Observation tour of Vladimir
The ancient capital of North-Western Rus and one of the most popular Golden Ring towns, carefully preserving a number of amazing monuments of traditional medieval white-stone architecture of Russia. First of all it comes to the tree of the main sights of the place, included into UNESCO World Heritage Objects list: the Golden Gates, the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy and the Assumption cathedral.
Observation tour of Suzdal
This ancient town reminds an open-air museum embracing nearly as many as 200 historical monuments including numerous constructions with the status of UNESCO world heritage site.
The programme includes:
• External tour to the Kremlin of Suzdal and its ensemble of architecture. Archeological evidence suggests that the Suzdal Kremlin was settled as early as the 10th century, and all of its main constructions are well-preserved except for maybe some fortification walls and towers.
• The Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius and a church-bell mini-concert. Excursion to the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior. The monastery land serves as a burial place of the noble duke Dimitry Pozharskiy – the outstanding Russian commander.
• The Wooden Architecture Museum – exhibiting unique wooden constructions of XVII – XIX centuries. The Museum setup represents a rural street with churches, mills, residential buildings, storehouses, sheds and other constructions, moved here from various settlements and villages of Vladimir lands.
Observation tour of Kostroma
• Kostroma is the Moscow’s age-mate and the oldest jewelry center as well as the biggest port on the river Volga. Kostroma is the cradle of Romanovs dynasty. It was in the Ipatievsky monastery of
• Kostroma that Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov hid from Godunov’s disfavor. Magnificent Ipatievsky monastery (the Trinity Cathedral and the Romanov boyars chambers) is the main landmark of Kostroma. Our tour also includes:
• Excursion to Epiphany-Anastasia convent, keeping the miraculous icon of the Theodore Icon of Our Lady (XIII century), painted around 1239 and glorified by great miracles and healings. This is the oldest work of iconography of Kostroma and it has long been revered as the defender of the town and the guardian of the Romanovs family.
• The Church of the Resurrection on the Debra. Built between 1645-1651, this church was built as Kostroma gained prominence as a town and saw its population increase. With eight domes of various complexity topping the structure. It takes a walk through the Saint Gates to enter the grounds.
Observation tour of Yaroslavl
• You will discover the history of Yaroslavl and admire the gorgeous view over the point of split between the rivers of Volga and Kotorosl, examine the local Assumption Cathedral, walk down the newly renovated (in honor of 1000th city anniversary) Volga embankment, and explore the unique architectural ensemble of the Central part of Yaroslavl, included in the UNESCO world heritage List.
• Excursion to Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery – it is also called a kremlin due to its fortifications. The main cathedral of the monastery still has original wall-paintings, an d this is the oldest cathedral of Yaroslavl, existing nowadays.
• St. Ilyah the Prophet church is another bucket list item. It is an outstanding example of regional architecture, traditional for Yaroslavl area.