Saltov culture. Verkhniy Saltov - eco-farm

A very picturesque excursion route around the Pechenezhsky reservoir with a visit to the historical and archaeological museum-reserve "Verkhniy Saltov", master classes, entertainment, outdoor recreation. 

Make your choice in favor of this excursion - and you will not regret:

- because you will come to meet in Kharkov and you will be guided by the director of the Verhnesaltovsky Museum;

- because the sightseeing route passes the most picturesque roads of the Kharkiv region;

- because this is the most distant of all our excursions - it leads already to the Stone Age;

- because it is so interesting to learn new about the history of our state and our region;

- because you will have the opportunity to see a modern dairy farm and taste environmentally friendly products;

- because you can ride a boat or a barge and relax on the shores of the Saltov Sea!

In the program of the tour: road trip, excursion to Verkhniy Saltov, visiting the museum-reserve "Verkhniy Saltov", eco-farm in Khotoml, Starosaltovskiy lyceum, master classes, entertainment, boat trips, outdoor recreation on the Pechenezhskoye reservoir.

So we occupy the most convenient places in the bus and go straight to the Stone Age!


Verkhny Saltov - Rubezhnoye - Old Saltov - Khotomlya - Pechenezhsky reservoir

Duration of the tour

6-10 hours


We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person);

kulesh (from 60 UAH per person).



Type of tour


Rest and recuperation:

It is possible to rest on the banks of the Pechenezhsky reservoir in Rubizhne, Stary Saltov, visit the Parus-Maxi zoological corner, boat or barge trips

Excursion program

A picturesque excursion route takes us along the Pechenezha water reservoir to the historical and archeological reserve "Upper Saltov".
Pecheniz'ke Reservoir - the largest reservoir of the Kharkov region. The Salt Sea appeared on the map of Ukraine in 1963 year. As a result of the construction of the dam, 2 settlements were flooded, over a thousand houses, several thousand people were moved to other places. During the construction on the bottom of the reservoir, bones of the mammoth were found: teeth, cervical vertebra, bone from the foot. Now the Pechenezha Reservoir, which is more than 50 years old, is the main source of clean water for the whole of Kharkov.
Upper Saltov is a multi-layered monument of various historical cultures, the main of which is the Saltovsk culture of the VIII-X centuries. It is here on the second weekend of September that the annual festival "Pearls of Slobozhanshchina. Verkhniy Saltov. Alanian Origins" takes place. 

Excursion to the historical and architectural reserve "Upper Saltov": the remnants of an ancient medieval city on the right bank of the Seversky Donets, excavations of the Saltovsky hillfort, Saltov ceramics, the necropolis of the early Middle Ages - the Scythian podkurganannoe burial, the remains of the stone mine, the places mentioned in the Old Russian "The Lay of Igor's Campaign," the place of the Cossack standing, etc. .
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Visit to anew restored Archaeological Museum in the Upper Saltov. It exhibits finds of the Stone Age, the period of copper and bronze, the early Iron Age, but the greatest number of exhibits belongs to the Saltov archaeological culture.
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Invariant interest of visitors is department "Ethnography of Slobozhanshchina", where objects of daily life, tools of agriculture, tools of artisans are collected. In a separate complex the decoration of the peasant hut was recreated, as well as an interesting collection of Slobozhansky towels.
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The museum offers an interesting interactive excursion program. "School of chivalry": archery and crossbow shooting techniques, target shooting, invisible labyrinth, serso, dart throwing, power and mindfulness contests, master classes to choose from: winders, charms, dumpling molding.

Perhaps the Starosaltovsky Lyceum visit baking workshop.

New! Eco Farm "Mrs. Jupiter" in Khotoml - a farm with modern production of organic milk: a tour of the barn, the process of automatic milking of cows, tasting of milk sweets: cottage cheese pancakes, casserole, hard and soft cheese, cocoa with milk.

To finish the tour, you can tasty kuleshom and rest by the water. Here, too, the choice is unlimited: sailing on yachts, a pleasure boat, catamarans, bicycle rental, renting of gazebos, tents, mangals, etc.
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A little one day to relax? Then we go with an overnight stay!

The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"50 + 444 + 4, 44 + 1040 + 8, 40 + 1436 + 12, 36 + 1830 + 4, 30 + 825 + 4, 25 + 1315+2, 16+2, 17+3, 20+4
6-one-hour excursion150170188208250300350
8 hours tour180205225250300360420
10-one-hour excursion210238262290350420470


transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.


  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing facilities, master classes, theatrical performances, food, arbor rentals, etc. extra charge.
  • Museum-Reserve in the Upper Saltov - 15 / 20 грн. master classes - from 20 грн.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and additional services before booking.
  • Additional attractions that can be included in the journey: a trip to the “Jupiter” ecofarm (1,5 hours) - 80 UAH.


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