Moscow – Rostov–on–Don – Moscow

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

10:00 - 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.

Day 12

17 September (Friday)

Starocherkasskaya

08:00 - 11:00
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One of the main attractions of Starocherkasskaya village is the Resurrection Military Cathedral, near which the trophies of the Azov seat are displayed: ancient Turkish guns, the door of the fortress gate.

For its time this cathedral is unique - the fact that then Peter I prohibited the construction of buildings from stone outside St. Petersburg, but for Starocherkasskaya made an exception. Moreover, according to legend, the emperor personally laid several bricks in the foundation of the future temple. By the way, the size of the cathedral is impressive - it is visible from any point of the village.

Also during the excursion you visit the church of Peter and Pavel, where Matthew Platov, the legendary commander of the wars with Napoleon, and the ancestral estate of the noble Kazakh family was baptized.

The Ataman Palace in the village of Starocherkasskaya once belonged to Efremov, one of the richest families on Don. It 's not hard to guess by looking at his snow-white colonnade. The palace is open to tourists: there are exhibitions dedicated to Efremov and Kazacks in general. Among the exhibits - clothes and weapons, as well as trophy brought here from the Azov march.

Day 13

18 September (Saturday)

Ilyevka

15:30 - 17:30

Day 14

19 September (Sunday)

Day onboard

00:00 - 23:59

Day 15

20 September (Monday)

Astrakhan

08:00 - 19:00
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Ancient Astrakhan (the first written references to it date from the 13 century) - a place of "meeting" of the Volga and the Caspian Sea, a place of interweaving of two cultures: Asian and European. In this city, which has spread on the territory of more than 200 square kilometers, there are many interesting excursion objects, and the most significant among them - the Astrakhan Kremlin, the "business card of the capital of the Lower Volga region." Here the bus will make a stop, and tourists will visit this monument of medieval architecture of the 16 century, will hear a story about the history of the Astrakhan khanate, its entry into the Russian state in 1557. Another stop is in the main square of Astrakhan, which once bore the name Alexander II, and now - the leader of the world proletariat. Lenin Square is the center of cultural life of the region, where the main festive events take place, it has long become a favorite place of recreation of citizens. And of course, tourists will be brought to the famous Astrakhan fish market, where you can buy everything - from inexpensive wobble to delicate sturgeon, black caviar, etc.

Excursion "Crossroads of Religions" with visit to Orthodox churches, Muslim mosque, Catholic church.

In Astrakhan there are harmoniously different religions and nationalities. So, the cathedral of St. Prince Vladimir seems to have been moved to Russia from ancient Byzantium. According to legend, the temple in the years of "lush" saved the Mother of God himself, falling from heaven to the dome, and on the ground behind it there were Tatars. The main mosque is also famous for the cohesion of believers. This place is so revered that Muslims from all over the country flock to it, and Christians come to admire Islamic architecture. The whole world also opened the Armenian Church in the city. Experts of different faiths rightly consider it the successor of five Armenian temples standing here before the revolution.

Even the Greeks contributed to the harmony of cultures - for the church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, the main miraculous shrine was brought from far Athos. And the Assumption Cathedral, in the restoration of which art historians from different cities participated, is among the highest churches in the world. Only in it you can see a grandiose iconostasis, unusual in that instead of seven in it eight tiers.

Day 16

21 September (Tuesday)

Nikolskoye

09:30 - 13:00

Day 17

22 September (Wednesday)

Volgograd

08:30 - 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 18

23 September (Thursday)

Usovka

14:30 - 16:30

Day 19

24 September (Friday)

Samara

14:00 - 19:00

Day 20

25 September (Saturday)

Ulyanovsk

08:30 - 12:30
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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 there is a House - a monument to I.A.Goncharovu.

Day 21

26 September (Sunday)

Cheboksary

08:30 - 12:30
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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

15:45 - 18:30
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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 22

27 September (Monday)

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 23

28 September (Tuesday)

Yaroslavl

13:30 - 18:30
The main excursions included in the price, to choose from:

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 24

29 September (Wednesday)

Uglich

08:00 - 11:00
The main excursions included in the price, to choose from:

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.

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.

The main excursions included in the price:

Uglić is a picturesque city based on the bank of the Volga. It attracts tourists not only beautiful landscapes and monuments of architecture, but also museums. Among them are many original, for example, the Museum of History of Russian Vodka.

It is not by chance founded in Uglich: many years ago here worked as a waiter in the buffet PetyaSmyrnov - the future vodka king. Later, his spirits won medals at international exhibitions, and were supplied to the court of the Russian Emperor and to the royal courts of Italy and Norway. The brand founded by him flourishes to this day and is familiar, probably, to everyone.

In the museum you will learn its history, you will see dozens of different exhibits related to the production of this drink: self-driving machines, ancient labels, dishes used to drink vodka, as well as an impressive collection of bottles.

There are also other exhibits, the number of which is constantly growing - guests bring vodka from different countries of the world to the museum. By the way, everyone can purchase the products of the most famous liquor plants of Russia in a separate hall.

Day 25

30 September (Thursday)

Moscow

Arrival at 11:00
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 04/21/2021.

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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