Cruise excursion program Moscow (NRT) - Myshkin - Yaroslavl - Nizhny Novgorod - Sviyazhsk - Elabuga - Tchaikovsky - Perm - Sarapul - Chistopol - Bolgar - Kazan from 24.06.19 to 04.07.19, 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
Optional excursion
Folk show “Visit to the Miller for Pancakes»”
(Group size: 5+.)
Group from 15 pax: 350 rub. per person
Optional excursion
The Mouse's Gingerbread. How to decorate gingerbread cookies with multi-colored chocolate? A fun hands-on experience for both kids and adults. Each participant receives 2 gingerbread cookies (shaped as a cat and a mouse) and a box full of colored chocolate (group size: 5+). Tour length – 45-50 minutes.
Group from 10 pax: 300 rub. per person
Yaroslavl
3)Historical Center Bus Tour with a stop at the Emalis Enamel Art Museum. The three halls of the museum display exhibits made in the following techniques: painted enamel, cloisonné enamel, champlevé enamel, filigree enamel, jewelry enamel. During the excursion the visitors will find out about the evolution of the “hot enamel” technique and will admire the best works of the world’s leading artisans. Each visitor has an opportunity to create his own art work under the supervision of master craftsmen. The program also involves the tour of the art gallery with a great selection of exclusive paintings, jewelry and souvenirs made with the use of hot enamel technique.
Tour length – 3 hours (group size: 35+).
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Bus excursion to the center of Yaroslavl City with a visit to the Sobinov House Museum. The museum is located in a cozy town house dating back to the 18th century. Leonid Sobinov was born here in 1872. The house preserves the memory of three generations of the family and is filled with theater and household relics, including rare documents, opera characters photos, Sobinov’s unique costumes, stage props, touching everyday items that attest to the warmth of the Sobinov family. Visitors can hear the famous voice of the singer which was described by contemporaries as “unique”, “captivating” and “luminous”. We welcome you to visit the house museum and to get acquainted with the “Russian Orpheus”. The excursion time is 2 hours.
Group from 5 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus excursion to the center of Yaroslavl City with a visit to the city zoo. The zoo area is more than 120 hectares – one of the largest in the world. The zoo is presented as a landscape park. The excursion time is 3 hours.
Group from 12 pax: 1400 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus Tour with a stop at the Einstein’s Entertaining Sciences Museum. Visitors are captivated by more than a hundred animated exhibits that you are more than welcome to touch, launch and try out. You will learn to boil water without fire, measure your voice volume, build a bridge without a single nail and lift a 35 lb. dumbbell with just one finger.
Tour length – 2 hours.
Group from 10 pax: 1200 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to the Karabikha Estate. You will learn about the history of the estate and its owners.  You will be transported to the past and feel like a nobleman in a house where everything preserves the memory of the great Russian poet Nekrasov.
Tour length -  3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1700 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Group from 10 pax: 1600 rub. per person
Nizhny Novgorod
Your choice:
1) Bus tour "City over the Volga and Oka"- story of the city in the 13th to 21st centuries.
2) City bus tour with a visit to the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin and a stop at Maxim Gorky Museum House. Group size: 35+. Tour length - 3 hours.
3) Bus tour "Russian Orthodox Cathedrals and Monasteries" with a visit to Stroganov church, Saviour (Old Fair) Cathedral, Spassky Staroyarmarochny Cathedral, and Blagoveshchensky and Pechersky Ascension monasteries. (Group size: 35+). Tour length -  3 hours.
4) Industrial Nizhny Bus tour with a visit to the Museum of City Transport. Nizhny Novgorod is one of the first cities of Russia that launched a railway tram, doing so in 1869. Rare trams of Nizhny Novgorod are exhibited in the Museum of Electric Transport. Don’t miss wagons VDN-82, RV, HDP-6, and a replica of a pre-revolutionary open platform wagon at depot № 1. Hop into the operator’s cab and try the tram driver’s seat for yourself. Group size: 35+. Tour length - 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Christmas ornament factory “Ariel. You will visit a glass blowing workshop where you can watch the artists manually painting the Christmas decorations, following a tradition unchanged since the 19th century. You can also try to paint your own ornament as a souvenir. After the factory visit you can also stop by the factory museum (the tour to the factory doesn’t include a guided museum tour).
Check the factory shop for bargains.
Tour length -  3 hours.
Group from 16 pax: 2100 rub. per person
Sviyazhsk
Historical Chronicle of a Marvelous City Tour. On-foot excursion around Sviyazhsk with a stop at the Historical Museum. Tour length: 2.5 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Elabuga
Your choice: 1) City bus tour with a tour of the Bekhterev Museum of local medicine, the Shishkin House Museum and the Museum-Estate of the cavalry-girl Nadezhda Durova.
Tour length – 4 hours.
2) City bus tour “Tsvetaeva’s Elabuga» with a visit to the literary museum of Tsvetaeva, the Memorial of Tsvetaeva, the “Portomoynya” Museum (lit. “trouser washing”), and Pokrov Church. Tour length – 4 hours. (Group size: 35+).
