Samara a the National Park Samara Luka

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Holiday Inn Samara

The best business hotel in the city the Hotel Holiday Inn Samara enjoys a prime location in the heart of the old town, overlooking the River Volga and within walking distance of the embankment. This Samara hotel is located near to the Philharmonic Hall and Drama Theatre, promenade zone - Leningradskaya street and Kuibyshevskaya street with its numerous shops and boutiques. Samara International airport, Kurumoch is a one hour drive while the railway station is 15 minutes. The Holiday Inn Samara has 177 comfortable rooms including 8 Junior Suites and a Presidential Apartment. Guests can order Room Service 24 hours. The hotel boasts 4 restaurants and bars offering a wide choice of local and international cuisine. The Hotel is also well equipped for hosting business and social gatherings of every description, with 9 flexible function rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 450 guests. Free High speed internet access is available in all guest rooms and public areas. For relaxing there is the hotel SPA and Fitness Club with 24-hours gym. The Spa has a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish steam room and Swedish sauna. Also within the gallery of the hotel is a Travel Agency, Beauty Salon and Hairdressers, Bank and Art Gallery.
Holiday Inn Samara Hotel is a brand new international hotel located in the historical and cultural center of the city, within 5 minutes walk from the Volga river embankment. The location is perfect for tourism, both leisure and business.
Holiday Inn Samara was opened in September 2007. Modern and stylish design always inpresses the guests. Holiday Inn Samara was awarded Golden medal in the IX International Architecture and Design Festival winning the nomination “Public Interior”. Cosy, spacious and unique.
A modern 8 storey building includes 177 guest rooms, an executive floor, 8 Junior Suites, and a Presidential Suit.
A SPA centre with the swimming pool, hydro-massage tub, contraflow, sauna and steam room, vitamin bar, 24 hour gym are the facilities appreciated by hotel guests.
The hotel offers for its guests a choice of 4 dining opportunities. Atrium restaurant — for the world famous Holiday Inn Breakfasts, Atrium Lobby café is a perfect place for the “happy hour” cocktail and a cup of morning cappuccino and the best-in-town cheese cake. Quality service of the Brasserie offering European cuisine is a popular place for spare time among hotel guests and samara citizens. Red Room — fine dining restaurant is a “must visit” place for glamorous young people, romantic couples and business people.
There are 9 technology equipped meeting rooms, all located on the 2nd floor. The conference rooms may host from 6 to 450 delegates. Day light makes any meeting a pleasure. Decorated for banquests the facilities are getting more and more popular for corporate parties and private funtctions: weddings, family holidays, anniversaries.
In all rooms and public zones guests can use Wi-Fi internet free of charge.
For better convenience of the hotel guests there are travel agency, beauty salon, underground parking located on the ground floor.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 40 0 40 5.00 200.00
FIT Standard room 40 3 20 180.00 10,800.00

Renaissance Samara

Conviniently located near the heart of the city, the Renaissance Samara Hotel is within walking distance from the banks of the Volga River. The hotel has a total of 196 guest rooms and suites including 113 King Size Deluxe rooms, 66 Twin rooms, 7 Junior Suites, 8 Business Suites, 1 Vice Presidential Suite and 1 Presidential Suite. The hotel boasts the largest deluxe guest rooms in the town, each features a telephone line with voice mail, internet access, in-room safes, mini-bar, sprinkler system, individual climate control, satellite and pay-TV in-room movies, separate bathroom with bath/shower and hair dryer. Non-smoking rooms and rooms for disabled guests are provided upon request.
The hotel offers a recreation & leisure facilities such as sauna, fitness centre, heated indoor swimming pool, billiard room, bowling. Usage of the swimming pool, sauna and fitness centre is included in room price. The hotel has also some nice places for dining and perfect meeting and banquet facilities.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 40 0 40 5.00 200.00
FIT Standard room 40 3 20 260.00 15,600.00

