Cruise excursion program Moscow (NRT) - Myshkin - Kuzino - Old Ladoga - Sortavala - Valaam - Konevetz - Saint Petersburg (Salt Pier) - Lodeynoye Pole (lit. the Field of Boats) - Mandrogi - Kizhi - Petrozavodsk - Uglich - Moscow (NRT) from 10.06.19 to 23.06.19, Ship «Mikhail Bulgakov»

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Myshkin
Your choice:
1) Walking tour “Visit to the mice at the old mill” with an excursion to the old mill, the Museum of Russian Valenki, the artisans' house and Uspensky (Assumption) Cathedral. Tour length -  2-2.5 hours.
2)Walking Tour for Kids and Their Parents. Visit to the Mouse Palace. (group size: 25+). Tour length – 1.5-2 hours.
3)Provincial Kaleidoscope Walking Tour. A city sightseeing excursion, including a tour of some interesting wooden houses (Shipbuilder’s Thomson House, Myshkin Sheremetyev’s Station), visit to the old mill house with the Barn Mice display, the Victory Memorial, the Dormition Cathedral. (group size: 25+). Tour length – 2.5 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Walking-tour “Myshkin People’s Museum with a visit to the “Mice Museum”, the “Boat Pilot Museum”, (or “Smirnoff Vodka Museum”) and the museum of wooden architecture and open air exhibition of retro auto equipment. (Group size: 20+)  Program length – 1.5 hours.
Group from 20 pax: 500 rub. per person
Kuzino
Your choice:
1)Bus tour to Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery.
2)Interactive program Journey to Rus Iznachalnaya (Primary Rus). A medieval northern village of the 11th to 13th centuries has been recreated on the picturesque banks of the Sheksna river. You will be told about ancient Russian costume, jewelry, arms and armor, dinner ceremonies, and rituals.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Master Classes: Pottery (Group Size: 10-30 people), Smithery (Group Size: 5-15 people), Russian Table Songs (Group Size: 10-30 people), Weaving (Group Size: 5-10 people). Master Classes range from 1-2 hours in length.
Group from 10 pax: 900 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery with a visit to a monk’s cell and Uspensky (Assumption) cathedral (Group size: 15+)
Tour length -  3 hours. (Alternative to the main excursion).
Group from 15 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Ferapontov Monastery.  You will see the refectory, the parvis, frescoes of The Virgin Nativity Cathedral and the monastery site. Tour length -  3 hours. (Alternative to the main excursion).
Group from 12 pax: 2500 rub. per person
Mandrogi
Things to do: try the famous pirozhki (stuffed buns) with a revitalizing herbal tea, feed the horses in the stables, have a horse ride - horseback or carriage-drawn.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Group from 10 pax: 700 rub. per person
Optional excursion
SPORTING, otherwise known as Clay Pigeon Shooting, is the art of shooting special flying targets imitating birds. Guests are transferred in wagons and sleighs to the shooting range equipped with automatic devices flinging saucer-shaped targets into the air. The shooting range is located in a beautiful pine forest. The shooting is done under supervision from instructor. Enjoy a quick tea break with pirozhki. The programme length is 1.5 hours.
Group from 1 pax: 5000 rub. per person
Old Ladoga
Down the roads of Medieval Ladoga Walking Tour includes the fortress and a display at the Gate Tower. Find out about the Ladoga at the times of Ryurik, and Oleg’s Fortress, traditions and everyday life, weapons, and warriors of the Medieval epoch. The tour guide will talk about the role of Ladoga in protecting the borders of the Novgorod lands, about the life of the military center at the Time of Troubles and the Great Northern War. Two ancient Ladoga monasteries were the centers of spiritual life.
Nikolsky Monastery is located on the Volga Embankment. Tourists are invited to the functioning John Chrysostom Cathedral where they can see the relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.
Uspensky Convent. Known as the place of exile of the first wife of Peter I, Evdokiya Lopukhina. Stop at the Elevation of the Life-Creating Cross Cathedral housing the relics of the great martyr Varvara.
