Moscow – Rostov–on–Don

Departure:
Moscow
06 Sept. 2021
Monday, 02:30
11 days | 10 nights
10 nights
Arrival:
Rostov-on-Don
16 Sept. 2021
Thursday, 10:00
Moscow - Myshkin - Kostroma - Ples - Nizhny Novgorod - Sviyazhsk - Kazan - Tolyatti - Khvalynsk - Balakovo - Saratov - Volgograd - Romanovskaya - Rostov - on - Don

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Cruise schedule

Day 1

06 September (Monday)

Moscow

Departure at 14:30
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51

Day 2

07 September (Tuesday)

Myshkin

15:30 - 18:30
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Walking tour of the city with visit to Dormition Cathedral, museum "Russian Valenki," Houses of Crafts", old mill

Myshkin is an amazing city that managed to be famous for the whole country, thanks to its name. But besides "mouse stories," there is something to go on an excursion for while the boat is resting at the marina.

Majestically stands on the high hill of Dormition Cathedral. It retains an amazing painting that could be called 3D graphics today. The walls show columns and cornice, and the dome drum shows pilasters and arches. At first they seem real and only if you look, it becomes clear: most of them are actually only skilled drawings.

Quite other miracles await guests in the museum "Russian Valenki." Here you can find out everything about how these native Russian shoes are made. And "House of Crafts" will become a find for fans of interactive museums. There are forge, pottery and carpentry workshops, and in each one there are master professionals who are ready to teach guests their craft of guests.

And, of course, it is impossible to visit Myshkin and not see the old mill! In this museum guests are shown the miracle of turning grain into flour, and then they treat tea with local baked sweets.

A review tour of the city with a visit to the Memorial of the 60th Anniversary of the Victory, the Chapel of St. George the Victorious, Upper Boulevard, Dormition Cathedral, the museum "Little City in the Great War," the club-museum of retro-equipment "Crew" with the technique of war years, the art gallery-gift of the artist-frontline Hermann Tatarinov.

Day 3

08 September (Wednesday)

Kostroma

09:00 - 13:00
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Kostroma is one of the cities of the Golden Ring that surprise with its diversity. We invite you to open your own Kostroma, visiting excursions during which you will see the main attractions of the city.

You will be able to photograph the 35-meter fire kalanchu, one of the symbols of the city, and the drama theatre named after Ostrovsky, one of the oldest in Russia. You visit the walls of the medieval Ipatievsky Monastery, where Mikhail Romanov agreed to become the new Russian tsar. The route will include the Epiphany Monastery - behind its walls is stored the Feodorovsky Icon of the Mother of God, one of the most revered Kostroma images.

In the center of Kostroma you will walk through the busy Red Rows, spread for a whole quarter - here there is a bargaining for more than 200 years. Fans of Soviet cinema will seem familiar: the ranks "played" in the film "Cruel Romance."

Another place in Kostroma, where it is worth visiting a tourist, is the museum of wooden architecture under the open air. On the picturesque river cape lined age-old houses and small wooden churches, barns and stands. All the buildings are original - for them to survive, they were specially brought here.

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In 2017, in the mansion of Reschikova on one of the ancient streets of Kostroma opened a museum of cheese, quickly winning the love of tourists and citizens.

The place for the museum was not chosen by chance: Kostroma is the homeland of the aromatic and delicious Kostroma variety, which is famous throughout the country and abroad. The recipe was developed more than 100 years ago on the local cheese shop owned by merchant Blandov - it is to him Russia is obliged to establish cheese production.

Guests of all ages come to the cheese museum every day. Having visited here, you will get acquainted with the history of the Kostroma variety, listen to an interesting story about the traditions of cheese making in other countries, learn the subtleties of the process and - who knows! - maybe even bring out a couple of professional secrets from Kostroma masters.

The excursion also includes tasting cheeses for an additional fee, and for the youngest visitors of the museum there is an entertainment quest "Mouselka."

