Astrakhan – Moscow

Departure:
Astrakhan
03 Aug. 2021
Tuesday, 07:00
11 days | 10 nights
10 nights
Arrival:
Moscow
13 Aug. 2021
Friday, 10:00
Astrakhan - Nikolskoye - Akhtuba - Volgograd - Usovka - Vinnovka - Samara - Ulyanovsk - Cheboksary - Kozmodemyansk - Nizhny Novgorod - Gorodets - Yaroslavl - Dubna - Moscow

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Cruise schedule

Day 1

03 August (Tuesday)

Astrakhan

Departure at 19:00
Астрахань, Речной вокзал, Ул. Кремлевская, д. 4

Day 2

04 August (Wednesday)

Nikolskoye

10:00 - 13:00

Akhtuba

16:30 - 19:00

Day 3

05 August (Thursday)

Volgograd

08:00 - 13:30
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Volgograd is a symbol city that in our consciousness is connected with the feats of its defenders during the Great Patriotic War.

Founded in the 16th century, it has changed its name more than once. Before the revolution he was Tsaritsin, then - Stalingrad, and in the 1960s became Volgograd.

Travellers will begin to get acquainted with the hero city from the visit to the Central Embankment. Nowadays it is a place to which Volgograd citizens are proud and call it the most beautiful park on the bank of the Volga. It was broken in memory of the battles that took place here during the Battle of Stalin.

Then you are waiting for the Alley of Heroes and the square of Fallen Wrestlers, the ancient square in the center of the city where the Eternal Fire burns. You will also see the local planetarium, one of the largest in Russia, and Mira Street, one of the first restored streets in the post-war city.

The culmination, of course, will be a visit to the memorial complex on Mamayev mound. From its foot to the top lead 200 steps: this is how long the Battle of Stalin lasted. The mound crowns the tallest statue in Europe, the sculpture "The Motherland Calls!."

Volgograd is a city familiar to everyone in many photos in school textbooks. This tour is an opportunity to see the sights you used to read about and to feel the atmosphere of a city whose name has become synonymous with selfless courage.

Day 4

06 August (Friday)

Usovka

14:30 - 16:30

Day 5

07 August (Saturday)

Vinnovka

11:30 - 13:30

Samara

15:30 - 19:30
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We offer an original tour of Samara, which will help to understand the specifics of this beautiful southern city.

The settlement with the name Samar was noted on maps of Venetian seafarers as early as 1367. But officially the year of foundation is considered only 1586, when here the fortress was built.

The first official religion in these places, of course, was Orthodoxy. Therefore, it is not surprising that on the streets of the city the most Orthodox churches. During the excursion the travellers will visit the temple of Georgy the Victorious, which stands in a square on the bank of the Volga. The walls of the church outside are decorated with white marble, and inside with frescoes.

In the middle of the 19th century, many Germans came to Samara, who brought their faith with them. Soon, on donations from residents, a Lutheran kirchwas built. Its rise came in the pre-revolutionary years. It then reopened the doors to parishioners in 1991.

In the center of Samara there is another atypical building for Russia: a Catholic church with towers of 47 meters. Nowadays it attracts not only believers, but also art lovers. In the temple, in the altar part of it, there is a rather unusual fresco - a copy of the painting of Salvador Dali "Christ of St. John the Cross."

Tourists and a Muslim mosque will visit. The first mosque was built in the city in the 1940s. To date, of course, it has not reached. But Samara in modern times is decorated by the largest mosque in the Volga region, erected at the end of the last century, an object of pride of local Muslims.

Germans, Tatars, Slavs - Samara has long become a home for different peoples who live side by side and influence each other. To better understand this city, to feel its atmosphere, it is worth beginning to get acquainted with its traditions.

Day 6

08 August (Sunday)

Ulyanovsk

09:00 - 13:00
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Ulyanovsk is a city with rich historical and cultural heritage. A cruise around the Volga would be incomplete without visiting this city. In 2001 Ulyanovsk was awarded the title of "Cultural Capital of the Volga Region." The business card of the city of Ulyanovsk can rightly be considered one of the most beautiful places of the city - the Square of the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin, where a unique historical and memorial complex - the Great Hall of the Lenin Memorial was erected. The Memorial Center collects the richest winter garden in the city, where 108 species of tropical and subtropical plants grow. The city of Ulyanovsk is represented by museums that reveal the original culture and history of the native region. Among them: Museum of Local History, Art Museum, Goncharov Museum, State Historical and Memorial Reserve "Homeland of V.I. Lenin." On the boulevard Novaya Venets rises the House - a monument to I.A. Goncharov.

