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SERGIEV POSAD

Sergiev Posad, a sanctuary of large historic and artistic importance, is situated at about 70 km to the north of Moscow. It has an interesting collection of excellent monuments of Russian culture created during the period from the XV to the XVII centuries. Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is situated here. It was founded in 1337 and is often referred to by the foreigners as «the Russian Vatican». The monastery is the centre of Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery there is a sacred spring that is visited by all the pilgrims who arrive here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery. The architectural ensemble of the monastery includes cathedrals, churches, the residence of the patriarch, and other monuments of exceptional artistic value. The Trinity Cathedral is a true masterpiece and an excellent example of early Moscow architecture. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Duration – 4 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
308 EUR162 EUR131 EUR99 EUR64 EUR50 EUR

VLADIMIR AND SUZDAL IN ONE DAY

The cities that are located 180 km from Moscow and only 16 km away from each other. During this journey we will see the first White Stone Monuments and were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage objects in 1992. Departure in the morning from Moscow. Arrival to Vladimir, one of the oldest Russian towns, famous for its craftsmanship. It was founded by Prince Vladimir Monomaj of Kiev in 1108 and bears his name. We will see the White Doors of white stone (1164), the unique monument of the art of military engineering. We will visit the Cathedral of the Assumption during the sightseeing tour. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch we will arrive to Súzdal during the sightseeing tour we will see the main attractions, such as the Kremlin earth wall (11th century) and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin (1222-1225), which attracts attention with its blue dome, adorned with stars and the golden gates. Suzdal is known for it’s numerous but unique churches and the architectural complexes of the ancient monasteries - the Holy Virgin Monastery(16th century), and San Eufímeo (16th century), of San Alejandro (s. XIII), associated with many episodes of Russian history. Departure for Moscow.


Duration – 1 day


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
926 EUR514 EUR386 EUR308 EUR213 EUR184 EUR

VLADIMIR AND SUZDAL IN TWO DAYS

The cities that are located 180 km from Moscow and only 16 km away from each other. During this journey we will see the first White Stone Monuments and were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage objects in 1992.


DAY 1

Departure in the morning from Moscow. Arrival to Vladimir, one of the oldest Russian towns, famous for its craftsmanship. It was founded by Prince Vladimir Monomaj of Kiev in 1108 and bears his name. We will see the White Doors of white stone (1164) - the unique monument of the art of military engineering. Lunch at local restaurant. We made the panoramic around the city. One of the most important sights of Vladimir is the Cathedral of the Assumption (1158-1160), its dazzling dome seen from afar looks like the helmet of a giant warrior who guards the city. Everything evokes the admiration here - the well-balanced proportions, the perfect masonry, the extraordinary finishing of details and the priceless frescoes painted by the famous masters Andrei Rublyov and Daniel Cherny. Accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.


DAY 2

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Suzdal. It is a small city-museum, full of magnificent architectural monuments that create a harmonious view. The historic center of the city is the Kremlin earth wall (11th century) and the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin (1222-1225), which draws attention with its blue dome, adorned with stars and golden gates. Suzdal is known for it’s numerous but unique churches and the architectural complexes of the ancient monasteries - the Holy Virgin Monastery (16th century), and San Eufímeo (16th century), of San Alejandro (s. XIII), associated with many episodes of Russian history. The monastery of San Salvador and San Eufímeo, the largest in Súzdal, houses an exhibition of Russian decorative art of the ss. XII - XX. Lunch at local restaurant. Departure for Moscow.


Duration – 2 days


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
1367 EUR677 EUR585 EUR456 EUR361 EUR287 EUR

SERGUIEV POSAD AND ROSTOV THE GREAT

Transfer to Sergiev Posad where so called “Russian Vatican” is situated or the monastery of the Trinity and San Sergio, founded in 1337. The monastery is the center of the Russian Orthodox Church and one of the residences of the Patriarch of Moscow. In the central square of the monastery can be found the source of holy water, one of the most important place to visit for all the pilgrims who come here to see the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the saint who founded the monastery. The architectural ensemble of the monastery is composed of cathedrals, churches, chambers of the Patriarch and other monuments of an exceptional artistic value. The Cathedral of the Trinity is a masterpiece and a model of early Muscovite architecture. As an important fact it must be noted that UNESCO has declared this site a World Heritage Site.

Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer to Rostov for panoramic tour around the city that is called by the locals “a symphony in stone”. Rostov was already old at the end of the X century, it is one of the oldest Russian cities, rich and densely populated. Fame reached Rostov in the XVII century with the construction of its Kremlin, a masterpiece of architecture, which arouses the admiration of the whole world. Surrounded by powerful walls, it rises above the city with its white towers and cathedrals, its roofs covered with silver tiles and golden domes. The church of the Resurrection (1670), the church of Savoiur (1675), the church of the Apostle John (1683) and the steps between them are open for visitors. Particularly attractive is the church of Odigitria (1698) built in the very special style called the Baroque of Naryshkin. The place of honor certainly belongs to the Cathedral of the Assumption with the belfry that belongs to the end of XVI century, the oldest of the Kremlin buildings. Museum of popular art is located on the territory of the Kremlin. The icons, Rostov enamels ("finift"), furniture, tables, spinning wheels and examples of wood carving exhibited here demonstrate the excellent taste and high skills of Russian folk artists.

Visit to the Kremlin and the enamel museum. Departure for Moscow.


Duration – 10 h


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1 pax2 pax3 pax4–6 pax7–9 pax10–12 pax
925 EUR517 EUR372 EUR307 EUR204 EUR182 EUR

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