Nizhny Novgorod – entry into the river. Vyatka – Vyatskiye Polyany – Bulgar – Moscow

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Cruise schedule

Day 1

04 May (Tuesday)

Nizhny Novgorod

Departure at 19:00

Day 2

05 May (Wednesday)

Kozmodemyansk

09:00 - 12:00
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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.

Cheboksary

15:30 - 20:00
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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.

Day 3

06 May (Thursday)

Kazan

09:00 - 14:00
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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!

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The history of the Raif male monastery dates back to the mid-17th century. That 's when hermit Filaret lived. His parents were rich people, after their deaths Filaret distributed all the property and accepted the cut. Wishing for a strict secluded life, he left Moscow, went down the Volga and built a cage on the shore of Raif Lake.

The glory of the holy man quickly spread around, and local residents began to come to him. Some stayed here, devoting themselves to the service of God. Soon on the shore of the lake there was a chapel, but construction of the monastery began after Filaret 's death. At first the abode was wooden, stone it became at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Nowadays it is one of the most famous houses in the Volga region. There are 5 temples on the territory of the monastery, which are quite different from each other. It is both the majestic Trinity Cathedral and Sofia Church, one of the smallest in Europe: at the same time there can be only 7 people! And Mikhail Church, located above the gates. The 60-meter bell tower makes the temple, called the "Raif candle," the most recognizable.

The main shrine of the monastery is the icon of the Georgian Mother of God, who is honored as miraculous. But not only pilgrims go to this monastery. The Raif abode is a very picturesque place. Her ensemble fits into a landscape that breathes rest: a deep lake and pine reserve forest.

Day 4

07 May (Friday)

Mommy

10:00 - 14:00

Day 5

08 May (Saturday)

Vyatskiye Polyany

08:00 - 15:00

Day 6

09 May (Sunday)

Bolgar

09:00 - 13:00

Tetyushi

15:00 - 19:30

Day 7

10 May (Monday)

Mariinsky Posad

08:30 - 11:30

Day 8

11 May (Tuesday)

Nizhny Novgorod

08:00 - 09:00

Chkalovsk

16:00 - 19:00
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Chkalovsk is a city in the Nizhny Novgorod region, which is located on the high right bank of the Volga, near the Gorkovsky reservoir. It used to bear another name - Vasilyovo - but was renamed after the Soviet test pilot V.P. Chkalov.

Tourists will have a fascinating walk around the city, albeit small, but very interesting. One of his most famous attractions is the V.P. Chkalov Museum, a memorial complex created in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union. It includes the house where the pilot was born and a hangar with aircraft from the thirties of the last century.

You also visit the Speed Museum dedicated to ship and screen planning. Several halls house exhibits, including photographs, copies and original documents, personal effects, installations, ship models. The exposition covers the history of the city: from the period of formation of the Gorkovsky reservoir, which flooded then Vasilyovasloboda, to the present day.

Special attention in the museum is paid to the works of Rostov Alexey Alekseev, the creator of on-board planes and ships on underwater wings. He was a talented designer, yachtsman, and artist - his works you will find in the hall.

We advise you to bring a camera with you. This city is interesting not only by museums, but also by a profitable location. From the shore there are picturesque views of the "Gorkov Sea," as the reservoir is often called.

Day 9

12 May (Wednesday)

Plyos

09:00 - 12:00
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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.

Kostroma

15:15 - 20:00
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Ancient Kostroma is one of the most popular cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. During the bus tour you will be able to photograph the famous Red Trade Ranks, which were "shot" in the film "Violent Romance," and the fire kalanchu, for a hundred years considered the most beautiful in the country. And you also visit the Epiphany-Anastasin Monastery, where the main Orthodox shrine of Kostroma is stored: the Feodorovsky icon of the Mother of God.

Another popular attraction Kostroma found very recently. The unusual Cheese Museum was opened only in 2017, and today is already considered one of the tourist symbols of the city.

The exhibition platform operates in an ancient merchant house. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the famous Kostroma variety, but it is not limited to them. Walking through the halls of the museum, you will hear a story about the history of cheese making in Russia and abroad, learn how cheeses were cooked in ancient times and how production differs these days, you will see special tools used by professionals.

By the way, the collection of cheeses in the Kostroma museum is constantly replenished - both cheese "classic" and unusual innovations. For an additional fee you will be able to participate in the tasting, after which you will have a chance to buy the favorite variety.

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.

Day 10

13 May (Thursday)

Rybinsk

09:00 - 12:00
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In modern timesRybinsk is a modest city, and a few centuries ago it was one of the largest centers of trade in Russia, the capital of burlaks.

Travellers notice that Rybinsk seems to have frozen in the past. Narrow streets, embankment with lights, merchant mansions - all it seems to have come off photos of the beginning of the 20th century. Thanks to the atmosphere, Rybinsk has repeatedly become decorations in films of various directors. The most famous painting shot here is Gaidai 's "12 Chairs." Once in Rybinsk, look on the sides: places will certainly seem familiar!

Guests of the city are attracted to ancient temples. For example, the bright red Georgievsky and decorated Resurrection Church, where the iconostasis is preserved. Some of his icons were written back in the 13th century! Or the Cathedral of Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral of the mid-17th century, the bell tower of which is one of the highest in Russia.

During the review tour, the guests of the city also learn about the famous natives of Rybinsk: Admiral FedorUshakov, who did not lose a single battle, and Leo Oshanina, the author of songs "Roads," The Volga River flows, "Sunny Circle" and many others.

The art gallery also deserves attention: the oldest in the region. It is located in a bread exchange building built in 1912. And under its roof there are more than 120,000 exhibits: objects of applied art, ancient icons, works of European masters of XVI-XIX centuries and famous Russian artists: F. Rockotov, I. Shishkin, I. Repin and many others.

Koprino

16:00 - 20:00

Day 11

14 May (Friday)

Kalyazin

08:30 - 12:00

Day 12

15 May (Saturday)

Moscow

Arrival at 09:00
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 02/08/2021.

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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