Cruise excursion program Moscow (NRT) - Kalyazin - Kostroma - Ples - Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan - Bolgar - Elabuga - Cheboksary - Nizhny Novgorod - Gorodets - Tutaev - Rybinsk - Myshkin - Uglich - Moscow (NRT) from 07.06.21 to 18.06.21, Ship «Ivan Krylov»

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Kalyazin
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1)Walking tour Mysteries of the Flooded City around the Zarechny District (Across the River) in Kalyazin City. Stop at the Regional History Museum. Tour length – 2 hours.
2)Needle Lace of Kalyazin walking tour along Zarechnaya Street. Discover the flooded bell tower of the St. Nicholas Cathedral, learn some small town legends. Visit the Volga Pier museum to view a scale model of the town, learn about merchants’ family trees, as well as the fairs and markets of Kalyazin. Unique masterclass on bone lace making. Tour length – 2 hours.
 
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Bus tour around the Central and Zarechny Districts with a show program The Tale of Baba Yaga’s Spoons at the playground by the “cabin on chicken legs”. Meet the Yaga of Tver. Baba Yaga is a witch in Russian folklore. Tour length – 3-4 hours.
Group from 18 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Optional excursion
All Kinds of Houses Kalyazin City Bus Tour: Find out about Svistushinskaya and Nikolskaya Settlements and the story of the flooded bell tower. Stops at the Ascension Cathedral which houses the holy relics of the founder of the city Makariy and the Monument to Makariy of Kalyazin. Discover the unique charm of small town houses and their inhabitants, as well as features of the buildings dating from the 20th century. Learn about family traditions and local philanthropic efforts. All That Is Mine Is With Me Tour to the largest snail farm of Russia (extra charge: tasting of snails in different sauces). Tour length: 3 hours.
Group from 18 pax: 1400 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Kalyazin Wings City Bus Tour with stops in two districts of the modern city. Excursion to the Locator, a giant parabolic antenna for space communications. See a modern military ultrasound battle plane at the MIG plant. Tour length: 3 hours.
Group from 18 pax: 1400 rub. per person
Optional excursion
My Sweet Kalyzain City Bus Tour with stops in two districts of the modern city, and the historic settlement. Stops at the Ascension Cathedral which houses the holy relics of the founder of the city Makariy and Monuments to Mikhail Skopin-Shuyskiy and Makariy of Kalyazin. A walking tour along an old merchant street. Find out the story of the flooded bell tower of Nikolaevsky Cathedral. Next stop - Nikitsky Village (5 km from Kalyazin). You will learn about the love story of poet Alexander Pushkin and Ekaterina Ushakova and the history of the Ushakov Estate. You will visit the chapel, the Kazan Mother of God bell tower, and memorial bust commemorating the poet. Tour length: 3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1000 rub. per person
Kostroma
Your choice:
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 Museum of Wooden Architecture. The museum’s collection includes 28 monuments of vernacular architecture: churches of the 16-18th centuries, huts, barns, chapels, mills, steam baths. The museum’s exhibitions reveal the life of peasants of the Kostroma region. Tour length: 3 hours. (Group Size: 35+).
4) 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
Optional excursion
Bus Tour to the Kostroma Drama Theatre of A.Ostrovsky. The tourists can find out about the theatre’s set-up, check the props and scenery workshops, the sewing room, the wig department and wardrobe, view the auditorium from the balcony. Here at the theatre the visitors can discover many interesting facts about the history of the Russian theater costume – for instance, look at the costumes of boyars (court nobility), townsmen, streltzy (shooters), merchants, noblemen from the plays by Ostrovsky, Alexey Tolstoy, Chekhov, Lev Tolstoy and also by classics of world literature such as Lope de Vega and Sсhiller. Tour length – 3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1200 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus Tour with a stop at the Kostroma Jewelry Plant. Tour length – 3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1200 rub. per person
Optional excursion
City Bus Tour with a stop at the Theophany Convent and the Cheese Museum. The cheese sommelier will walk the guests through the halls of an ancient mansion. You will find out about the origins of cheese, see the old-time and modern pieces of equipment for cheese making. Discover the world of cheese! Don’t forget to shop for different cheeses from local farmers. A fun tasting of Kostroma cheeses. Tour length: 3 hours. 
Group from 19 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Sumarokovo Reindeer Farm. Tour length -  3 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Ples Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
City walking tour with a stop at the museum of the famous artist Isaac Levitan.Tour length – 3 hours.
Group from 20 pax: 600 rub. per person
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
Bolgar
Excursion package: 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
Elabuga
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
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
Cheboksary
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1) Bus tour Cheboksary in Russia’s History. Tour length -  3 hours. (Group size: 35+).
2) City bus tour with a visit to the unique Russian Tractor History Museum. Tour length -  3 hours. (Group size: 35+).
3)City Bus Tour with a stop at the Made in Chuvashia signature shops (confectionery, textile products, knitwear). Tour duration: 3 hours (Group size: 35+ people).
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Folk program Let Your Soul Rejoice followed by a beer tasting. Tour length – 1-1.5 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1100 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to Tikhvin Bogoroditsky (Mother of God) Women’s Monastery. Tour length - 3,5 hours.
Group from 12 pax: 2100 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus tour to 2 capitals Cheboksary- Yoshkar-Ola. Tour length - 8 hours.
Group from 25 pax: 3000 rub. per person
Nizhny Novgorod
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
Gorodets
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1) City bus and walking tour with a visit to the museum “Home of the Russian Samovar”. Tour length -  3 hours.
3) Bus tour to Gorodets with a stop at the City of Masters Museum and Tourist complex. Group size: 35+. Tour length - 3 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Tutaev
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
An immersion into the atmosphere of merchant’s life. You will have a much better understanding of the merchant’s role in the life of a provincial town after visiting his home.
Tour length -  3 hours.
2) Walking tour “Pearl of the Province”- Guided tour with a visit to Voskresensky (Resurrection) Cathedral, a theme park of the USSR, and the Expo Center "Borisoglebskaya Bank"
Tour length -  2.5-3 hours. (Group size: 15+)
3) Walking tour “Back to the USSR”. Tour length -  2.5-3 hours. (Group size: 15+).
Included in the price of cruise
Rybinsk
Your choice of shore excursion packages:
1)Historic downtown walking excursion with a tour of the Monument to the Barge Hauler, Spaso-Preobrazhensky (Transfiguration of the Saviour) Cathedral, monument to Russian poet Lev Oshanin. Tour length -  1.5 hours.
2) Historic downtown walking excursion with a stop at Admiral Fyodor Ushakov Museum (the unconquerable Russian naval commander). The first exposition is dedicated to the Ushakovs family lineage, Fyodor’s childhood, his training at the Russian Marine Cadet Corps, his first combat experience, battles (none of which was lost), last years of his life. The exposition Memory and canonization is an overview of the landmarks and memorials dedicated to Admiral Ushakov, ships named in his honour, his military decorations. Life size figures, weapons, clothes, model of a sailing ship bridge, a ship bell are exhibited at the Sailor, Naval Cadet, Fleet Officer of the 17th century and At the flagship bridge exhibitions. (Group size: 25+). Tour length – 2.5 hours.
3) People Who Made the Great Cities Great Tour. During the walking tour, tourists will learn more about the history of the Nobel family in Russia and in Rybinsk, in particular. Find out about the relations between the Nobels and Rybinsk manufacturers and merchants, the Ludvig Nobel Monument, and the construction of the Nobel Boulevard in Rybinsk. (Group Size: 25+). Tour length: 2½ hours.
Included in the price of cruise
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
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
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
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
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