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WEEKEND IN KALININGRAD WITH NESSELBEK CASTLE

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WEEKEND IN KALININGRAD WITH NESSELBEK CASTLE


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Day 1.
Arrival in the Kaliningrad region. Transfer to the hotel on request for an additional fee.
Check-in at the hotel after 14:00.
Attention: the program contains the exact start time of the excursions (local time). We kindly ask you not to be late, the bus leaves on schedule.
Excursion 'Königsberg Twilight with the Friedland Gate Museum and dinner at a Bavarian restaurant', 4-5 hours
At 15:40 start from Tourist hotel (53 A. Nevskogo st.).
During an evening tour of Kaliningrad, you will touch the history of the city, take a virtual walk around Konigsberg within the walls of the Friedland Gate, visit the Marzipan Museum, where you will taste the delicacy of kings – marzipan. You will be transported to Königsberg in the early 20th century, visiting the German villas Hufen and Amalienau, and end the evening at a Königsberg cuisine restaurant with signature beer and traditional German snacks.


Day 2.
Excursion to the Curonian Spit National Park, 8-8.5h.
10:35 am start from Tourist hotel (st. .Nevskogo 53)
Route: Forest – pos. Fishing – Dune Efa
The Curonian Spit, created by the sea and the wind, is a narrow sandy strip of land, where the salty sea adjoins the freshwater bay. This unique and picturesque place was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and recognized as a state natural national park. You will touch the mystery of the Dancing Forest, tree trunks here bend in the most bizarre way. Visit the observation deck on the Efa dune , from where you can see the whole variety of landscapes of the spit - sea, bay, pine forests, sandy desert.
The program of the tour until October includes a visit to the Bird Ringing Station of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and from October – Museum complex of the National Park. You will have the opportunity to purchase smoked fish, which sailed in the bay yesterday, it is sold here in abundance.


Day 3.
Free day

An excursion is available for an additional fee " The most western city of Russia '', 5 hours, 15 USD / person
10:00 start from Tourist hotel (53 A. Nevsky St.)
This excursion to the city Baltiysk – the previously closed for free access base of the Baltic Fleet. You will learn the history of the formation of the fleet from the time of its foundation by Peter I, to whom in 1998 a monument was erected on the city pier. You will see the lighthouse of the famous architect Schinkel, the reformatory church that became an Orthodox church and the Swedish fortress, which was built in the middle of the 17th century. and which to this day is an active military facility. See the harbor – gates to the Kaliningrad commercial and military ports, warships and civilian ships, standing at the pier of the sea channel and next to the ferry crossing. See the largest equestrian monument in our country, Queen Elizabeth Petrovna (2004). The pedestal of the monument is designed in the form of a fort, from the observation deck of which you will see a vast panorama overlooking the Baltic Spit, the sea strait and ships in the roadstead. Walking along the pier and the Baltic Sea beach, you will feel a real sea breeze.


Day 4.
Free day
An excursion to Svetlogorsk and the village is offered for an additional fee. Yantarny, 8h, 17 USD / person
09:30 start from Tourist hotel (53 A. Nevskogo st.)
Acquaintance with the village of Yantarny , pre-war Palmniken. The world's largest amber deposit is located here. From the observation deck, you will see a panorama of a quarry where amber is mined by an open industrial method. You can try yourself in the role of an amber prospector and, armed with a shovel, get yourself a " sun stone '' as a souvenir. in a mini-career. All tourists will receive an Amber Miner Diploma. You can also recharge with natural energy and health in the Amber Pyramid, the construction of which took about 800 kg of amber.
The historical center of Amber is located next to the Lutheran Church of 1892. You will stroll down to the sea past the palace-style Schloss Hotel, through the Becker Park with century-old trees. This beach is the only one in Russia in 2016 received a blue flag – the sign of an environmentally friendly beach, equipped according to international standards.
Next, we will get acquainted with the sights of Svetlogorsk-Raushen . You will be enchanted by the ancient architecture of the late 19th - early 20th centuries: private villas, boarding houses, hotels. Organ hall, larch park, water tower, Kurhaus. The symbols of Svetlogorsk are the wonderful works of the German sculptor G. Brachert - "Carrying water" and 'Nymph'. You will see a new 'home' KVN and the Baltic Debuts Film Festival – variety theater " Amber Hall ''. To the sea you will be led by terrenkury slopes, where a promenade was built near the water for the convenience of tourists. Shopping, amber shops. Lunch for extra fee from 350 rubles / person. During the excursion, you will visit the dinosaur hall, where you will see the reconstruction of the ancient forest in which amber was formed. Here is a unique collection of stones with inclusions, as well as amber and amber-like resins from different countries.


