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Travel
and learn Russia

Unique authorial programmes 4 in 1:
language + culture + entertainments + excursions +
Learn more Ural Mountains.

Number in the Register of Tour Operators: RTO 019487

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Travel and Learn Russia programme consists of
Heart-to-heart talks

Let’s chat about Russian culture, habits,
people, history etc. Try to understand Russian
mentality and mysterious “Russian soul”

Immersion into Literature

Let’s discuss works of Russian and Soviet
classical authors. Chekhov, Pushkin, Lermontov,
and Tolstoy will be our companions in a journey

Russian language and theatre

Find pleasure in touch with the great Russian language!
You have an immersion in the language and communication
with people of different cultures ahead of you.
Theatre and stage performances.

Entertainments and excursions

Let’s feel the atmosphere of significant places and immerse
into the world of fairy Russian legends and habits.
Russian tableful and Russian feast

Choose the region for your journey
Description

Сочи прекрасен в любое время года: зимой
и весной, летом и осенью. В феврале — праздник
русской масленицы, возможность попробовать на
вкус русскую зиму в горах, посетить Олимпийскую
деревню. В апреле — красота и благоухание
цветущего Сочи и прогулки вдоль ярко-синего
моря. В октябре — бархатный сезон, возможность
искупаться и позагарать под ласковым осенним
солнцем.

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Price 35 500 RUR
for 7 days per one person,
double bedroom accommodation
Booking
Ekaterinburg – Promotional video
The programme includes
  • Accommodation in comfortable apartments in the centre of Ekaterinburg. Accommodation in the Hotel Golden Beach 4* at Turgoyak Lake, one or two bed rooms, breakfast inclusive.
  • Educational programme — series of talks
    Educational programme

    25 hours in the programme — Russian culture and language lessons:
    – 2 hours х 5 days – Russian language lessons; For Russian native speakers – English lessons at your option.
    – 3 hours х 5 days – Russian culture lessons (arts, literature, history, sociology, traditions, movies, fashion, food etc.).

    Selection of topics for discussion depends on interests of our guests. You will determine the agenda for our communication at your discretion. To do it, please select five topics being of the utmost interest for you from the following list of topics and specify them in your request:

    • About mushroom pickers, thefts, and bribe takers. Social rudiments
    • Russian as a phenomena
    • Russia and the West: fundamental difference of destinies.
    • Guerrilla forces of Russian antiques.
    • What do we usually mean by “the West”?
    • Eastern Orthodoxy as a cultural matrix of the Russian society.
    • Russian people and events. Russian time.
    • Russian narrative of space. Spatiality of “Russian soul”.
    • Icon painting instead of sculptures.
    • Russian escape.
    • Sociology of Russian laughter.
    • Russian games as a symbol of the world
    • Structure of Russian sacrality.
    • Russian She.
    • Male and Female.
    • Androgynism of family. Russian family as an ideal type.
    • Love and the West.
    • Russian dreams.
    • Russian empathy.
    • Russian love.
    • Perennial questions in Russian literature and arts. “Demon” of Lermontov and Vrubel. “Petr and Fevronia”. Vladimir Solovyov “The Meaning of Love”.

    Various works of Russian literature, lectures and speeches of our philosophers, historians, and fine art experts, meaningful films of Russian and Soviet masters will be used for our talks and discussions.

    Our teacher will lecture English or Russian (depending on language proficiency of a group). The lectures will be given in the format of talks and discussions. For guests speaking other languages (German, French, Chinese, etc.) our programme will be held in an appropriate language. The teacher will guide the group throughout the whole tour.

  • Entertainment, sightseeing programme
    Entertainment, sightseeing programme

    The following programme is for two weeks (a programme for one week excludes a tour to Turgoyak Lake by default, but if a group wishes it may be arranged.):

