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Kazan

04 Jun. 2023, Sunday

Dubna

14 Jun. 2023, Wednesday

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DAY 1:  04 June (Sun.)
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Kazan
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Kazan

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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!

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!

DAY 2:  05 June (Mon.)
Cheboksary
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Cheboksary

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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.

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.

DAY 3:  06 June (Tue.)
Nizhny Novgorod
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Nizhny Novgorod

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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.

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.

Chkalovsk

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Walking tour of the city
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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.

DAY 4:  07 June (Wed.)
Kineshma
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Kineshma

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.

Walking tour of the city "Crafts and crafts of Kineshem County" with a show of the historical center of the city with a visit to the Trinity-Assumption Cathedral and the museum "Kineshemvalenok"
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A walking tour of the city "Remesla and Crafts of Kineshem County" with a show of the historical center of the city and a story about the history of trade development, remastered:loosplating, salting, sapogovalania, pottery production. Walk along Volga Boulevard with a story about fishing. Visit: Trinity-Assumption Cathedral, KineshemValenok Museum.

Walking tour of the city "Kineshma. Stories and fates "with the display of architectural monuments XVIII - begin. 20th century, historical city center, walk on Volga Boulevard
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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.

Walking tour of the city "Kineshma - land of A. N. Ostrovsky" with a show of landmark places connected with the name of A. N. Ostrovsky. Walk on Volga Boulevard
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A walking tour of the city "Kineshma - land of A. N. Ostrovsky" with a show of landmark places connected with the name of A. N. Ostrovsky. Walk on Volga Boulevard. Visit: Trinity-Assumption Cathedral, Kineshem Drama Theatre named after A. N. Ostrovsky and Museum of Theatre History.

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.

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.

DAY 5:  08 June (Thu.)
Koprino
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Myshkin

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Mouse Museum
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Walking tour of the city with visit to Dormition Cathedral, museum "Russian Valenki," Houses of Crafts", old mill

Myshkin is an amazing city that managed to be famous for the whole country, thanks to its name. But besides "mouse stories," there is something to go on an excursion for while the boat is resting at the marina.

Majestically stands on the high hill of Dormition Cathedral. It retains an amazing painting that could be called 3D graphics today. The walls show columns and cornice, and the dome drum shows pilasters and arches. At first they seem real and only if you look, it becomes clear: most of them are actually only skilled drawings.

Quite other miracles await guests in the museum "Russian Valenki." Here you can find out everything about how these native Russian shoes are made. And "House of Crafts" will become a find for fans of interactive museums. There are forge, pottery and carpentry workshops, and in each one there are master professionals who are ready to teach guests their craft of guests.

And, of course, it is impossible to visit Myshkin and not see the old mill! In this museum guests are shown the miracle of turning grain into flour, and then they treat tea with local baked sweets.

Walking city tour including the museum of Russian “Valenki”
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Myshkin is an amazing city that has managed to become famous throughout the country, thanks to its name. The Assumption Cathedral stands majestically on a high hill. It has preserved an amazing painting, which could be called 3D graphics today. Columns and cornices are depicted on the walls, and pilasters and arches are depicted in the drum of the dome. At first, they seem real, and only if you look closely, it becomes clear that most of them are actually just artful drawings. Quite different wonders await guests at the museum "Russian Valenki". Here you can learn all about how to make this native Russian shoes. And the "House of Crafts" will be a godsend for fans of interactive museums. There is a blacksmith shop, a pottery workshop, and each is run by professional craftsmen.

"Little Town in the Great War"
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A review tour of the city with a visit to the Memorial of the 60th Anniversary of the Victory, the Chapel of St. George the Victorious, Upper Boulevard, Dormition Cathedral, the museum "Little City in the Great War," the club-museum of retro-equipment "Crew" with the technique of war years, the art gallery-gift of the artist-frontline Hermann Tatarinov.

DAY 6:  11 June (Sun.)
Tver
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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.

Goat Museum and walking tour in the city.
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Tver is a picturesque city that is located on both banks of the Volga River where two small river flows meet: the Tmaka and the Tvertsa river. Tver was the capital of the powerful medieval Tver Principality and one-time rival to Moscow as Russia's preeminent power base. The medieval center is long gone, a victim of centuries of fires, Nazis, and general rebuilding, but the downtown area is nonetheless quite attractive, dominated by neoclassical architecture erected during the reign of Catherine the Great.

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.

Historic House Museum of Tver
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We invite you to witness the estate of the second half of the XVIII century, which belonged to the merchants Arefyev who according to legends once had a chance to meet and stay at Peter’s the Great residence. The new exposition of the museum will present the life of Tver citizens-artisans in the turn of the XIX-XX centuries who made a great contribution to the development of local art of the Tver Region, as well as the workshop of Tver artisan-icon painter. Visitors will be able to see unique samples of ancient Tver embroidery, lace, and gold embroidery. Learn about the secrets and subtleties of fine needlework, as well as get acquainted with the variety of Tver folk costumes.

DAY 7:  13 June (Tue.)
Arrival at 12:00
Dubna
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