June 6, 2022: Rostov Oblast Minister of Economic Development Maxim Papushenko presented the tour "Peter the Great's Startup" at a meeting of Rostourism Expert Council in Rostov-on-Don.
The itinerary extends to 265 km (about 165 mi); it takes three days and two nights. The program includes visits to Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog, Azov, and coastal settlements of Merzhanovo, Tanais and Sambek. As long as tourist destinations
associated with Peter the Great
occupy a special place in this program, Taganrog stands out.
The project of "Peter the Great's Startup" brings together Taganrog Visitor Information Center
, twelve travel agencies, hotels, museums, restaurants, gift shops, a winery, Taganrog Yacht Club and many more.
This summer, the travel program might be enhanced through addition of the fireworks festival "Peter's First Salute" and festivals organized by military history societies ("The Siege of Azov" and "Defense of Taganrog in 1855"
As Maxim Papushenko observed, the national recognition of "Peter the Great's Startup" will increase the number of tourists to Rostov Oblast.