Ossetia and Ingushetia. Winter Express Tour

The landscapes of winter Ossetia and Ingushetia are fantastic in beauty — the purest waters of mountain rivers, beautiful mountain views and, of course, mysterious medieval tower complexes. The best viewing platforms will allow us to admire the beauty of nature framed by mountain peaks.

The trip will take place along the most popular route through the Daryal Gorge. Crossing the Terek River, we head to Jeyra and find ourselves at one of the largest medieval tower complexes. Ingushetia is replete with towers, but it is in Erzya that they are the most numerous. Let's reveal the secrets of the construction and location of medieval defensive structures.

Location

Vladikavkaz
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US$ 216
US$ 210
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 8 Dec
    • 12 – 15 Dec
    • 19 – 22 Dec
    • 26 – 29 Dec
    • 27 – 30 Dec
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Vladikavkaz
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Traditional Ossetian feast
If desired, we can visit the show program in the ethno-national style with dinner and tasting
Three famous gorges of mountainous Ossetia
We will see the battle towers and cave fortifications of the Kurtatinsky gorge, the Dargava necropolis and the infamous Karmadon gorge
Hospitable Vladikavkaz
We will see iconic places and get acquainted with the centuries-old history of the city

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. Sightseeing tour of Vladikavkaz

    Arrival in Vladikavkaz.

    Group transfers from Vladikavkaz airport and railway station to hotels on the first day of the tour to all flights/trains upon arrival before 14:00.

    Accommodation in hotels.

    16:00 Sightseeing tour of Vladikavkaz — iconic places and the centuries-old history of the city.

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  • Day 2 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky — Karmadonskoye — Dargavs
  • Day 3 - An exciting trip to Mountainous Ingushetia
  • Day 4 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels in Vladikavkaz.

The cost of the tour per room, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

PlacementRoom categoryPrice validity period

Dbl

2-local

Twin 

2-local

Single 

1-local

Triple

3-local

DBL+CH 

2 vzr. + 1 reb.

QUAD

4-local

Breakfast

Breakfast

Camellia 3*standard05.12.2024-02.04.20253690036900252005480054000-Breakfast 
Kadgaron Hotel 3*standard05.12.2024-02.04.2025396003960026100580005600073800Sw. table
Planeta Lux 3 Hotel*standard05.12.2024-02.04.20254590045900274506480059400-Sw. table
Junior Suite05.12.2024-02.04.20254860048600360006750064800-Sw. table
Vladikavkaz 4 Hotel*standard05.12.2024-02.04.20254995049950373507020064800-Sw. table
comfort05.12.2024-02.04.20255400054000414007492570200-Sw. table
DoubleTree by Hilton 4*standard05.12.2024-02.04.20258370010620068850-122850-Sw. table

Twin — double room (has two separate beds).

Double (DBL) — double room (one double bed).

Singlesingle room.

Triple — for triple accommodation, hotels/camp sites along the route provide DBL/TWN + additional. a bed or sofa, or three separate beds (depending on the hotel's facilities).

DBL+CH — room for two adults and a child, from 7 to 12 years old inclusive.

Possible accommodation options are indicated. The specified accommodation facilities can be replaced with similar ones by the decision of the tour operator.

"Kadgaron" or Vladikavkaz 3* or 3 nights
"Kadgaron"

It is located in the center of Vladikavkaz. It offers a restaurant, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. At Kadgaron Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a terrace, a bar, a nightclub, meeting facilities and a ticket office. The city Park and the Terek River embankment are a 15-minute walk away.

In the room: cable TV and a refrigerator, some rooms have a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The rooms offer mountain views.

Another option
Vladikavkaz 3*

It is located in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 2-minute walk from the Terek River and the Kosta Khetagurov Park. It offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel's restaurant serves European and Caucasian cuisine. Local cafes, bars and restaurants are a 10-minute walk away. Vladikavkaz Train Station is 3 km away, and Vladikavkaz Airport is 25 km away.