After the excursion, remember to look into the shop operating at the museum. Here you can buy beautifully packed cheeses of different varieties, as well as original souvenirs with cheese themes - friends, loved ones, colleagues and, of course, yourself.

Plyos

16:15 - 19:30
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The beauty of the landscapes and the special calm atmosphere lead to the Plös of travellers at any time of the year.

The love of the residents of the city and its guests is enjoyed by the embankment of the Volga River. Slow walks allow you to enjoy clean air and picturesque views of the majestic river.

Interesting will be a visit to the bazaar square with its souvenir shops. Rising on the Cathedral Slide,it will be possible to enjoy the famous landscapes of Plös and see the monument to Vasily I, who built here in the 15th century a fortified gate.

After you visit the museum and exhibition complex "Perspective Places," where numerous objects of the archaeological collection and exhibits of the "Alabama Treasure" are presented: women 's decorations made in the 7th century A.D. On the second floor there are exhibitions of modern art.

The beauty of the landscapes and the special calm atmosphere lead to the Ples of travellers at any time of the year.

The love of the residents of the city and its guests is enjoyed by the embankment of the Volga River. Slow walks allow you to enjoy clean air and picturesque views of the majestic river.

Interesting will be a visit to the bazaar square with its souvenir shops. Rising on the Cathedral Slide,it will be possible to enjoy the famous landscapes of Ples and see the monument to Vasily I, who built here in the 15th century a fortified gate.

In the museum "Art Crafts of IvanovskyKrai" you can get acquainted with the main directions of art crafts of the region: linen and jacquard weaving, Ivanovsky embroidery, lacquer and jewelry business.

Day 4

09 September (Thursday)

Nizhny Novgorod

14:30 - 18:00
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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.

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 5

10 September (Friday)

Sviyazhsk

12:30 - 15:00
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The history of Sviazhsk goes back to the distant past, in the time of Ivan the Terrible. In 1551 the fortress was assembled in only 4 weeks, and already in 1552 it became a base of troops at the siege of Kazan. As we know, Sviyazhsk fully justified his purpose: Kazan fell. Thetownbuiltontheislandcontinuedtogrow.

After 3 years, the Virgin-Assumption Monastery was founded. For several centuries, until the 18th century, it was the center of the spiritual and cultural life of the region. Thus, at the monastery the printing house appeared before Ivan Fyodorov started his business in Moscow.

Nowadays this monastery is an architectural monument, which has no analogues in the Middle Volga region. He is interested in both specialists and tourists. Especially valuable for researchers Assumption Cathedral, erected and painted by masters in 1561.

Kazan

16:30 - 21:00
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Kazan is a city that combines two different cultural traditions. Mosques and Orthodox churches not only rise on neighboring streets, they are adjacent even on the territory of the ancient white-faced Kremlin. It is from it that a tour of the beauty of Kazan will begin. You 'll see the famous Kul Sharif. It stands in the place where the legendary multi-diamond mosque was once located, which was destroyed by Ivan the Terrible when he took the city.

What is important, the capital of Tatarstan not only carefully stores its history and protects monuments of architecture. It is constantly developing and remains a modern city. Therefore after visiting the Kremlin tourists will go to objects specially erected for University games of 2013. Let s remind, the Kazan University games was recognized as the best in history student and youth competitions. At the same time "Cultural University games" was held. Also at this time there was a national Tatars holiday Sabantui, international festivals of opera and ballet.

After the guests of the city will examine objects built for the World Aquatics Championships 2015. This event also had a huge scale: a record number of countries took part in competitions. Theywere 190.

How successfully Kazan manages to combine old and modern, slender minarets and glitter of gold crosses, respect for folk traditions and interest in the development of culture - everyone draws conclusions himself. But before it is worth visiting this picturesque city at least once!

Kazan is one of the most beautiful capitals of the Volga region, officially having the status of the third capital of Russia. It is an ancient city in which several cultural traditions are adjacent to each other. Thus, on the territory of the Kremlin you will see both restored Orthodox churches and the Kul-Sharif Mosque, one of the symbols of Kazan.

