The cities of the masters: Nerekhta, Ples, Kostroma and Yaroslavl. Sightseeing tour with a boat trip along the Volga

The three–day combined tour is a great opportunity to visit Yaroslavl and Kostroma – ancient cities with a rich historical and cultural heritage, enjoy the views of nature and the Volga expanses, as well as get acquainted with the charming town located on the territory of the Kostroma region – Nerekhta!

Location

Yaroslavl
from
US$ 194
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 – 30 Jun
    • 5 – 7 Jul
    • 12 – 14 Jul
    • 19 – 21 Jul
    • 26 – 28 Jul
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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Tour highlights

Nerekhta
We will walk along the ancient streets of the city and admire the grandeur of the church ensembles
Master classes
Let's paint a wooden souvenir with our own hands at the Lavrovsky wooden toy factory
Boat trip
We will take a boat along the Volga and enjoy the incredible scenery of the Ples from the water

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Nerekhta city tour, master class

    11:00 – 11:30 Arrival in Yaroslavl.

    The gathering of the group at the Yaroslavl railway station is the Main one.

    Transfer to Nerekhta (~70 km).

    Nerekhta is one of the most unique corners of the Kostroma land.

    Wooden merchant houses with lace trim and magnificent ensembles of churches and shopping malls are perfectly preserved here.

    It's not for nothing that Nerekhta is called an open-air museum city.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    A visit to the Lavrovsky wooden Toy factory is an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of wooden toys.

    You will learn about the history of wooden toys, what games were played in Russia and try this exciting activity yourself.

    And at the master class you will paint a wooden souvenir with your own hands.

    Sightseeing tour of Nerekhta – you will walk along the ancient streets of the city and enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the magnificent ensembles of the Churches of the Resurrection and Epiphany, Holy Cross Church, St. Nicholas, Varvarinsky temples and the bell tower of the Kazan Cathedral.

    You will visit the main shrine of Nerekhta – the Trinity-Sypanov Pakhomiev Monastery (founded in 1362 by the disciple of the great St. Sergius of Radonezh, the holy elder Pakhomiy).

    The incorruptible miraculous relics of St. Pachomius have been found in the monastery, to which you can venerate.

    Nearby there is a unique hill of St. Pachomius with a holy spring at the foot.

    According to legend, if you go down and climb the slide barefoot with faith and prayer in your soul, you can find healing (visiting the spring and the slide depends on weather conditions).

    Departure to Kostroma (~ 40 km.).

    Check-in at the hotel, free time.

    Dinner (not included in the price).

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  • Day 2 - A tour of the city of Ples, a boat trip
  • Day 3 - Excursions to Yaroslavl and Kostroma, the Museum of flax and birch bark
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, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

HotelAdultChild under 14 years old
Ostrovsky 4*24 00023 500
”Old Street" 4*19 00018 500
“Moskovskaya zastava", “Snegurochka" 3*, “Volga" 3*17 00016 500

Additional payment for 1-bed accommodation: 

  • 3* hotels – 4000 rubles;
  • 4* hotels – 7000 rubles.

Discount when placing an additional one. place – 1000 rubles.

Children under 3 years old are free of charge (without providing a separate seat on the bus, hotel, as well as meals).

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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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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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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The OLD STREET Hotel

In 2014, a new modern hotel "OLD STREET" was opened on the oldest street in the city of Kostroma. Occupying a beautiful 19th-century building, the hotel offers discerning travelers all modern amenities. The hotel is located in the historical and business center of the city. The main attractions of the city of Kostroma, the Volga River embankment, shopping malls are located within walking distance.

The hotel is an example of a combination of Russian hospitality and European standards of service. The interiors and color scheme of the rooms and halls of the hotel emphasize the classic style, flavor and atmosphere of Kostroma. It offers 16 comfortable, well-equipped rooms of various categories, a restaurant of European cuisine, Room service. 

This is an ideal place for both business visitors to the city and tourists whose purpose of travel is to rest in Kostroma. 

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The Snegurochka Hotel

The Snegurochka Hotel was opened in 2008. It is located in the central part of Kostroma away from the noisy city streets near the 17th century temple. Resurrection-on-the-Debra, which is one of the most famous symbols of the city.

The famous "Snow Maiden's Tower" and the restaurant "Metelitsa" are located on the territory of the hotel. Some rooms have a great view of the Volga River and the city.
A mini-market, a pharmacy are within walking distance, the central Sovetskaya Street is 10 minutes away, and the city beach is 5 minutes away.

It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, a free gym, a souvenir shop, special prices for sauna and sauna services and a visit to the Snow Maiden's Terem.

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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

  • hotel accommodation (2 nights);
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals (2 breakfasts + 3 lunches);
  • excursion service according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Yaroslavl and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Clothes should be comfortable and not restrict movement.

For a trip to Ples, we recommend taking comfortable shoes.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 194
    28 – 30 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 194
    5 – 7 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 194
    12 – 14 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 194
    19 – 21 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 194
    26 – 28 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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