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Big Golden Ring

7 days

≈ $57 per day

$400

COUNTRY

Russia

STARTS / ENDS IN

Vladimir - Bogolubovo / Myshkin – Uglich - Martynovo

DESTINATIONS

7 (Vladimir - Bogolubovo, Suzdal - Kostroma, Yaroslavl – Kostroma, Rostov – Sergiev Posad, Alexandrov, Uglich, Myshkin – Uglich - Martynovo)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Fixed date

START DATE

25 September 2017

END DATE

01 October 2017

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

12 to 70 year olds

Other Services

  • Hotel 3* HB

    $40
  • Hotel 3* FB

    $75
  • Supplement for single occupancy

    $86
  • Discount on extra bed

    $26

Guide's Language

  • Russian

Available Months

  • January
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Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Vladimir - Bogolubovo

    Start in Moscow: metro station VDNH, Parking - right of the hotel "Cosmos"
    Departure to Vladimir. Sightseein 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.
    Dormition Cathedral – a masterpiece of white stone architecture, in which are preserved frescoes of Andrei Rublev.
    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 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 the hotel "Azimut 3*" Kostroma (reserve hotel: "Love 3*" Yaroslavl).
    Free time.
    20:00 Dinner

  • Day 3
    Yaroslavl – Kostroma

    07:00 Breakfast
    Departure to Yaroslavl.
    10:00 City 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.
    Dinner

  • Day 4
    Rostov – 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).
    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.
    Check-in at the hotel "Posadskiy 3*" Sergiev Posad (backup hotel: "the Old Hotel the laurels 3*" Sergiev Posad).
    Reserve hotel "Old Lavra hotel", owned by the Trinity-Sergius Lavra (all the amenities in the rooms, TV is not available).
    Dinner

  • Day 5
    Alexandrov

    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.
    Return to the hotel in Sergiev Posad.
    Free time.
    20:00 Dinner

  • Day 6
    Uglich

    08:00 Breakfast.
    Departure to Uglich.
    13:00 Lunch at restaurant
    14:00 Excursion program in Uglich:
    The Uglich Kremlin, the historical and urban core of the city.
    The Palace of Tsarevich Dimitrii ("Uglich princes") - the only surviving Foundation of the Kremlin building (15th century).
    The Church of Dmitry on the Blood built on the spot death of Tsarevich Dmitry. Inside paintings of artists of the late 18th century, detailing the event.
    Transfiguration Cathedral (interior) Cathedral of the city of Uglich, located in the heart of the Kremlin.
    Assumption "Wonderful" Church of the Alekseevsky monastery here is kept the miraculous icon of the Mother of God.
    18:00 Check-in at hotel "Chaika 3*" Uglich (reserve the hotels: "the Summit 3*" Myshkin) Rooms category "standard".
    20:00 Dinner

  • Day 7
    Myshkin – Uglich - Martynovo

    08:00 Breakfast
    09:00 Departure to Myshkin.
    10:00 Sightseeing excursion program in Myshkin, the walk of fame, assumption Cathedral, the Museum "Russian Valenki" with exhibits "Len" and "Sisters and brothers boots", the house of crafts with forge and a pottery workshop. The Mouse Museum - the atmosphere of Royal life. Welcoming the king and Queen will tell how heavy the crown and teach how to protect yourself from cat misfortunes. You will be able to dip into the Royal coffers, and in the darkness the Tsar's menagerie you will see exotic living mice.
    12:30 (!check in Saturday-Friday!)
    "The Museum of urban life of XIX century" in Uglich. A Museum with over 3000 exhibits, talk about life, the manners and traditions of the Uglich people.
    "Museum of history of Russian vodka". Exhibition stands, Museum filled with all sorts of types of Russian alcoholic beverages from different cities of the country. Uglich is home to the vodka king Pyotr Arsenievich Smirnov.
    Tour to the Boris and Gleb monastery, the architectural ensemble called the pearl of old Russian architecture of 16-17 centuries.
    Lunch a restaurant in Rostov the Great.
    12:30 (!check in Monday-Sunday!) Departure to Martynovo. In the extreme West of the Yaroslavl region small flows - 57 km length of the river Kadka, the inhabitants of its shores - the Cascara. Katskari - Russian people, which has, however, its own peculiarities in customs, language, folklore.
    The local guide will acquaint you with various kacimi the myths that have survived to the present day. In Kazkom farmstead visitors will see amazing animals.
    Visit katskari Museum (peasant hut of the late NINETEENTH century). The life of peasants of XIX-XX centuries, in the house all things live in their places since 1910, surrounded by chatskogo folklore, myths and kacki chatskogo dialect.
    Comunicare - theater-entertainment on Kazkom dialect.
    Lunch in Martynovo - you will find a feast of Russian oven (cabbage, potatoes with sour cream, pies, baked milk, pickles).
    16:00 Departure to Moscow.
    21:00 Estimated time of arrival in Moscow (metro station "VDNH").

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