Ulyanovsk is a city with rich historical and cultural heritage. A cruise around the Volga would be incomplete without visiting this city. In 2001 Ulyanovsk was awarded the title of "Cultural Capital of the Volga Region." The business card of the city of Ulyanovsk can rightly be considered one of the most beautiful places of the city - the Square of the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin, where a unique historical and memorial complex - the Great Hall of the Lenin Memorial was erected. The Memorial Center collects the richest winter garden in the city, where 108 species of tropical and subtropical plants grow. The city of Ulyanovsk is represented by museums that reveal the original culture and history of the native region. Among them: Museum of Local History, Art Museum, Goncharov Museum, State Historical and Memorial Reserve "Homeland of V.I. Lenin." On the boulevard Novaya Venets rises the House - a monument to I.A. Goncharov.

Ulyanovsk is a city with rich historical and cultural heritage. A cruise around the Volga would be incomplete without visiting this city. In 2001 Ulyanovsk was awarded the title of "Cultural Capital of the Volga Region." The business card of the city of Ulyanovsk can rightly be considered one of the most beautiful places of the city - the Square of the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin, where a unique historical and memorial complex - the Great Hall of the Lenin Memorial was erected. The Memorial Center collects the richest winter garden in the city, where 108 species of tropical and subtropical plants grow. The city of Ulyanovsk is represented by museums that reveal the original culture and history of the native region. Among them: Museum of Local History, Art Museum, Goncharov Museum, State Historical and Memorial Reserve "Homeland of V.I. Lenin." On the boulevard Novaya Venets there is a House - a monument to I.A.Goncharovu.

Day 7

09 August (Monday)

Cheboksary

09:30 - 14:00
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This tour of Cheboxaram will allow you to enjoy its picturesque views, with clean streets and ancient churches. He will also introduce the traditions of the Chuvash people, who have lived on the banks of the Volga since ancient times.

The walk will begin in its historical part, where the Cathedral of Vedenskiy stands, the oldest building in the whole republic. The tourists will then descend to the Gulf and the Patron Mother rising above it, one of the symbols of the capital Chuvashia.

Also during the excursiontravellers will see monuments of Soviet time: Opera and Ballet Theater, House of Soviets and monument to legendary KomdivV.I.Chapayev who was born in these places. It is also interesting to visit the National Museum, whose exhibitions will help to learn more about the history and life of the Chuvash and other peoples with whom they were adjacent.

At the end of the walk tourists will be able to visit the local Arbat, where for a year you can admire handmade souvenirs and buy those that liked the most.

Cheboxary is very beautiful and one of the most well-equipped cities in Russia. Drowning in greens, he picturesque spread on the high bank of the Volga. Stunning beauty views, magnificent landscapes and many attractions born both of the gray old and of the present day. You will see the oversized church of FedorStratilat, Trinity Cathedral, Assumption Church with authentic frescoes of ancient letter, the church of Mikhail Archangel and Tolga Our Lady, as well as outstanding monuments of civil architecture - the house of merchant Soloviev and other luxurious merchant houses of the 18th - 19th century.

Kozmodemyansk

17:15 - 20:00
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Kozmodemyansk is a beautiful Mari city whose atmosphere is best felt during the walk.

Here you will learn why the coat of arms of Kozmodemyansk shows golden onions and arrows and what role Ivan Grozny played in the base of the city. You will see the red-and-white Cathedral of Smolensk, which resembles a dress-up children 's toy, and the snow-white Holy Trinity Church, as well as get an invitation to the museum of merchant life. It is located in a bright blue mansion, which was once built for the timber industry Shishokin. The collection presents outfits of the past centuries, books, utensils, furniture, paintings.

In addition to this you will be able to look into another museum Kozmodemyansk. For example, in historical and artistic, which is often called "Malaya Tretiakovka" - for a small city here collected an amazing collection of paintings and beautiful ancient porcelain.

The ethnographic museum (this is a whole village where visitors are introduced to Marian traditions and culture) and the Ostap Bender Museum of Satire and Humor are also interesting. Kozmodemyans are sure: it was their city that inspired the authors of "Twelve Chairs" to create New Vasyukov.

