Moscow – Gorodets – Moscow

Departure:
Moscow
22 May 2021
Saturday, 04:00
7 days | 6 nights
6 nights
Arrival:
Moscow
28 May 2021
Friday, 11:00
Moscow - Uglich - Kostroma - Ples - Chkalovsk - Gorodets - Yaroslavl - Kalyazin - Moscow

from 1 428 €

in cabin of Junior Suite Boat d. category

Cruise schedule

Day 1

22 May (Saturday)

Moscow

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

Day 2

23 May (Sunday)

Uglich

15:00 - 18:00
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Uglić is a picturesque city based on the bank of the Volga. It attracts tourists not only beautiful landscapes and monuments of architecture, but also museums. Among them are many original, for example, the Museum of History of Russian Vodka.

It is not by chance founded in Uglich: many years ago here worked as a waiter in the buffet PetyaSmyrnov - the future vodka king. Later, his spirits won medals at international exhibitions, and were supplied to the court of the Russian Emperor and to the royal courts of Italy and Norway. The brand founded by him flourishes to this day and is familiar, probably, to everyone.

In the museum you will learn its history, you will see dozens of different exhibits related to the production of this drink: self-driving machines, ancient labels, dishes used to drink vodka, as well as an impressive collection of bottles.

There are also other exhibits, the number of which is constantly growing - guests bring vodka from different countries of the world to the museum. By the way, everyone can purchase the products of the most famous liquor plants of Russia in a separate hall.

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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.

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.

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

24 May (Monday)

Kostroma

10:30 - 14:15
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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.

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.

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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.

Plyos

17:30 - 20:30
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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.

Day 4

25 May (Tuesday)

Chkalovsk

09:00 - 13:00
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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.

Gorodets

15:00 - 19:00
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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.

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 5

26 May (Wednesday)

Yaroslavl

13:30 - 18:30
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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 6

27 May (Thursday)

Kalyazin

10:30 - 14:30

Day 7

28 May (Friday)

Moscow

Arrival at 11:00
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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