Two Tourist Routes of Ulyanovsk Region Acknowledged as Some of the Country's Best
The final of the IX All-Russian Tourist Award "Route of The Year 2022" took place in Ufa on 2 November. The winners include tours from the region - "Gospoda pionery" and "Ot vagona do perrona".
In total, 63 Russian regions competed in the final and submitted 296 projects.
The project "Gospoda pionery", which is implemented by ANO Exopro "SimbirCity" together with the Agency for Tourism of Ulyanovsk Region and Kuibyshev branch of JSC "FPC", took the first place in the Best Cultural and Educational Route nomination. The project "Ot vagona do perrona. Ulyanovsk" won in the Best Industrial Tourism Route nomination.
Gospoda Pionery, a two-day tour to Ulyanovsk, introduces visitors to the city of two rivers, the homeland of two leaders of revolutions, the city of two different eras. The programme includes tasting of traditional Simbirsk treats, a bus and pedestrian tour, and visits to I. A. Goncharov's Memorial House and Karamzin Memorial Library. The second day includes a cruise along the Volga on a motor ship or a visit to Ulyanovsk Aircraft Museum. At the end of the tour, tourists will take the Pioneer oath in V.I. Lenin's Memorial House and a visit to Simbirsk Classical Gymnasium Museum. The tour has been available since September 2022.
The excursion "Ot vagona do perrona" starts at the square in front of the old station and is held in the train depot. Tourists will learn about many interesting facts related to the railway station and then visit the local museum. You can attend the event using your Pushkin Card.
Denis Ilyin, Director of the Ulyanovsk Region Agency for Tourism, noted that tourist routes are promoted among other activities to implement the national project "Tourism and Hospitality Industry". By participating in such competitions and winning, tourist programmes will become more popular and recognizable not only among residents of the Volga Federal District, but also in Russia in general.