Tour duration – 3 hours. Tour distance is 2.5 km.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
The Past and Present of Veliky Novgorod Bus Tour to Veliky Novgorod. You will discover the landmarks of the Merchant and Sofiyskaya parts of the city, the Yaroslavovo Homestead, the old Market – a complex of architectural monuments of the 12-18th centuries, the Kremlin with a stop at Cathedral of St. Sophia (11th century), the Millennium of Russia Monument. Lunch in the city. Tour distance is about 180 km. One-way trip – 3 hours. Total tour duration is about 10 hours.
Group from 30 pax: 3800 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus Tour to the ancient Tikhvin City. The earliest records about the Tikhvin settlement date back to the 14th century. By order of Ivan the Terrible two monasteries were founded: Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery and the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Convent. Tour of the Monastery. Stop at the Dormition Cathedral where miraculous icon of the Holy Mother of God is presented. Distance is about 100 km. Travel time is 1 hour and 40 minutes (one way). Tour length – 5,5-6 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 2200 rub. per person
Sortavala
Your choice: 1) City walking tour to Sortavala with a stop at two museums – the private gallery of Kronid Gogolev, a phenomenal wooden relief carving artist, and the local history museum of Northern Ladoga. Route distance - 4 km. Tour length -  4.0 hours.
2) Bus and walking tour to the marble canyon "Ruskeala". The tour runs along the perimeter of the marble quarry. The decorations of St. Petersburg’s St. Isaac Cathedral and Marble Palace are made from Ruskeala’s marble. Visit the private gallery of artist Kronid Gogolev (wooden relief carver). The route distance is 2 km. Tour length – 3.5 hours. (Group size 35+).
The tourists will be transported to Sortavala pier by ferry.
Included in the price of cruise
Valaam
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1) Ship tour to the central estate of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Transfiguration of the Saviour) Cathedral. The ship tour goes through the most beautiful places of the Valaam archipelago among small islands, straits and the impressively secluded Predtechensky (Baptist) and Nikolsky skits (hermitages). During the tour of the Central Manor, you will visit the main operating cathedral of the monastery – the majestic Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Transfiguration of the Saviour) Cathedral. Tour length -  3.5-4.0 hours.
You will visit three of Valaam’s skits (hermitages): the Voskresensky (Resurrection), the Gethsemane and the Konevsky. Enjoy the unique natural phenomena of the Valaam archipelago - its flora and fauna. Route distance is 6 km.
Tour length -  3.5 hours.(Group size: 15+).
3) Walking tour “Rocky Shore”. The tour introduces visitors to the history of the Valaam Monastery during the Soviet-Finnish and Second World Wars. Savor Valaam’s unique nature surrounded by the Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe. Route distance 6 km.
Tour length – 2.5 hours.(Group size: 15+).
Included in the price of cruise
Konevetz
You will visit the central building of the monastery, The Rozhdestvensky (Christmas) Cathedral with the relics of St. Arseny Konevsky, the Wonderworker. Take the forest path to the Holy Mountain and the legendary Horse-Stone, a huge boulder of glacial origin that resembles a horse's skull. Tour length -  2 hours. Route distance - 4 km.
Included in the price of cruise
Saint Petersburg
Your choice:
1) Guided city bus tour will introduce you to the most important city landmarks of the city on the Neva. Water tour – “Rivers and Canals of St. Petersburg” along the banks of the rivers Moyka, Neva and Fontanka. Enjoy the sights as they pass by: Palace Square, Petropavlovskaya Fortress (Peter and Paul Fortress), Mikhailovsky Palace and much more…
2) City bus tour with a stop at Petropavlovskaya Fortress (Peter and Paul Fortress). (Group size: 35+.)
Tour length – 3½ hours.
3) At the Crossroads of Religions Sightseeing tour. The tour will demonstrate the diversity of religious and architectural buildings of St. Petersburg, the unique features of religious buildings and their interiors. Visiting the following largest churches of the city is a must: the Russian Orthodox Kazan Cathedral and the Catholic Saint Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, located in the very center of the city at Nevsky Prospect. You will also visit the Saint Petersburg Mosque at the Petrograd Side. Group size: 35+. Tour length – 3½ hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Tour to Yusupov Palace. This is a unique architectural ensemble of the 18th to 20th centuries, rightfully acclaimed as the "encyclopedia" of St. Petersburg’s aristocratic interior. It was the residence of five generations of the elite aristocratic dynasty of the Yusupov Princes, from 1830 to 1917. The Palace is also the site of the murder of Grigory Rasputin. Today Yusupov Palace is one of the few aristocratic mansions of St. Petersburg with preserved ceremonial apartments, art gallery halls, a mini-theater and the luxurious private rooms of the Yusupov family.

