ST BASIL'S and KREMLIN
RUSTIC AND WILD
MAJESTIC AND BEAUTIFUL TIME
NOVODEVICHY CONVENT MOSCOW
After breakfast, check our and start the guided tour in Suzdal. We shall visit the famous Kremlin, St Euthimius monastery (or Intercession Convent).
We will travel around to take great photos and enjoy the winter day in Russia exploring snow-white Suzdal in a relaxing atmosphere. …Try some of the local activities: straw plaiting in the Arts and Crafts National centre, make your own famous “Dymov” toy ceramics or produce the real masterpiece based on Suzdal Kremlin’s ornaments. Or simply take a ride by the Russian Troyka and have a shot of vodka in the middle of the Snow Empire!
Arrive at the small village of Kideksha to visit 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. Here is the place to feel the ambience of this remarkable historical area; to imagine clearly what Russia used to be like centuries ago.
Transfer to Yaroslavl (150 km). Arrive late evening for Russian gingerbread cooking master-class and degustation. Overnight in a cozy hotel in the downtown.