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Most of the churches and houses gracing the quaint, Unesco-listed historic city centre, however, were built by rich merchants in the 17th to 19th centuries, competing to out do one other in beautifying their city. Thankfully, much of that beauty has remained unscathed by Soviet development.


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$5 Cultural & Theme Tours

Overview of Moscow metro (exclusive private tour in English or Spanish)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Moskovskiy Metropoliten, Moscow, Central RussiaYou enter Moscow metro - the most beautiful underground transportation system in the world. Your guide will give you basic information on its history, current structure and development, ticketing and access policy. In a few minutes you will enter your first station and start your fascinating trip in this underground world. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Metro Station Komsomolskaya, Moscow, Central RussiaKomsomolskaya is the busiest station of Moscow metro being a gateway to 2 lines (Red and Circular) and 3 big train stations (trains leaving towards St petersburg, Yaroslavl and Kazan). The station has 68 monumental rectangular columns. The ceiling of the station is decorated with colorful ornament narrating the speech of Joseph Stalin at the grand war time parade of 1941. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Belorusskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Central RussiaBelorusskaya metro station is one of the deepest and largest stations of Moscow metro. Being a gateway to 2 metro lines and a large train station, it features classic Soviet marble architecture and the famous large monument in honor of Belarus guerilla fighters during World War II. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Mayakovskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Central RussiaMayakovskaya station with its huge hall is built in art deco modernist style and got a prestigious Grand Prix prize at the World Exhibition of 1939 in New York. The station is 15 meters wide and outstanding 156 meters long. During World War II it used to be a bomb shelter and now it occasionally hosts night concerts of classical music. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Okhotny Ryad, Moscow, Central RussiaYou will be able to visit 2 connecting stations - Okhotniy Ryad and Teatralnaya. Both are located deep under ground in the very heart of Moscow - next to Kremlin and the Red Square. The interior of Teatralnaya station is decorated with figures of people of different nationalities of the Soviet Union dancing or playing different musical instruments. If you exit from this station, you get to the world famous Bolshoi Theatre. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Victory Park, Moscow, Central RussiaIt is considered the deepest station of Moscow metro - its stairs go down almost 130 meters. It is known for its monumental architecture reminding of World War II and the war against Napoleon as the station is the gateway to the national Victory Park commemorating the Russian heroes of these great wars. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Kiyevskaya Metro Station, Moscow, Central RussiaThe station is dedicated to friendship of people of Russia and Ukraine as it is next to Kiev railway station from where there are train departing towards Ukraine. There are a number of colorful paintings of men and women in national Ukrainian costumes at this station.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Revolution Square (Ploshchad Revolutsii), Moscow, Central RussiaRevolution Square metro station is one of the most iconic with its legendary 76 bronze statues representing a real Palace of the Soviet peopleDuration: 10 minutes

$1255.91 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tsar Volga Cruise (Moscow - St.Petersburg)

ItineraryDay 1: MoscowStop At: North River Terminal, Moscow, Central RussiaArrival day, check-in at 16.00, transfer airport/hotel - ship (for extra charge)Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfort Day 2: Moscow Stop At: Kremlin Walls and Towers, Moscow, Central Russiabus sight-seeing tour of Moscow, Kremlin tour with the visit 1 cathedralDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: in the local restaurant • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 3: MoscowStop At: Moscow-City, Moscow, Central RussiaFree time in the city, optional toursDuration: 2 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 4: UglichStop At: Uglich Kremlin, Uglich, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaWalking city tour with the visit to the territory of the Kremlin, Dmitry on the Blood Church, Transfiguration CathedralDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 5: YaroslavlStop At: Yaroslavl Embankment, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaBus city tour, local market (free time), Church of St Elijah the Prophet (outside), the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (inside visit), Interactive tour of former Governor’s House (Art Gallery)Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfort Day 6: GoritsyStop At: Kirillo-Belozerki State Historical Architectural Art Museum-Reserve, Kirillov, Kirillovsky District, Vologda Oblast, Northwestern DistrictMonastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake, museum of iconsDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 7: KizhiStop At: Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, Kizhi, Republic of Karelia, Northwestern DistrictOpen-air museum of wooden architectureDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 8: MandroguiStop At: Mandrogi Russian Village, Verkhniye Mandrogi, Leningrad Oblast, Northwestern DistrictFree time, kebab (shashlik) ashoreDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: shashlik ashore • DinnerAccommodation included: MS CrucelakeDay 9: Saint-PetersburgStop At: Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictBus city tour with the visit to Peter and Paul fortress, Hermitage museumDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 10: Saint-PetersburgStop At: Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Peterhof, Petrodvortsovy District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictPeterhof (lower park) tourDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 11: Saint-PetersburgStop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictFree day in the city Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfortDay 12: Saint-PetersburgStop At: St Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, St. Petersburg, FloridaDeparture day, check-out Transfer ship-airport Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: MS Crucelake comfort

