Moscow – Elabuga – Kazan

Departure:
Moscow
02 Oct. 2021
Saturday, 04:00
9 days | 8 nights
8 nights
Arrival:
Kazan
10 Oct. 2021
Sunday, 09:00
Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Ples - Kineshma - Nizhny Novgorod - Cheboksary - Kazan - Chistopol - Elabuga - Nizhnekamsk - Kazan

from 1 200 €

in cabin of Twin Main d. A2 category

Cruise schedule

Day 1

02 October (Saturday)

Moscow

Departure at 16:00
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51

Day 2

03 October (Sunday)

Uglich

15:00 - 20:30
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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.

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.

Day 3

04 October (Monday)

Yaroslavl

09:30 - 22:00
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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.

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 4

05 October (Tuesday)

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.

Kineshma

15:00 - 19:30
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Walking tour of the city "Kineshma. Stories and fates "with the display of architectural monuments XVIII - begin. 20th century, the historical center of the city, a walk along Volga Boulevard. Visit: Trinity-Assumption Cathedral, Kineshem Art and History Museum (local history department).

A small, cute, ancient town with an interesting name Kineshma, located on the right bank of the Volga. Where did the name of Kineshma come from? Some say that the name was given by tribes living earlier in the territory of the modern city, and in translation from their language "kineshma" means "quiet harbour, dark water." Others claim that the city received its name from the Kineshemka River, which was a "quiet harbour."

The star of the city is Volga Boulevard - one of the most beautiful boulevard on Volga. The first stone buildings of the city of the late 18th century, the ensemble of Uspenskiy (1745) and Trinity (1836) cathedrals are located here. The spiritual center of the city represents a chapel in the shopping square. The chapel is a monument of architecture of the 18th century, the place of its construction is not chosen by chance. In 1609, while protecting the city from Polish-Lithuanian interventionists, there was a brotherly grave of Kineshemians here. It is worth examining the Red and White trade rows built in the late 19th and early 20th century, as well as a three-storey house down the street of the Soviet, 1 the middle of the 19th century. At the time, it was the most luxurious house in Kineshma.

Day 5

06 October (Wednesday)

Nizhny Novgorod

15:30 - 20:00
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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 6

07 October (Thursday)

Cheboksary

09:00 - 13:00
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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.

Kazan

20:30 - 23:59

Day 7

08 October (Friday)

Chistopol

14:00 - 18:00

Day 8

09 October (Saturday)

Yelabuga

08:30 - 14:00

Nizhnekamsk

15:30 - 17:00
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It is not often the case that both Muslims and Christians go to a miraculous source on pilgrimage. Meanwhile, it is in Nizhnekamsk that such an amazing shrine is located. This source is located on the bank of Kama in the village of Red Key - a well-equipped protected corner of nature.

There are many natural attractions that will please fans of photography. But the purpose of walking on the Red Key is, of course, a spring. Legend says that the source here has been since ancient times, but the shrine became only after an amazing event. Once near the place where the water comes out of the earth, a truly believer Muslim found the icon of Saint Nicholas the Miracle Worker. So the spring forever made brothers of Muslims and Christians of these places.

The magic source is a beautiful natural ensemble of multi-level waterfalls. He does not freeze even in the lush frost, as if proving to his guests that he is ready to fulfill their cherished desires.

Day 9

10 October (Sunday)

Kazan

Arrival at 09:00
Казань, Речной вокзал, ул. Девятаева, д. 1

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 03/02/2021.

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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