Nizhniy Novgorod – Yaroslavl – Moscow

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Nizhny Novgorod

25 Apr. 2022, Monday

Moscow

29 Apr. 2022, Friday

Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1:  25 April (Mon.)
Departure at 09:00
Nizhny Novgorod
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Nizhny Novgorod

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Departure at 09:00
Нижний Новгород, Речной вокзал,

Gorodets

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Bus tour of the historical part of the city with a visit to the Men 's Monastery in honor of the Feodorovsky Icon of the Mother of God and the museum "Town on the Volga"
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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.

Bus tour of the historical part of the city with a visit to the Men 's Monastery in honor of the Feodorovsky Icon of the Mother of God and the museum "City of Masters"
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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.

DAY 2:  26 April (Tue.)
Plyos
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Plyos

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Walking tour of the city with a visit to the museum and exhibition complex "Perspective Places"
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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.

Walking tour of the city with a visit to the museum "Art Crafts of IvanovskyKrai"
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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

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Bus tour of the city with a visit to Epiphany Monastery, Museum of Wooden Architecture
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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.

Bus tour of the city with visit to Epiphany Monastery and Cheese Museum
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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.

DAY 3:  27 April (Wed.)
Yaroslavl
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Yaroslavl

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

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

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

Bus tour of the city with a visit to the Emalis Museum
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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.

Tutayev

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Walking tour of the city with a visit to Resurrection Cathedral (right bank)
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Modern Tutayev is located on both banks of Volga. Earlier in its place there were two different cities - Romanov of the 13th century and Borisoglebsk, which arose a little later. Over time, these cities merged into one. Nowadays Tutayevis known for his ancient churches, merchant mansions and picturesque views of the Volga.

During the excursion you will visit the Resurrection Cathedral, which stands on the right bank. It is a unique building with frescoes of the 17th century - many connoisseurs of Orthodox culture dream to see them. The walls show not only paintings illustrating the events of the Old and New Testament, but also historical stories. For example, Christianization of KievanRus'.

It is in this cathedral that you will see a three-meter image of the Salvation of the All-Powerful and the Tutai Icon of the Mother of God, which is also called "On the Addition of the Mind."

The cathedral building itself deserves attention: elegant, decorated, topped with bright domes, painted also outside.

During the walk on the Volga embankment and on the Shopping Square you will also visit the museum and exhibition complex "Borisoglebskaya side." The expositions "Tsar 's Sheep" (dedicated to the famous Romanovsky sheep brought out in these places), "Soviet Province" and "Manufacture E.E. Classena" will help to learn more about the history and culture of the city.

Walking tour of provincial streets with merchant mansions - monuments of civil architecture. Visit to the museum "House of Merchant S.A. Vagina," Annunciation Church built in the middle of the 17 century (right bank)
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The walking tour begins in the former shopping square with a "journey to the fair of the late 19th and early 20th century" and familiarity with legends about locally produced goods, as well as Romanovian brands.

Walking through the provincial streets of "psychological comfort," on which merchant mansions - monuments of civil architecture are located, introduces curious pages from the history of the ancient city. Every house with its own character, with its own traditions.

On the main shopping street, Romanovsky, there were hotels with "numbers" and taverns. The tavern life of the city was noted in its paintings by artist B.M. Kustodiyev. A visit to the museum "House of Merchant S.A. Vagin" is a immersion in the atmosphere of merchant life. On the example of the Vagin'sfamily you can get acquainted with the mysterious merchant class and its role in the life of the provincial city. The merchant house is always full of secrets and mysteries.

The tour ends with a visit to one of the ancient temples of our city - the Annunciation Church, built 17 the middle of the 19th century. From the temple from the steep Volga bank there is a magnificent panorama of the left bank. It was here that once there was one of the ancient shopping areas, from here to Moscow there were arches with fish - a shell of the local edge.

DAY 4:  28 April (Thu.)
Uglich
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Uglich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAY 5:  29 April (Fri.)
Arrival at 11:00
Moscow
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Moscow

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Arrival at 11:00
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51

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