$500 Outdoor Activities

Okhota i rybalka, aktivnyy otdykh dlya podvizhnykh lyudey

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productОбщий сбор на Красной площади, последующая погрузка в микроавтобус и выдвижение в г. Рыбинск на Рыбинское водохранилищеDuration: 1 hourLocation: Yaroslavl Embankment, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaС этого места мы начнем наше путешествие в живописным местам охоты и рыбалкиPass By: Rybinskiy Bridge, Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central Russia

$981.09 Cultural & Theme Tours

4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

ItineraryDay 1: Moscow – VladimirStop At: Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaStart with the historical settlement of Vladimir. See the sights on a coach tour, hearing the history of the town once known as the capital of Russia, and then head inside the magnificent Assumption Cathedral (once Russia’s main cathedral). Admire treasures like Rublyov’s The Last Judgement frescoes, and then board your coach to travel to the Cathedral of St Dmitry, marveling at its incredible stone carvings from the outside. Your coach tour also includes Vladimir’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites like the Golden Gates and the Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniature Painting and Embroidery.Stop for lunch and a drink in a traditional Russian restaurant, enjoying a bowl of hearty Russian borscht (beetroot soup) with dumplings, and then check in to your hotel. Spend the rest of your afternoon and evening at leisure.Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight: 4-star Vladimirskaya Sloboda in VladimirDay 2: Vladimir – Suzdal – KostromaStop At: Suzdal Kremlin, Suzdal, Suzdalsky District, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaCheck out of your hotel after breakfast and then leave your hotel by coach, traveling the short distance north to the 11th-century fortress town of Suzdal. Explore the town by coach, seeing the ramparts of Suzdal’s Kremlin and learning about the town. As you sit back and relax, your guide will talk to you about the town’s history, explaining how it was once a favorite town of the Soviet government, who strived to retain its original architecture and charm.Pass through the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life to see traditional old izbas (wooden houses) and churches – all built without using a single nail. Then, continue your tour back into town to see Suzdal’s monasteries and churches. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Monastery of st Ipaty, Kostroma, Kostroma Oblast, Central RussiaAfter a break for lunch, travel north to Kostroma, a town sat on the banks of its namesake river. See its highlights on a city tour, marveling at its star attraction – the 14th-century Monastery of St Ipaty. Hear tales of the Godunov family who founded the place of worship, and learn about the rivalries between them and the Romanov dynasty – another powerful Kostroma family. Check in to your hotel and enjoy free time in town.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight: 3-star Ostrovsky Prichal in KostromaDay 3: Kostroma – Yaroslavl – Rostov-VelikyStop At: St. John the Baptist Church, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaLeave Kostroma after breakfast and travel west to the ancient town of Yaroslavl that was once a major political and economic hub. As the second largest city in Russia, Yaroslavl holds a collection of sites to rival the country’s capital. See the best sites on your city tour, admiring the onion-domed St John the Baptist Church and Strelka Park where the town’s founder (Yaroslavl the Wise) fought a sacred bear to save his people. Stop to visit the Monastery of Transfiguration of the Saviour – one of Russia’s richest monasteries – and then head inside the Church of Elijah the Prophet to see some of the brightest frescoes in the Golden Ring.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Strelka Fountains, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaLeave Kostroma after breakfast and travel west to the ancient town of Yaroslavl that was once a major political and economic hub. As the second largest city in Russia, Yaroslavl holds a collection of sites to rival the country’s capital. See the best sites on your city tour, admiring the onion-domed St John the Baptist Church and Strelka Park where the town’s founder (Yaroslavl the Wise) fought a sacred bear to save his people. Stop to visit the Monastery of Transfiguration of the Saviour – one of Russia’s richest monasteries – and then head inside the Church of Elijah the Prophet to see some of the brightest frescoes in the Golden Ring.Duration: 1 hourStop At: State Museum Preserve Rostov Kremlin, Rostov, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaEnjoy lunch in town, and then travel south to Rostov-Veliky, a town that’s often considered the prettiest in the Golden Ring with its silver-domed Kremlin. See the highlights on your city tour, stopping outside the Kremlin and the fairytale-esque Monastery of St Jacob. Check in to your hotel, and then spend your night at leisure.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight: 3-star Usadba Pleshanova in Rostov-VelikyDay 4: Rostov-Veliky – Pereyaslavl-Zalessky – Sergiev Posad – MoscowStop At: Pereslavl-Zalessky Historical, Arhitectural and Art Museum, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl Oblast, Central RussiaSay your goodbyes to Rostov-Veliky after breakfast, and then head to Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, a small town popular with vacationing Muscovites. Sat on the shores of Lake Pleshcheevo, the pretty town is best known for its two main attractions: Red Square and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration (one of Russia’s oldest buildings. See them both on a city tour by coach, and then travel further south to your final Golden Ring town of your tour, Sergiev Posad.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, Sergiyev Posad, Sergiyevo-Posadsky District, Moscow Oblast, Central RussiaThe town’s undisputed highlight is the Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius, an active monastery that sprawls around the town. Taking a well-deserved place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the colossal monastery comprises onion-domed churches and countless buildings with eye-catching architecture. See the best bits, such as the Cathedral of the Assumption, on your coach tour and hear stories of St Sergius, after whom the monastery is named.Stop for lunch in town and then return to Moscow, where your tour finishes.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$813 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ice Cave tour

