Moscow (3 days) – Uglich – Yaroslavl – Goritsy – Kizhi – Mandrogi – Saint Petersburg (3 days)

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Moscow

12 Sept. 2022, Monday

St. Petersburg

22 Sept. 2022, Thursday

Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1:  12 September (Mon.)
Departure at 12:00
Moscow
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Moscow

Departure at 12:00
Moscow, Northern River Station: Leningradskoye hwy, 51
DAY 2:  13 September (Tue.)
Moscow
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Moscow

Excursion to Tretyakov Gallery
Average Price 90 €

The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is one of the largest museums in Russia with over 100 000 works of art - including icons, paintings, drawings and sculpture - spanning the entire history of Russian art. Its collection of Russian realist art from the second half of the 19th century is the best in the country. You will have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

Excursion to Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
Average Price 88 €

This convent (currently operating) was established in 1524, and is one of Moscow’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is considered to be the best-preserved of Moscow’s monasteries. In the 16th-18th centuries many women from the Royal and aristocratic families chose to live in this convent, or, in some cases, were forced to do so for political reasons. These included two women closely connected to Peter the Great: his first wife Evdokia Lopukhina, and  his older half-sister Tsarevna Sofia, the regent of Russia during Peter’s youth. We invite you to explore this jewel of Moscow Baroque architecture and learn about the history of this unique ensemble. You will also visit the famous and beautiful Novodevichy cemetery next door, and learn about many of the famous people buried there.

DAY 3:  14 September (Wed.)
Moscow
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Moscow

Excursion to Tretyakov Gallery
Average Price 90 €

The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is one of the largest museums in Russia with over 100 000 works of art - including icons, paintings, drawings and sculpture - spanning the entire history of Russian art. Its collection of Russian realist art from the second half of the 19th century is the best in the country. You will have amazing time viewing the gems of its collection including the famous masterpieces of Ivan Aivazovsky, Mikhail Vrubel, and Viktor Vasnetsov.

Excursion to Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
Average Price 88 €

This convent (currently operating) was established in 1524, and is one of Moscow’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is considered to be the best-preserved of Moscow’s monasteries. In the 16th-18th centuries many women from the Royal and aristocratic families chose to live in this convent, or, in some cases, were forced to do so for political reasons. These included two women closely connected to Peter the Great: his first wife Evdokia Lopukhina, and  his older half-sister Tsarevna Sofia, the regent of Russia during Peter’s youth. We invite you to explore this jewel of Moscow Baroque architecture and learn about the history of this unique ensemble. You will also visit the famous and beautiful Novodevichy cemetery next door, and learn about many of the famous people buried there.

DAY 4:  15 September (Thu.)
Uglich
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Uglich

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Walking tour of the Kremlin with visit to TsarevichDimitriy Church on Blood, Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Cathedral
14:00 - 17:00, duration: 03:00:00
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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.

Walking tour of the city with a visit to the Museum of Hydropower
14:00 - 17:00, duration: 03:00:00
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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.

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Walking city tour, territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration Cathedral
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You will get acquainted with Uglich, its architecture and centuries-old history. The walk starts with a visit to the Kremlin, located on the picturesque bank of the Volga River. On its territory, the prince's chambers, the oldest building in the city and one of the oldest examples of residential architecture in Russia have been preserved. Here stands the Transfiguration Cathedral, built in the XVIII century and painted by a group of artists led by a serf Timofey Medvedev. Travelers are always fascinated by the biblical scenes that adorn the walls and resemble the works of famous Italian artists of the Renaissance. The six-tiered iconostasis with unique icons of the XVII-XVIII centuries also deserves special attention. The acquaintance with Uglich will continue in one of the monasteries. This small city, which is part of the Golden Ring of Russia, has been loved by tourists for many years. Many of them return to Uglich again and again. What is the secret of its appeal? We suggest that you answer this question yourself after the tour.

DAY 5:  16 September (Fri.)
Yaroslavl
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Yaroslavl

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Wonderworker and interactive tour to the former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)
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You will visit the ancient Bogoyavlenskaya Square and learn the history of the oldest theater in Russia. Admire the Assumption Cathedral, built near the arrow of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers, and visit the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery, its walls have repeatedly protected the city since the XII century. You will surely be amazed by the Church of St. John the Baptist, which is considered the most artistic Yaroslavl temple. By the way, its outlines will seem familiar even to those who have not been to Yaroslavl before: it is adorned the 1000-rubl bill.

Yaroslavl

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Bus tour of the city with a visit to the temple of John the Precursor and Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy Monastery
08:30 - 11:30, duration: 03:00:00
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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.

Kostroma

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DAY 6:  17 September (Sat.)
Goritsy
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Goritsy

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Excursion to the Monastery of St. Syril of the White lake and museum of icons
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The harsh beauty of the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, erected on the shore of Lake Siversky, amazes tourists. The legent says that the founder of the Monastery the monk Cyril was strict and humble, independent and meek. He came to these places in 1397, dug a cave and devoted his days to work and prayer. Soon, five more monks joined him, and after 30 years, their number reached 53. Over time, the monastery became a major economic center: the trade route to the White Sea went through it. By the 16th century, the monastery had become one of the most important libraries: 210 manuscripts were stored here. The history of the monastery is closely connected with the name of Basil III, who visited it more than once. Here, in 1528, he prayed with his wife for the gift of an heir. Two years later, Ivan the Terrible was born. The stone monastery walls that you will see were built by the end of the XVII century. But on the territory of the monastery there are many more ancient structures.