Azimut hotel Samara

AZIMUT Hotel Samara is located downtown, in the historical and cultural center of Samara at the intersection of the Frunze and Leningradskaya Streets. The interior of the Hotel is firnished in the style of the 19th, 20th and 21st century. Hotel was reconstructed in the year 2008. There are 86 rooms including Standart, Comfort Double and Business Deluxe rooms and apartments. Guests’ rooms are furnished with direct-dial telephones with modem connections, satellite TV and radio. There is a bufet for breakfasts and an Italian Restaurant "Vinopiazza" and a night club "The Desperado Club". Guests can use sauna and billiard.
There are 4 halls for 10 to 150 people. The size of conference rooms are: 160 sq.m., 53 sq.m., 47 sq.m., 19 sq.m..The conference halls are equiped with LCD projector, Laptopk, VCR, TV, slide projector, a wall screen, Flipchart, marker, Orators set (microphone, water, mini-platform), Conference-set (paper, pepcils), conference- coordinator, Internet access and additional service at your request.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 40 0 40 5.00 200.00
FIT Standart room 40 3 20 220.00 13,200.00
DAY 1

Samara Description

The place were later appeared Samara-city was first mentioned in historical chronicles in the year 1361.
Founded in 1586 as a defense outpost, Samara developed into a grain-trade center for the Volga River region. Major industrial growth began in the early 20th century. From 1935 to 1991 the city was known as Kuybyshev in honor of the Soviet leader V. V. Kuybyshev. When Moscow was threatened by the Germans during World War II, the city served (1941-1943) as an administrative center of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Samara, formerly Kuybyshev, city, capital of Samara Oblast, south central European Russia. Located at the confluence of the Volga and Samara rivers, the city is an important port and a railroad and industrial center. Manufactures include motor vehicles, railroad equipment, chemicals, and machinery. Samara is the primary refining center for the Volga-Urals oil fields. Distance from Moscow is 1098 kilometres. It takes 2,5 hours of flight from Moscow to Samara.
Population ( estimate) 1,170,800.
There is Kurumoch International Airport in Samara which is the largest and busiest airport of the Volga region and ranks among Russia’s top ten airports. It has an extensive route network to practically all the regions of the Russian Federation as well as neighbouring and distant countries.
There are also railway station and river station in Samara.
Samara is the city where you can see features of the old merchant city together with features of modern megapolis.
The main interests - Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Drama theatre in the name of M. Gorkiy,Stalin's batcher , Iver Convent.

Samara airport (Kumurovich) arrival

Kurumoch International Airport is the largest and busiest airport of the Volga region and ranks among Russia’s top ten airports. It has an extensive route network to practically all the regions of the Russian Federation as well as neighbouring and distant countries.
The Airport’s terminal complex consists of three buildings (an international arrival terminal, a passenger terminal, and a domestic arrival terminal). Capacity is currently 750 passengers per hour, comprising 600 passengers per hour on domestic flights and 150 passengers per hour on international flights. The Business Terminal was opened in 2003 and has the capacity to handle 50 passengers per hour, while fully complying with all expected world standards.
Airport Codes:
ICAO - UWWWAP
IATA - 145 UWWW KUF
Internal - УВВВАП
Home Airline: Samara Airlines

