To visit the Alans. Winter Tour

Winter tour of North Ossetia. Iconic places and places of power, centuries-old history, ancient Ossetian villages with family, military, residential and signal towers, cave fortifications and religious buildings of Ossetia. We are waiting for a hiking eco-route along the trails of the mountain Digoria and an ascent along the eco-trail to the observation deck overlooking a significant part of the Digory Gorge.

Location

Vladikavkaz
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US$ 313
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 13 – 17 Dec
    • 27 – 31 Dec
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 4 Jan, 2025
    • 1 – 5 Jan, 2025
    • 2 – 6 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Vladikavkaz
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

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
An unforgettable trip to the Digor gorge
Let's look at ancient sanctuaries and crypts, find stones with petroglyphs and medieval defensive complexes
Traditional Ossetian feast
If desired, we can visit the show program in the ethno-national style with dinner and tasting

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.

    19:30-21:30 Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting, on Fridays (extra charge, book in advance).

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  • Day 2 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky — Karmadonskoye — Dargavs
  • Day 3 - Mountain Digoria: Zadalesk — Makhchesk — Uallagkom
  • Day 4 - Alanya National Park, Digor Gorge
  • Day 5 - Alagir gorge — Tsey — aul Nar. Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels in Vladikavkaz and Digor gorge.

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* — The Threshold of the Skystandard13.12.2024-03.04.20255460054600364007980078200-Breakfast
Kadgaron Hotel 3* — Threshold of the Skystandard13.12.2024-03.04.20255750057500374008340080300106800Sw. table
Planeta Lux 3* Hotel — Threshold of the Skystandard13.12.2024-03.04.20256293062930381308881582305-Sw. table
Planeta Luxury 3* Hotel — Tana Park 3*Junior Suite13.12.2024-03.04.20256820068200500659439590675-Sw. table
Vladikavkaz 4* Hotel — Threshold of the Skystandard13.12.2024-03.04.20256710067100483609439587885-Sw. table
Vladikavkaz 4* Hotel — Tana Park 3*comfort13.12.2024-03.04.202573780737805560010200096255-Sw. table
DoubleTree by Hilton 4* — Tana Park 3*standard13.12.2024-03.04.202511120013590089400-160300-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.

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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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DoubleTree by Hilton 4* or "Camellia" 3* or 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 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 transfer to Vladikavkaz airport and railway station upon departure on the final day of the tour for flights/trains later than 18:00;
  • accommodation in hotels/tourist complexes according to the tour program in Vladikavkaz/Digor gorge;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 4 lunches/picnics along the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to the objects 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;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 600 rubles.;
  • 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$ 313
    13 – 17 Dec 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 313
    27 – 31 Dec 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 313
    31 Dec, 2024 – 4 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 313
    1 – 5 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 313
    2 – 6 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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