Moscow – Uglich – Moscow
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.
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.
Uglić is a well-known tourist center that has been part of the Golden Ring of Russia since 2017. Every year it is visited by connoisseurs of Russian architecture and culture who want to learn more about their native country.
In Uglich there is something to look at: there are monuments of different epochs, elegant churches, ancient buildings, once former residential, museums, galleries and exhibition halls. A trip to this city is a real gift for fans of Russian art.
We offer to look at Uglich from the new side and to move away from the classic excursion program. To begin with, you visit a pottery workshop that both residents of the city and its guests like. During the master class here you can lick and paint your own clay vessel. And after - to admire on works of Basil Kurtmulayev, known in Uglich master.
The card game originated in Asia about a thousand years ago and quickly became one of humanity 's most popular entertainment. In different epochs the attitude towards her was different: she was considered both a great-light hobby, a magical practice, and a sinful occupation. Today, maps are played in almost every corner of the Earth.
There are two museums dedicated to maps in Russia. You can visit one of them in the center of ancient Uglich.
The Uglić Museum of Playing Cards is a very young exhibition platform: the opening took place in April 2019. Everyone will tell you about the maps here. How they appeared, what they were at the beginning and how they changed over the centuries, how the maps from different countries differ, what decks exist and what legendary personality each figure symbolizes.
You will learn the mysteries of Maya and Madame Lenorman 's gadget maps, and you will also see many unusual copies. Tiny maps and giant, maps for visually impaired and blind, right and left, even maps of unusual materials, such as clay and bread.
Part of the excursion will be devoted to the role of playing cards in the fate of great people, literature and cinema. You will also be able to purchase one of the decks in the shop that works at the museum.
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 02/28/2021.
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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