A major stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Yekaterinberg boasts over 600 historical and cultural monuments – from the geometric architecture of Chekist Town to the soaring Vysotsky skyscraper, where you can admire panoramic views over the city from an observation deck. The city’s thriving artistic community is celebrated through provocative street art and world-class galleries, while its rich legacy as a pioneer of Russia’s underground music movement lives on through an array of buzzing festivals and clubs.
Delve into the city’s dramatic past at the golden-domed Church upon the Blood, a Byzantine-style monument that commemorates the spot where Russia’s last royal family was executed during the Russian Civil War: a shocking event that still inspires fascination a century later. Then take a city tour to uncover Yekaterinburg’s illustrious industrial heritage – the city’s metal was used build iconic international monuments including the Eiffel Tower in Paris, New York’s Statue of Liberty and London’s Houses of Parliament.
Nature lovers can climb ancient rocks and trek through thick forest at million-year-old Lake Shartash or head further afield to ski, horse-ride, paraglide and hike in the spectacular Ural Mountains. Thanks to the mountains’ plentiful reserves of gemstones and minerals, Yekaterinberg has long been Russia’s jewellery centre and boasts an array of locally-run shops selling hand-crafted jewellery and beautifully stone-cut souvenirs.
Foodies can tuck into a diverse culinary scene, ranging from Russian favourites to succulent sushi. Belmesi serves hearty home-cooked Uzbek fare in a laidback setting, while Restaurant №1 offers fantastical molecular gastronomy from celebrated Russian chef Anatoly Komm. You can even learn to make your own Russian-style dumplings at Pelmeni Club. Refined international options include Italian restaurant Maccheroni and traditional Asian eatery Vietmon.
Yekaterinberg is home to a range of top-notch hotels, from lavish skyscraper retreats to trendy boutique boltholes. Located in the city’s second-tallest building, the classy Visotsky Hotel offers sweeping panoramas and exclusive VIP suites for world-class luxury. The modern Hyatt Regency is another stylish choice, where guests can relax in a pool and pampering spa, while the chic Novotel Yekaterinburg Centre is an elegant base in the heart of the city.
Choose from a choice of aircraft, and fly directly to Koltsovo Airport, just 16km from Yekaterinburg. Simply contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to Yekaterinburg.