A fabulous trip to the cities of the masters: Kostroma, Nerekhta, Yaroslavl

Spend your New Year holidays in the amazing cities of the Golden Ring of Russia: Kostroma, Nerekhta and Yaroslavl. 

You will visit the open-air museum city, immerse yourself in the world of wooden toys, meet with a real Frost master, take part in a master class on painting Christmas decorations and go to the only place in Russia where moose are kept in natural conditions.

Location

Yaroslavl
from
US$ 225
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 – 31 Dec
    • 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 Master class
At the master class, together with the factory's design artists, we will paint Christmas decorations
Majestic architecture
We will see ensembles of churches and perfectly preserved merchant mansions of the XVIII-XIX centuries
Fashion show
We will have a great opportunity to reincarnate and go to the fabulous catwalk at the catwalk show under the flash of a photo object

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. Nerekhta city tour, master class

    10:30-11:15 Meeting with the guide at the Yaroslavl railway station.

    Departure to Nerekhta (1.5 hours).

    The beginning of the excursion program.

    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; one of the great works of A.S. Pushkin; and find out why salt was worth its weight in gold.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    Sightseeing tour of the city of Nerekhta.

    Nerekhta is one of the most unique and original corners of the Kostroma land, a magnificent example of a real Russian province. 

    We are going to visit the Frost master at the Lavrovsky wooden toy factory.

    The program "On a visit to the Frost Master".

    You will be immersed in the world of wooden toys and a meeting with a real Frost master.

    During the tour, you will learn about the features and production of wooden toys, when and what toys appeared in Russia, and of course which toy is the most popular.

    At the master class, together with the factory's design artists, you will paint a Christmas tree decoration that will go home with you and become a worthy decoration of your Christmas tree.

    A wonderful addition will be the game program "The ideas and amusements of the Frost Master" together we launch the bundle, master the bag and tame the little cripple, and make a New Year's wish.

    And, of course, wonderful New Year's surprises and gifts are waiting for you.

    Transfer to Kostroma (1 hour).

    Check-in at the hotel.

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Kostroma city tour, meeting with the Snow Maiden, cheese Museum
  • Day 3 - Yaroslavl city tour, museum "Music and Time", Sumarokovskaya moose farm
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in a hotel (2-3-bed accommodation).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

HotelAdult

Child

 (under 14 years old)

Surcharge for single occupancy
Moskovskaya zastava 3* (attic)20 00019 0005 000
Moskovskaya zastava 3* (standard)21 00020 0005 000
Snow Maiden 3* (standard)21 00020 0005 000
Volga 3* (improved standard)23 00022 0005 000
Old Street 4* (standard)24 50023 5008 000
4* Old Street (business standard)25 50024 5008 000
Ostrovsky 4* (standard) (*except 31.12-02.01)31 50030 5008 000

Discount for an additional one. the place is 1,000 rubles.

The Moskovskaya Zastava Hotel or Volga Hotel or 2 nights
The Moskovskaya Zastava Hotel

The 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.

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

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Another option
Volga Hotel

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. 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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Another option
Ostrovsky Hotel

Featuring a restaurant, bar and free private parking, this hotel is located in Kostroma, 1.1 km from the Epiphany 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. An airport shuttle service is available. 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.

Near the Ostrovsky Hotel, you can visit such popular attractions as the Kostroma State Drama Theater named after A. N. Ostrovsky, the Romanov Museum and the Central Market.

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Another option
The Old Street Hotel

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.

Kostroma Train Station is 2.9 km from Old Street Boutique Hotel, while Sokerkino Airport is 11 km away.

Another option
The Snegurochka Hotel

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, the temperature of which is - 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;
  • transfer from/to the railway station;
  • transportation service according to the program (for a group of less than 20 people, a minibus is provided);
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts + 3 lunches;
  • entrance tickets to museums and guided tours according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Yaroslavl and back;
  • transfer from/to the airport;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • visit to the ice room in the Snow Maiden's Tower;
  • cheese tasting at the cheese museum.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

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

Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 225
    29 – 31 Dec 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 225
    1 – 3 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 225
    3 – 5 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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