Achair Monastery, Arboretum and Kalachinsk: a two-day journey for body and soul
Winter is the best time for educational trips in the Omsk region. Take a couple of days to visit the "Siberian Calvary", visit ancient churches and explore the history of charming Kalachinsk. You can combine visits to museums and temples with winter fun: go skating, stroll through snow-covered parks, relax in a sauna - such a trip "for body and soul" you will remember for a long time! If you wish, you can use the route of each day separately or partially.
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Day 1200 km
Arboretum, Achair Monastery
Start the day by admiring the Irtysh from the high "Chersky bank" and walk through the dendrological park named after Komissarov. Komissarov Arboretum, which has more than 120 unique plants. After dinner the way lies to Achairsky female monastery, which received the name "Siberian Golgotha" because of the sad past. To resume your trip tomorrow with fresh forces, you'll stay overnight in Kalachinsk.
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Kalachinsk, the oldest church in the district and winter fun
Kalachinsk traces its history back to 1794: it was then that several peasant families from Northern Russia settled on the shores of Lake Kalach. The city, standing at the crossroads of transport routes, will please you with a real Siberian hospitality and coziness. You may stroll along the main streets of the city, visit one of the oldest churches in the Omsk region. Finish the day at the "Zotovo" recreation base with a ski walk, ice skating or a Russian banya.