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11 days / 10 nights 1700 km
Moscow - Tula – Kolomna – Suzdal - Nizhny Novgorod – Plyos – Yaroslavl – Moscow
DAY 1. ARRIVAL DAY
This day – is your arrival day. Welcome to Russia. Check in to the hotel and have some rest. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in of the best restaurant in Moscow. You will taste traditional Russian food and have a lot of fun with your new friends.
DAY 2. MOSCOW – TULA , about 190 km
After a delicious breakfast, you are going to the rental office to get your motorcycles and star your journey. The first new city will be Tula. And after a little rest at your hotel you are going to the city walk excursion.
Then we continue our ride to Tula - hero city, known, thanks to its rich history and the presence of several personal brands. It is about the famous Tula samovars. Of course, other household items were produced too, but it was samovars that gained wide fame. Many of Tula samovars are real works of art, so it is no surprise that there is a Samovar Museum in Tula. The museum is small, but some of its exhibits are unique. For example, here you can see five small samovars that were donated by the Tula masters to the children of the last Russian Tsar.
Another symbol of Tula is the Tula gingerbread. The most "famous" gingerbread baked in a form that was infused for 10-20 years. And, after the first baking, the form lost its uniqueness, and such gingerbread was valued at times lower. Tula gingerbread were included in the palace menu of the most solemn events of tsarist Russia. In our time, the carrot is quite a budget and delicious souvenir, so you do not have to rack your brains about what to bring as a gift from Tula.
In the evening, you have a rest after hard way and have a delicious dinner in Tula.
DAY 3. TULA – KOLOMNA, about 170 km
At this day after a breakfast, at 9 a.m. you meet with your guide, go to the interesting excursion to Tula Gingerbread museum, Samovar Museum and Tula State Museum of Weapons..
The Tula arms museum was founded at the Tula gun factory in 1873. Its exposition illustrates the complete evolution of firearms and cold-steel weapons from battle-axes to silent submachine guns. The weapons of XVIII-XIX cc. are mainly of Tula production. The later ones are produced at other Russian factories too. Though guns, pistols, sabers of the East, Western Europe and America are not numerous, they perfectly serve as a background for the weaponry of the Russian army and give the opportunity to compare achievements of Russian and foreign gunsmiths. Beauty of finished guns both of old and today job makes the whole atmosphere of the museum delicate and elegant. The collection of hunting and sporting pieces would satisfy the strictest gun-lover. The most interesting pieces of martial weapons are special fire-arm - silenced and underwater ones, as well as cannons and machine-guns for air-crafts, helicopters, ships and armed-vehicles.
Also, you will visit Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy «Yasnaya Polyana»..
The Yasnaya Polyana is located not far from Tula, with its quiet but strikingly moving nature, and is likewise modest, but beautiful and noble in its simplicity. The Great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy was born and lived most of his life at Yasnaya Polyana. It is here that the world began for him. For Tolstoy, Yasnaya Polyana was the only home, he, he, the ancestral seat of his family. But the history of the Yasnaya Polyana estate goes back to the more distant past.
There you will enjoy nature and history of this place. After you will have lunch in a good restaurant, where you can taste typical local food.
After this emotion, you ride to Kolomna, checking in the hotel. Then you will have some free time.
DAY 4. KOLOMNA – SUZDAL, about 320 km
In the morning, after a breakfast you meet your guide and go to Kolomna Kremlin, enjoying Tournament of Knights, meeting with bread, salt, kvass or mead.
Kolomna is one of the most appealing of Russia's provincial cities. Picturesquely located at the confluence of the Kolomenka and Moscow Rivers, this small city (population around 145,000) is easily accessible by car or train. Despite its proximity to Moscow, some 60 miles to the north, Kolomna's rich cultural history has allowed it to maintain a distinct identity. Its monasteries, which add so much to the historic silhouette of the town, are being carefully restored. And a number of its merchant houses from the early 19th century have been preserved with their provincial neoclassical charm..
