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Great Maslenitsa (Moscow region)

7 days / 6 nights

FIXED tour

27 February — 04 March 2020

Guaranteed English, French, German, Italian, Spain service from 2 pax.
The program is preliminary. The excursion blocks can be replaced with the similar ones, without changing main waypoints.

Map of the route

Great Maslenitsa (Moscow region) The map is given as example. The final itinerary is subject to reconfirm white making reservation
Day Place Program
1

Moscow

27 February. Transfer from the airport/railway station to the hotel.
2

Moscow region

28 February. Transfer to the eco-farm in the suburban area of Moscow. Tour of the eco-farm, tasting of the farm produce. Return to Moscow. Ukrainian dinner at a local restaurant. Optional: Night walking tour of Moscow “Mystery of the capital”.
3

Tula

29 February. Transfer to Tula. Tour of the Kremlin of Tula. Visit to the gingerbread-producing factory, master class. Return to Moscow. Russian dinner in a local restaurant. Optional: Bus tour “Moscow by night with a visit to the Moscow underground stations”.
4

Kolomna

01 March. Transfer to Kolomna. Tour of the Kremlin of Kolomna. Visit to the fruit pastille producing factory “Great Maslenitsa” festivities outside with pancake tasting and Maslenitsa burning. Late lunch at a local cafe. Return to Moscow. Caucasian dinner in a local restaurant. Optional: visit to the viewing platform in the Moscow-City complex.
5

Yaroslavl

02 March. Transfer to Yaroslavl. Transfer to Nekrasovskoye. Visit to the Landscape and Ethnographic Salt museum. Return to Yaroslavl. Optional: Night tour of Yaroslavl.
6

Pereslavl-Zalessky

03 March. Transfer to Pereslavl -Zalessky. Interactive program in the museum “The kingdom of vendace” with tasting. Lunch (Traditional Russian menu). Tour of the tea museum. City tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky. Transfer to Moscow. Optional: Dinner with Wine tasting.
7

Moscow

04 March. Transfer from hotel to the airport/railway station.

Program

Moscow

1 Day

Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Moscow region

2 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Depart for the eco-farm by bus. Tour of the eco-farm.

Lunch of original farm produce. Farmer’s cheese tasting.

Return to Moscow by bus.

Ukrainian dinner in a local restaurant.

Optional: Night walking tour of Moscow “Mystery of the Capital”.

Tula

3 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the Kursky railway station. Depart for Tula by the train “Lastochka” (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided).

Tour of the Kremlin of Tula.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Visit to the Museum of the Tula confectionary and gingerbread-producing factory:

  • visit to the exhibition of the museum, talk on the appearance and development of the gingerbread manufacture in Russia and abroad
  • getting to know the technicalities of the confectionary production process
  • visit to the production shop at work
  • tasting of the produce from the conveyor belt
  • master class in baking traditional Tula gingerbread

Depart for Moscow by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided).

Russian dinner in a local restaurant.

Optional: bus tour “Moscow by night with a visit to the Moscow underground stations”

Kolomna

4 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Depart for Kolomna by bus.

City tour with a visit to the Kremlin of Kolomna.

Lunch in a local restaurant (menu inspired by dishes favored by Old Russia’s merchants).

Visit to the fruit pastille producing factory. Theatrical performance, visit to the production shops.

“Great Maslenitsa” festivities outside with pancake tasting and Maslenitsa burning.

Late lunch at a local cafe.

Depart for Moscow by bus.

Caucasian dinner in a local restaurant.

Optional: Visit to the viewing platform in the Moscow-City complex.

Yaroslavl

5 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Check out of the hotel, transfer to the Yaroslavsky railway station.

Depart for Yaroslavl by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided).

Transfer to Nekrasovskoye.

Lunch will be organized in a café located on the territory of Russia’s only Salt island.

Visit to the unique Landscape and Ethnographic Salt museum.

You will learn about the Great salt route, the history of salt works in Russia. You will learn about the salt-producing process: the saline solution was extracted from special wells and the salt was evaporated; then you will take a hand in the salt- producing process. Visit to the salt barn where you will learn about the manufacture of cooperage barrels for salting food products and will be told some secrets and recipes. The guide will tell you how to make the cleanest and the healthies salt — the black salt — and will give you an opportunity to taste it. And then you will participate in traditional Russian entertaining activities.

Return to Yaroslavl. Accommodation in the hotel.

Dinner.

Optional: night tour of Yaroslavl by bus.

Pereslavl-Zalessky

6 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Check-out of the hotel, depart for Pereslavl-Zalessky by bus.

Interactive gastronomic program in the museum “The Kingdom of vendace” with vendace tasting, drinks and freshly-baked bread.

Vendace, an incredibly delicious fish, is a true gastronomic brand of the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky. After tasting this fish you will understand why it was so favored by Russian tsars. Then the guide will tell you how this fish was caught, salted and preserved.

Lunch (traditional Russian menu).

Excursion to the museum of tea with tasting three kinds of willow-herb tea.

You will learn what kind of tea the Russians drank before the 19th century which saw the speed popularization of the Chinese and Indian teas. The tea expert will tell you about the willow-herb tea, about the teas that were made in Siberia and Far East and when Russian tea makers learnt to obtain fermented tea.

City tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky.

Depart for Moscow by bus. Accommodation in the hotel.

Dinner in the hotel.

Optional: Dinner with wine tasting (instead of the dinner included in the tour).

Moscow

7 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the airport.

Information

Our prices includes:
  • Accommodation in Moscow in 4**** hotel (Holiday Inn Tagansky or Renaissance Monarch or similiar)
  • Accommodation in Yaroslavl 4**** (Park Inn by Raidisson or similar)
  • Bed and breakfast in hotels
  • Luggage handling in hotels
  • Catering per program (including all mentioned degustations)
  • Transport service per program
  • Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides per program
    • Volga-Balt Tour escort for the whole program

    Supplementary:
    • Hotel and program in Moscow for pre/post tour
    • Optional visits (can be prebooked only)

    Terms of payment:
    • Deposit 30% on 01 Nov 2019
    • Full payment 60 days before tour

    Cancellation terms:
    • No fees if cancelled 90 days before tour
    • 50% fees if canceled 89-60 days before tour
    • 100% fees if cancelled 59 and less days before tour

For reservations please contact us at sales@volgabalt.com