While walking through the Kremlin, it is also worth paying attention to the fact that it has been built up for many centuries. Therefore, there are buildings of the 20th century and monuments of architecture, among them the falling tower of Xümbike of the 18th century and the Annunciation Cathedral, which began to be built in 1555.

TuganAvylyom 's door will also open in front of you. From the Tatars these words are translated as "native village." This place, located in the middle of the city, fully corresponds to its name: cozy village, wooden houses and pond.

The tour of the capital of Tatarstan will be similar to a bizarre mosaic. You will be able to see with your own eyes the richly decorated cathedral of Peter and Pavel and the oldest mosque of Marjan, built with the permission of Catherine II. This mosque became the first in the territory of Kazan after Ivan the Terrible captured the city. You love Lake Kaban, on the bottom of which, according to legends, lie the innumerable treasures of the Tatars khans. Kamala Theatre, founded in 1906, and Kazan University, one of the oldest in Russia!

Day 6

11 September (Saturday)

Tolyatti

14:00 - 17:30
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Day 7

12 September (Sunday)

Khvalynsk

09:00 - 12:00
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The bus tour will introduce you to the main attractions of Khvalynsk, located near the mountains of the same name.

You visit the museum of local history, where the national suits of the Volga region, weapons and household objects of different epochs are presented. Visit the art gallery, whose history is closely related to the famous painter Petrov-Vodkin. This is not surprising: the artist was born in Khvandynsk, and here a lot reminds about him. For example, in the city there is a house, which he gave to his parents, now under his roof there is a museum where visitors are told about the dynasty of Petro-Vodkin.

Bright impressions will be given by a visit to the Kvalynsky National Park. The trip here is an opportunity to admire the unique nature of the Khravyn Mountains and to walk along one of the ecological paths. One will take you to the mysterious cave of the monk, the other to the birch grove, the third to the age-old oak. In total there are 10 similar paths, so there will be a route for any taste.

You will also have the opportunity to drink fragrant herbal tea in the tourist complex "Sunny Polyana" and look into the Museum of Bees located on its territory.

Balakovo

15:30 - 19:30
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Day 8

13 September (Monday)

Saratov

08:30 - 12:30
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Saratov is a large city on the Volga. It is almost unrealistic to see it during the walk, so we offer to go on a bus tour - so you will see the most famous sights of the city in a few hours.

You will be able to photograph the legendary bridge that connects Saratov and Engels, and climb the Sokolova Mountain to admire the picturesque view. You will see the stela "Zhuravli," a symbol of the city, you visit the park with combat equipment, garden with exotic fruits or in the "National Village." Under the open air there were Russian and Armenian houses, Kazakh yurt, Ukrainian and Belarusian khats, Dagestan stone fortress and even Korean pagoda with a garden of stones. Some people will even buy you national cuisine.

The historical center of Saratov will also be remembered for you. There you are waiting for the local Arbat, so called Kirov Avenue, decorated with the colonnade Opera and Ballet Theater and the Art Museum named after Radishchev - in 1885 it was the first to open doors for visitors of all classes.

By the way, we advise to photograph for memory an ancient market and an unusual building resembling a Gothic palace. In fact, it is a conservatory, one of the oldest in Russia.

Founded more than 500 years ago, Saratov has remained one of the centers of Russian trade for centuries. Therefore, one of the most interesting excursions around the city is connected with the history of influential merchant families, which changed the life of the native city and the whole country.

You visit the main street of Saratov, Kirov Avenue, where life boiled back in the time of Catherine II. Nowadays "Saratov Arbat," as the citizens respectfully call it, became completely pedestrian. Locals like to meet here for a cup of coffee in cosy cafes.

Along the avenue the magnificent buildings - witnesses of the old times - stretch in succession. In one once lived a Catholic bishop. The other was a famous hotel. The third erected for the family Petr Nikitin (it is to him and his brothers we owe to the fact that in Russia the first stationary circus arose).