    • Let’s walk along the Dam of the City Pond, visit the historical square, welcome the Tatishchev and De Gennin Monument and learn why it is called “Beavis&Butthead”.
    • Let’s take a look into the Museum of Stone-Cutting and Jewellery Art History and appreciate a unique collection of emeralds.
    • Let’s go for a walk in the Literature quarter. We’ll visit the famous classical-style Church of the Ascension grounded in the XVIII century.
    • We’ll see the most significant classicism monument in the city – the residence of the Rastorguyevs-Kharitonovs. Let’s walk in the English-style garden with the oldest trees of the city, a pond, the Rotunda, and mysterious underground passages (walled up).
    • Let’s visit the Church on Blood standing on the spot where the family of the last Russian Imperator was shot. Here we can see also the monument to the eternal love mates Saint Peter and Fevronia.
    • In the Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts on Plotinka we’ll visit the exhibition of Russian fine arts of the 1930-1950s. There are collections of the fine arts of the XIII-XIX centuries and Hermitage collections presented in the museum.
    • Let’s discover the first and unique Nevyansk Icon Museum. This is a special type of icons painted in the Ural Old Believer traditions, so called “the most rejoicing” icons.
    • Optionally we can also go for:
    • an excursion to Ganina Yama where the functioning orthodox monastery is located; the monastery was built at the place of a mineshaft into which bodies of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family members were dumped on the 17th of July 1918;
    • Or a walk along Vaynera street – pedestrian street in Ekaterinburg. It runs among old-fashioned family houses and was one of the most prestigious business street in Ekaterinburg in the  XIX century;
    • Or Yeltsin Centre, a unique complex, a place being much talked of and debated but still turning heads.
    • Let’s ascend the sky deck of Vysotsky skyscraper, have a cup of tea or coffee in the panorama restaurant Vertikal on the 51st floor wherefrom the whole city is spread out before you.
    • Let’s visit the Opera and Ballet Theatre drawing admiration of spectators from 1912 or
    • Philharmonia, one of the oldest in Russia (1936). It is included into the registry of cultural heritage sites of Sverdlovskaya oblast. In 1998 it was recognized as the Philharmonia of the Year in Russia.

    As a special part of the programme we offer “gastronomical tours” where we discover you the best special places for Russian tableful. This is the Russian cuisine restaurant Pashtet with its interior appearance of the Russian dacha from the 1950s, a Scottish cat and canary birds, and the legendary grill bar 26/28 having taken first place in Popular Vote nomination of the International Foodservice Award Golden Palm. Then we will make and eat Ural pelmeni in Zames.

    Two days — in the country

    We’ll drive to Turgoyak Lake at the borderline between Sverdlovskaya and Chelyabinskaya oblasts. This is one of the most beautiful and clearest Ural lakes that is known for its picturesqueness and unique transparency. It is called “Baikal’s younger brother”.

    • Let’s see some archaeological artefacts including the best known of them – Vera Island. There are located an encampment of Neanderthals (about 100 thousand years old), and remains of a skete of the Old Believers (cells, chapel vestiges), and ancient quarries, and menhirs, and megaliths.
    • In winter we can take an engrossing turn on snowmobiles through a snow-bound wood.
    • Both in winter and summer we are in for exceptional hiking tours. After one of them you can be exposed to the artisanship of a real banshchik. Having warmed up well enough in a steam room, you can dip yourself in winter into an exhilarating ice hole or, in summer, into sun-heated waters of Inyshko Lake or refreshing waters of Turgoyak Lake.
    • We will end our evening at the lake in the restaurants Golden Beach and BBQ-park, summer café Rybnoye Mesto (Fishing Spot), summer tavern Rybatskaya Pristan (Fisherman’s Wharf), or the night club Kontakt if you wish.
    • Viewing and discussion of one of the most significant films of Russian and Soviet masters (English or Russian)

    **For guests that are versant about constructivism we offer optionally the excursion “City of Constructivism. Built in 1929-1936”

  • Visa support
    Visa support

    LEXXIS is a language school and an inbound tour operator. We execute invitation letters for student and tourist visa receiving.

    To receive a visa:

    1. Book the travel at website or send your request via e-mail.
    2. Coordinate details of your travel and time limits with us.
    3. Effect your payment against our invoice and submit your passport data to us.
    4. Receive our invitation letter and apply for visa to the Russian Consulate in your country.

    Don’t forget to tell us your visa and flight details.

    We look forward to welcoming you! Pleasant journey!

  • Transfer to/from airport

The price excludes:

  • flight costs
  • visa costs
  • lunches and dinners

Reviews

I have been learning russian 3 years. I had a 3 weekly intensive russian course in LEXXIS, to prepare for the exam TRKI 2nd level. From the start (since we start to correspound by mail) they were very professional, and they always answered to me immediately and to my every single question. The whole staff of LEXXIS does his job great and very kindly. From the very beggining I have had the feeling, that my teacher is very experienced, she does her job professianally, and last but not least, she is a very nice person. We had very interesting classes, and she explained me a lot about russian culture also.

