherendak lived in Vozha. He is not an angry type, grazing mermaids, and in the spring he chopped off the ice near the shores so that the lake would be cleared faster. But the Russians did not like it: they say, the evil spirits themselves are full - why else is Vepsian? They suggested that Cerendak move to another place, and name the city after him. This flattered Cherendaka, he moved to White Lake, and the Russians, on the western, less muddy shore, built the village of Charonda.


The Chronicles mention Charonda in the 13th century. Along rivers, portages and lakes, the path from Beloye Lake to the Frozen Sea and Dvinskaya land passed here. In the 15th century, then still a village, Charonda belonged to the Belozersk customs officer Esip Okishev. He was a devout man, and gave Charond to the monastery. Under Ivan lV, she moved to the oprichnina. Gostiny Dvor was built, which burned down in the fire of the Time of Troubles. It is possible that foreign merchants also traveled to Charonda from the White Sea. Having suffered greatly in the Time of Troubles, Charonda quickly recovered. In 1708 she received the status of a city, in which she stayed for 50 years. The population of Charonda was 10,000 people, less lived in Arkhangelsk. The extinction began with the development of St. Petersburg. Trade through Arkhangelsk decreased, goods went bypassing Charonda.


The last time the journey through Charonda came in handy in the Civil War. Steamships with supplies went along the Vozha until 1920, when the invaders were driven out of the North. Under the USSR, a fishing collective farm was created here, a farm, warehouses were built, and telephone communications were installed on poles. The road was never built, and it has never been here. Charonda is located, as it were, on an island: on one side there is a lake, and on the other there are swamps and swamps. You can get to Charonda by boat in summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in winter, as in the 13th century. Only there were no snowmobiles then.

Today and yesterday

From 1627 to 1708. Charonda was under the jurisdiction of the Order of the Great Palace: goods and food for the royal family were bought here. Charonda today is a dozen crumbling, many of which are two-storeyed with mezzanines, huts and a dilapidated three-altar Church of Zlatoust (1825), with preserved interior painting. In recent years, the flow of tourists who are tired of lying on the beaches has been increasing. Charonda is a place where you want to return.

By the way, according to rumors, Cherendak also returned and lives in an abandoned well.

Tourism in the Vologda region is subdivided into cultural and educational, business, boat, event, ecological tourism, excursions. The manor and park complexes have been well preserved, allowing the development of manor tourism.

The tourist route "Silver Ring of Russia" passes through the region.


Description [edit]

The bulk of tourists visit Vologda (450 thousand people), Kirillovsky district (307 thousand people) and Cherepovets (220 thousand people). [1] Vologda is known as "the city where the carved palisade" is one of the main centers of wooden architecture in Russia, characterized by a variety of styles - from classicism to modern. [2]

Ferapontov Monastery with frescoes by Dionysius is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The ensemble of the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery is on the State List of Especially Valuable Cultural Heritage Sites of the Peoples of the Russian Federation and is one of the most visited places by tourists.

15 settlements have bright urban ensembles. Among them: Vologda, Belozersk, Kirillov, Ferapontovo, Totma (which has its own school of temple architecture) and Ustyuzhna.

Cherepovets is the birthplace of the artist V.V. Vereshchagin and his brother N.V. Vereshchagin, who invented the recipe for Vologda oil. A museum has been opened in their ancestral estate. Near Cherepovets there is a museum of the poet Igor Severyanin, and in Nikolskoye - the house of the poet Nikolai Rubtsov.

Natural attractions include the Darwin State Reserve, the Russian North National Park. Only 8% of the region is under protection. [3]

Other sights are associated with the city of Vytegra (Onega petroglyphs), ancient spiritual rituals are held in the villages of Sizma and Nyuksenitsa, Ustye is a center of boat craftsmanship, Gryazovets is an old merchant town with manors and old parks, Tarnoga is famous for the production of honey, Nikolsk is associated with the name of the writer Alexander Yashin and his "Bobrishny Ugor". Veliky Ustyug gained fame as the birthplace of Santa Claus.

Pozharische village of Nyuksen district stands out for its ethnocultural events. [4] The Vytegorsk region has two unique objects: AtLeKa, which is the watershed of the water systems of the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Caspian Sea, as well as a fifty-meter cliff on the shores of Lake Onega, Andoma Mountain. [5] In the Vashkinsky District, the Lipin Bor - Kingdom of the Golden Fish project is being developed. [6]

According to the RAS (2007), the most developed in terms of tourism are Vologda, Cherepovets, Velikoustyugsky, Kirillovsky, Vologda districts; Cherepovetsky, Totemsky, Gryazovetsky and Belozersky districts are moderately developed; Ust-Kubinsky, Ustyuzhensky, Sheksninsky, Sokolsky, Vytegorsky, Babaevsky and Chagodoshchensky districts have a low level of development; Nikolsky, Syamzhensky, Kharovsky, Mezhdurechensky, Vashkinsky, Babushkinsky, Nyuksensky, Tarnogsky, Kaduysky, Kichmengsko-Gorodetsky, Verkhovazhsky and Vozhegodsky districts are marked with a very low level of development. [7]

Manor tourism [edit]

Bus tour with departure from Vologda, Cherepovets and other cities

The silver necklace of Russia - the world of the Russian North, discovered centuries ago by artists, poets and historians, begins with the Vologda villages with giant houses and monasteries of the Russian Thebaida. There are colossal artistic treasures here; here Dionysius and Rubtsov, Gilyarovsky and Joseph the Golden. Protected by UNESCO! ​​

Bus tour with departure from Vologda, Cherepovets and other towns.