04:45 07:45 Airport Arrival Samara (Kurumovich) flight LH3210 from Frankfurt

Kurumoch International Airport is the largest and busiest airport of the Volga region and ranks among Russia’s top ten airports. It has an extensive route network to practically all the regions of the Russian Federation as well as neighbouring and distant countries.
The Airport’s terminal complex consists of three buildings (an international arrival terminal, a passenger terminal, and a domestic arrival terminal). Capacity is currently 750 passengers per hour, comprising 600 passengers per hour on domestic flights and 150 passengers per hour on international flights. The Business Terminal was opened in 2003 and has the capacity to handle 50 passengers per hour, while fully complying with all expected world standards.
• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms that should be duly filled in and delivered to the immigration officer that will stamp the form upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure to the Immigration Officer. Passport and Immigration Forms will be needed and collected upon check-in at the hotel and could be retrieved the same evening / the following morning at the reception. The Immigration Area has totally 10 separate booths (from the left) for Diplomatic entry, Russian Citizen and foreigners and might be crowdie during peak hours after 3 pm and usually takes some 15 - 30 minutes. The arrival area have three luggage belts, toilets and basic souvenir shop. Very Limited amount of luggage cart with charge in Euro coins only.
• CUSTOMS:Customs Forms should be filled in for Arrival & Departure in case of carrying currency in cash over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to be given permission to bring cash back while departure from Russia. In case of carrying an access amount these forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line "Goods To Declare". All other passengers will go at the Green Lane "Nothing to Declare" where random checks will be done of luggage in X-rays. In case of lost luggage the person must proceed through Red Line and declare luggage arrived and luggage except. Lost & Found Office located in Customs Zone through Red Channel. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification
• ARRIVAL: Arrival Area includes Meet & Greet Area, bar/ cafe area (rubles only), toilets (free of charge) and access with security control only. Guides/ escorts will meet with in the Meet & Greet Area following the customs zone and transport will be parked outside the Arrival Hall. Approx. transfer to the city 45min - 1 1/2 hours depending on traffic. If agreed and confirmed by RP in advance, presence of representatives of Russkie Prostori Company.
• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE ((preordered): Luggage can be delivered from the Meet & Greet Area after customs according to below portage prices . Luggage can also be delivered from the belt to the bus after identification by each passenger authorized travel staff for a supplement (double price of portage prices listed below) .
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide services 40 1 180.00 180.00
Transport rent 40 1 420.00 420.00
DAY 2

10:00 14:00 - 13:00 Morning City Sightseeing Tour in Samara

You can learn the 400 years history of Samara during the 4-hours excursion around the city by bus. The 5 km long excursion includes seeing the sights in "The Old City" on the bank of the Samara and the Volga. It is worth spending your time on this trip after which you will be able to say, "I know Samara". Tour wil include the following places:
1. The Khlebnaya square, the framework - the part of an old fortress.
The name of that square was given because of the wharf for bread loading, the Bread Exchange, the Bread factory and an elevator. The city was founded in 1586 and since that time there was the fortress in this area.
2. River-boat station, hotel "Russia", embankment.
The modern river-bout station was built in 1971 by the project of an architect Kogan Y. The building of the steam navigation administration of "Volgatanker" is distinguished among other buildings in Gorkiy Street. The architect A. Ushekov built this building in 1937.
3. The Revolution square, Kuybyshev street (old name - Dvoryanskaya).
This square occupies the territory of 125x125 m. It appeared in the first city plan in 1782 as a market. After the fire in 1856 the square became public.The oldest street Kuybisheva that is parallel to the Volga. The old name of the street is Dvoryanskaya. A lot of people think that it is local " Wall Street" (the main street). The building of Mayor, post office, the cinema "Khudozhestvenniy", Central Bank, two hotels " Zhiguli" and " Hansa" opposite each other are situated on that street.
4. The Opera and Ballet House, the Kuybyshev square, the Drama Theatre.
5. Stalin's Bunker.
6. Iverskiy female cloister, the Beer Factory (Dno), the Restaurant "Von Wakano".
7. The Circus, the White House, the Glory square, the Samarskaya square.

13:00 19:00 - 14:30 Lunch at Restaurant Old Apartment

Restaurant “Old Apartment ” is on the most unusual places in Samara. Entering tthis restaurant you are became a guest of people lived in Soviet Union in 50th years XX-th century. Restaurant is designed as old soviet style apartment with all symbols of Soviet Union period: shelves with Lenins’ books, gramophones, antique furniture, newspapers dated 1953, Soviet propaganda posters. Restaurant “Old Apartment ” give very good opportunity to taste Russian cousin – tradition beetroot soup Borsht, Chicken Kiev, Stolichny salad, Cranberry juice and drink Russian vodka . Capacity is maximum 60 persons.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch (Menu TBA) 40 40 40.00 1,600.00

