Vologda Region – lace of the times

We invite you to embark on an exciting journey through the north of Russia!

In 4 days you will plunge into the richness of culture and history, exploring unique places, from churches to museums and houses of famous personalities: poets, writers, industrialists and artists. 

Exciting excursions, master classes in blacksmithing and lace weaving are waiting for you, you will see ancient architectural monuments created by the works of masters of past centuries and feel the atmosphere of provincial towns of the North.

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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 8 Sep
    • 24 – 27 Oct
    • 21 – 24 Nov
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The art of lace
Visit the unique lace museum and get acquainted with the traditions of lace weaving
Craft Secrets
Take part in a master class on artistic forging and learn the secrets of Ustyuzha blacksmiths
Metallurgy technologies
You will learn about the development and evolution of the metallurgical industry at the Severstal Enterprise Museum, explore interesting expositions and interactive installations
Authentic tastes of the North
Local cuisine will enhance your impressions of traveling to the wonderful Vologda region
History and creativity in the northern cities
Visit the museum houses, travel back in time and get acquainted with architecture, history and traditions

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Ustyuzhna, visit to the "Blacksmithing workshops" and the village of Danilovskoye

    Arrival in Cherepovets before 09:00.

    Meeting with the guide at the railway station building no earlier than 08:30-09:00. 

    09:00 Transfer to Ustyuzhna (130 km) with travel information.

    11:00 Excursion to the Museum of Local Lore, located in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin, where guests will get acquainted with the documentary confirmation of the fact of the fraud auditor's stay in the city, visit a unique part of the temple with an iconostasis of the 17th century.

    12:00 Sightseeing walking tour of the city "Although small in size, it is famous throughout Russia" will take place in the ancient center of Ustyuzhna with a tour of the Shopping and Cathedral Squares, magnificent city mansions and will end with a visit to the Church of the Kazan Mother of God. During the tour, guests will learn the history of the Ustyuzha region, the oldest center of iron ore mining and blacksmithing, and hear the legend of the prototype of the provincial city described by N.V.Gogol in the comedy "The Inspector".

    13:30 Lunch.

    14:15 Visit to the "Blacksmithing workshops" with an excursion and a master class in artistic forging. The fame of the skill of the Ustyuzha blacksmiths spread to many cities of the Russian state. The XVII century was a period of large government orders for the manufacture of cannons, cannonballs, and sapper tools for the army.

    15:00 Transfer to the museum-estate of the Batyushkovs-A.I.Kuprin – to the village of Danilovskoye.

    15:30 Visit to the ancestral home of the Batyushkov family, shrouded in legends and the creative spirit of the Russian poet K.N. Batyushkov and writer A.I. Kuprin.

    16:30 Return to Cherepovets (130 km).

    18:30 Check-in at the hotel. Free time. Overnight stay.

  • Day 2 - Cherepovets, the Severstal Museum and the Galsky Manor Historical and Art Museum
  • Day 3 - Vologda, Lace Museum and Semyonkovo Architectural and Ethnographic Museum
  • Day 4 - Kirillov and Ferapontovo
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in the hotel "Northern Dawns" 3* in Cherepovets and in Vologda hotels to choose from.

Accommodation in Cherepovets - 1 night:Accommodation in Vologda - 2 nights:2 places. placement1-places. placement3 places. placement
"NORTHERN DAWNS"VOLOGDA, railway/center283503035027600
SPASSKAYA, the center284503110028050
"GUBERNIA", the center294503450028550
"ATRIUM", the center296003450028150

Breakfast type: buffet.

*When choosing a double room, tell the manager which room is required: with two single beds or one double bed.

"Spasskaya" 2* or "Province" 3* or 2 nights
"Spasskaya" 2*

Near the center of Vologda there is a comfortable hotel "Spasskaya". A few hundred meters away there are such attractions as the Zasetsky House, the museum of Forgotten Things, and a carved Palisade.

It offers 196 rooms of different categories, all have a TV, telephone, shower. The double rooms also have toiletries, slippers, and towels. The suite room also has a sauna. The hotel also has billiards, bowling, a swimming pool, and a spa center for an unforgettable vacation.

There is a cafeteria on site, and breakfast is served as a buffet in the morning. There are many cafes and shops nearby.

The hotel provides rental services for an equipped conference hall with a capacity of up to 100 people.

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"Province" 3*

The Gubernia Hotel is located in Vologda. You can park your car in the free parking lot. You can check in with your pets.

The hotel has 16 rooms of two categories: "standard" and "superior". Additional amenities include a refrigerator, telephone and TV. And in some, guests will be pleased with the presence of air conditioning.

Meals for vacationers are organized in the hotel cafe, where they can enjoy breakfast, which is already included in the price. They also have a shared living room-kitchen for self-catering.

Within walking distance there is a supermarket "Magnit", the Central market, the Vereshchagin restaurant, the cafe On Glinka. It will take you no more than 20 minutes to get to the airport.

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"Northern Dawns" 3*

"Northern Dawns" is a three-star hotel located in Cherepovets. It was opened in 1975 and is considered historic. Private parking is available for guests arriving by car.

The hotel has 150 comfortable rooms, which are divided into different categories. All rooms are very cozy and clean, they have comfortable furniture and a TV. Guests will enjoy access to a free Wi-Fi network.

In the morning, guests can enjoy a fragrant and hearty buffet breakfast. There is also a restaurant in the building, which always serves only fresh and mouth-watering dishes.

Especially for business people, a conference hall is equipped here, which has the equipment necessary for conducting important negotiations.

The Northern Dawns are located near the National Drama Theater and the Museum of Archaeology. The nearest airport is 17.3 km away.

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Vologda Hotel

The Vologda Hotel is located in the city of the same name. The main infrastructure and attractions can be reached in a short period of time.

The rooms are presented in different categories and pricing policies. Each has the necessary furniture and appliances for a comfortable stay.

You can have lunch or dinner at the restaurant, which is located on the territory of the hotel.

A conference room can be rented for important events or business meetings.

The nearest train station is 415 metres away.

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Atrium Hotel

The Atrium Hotel is conveniently located in the very center of Vologda, which is an undoubted advantage of this hotel. For its guests, the hotel offers a wide range of services for maximum comfort. It is aimed at guests who have come to the city on business matters, as well as tourists who want to explore the many attractions.

The rooms are designed in a classic style, which is dominated by the clarity of lines and simplicity of design, all this creates a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere in which it is pleasant to relax and work. The room fund is represented by business class rooms, each of which is equipped with necessary furniture and appliances.

A hearty and delicious breakfast is served every morning in the hotel's cozy restaurant, where you can also have lunch and dinner. The dishes of European cuisine will not leave you indifferent.

For business meetings and any kind of events, the hotel has a spacious conference room with modern equipment.

Less than 1 km from the Atrium there are museums, theaters, architectural monuments, as well as cathedrals and temples that can be visited while walking around the city or during a break between meetings.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • hotel accommodation (3 nights);
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches; 
  • guide services;
  • excursion program with entrance tickets.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Cherepovets and back from Vologda;
  • dinners;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

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Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

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Dates and Prices

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    5 – 8 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    24 – 27 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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