GOLDEN RING OF RUSSIA

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March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Города: Сергиев Посад - Переславль Залесский - Ростов Великий - Ярославль - Кострома – Юрьев-Польский - Владимир - Суздаль

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Days: 3 / Nights: 2

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07:45 Group meeting in Moscow: Komsomolskaya metro station, Leningradsky railway station building, in the center of the waiting room on the first floor and next to the elevator (“Golden Ring of Russia 3 days / 2 nights” sign).

Departure to Sergiev Posad, an old town located 52 km from Moscow. The city is known for the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, its main attraction, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Tour of the Lavra with a visit at the temples.

Our trip continues in Pereslavl-Zalessky. In 1220, Prince Alexander Nevsky was born here. Since the 15th century, Pereslavl-Zalessky has been developing as a significant craft and trade center. In the XV and XVI centuries, he was obliged to deliver fish to the royal court, which was reflected in the city’s emblem. In 1688, Tsar Peter I began the construction of an amuzing flotilla in Pereslavl-Zalessky, which was successfully completed in 1692.

Excursion program: City tour with a visit to the Red Square ensemble and Nikolsky Monastery.

Dinner.

Departure to Rostov the Great. This cozy and small city (only 6 km long is the city), there are unique historical and architectural monuments of the past centuries. Also, the city is famous for its crafts, of which the most famous, perhaps, is enamel miniatures paintings. Rostov’s enamel is a truly unique phenomenon in Russia. It’s one of the largest enamel collections in Russia, numbering about 2.5 thousand miniatures of the 18th-20th centuries, and is located on the territory of the Rostov Kremlin.

Excursion program: Rostov Kremlin, the former residence of the metropolitan of the Rostov diocese. Inspection of the architectural ensemble of the Kremlin and one of the many exhibitions of the museum.

Return to Pereslavl.

Hotel accommodation.

Breakfast.

Transfer to Yaroslavl, the capital of the Golden Ring of Russia.

The excursion program: a sightseeing tour, Volga Embankment, the most ancient part is the arrow of the Volga and Kotorosl rivers, a monument to Yaroslav the Wise - the founder of the city. A visit to the Transfiguration Monastery, where the famous "Word of Igor's Regiment" was discovered. Church of Elijah the Prophet.

Dinner.

Transfer to Kostroma.

Sightseeing: sightseeing tour. We will see the shopping mall complex, the central square, the monument to Ivan Susanin, the fire tower, the gazebo of Nikolay Ostrovsky, and much more. Visit the Ipatiev Monastery, which according to the chronicles was founded in 1330 by the zeal of the influential grandee of the Golden Horde of Tatar Murza Chet, who was heading through these regions on his way to Moscow to serve the Grand Duke Ivan Kalita. During the rest, he had a vision of the Mother of God with the Apostle Philip and the Holy Martyr Ipatius, after which he was healed of his illness. In gratitude to God, by the zeal of the Tatar Murza, a monastery was soon founded on this place. We will explore the picturesque territory of the monastery, look at the Trinity Cathedral, which the main church of the Ipatiev Monastery. Originally wooden, the cathedral was rebuilt in stone in the middle of the 16th century at the expense of the boyars Godunovs, therefore it is sometimes called the “Godunov’s”. We’ll approach the Chambers of the Romanovs boyars. Tsar Mikhail Romanov lived for some time here with his mother. And it is from here that the reign of the Romanovs on the throne begins.

Return to the hotel.

Breakfast.

Transfer to Yuriev Polsky, a town in the Vladimir region, which absorbed the spirit of ancient Russian antiquity. It was founded only five years later than Moscow by Yury Dolgoruky. The Battle of Lipitsa took place here, which allowed the most adventurous rulers to gain power over the Suzdal lands. Later the Mongols ruined the settlement and the Poles traveled here, simply destroying the entire city.

Excursion program: Sightseeing tour with a stop at the Archangel Michael Monastery. This monastery was founded in the thirteenth century. Numerous invasions of enemies seriously changed its appearance, and now the western wall with towers, built three centuries later, is the oldest structure in it.

Transfer to Suzdal. Suzdal is a city-museum, which obtains a number of historical monuments of Russia as well as extant ancient buildings, unique churches, and objects of wooden architecture, which are not found anywhere else. Interestingly, there is not a single industrial enterprise in Suzdal, which makes it an ecologically clean place.

It is unique for its landscape, planning, and old buildings. Most of the buildings of Suzdal are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Excursion program: a sightseeing tour, the architecture of the majestic Suzdal Kremlin, whose construction began in the 10th century; we will see a stunning Nativity Cathedral, the Savior-Euthymius monastery, founded in 1350, the Transfiguration Cathedral with frescoes by Guria Nikitin, and the architecture of the Pokrovsky monastery. The monastery is located on the banks of the picturesque Kamenka River and was the place of exile for disgraced Russian queens and noble families (the wife of Basil III of Solomonia Saburova, the wife of Peter I of Evdokia Lopukhina).

Transfer to Vladimir.

Excursion program: Sightseeing tour. The ensemble of the Cathedral Square with a panorama of white-stone cathedrals of the 12th century. External inspection: Golden Gate, Assumption Cathedral, Dmitrievsky Cathedral - a unique example of Russian white-stone carved architecture of the 12th century, walk along Pedestrian Street.

Dinner.

The departure of the group to Moscow.

On the way, we make a small technical stop in Pokrov. The first mention of the settlement on the site of the present Pokrov refers to 1506. According to Peter Stroyev, a member of E. I. V. of the Academy of Sciences, there’s the “monastery of the Pokrovsk Antoniy desert”, the abbot of which from 1506 to 1516 was Hegumen Elisey. The center of the desert was the wooden church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos with an additional altar in honor of the Apostle Simeon surrounded by a “sub-monastic” settlement with the courts of the prior, the clerk, the sexton, and two dozen monastic servants and bobs. The city is also known for its amazing gingerbread.

Arrival in Moscow in the evening, time depends on the traffic situation.

В стоимость тура включено: 

Проживание в стандартных номерах; 

Питание по программе;

Экскурсионная программа; 

Услуги гида; 

Ежедневное транспортное обслуживание на маршруте, гарантированная рассадка в автобусе по местам.


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