Winter tour of North Ossetia and Kabardino-Balkaria

In 5 winter days we will arrange a full immersion in the Caucasus – we will see the most interesting places of the republics of North Ossetia and Kabardino-Balkaria.

We will not be afraid to "embrace the immensity" – monuments of nature, history, culture, plunge into the pristine world of mountains, canyons, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, as well as touch the most ancient religious and religious buildings.

Location

Russia, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania, Vladikavkaz
from
US$ 321
US$ 303
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
No need to pay now
Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 6 – 10 Dec
    • 13 – 17 Dec
    • 20 – 24 Dec
    • 27 – 31 Dec
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 4 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania, Vladikavkaz
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
Or text us in messengers

Tour highlights

Ascent to Elbrus
We will take off on a cable car to Elbrus — the business card of the North Caucasus
Amazing nature
Dark coniferous forests, stormy rivers, waterfalls and mountains create the unique beauty of this area
National flavor
Delicious food — traditional Caucasian dishes

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 upon arrival to all flights/trains on arrival before 14:00.

    Accommodation in hotels.

    16:00 Sightseeing walking 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).

    1 more photo
  • Day 2 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky — Karmadonskoye — Dargavs
  • Day 3 - Alagir gorge — Tsey — aul Nar
  • Day 4 - Vladikavkaz — Chegem gorge, waterfalls — Baksan gorge — Narzanov glade — Azau glade/Cheget
  • Day 5 - Ascent to Elbrus. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels/tourist complexes in Vladikavkaz/polyana Azau or Cheget.

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.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Camellia 3* — Tourist Complexstandard06.12.2024-03.04.20255280052800361507762575600Breakfast
Kadgaron Hotel 3* — Tourist Complexstandard06.12.2024-03.04.20255550055500370508100077625Sw. table
Planet Lux 3* — Tourist Complexstandard06.12.2024-03.04.20255974059740371208482578300Sw. table
Junior Suite06.12.2024-03.04.20256235062350453858743583520Sw. table
Vladikavkaz 4* — Tourist Complexstandard06.12.2024-03.04.20256365063650466909004583520Sw. table
comfort06.12.2024-03.04.20256757067570506009461088740Sw. table
DoubleTree by Hilton 4* — Tourist Complexstandard06.12.2024-03.04.20259960012210079800-144450Sw. table

Rooms:

  • 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.

New Year's arrivals 31.12.2024, 03, 05, 07, 08, 10.01.2025 alternative accommodation in Nalchik is possible

"Kadgaron" or Vladikavkaz 3* or 4 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.

1 more photo
Another option
Vladikavkaz 3*

Vladikavkaz Hotel is located in Vladikavkaz, 1.8 km from Spartak Republican Stadium.

It offers a restaurant, private parking and a bar.

This 3-star hotel has an ATM machine.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Room service is available.

Each room is equipped with a wardrobe, TV, private bathroom, bed linen and towels.

There is also a refrigerator in the rooms.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Vladimir Intourist-Ossetia Hotel.

Vladivostok and its surroundings are great for walking and other outdoor activities.

The nearest airport is in Vladikavkaz, 21 km from the hotel.

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.

1 more photo
Another option
"Planet Lux" 3*

Planeta Lux Hotel 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.

1 more photo
Another option
DoubleTree by Hilton 4*

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

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. A fitness center, gym and yoga are specially available for guests who do not miss the opportunity to do sports. 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.

1 more photo
Another option
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.

Tourist complex 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of North Ossetia — Alania, Vladikavkaz

Included in price

  • group transfers from Vladikavkaz airport and railway station to hotels on the first day upon arrival to all flights/trains on arrival before 14:00;
  • group transfer from Azau/Cheget glade to the airport and Mineralnye Vody railway station upon departure on the final day of the tour to flights/trains later than 18:00;
  • accommodation in hotels /tourist complexes according to the tour program in Vladikavkaz/polyana Azau/Cheget/Nalchik;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 2 lunches/picnic lunch 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 from Mineralnye Vody;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 600 rubles.;
  • ticket for the cable car in the Elbrus region: Azau — station Mir — 1,800 rubles.;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program, resort fee;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and the Mineralnye Vody railway station, 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.

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Will there be air conditioning in my room?
Will I need to take cash with me, or will I be able to pay with a card everywhere?
What kind of car is used for excursions?
Can the composition and size of the band change during the tour?
Is the group accompanied by one guide throughout the tour?
Is it possible to take into account the individual characteristics of food on the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
What is the cost of New Year's banquets?

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 303
    6 – 10 Dec 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • from US$ 303
    13 – 17 Dec 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • from US$ 303
    20 – 24 Dec 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • from US$ 303
    27 – 31 Dec 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • from US$ 303
    31 Dec, 2024 – 4 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now