Cruise excursion program Moscow (NRT) - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Kostroma - Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan - Samara - Usovka - Volgograd - Astrakhan - Nikolskoye - Volgograd - Saratov - Samara - Ulianovsk - Cheboksary - Kozmodemyansk - Nizhny Novgorod - Gorodets - Myshkin - Moscow (NRT) from 01.09.20 to 19.09.20, Ship «Ivan Krylov»

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Uglich
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
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
Visit to museum “History of Russian Vodka”. You will hear the story of Peter Smirnoff, view different types of alcohol stills and see a display of antique bottles. Tour length -  30 minutes.
Group from 5 pax: 400 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Stop at the Folk Toy Museum. Discover the unique, almost 50 years-old collection. Find out about the cultures and traditions of more than 35 countries through games and toys. Tourists will get to know more about the daily life, customs, and rites of Russians. Tour length: 45 minutes.
Group from 10 pax: 650 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Visit to the City Life Museum, including an entertainment program and a tea ceremony. Please join us to find out about the way of life, traditions, customs, fashion in a Russian provincial town of the 19th century. Find yourself in a market place and a jaunty salesclerk will offer you all sorts of merchandise and will probably even invite you to a wedding or a baby shower. The hosts will be more than happy to share some herbal tea and one of the best Uglich cheeses with you.
Tour length – 45 minutes.
Group from 10 pax: 800 rub. per person
Yaroslavl
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
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 3 hours.
Group from 5 pax: 1800 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus excursion to the center of Yaroslavl City with a visit to the Einstein Popular Science Museum. The venue boasts more than 100 interactive displays that are all open to the visitors. Boil water without fire, test the strength of your voice, lift a dumbbell with just one finger! The excursion time is 3 hours.
Group from 10 pax: 1300 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
Kostroma
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1) City Bus Tour with a visit to Ipatiev Monastery and the functioning Epiphany Convent of St. Anastasia. Tour length – 3 hours.
2) The Blessed City of Kostroma Bus Tour. Stop at the shops, farmer’s market, cheese stores, textile, linen and jewelry studios and the functioning Epiphany Convent of St. Anastasia which is known as the location of the ancient Feodorovskaya Icon of God’s Mother, a miraculous Icon of Mother of God worshiped by the Russian Orthodox Church, one of the House of Romanovs relics. Tour length – 3 hours (Group size: 35+).
3) City Bus Tour with a stop at the City Mayor Botnikov History Museum. You will find out about the remarkable person who made a difference in his city. The first city power plant, a fire station, a public library, and several educational facilities were all built during Botnikov’s time as mayor. He also introduced a mandatory house numbering system and installed telephone lines. Botnikov made personal contributions to urban improvements. The museum recreates the atmosphere of a residence of an affluent person at the beginning of the 20th century. Tour length: 3 hours. (Group Size: 35+).
Included in the price of cruise
Nizhny Novgorod
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
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.
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
Kazan
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
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
SamaraIncluded in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Getting to Know Samara Bus Tour with a stop at the Samara Space Museum. Tour length - 3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1600 rub. per person
Usovka
Green stop.
Included in the price of cruise
Volgograd
Excursion package:Bus tour “Hero city Volgograd. Battle of Stalingrad Heroes Memorial on Mamaev Kurgan”. Tour length: 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Astrakhan
Excursion package of you choice:
  1. Bus tour “Historical and memorial city sights”. Visit to the Astrakhan Kremlin. Fish market. Tour length: 3 hours.
  2. Bus tour “Where religions intersect". Visit to Orthodox churches, a Muslim mosque and a Catholic church (Group: 35+ people) Tour length: 3 hours.
  3. The Merchants of Astrakhan Bus tour. Tourists will find out about the rise of the merchant class in Astrakhan, learn about merchant families that were well known not only in Astrakhan, but all across the country. Explore the oldest street in Astrakhan with its surviving Indian, Persian, Armenian merchant houses and ancient mansions. Stop at the House of Merchant Tetyushinov and at the Art Gallery founded by Merchant Pavel Dogadin.
    Tour length - 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Free time.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Excursion Astrakhan Nature reserve. Trip to the Volga Delta, including boat rides and a lunch of fish dishes. Tour length – 6-8 hours.
Group from 25 pax: 3600 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Visit a Sustainable Sturgeon Fish Farm and experience a tasting. Swimming is allowed here.
Tour length - 4-5 hours.