Tour length -  3 hours.

Group from 21 pax: 2900 rub. per person
Optional excursion
You will have a chance to visit a working model (1:87), symbolizing the Russian Federation from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka. The area of the model with images of cities and regions of Russia is almost 800 m². Hundreds of moving trains and cars, light and sound effects, and thousands of miniature figures in genre scenes provide dynamism and energy to the layout. The change of day and night adds a dramatic effect.
Tour length -  4 hours.
Group from 11 pax: 2300 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour with a stop at the historical scale model Petrovskaya Aquatoria. The museum is dedicated to the history of Saint Petersburg and the Russian fleet. The Petrovskaya Aquatoria is a big layout of Petersburg in the 18th century. A pool of water forms the center of the exhibition that presents a scaled-down version of city’s water area and miniature models of the city’s principal architectural sites.
What makes this exhibition unique is that there are moving objects (figurines, carriages, ships), as well as light, sound and visual effects that vividly show the change of day and night and different weather conditions.
Tour duration – 3 hours.
Group from 11 pax: 2300 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour "St. Petersburg’s Nightlife". This tour is a unique possibility to see the nocturnal transformation of St. Petersburg. You will see The Palace Square, The Winter Palace, the Statue of Peter the Great (The Bronze Horseman), the Peter and Paul Fortress and many other tourist attractions from a completely new perspective. Don’t miss the unforgettable show - the extraordinary draw of the central bridges.
 
Tour length -  3.5 hours.
Group from 26 pax: 1100 rub. per person
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Trip to the suburbs Visit the State museum Peterhof, often referred to as "the Russian Versailles". Founded at the beginning of the 18th century by Emperor Peter the Great in the vicinity of his new capital - St. Petersburg, Peterhof was one of the most luxurious royal summer residences and his personal monument to the successful completion of Russia's struggle for access to the Baltic Sea. The Upper Gardens and Lower Park, The Grand Palace and some "small" palaces and pavilions, the world's largest system of fountains and water cascades and the majority of the sculptures were in place by the mid 20's of the 18th century.
Tour length -  6 hours.
Group from 26 pax: 2700 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Kronshtadt. On the island of Kotlin in the Gulf of Finland there is a port and a fortress called Kronshtadt. It is the main seaport of St. Petersburg. The first fortifications on the island were built on Kotlin in 1703 (at the same time as the founding of St. Petersburg). The island is the base of the Baltic Fleet. The architectural landmark of the city is the magnificent St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. The majestic temple is a monument to all sailors who did not return from their voyages.
Tour length -  6 hours.
Group from 31 pax: 1200 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Visit the architectural and landscape complex of the unique Oranienbaum Palace and Park of the 18th to the early 20th century, preserved during World War II in its historical authenticity. The Great Menshikov Palace is the oldest building of Oranienbaum. The impressive appearance of the palace, its grand scale and lavish interiors, always generate a lot of admiration and surprise. The estate offers a lot of wonders. For example, in the center of the eastern gallery there was once a "Turkish bath" (with a glass roof) which was many times honored by Peter the Great himself! The halls and living rooms are decorated with paintings on plaster and canvas, tapestries, and marble. The window frames were even gilded, and the walls of many rooms were finished with Dutch and German tiles.   Tour length -  6.5 hours.
Group from 21 pax: 2500 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Your tour guide will tell you the story of the creation, restoration and transformation of Konstantinovsky palace and park into “The National Congress Palace”. A walk in the park, viewing the statue to Peter the Great, the ceremonial rooms, the protocol lounges of the President of Russia, The First Lady’s apartments, and informal meeting rooms.Tour length -  5 hours.
Group from 21 pax: 2600 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Pavlovsk.  Pavlovsk park is a unique monument of landscape art of the late 18th to early 19th century. Together with Pavlovsky Palace, the summer palace of the Russian Emperor Paul I, the palace and the park form a unit. The museum is renowned for its unique art and crafts collections.
