New Year holidays in Kostroma

We invite you to spend unforgettable New Year holidays in the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. 

Treat yourself and your children to a real fairy tale at the residence of the Snow Maiden and immerse yourself in the history of Kostroma and Yaroslavl. As part of the tour, you will visit an interactive tour where a cheese sommelier will guide guests through the halls of an ancient mansion, constantly telling about the most mysterious, amazing and unexpected cheese stories, as well as go to the only place in Russia where moose are kept in natural conditions. 

Location

Yaroslavl
from
US$ 208
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 3 Jan, 2025
    • 3 – 5 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Yaroslavl
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

New Year's Miracle
Meet the ice beauty Snow Maiden at her residence
Cheese Stories
We will find out how and where the first cheese appeared, as well as see ancient and modern devices for cheese making
Adventures on a moose farm
Let's feed the cute moose by hand at the Sumarokovskaya moose farm

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. Kostroma, the Snow Maiden's Tower, the museum of flax and birch bark

    10:30-11:15 Meeting with the guide at the Yaroslavl railway station (at the monument to S. Mamontov).

    Transfer to Kostroma (~70 km).

    The beginning of the excursion program.

    A travel tour — the Russian province holds incredible secrets and stories: we will remember the first female cosmonaut; one of the outstanding mathematicians of the twentieth century; a self-taught architect, whose creations are still an ornament of our cities; and find out why salt was worth its weight in gold.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    Sightseeing tour of Kostroma.

    Kostroma is the pearl of the Golden Ring of Russia.

    You will see the central square of the city, which is affectionately called "skovorodka", an ensemble of shopping malls, public places, a fire tower, a guardhouse, a monument to the "patriot of the Russian land" — Ivan Susanin, the gazebo of A.N. Ostrovsky and much more.  

    Visit the Epiphany-Anastasia Cathedral (an active convent), where the most valuable Miraculous icon of the Fedorovskaya Mother of God is kept.

    We have prepared a fabulous miracle for you — a meeting with the ice beauty Snow Maiden!

    Interactive excursion to the Snow Maiden's Tower (visit to the ice room for an additional fee).

    Visit to the Holy Trinity Ipatievsky Monastery - the main shrine of the Kostroma land, a magnificent creation of Russian architects and icon painters of the 17th century, the cradle of the Romanov royal dynasty. 

    You will have a tour of the monastery and the Trinity Cathedral.

    A visit to the Museum of Flax and birch bark — your attention will be presented to the peculiarities of the weaving craft of the past centuries, products made of birch bark by old and modern craftsmen. 

    18:30 Transfer to the hotel.

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  • Day 2 - Sumarokovskaya moose farm, "Cheese stories"
  • Day 3 - Yaroslavl, the museum complex "Music and Time", theatrical interactive tour
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour for 1 person in 2-bed accommodation, RUB.:

HoteladultChildren (up to 14 years old)Surcharge for single occupancy
Moskovskaya zastava 3* (attic)18 50017 5005 000
Moskovskaya zastava 3* (standard)19 50018 5005 000
Snow Maiden 3* (standard)19 50018 5005 000
Volga 3* (improved standard)22 00021 0005 000
Old Street 4* (standard)23 50022 5008 000
4* Old Street (business standard)24 50023 5008 000
Ostrovsky 4* (standard)29 50028 5008 000

Discount for an additional one. place — 1,000 rubles.

Ostrovsky 4 Hotel* or Volga Hotel 3* or 2 nights
Ostrovsky 4 Hotel*

Offering a restaurant, bar and free private parking, Ostrovsky Hotel is located in Kostroma, 1.1 km from Bogoyavlensky Monastery. The 4-star hotel offers concierge services. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and a 24-hour front desk. Room service is available at the hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator and a kettle. The private bathroom comes with a bathtub and a hairdryer. They also have a work desk and a wardrobe.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Ostrovsky Hotel.

A sauna is also available.

Ostrovsky Hotel has a business center where guests can read newspapers and use fax and photocopying services.

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Another option
Volga Hotel 3*

Located in the center of Kostroma, Volga Hotel offers 2 restaurants and a spacious terrace with panoramic views of the city and the Volga River. Ipatievsky Monastery is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.

The Volga Hotel offers non-smoking rooms with a bathtub, a telephone and satellite TV. Some rooms have an LCD TV, while others offer views of the Volga River.

The Volga Hotel has a 24-hour bar. The trendy hotel restaurant serves Russian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. A buffet breakfast is also served daily in the restaurant. Meals can be served on the wide terrace overlooking the city.

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Moskovskaya Zastava Hotel 3*

The Moskovskaya Zastava Hotel is located on the banks of the Volga River in Kostroma. Free Wi-Fi is available.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. The suites feature an electric kettle, a living room with a sofa, a bidet, slippers and bathrobes.

Guests can eat at the lobby bar or take advantage of room service.

Susaninskaya Square is just 500 metres away.

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The Old Street Hotel 4*

Boutique Hotel Old Street is located in the center of Kostroma, a 5-minute walk from the Volga River. It offers free Wi-Fi. Free parking is available. Susaninskaya Square is 500 metres away, and the Epiphany-Anastasia Monastery is 1.5 km away.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. There is also a safe and a minibar. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are provided in the bathroom.

The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. Guests can also visit nearby cafes and restaurants. Room service is available upon request. Breakfast in the room and packed lunches can also be ordered.

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The Snegurochka Hotel 3*

Snegurochka Hotel is located 2 km from the center of Kostroma, 350 meters from the Volga River. It offers a fitness center, sauna, restaurant, free parking and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

The rooms at the Snegurochka Hotel are equipped with air conditioning. The interior of the rooms is decorated in a folklore style and is dedicated to the Snow Maiden. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Slippers and bathrobes are available for an additional fee.

The Metelitsa restaurant specializes in both classical and modern Russian cuisine. A buffet breakfast is served every morning. In the Snow Maiden's tower, located next to the hotel, guests will enjoy a live entertainment performance and drinks, in addition, guests can visit the ice chambers, which have a temperature of - 14ºC all year round.

The Epiphany Monastery is 10 km from the hotel.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Yaroslavl

Included in price

  • accommodation in the selected hotel;
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts + 3 lunches;
  • transportation service according to the program (for a group of less than 20 people, a minibus is provided);
  • entrance tickets to museums;
  • excursion service according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Yaroslavl and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • visiting the Ice Room;
  • tasting of Kostroma cheeses.

It's important to know

How is the meeting organized?

On the day of the start of the tour, tourists meet with a guide at the entrance to the Yaroslavl railway station (at the monument to S. Mamontov) at 10:30-11:15. 

If tourists arrive earlier, wait.

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 208
    1 – 3 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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    3 – 5 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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