14:30 15:00 - 16:30 Afternoon visit to Stalin's Bunker

There is a 5-storeyed building in constructivism style next to the Drama Theatre. This reconstructed and late 2-storeyed house was the residence of Mayor till 1915. In 1915 it became the residence the Revolution Council. In 1932 the architect P.Shcherbachev reconstructed the building. The building was in ampere style at first and after the reconstruction only the hall remained.
There is a low door next to the front stairs, which hid one of the supersecrets of the World War II - Stalin's bunker. 192 stairs lead to the mine 8 m in diameter. There are studies, living rooms, service and economic rooms in the bunker. There is no other such an outstanding building in the world as this one. It was built from March till December in 1942.
Stalin's Bunker is one of the most curious museums of the present, which has remained since the Great Patriotic War. Until 1990, the Bunker, constructed during the war as alternative General Headquarters, was leak-tight. It was built in 6 months in 1942 with the capacity for 600 people. The construction was carried out day and night in the conditions of high secrecy. This construction has no analogues both in time schedule and scope of work. It seems as if the time has stopped here, and nothing has changed since that time. The bunker contains the conference room, where Stalin could receive a visit from 115 people with reports, the private office with the lounge, rooms on different floors. There are documents in one of these rooms, which had become the museum exhibits. The Great Patriotic War exposition is displayed in museums rooms, here visitors can find out the details of the governmental organizations presence.
The museum of Stalin's Bunker organizes the excursions for 10 - 20 people on the advance booking basis.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price per group 10-20 persons 40 2 75.29 150.58

16:30 - 18:30 Volga River Boat Tour

During 1,5 hours boat tour by Volga River clients will know a lot about one of the longest Russian river VOLGA.
The Volga River, the largest river system and one of the most important rivers of Europe rises northwest of Moscow in the Valday Hills and flows 3,700 km (2,300 mi) to the southeast before emptying into the Caspian Sea near the city of Astrakhan’. It is navigable for about 3200 km (about 2000 mi), and large numbers of ships ply its waters with freight and passengers. The Volga is fed by more than 200 tributaries (about 70 of which are navigable), including the Kama, Samara, Oka, and Vetluga. Together, the Volga and its tributaries occupy a watershed covering about 1,450,000 sq. km (about 560,000 sq. mi), or about 40 percent of European Russia.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Boat rental 40 1 1,600.00 1,600.00

19:30 - 22:30 Dinner at Restaurant Rak House (Crayfish House)

RakHouse (Crayfish House) is the only restaurant in Samara where you can try crayfish.
Restaurants included 2 very cozy rooms that can accommodate total 70 persons. The main specialty of this place is Crayfish (that can offer over 260 kinds), but also they offer a huge variety of dishes from different cousins (Russian, French, German). Also Restaurant is popular for big selection of local beer. 2 big screens allow watching sport matches during dinners or lunch. Central location is very comfortable for including restaurant to tourists program.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (menu TBA) 40 40 45.00 1,800.00

10:00 - 23:00 Transport & Guide at requested language

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the nihgt time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• RE. assistance of guide/hostesse during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more then three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 40 1 720.00 720.00
Transport (43 seats) 40 1 1,200.00 1,200.00
DAY 3

10:00 18:00 - 17:00 National Part Samara Luka Full day Tour (with Picknic Lunch in the forest)

The national park Samarskaya Luka was founded in the unique nature reserve surrounded by the Zhiguli Mountains. The park is located in the Volzhsky, Syzransky and Stavropolsky districts of Samara Region. It was founded in 1984. Its area makes up 128 thousand hectares. It occupies the eastern part of the Zhigulevskaya highland and plateau, bordered by the Volga River. On the north the park borders with Zhigulevsky Reserve. The Zhiguli Mountains are famous for thick pine and oak forests.
The Park's unique biological richness (with more than 1000 plant species) and the endemism of its flora are notable. Elk, wild boar, alpine and European hare, badger, fox, marten are common; wolves can be met as well. Fauna consists of a great number of mammal species (54), bird species (160), reptile species (9), and amphibian species (8).
Duration is 7 hours (including 1houors transfers on the way).
B-B-Q lunch will be served as Picnick during program.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide for the whole day 40 1 720.00 720.00
PERMISSION FOR ENTRANCE TO NATIONAL PARK 40 40 15.00 600.00
PICNIC LUNCH IN THE FOREST 40 40 50.00 2,000.00
Transport for the whole day 40 1 1,200.00 1,200.00

