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Matreshka tour

 

 Days  Cities  Activities
 Sat  - Moscow

Arrival in Moscow

Transfer to the hotel by bus (Vega/ Alfa or any other hotel of the same category)

No dinner, overnight in the hotel

 Sun

Breakfast in the hotel

Trip to Sergiev Posad, excursion to one of the main sightseeings of  the town of Sergiev Posad - Trinity Sergiev Lavra -  one of the most prominent Orthodox Shrines.

A wonderful view opens from an observation platform at the Blin Hill. Trinity Sergiev Lavra composes of historical buildings with cathedrals. You will learn more about the origin of Russian spirituality and traditions of monastery culture, see the treasure of Orthodox art.

The excursion of Trinity Sergiev Lavra includes visiting all cathedrals and Wooden Dalls Factory or/and Museum (depends on availability) with  a master class of painting wooden dalls.

Return to Moscow

Dinner in a local restaurant

Overnight in a hotel

 Mon

 

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Transfer to the railway station to go to Nizhni Novgorod by Sapsan (superfast train)

Departure from Kursky railway station to Nizhniy Novgorod by train #172 (Sapsan), economy class

Arrival in Nizhniy Novgorod from Moscow by Sapsan. Meeting & greeting with a guide 

Transfer to Semenov village by bus 

Arrival in Semenov and lunch in Mall Khokhloma, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Visit Museum-Factory "Khokhlomskaya Painting" where qualified specialists will demonstrate their master classes of designing matreshka and art khohlomskiye objects upon individual orders.

Coming back to Nizhniy Novgorod

Dinner in the hotel Nizhegorodsky, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Overnight in the hotel

 Tue

Buffet breakfast in the hotel

Departure to Maidan by bus (250km, 4-5 hours, appr. time)

Arrival in Polhovsky Maidan located to the south-west of Nizhny Novgorod, a motherland of another style of matryoshka. Polkhovka is a small village turned into a center of crafts.

Especially it is popular with its nesting dools called as matryoshka.

Lunch in a local restaurtant, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Visit Voznesenskiy Historical-Lory Museum with master classes

Departure to Diveevo village - a central region of Nizhniy Novgorod situated as far as 175 km from the city. It is known since 1558 that Ivan Grozniy granted the village to his son and the village was named after his son. Diveevo is of special travel interest because this is the fourth and the only in Russia place of origin of the Holy Virgin. This is a true paradise for the tourists interested in pilgrimage. 

Accommodation in the hotel "Diveevskaya Sloboda"

Dinner in the hotel, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Overnight in the hotel.

 Wed  

Buffet breakfast in the hotel

Guided excursions by bus: visiting Monastery Eparhia which is one of the most ancient monasteries in Nizhniy Novgorod founded in 1221, Ascension Monastery of the Caves, Transfiguration Church, churches of XVI-XIX centuries, etc.

Lunch in a local restaurant Vitalitch, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Continue excursions in the village of Diveevo. Visiting Holy source of mother Alexandra

Dinner in the hotel, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Overnight in the hotel

 Thu

 Moscow -

 Nizhniy Novgorod

Buffet breakfast in the hotel

Departure to Nizhniy Novgorod

Arrival in Nizhniy Novgorod and lunch in a local restaurant, 4 courses set tour menu (salad, soup, main dish, dessert, min water, tea/coffee, bread&butter)

Departure to Moscow by train Sapsan #173, economy class

Arrival at Kursky rws of Moscow and transfer to the hotel

Dinner in a local restaurant and transfer to the hotel. 

 

 Fri  

Breakfast

Sightseeing in Moscow

Visit the Museum of Matreshka in Moscow

The museum includes a Salon of handicrafts and Exhibition Hall where various exhibitions are held. During the exhursion tourists will learn about the history of origin of an ancient painted doll and the difference between, for instance, Tverskaya and Semenovskaya matreshka.

Farewell lunch in a local restaurant Bochka (www.vbochke.ru)

Transfer by bus with a guide to the airport 

Departure to home

 

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