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Best Free Tours in Tomsk

Tomsk, a renowned Siberian gem, brims with enchanting architecture, rich history, and academic traditions, offering an appealing allure for travelers. If you’re new to the city one of the best ways to get to its treasured landmarks and hidden gems is on the Essential Tomsk City Tour. This tour navigates through the city’s captivating wooden and stone architecture and Epiphany Cathedral, offering an exquisite slice of Tomsk’s historical essence. Additionally, you can delve deeper into Tomsk with a number of themed tours that cater to all kinds of curiosities. The Tomsk Science and Innovation Tour explores the city’s extensive intellectual prowess, visiting esteemed institutions like Tomsk State University and innovative tech start-ups, revealing the city’s vibrant academic landscape. On the other hand, the Tomsk Folklore and Legends Tour beckons the adventurous with enthralling tales of the city’s folklore, legends, and mysteries. It guides you through enigmatic spots such as legendary haunted houses, imbuing your journey with thrilling tales from the past. Experience the city in all its beauty and depth on these free walking tours in Tomsk, offering an enriching and immersive journey into the soul of this extraordinary Siberian city.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Tomsk

Come on a Tomsk city tour and journey through the city center, a melting pot of history, culture, and architectural brilliance. One of the highlights of the tour is the ornate Epiphany Cathedral, its emerald domes a testament to Tomsk’s rich religious heritage. Not far from here is the prestigious Tomsk State University, Russia’s oldest university in Siberia, its main building stands as a symbol of academic achievement and is a stunning example of neo-classical architecture. Get ready for a dose of literary humor when you come across the unique Chekhov Monument. Surprisingly, it’s not a flattering depiction, but a humorous representation according to Chekhov’s own description of himself. Further on, you come across Liberation Square, a bustling hub of activity, with a triumphant statue of Lenin at its center, it also hosts numerous festivals and events. As you wander around the city, you’ll come across staggering examples of wooden architecture for which Tomsk is renowned, most of these houses were built between the 17th and 20th century. Some stunning examples to look out for include: the House with Firebirds and the House with a Tent. So, get your camera ready and join this delightful exploration and let Tomsk’s charm capture your heart!

Things to Do in Tomsk

Immerse yourself in the richness of Tomsk’s offerings beyond its iconic landmarks. Start with a journey through time in its engaging museums: The Museum of History of Tomsk, with its broad-ranging exhibits, or the Museum of Slavic Mythology, immersing you in fascinating tales of ancient folklore. Tomsk thrives with cultural events throughout the year, with the International Summer School of Semiotics and Anthropology, and the Student Spring festival showcasing its vibrant academic and youth cultures. Its theaters, including the Tomsk Drama Theater and Puppet Theater, offer delightful performances for art aficionados. Tantalize your taste buds with Siberian gastronomy. Savor local dishes such as pelmeni, hearty Siberian dumplings, or sweet vatrushka buns at traditional eateries like the Chekhov Restaurant. If you want to swap the hustle and bustle of the city for calm tranquility bask in the pristine beauty of nearby reserves like the Lagerny Sad Park or sail down the placid Tom River for a tranquil escape. A day trip to a magical taiga forest, a short distance from Tomsk, promises an unforgettable adventure. Tomsk is a celebration of history, culture, food, and nature. Experience the depth of its essence and make your Siberian journey truly memorable.

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