Your group will depart by bus from Moscow to the ancient capital of Vladimir. Lunch will be followed by a tour of the city and its main cathedrals and the museum of the "Golden Gate. You will visit the museum "Crystal and Varnish miniatures". There will be a demonstration given by one of the masters at the workshop of arts and crafts - "Vladi-world Patterns". This will be followed by dinner in the hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel will be followed by an excursion to Vladimir's sister city, Suzdal. There will be a tour of the Suzdal Kremlin, Krestovaya Chamber and the museum of wooden architecture. You will be treated to a bell concert in the Savior-Evfimievsky monastery: One of Russia most famous bell-making locations. After lunch there will be a visit to the "Quilt Club" where you will be given a demonstration in traditional Russian quilt making. You will then return to Vladimir for dinner and spend the night
Following breakfast in Vladimir your journey will proceed to Yaroslavl. You will be taken on a tour of Yaroslavl including a visit to the Savior-Transfiguration monastery and the museum "Music and Time". You will also visit a workshop that makes today's Russian icons.
After breakfast we continue our journey and travel to Great Rostov. Following a tour of the Rostov Kremlin and the museum of Rostov Enamel we shall have lunch and visit a factory making some of the enamel works for which Rostov is famous. We then travel to Pereslavl-Zalesky to check into our hotel and have dinner.
Today begins with breakfast and a tour of Pereslavl-Zalesky including the Savior-Transfiguration cathedral. We then travel to Sergiev Posad (The center of the Russian Orthodox Church) for lunch. Here we will visit the toy museum and also attend a workshop given by a master toy-maker.
Return to Moscow.
Four nights accommodation in improved tourist class hotels. All transport in imported minivan or bus. All meals. English speaking guide. Entry to all museums and workshops.
RUSSIA TRAVEL PACKAGES
A selection of Russian tours to take as they are or adjust to your needs.
THE GOLDEN RING
Visit the heart of ancient Russia. What is the Golden Ring?
What you can see in Moscow.
MOSCOW DAY TRIPS
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Some of the sights to see in Petersburg
LAKE BAIKAL TOURS
Hiking and trekking around the world's deepest lake in the heart of Siberia
Come and work in the field on a Russian Archaeological dig. Full training given on site.
TRAVEL TIPS & SERVICES
Getting around in Russia