Tour length -  6.5 hours.
Group from 21 pax: 2500 rub. per person
Lodeynoye Pole (lit. the Field of Boats)
Your choice:
1) Bus tour to the Holy Troitsky (Trinity) Alexander Svirsky Monastery. Tour length – 3.5 hours.
2): Bus tour to Vvedeno-Oyat Women’s Convent (Group size: 35+).
3) Bus tour to Olonets. Visit to the National Museum of Ethnic Karelians-Livviks. The museum serves as an introduction to the development of the first Karelian city – Olonets, its role in the history of Russia, traditional culture of Karelians-Livviks and their crafts, trades and family rituals. Tour length – 4 hours. (Group size: 35+).
Return to the boat after the tour to Mandrogy.
Included in the price of cruise
Mandrogi
Green stop picnic (fit travel programs). (fresh vegetables, sauerkraut, shashlik [skewered meat], rice, open apple pies, tea, and mineral water.)
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
SPORTING, otherwise known as Clay Pigeon Shooting, is the art of shooting special flying targets imitating birds. Guests are transferred in wagons and sleighs to the shooting range equipped with automatic devices flinging saucer-shaped targets into the air. The shooting range is located in a beautiful pine forest. The shooting is done under supervision from instructor. Enjoy a quick tea break with pirozhki. The programme length is 1.5 hours.
Group from 1 pax: 5000 rub. per person
Kizhi
At your choice: 1) Walking tour “Masterpieces of Kizhi Island”. During the tour you will see the unique multi-domed churches and their icons, examine a house of a Zaonezhie peasant, enjoy the chimes of Archangel Michael chapel and see the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus - the oldest wooden church in Russia.
Tour length -  2 hours.
2) Walking tour “Villages of Kizhi Island. A fascinating trip to the central part of the island to visit the ancient Kizhi villages Yamka and Vasilyevo. In the Vasilyevo village, you will see the largest and most beautiful wooden house of the island, richly decorated with carvings, the Mother of God Assumption chapel, and climb the Naryina Mount - the highest point of the island. In the village of Yamka you will explore one of the 19th century houses and learn about the peasant life of the past, as well as the experiences of the Zaonezhie villagers today.
 
Tour length -  2 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Kizhi Island Pharmaceutical Garden tour. Tour length – 45 minutes. Group size: 5+.
Group from 5 pax: 400 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Interactive folk program ”Music of the Northern Village”. This program gives you the opportunity to experience the diversity of folk traditions - it’s time for a party! Visit a Zaonezhie get together: listen to epics, religious poems, and lingering northern songs.
 
Program length is 20 minutes. (Group size: 5 -15 people.)
Group from 5 pax: 400 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Traditional Karelian Cuisine Tour. Traditional Karelian Pastry Master Class. Tour length – 90 minutes. Group size: 3-15 people.
Group from 3 pax: 700 rub. per person
Optional excursion
A fascinating trip to the central part of the island to visit the ancient Kizhi villages Yamka and Vasilyevo. Don’t hesitate to talk to the locals. Program length: 30 minutes. (Group size: 5-7 people.)
Group from 5 pax: 800 rub. per person
Optional excursion
The trip begins and completes by the main pier of the Kizhi Island.
- the tour of the windmill at the Seredka Village;
- the passage to Sennaya Guba Village. The tour of the basement of the stone-wooden Church of Nikolay the Miracle Worker, the Tikhvin Icon of the Holy Mother of God;
- the passage to Korba Village, walk around the waterside. Tour of the Miracle of the Lord Chapel of the 18th century; the chapel is made of pinewood. The church is of cellular shape, and it has a pyramidical tower.
- if time permits – a passage to Vorobyi Village, a tour of the Kirika and Iulitta Churches.
The guide will tell the tourists about the nature and hydrology of the Onega Lake, the villages of the Kizhi churchyard.
- return to the pier of the Kizhi Island.
Walk duration is 1 ½ hour.
Notes:
1. Trips by water and hiking are not carried out in the fog and with a wave height of more than 0.5 meters or in other adverse weather conditions since orientation is made impossible due to lack of visibility.
