Reasons To Visit Tomsk
Tomsk is a city with a very interesting history and has developed into one of the leading settlements in Siberia with its many universities, cultural attractions and a diverse ethnic makeup. As one of the oldest cities in Siberia, you can find many beautiful works of architecture and historical landmarks around Tomsk like the Verhnyaya Yelan district which has excellently preserved its traditional wooden buildings. If you fancy a physical challenge with the added bonus of an unrivaled panoramic view over the city then take a walk up Voskersenskaya Hill for a vantage point overlooking Tomsk.
Arriving In Tomsk
Bogashevo Airport is located around 20 km away from Tomsk and mostly handles a range of regional flights. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Tomsk you will not be able to make the journey directly, but the airport has regular connections from airports including Moscow Domodedovo Airport and Kazan Airport which makes it possible for travelers in the UAE to make the journey with only a single transfer.
At Bogashevo Airport you will find only a small range of amenities and services, so don’t forget to bring any essential items you need with you. Once your flight has arrived at the airport you can find public buses available to take you into the city center if you are on a tight budget. Alternatively, you can just as easily get in a taxi outside the terminal building to reach your destination directly.
Tomsk Travel Information
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If you are traveling to Russia as a UAE national you will need a valid visa, so be sure to make a visa application with plenty of time to spare before your flight. In Tomsk the weather is extremely cold and snowfall occurs on almost a daily basis, although the weather warms up significantly over the summer with average highs in the mid-to low 20s from June until August. Tomsk is three hours ahead of the UAE so don’t forget to change your clocks when you land, while you will need Russian rubles as currency during your time in Russia.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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