Then we continue our travel to Suzdal. There you check in to the hotel and have some free time.
Suzdal is a calm old Russian town situated 220 km north-east of Moscow, 38 kilometers north from the city Vladimir, on the Kamenka river. Population of the town is about 12 thousand people. Suzdal is one of Russia's oldest cities, dating back to 1024. It was once the capital of several Russian principalities and has many examples of early Russian architecture. It is probably the one of the most interesting cities of Golden ring with 200 monuments of history and architecture, 20 ponds, 27 belltowers and 4 pearls of Russian culture taken in UNESCO World Heritage list. Today Suzdal operates as an important tourist center with nearly 1-mln tourists visiting the town annually. Suzdal is officially protected from the industries, so the old monasteries and beautiful churches standing on picturesque green hills are kept well.
Day 5. SUZADAL – NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, about 270 km
At 9 a.m., you go to the walking tour around the Suzdal with our best guide.
Then we ride to Nizhniy Novgorod. On the way, we will have a lunch in the good restaurant with a delicious food. Checking in to the hotel and have a rest. In the evening, we are going to a river walk on boat, where you can see the confluence of Volga and Oka rivers.
Day 6. NIZHNIY NOVGOROD
In the morning, at about 11 a.m. you meet your guide and go to interesting city tour with lunch in a good restaurant. In the evening, you have some free time.
Nizhniy Novgorod is an important economic, transport, and cultural center. From 1932 to 1990, the city was called Gorky in honor of the famous writer Maxim Gorky. Nizhny Novgorod is located at the confluence of two major waterways of the European part of Russia - the Oka and Volga rivers. The Oka divides the city into two parts. This location made the city an important shipping center of the country and the largest Russian centers of river tourism. The historical part of the city rich in tourist attractions and is an important tourist center. UNESCO included Nizhny Novgorod in the list of Top 100 cities in the world, which are of great historical and cultural value.
Day 7. NIZHNIY NOVGOROD – PLYOS, about 280 km
In the morning, we ride to Plyos. There we checking in to the hotel, have some rest. Then we go to a walk city tour with our guide.
The old town of Plyos is not only the most picturesque, but also the smallest one in the Golden Ring.
Plyos can boast neither factories nor plants, nor outstanding architectural masterpieces. Nevertheless, this little town embodies genuine harmony of architecture and nature, the buildings forming integral part of the unique Volga landscape.
Now the town is famous for its serene scenic beauty and its reputation as artists’ heaven. This is due largely to the renown of Isaac Levitan, the landscape painter who recorded local scenes. The Levitan House Museum displays his works as well as the works of other artists who visited Plyos. The town was also the home of the famous Russian basso, Chaliapin. The charming beauty of the town brought it fame of “a Russian Switzerland”.
After, you enjoy delicious lunch in village style restaurant, the favorite place of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Day 8. PLYOS – KOSTROMA – YAROSLAVL, about 170 km
In the morning, we start our trip to Yaroslavl. But on the way, we ride to Kostroma town.
The cradle of the Romanov dynasty. In 1613, the first of the Romanovs – Tsar Mikhail – agreed to accept the Russian scepter here. Kostroma is also famous for its architectural monuments. The charm of the ancient trading city remained in Kostroma, and its special location, right on the shore of such a large river gives it a special light.
There you go to the exciting city tour with our best guide and have a delicious lunch in one of the best restaurant in Kostroma. After we continue our journey to Yaroslavl.
Yaroslavl is an ancient city that has retained much of its original architecture: the kremlin, a great number of beautiful churches, and several 16th century monasteries. Prince Yaroslav the Wise founded it in 1010 AD. Yaroslavl was the first Christian city on the Volga River. In the early 17th century, it was the de facto capital of the Russian State. The Council of All Russia gathered its armies here, the state coffer and mint were located in the city. From this stronghold, the armies of Kozma Minin and Prince Dmitri Pozharsky took off on their march to free Moscow from Polish and Swedish occupation. In July 2005 the city's historical center was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tourists who visit the city enjoy taking strolls along the Volga Embankment constructed in the 19th century and rightfully considered the most beautiful on the Great Russian River.
