Feel Real Russia Tour

The area that is today the country of Russia has been inhabited by people for thousands of years. The first modern state in Russia was founded in 862 by King Rurik of the Rus, who was made the ruler of Novgorod. Some years later, the Rus conquered the city of Kiev and started the kingdom of the Kievan Rus. Over the 10th and 11th century the Kievan Rus became a powerful empire in Europe reaching its peak under Vladimir the Great and Yaroslav I the Wise. During the 13th century the Mongols led by Batu Khan overran the area and wiped out the Kievan Rus.

In the 14th century the Grand Duchy of Moscow rose to power. It became the head of the Eastern Roman Empire and Ivan IV the Terrible crowned himself the first Tsar of Russia in 1547. Tsar was another name for Caesar as the Russians called their empire the "Third Rome". In 1613, Mikhail Romanov established the Romanov dynasty that would rule Russia for many years. Under the rule of Tsar Peter the Great (1689-1725), the Russian empire continued to expand. It became a major power throughout Europe. Peter the Great moved the capital from Moscow to St. Petersburg. During the 19th century, Russian culture was at its peak. Famous artists and writers such as Dostoyevsky, Tchaikovsky, and Tolstoy became famous throughout the world.

¿Qué está incluido?

• Accommodation with breakfast ( Seliger Area FB )
• Lunch and dinner at local restaurants ( Tver and Moscow )
• English-Speaking accompanying representative from ground handling company
• English-speaking guides inside monuments
• All Transportation by bus ( mini van )
• Mineral water 1 L per day per person
• Degustation of Russian Vodka or natural Juices ( as per choice )
• Barbeque dinner ( vegetarian or non vegetarian as per choice )
• All monument entrances as per program
• All government taxes

Duración

7 días

Cubierto de destino

Rusia, Moscú y Stolobny Isla

Más adecuado

Familias, Grupos
Day 1:
Arrival in Moscow. Warm greetings from Ground handling operator, transfer to Tver .On the way stop in Klin to visit museum of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the romantic period, some of whose works are among the most popular music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, bolstered by his appearances as a guest conductor in Europe and the United States. He was honored in 1884 by Emperor Alexander III, and awarded a lifetime pension.
On arrival in Tver, accommodation.

Tver (from 1931 to 1990 - Kalinin) is a city in Russia, the capital of the Tver region, located 170 km north-west of Moscow. It is a large industrial, scientific and cultural center, a major transport hub at the intersection of the railway line St. Petersburg - Moscow and the federal highway M-10 “Russia” Moscow - St. Petersburg with the Upper Volga.

Dinner at one of local restaurant
Overnight in Tver
Hotel Osnabruck / similar

Day 2:
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Processing for Tver city tour with visiting Afanasy Nikitin Monument .
Afanasy Nikitin was a Russian merchant of Tver and one of the first Europeans (after Niccolò de' Conti) to travel to and document his visit to India. He described his trip in a narrative known as The Journey Beyond Three Seas.

In 1466, Nikitin left his hometown of Tver on a commercial trip to India. He travelled down the Volga River, and although he was attacked and robbed by Tatars near Astrakhan he succeeded in reaching Derbent, where he joined Vasili Papin, the envoy of Ivan the Great to the shah of Shirvan. At Derbent, Nikitin vainly endeavored to get means of returning to Russia; failing in this, he went on to Baku and later Persia proper by crossing the Caspian Sea. He lived in Persia for one year. In the spring of 1469, Nikitin arrived at the city of Ormus and then, crossing the Arabian Sea, and making several prolonged stays along the way, reached the sultanate of Bahmani, where he would live for three years. From what he tells us, he appears to have made his living by horse-dealing. During that time he visited the Hindu sanctuary of Perwattum, which he called "the Jerusalem of the Hindus"

On his way back, Nikitin visited Muscat, the Arabian sultanate of Fartak, Somalia and Trabzon, and in 1472 arrived at Feodosiya by crossing the Black Sea. On his way to Tver, Nikitin died not far from Smolensk in the autumn of that year.

During his trip, Nikitin studied the population of India, its social system, government, military (he witnessed war-games featuring war elephants), its economy, religion, lifestyles, and natural resources. The abundance and trustworthiness of Nikitin's factual material provide a valuable source of information about India at that time, and his remarks on the trade of Hormuz, Cambay, Calicut, Dabhol, Ceylon, Pegu and China; on royal progresses and other functions, both ecclesiastical and civil, at Bahmani.,and on the wonders of the great fair at Perwattum—as well as his comparisons of things Russian and Indian—deserve special notice.
Visiting Putevoy Palace - This 18th-century, architecturally acclaimed palace features art galleries .
Leaving to Seliger
Lunch on the way in one of Russian Restaurant.
On arrival accommodation at one of the beautiful place facing Seliger Lake.

Dinner
Overninht at Seliger area
Seliger Zaplavie/similar

Day 3:
Breakfast at a hotel. Leaving for excursion with visiting Stolbny Island.
The island is the home of Nilov Monastery, which was founded by Saint Nilus in 1594, and previously welcomed up to 40,000 pilgrimseach year. Most of the buildings of the monastery were built in the 18th and 19th Centuries in a neoclassical style. Today the monastery complex remains one of the most impressive ensembles of Neoclassical architecture in Eastern Europe. Some of its churches date back to the 17th century. A graceful embankment was completed by 1812, and a large cathedral was built in 1821-25. The construction of the causeway to the island was completed in 1812. The Nilov Monastery was one of the largest and wealthiest monasteries in the Russian Empire.
Lunch at one of local restaurant.

