Saint Petersburg (3 days) – Mandrogi – Kizhi – Goritsy – Yaroslavl – Uglich – Moscow (3 days)

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Uglich

24 Jul. 2022, Sunday

Nizhny Novgorod

03 Aug. 2022, Wednesday

Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1:  24 July (Sun.)
Departure at 16:30
Uglich
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Uglich

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Departure at 16:30
Walking tour of the city with a visit to the Museum of Hydropower
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Uglich is an ancient town on the bank of the Volga. Nowadays it is difficult to tell why it got such a name. Some researchers claim that it is about the coal mines here, others - in the Volga, which in this place changes direction, forming an angle.

But, whatever the case, Uglich remains one of the most beloved cities, and since 2017 he has been part of the Golden Ring of Russia. Travellers are attracted to the atmosphere of comfort, silence and peace, picturesque streets, beautiful architectural monuments and unusual museums.

This excursion will allow you to get acquainted with Uglich 's centuries-old history in its development. To see ancient churches located on the territory of the Kremlin and to visit the Museum of Hydropower opened in 2006. Together with the tour guide tourists will study exhibits of 11 halls. Here you can learn about the history of hydropower in the USSR and Russia, study the types of hydropower plants, and see how the water mill works. This museum is a real interactive complex, the motto of which is "Touching with hands is allowed!." Therefore, it will be interesting for both adults and young travellers.

Walking tour of the Kremlin with visit to TsarevichDimitriy Church on Blood, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral
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You will get acquainted with the city of Uglich, its architecture and centuries-old history.

The walk will begin with a visit to the Kremlin, located on the picturesque bank of the Volga. On its territory the princely chambers, the oldest building in the city and one of the oldest samples of residential architecture in Russia are preserved. Here is also the Cathedral of Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy, built in the 18th century and painted by a group of artists headed by the fortress peasant Timothy Medvedev. Travellersare invariably admired by biblical stories that decorate walls and resemble the works of famous Italian Renaissance artists. The six-tier iconostasis with unique icons of the XVII-XVIII centuries also deserves special attention.

Getting to know with Uglich will continue in one of the monasteries.

This small city, which is part of the Golden Ring of Russia, which has been enjoying the love of tourists for a year. Many of them return to Uglićover and over again. What is the secret to his attraction? We invite you to answer this question yourself after the excursion.

DAY 2:  25 July (Mon.)
Yaroslavl
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Yaroslavl

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Bus tour of the city with a visit to the temple of John the Precursor and Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Monastery
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More than a thousand years worth Jaroslav l. According to legend, it was founded by Jaroslav Wise on the place where the bear won. Experts argue that this is just a beautiful legend. And the residents of the city point to the city coat of arms on which this wild beast is painted.

In modern timesYarovl is a city-museum, which has preserved a huge number of architectural monuments. Travellers visit the ancient Epiphany Square and learn the history of the oldest theatre in Russia. They are welcomed by the Assumption Cathedral, erected near the arrow of the Volga and Kourosli rivers, and will visit the Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Monastery, the walls of which have repeatedly protected the city since the 12th century. Every tourist heard about this monastery in lessons not only of history, but also of literature: here in the 18th century found "Word about the regiment of Igorev."

Travellerswill certainly be struck by the church of John the Precursor, which is considered the most artistic Yaroslav temple. By the way, her outline will seem familiar even to those who have not been to Yaroslav: it is she who decorates the bill with the dignity of 1000 rubles.

Kostroma

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DAY 3:  26 July (Tue.)
Nizhny Novgorod
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Nizhny Novgorod

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Bus tour of the city with a visit to the Kremlin
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Nizhny Novgorod is a city that stands at the confluence of two rivers: Oki and Volga. One of its attractions is the Kremlin erected in the early 16th century. Nizhny Novgorod is proud of him and tells that these walls were not taken by any enemy. Moreover, in the 17th century Nizhny Novgorod became one of the centers of the people 's militia: it was here that the troops of KuzmaMinin and Prince Dmitry Pozharskiy gathered.

During the excursion the travellers will get to the territory of the Kremlin and will see Mikhail-Archangel Cathedral, the oldest stone temple in Nizhny Novgorod.

