Capital of Siberia

You’ll discover when Novosibirsk’s history began; why an old bridge span is located on the embankment; why the Siberian Titanic sank; how the Science and Culture Center transformed into the Opera and Ballet Theater; and what Novosibirsk has to do with a flight to the Moon.


City Beginnings Park, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, monument to the First Traffic Light, Opera and Ballet Theater, Metal Throne monument, Large Novosibirsk Planetarium

City Beginnings Park

Popular with locals and the visitors, this place is located on the embankment between the Railway Bridge and the Oktyabrsky Bridge.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

One of the first stone buildings in Novonikolayevsk.

Monument to the First Traffic Light

There is a good reason why the monument was placed here. This is where the first traffic light was installed in the 1940s.

Opera and Ballet Theater

The largest theater building in Russia. An architectural monument of federal importance.

Metal Throne monument

This is a wheelchair with small amusing figures of people. You can sit on the throne and try on the crown helmet.

Large Novosibirsk Planetarium

It’s the best of its kind in the whole eastern part of Russia. The planetarium dome is the largest beyond the Urals at 16 meters in diameter.

Botanical Garden

An excursion through the gardens with stories of the old Barnaul Highway, life in the ancient local settlements, and scientific discoveries.
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4 hours

35 km

Gastro Excursion

Walking tour to the mysterious historic building at 22 Krasny Avenue.
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2 hours

50 m

Walk Along the Mikhailovskaya Embankment

Walking tour along the embankment that marked the beginning of Novonikolayevsk.
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2 hours

1 km

On the Trail of the White Wagtail

A breathtaking walking tour along the banks of the Ob with a story about Novosibirsk’s flora and fauna.

1.5 km

2 km

Quick As the Wind

An excursion to the Novosibirsk Racecourse for the most active visitors.

3 hours

11 km

Beard Walk

Visitors will dive into the city’s history and learn about the construction of residential quarters and universities in Novosibirsk’s left bank area.

1 hour 20 minutes

2 km

Memorial Backyards of Kuznetskaya Street

1.5-hour walk around Novonikolayevsk quarters.
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1.5 hours

1.5 km

Travel along a Mystical River

You will visit the officers’ barracks on Topolyovaya Street and learn about the history of Oktyabrsky District.

1 hour 30 minutes

11 km

Novosibirsk Sightseeing Bus Tour

A sightseeing tour is a great way to see all the main sights of the city, learn its history and secrets, listen to local history experts — all this in the comfort of a bus. You will:

  • drive along Krasny Avenue, the landmark of Novosibirsk and the longest, most beautiful street in the city,
  • learn about the origins of Novosibirsk and how a small village was turned into one of the main science hubs of Russia,
  • enjoy the beauty of the embankment and the view of the Ob River,
  • see the monument to the first bridge in the City Beginnings Park,
  • find out what the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theater is famous for,
  • discover some of the space mysteries in Novosibirsk Planetarium.

A sightseeing tour will be an exciting experience for travelers staying in Novosibirsk for just one day en route to other destinations, for those coming on a business trip, and for tourists who are discovering the capital of Siberia. The program will cater to both adults and children.