Another day of travel back in time, while we visit the ancient settlement, Schurovo Gorodische, now the open-air museum of old wooden architecture and a centre where local crafts are preserved. Participate in the master class of your choice, or why not practice some archery?
We will cook bread in a real Russian stove; make a traditional pot or paint a mural, make a useful kitchen device out of silver bark – which is an amazing way to keep salt dry, by the way! You will have your own, self-made little piece of Russian culture to take home with.
Suzdal’s museum of wooden architecture contains the largest collection of original Middle Ages houses, furniture, household items and mills in Russia.
We will then travel around Suzdal to take great photos and arrive at the small village of Kideksha to explore another highlight of our tour, the first white-stone building of North-East Russia dating back to the year 1152, and one of the very few original structures of that time that remain. Your guide will help you navigate through the history of the different “Russias” of those days, and about how historical events influenced Russian architecture and culture. We aim to arrive in Kideksha by sunset for better photo opportunities, and to feel the ambience of this remarkable historical place; to imagine clearly what Russia used to be like centuries ago. Accommodation: boutique 4* hotel.