➤Visit Suzdal Kremlin and museum
➤Optional: visit a monastery
➤Visit museum of wooden architecture
➤Lunch with Medovukha degustation
➤Optional: master class on traditional Russian art
➤Visit Kideksha village
➤Transfer to Yaroslavl
➤Overnight in a hotel in Yaroslavl downtown
➤Optional evening: Russian gingerbread master-class
A day to explore treasures of ancient Suzdal, UNESCO World Heritage Site. We shall visit the famous Kremlin and museum, and 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. And of course, today at lunch we will try "medovukha" - famous Russian soft drink based on honey. Suzdal produces the very best one!
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). In the evening, visit a unique small cozy museum that has gathered the entire history of Russian gingerbread. Here are those from all over Russia, technologies - from antiquity to the present day, a map of gingerbread industries, secrets of success, as well as steep turns of gingerbread history, as unpredictable as our entire homeland. Enjoy tasting and master class on carrot painting. Overnight in a cosy hotel in the downtown. We will recommend a few great local restaurants for the best experience.
You may also ride a troyka horses, a classic Russian entertaniment and a very tourist thing to do.