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Places that surprise. Journey from Nizhny Novgorod

Road Trip Route. Come down to the mine., Take a picture with the geyser., Go to see Baron Antoine Henri Jomini., Explore the mysterious caves, Take a lot of pictures., .

You have an incredible journey ahead of you. You will go down to the mine to learn all about mining, look into caves and walk through the morning forest. Take a photo with a geyser, or you will not believe that there is such a thing in Nizhny Novgorod region. You will see an exquisite estate and mystical abandoned estates. You will also visit the museum of the beloved by many writers A. Gaidar, a center of folk crafts and a pottery workshop. Are you ready?

Unique Locations, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Nizhny Novgorod

Sati Sarkisyan. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Mining museum. Museum named after A.P. Gaidar. Lake Vad

Today you will visit the amazing Mining Museum. In order to get acquainted with the museum exposition you will have to go underground to the depth of 70 meters. In the afternoon you will visit the A.P. Gaidar Literary Museum to recall the work of your beloved writer since childhood. And towards evening, head to Lake Wad to see the water that's not freezing.

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Gazpromneft filling station #248

The journey begins! To make the road go smoothly, we recommend stopping at a proven gas station - fill a full tank of quality fuel, buy water and snacks.

Музей горного дела ООО Пешеланский гипсовый завод "Декор-1"

One of the most interesting museums of Central Russia. Here you will be given special clothes and protective equipment, and then go underground for 70 meters, where you will learn all about mining and see many exhibits related to mining. *" You can sign up for the tour by phone: +7 910 795 6538* According to the rules, children under 14 are not allowed to enter the mine.

Castle de Santi Restaurant.

Stop for lunch and get some rest. The restaurant Castle De Santi is made in the style of a medieval castle. There is a large choice of meat dishes.

Музей А.П. Гайдара

Visit the museum of the beloved writer A.P. Gaidai. Get a closer look at the life history, everyday life and works of the famous author. I think it will be nice to remember the works you read as a child. Opening hours: Museum works from 09.00-17.00 Day off - Monday

ПКиО им. Гайдара

Take a walk through the picturesque Gaidar Park. Take a leisurely stroll along the park paths, relax and breathe in the fresh air.


Admire the beauty of the famous Lake Vad. The lake does not freeze even in winter. Thanks to internal currents, the water in the lake has a temperature of +4 to +6 degrees all year round, so the view in your photos will be absolutely unique. There are several species of birds on the lake: chong, white-winged tern, and even swans. If the winter is warm, the latter stay for the winter on Vada. Take a walk in the sunset rays along the lake, enjoy this beautiful natural monument.


Dinner in a cozy restaurant is what you need after a busy day. Restaurant Europe serves European cuisine, which you know well.

Day 2: Ichalkovo caves. Pashkov estate. The Jomini estate.

From the very morning you will go to the beautiful Ichalkovo Bor to visit the famous caves. After, you'll see the majestic Pashkov family estate. In the afternoon, visit the museum of Baron Antoine Henri Jomini's exquisite manor and stroll through its beautiful grounds. On the way to the hotel, you will find a real treasure in the countryside - Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

Ichalkovsky Bor

Start your day with a walk in an unusual forest. You will explore the famous Ichalkovo caves. Karst caves of various depths, mainly have a round shape, the entrance to which is located at a height of 5-6 meters from the bottom. The most popular caves are Cold, Nameless, Student and Warm. Be careful, there may be landslides and don't forget your flashlight.

Pashkov Estate

Luxury estate of the Pashkov family! There are several buildings of the XIX century, many of them are half-ruined, but this does not prevent you from assessing all the greatness of the architectural ensemble. Many people think that this is the most beautiful estate in Nizhny Novgorod region. Enjoy and you'll have an amazingly picturesque estate. The entrance is free, for a symbolic fee to the guards at the gate.


Stop for lunch at one of the few cafes in the county.

Усадьба Жомини

The beautiful estate of Baron Antoine Henri Jomini will surprise even the travelers who have seen it. Here the cultures of three countries, Russia, France and Switzerland are united. Start by visiting the museum, where you will learn about the history of the estate and its interesting owner. *" You can sign up for the tour by phone: +7 910 795 6538* The estate is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Tserkov' Nikolaya Chudotvortsa.

An interesting place awaits you along the way. If you have time to capture the receding sunset, be sure to make a short stop. In the picturesque surroundings of the fields, stands the majestic building of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. It's rare to see such architectural monuments in small villages, and this church is worth a walk and a few photos.

Day 3: Geyser Tatinesky. Manor of the Oryol-Davydovs. Museum of ancient handicrafts. Mahare's Workshop

The morning will start at an unexpected place. You will have to find a geyser on the Volga bank. In winter water keeps beating out of it, which falls to the ground freezes and turns into an ice block. Next, you'll find a picturesque abandoned manor. The ideal photo area for your social networks. In the afternoon in a very interesting restaurant, you will visit the Museum of Ancient Crafts and a pottery workshop.

Gazpromneft filling station #239

There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!

Geyzer Tatineskiy

Did you expect to see a geyser near Nizhny Novgorod? The vertical flow from the ground beats a jet of water. In winter the water falls to the ground freezes and turns into an ice block.

Orlov Manor in Simbilei village

Nine original buildings of the XIX century have been preserved on the territory of Orlovy-Davydovyh Manor. Though the estate is abandoned, but it's very interesting to wander here, you can even climb a floor above the surviving steps. Note the large suspension locks on the utility doors, each with a year of manufacture and the owner's initials. You get great pictures here.


You'll have lunch at the Tea and Samovar Cafe. There is a surprisingly cozy interior of the Russian hut and serves our favorite domestic dishes. Be sure to take some pictures as a souvenir. Try borscht and pancakes.

Muzey Starinnykh Narodnykh Promyslov I Remesel Berezopol'ye

Welcome to Berezopolye! On the beautiful territory there are wooden buildings, a church, a gazebo, a cafe, and a large museum with many interesting exhibits. National costumes, artistic paintings, ceramics, golden embroidery, a large collection of samovars and accordions, and other products of Russian folk crafts are carefully preserved here. Travel between regions and times while staying here. Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 You can sign up for a tour [on the official website](http://xn--90aiaajyuaig2l.xn--p1ai/) or by phone: +7 (920) 010-9640; +7 (910) 138-5373.

Masterskaya Makhare

Step into a very soulful workshop that makes artistic clay products. Here they make various crockery, interior items, landscaping objects, panels and much more. See the pottery, find out how it works and buy something for yourself or your friends. The workshop is open every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. If you want to visit the workshop, make an appointment by phone +7 903 605-42-53. [Official website](

Café VIP

Complete your fascinating journey with dinner in a cozy cafe.

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