Excursion programs

In order to attract tourists to our city the administration of « Plotnikov’s Guest House ” offers excursion programs.

“The Merchant Taganrog” (sightseeing tour through Taganrog)

“Taganrog Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve”

“The capital of the South of Russia – Rostov-on-Don” (sightseeing tour through Rostov-on-Don)

Historical tourism

Industrial tourism



«The merchant Taganrog»

The city was founded by the order of Peter I in 1698. In the order of September 12, 1698, it was stated: “Taganrog is to be”. From this time begins the history of the city. At that time, steeped in sea glory and having a reputation as a major commercial and industrial center, Taganrog almost became the capital of Russia. But even nowadays the city still holds its ground. Almost the entire history of establishing and development of Taganrog can be seen from the stylish facades of the old city, museums and monuments. Today the main feature of Taganrog is its originality and uniqueness.

Sightseeing tour of the “merchant” city is an excursion into the city of the XIX century, when it was called “El Dorado” (city of Paradise). Seaport and trade made Taganrog one of the richest cities of Russia. During the sightseeing tour, you will learn about the role of well-known merchants in the city, see the architecture and unique monuments dedicated to Peter the Great, Alexander I, people’s artist Faina Ranevskaya and others. The tour route will go through the most popular places of the city. The program includes visiting the Chekhov and the Petrovsky gardens as well as Pushkinskaya embankment. You will have the possibility to climb the legendary stone stairs, which was the place of heroic defense of Taganrog during the Crimean war of 1853-1856. In the upper part of the stone stairs you will see the old sundial, which also has its history.

The landmark of the city are the house and the shop of the world-famous writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. The decoration of modern Taganrog is the monument of architecture of Federal value – Alferaki-Palace and Chekhov Drama Theatre which is one of the oldest in Russia

Taganrog has also Art Museum and the Museum of “Urban planning and Everyday Life”, Chechov Literature Museum (gymnasium), Durov museum and Vasilenko museum.

Taganrog of XIX century was represented by various religious confessions. The tour will acquaint you with the historical sites and religious areas – the necropolis of XIX century, All Saints Church and St. Nicholas Church.

The excursion servicing is performed on a negotiated basis.
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«Taganrog Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve»
(Museums of Taganrog)

There are 316 monuments of architecture, history and culture in Taganrog, therefore it can be called the cultural and historical center of the South Russia and the cultural capital of the Don region. In addition, Taganrog is the birthplace of the great writer Anton Chekhov, whose name is a powerful cultural and tourist brand.
In order to get acquainted with the life and work of the writer we suggest you visit a number of places of memory, and in particular the Taganrog State Literary and Architectural Museum-Reserve, which includes seven existing museums:

  • Museum “Chekhov’s Shop”;
  • Museum “Chekhov’s House”;
  • Chekhov Literature Museum (Gymnasium);
  • Local History Museum (Alferaki Palace);
  • Museum “Urban planning and Everyday Life of Taganrog;
  • Durov Museum;
  • Vasilenko Museum.

Today, the museum-reserve is not only an administrative association, but also a complex system of demonstration of historical and cultural monuments, expositions, where the historical and Chekhovian themes represent a unified picture of the history of the city and region development. Collections of the Museum-Reserve, which have been built-up over many decades, have historical, scientific, artistic value. They reflect the cultural traditions of the city, life and work, work of famous people being pride of the city and of the country. In Taganrog there lived at different times, and were passing through it such famous people as the poets A.S.Pushkin and V.V. Mayakovsky, composers P.I.Tchaikovsky and M.P. Mussorgsky, writers and K.G. Paustovskiy and V.N.Vasilenko artists A.I. Kuindzhi and K.A. Savitski, revolutionaries G. Garibaldi and P.P.Schmidt. In this city was born the People’s Artist of the USSR F.G.Ranevskaya. Beautiful buildings, which later became the historical monuments of architecture, have been built in Taganrog as per the design of architects A.I. Shtakenshnejder, K. Landeron and F.O. Shechtel.

