Great Russia. Sightseeing tour of the cities of the Silver Ring

An exciting tour with a visit to the cities of the Silver Ring along the route: Vyazma – Smolensk – Pushkin Mountains – Pskov – Pechory – Izborsk – Staraya Russa – Veliky Novgorod – Tver.

You will find the grandiose fortresses of Pskov, Pechora and Izborsk, the Mikhailovskoye Estate Museum - the family estate of Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, a scattering of outstanding architectural monuments in Veliky Novgorod and the Vitoslavlitsy open–air museum of wooden architecture, as well as a voyage to the oldest Russian resort of Staraya Russa.

You will get acquainted with ancient Russian cities and wonderful places where everything breathes history, legends and unique charm.

Location

Moscow
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 12 Jun
    • 21 – 26 Jun
    • 5 – 10 Jul
    • 19 – 24 Jul
    • 2 – 7 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Moscow
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

A wonderful village
You will visit the most interesting open–air museum of wooden architecture - "Vitoslavlitsy"
Getting to know Staraya Russa
Go on a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the house museum of F. M. Dostoevsky
The birthplace of the great poet
Take a walk through the Mikhailovskoye Estate Museum, where A.S. Pushkin created the famous novel "Eugene Onegin"
The Novgorod Kremlin
Discover the history of the city within the walls of the Kremlin, learn the secrets of St. Sophia Cathedral and admire the scattering of wonderful temples
The history of Greater Pskov
Discover the rich history of the city, visit the Pskov-Pechersk Monastery and the ancient defensive towers

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The meeting of the group in Moscow. Vyazma and Smolensk

    07:30 Gathering of the group: Moscow, metro station "VDNKH", to the right of the hotel "Cosmos".

    08:00 Departure to Vyazma.

    Travel information.

    Sightseeing tour of Vyazma.

    On the territory of which many architectural monuments, ensembles and houses of the 17th and 19th centuries have been preserved.

    Visit to the Vyazma St. John the Baptist active convent. The highlight of the monastery is the church of the Smolensk Hodegetria of the XVII century.

    Holy Trinity Cathedral is the main cathedral in the city, located in the historical center of the city – on a high embankment hill, which offers a wonderful view of the city.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    Transfer to Smolensk.

    Sightseeing tour of Smolensk.

    You will see a city that has been standing on the banks of the Dnieper River for more than 9 centuries.

    An excursion along the fortress wall, a visit to the observation deck, from which you will have a magnificent view of the longest section of the Smolensk fortress wall, the legendary old Smolenskaya road and the ancient temples of the city.

    Visiting memorable places associated with the defense of the city in 1609-1611, monuments to the heroes of the war of 1812 and the square in memory of the heroes of the Second World War, monuments to famous Smolyan: M.I.Glinka, A.T.Tvardovsky and his hero Vasily Terkin, M.A. Egorov, V.T. Kurylenko.

    During the sightseeing tour, we will see the monuments of 3 eras, 3 wars, in which Smolensk defended the whole of Russia more than once.

    Visit to the Holy Dormition Cathedral of the XVII-XVIII centuries, where the icon of the Smolensk Mother of God "Hodegetria" of the XVII century is located.

    Accommodation in a hotel in Smolensk.

    Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

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  • Day 2 - Pushkin Nature Reserve and Mikhailovskoye Estate
  • Day 3 - Pskov, Pechory and Izborsk
  • Day 4 - Staraya Russa
  • Day 5 - Veliky Novgorod
  • Day 6 - Completion of the program. Tver
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels along the way in rooms of the "standard" category.

The cost of the tour for 1 person/ rub. (double occupancy) for the October - April season:

FoodBreakfast onlyNo dinnersFull power
Cost36 39039 39041 890

The cost of the tour for 1 person/ rub. (double occupancy) for the May - September season:

FoodBreakfast onlyNo dinnersFull power
Cost38 39041 39043 890

The surcharge for a single room is 10,590 rubles.

Discount on an extra bed (more than 3 people in a room) - 1,000 rubles.

Choosing a seat on the bus – 2,940 rubles.

The hotels are indicated approximately, it is possible to replace them with similar ones.

Smolenskotel 3* Hotel, Smolensk 1 night

Smolenskotel Hotel is located in the historical center of Smolensk, right on the main Lenin Square. It offers elegant rooms and free Wi-Fi.

All rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a TV and a refrigerator, and most of them have air conditioning. The bathroom comes with slippers and free toiletries.

The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of Russian and European dishes, and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar.

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Hotel "Rizhskaya" 3*, Pskov 2 nights
Sadko 3* Hotel, Veliky Novgorod 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Moscow

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels with all amenities along the way in standard rooms;
  • meals (according to the selected option);
  • guided tours according to the program (including museum tickets and guide services);
  • transportation service.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Moscow and back;
  • the surcharge for a single room is 10590 rubles.;
  • choosing a seat on the bus – 2940 rubles.;
  • meals (if you select incomplete);
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Important information about the tour
  1. The time of departure and arrival in Moscow is indicative and cannot be considered a mandatory item of the program.
  2. The company reserves the right to make changes to the excursion program depending on objective circumstances while maintaining volume and quality. It is possible to replace some excursions with equivalent ones. And also to replace hotels of the same category or higher.
  3. If the number of tourists in a group is less than 20 people, a minibus of a foreign tourist class can be provided.
  4. The company does not arrange room check-in for your safety and comfort.
  5. This program is recommended for children from 6 years old.
  6. The seating on the bus is fixed. Seats on the bus are provided automatically 1 day before the start of the tour. In case of an emergency, the available places are determined by the guide. The "Place selection" service, the manager will fix the desired place for you in advance for an additional fee.
  7. The time according to the tour program (especially the arrival time) is indicated approximately. There may be delays due to circumstances beyond the control of the Tour Operator (traffic jams, vehicle breakdowns, etc.), and therefore the arrival time of the bus at the final destination along the route may be extended by 2-3 hours. When self-booking travel documents by Tourists for further travel to their destination (permanent residence), it is necessary to take into account the possible increase in tour time. Compensation for travel tickets (air, railway), in case of delay of vehicles within the tour for reasons beyond the control of the Tour Operator, is not made.
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Dates and Prices

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    7 – 12 Jun 6 days 5 nights
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    5 – 10 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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    19 – 24 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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    2 – 7 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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