The route includes the historical region on the borders of the Ryazan and Tambov regions, which is figuratively called the "Fruit Kingdom" due to the huge number of orchards and the capital of Russian gardening - the city of Michurinsk (formerly Kozlov). The highlights of the tour are: a tour of the second largest collection of wooden sculptures in Russia - the "Morshansk gods", a visit to the estate of the "white general" Skobelev and a tour of the romantic ruins of Old Ryazan - "Russian Troy".

bus tour with departure from Vologda, Cherepovets and other cities

The Finnish National Route "The Path of Castles and Runes" is a romantic collection of the most picturesque places in the country. Viewpoints with incredible panoramas, medieval castles and giant wooden temples, Kalevala nature reserves and the secrets of the runes, a huge number of lakes on the way and the best shopping prices in all of Finland.

Bus tour with departure from Vologda, Cherepovets and other cities

In this classic tour, participants will have a unique opportunity to compare two complete opposites. Bright, with many avenues and panoramic views, the capital of Lithuania - Vilnius and cozy, like a toy, medieval Riga. Luxurious Catholic cathedrals of Vilna and Lutheran churches of Riga with long spiers. Trakai Castle and Riga Castle. Riga balsam and Lithuanian cheese Dziugas. Jurmala resort and city of artists Uzupis.

Bus tour with departure from Vologda, Cherepovets and other cities

"The Way of the Tycoons" - a tour that connects the sights of the old Belarusian paths - roads or paths that connected medieval places (cities), pans' majonki (estates) and castles of feudal lords or in Polish magnates of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania , which two hundred years ago included the territory of modern Belarus. Two centuries have passed, but the historical spirit of the Radziwills, Sapiehas and Oginsky still hovers over the old-time paths.

Bus tour with departure from Vologda, Cherepovets and other cities

The best excursions in the city

Walking tour of the city with a visit to churches of the 16-19th century and wooden architectural objects

Walking tour of the most beautiful and significant places of the city, with a story about history

The tour reveals the cultural component of the city, where you can get acquainted with its history

On a walking tour, tourists will see the sights and hear interesting stories

The tour will introduce you to the main holy places of the city and Orthodox traditions

5 best excursions in Vologda with experienced guides, prices for tours from 500 ₽

Excursions in Vologda: prices and descriptions

A cozy and very green town in the northwestern part of Russia is known not only for the carved palisade praised by VIA Pesnyary, the Kremlin monuments and the unique lace museum. Popular excursions in Vologda are masterpieces of wooden architecture, dozens of Christian churches, the famous Vologda oil and delicate linen products - only after arriving in the city, you can truly appreciate its many riches.

The date of creation of Vologda is considered to be 1147, but most of the local historical and architectural monuments date back to the 16th-19th centuries. In total, there are about 200 objects located in the city under state protection, the most famous of which are the St. Sophia and Spassky Cathedrals, the Dmitriev Monastery, as well as the ensemble of Vladimir churches. There are several dozen of religious buildings in Vologda today.

Sophia and Spassky Cathedrals

The city is rich in museums and theaters. Dozens of old mansions with carved wooden facades, which are over 200 years old, have survived. It is in Vologda that such buildings create a single ensemble of terraced buildings and have unique design elements that are not found anywhere else.

Sightseeing tours in Vologda

When people come fishing, they want not only to catch fish, but also to have a rest. Some people like noisy companies when they can have fun sharing experiences around a campfire with campers. But most people are tired of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Fishermen are special people, and for the most part they love solitude. Vologda reservoirs are wonderful quiet places with clean water and shores that are not polluted with household waste. Here you can fish, and pick up mushrooms and berries, and enjoy the silence to your heart's content. The fish here is the same as in the rest of the European part of Russia, but its quantity is noticeably greater than in other regions, and there is enough space for fishing.

Sights of the Kirillovsky district

The area is located in the northwestern part of the Vologda Oblast, among the vast water resources and forests. The region is popular with ecotourists, fishermen, and nature hikers with tents. A moderate continental climate is typical for the entire region - severe snowy winters with frosts down to -20 ° С, moderately humid, cool summers with an average air temperature of + 18 ° С.

The area is rich in minerals:

  • peat bogs ;
  • sapropel ;
  • sulfide waters;
  • calcium minerals.

Kirillovsky district has many historical and cultural attractions, many of which serve as places of pilgrimage for believing Christians.

  • Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery;
  • Ferapontovsky Monastery;
  • Temple of Elijah the Prophet;
  • Goritsky Monastery; <
  • Church of St. John Chrysostom.

Despite the abundance of historical monuments, the most popular among tourists are the famous reservoirs, of which there are more than 100. The largest lake in the area is White, which has a depth of up to 20 meters. It is the source of the Sheksna River and the mouth of 17 rivers and streams. By size Beloe is the seventh largest lake in Europe. In addition to Bely, 17 other reservoirs are popular.

Fishing on the Sukhona River

Sukhona is the main artery of the Vologda region. The most promising fishing is carried out in the lower and middle reaches. Fishermen come here for pike, perch, ide, bream, chub, roach, bleak, asp. Float and bottom gear are popular here.

Ide is especially popular among fishermen of the Vologda Oblast. Individuals up to 400 grams peck constantly. The larger ide is usually spinning with the little thing, but its bites are very rare. Ide fishing is most promising near reefs or on fossilized clay ridges. However, this should not be taken as a rule, since the ide very often goes to the washed-up sand spits.

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