Moscow – Kazan – Moscow

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DAY 1:  02 May (Mon.)
Departure at 19:30
Moscow
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Moscow

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Departure at 19:30
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51
DAY 2:  03 May (Tue.)
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 3:  04 May (Wed.)
Yaroslavl
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Yaroslavl

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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.

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.

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 4:  05 May (Thu.)
Nizhny Novgorod
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Nizhny Novgorod

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Bus tour of the city Orthodox churches and monasteries
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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.

Bus tour of the city with a visit to the Kremlin
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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.

DAY 5:  06 May (Fri.)
Sviyazhsk
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Sviyazhsk

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Walking tour of Sviazhsk with visit to Art Gallery
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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

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Bus tour of the city with a visit to the Kremlin (Kul Sharif Mosque), the place of acquisition of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
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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!

Bus tour of Kazan Sports with a visit to the Kremlin (Kul Sharif Mosque), with an external inspection of the facilities of the 2013 University Games and the 2015 World Aquatics Championships
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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!

DAY 6:  07 May (Sat.)
Cheboksary
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Walking tour of the city with a visit to the Museum of Chuvash embroidery
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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.

Bus tour of the city with a visit to the national museum
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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.

Kozmodemyansk

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Walking tour of the city with a visit to the museum of merchant life
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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.

Walking tour of the city with a visit to the exhibition "Treasure of the River"
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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 7:  08 May (Sun.)
Gorodets
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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 "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.

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.

DAY 8:  09 May (Mon.)
Plyos
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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.

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.

DAY 9:  10 May (Tue.)
Dubna
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DAY 10:  11 May (Wed.)
Arrival at 09:00
Moscow
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Moscow

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Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51

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