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Russian Golden Cities

5 days

≈ $54 per day

$269

COUNTRY

Russia

STARTS / ENDS IN

Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolubovo / Alexandrov - Moscow

DESTINATIONS

5 (Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolubovo, Suzdal - Kostroma, Yaroslavl – Kostroma, Rostov – Pereslavl – Sergiev Posad, Alexandrov - Moscow)

TOUR TYPE

TOUR GROUP

Fixed date

START DATE

25 September 2017

END DATE

29 September 2017

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

12 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Hotel 3* HB

    $33
  • Hotel 3* FB

    $56
  • Supplement for single occupancy

    $58
  • Discount on extra bed

    $19

Guide's Language

  • Russian

Available Months

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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolubovo

    Start in Moscow: metro station VDNH, Parking - right of the hotel "Cosmos"
    Departure to Vladimir. Sightseeing tour.
    at 08:00 – if you send on Saturday
    at 09:15 – if you send on Monday
    13:00 Lunch.
    14:00 City Tour in Vladimir - the ancient capital of northeast Russia.
    The attractions of the 12th century:
    Golden gate (architecture) - a symbol of the greatness and power of Ancient Russia.
    Demetrius Cathedral - a monument of Vladimir-Suzdal architecture of pre-Mongol period.
    Assumption Cathedral – a masterpiece of white stone architecture, in which are preserved frescoes of Andrei Rublev.
    The Museum "Crystal, lacquered miniature and embroidery" or exposition "Old Vladimir" in a 4-storey tower 1912 (talks about city of the end of XIX century – early XX century).
    Departure to the town of Bogolubovo.
    You will visit Bogolyubovo monastery and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl (according to weather conditions).
    Check-in at the hotel of GTK "TourCenter 3*" Suzdal (backup here: CC "Golden ring 3*" in Vladimir, "Sokol 3*" Suzdal).
    19:00 Dinner

  • Day 2
    Suzdal - Kostroma

    08:00 Breakfast
    09:00 City tour in Suzdal – it is a Museum town, about 200 monuments of history, many of which have the status of a UNESCO world heritage site.
    Attractions:
    The Kremlin with Krestovaya chamber and the front hall of the Episcopal life, where was read the king's orders and were considered by the petitions.
    The Holy monastery Efimiev a concert of peals.
    The Museum of Wooden architecture, unique buildings of 17-19 centuries.
    Pokrovsky monastery (from a viewing platform) – the convent keeps many secrets.
    14:00 Lunch.
    Departure to Kostroma.
    Sightseeing tour in Ivanovo.
    Check-in at Kostroma "Azimut 3*" (reserve hotel: "Love 3*" Yaroslavl).
    Free time.
    20:00 Dinner

  • Day 3
    Yaroslavl – Kostroma

    07:00 Breakfast
    Departure to Yaroslavl.
    10:00 Tour in Yaroslavl.
    You will see the Strelka of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl, the assumption Cathedral, stroll through reconstructed to 1000-anniversary of city's Volga embankment, view unique architectural ensemble of the Central part of Yaroslavl, a UNESCO world heritage site.
    Visit the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery - through reinforced walls called the Kremlin. The main Cathedral of the monastery kept the original painting, it is the oldest extant churches of Yaroslavl. Here was found the manuscript of a masterpiece of ancient Russian literature "the Word about Igor's regiment".
    Sightseeing of the Church of Elijah the Prophet (interior in the summer, outside in winter) - an outstanding monument of architecture of the Yaroslavl school of architecture.
    14:30 Lunch.
    15:30 Sightseeing tour in Kostroma.
    Familiarity with merchant city that has preserved the original architectural ensemble of the 18th century.
    Inspection of the Central square ("pans"), shopping malls, fire tower of the 19th century.
    The Ipatievsky monastery (Trinity Cathedral, crypt or chambers of the Romanov boyars) - the main symbols of Kostroma, the cradle of the Romanov dynasty.
    Visit Epiphany monastery Anastasenko, where is kept the miraculous icon of the Fedorov mother of God (13th century).
    Return to the hotel.
    20:00 Dinner

  • Day 4
    Rostov – Pereslavl – Sergiev Posad

    07:00 Breakfast
    10:00 Excursion to the Rostov Kremlin - the residence of the Rostov bishops and metropolitans (architecture of the Rostov Kremlin *the exterior). The architectural ensemble of the Rostov Kremlin, the decoration of which is the assumption Cathedral (XVI century) with a unique bell tower, which is completely preserved set of 15 bells, Bishop's court, Cathedral square and the Metropolitan's garden. Exhibition of ceramics in the Kremlin.
    The exhibition "Walls and passages of the Rostov Kremlin" (small transitions) - in summer, in winter, "Museum of Rostov enamel".
    Departure to Pereslavl-Zalessky.
    12:30 Pereslavl-Zalesskiy – is a native land of Alexander Nevskiy and the cradle of the Russian fleet. The sightseeing in red square.
    13:00 Lunch.
    Departure to Sergiev Posad.
    16:00 Excursion to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra: architecture, assumption and Trinity cathedrals in the interior.
    19:00 Dinner

  • Day 5
    Alexandrov - Moscow

    08:00 Breakfast.
    Departure to Alexandrov.
    10:00 Sightseeing tour in the city with a visit to the Alexander Kremlin - the residence of the first Russian Tsar Ivan the terrible. Acquaintance with the architectural ensemble of the exhibition "the Tsar's court in Alexandrovskaya Sloboda", a family chapel and chambers of the Palace, the medieval cellars, exhibits "Alexander Sloboda. The legends and true stories" and "Aleksandrovskaya Sloboda XVII-XVIII centuries. Dormition cloister".
    14:00 Lunch.
    Departure to Moscow.
    20:00 Approximate time of arrival in Moscow (metro station "VDNH").

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