Day 5.
Kaliningrad
Excursion 'City of Cheese and the World' with a visit to the Deutches Haus cheese dairy, 8 hours
10:00 start from Tourist hotel (53 A. Nevskogo St.)
Route: Neman-Sovetsk
You will visit the place where the famous Tilsit Peace was concluded. See Queen Louise Bridge , the house where the Russian Emperor Alexander I stayed, hear an exciting story about the history of Tilsit-Sovetsk. Feel the magic power of the beauty of ancient buildings, miraculously preserved during the battles. Lunch for an extra charge.
The ruins of Castle of Ragnit even today amaze the imagination with their grandiose size and thickness of the walls. It was an outpost of the German Order on the border with Lithuania. Next to the castle is the Deutsches Haus cheese factory, where today the cheese-making tradition associated with the famous Tilsit cheese is being revived. You will learn the secrets of making cheese, personally taste the local cheeses. Then you can buy the one you like.
After the excursion check-in at Nesselbeck Castle 4 , dinner at the hotel brewery. Delicious cuisine, unique medieval design and the spirit of the romantic era – just a little bit of what the Nesselbeck can give. You can shoot a bow, mark an ax, ride a horse in the castle arena and visit the Inquisition Museum at the castle for an extra charge.


Day 6.
Free day. Free admission to the gorgeous pool 07: 00-11: 00. Check out until 12:00.
Transfer to the airport or train station is included in the price.

Overview

Itinerary: Kaliningrad – Curonian Spit – Lesnoye – Rybachy – Dune Efa – Svetlogorsk – Yantarny – Neman – Sovetsk – Baltiysk – Ragnit castle – Nesselbek castle – Kaliningrad

Days: 6 days / 5 nights

Group: от 1 pax

Accommodation: 3 or 4

Visa: citizens of 58 states that hold all types of passports are eligible for visa-free entrance to Russia for a period up to 14 days (you can see the list on the official website), citizens of the 52 countries will be able to obtain a single e-visa of up to 16 days (you can see the list on the official website)




Schedule


Available departure dates in 2024: Feb 22 – Feb 27, Feb 29 – Mar 05, Mar 07 – Mar 12, Mar 14 – Mar 19, Mar 21 – Mar 26, Mar 28 – Apr 02, Apr 04 – Apr 09, Apr 11 – Apr 16, Apr 18 – Apr 23, Apr 25 – Apr 30, May 02 – May 07, May 09 – May 14, May 16 – May 21, May 23 – May 28, May 30 – Jun 04, Jun 06 – Jun 11, Jun 13 – Jun 18, Jun 20 – Jun 25, Jun 27 – Jul 02, Jul 04 – Jul 09, Jul 11 – Jul 16, Jul 18 – Jul 23, Jul 25 – Jul 30, Aug 01 – Aug 06, Aug 08 – Aug 13, Aug 15 – Aug 20, Aug 22 – Aug 27, Aug 29 – Sep 03, Sep 05 – Sep 10, Sep 12 – Sep 17, Sep 19 – Sep 24, Sep 26 – Oct 01, Oct 03 – Oct 08, Oct 10 – Oct 15, Oct 17 – Oct 22, Oct 24 – Oct 29, Oct 31 – Nov 05, Nov 07 – Nov 12, Nov 14 – Nov 19, Nov 21 – Nov 26, Nov 28 – Dec 03, Dec 05 – Dec 10, Dec 12 – Dec 17, Dec 19 – Dec 24, Dec 26 – Dec 31 