In the room: a minibar, a private bathroom with a bathtub, free toiletries and towels. Some rooms have a view of the river. Other facilities include a desk.

The standard rooms are only on the 3rd floor. These are rooms without a balcony.

Comfort rooms with balconies from the 4th floor and above.

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Another option
"Planet Lux" 3*

It is located in a historic building in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 5-minute walk from Spartak Stadium and Komsomolsky Park. Free Wi-Fi is available. There is a restaurant on site. Vladikavkaz Train Station is a 10-minute walk from Planeta Lux Hotel. Vladikavkaz Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

The room has a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free toiletries are provided in the bathroom.

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Another option
"DoubleTree by Hilton Vladikavkaz"

The DoubleTree by Hilton Vladikavkaz Hotel is located in Vladikavkaz. This hotel is located 1 km from the city center.

In a hotel

You can pass the evening or have a nice time before going to bed in a cozy atmosphere in the lobby bar. There are also two restaurants on site. Do you want to stay in touch? The hotel has free Wi-Fi. Parking is organized especially for car travelers.

Also for guests at the hotel: massage room, sauna, solarium and hammam. Especially for guests who do not miss the opportunity to do sports, there is a fitness center, gym and yoga. Karaoke is one of the on—site entertainment options. Take your pet with you. The hotel can accommodate a pet for an additional fee.

Accessible environment: the elevator is working. Extras: laundry, ATM and ironing services. The hotel staff will support the conversation in English and Russian.

The room is comfortably furnished and equipped with everything you need to relax after a long and busy day. There is a TV, a minibar on request and a bathrobe. The listed services are not available in all rooms.

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"Camellia" 3*

The modern Kamelia-V Hotel is located in Vladikavkaz. It offers free internet access throughout the building, a 24-hour reception desk and a guarded parking lot.

The spacious apartments are equipped with a bed and orthopedic mattress, upholstered furniture, TV, split system. Bathroom with shower and toilet, hairdryer and bath accessories.

A hearty continental breakfast is served every morning for the guests staying. You can also visit the nearest restaurants and cafes, have a delicious meal there and relax in a relaxed atmosphere.

The friendly staff will be happy to help you solve any issue. In the surrounding area, you can rent a bicycle for a while and arrange an exciting trip.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Vladikavkaz

Included in price

  • group transfers from Vladikavkaz airport and railway station to hotels on the first day of the tour to all flights/trains upon arrival before 14:00;
  • group transfers from hotels to Vladikavkaz airport and railway station upon departure on the final day of the tour, meeting in the lobby of the hotels;
  • accommodation in hotels / tourist complexes according to the tour program in Vladikavkaz;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 2 lunches/picnics along the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to the sites of visits according to the excursion program, environmental fees of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Vladikavkaz and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and railway station of Vladikavkaz, as well as any individual transport service.

Book in advance, the number of seats is limited:

  • Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting:
    • adult — 2,200 rubles/person.;
    • a child under 16 years of age — 1,800 rubles/person.;
    • children's menu, up to 8 years old — 800 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Please take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation. When planning a visit to protected areas and mountain gorges, sneakers with durable and non-slippery soles are best suited.

Regardless of the predicted weather conditions, it is necessary to take several warm clothes, several pairs of replacement shoes, and rain clothes on the trip; they will be useful in case of a cold snap. 

Sun hats, cream, sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must-have attribute in the mountains regardless when you travel in winter or summer. Clothing that covers the shoulders and arms during the daytime hours of active sun.

When visiting shrines, you will need appropriate clothing. In the mosque, women need to wear clothes that will cover the whole body, only the face and hands remain open, trousers are also not allowed. It is enough for men to wear trousers and a shirt with sleeves to visit the mosque.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 210
    5 – 8 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 210
    12 – 15 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 210
    19 – 22 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 210
    26 – 29 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 210
    27 – 30 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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