2. Children over the age of 10 are welcome to join the excursion.
3. Drunk tourists are inadmissible.
Safety rules for tours by motor boats and speedboats
Do not cut in line while boarding and disembarking from the boats. To eliminate negative effects of water excursions during boat movement, it is prohibited: to change seats, to shift loads, to use cutting and piercing objects, to rock the boat and dive from the board. All of the passengers on the boats must be wearing fastened life jackets.
Group from 6 pax: 1100 rub. per person
Petrozavodsk
Your choice: 1) Petrozavodsk City Tour. Take a walk along the embankment to have a peek of the sculptures donated by Petrazavodsk’s twin cities in Sweden, Finland, Germany, France and the USA. See the monument to the founder of Petrozavodsk Peter the Great, the historic downtown, the Theater Square, the Music Theater and the National Theater. Tour length – 2½-3 hours.
2) City Tour. Take a walk along the embankment to have a peek of the sculptures donated by Petrazavodsk’s twin cities in Sweden, Finland, Germany, France and the USA. Visit the National Museum of the Republic of Karelia. Tour length – 3 hours.
3) Pedestrian City Tour. Take a walk along the embankment to have a peek of the sculptures donated by Petrazavodsk’s twin cities in Sweden, Finland, Germany, France and the USA. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia. (icon-painting of the 15-19th centuries, folk art, national costume, embroidery, weaving, carving, painting on wood, birchbark, copper and ceramic utensil collections dating from the 19-20th centuries, Russian Art Fund: paintings by Levitan, Polenov, Korovin, Meshersky, Aivazovsky). Tour length – 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Bus tour “Kivach Falls” with a tour of the main sights of Petrozavodsk. Tour length -  5 hours.
Group from 18 pax: 1300 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Kivach Falls bus tour with a visit to the main sights of Petrozavodsk. Stop at the Siberian Husky kennel and discover the joys of dog sled racing. Real Siberian huskies, calm and strong, are a representation of the Northern nature. The kennel dogs are champions and participants of the most famous long races in Russia and abroad.
Tour length – 5 hours.
Group from 18 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Rafting on the Shuya river with a tour of the main sights of Petrozavodsk.  Tour length - 5 hours.
Group from 10 pax: 1800 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Kivach Falls Bus Tour with a guided excursion of Petrozavodsk’s landmarks. It is time to enjoy the beauty of Karelia, stop by the Karelian birch tree, and visit the Kivach Falls – the second largest waterfall on flat terrains in Europe!
Visit to the Siberian Husky Kennel. The dogs of the Kennel are champions and participants of the most famous and longest races in Russia and around the world. Visit to the reindeer farm. You will get to know about these noble animals at the farm and in the wild, you will have a chance to feed them, and you will find out about the way the reindeer herders live.
Tour length: 5 hours.
Group from 18 pax: 1800 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Additional Excursion: Petrazavodsk City Bus tour with a stop at the House of Shungite Stone. Tour length – 3 hours.
Group from 16 pax: 800 rub. per person
Uglich
Your choice:
2) Tour to the Leather Craft Workshop Museum. Learn about the history of one of the oldest crafts, the leathercraft of Uglich, the production of leather in Russia, the history of the legendary Russian calf leather. Visit an exhibition of antiques and see reconstructed ancient pieces, take a look at original models of leather making equipment of the 17-19th century. Learn about contemporary art: leather carving, embossing, sculptures. At the end of the tour, each of the visitors will be able to briefly become an artisan and create a magnet, take pics with the exhibits, or read his/her fortune on runes. Visit the Alexey Monastery. The tour lasts 2 hours (for groups of 15 people and more).
4) Tour to the Vintage Scooter Bike Museum. Find out about the evolution of the bicycle. The museum displays the 19-20th century bicycles, sports bicycles and leisure bicycles, bikes for adults and kids, etc. Ride any of the museum exhibits! Visit to the Alexeevsky Monastery. Tour length 2 hours. (Group Size: 20+).
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Kremlin walking tour with a visit to the Сhurch of Prince Dmitry “On Blood”, the Palaces of the Princes (1st  floors), and Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Transfiguration of the Saviour) Cathedral. Tour length -  1.5 hours.  (alternative to the main excursion)
Group from 10 pax: 650 rub. per person