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A day to explore treasures of ancient Suzdal. Visit the brilliant Suzdal Kremlin and its gem - the beautiful Chamber of the Christ, explore the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius. And of course, we will try "medovukha" - famous Russian soft drink based on honey. Suzdal produces the very best one!

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Suzdal is said to be the reflection of the Russian soul. It is one of the most beautiful ancient small Russian towns.

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Proceed to Kostroma town (190 km).

Our tourists near Ipatyev Monastery, Kostroma imageOur tourists near Ipatyev Monastery, Kostroma

Kostroma is the furthest from Moscow (344 km) and therefore the least visited of the Golden Ring cities. It is located on the Volga River, and the high banks offer impressive views of the Volga expanses.

One of the most significant places in Kostroma is the Ipatiev Monastery. It is known as the “cradle of the tsarist dynasty”. Once, it was here that the founder of the Romanov dynasty, Mikhail Romanov, hid from his enemies, while his coronation ceremony took place in the Trinity Cathedral of the monastery.

Subsequently, the royal family often visited the Ipatiev Monastery and presented it with rich gifts. Today, they can be seen in the monastery’s museum.

We also visit the famous Museum of Wooden Architecture in Kostroma. Here you can see ancient Russia and learn about the traditional rural way of life.

The Museum of Flax and Birch Bark, Kostroma imageThe Museum of Flax and Birch Bark, Kostroma

We shall also visit a very unusual the Museum of Flax and Birch Bark (time permitting) which holds a unique collection of Russian fairy-tales in birch bark. You will learn about this unique Russian national product and get some truly Russian souvenirs!

Overnight at the hotel in Kostroma.

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