The expected tourist flow to the Tyumen region within the Imperial Route project is estimated at more than 1,300 people by the end of 2018.
The first tourist group for this project consisted of 24 people; it arrived to the Tyumen region in May 2018. In total, from July to October 2018, tourists from 16 Russian regions (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Khanty-Mansiysk, Yekaterinburg and others) and several foreign countries such as Canada, Serbia, Australia, Estonia, and others have traveled along this route.
In the Tyumen region the Imperial Route includes two programs: for 3 days and 2 nights (Kolokolnikov Estate Museum, Tsar's Pier Museum, Grigori Rasputin House Museum in the Pokrovskoe village, the Museum of the Imperial family of Nicholas II in Tobolsk, the Governor's Palace etc.) and for 5 days and 4 nights, additionally including visits to thermal springs, Alabak tourist complex, Slovtsov Museum etc.
New museum facilities were added, further enriching the Imperial Route contents. This year, a museum was opened in Tobolsk, the first in Russia that is entirely dedicated to the family of Emperor Nicholas II. Historians collected the belongings of the Romanov family in the former Governor's house where they lived in exile for several months: furniture, icons, Alexandra Feodorovna's gospel and the “magic lantern” of Tsesarevich Alexei (the prototype of the modern projector). From April to October 2018, already more than 22 thousand people visited the Museum of the Imperial family of Nicholas II, and 976 guided tours were conducted.
“The launch of the Imperial Route national project was successful. Its implementation demonstrated that it is interesting for adults and children. I'm sure that Tobolsk, being one of the cities included in this interregional project, has great potential to become a true tourist pearl of Russia”, suggested Alexander Moor.
Many tourists took the opportunity to reach Tobolsk in the new Imperial route branded cars, included in the Tyumen—Tobolsk commuter trains and launched this July. These cars are especially comfortable. Here, passengers can use the audio guide, learn the history of the family of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II, listen to interesting facts about stations and settlements through which the route is laid down. As of now, since the Imperial Route train was launched, more than 37 thousand passengers used it to get from Tyumen to Tobolsk and back.
Source: Press service of the Governor of the Tyumen region