Nizhny Novgorod

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Bus tour of the city Orthodox churches and monasteries
14:30 - 17:30, duration: 03:00:00
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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
14:30 - 17:30, duration: 03:00:00
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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.

DAY 7:  18 September (Sun.)
Sviyazhsk
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Sviyazhsk

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Kizhi

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Open-air museum of wooden architecture, Transfiguration Cathedral, Intercession Cathedral, Izba (traditional wooden house and sauna)
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At school, everyone heard about the wooden churches of Kizhi Island, erected without a single nail. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see them with your own eyes and learn the history of the masterpieces included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most famous of the ensemble is the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord, crowned with twenty-two chapters of different sizes and shapes, which run up in tiers. Today, we admire this architectural monument, only thanks to a multi-stage restoration in the 20th century: the building is supported on a metal frame installed in the 80s. Now the work is still going. Next to this church is another, smaller one with nine chapters: the Church of the Intercession of the Virgin. During the tour of the island, you will see not only the famous churches and chapels, but also one of the restored peasant houses, and will be able to fully imagine the life of the northern peoples of the past centuries.

Kazan

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DAY 8:  19 September (Mon.)
Cheboksary
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Cheboksary

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Mandrogi

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DAY 9:  20 September (Tue.)
St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg

Sightseeing tour of the city
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The monumental power and beauty of St. Petersburg amazes at any time of the year. Travelers will get acquainted with the history of the city, the construction of which was started by Emperor Peter I in 1703. The main road artery of the city is Nevsky Prospekt with a length of 4.5 km. It connects the Admiralty and the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Here, the Singer House, crowned with a glass dome and a sphere in the form of a globe, Stroganov and Anichkov palaces, as well as temples of the XVIII-XX centuries, peacefully coexist. Perhaps the most famous of them are the Kazan Cathedral, similar to St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, and St. Isaac's Cathedral. For many years now, tourists have been climbing to its observation deck, which for more than 150 years has been the highest in the center of St. Petersburg. Travelers are also impressed by the majestic columns, sculptures, bas-reliefs and unique interior decoration of the cathedrals. The tour will continue on the Palace Square with the towering Alexandrian Column, the main building of the famous Hermitage and the grand triumphal arch of the General Staff building. From the spit of Vasilievsky Island with its rostral columns, an amazing panorama of the city will open with a view of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and drawbridges, known all over the world.

Excursion to Peterhof (lower park only)
Average Price 78 €

It is impossible to imagine a trip to St. Petersburg without a visit to the famous Russian Versailles - the glorious Peterhof! And today you will travel to the outskirts of St. Petersburg to explore the former summer residence of Russian Tsars.

During the tour you visit the famous Bath Cottage, which offers a fascinating insight into everyday life of Russian court, take a walk in the beautiful Lower Park, lavishly adorned with 176 fountains of various forms and styles and numerous gilded statues of ancient gods and heroes, and explore the Grand Palace (from the outside).

St. Petersburg by night
Average Price 52 €

Would you like to see the city center of st.Petersburg from another angle? Through eyes of a local, for example? No crowded tourist places, but still magnificent architecture, intriguing stories, hidden paths.. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide will show you the most beautiful places, Soviet architecture and many more sights - not so popular but really significant for St.Petersburg. Enjoy the night life of the city - you will visit a cozy bar admired by locals and have a drink with traditional snacks!

Nizhny Novgorod

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Gorodets

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DAY 10:  21 September (Wed.)
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St. Petersburg

Excursion to the Hermitage museum
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Enjoy a morning tour at the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum. Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2014, the museum buildings has over three million artefacts including paintings, sculptures and archaeological finds. Works of art are spread across several buildings with the heart of the collection located in the Winter Palace - former state residence of the Russian Tsars. Be sure to collect a free colour map at the information kiosk and continue exploring this incredible attraction at leisure after the guided tour.

Rivers and Canals
Average Price 65 €

Boat trip on numerous canals and rivers flowing through the city is the most relaxed way to see St.Petersburg. Enjoy the quiet romantic smaller rivers, like Moyka and Fontanka, and the wideness of the Neva River, away from the traffic and the crowds. Count the bridges, throw a coin and make a wish, this will make your St. Petersburg vacation truly complete.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Church on the Savior on Blood
Average Price 49 €

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is the majestic, huge, most important cathedral of the Russian Empire built almost half a century, becoming the architectural dominant and symbol of St. Petersburg. The building of the temple is not only an architectural masterpiece, but also a monument of science and technology. After that you can enjoy a visit to the Church on the Savior on Blood - the monument of true Russian architecture is built on the spot where Tsar-Liberator Alexander II was assassinated by the terrorists. Mosaic decoration of the church is gorgeous, listed in the world record Guinness book, covering the entire interior. Despite all the turns of fortune in the Soviet times the glorious temple is still here, as beautiful as ever.

Rybinsk

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DAY 11:  22 September (Thu.)
Arrival at 09:00
St. Petersburg
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St. Petersburg

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