Mosaic of the Russian North. Sightseeing tour of the Vologda region

This tour contains priceless treasures of the Russian North that you can see, learn and taste.

You will go to ancient Vologda with its unique "carved palisades", the Kremlin and quiet provincial streets, learn the secrets of ancient craftsmanship and buy original souvenirs at the Severnaya Cherny jewelry factory in Veliky Ustyug. Visit the ancient interactive village of Semenkovo, which will take you back to the past and allow you to nostalgic for bygone times. Kirillov will surprise with its authenticity, and Ferapontovo will amaze with the splendor of the frescoes of Dionysius in the Ferapontov Monastery.

Embark on this journey to admire the harsh beauty of Siberian nature, taste local cuisine and, of course, get to know the hospitable hosts.

Location

Vologda region, Cherepovets
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 19 – 23 Jun
    • 24 – 28 Jul
    • 21 – 25 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Vologda region, Cherepovets
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Tour highlights

Interactive immersion
Get acquainted with the architecture and 300-year-old history of the village and take part in an ethnographic performance
Veliky Ustyug silver
You will visit the Severnaya Chernya factory, which has preserved the traditions of the ancient Russian art of silver blackening, where you can take part in a master class
The lace capital of Russia
Go to Vologda and visit the unique lace museum, which will introduce you to the traditions of lace weaving
Ferapontov Monastery
In the famous monastery you will see with your own eyes the unique frescoes of Dionysius, which tourists from all over the world come to admire

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Cherepovets. City tour

    Arrival in Cherepovets before 08:00.

    Meeting with the guide at the railway station.

    09:00 City tour "Welcome to Cherepovets!".

    During the tour you will visit the most important sights of Cherepovets: the ancient Cathedral Hill, Sovetsky Prospekt with its ancient merchant buildings of the XIX-early XX centuries.

    You will see the first stone building of the city – the Resurrection Cathedral, walk along Milyutin Square, where a monument to the famous Cherepovets mayor is installed, walk along Metallurgov Square, where in a cozy square you can make a wish by holding the hand of a sculpture of a bronze boy (monument "Continuity of Generations" in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Cherepovets Metallurgical Combine).

    11:00 Guided visit to the Museum of the metallurgical industry of the Severstal enterprise, the expositions of which, designed using modern technologies, tell about the history of metallurgy. The halls are equipped with interactive screens, electronic stands, audiovisual installations created on the basis of unique photo and video archives, documents and artifacts.

    13:00 Lunch.

    14:00 Excursion to the Vereshchagin family House Museum.

    The most famous were the Vereshchagin brothers: Nikolai Vasilyevich, the founder of industrial dairy production in Russia, and Vasily Vasilyevich, the world–famous Russian artist. The house presents authentic works of the artist, reproductions of his famous paintings in the collections of museums around the world, photographs and documents. 

    15:00 Excursion to the Galsky Manor Historical and Art Museum - a monument of architecture and culture of the early 19th century, the estate of the Galsky noble family, who were called "local Yusupovs" for their economy and enterprise. A magnificent house, which contains the belongings of several noble families, a flower garden, a stable.

    16:00 Transfer to Vologda (140 km).

    18:00 Accommodation at the hotel.

    Free time.

    Overnight stay.

  • Day 2 - Ferapontovo village and visit to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery
  • Day 3 - Vologda and Semenkovo
  • Day 4 - Darkness and Conflagration
  • Day 5 - Completion of the program. Veliky Ustyug
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels along the way.

The cost of the tour for 1 person / rub.:

Accommodation:3-local2-local1-local
1st and 2nd nights – Vologda – Vologda Hotel614506355071600
3 nights – Totma – Russian Pier Hotel
4 nights – Veliky Ustyug – Dvina Hotel
Hotel "History" 3*, Vologda 2 nights

The hotel "History" is located near the center of Vologda in the historical part of the city. The building was built in the classical style. It has 12 rooms from standard to business.

The rooms have a classic look. There is air conditioning, mini fridge, TV, comfortable furniture, work desk, seating. In the bathroom there is a shower or a large bathtub, a toilet, towels. Daily thorough cleaning, linen change once every three days.

The residents eat in a cozy restaurant located on the 1st floor. Breakfast is free of charge. Room service. The dishes are delicious, constantly fresh pastries.

The reception desk functions without interruption. The attendants help in ordering a transfer, organizing trips to the sights of Vologda. Paid services of ironing items, household appliances. Guests can use the swimming pool, sauna, hammam.

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The Russian Pier Hotel, Totma 1 night
Dvina Hotel 3*, Veliky Ustyug 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Vologda region, Cherepovets

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation (4 nights);
  • meals (4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners);
  • transportation and excursion services according to the program;
  • entrance tickets;
  • master classes;
  • guide services.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Cherepovets and back from Kotlas;
  • meals not included in the program;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Are there any possible changes in the program?

The tour operator reserves the right to make changes to the excursion program without changing the cost and volume of services paid by the client.

Are air and railway tickets included in the price of the tour?
Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 705
    19 – 23 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 705
    24 – 28 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 705
    21 – 25 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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