Group from 10 pax: 3800 rub. per person
Nikolskoye
Free time.
Included in the price of cruise
Volgograd
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
  1. Bus tour “Tsaritsyn Old City: urban legends and true-life stories” with a stop at the Musical Instruments Museum. Excursion to the southern part of Volgograd. A history of colonial settlement and exploitation of natural resources in the area. Tour length: 3 hours.
  2. Bus tour “Tsaritsyn Old City: urban legends and true-life stories” with a stop at the Museum Reserve Old Sarepta. It is the largest surviving architectural monument built by Herrnhuters. The Sarepta colony was founded in 1765 by missionaries from the city of Herrnhut who settled here at the invitation of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. Sarepta became home to the first plumbing system, lift, museum, public library, day care center and many more innovations in the Volga Region. The settlers achieved great scientific progress in medicine, chemistry, physics, industrial technologies, development of new crops. Tour length: 4.5 hours. Group size: 35+
Included in the price of cruise
Saratov
Excursion package of you choice:
1)Introduction to Saratov bus tour with a stop at the open-air National Village Museum and lemon orchard on Sokolovaya Mountain. Tour length – 3 hours.
2) Symbols of the Saratov Province bus tour with a stop at the Saratov Harmonica Museum. Tour length – 3 hours.
3)Introduction to Saratov bus tour with a stop at the Museum on Falcon Mountain. The Military Hall of Fame site displays all types of military equipment: armored fighting vehicles, aviation, artillery pieces, both modern and dating from the Great Patriotic War period. Tour length: 3 hours.
4)Bus tour to Gorky City Park. Enjoy the excursion to the City Park of Culture and Recreation — a magnificent monument of landscaping art. It is an absolutely stunning park! The park’s alleys flow around the ponds, the flower beds are beautifully constructed, the views are splendid. Tour length – 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Samara
Excursion package of you choice:
1) Getting to Know Samara Bus Tour with a stop at the Art Museum. The largest art collection of the Volga region includes paintings by Repin, Surikov, Polenov and other prominent Russian painters. Tour length – 3 hours.
2) Parks and Gardens of Samara Bus Tour with a stop at the Art Museum. Review of the city parks history, introduction to the embankments and garden squares with a stop at the Strukov Park. Tour length - 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Beer Brewing in Samara bus tour. Visit the brewery and taste beer at Maximillian’s, a Bavarian restaurant.
Tour length – 3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1900 rub. per person
Ulianovsk
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1) Bus and walking tour "Motherland of Lenin" with a visit to Simbirsk Classical Preparatory School Museum and the House Museum of Lenin. Tour length -  3 hours.
2)Bus and walking tour Charming Old Simbirsk with stops at the City life museum estate Simbirsk at the turn of the 20th century and the Simbirsk photography museum where visitors can have their pictures taken in vintage clothes of the 19th century. Tour length – 3 hours. (Group size: 19+).
3) Bus tour with a visit to Simbirsk Museum of Civil Aviation. (Group size: 35+). Tour length -  3 hours.
4)Domes of Simbirsk Bus & Walking Tour with stops at the Germanovskaya church, Simbirsk Chuvash school. Apartment of Ivan Yakovlev museum, Descent of the Holy Spirit Cathedral to the Apostles, the site of the Pokrov Savior and Ascension Monastery in the Name of All Saints. Tour length – 4 hours (group size: 19+).
 
Included in the price of cruise
CheboksaryIncluded in the price of cruise
Kozmodemyansk
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1) Guided city walking tour with a stop at the Art and History Museum.
2) Guided city walking tour with a stop at the ethnographic museum. (Group size: 20+).
3) Guided city walking tour with a stop at the Museum of the Merchant Household. (Group size: 20+)
4) Guided city walking tour with a stop at the Bender Satire and Humor Museum. (Group size: 20+)
Included in the price of cruise
Nizhny Novgorod
Bus tour to Gorodets. Trip to Feodorovsky Monastery and the fortifications. Tour to the Holy “Nicholas’ Spring”, where you will discover the history of popular beliefs, rites and celebrations.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Departure for the guided tour from Nizhny Novgorod. Bus tour "Semenov-the Capital of Golden Khokhloma". Visit to the  "Khokhloma Painting" factory". Return to Gorodets by ship after the tour. Tour length -  7 hours.
Group from 25 pax: 2300 rub. per person
Myshkin
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
 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