After this intensive course I succesfully passed the TRKI exam, level B2.

I would recommend LEXXIS and Ekaterinburg to anyone who is studying or planning to study russian. The city is clean and beautiful, and the people are very helpful and kind. There are a lot of interesting thing to see, and all aroung the city there are cosy restaurents cafes, with normal prices and different kind of tasty food.

The city has all kinds of public transport, and it works properly.

I am glad, that I chose LEXXIS, and I will come back to continue my studies, for sure!

Somogyi Gábor

Here is my review,

I wanted to make a short course of russian while I was visiting Ekaterinburg. My friend
suggested me Lexxis. The first day I met Julia whom made me an assessment about my
knowledge of russian. The intensive course went very well for the next days. We dedicated
to follow a book and Julia was open to answer all my questions and improve my pronunciation. I was very glad that I chose Lexxis, the whole staff is very helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I hope this year I will be back to take another course of russian.»

Best regards, Jorge Ramirez

Here is my review,

I wanted to make a short course of russian while I was visiting Ekaterinburg. My friend
suggested me Lexxis. The first day I met Julia whom made me an assessment about my
knowledge of russian. The intensive course went very well for the next days. We dedicated
to follow a book and Julia was open to answer all my questions and improve my pronunciation. I was very glad that I chose Lexxis, the whole staff is very helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I hope this year I will be back to take another course of russian.»

Best regards, Jorge Ramirez
Description

Sochi is splendid in all seasons: in winter and spring,
in summer and autumn. In February there is the
Maslenitsa festival (Cheesefare week) where you can
“taste” the Russian winter in mountains and visit
the Olympic village. In April you can enjoy the beauty
and fragrance of Sochi in full bloom and walk along
the ultramarine sea. In October there
is a “mellow season” in Sochi, you can swim and lie
in the gentle autumn sun.

Down load the programme in PDF
Price 42 000 RUR
for 7 days per one person,
double bedroom accommodation
Booking
Sochi – Promotional video
The programme includes
  • Accommodation in Marins Park Hotel 4* in the centre of the city, one bed rooms (two bed rooms – at option), breakfast inclusive
  • Educational programme — series of talks
    Educational programme

    25 hours in the programme — Russian culture and language lessons:
    – 2 hours х 5 days – Russian language lessons; For Russian native speakers – English lessons at your option.
    – 3 hours х 5 days – Russian culture lessons (arts, literature, history, sociology, traditions, movies, fashion, food etc.).

    Selection of topics for discussion depends on interests of our guests. You will determine the agenda for our communication at your discretion. To do it, please select five topics being of the utmost interest for you from the following list of topics and specify them in your request:

    • About mushroom pickers, thefts, and bribe takers. Social rudiments
    • Russian as a phenomena
    • Russia and the West: fundamental difference of destinies.
    • Guerrilla forces of Russian antiques.
    • What do we usually mean by “the West”?
    • Eastern Orthodoxy as a cultural matrix of the Russian society.
    • Russian people and events. Russian time.
    • Russian narrative of space. Spatiality of “Russian soul”.
    • Icon painting instead of sculptures.
    • Russian escape.
    • Sociology of Russian laughter.
    • Russian games as a symbol of the world
    • Structure of Russian sacrality.
    • Russian She.
    • Male and Female.
    • Androgynism of family. Russian family as an ideal type.
    • Love and the West.
    • Russian dreams.
    • Russian empathy.
    • Russian love.
    • Perennial questions in Russian literature and arts. “Demon” of Lermontov and Vrubel. “Petr and Fevronia”. Vladimir Solovyov “The Meaning of Love”.

    Various works of Russian literature, lectures and speeches of our philosophers, historians, and fine art experts, meaningful films of Russian and Soviet masters will be used for our talks and discussions.

    Our teacher will lecture English or Russian (depending on language proficiency of a group). The lectures will be given in the format of talks and discussions. For guests speaking other languages (German, French, Chinese, etc.) our programme will be held in an appropriate language. The teacher will guide the group throughout the whole tour.