19:00 23:00 - 23:00 Transport Evening (Hotel – Restaurant – Hotel)

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the nihgt time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• RE. assistance of guide/hostesse during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more then three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 40 1 120.00 120.00
Transport (43 seats) 40 1 250.00 250.00

19:30 - 22:30 Hunting Style Dinner at Restaurant "Russian Hunting"

Restaurant “Russian Hunting” is on the most famous dining places in Samara. Unique atmosphere combines two conception: Hunting club (with all attributes) and Beer restaurant. Interior is decorated with hunting trophies, guns and made in the style of old Russian country house. Food is represented by Russian and European cousin with “Hunting” touch. Restaurant “Russian Hunting” is the best place in Samara to taste dishes with game and try different types of beer bough there not only from all Russian regions, but also from abroad. Restaurant includes 3 halls with maximum capacity - 110 persons. Recommended for theme Russian dinners.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (menu TBA) 40 40 60.00 2,400.00
DAY 4

06:00 09:00 Airport Departure Samara (Kurumovich) for a flight LH 3211 to Frankfurt

Kurumoch International Airport is the largest and busiest airport of the Volga region and ranks among Russia’s top ten airports. It has an extensive route network to practically all the regions of the Russian Federation as well as neighbouring and distant countries.
The Airport’s terminal complex consists of three buildings (an international arrival terminal, a passenger terminal, and a domestic arrival terminal). Capacity is currently 750 passengers per hour, comprising 600 passengers per hour on domestic flights and 150 passengers per hour on international flights. The Business Terminal was opened in 2003 and has the capacity to handle 50 passengers per hour, while fully complying with all expected world standards.
• PASSPORT: Prior to check out of the hotel please ensure that all passports and Immigration Forms that was initially stamped by Immigration and Hotels registration has been collected. Customs forms declared and stamped upon arrival should be originals only and again de4clared in Red Channel if bringing back more than USD 1.500 (or equivalent). Transfer from the city approx. 45minutes - 1 1/2 hour. If combining the departure with an excursion to Pavlosk / Pushkin the transfer time will be approx 20-30 minutes (all depending on traffic). Departure from the hotel 3 hours prior departure time or as agreed.
• DEPARTURE: Security check with X-ray for suitcases and hand luggage - which will be marked with security label - in two lines outside the building (and might include queue line outdoor) as well as personal security check prior entering the Arrival Hall. Access to customs area with control of Passport and Airline Ticket prior to Red & Green Channels. Items & Paintings from 1945 or older must be officially cleared from authorities and limitations also of caviar (please note at present - Beluga Caviar is forbidden to bring to the United states) and food product restrictions should be foreseen in respective countries. Airline Counters available in the hall as well as Paper & Magazine shop and Bar / Cafe on the First Floor.
• CHECK IN AREA: on two sides prior Immigration & Border Control. In case of a non sufficient cover of Visa period a penalty will be charged at the Consular Pointe following the Border control.
• DEPARTURE HALL / GATE AREA: Security control of Hand luggage and personal scanning prior to Departure Area in 2 floors. Bottom floor includes Bar, Toilets Tax free shop (with sortiment of Russian souvenirs, Liquors, tobacco perfumes, Russian Champagne & vodka and Red Caviar - Black Caviar is not for sale at the airport). First Floor includes Restaurant & Bar (including Sushi bar), Souvenir Shop, CD & DVD Shop, Fur Shop, Toilets
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide services 40 1 180.00 180.00
Transport rent (43 seats) 40 1 420.00 420.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 1,005.00 40,200.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 210.00 8,400.00
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 179.01 7,160.58
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 1,394.01 55,760.58
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