Day 9. YAROSLAVL – MYSHKIN – UGLICH – SERGIEV POSAD - MOSCOW, about 380 km
This day we have a very long way to Moscow. So, after the breakfast we start our journey. We will look in such wonderful towns as Myshkin, Uglych and Sergiev Posad.
Legend of Myshkin has it that once upon a time, after going hunting, Prince Ukhotsky lay down for a nap on the riverbank. He was awakened by a mouse running across his face. The prince opened his eyes. In order to the honor of the mouse, he warned him and saved his life, the prince ordered a chapel to be built on that very spot. Myshka means "little mouse" in Russian, so the name of the town is literally "Little Mouse's Town". The town of Myshkin has several unique museums, including the world's only Mouse Museum, the Valenki Museum (traditional Russian felt boots), and the Vodka Museum created as a tribute to Peter Smirnoff, a native of Myshkin, the inventor of the world Of vodka.
Next point is Uglich. is a fascinating old town located on the right bank of the Volga in the Yaroslavl Region, it is historically connected with a mysterious event of the 16th century, the son of Ivan the Terrible, and the youngest member of the Ryurik Dynasty that ruled over Russia since the end of the 9th century. The people of Uglich suspected that Dmitri had been murdered, staged a rebellion which was mercilessly quashed. The alarm bell, which was torn out and the bell was exiled to Siberia. Years later, the bell was acquitted and is now on display in the Uglich kremlin. Uglich also has a lot of interesting museums, and if we have time and opportunity.
Then we ride to the Sergiev Posad. There we stop for lunch in the typical Russian restaurant, where you can also buy some souvenirs.
The main attraction of the Sergiev Posad is the Holy Trinity- St.Sergius Lavra. For five centuries, it’s territory has become an ensemble of different buildings from more than fifty architectural structures. Right here Andrei Rublev wrote the world-famous icon "Trinity". Also in these walls the heirs of the throne were baptized. During the Strelets' riots, the young Peter I was hiding here twice. This and many facts and stories you will know in the wonderful excursion with our guide.
We can also organize the tour to Lavra. Then you continue your journey to the capital of Russia. Arriving to Moscow, checking in to the hotel and have a long-awaited rest.
Day 10. MOSCOW
In the morning, after the breakfast, you will met by a guide in reception at your hotel and go for an interesting excursion around the town, to the Kremlin and Armoury Chamber.
Moscow is the capital of Russia and its capital. The city is located on the Moskva River and was found more than 800 years ago. Nowadays, Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It houses many attractive parks and squares, great architectural wonders and countless places of interest. The sights of the world. Among them, the outstanding Kremlin and the Red Square, the Bolshoi and the Maly Theaters, Saint Basil's Cathedral, the Historical Museum, the Armory Chamber and many others. Moscow is not only the official capital of Russia, it's also considered to be the cultural, educational, industrial and scientific center of the country. That's why, the largest and most important museums, galleries, opera houses, universities, companies, research centers are all located there. The best place for art lovers in Moscow is the Tretyakov State Gallery, which holds a large collection of Russian fine art. Another interesting collection of paintings and sculptures is in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. In the very heart of the capital, one can find the Historical Museum and the Armory chamber. Both of these museums can tell more about Russian history than any other place. One of the newest and most famous religious sights in Moscow is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It's situated on the bank of the Moskva River. The view of Christ the Saviour's Cathedral strikes imagination with its grandeur and magnificence. Other than that, Moscow has a great number of famous parks, squares, theaters, monuments, streets and concert halls. Undoubtedly, Moscow is a very special city.
In the evening, at 8 p.m. we will have a wonderful adventure on the ship River Palace along the Moscow River.
Day 11. MOSCOW
Today is your last day in Russia. You can devote it buying the souvenirs and presents. After that, you are going to the airport.
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