Cruise excursion program Moscow (NRT) - Myshkin - Kostroma - Ples - Nizhny Novgorod - Kazan - Tolyatti - Samara - Ulianovsk - Cheboksary - Kozmodemyansk - Chkalovsk - Yaroslavl - Koprino - Uglich - Moscow (NRT) from 20.06.21 to 02.07.21, 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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
Kazan
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
Optional excursion
Bus tour to the Raifa Monastery. You will find six functioning churches, the miraculous icon of the Georgian Mother of God, a holy spring and a secluded lake. Length of the tour - 4 hours
Group from 15 pax: 1200 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Tatar Settlement Bus Tour with a stop at the Kazan Kremlin (Annunciation Cathedral, Kul Sharif Mosque). Walking tour around the Tatar settlement. Stop at the Al Marjani Mosque. Chak-chak dessert degustation. Tour duration: 3 ½ hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1900 rub. per person
Tolyatti
your choice:
1) City bus tour with a stop at the Technical Museum Park. The exhibition features military equipment dating from World War I and World War II and modern military equipment. Tour length – 3-4 hours.
2) City bus tour with a stop at the AutoVAZ Museum. Exhibits include the whole product line of cars assembled at the Volga automobile plant. The guide will introduce you to the history and development of the largest automotive plant in Russia. Tour length – 3-4 hours.
3) City bus tour with a stop at the Orthodox Gymnasium that is considered to be one of the best schools in Russia. The intricately decorated building of the gymnasium includes a museum and a unique church that is an interesting site by itself. The gymnasium does not look like a school building at all. The tour provides details about student programs, and tourists are invited for “a sit down” at the Russian Log Hut Museum of Traditional Russian Culture (a traditional Russian log hut is known as izba). The gymnasium takes particular pride in its functioning chapel – the All Russian Saints Church. Tour length – 3-4 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
Optional excursion
Beer Tasting. Be sure to try the local beer in Tolyatti. Uncover the secrets of the five primary types of beer in terms of ingredients, flavors, and brewers. It is up to you to choose the best tasting beer. Our tour will introduce you to the history of the most renowned beer brand in Russia – Zhigulyovskoye. You will also find out why Alfred von Vacano, a third-generation brewer from Austria, established a landmark brewery in Samara. Learn about the favorite drinks of Tolyatti residents, and the ways how they drink beer. The tasting menu features five types of beer (100 g of each) and beer snacks. After the program, you can buy beer, other drinks, and dishes at one of the best restaurants of Tolyatti. Tour length – about 40 minutes.
Group from 10 pax: 900 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus Tour to the Garibaldi Mansion.  Griffons, mythical winged creatures with bodies of lions and heads of eagles, will greet you at the door. The magnificent gothic palace in the Renaissance style is a unique building. It is decorated with elegant towers topped with gothic steeples and statues of legendary heroes. The mansion has been under construction for more than a decade. We invite you to take a tour of the park with fountains, to enjoy the splendid views, and to find out the story that lies behind this building. The distance from the River Station to the mansion is 50 km. Tour length – 4.5 hours.
Group from 19 pax: 1500 rub. per person
Samara
Your choice:
1.Bus tour “Getting to know Samara” with a visit to the “Stalin’s bunker” (Samara). Tour length – 3 hours.
2. Bus tour “Samara churches” with stops at Iversky Monastery, Pokrov Cathedral. Group size: 35+. Tour length: 3 hours.
3. 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. Group size: 35+. Tour length: 3 hours.
Included 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
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:
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) Simbirsk Neighbourhood Bus and Pedestrian Tour. The day trip includes the tour of the Simbirsk Neighbourhood with a stop at the following museums: Convenience Store, Carpentry Shop, and the Museum of Local History. Tour length – 3 hours. (Group Size: 19+ people).
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
Cheboksary
Your choice:
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
Bus tour to Tikhvin Bogoroditsky (Mother of God) Women’s Monastery. Tour length - 3,5 hours.
Group from 12 pax: 2100 rub. per person
Kozmodemyansk
Your choice: 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
Chkalovsk
Tour of the memorial home of Chkalov. You will see the house where the legendary pilot Valery Chkalov was born and brought up. On display -  Chkalov family memorabilia - personal belongings, photographs and documents which help us to feel the spirit of the time. Tour of the Speed Museum. Tour length -  2,5 hours.
Included in the price of cruise
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 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
Optional excursion
Bus excursion to the center of Yaroslavl City with a visit to the Tolga Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Monastery. The excursion time is 4 hours.
Group from 15 pax: 1700 rub. per person
Optional excursion
Bus excursion to the center of Yaroslavl City with a visit to the Karabikha Estate. Visit an estate of Russian nobility and learn of its history. Experience the calm life in the country and discover the mementos connected with the famous Russian poet Nekrasov. The excursion time is 5 hours.
Group from 10 pax: 2500 rub. per person
Koprino

A new “green stop” on the bank of Rybinsk reservoir Yaroslavl Seashore. The nature of Yaroslavl Seashore is one of its main attractions. The endless expanses of the waters of the Rybinsk Sea, the picturesque bay framed by sandy beaches, the beauty of centennial pines and firs are such a treat for a stressed-out city resident. The majestic nature of central Russia is shown here in all its splendor.

You can rent sports equipment, adult and children's bicycles, roller skates, and electric cars.

There is also a mini-zoo (with ostriches, reindeer, lambs, sheep, goats, a camel, and a llama). There is a clean forest nearby where you can collect mushrooms and go on comfortable promenades - all at your leisure.

Included in the price of cruise
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
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