Cruise excursion program Moscow (NRT) - Myshkin - Kuzino - Old Ladoga - Sortavala - Valaam - Konevetz - Saint Petersburg (Salt Pier) from 10.06.19 to 18.06.19, 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
Breakfast. Debarkation until 10:00 a.m.  All those wishing to participate in the excursion may leave their baggage at a special location.
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