Available departure dates in 2025: Jan 02 – Jan 07, Jan 09 – Jan 14, Jan 16 – Jan 21, Jan 23 – Jan 28, Jan 30 – Feb 04, Feb 06 – Feb 11, Feb 13 – Feb 18, Feb 20 – Feb 25, Feb 27 – Mar 04, Mar 06 – Mar 11, Mar 13 – Mar 18, Mar 20 – Mar 25, Mar 27 – Apr 01, Apr 03 – Apr 08, Apr 10 – Apr 15, Apr 17 – Apr 22, Apr 24 – Apr 29, May 01 – May 06, May 08 – May 13, May 15 – May 20, May 22 – May 27, May 29 – Jun 03, Jun 05 – Jun 10, Jun 12 – Jun 17, Jun 19 – Jun 24, Jun 26 – Jul 01, Jul 03 – Jul 08, Jul 10 – Jul 15, Jul 17 – Jul 22, Jul 24 – Jul 29, Jul 31 – Aug 05, Aug 07 – Aug 12, Aug 14 – Aug 19, Aug 21 – Aug 26, Aug 28 – Sep 02, Sep 04 – Sep 09, Sep 11 – Sep 16, Sep 18 – Sep 23, Sep 25 – Sep 30, Oct 02 – Oct 07, Oct 09 – Oct 14, Oct 16 – Oct 21, Oct 23 – Oct 28, Oct 30 – Nov 04, Nov 06 – Nov 11, Nov 13 – Nov 18, Nov 20 – Nov 25, Nov 27 – Dec 02, Dec 04 – Dec 09, Dec 11 – Dec 16, Dec 18 – Dec 23, Dec 25 – Dec 30 


Fees

The price of the tour per pax (without airfare), USD:

When placing at the hotel "Akademicheskaya" 3
  (breakfast included)
½DBL (double occupancy) 227
SNGL (single occupancy) 362
TRPL (triple accommodation) 242

 

When staying at the hotel "Don" 3
  (opposite the Amber Museum, breakfast included)
½DBL (double occupancy) 252
SNGL (single occupancy) 415
TRPL (triple accommodation) 270

 

For accommodation at the hotel "Tourist" 3
(breakfast included)
½DBL (double occupancy) 256
SNGL (single occupancy) 417
TRPL (triple accommodation) 260

 

When staying at Holiday Inn 4  
(breakfast not included)
½DBL (double occupancy) 367
SNGL (single occupancy) 498
TRPL (triple accommodation) 344

Payment schedule: 5% – at booking, 95% – 15 or 30 days prior to arrival.

Payment methods:
- bank transfer in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AED, ILS, DKK etc.
- credit/debit card online on our website

Fees include

- transport and excursion services;

- 4 nights accommodation in a hotel of the selected category in Kaliningrad:
    hotel Akademicheskaya 3,
    hotel Don 3,  
    hotel Tourist 3,  
    Holiday Inn hotel 4;

- accommodation for 1 night in Nesselbeck castle 3;

- entrance tickets according to the program;

- dinner in Nesselbeck;

- breakfasts in hotels Tourist or Don, in other hotels breakfasts for a surcharge.

- necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas

- the language of excursions is Russian but the guides speak English.

Fees exclude

- airfare to Kaliningrad city and return

- transfers (airport – hotel 13 USD, railway station – hotel 7 USD)

- additional nights to the tour – according to the main price

- food and all personal spending

- early check-in or late check-out in hotels;

- not included in the program or indicated as additional excursions

- personal English/Spanish guide: 100 USD per required day.

Map

Kaliningrad