  • Entertainment, sightseeing programme
    Entertainment

    Let’s start from a loop tour

    • Let’s see the PhytoFantasy garden, fountains, Riviera Park, the sea port with luxury yachts and the admirable building of the Maritime Passenger Terminal.
    • We will visit the Michael Archangel Cathedral and the Winter Theatre where classical and folk music concerts are given, outstanding singers and pianists appear on stage, and performances are held.
    • We will end up our day in the best snack bar of the city, where you will taste tempting khinkali, famous Adzharian khachapuri, and delicious Georgian wines.

    Let’s immerse in myths of the ancient Colchis

    • We will ascend Akhun Mountain (600 m above sea level) and visit the observation tower built in Stalin era; one can see the Turkish shore from the tower in clear weather.
    • We will walk along the Agura river in a box forest, see the Prometheus Rock and famous Eagle’s Rocks, and learn ancient myths and legends of the Colchis. We will hike along the Agura Ravine with the Agura Waterfalls.
    • In the evening we will continue our trip, on tasting of Georgian wines with cheeses from local cheese makers and shashlik (shish kebab).
    • If you wish, you can attend a master class in shashlik or khachapuri making.

    Let’s hit the hotspots in Sochi

    • Let’s see the Caucasus Mountains through M.Yu. Lermontov’s eyes from the point at the altitude of 2200 m above sea level.
    • We will go to Krasnaya Polyana locality, visit the Narzan spring Chvizhepse and taste chestnut honey, traditional Russian medovukha (mead) and sbiten (honey-based soft drink) directly at a local bee yard.
    • We will enjoy trout dishes and masterpieces of Caucasian cuisine at a mountain restaurant near the Russian year round resorts Gorki Gorod and Rosa Khutor.
    • Let’s see the Caucasus of nowadays – appreciate the Olympic heritage and embrace the whole Russia in miniature at the ethnographic centre “My Russia”.
    • At Gazprom Laura resort we will visit a panoramic platform at the altitude of 2200-2300 m above sea level and Galaktika entertainment centre where the Museum of Astronautics is situated.
    • We will see fountains and lion sculptures on the roof of Galaktika. Feast your eyes upon the residence of Russian top public officials from a bird’s perspective.
    • We will end our trip on the embankment. We will hike in the Olympic Park and see the evening light&music show of dancing fountains.
  • Visa support
    Visa support

    LEXXIS is a language school and an inbound tour operator. We execute invitation letters for student and tourist visa receiving.

    To receive a visa:

    1. Book the travel at website or send your request via e-mail.
    2. Coordinate details of your travel and time limits with us.
    3. Effect your payment against our invoice and submit your passport data to us.
    4. Receive our invitation letter and apply for visa to the Russian Consulate in your country.

    Don’t forget to tell us your visa and flight details.

    We look forward to welcoming you! Pleasant journey!

  • Transfer to/from airport

The price excludes:

  • flight costs
  • visa costs

Reviews

Here is my review,

I wanted to make a short course of russian while I was visiting Ekaterinburg. My friend
suggested me Lexxis. The first day I met Julia whom made me an assessment about my
knowledge of russian. The intensive course went very well for the next days. We dedicated
to follow a book and Julia was open to answer all my questions and improve my pronunciation. I was very glad that I chose Lexxis, the whole staff is very helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I hope this year I will be back to take another course of russian.»

Best regards, Jorge Ramirez

Here is my review,

I wanted to make a short course of russian while I was visiting Ekaterinburg. My friend
suggested me Lexxis. The first day I met Julia whom made me an assessment about my
knowledge of russian. The intensive course went very well for the next days. We dedicated
to follow a book and Julia was open to answer all my questions and improve my pronunciation. I was very glad that I chose Lexxis, the whole staff is very helpful and made me feel very comfortable. I hope this year I will be back to take another course of russian.»

Best regards, Jorge Ramirez

We are looking to cooperate with partners

The LEXXIS is interested in establishing of partnership
relations with universities, language courses, and travel
and educational services agencies.

We are ready to consider every form of cooperation and open
to dialogue. We pay 10% commission fees or as agreed.

For any details of cooperation and interrelations please
contact the Director of the International Group of Companies LEXXIS,

Mr. Puzyrev Viktor Vladimirovich: lexxis-ekb@lexxis.ru

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