There is also an Art Museum in Taganrog, earlier known as the Taganrog Picture Gallery. Nowadays there are over six thousand showpieces of iconography, painting, drawing and sculpture in its funds. The most valuable part of this collection are the paintings by Russian artists of XVIII-XX centuries such as F.S. Rokotov, I.K. Aivazovsky, I.I. Shishkin, A.K. Savrasov, I.E. Repin, I.I. Levitan, and others.

The excursion program “Taganrog Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve” will allow you not only to get acquainted with the main attractions of the city of Taganrog, but also to see with your own eyes and to appreciate the immesity of the cultural and historical heritage of the city and region.

The excursion servicing is performed on a negotiated basis.
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“The Capital of the South of Russia – Rostov-on-Don”
(Tour through Rostov-on-Don)

During the bus tour your will get acquainted with the capital of the Don Region and of the Southern Federal District, its history, architecture and culture. During the trip to Rostov you will see the main street “Bolshaya Sadovaya”, which has merchants’ mansions of the 19th century,will cross the border of Europe and Asia, will hear about ” Las Vegas of Rostov ” – the left bank of Don, walk along the embankment and see the monuments dedicated to real people and literary heroes as well as make a boat trip through “Father Quiet Don”.

Another page of Rostov is Nakhchivan – a city within the city. During the tour through Armenian quarters of Rostov you will learn about the history of the migration of the Armenians to the Don region, get acquainted with their customs and traditions.

The tour can also include visit to the Rostov Regional Museum of Fine Arts, whose collection includes about 6,000 paintings and drawings, sculptures as well as pieces of applied and decorative arts. The Permanent exhibition of the museum is represented by Old Russian and foreign masters as well as by the artists of the East and of the West-European countries. The museum keeps the painting of Italy and Flanders of the XVII century and the turn of the XIX and the beginning of XX centuries is represented by leading masters of Russia and Don Region.

The tour includes a walk through pedestrian street Pushkinskaya – stone chronicle of the city, where the ancient palaces of the Rostov nobles, the houses built in the Soviet period, modern buildings of glass and concrete, interesting monuments and sculpture park are located in a buried verdure of the chestnut trees. All this creates a genuine impression of the city of Rostov-on-Don.

The sightseeing tour through Rostov-on-Don can be supplemented by excursions to the industrial sites of factory “Rostselmash” and PJSC “Baltika-Rostov”, where you can estimate with your own eyes the processability of Russian engineering and brewing industry.

At your request, on the way back you can visit historical and archaeological open-air museum, which is the only one on the territory of the Lower Don. The walking route will familiarize you with the excavations of the ancient Tanais and with the exposition. Here you will learn about the belligerent Scythians, mysterious places and brave Amazons. Local artisans will give you lessons of ancient arts (in the pottery of the preserve) and teach the ancient art of war (with demonstrations and participation of operating military vehicles of ancient times). The tour season is from April to October.

The excursion servicing is performed on a negotiated basis.
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«Historical tourism»

The land of Taganrog keeps many historical and archaeological secrets. The excavations are being carried out by German and Russian archaeologists in the city, on the territory adjacent to the Pushkinskaya embankment. Presumably, the northernmost Greek colony of Kremny, mentioned by Herodotus in his writings, was located on the territory of Taganrog. It is studied only by fragments of ceramics, which can now be found on the shore of the Azov Sea.

The Pushkarsky order dated 12 September1698 stated: “The harbor for the caravan of sea vessels as per the design and drawings developed and sent by the Italian captain Matvey Simunta is be at Taganrog…” The construction of the harbor started immediately, and this date is considered to be the official day of foundation of Taganrog. When the construction of the harbor was completed, the German General Christopher Herman Manstein wrote in his “Notes about Russia”:… He (Peter I) constructed on the Azov Sea, in an area called Taganrog, a beautiful harbor, which he named the Trinity. All the people who saw the harbor, admitted that it was one of the best harbors in Europe. ” Peter the Great even supposed to move the capital of the country here. But the destiny of the city was soon decided by the war with Turkey which was unsuccessful for Russia. The harbor and the fortress were been destroyed.

