|Gothic style castle inhabited by ghosts, the secrets of Russian cucumber capital.
Tour dates: 24-25 July, 28-29 August, 18-19 September, 16-17 October
2 days / 1 night
Yaroslavl — Vyatskoe — Kostroma — Ples
07.40 Meeting near the metro station VDNH on the right side of “Cosmos” hotel at the bus stop with the a sign “Ogurechnaya storonka”. Please confirm the date and place of departure and tour coordinator’s phone number one day before the tour.
08.00 Departure for Yaroslavl.
12.00 Arriving in Yaroslavl. Lunch.
13.00 City tour «Myths and legends of Yaroslavl». You will visit a unique monument of XVII century – Church of Elijah the Prophet, the famous non-canonical frescoes that kept the world relic - a part of the Robe of the Lord, visit the Museum in the Cathedral of the Spaso-Preobrajensky Monastery.
15.30 You will enjoy the tour to Viatskoe village, the cucumber capital of Russia.
One your way to Viatskoe you will see an amazing gothic style castle of one of the first Russian capitalists and a merchant Ponizovkin, that is inhabited by ghosts now.
Viatskoe is an open-air museum, there are 53 buildings that are declare as the monuments of architecture! You will visit a very interesting museum called “Museum of Russian initiative, or the story of a village that wanted to become a city”. You will learn the secrets of Viatsk pickled cucumbers, taste some scrunchy pickles with Russian vodka, see famous big Viatsk barrels and dip into holy water in the unique chapel.
18.00 Departure for Yaroslavl. Hotel accommodation.
19.00 Dinner. Free time.
08.00 Breakfast. Chech-out.
09.00 Transfer to Kastroma.
11.00 City tour. You will visit the Convent of Bogoyavlensko-Anastasyn, wonderful monuments of Golden Ring, Ipatievsky Monastery, the protectors of which were Boris Godunov and Romanov dynasty, the Trinity Cathedral, Chambers, where Romanov boyars lived in.
13.30 Lunch. Transfer to Ples.
16.00 Arrival to Ples. You will enjoy the view of Sobornaya Gora which is the favorite place of citizens and guests of Ples, you will visit the oldest church, the Cathedral of Assumption of the XVII century, Museum of Levitan.
18.00 Departure for Moscow.
22.00 Approximate time of arrival in Moscow.
Price includes: transportation and excursion services, guide services, museum entrance fee, meals according to the program, accommodation in a standard room in park-hotel “Yaroslavl”, accident insurance. Park-hotel “Yaroslavl” is a renovated hotel complex that is 15 km far from Yaroslavl in green park area on the river bank. The hotel offers to its guests a two-storied restaurant, swimming pool (15õ9 ì) with jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish, bath.
In a room: TV, fridge, modern furniture, amenities in the room: bathroom, shower.