Highlights • Ice caves with frozen waterfalls, rivers, crystals, and snow shapes • Pristine taiga forests of the Pinega National Park • Cold, snow and ice of the real Russian winter • Many-days road tripping from Moscow to the Russian North • Ice crossing of 3-km width of the North Dvina river • Real Russian countryside "off the beaten" tracks • Exotic Northern lights experience • Local life of the traditional Russian village • Unique museum of wooden architecture • Abandoned villages, building, and ancient churches. ITINERARY DAY 1 • Arriving in Moscow • Walking tour of Moscow City Center. • Pub-crawl.  DAY 2 • Up nice and early to get aboard our authentic Soviet van. • Stop at the Sergiev Posad town, a popular tourist location and the spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church. • Stop at the Rostov town famous for its beautiful scenery with numerous churches. • Stop at the Yaroslavl city famous for its historic city center that was inscribed onto the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. • Stop at the Vologda town for the night. DAY 3 • Road tripping to the Pinega town (another 800 km from Vologda). Enjoying the beer and the conversation while driving rural highways and stopping at the roadside cafes to see local life and taste local food. Just Russia as it is with vast tracts of virgin forests and rare towns. • The crossing of 3-km width North Dvina River by ice (it's the official road). • 100 km of slow driving by slippery, bumpy, and winding winter road. Russian winter, Bible black and billions of stars will surround us in the middle of the empty Northern Wilderness pushing our minds to all kinds of philosophical thoughts. • Arriving in Pinega. DAY 4-5 • Visiting first ice caves • 3-hours of snowmobile driving through taiga forests to the Cave • Russian traditional bathhouse DAY 6-9 • 12 km off-roading through taiga forest to find a very small wooden house without even the slightest facilities. • Next three days we will live in the middle of the taiga surrounded by millions of amazing caves and virgin forests. Be ready for trekking and hiking on  DAY 10 • Moving back from the Taiga. The road to Archangelsk includes visiting the unique Museum of Wooden architecture «Malye Karely». Departure by train or by plane.

$20 Private & Custom Tours

Yaroslavl City Private Tour

The guide will meet you at the hotel, from where, depending on the position of the hotel, youwill go by foot, by public transport or by taxi (optional) to the central part of Yaroslavl.You will learn the extraordinary story about the life of Yaroslav the Wise and his contribution tothe history of Russia. You will walk along the antique streets and make amazing photos ofarchitectural monuments of the 16th-17th centuries. Then you will visit the main temples of thecity.Yaroslavl is the pearl of the Golden Ring of Russia, a beautiful ancient city with the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The tour ends in the center of the city.