After the foundation of Sevastopol in 1783 Taganrog lost its military-strategic importance and became the largest trade port of Russia. Its proximity to the agricultural areas contributed to the development of the city. At that time, there was a brisk trade in wheat, flax, pressed caviar and hemp. 15 foreign consulates were opened in Taganrog.

Active events took place in the city also at the beginning of 20th century, in the period of the development of Soviet power in 1917 – 1918. In 1918 Taganrog was captured by the troops of Imperial Germany, and from August to December 1919, in Taganrog stayed the General Headquarters of General Denikin.

On the 17th of October 1941 Taganrog was occupied by Nazi troops. The occupation lasted 680 days and ended August 30, 1943. You will learn more about these days from the exhibits and collections of the private Military History Museum of Taganrog. The basis of the museum are the war relics: models of ammunition, edged weapons, uniform, documents and subjects of the front life. The significant part of the exhibition are cars and motocycles of the pre-war and war period. The museum is one of the most visited museums in the city of Taganrog.

Not far from Taganrog, near the village of Matveev Kurgan in 1941 took place serious battles of German and Russian troops, who later became known as “Mius-Front”. Three years of fighting, hundreds of thousands of soldiers’ lives! Soil soaked in blood, keeps a real reminder of those events. Weapons and personal belongings, the remains of fallen soldiers – all this is being found today by the special search squads. Every year, participants of military-historical clubs arrange in these places the reconstructions of the fights, where the uniform of participants, military equipment, models of weapons and military facilities correspond to the times of the war of 1941-1945.

The excursion servicing is performed on a negotiated basis.
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«Industrial Taganrog»

Modern Taganrog is not only a historical and cultural city, but also an important industrial center in the south of Russia. The city is represented by a wide range of industries. Ferrous metallurgy, machine building and aircraft production have long traditions. Engineering, production and maintenance of electronic and radio-technical appliances, production of construction materials, light and food industries are also well-developed directions. The youngest branch of the city industry which is developing most actively is the automobile production. In addition, in Taganrog there are dozens of small factories and small businesses: a brick factory, a furniture factory, manufacturers of concrete products and others.

The dominant position in the industry of the city has the “Taganrog Metallurgical Plant”. The priority for the company is the manufacture of seamless pipes for the oil and gas pipelines.

The Taganrog Boiler Making Works “Krasny Kotelshchik” is one of the largest power engineering companies of the country. Boiler equipment, manufactured by “Krasny Kotelshik”, is operated in more than 60 countries around the world. The company has the status of an energy company with a worldwide reputation.

Beriev Aviation Plant designs and manufactures amphibious aircrafts.

The enterprise of the defense complex “Taganrog Works “Priboy” is one of the country’s leading instrument-making enterprises. Almost all naval surface ships using hydroacoustic devices are equipped with the products of the plant. In addition to the special products, the company produces fish-finding equipment, medical equipment, and consumer goods.

Factory “Krasny Gidropress” is a defense enterprise, part of the JSC “Corporation” Tactical Missiles “, working on the production of civil and military products.

Production and trading company “Lemax” specializes in the production of household gas equipment. The company has a plant for the production of ceramic bricks and a retail network for sale of construction materials.

As a part of the excursion program “Industrial tourism” the adinistration of Plotnikovs Guest House offers you to get acquainted with the production of JSC “Taganrog Metallurgical Plant”, JSC “Krasny Kotelshchik”, JSC “Beriev Aircraft Company”, JSC” Taganrog Works “Priboy”, LLC “HT AUTO”, LLC “Lemax” and others.

The excursion servicing is performed on a negotiated basis.
Email: plotnikov-dom@mail.ru to preorder.

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