Tourists will also visit Greater Kolskaya Street. In the 19th century, it began to build stone buildings, houses of officials and representatives of princely genera, thanks to which it was often called "noble" in the people. Travellers also visit Christmas Street, a peer of Nizhny Novgorod, where there are more than 30 monuments of architecture! One of them is the carved and dressed cathedral of the Holy Virgin.

The tour of Nizhny Novgorod is good that you will be able to learn more about this city, find yourself in places where history has been done, as well as to admire the views of Volga, which open from the embankment of Fedorovsky and Chkalovsky stairs.

Bus tour of the city Orthodox churches and monasteries
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For centuries life has been boiling in Nizhny Novgorod monasteries: icons and books have been written, a record has been conducted, according to which we today learn about the events of distant years.

The oldest residence of Nizhny Novgorod is considered the Annunciation Monastery. Its first walls, at that time still wooden, ascended about 800 years ago near the place where Oka flows into the Volga. The main attraction of the monastery is the snow-white Annunciation Cathedral, where an amazing porcelain iconostasis is installed.

Equally popular is the Pomersky Monastery. Once there lived monks in dug caves. Today Pomerskoe abode is included in the lists of the most beautiful on the Volga, it has a museum dedicated to the history of the Novgorod Diocese.

Against the background of medieval monasteries, the next attraction seems quite young. The age of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, standing on the arrow of Volga and Oki, is slightly more than 150 years. However, it also ranks high in various ratings every year: the cathedral of an unusual sand shade is included ТОП-5 the list of the highest Orthodox churches in Russia.

DAY 4:  27 July (Wed.)
Kazan
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Kazan

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DAY 5:  28 July (Thu.)
Nizhnekamsk
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Nizhnekamsk

Walk to the Red Key
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It is not often the case that both Muslims and Christians go to a miraculous source on pilgrimage. Meanwhile, it is in Nizhnekamsk that such an amazing shrine is located. This source is located on the bank of Kama in the village of Red Key - a well-equipped protected corner of nature.

There are many natural attractions that will please fans of photography. But the purpose of walking on the Red Key is, of course, a spring. Legend says that the source here has been since ancient times, but the shrine became only after an amazing event. Once near the place where the water comes out of the earth, a truly believer Muslim found the icon of Saint Nicholas the Miracle Worker. So the spring forever made brothers of Muslims and Christians of these places.

The magic source is a beautiful natural ensemble of multi-level waterfalls. He does not freeze even in the lush frost, as if proving to his guests that he is ready to fulfill their cherished desires.

Yelabuga

Bus tour of the city with a visit to the House-Museum of I.I.Shishkin, Memorial Complex M.I.Zvetayeva, Museum of City History, Museum named after V.M.Bechterev, Elabuzhsky town
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Passengers of the ship will be delivered by bus from the berth to the center of this green city, where several museums are located compactly.

In the memorial complex M.I. Tsvetayeva tourists will visit the house in which the poet spent her last days, will hear a story about her work and difficult female fate. In the estate of the cavalry-maiden N.A. Durova will examine the exposition dedicated to the life and ordinary feats of this hero of the Patriotic War of 1812 - the personality bright and extraordinary. The Museum of V.M. Behterev will introduce the activities of the world-famous psychiatrist scientist and the organization of county health care in the 19th century. About the work of ancient public laundries, the construction of water pipelines, soap and other "bath-washing" traditions of our ancestors can be found in the museum "Portomoynya."

The travellers also visit the high bank of Kama, where the archaeological complex "Elabuzhsky Town" is located - a picturesque ancient settlement of Volga bulgar, one of the symbols of the city.

DAY 6:  29 July (Fri.)
Sarapul
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Sarapul

DAY 7:  30 July (Sat.)
Perm
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Perm

DAY 8:  31 July (Sun.)
Chaykovsky
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Chaykovsky

DAY 9:  01 August (Mon.)
Chistopol
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Chistopol

DAY 10:  02 August (Tue.)
Cheboksary
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Cheboksary

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DAY 11:  03 August (Wed.)
Arrival at 09:00
Nizhny Novgorod
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Nizhny Novgorod

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Arrival at 09:00
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51

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