3) City bus tour “Elabuga’s Merchant Traditions”  with a tour of the city history museum, the restaurant “Elabuga” with a tasting menu and a lecture about the history of beer brewing and the traditions of Elabuga’s merchants and brewers. Tour length –4 hours. (Group size: 35+).
Included in the price of cruise
TchaikovskyIncluded in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
City guided bus tour with a stop at the architectural and ethnographical complex “Saygatka”. You will visit the house of a peasant Old Believer of the late 18th century. The log hut is unique, since its original layout and furniture have been completely preserved. Tour length -  2 hours.
Group from 25 pax: 900 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Votkinsk – Motherland of Tchaikovsky. The Tchaikovsky family lived in the city for 11 years. Their four children were born in the town of Votkinsk. Pyotr Tchaikovsky was born in 1840, in the house № 1 on Gospodskaya street. Large-scale restoration began on the museum in 2013 and was completed in the anniversary year of 2015. The memorial house - birthplace of the composer, the archive room, and the exhibition hall were completely renovated, and the landscape was redone. A comfortable guest area, an interactive space for music lovers, a playground for children, and amenities for people with disabilities were added to the museum’s layout to meet the modern requirements of service and comfort. Today the ancient estate recreates the atmosphere of a nobleman’s life and introduces visitors to the childhood world of a genius composer.
Tour length -  4 hours.
Group from 25 pax: 1800 rub. per person
Perm
The Guided Bus tour takes you to the heart of the city, introducing the tourists to the mercantile, literary, theatrical, and military background of the city, as well as its modern life.
 
Tour length -  2 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
City bus tour, trip to the Kungur Ice Cave. (Travel time is about 2 hours. About 100 km from Perm. Get ready to hear the story of the Trans-Siberian Highway, learn about the beauty of the Ural region, and find out about the discovery of the Kungur Ice Cave. Total tour length -  9 hours. Please note! Don’t forget your warm clothes.
Group from 34 pax: 2800 rub. per person
Optional excursion
City bus tour to Belogorsky Orthodox Convent (Men’s Monastery). (120 km from Perm.) Tour length -  9 hours.
Group from 21 pax: 2300 rub. per person
Optional excursion
City bus tour to the Ethnographical Museum (Village of Khokhlovka). The outdoor museum exhibits 19 monuments of wooden architecture of the Perm region from the end of the 17th to the beginning of the 20th century). Tour length -  7 hours
Group from 21 pax: 2200 rub. per person
Tchaikovsky
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Izhevsk with a visit to the military museum of Mikhail Kalashnikov. The museum has created a showroom that includes a modern firearms shooting range, a display of various samples of historical and contemporary weapons, as well as an air-gun and crossbow shooting range, equipped with the latest multimedia programs. (Please note: you are welcome to firearm shooting at an extra charge. 2 documents are required: your passport and driver's license). Izhevsk is the second weapons capital of Russia, and proud of its industrial legacy. The main attractions of Izhevsk are the main building of the Arms Factory, built over 200 years ago, beautiful and striking temples of the city, such as St. Michael's Cathedral, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Svyato-Troitskaya (Holy Trinity) Church and The Izhevsk Kremlin-Arsenal. There are also quite a few original contemporary sculptures in the city: the Monument to the Dumpling (Pelmeni), the Monument to the Crocodile and the Monument to Izhik –mascot of Izhevsk.
 
Tour length -  6.5-7.0 hours. Return by ship to Sarapul.
Group from 25 pax: 2800 rub. per person
Sarapul
Bus tour to Sarapul with a visit to the Bashenin Dacha Museum. Sarapul is one of the most beautiful old merchant cities, located on the right bank of the Kama River. Currently, the city has more than a hundred monuments of history and architecture that attract tourists and antique lovers. During the city tour "Welcome to Sarapul!” the tourists will visit its sights for a better understanding of its historical and cultural heritage, lovingly preserved by its citizens. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Kama and Transkama rivers from the Ural mountain, and see the symbol of the city - the Fire Tower.
Tour length -  2.5-3.0 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Chistopol
Your choice: 1) City walking tour with a visit to the Pasternak Museum (Travel to the city by public transportation. Travel time 5-7 minutes.) Tour length - 3 hours.
2) City walking tour with a visit to the city history museum.(Travel to the city by public transportation. Travel time 5-7 minutes.) (Group size: 20+.) Tour length - 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Bolgar
Walking tour of the Bolgar Museum-Reserve. Visit the Bulgarian Civilization Museum, the Quran Museum, the Congressional Mosque, the Northern Mausoleum, the Eastern Chamber and Black Chamber.
Tour length – 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Kazan
All those wishing to participate in the excursion may leave their baggage at a special location.
Included in the price of cruise
Your choice: 1) Historic downtown bus tour: The Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Kaban Lake, Tatar Sloboda, Kazan Kremlin (The Annunciation Cathedral, Kul Sharif Mosque, Tower of Soyembika). Tour length – 3½ hours.
2) Sport in Kazan city bus tour with a stop at the Kremlin. During the tour you can visit the sports venues of the 2013 Universiade, the 2015 World Aquatics Championship and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Group size: 35+. Tour length – 3½ hours.
Included in the price of cruise