Kozmodemyansk was founded among thick forests, and this determined its future: even in the time of Peter, local timber was used for the construction of ships. By the early 19th century, the Marian city had become one of the main timber centers in Russia.

During the excursion you will see cozy low houses and ancient mansions decorated with various patterns. In one of them there is a museum of merchant life, in the other there is a unique exhibition "Treasure of the River." Here are collected objects from mortified oak - wood, for a long time lying underwater.

You will learn about the technology of production, as well as see a collection of original panels, vases and decorative things made of precious material.

Day 8

10 August (Tuesday)

Nizhny Novgorod

08:00 - 09:00

Gorodets

14:30 - 18:00
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The Town has long been home to craftsmen, who seem to be subject to any material. Dress-up painting and elegant embroidery, clay-covered toys and delicious gingerbreads woven from basket vines and amazing wooden carving - all crafts locals are able to turn into art. You can make sure of this in the museum "City of Masters."

Such a name suits this museum as best as possible. This complex is really similar to the cozy town of the Russian fairy tale located in front of the broad Volga. Buildings of different epochs lined up on the well-maintained embankment: rich princely chambers, spacious merchant estates, smallisbs of peasants. Although they are built in modern times, the images for them were ancient monuments of past centuries.

Inside the museum you will travel through the world of urban crafts, and you will be accompanied by the masters themselves. In their company you will be able to find out what artistic crafts have become famous for the whole country of Gorodets, and to purchase a looking souvenir.

Another attraction, which is simultaneously a symbol of both the old and the new Town, is the Feodorovsky Monastery. The churches you will see were recreated in the 21st century - in the image and likeness of the medieval monastery here.

Feodorovsky Monastery was founded more than 700 years ago. It is a legendary place not only for the city, but also for the whole of Russia: here was found the Feodorovsky icon, one of the most revered images of the Mother of God in Orthodoxy. And it was also in the Feodorovsky monastery that Alexander Nevsky spent his last days - no longer as a prince, but as an ordinary monk.

You will have the opportunity to find yourself in the famous Feodorovsky Monastery, founded as early as 1152. It has a rich history. For centuries the abode was burned and restored, abolished and opened again, for some time it was even the main monastery of ancient Russia. Snow-white Feodorovsky Cathedral, which you will see during the excursion, was erected in modern times, but it looks just like the one built almost three centuries ago.

One legend states that Alexander Nevsky spent his last days in Feodorovsky Monastery - before his death, the prince renounced worldly glory, adopted a new name and became an ordinary monk.

Once Catherine II came here - the empress honored the presence of the opening of the main stone cathedral.

The bus tour will allow you to see other attractions of the city. For example, the town Museum Quarter. Here in ancient merchant mansions there are museums dedicated to crafts, town gingerbreads, vintage toys, household of the 19th century and even samovars.

Day 9

11 August (Wednesday)

Yaroslavl

13:30 - 17:30
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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.

Travellers will have a fascinating familiarity with the history and culture of one of the oldest cities in our country: Yarl, founded in the 11th century.

This city is rightly called an open-air museum: on its streets and squares there are buildings built in different years and epochs. For example, on Volkov Square almost opposite each other stand the theatre named after F. Volkov of the early 20th century with a facade in the style of modernism and monuments of architecture of the 17th century: the ancient Banner Tower with gates and the wonderful church of Epiphany made of red brick.

Yaroslav will surprise the beauty of the church of Ilia the Prophet of the 17th century, with its green domes and affective bell tower, and the power of the walls of the Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Monastery of the 12th century. Next to it is a monument to JararMudrom, who, according to legend, founded the city.

Walking along the picturesque embankment and visiting the complex of the Yarskaya Arrow, Eternal Fire and Assumption Cathedral, will end with a tour of the museum of hot enamel "Emalis." Here travellers will plunge into the history of development of enamel art, will see works of masters from Russia and Europe. And during the master class everyone will have a unique opportunity to produce a small souvenir on their own.

Day 10

12 August (Thursday)

Dubna

14:00 - 17:00

Day 11

13 August (Friday)

Moscow

Arrival at 10:00
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51

Schedules may be adjusted due to weather conditions, instructions from dispatch services, and other factors affecting the movement of the vessel. The cruise program shows Moscow time. All information provided is valid for 03/05/2021.

When pre-purchasing additional excursions, special prices apply (from 5% lower than the sale price of excursions on board the ship during the cruise). Members of the «Infoflot» Cruise Club will receive an additional 5% discount.

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