Another landmark of Saratov, located on Kirov Avenue, is the Indoor Market, built in 1916 according to unique technology for the time. According to legend, when laying the foundation, citizens lowered money and jewels into the concrete solution to thus tame the spirits of the trade.

The market is an architectural symbol of old Saratov. The snow-white building is decorated with elegant stony details: the coat of arms of the city, the head of the bull, the horn of abundance, the image of the god of the trade of Mercury. In the inner yard there is a fountain: two slender girl peasants surrounded by water jets.

The famous market has been operating for more than 100 years, here and today you can buy fresh products.

Day 9

14 September (Tuesday)

Volgograd

08:30 - 11:00

Day 10

15 September (Wednesday)

Romanovskaya

14:00 - 17:00
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The trip on Don will not be complete without getting acquainted with the soul of the Kazak people, their customs and songs. That is why the tour of Romanovsky village will not be normal. Not only will you learn about the history of this place and visit the museum of local history, but you will also be able to get to the staging of the Kazak wedding, to witness all its stages, starting with the swatting.

Everything starts in kuren (so on Don called beating) of the groom - it is here after collusion with parents of the bride pass views, agree on vaults. It is a rite during which young people consent to marriage. It is followed by parties and sit-ins, where the groom and bride say goodbye to the free life.

At the Don wedding, the table breaks with treats. Here are fresh fruits, pies, and, of course, a traditional ear, which is cooked on a fire in a cast iron boiler. You will be able to taste national dishes, hear singing songs, enjoy a dance that does not hide the breadth of the Kazak soul.

The tour to Romanovsky will allow you to immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the village. And this is the right way to better understand the people who live here.

Day 11

16 September (Thursday)

Rostov-on-Don

Arrival at 23:59
Rostov-on-Don: Beregovaya St., 10
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On the site of modern Rostov-on-Don in 1749 by the decree of Empress Elizabeth customs and port were built, and then - military Rostov fortress, named so after St. Dmitry Rostov. Favorable for trade geographical position, grace climate - all this attracted merchants and craftsmen. So gradually behind the walls of the fortress grew the city, which received the name Rostov-on-Don.

Now it is a metropolis with a population of more than a million people, the capital of the Don Region and the Southern Federal District. During the bus excursion tourists will get acquainted with the main attractions of the city: the Big Garden Street, where old merchant mansions are preserved; With monuments - both real people and events, and literary heroes; With the "city in the city" of Nakhichevanya. Nakhichevan was founded in 1779 and grew up near Rostov-on-Don until the two cities finally united, still preserving their peculiarities.

During the walk on the quay the guides will be loved by Don, will hear a story about his left bank and will cross the border of Europe and Asia, which passes through the territory of the city, namely - on the fairway of Don.

According to one theory, in the place where Azov is in modern times, in ancient times there was Asgard from Nordic mythology, the city of gods. Norwegian archaeologists even led excavations here to confirm their point of view. Unfortunately, it didn 't work out.

Despite this, Azov, of course, keeps traces of long past days and can tell not about mythological, but about real events. One of the main attractions of the city is the ancient fortress built by the Turks in the 15th century. However, keep in mind: after going on a tour to Azov, you will not see stone walls and towers. In the 18th century the fortress was destroyed, only the Alexey Gate and part of the fortress shaft remained. This fortress remembers many battles, the last of them - in the 1940s. During the Great Patriotic War, Azov was occupied by the Germans for 194 days.

The powder cellar, the only monument of military engineering art of the 18th century in southern Russia, deserves attention. The museum contains exhibits that introduce visitors to the history of the region. Butthemainvalueisthebuildingitself.

Fans of antiquity and antiquity may also be interested in the museum of local history, which is located in the building of the former city Duma. In the collections of the museum there are also collected skeletons of prehistoric animals, and archaeological finds belonging to different centuries, and household objects carrying visitors to pre-revolutionary Russia.

If you find yourself in the south of Russia, in Rostov-on-Don, do not miss the opportunity to visit Azov, a picturesque city that can tell a lot about the history of the whole region.

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 04/22/2021.

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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