Return to a hotel.
Boat cruise along beautiful Seliger Lake.
Evening barbeque dinner with tasting famous Russian vodka.
Overnight at Seliger area
Seliger Zaplavie/similar

Day 4:
Breakfast at a hotel. Check out. Processing to Tver. On the way visiting cultural Farm “IVANOVKA “ .
Welcome drinks on arrival!
Excursion around the village farmstead: chickens, geese, handsome goats and goats, rabbits, raccoons. (PHOTOSESSION)
We invite you to the program where you will learn how flax appeared, how it was sown and how it was cleaned, how the fabric was made from the plant and how this color changed.
Village fun. You will dive into the peculiarities of village life (interactive).
Dance program "Quadrille is my merry" (master class).
Rural lunch from farm product.
You will never forget it!!
Leaving to Tver.
On arrival accommodation.
Dinner
Overnight in Tver
Hotel Osnabruk/similar

Day 5:
Breakfast at a hotel. Check out. Processing to Moscow.
Lunch on the way .
Visitign X`Mas decoration museum. Unique Museum in Russia.

The Christmas toy museum consists of 12 rooms, And each of the rooms tells a story about the origin and development of glass crafts.
In the first room of the museum you will meet our Christmas tree, decorated with sugar roses and apples. In fact, the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree has more than one century. Traditionally, in the XIX century, people decorated a holiday tree with all sorts of sweets, nuts, apples, and funny figures from paper. Also cardboard, fabric and foil toys. Gradually, glass Christmas ornaments have become more popular. An addition to 12 exhibition halls, the museum has two mini-workshops for the production of Christmas toys. Meanwhile, in the workshop visitors can see the most interesting technological stages, from blowing to painting. At the tourists ‘request, the local designers can arrange a master class. Here, in particular, you can try your hand as a specialist in making New Year’s miracle. Also, visitors can paint a glass ball and take it with them in memory of their visit to an extraordinary museum.

On arrival in Moscow. Accommodation at a hotel.
After accommodation Visitig IZMAILOVO KREMLIN .
Museum History of Russian Vodka with degustation.
Kremlin is the Russian word for citadel or fortress, and they are found in many Russian cities. But the Izmailovo Kremlin, a wooden complex completed in 2007, was not built for protection as its name suggests. It was established as a cultural center and marketplace loosely modeled after traditional Russian architecture and fairytale depictions of Old Russia. Wander about and you will spot the Romanov emblem of a crowned griffin decorating everything from buildings to fences.

MUSEUM of HISTORY RUSSIAN VODKA -You can learn about the origins of vodka and follow its history by exploring the collection of this small museum. Drinking traditions are illustrated with samples of bottles and other vodka containers of various kinds, historical documents, photographs, and artistic installations. In total, the museum collection has over 1000 varieties of vodka, most of which are on display. Several hundred exhibits give an overview of all the milestones in the history of vodka in Russia, in accordance with the major stages of the country’s history – the Old Russian epoch, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and modern-day Russia.

Return to a hotel
Dinner
Overnight in Moscow
Hotel Izmailovo/similar

Day 6:
Breakfast at a hotel. Leaving for Moscow city tour excursion.
With Visiting Red Square- It separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and now the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod. Red Square is often considered the central square of Moscow since Moscow's major streets, which connect to Russia's major highways, originate from the square.

The name Red Square originates neither from the pigment of the surrounding bricks (which, in fact, were whitewashed at certain periods) nor from the link between the colour red and communism. Rather, the name came about because the Russian word (krasnaya), which means both "red" and "beautiful," was applied to a small area between St. Basil's Cathedral, the Spassky Tower of the Kremlin, and the herald's platform called Lobnoe Mesto (contrary to the common misconception, it actually never was a place of execution), and Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich officially extended the name to the entire square, which had previously been called Pozhar, or "burnt-out place", in reference to the fact that several buildings had to be burned down to make place for the square.

Visiting Lenin Mausoleum ( open from 10 to 13-00 , except Monday and Friday )
For the burial of the Father of the Revolution, something special had to be arranged. Immediately after his death in 1924, a wooden mausoleum was erected on the square.
However, if you do wish to see the body, the process is far from simple. First you have to leave bags and cameras - no filming inside - in the Kutayfa tower cloakrooms. Then you join the queue that runs along the Kremlin wall. Visitors are kept moving, so you only get to spend a few minutes inside the mausoleum before you're hurried out by the guards. The funerary chamber is very dark and, on sunny days, the sudden contrast can be bewildering. Nonetheless, this is still something of a morbid necessity for visitors to Moscow. After years of rumor and controversy as to the fate of Lenin's body, the mausoleum was reopened in April 2005, and it looks to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
Visit Kremlin Armoury- The Kremlin Armoury, is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1851 and located in the Moscow Kremlin. The Kremlin Armoury originated as the royal arsenal in 1508.
After visiting lunch at one of a local restaurant.
After lunch visiting Shopping Center to buy some souvenirs from Russia before you go home.

Return to a hotel
Dinner
Overnight in Moscow
Hotel Izmailovo/similar

Day 7: Breakfast at a hotel. Free time till departure to the airport.
On time transfer to the airport to return home or catch an other destination.
• Additional Meals
Any specific kitchen meals
Non specified activities charging on the spot per person ( like Russian banya, fishing ,horse riding )
Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages except day 3 during dinner
Private expenses

• Tips
Mini bars at a hotels
Beverages during lunches and dinners

• Visa to Russia
Original invitation by post to departing country
Air ticket from & to original country
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