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Ivan the Terrible 2020

Ivan the Terrible. The tsar who increased the territory of Russia

Moscow-Kazan-Astrakhan

11 days / 10 nights

Accommodation: 4****
Guaranteed service from 2 pax
Year-round tour
*with modification of some summer excursions to winter variant
or fixed tours

FIXED TOURS 2020

18 Apr – 28 Apr
14 May – 24 May
16 July – 26 July
20 Aug – 30 Aug
12 Sept – 22 Sept
17 Oct – 27 Oct

Map of the route

Ivan the Terrible 2020 The map is given as example. The final itinerary is subject to reconfirm while making reservation
Day Place Program
1

Moscow

Transfer from the airport, accommodation in the hotel, dinner at the hotel.
2

Moscow

Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing tour “Moscow from the time of Ivan the Terrible” (includes Saint Basil's Cathedral, the chambers of Averky Kirillov, Hill Vagankovsky, Red Square). Visit to the Kremlin + 1 Cathedral. Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
3

Sergiev Posad

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Serguiev Possad and to Alexandrov town. Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
4

Moscow

Visit to park-reserve Kolomenskoye + Ascension Church, lunch in the city restaurant. Transfer to the airport, domestic flight from Moscow to Kazan. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation in the hotel, dinner at the hotel.
5

Kazan

Breakfast at hotel, Kazan city tour including visit to the monument to soldiers who fell during the capture of Kazan and visit to Zilantov Assumption convent. Visit to Kazan Kremlin, Annunciation Cathedral, Kul Sharif mosque. Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
6

Cheboksary

Breakfast at hotel, visit to Cheboksary city. Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
7

Kazan

Breakfast at hotel. Visit to the island-town Sviyazhsk, visit to the Museum of the history of the island Sviyazhsk. Optional: interactive program “Amusement of Streltsy” (minimum 10 persons). Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
8

Kazan

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport, domestic flights Kazan – Moscow — Astrakhan. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation in the hotel, dinner at the hotel. Optional: dinner with folk show.
9

Astrakhan

Breakfast at hotel, visit to the Museum and cultural center house of merchant Tetyushinov. Visit to Astrakhan Lremlin and to the local history museum. Optional: interactive program. Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
10

Astrakhan

Breakfast at hotel, visit to Sarai Batu — ancient capital of the Golden Horde. Optional: boat trip on the Volga river with lunch (minimum 10 persons). Lunch in the city restaurant, dinner at the hotel.
11

Moscow

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. Optional: domestic flight Astrakhan – Moscow.

Program

Moscow

1 Day

Meeting with guide at the airport.
Transfer to the hotel. Check in.
Dinner at hotel.

Moscow

2 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

City tour.

During a bus tour you will visit: Red Square, Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin on the Moat (Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin or St. Basil's Cathedral), erected in honor of the accession of the Kazan Khanate. You will also get acquainted with the Chambers of Averky, a house on the Embankment, associated with the name of Malyuta Skuratov, assistant Ivan the Terrible. Then you will see Vagankovsky Hill, during the time of Ivan the Terrible, a suburb of Moscow, where, according to historians, there were secret underground shelters. Now it is the most central part of Moscow.

Lunch at the city restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit the main attraction of Moscow, the Moscow Kremlin.

On the Cathedral Square of the Kremlin, you will visit the Assumption or Arkhangelsk or Annunciation Cathedrals.

Dinner at the hotel.

Sergiev Posad

3 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

Today you will visit two cities in the Moscow region associated with the name of Ivan the Terrible, Sergiev Posad and Alexandrov.

Sergiev Posad - the only city in the Moscow region included in the famous Golden Ring of Russia, is a pilgrimage center for all Orthodox.

Lunch at the city restaurant.

Next, an excursion to the city of Alexandrov.

During the time of Ivan the Terrible – the main political and cultural center of the Russian state, the center of the oprichnina.

Return to Moscow.

Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow

4 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out.
Meeting with a guide in the lobby.

Today you will visit the Kolomenskoye.

Kolomenskoye – nature reserve park and its main attraction – the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, which in 1532 was laid by the father of Ivan the Terrible, Vasily III in honor of the birth of his son.

Lunch at the city restaurant.

After lunch, transfer to the airport.

Domestic flight Moscow – Kazan (economy class).

Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, a major port, the historical capital of the Kazan Khanate, which was annexed by Ivan the Terrible to the territory of Russia in 1552.

Transfer to the hotel, check in.

Dinner at the hotel.

Kazan

5 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the lobby.

Sightseeing tour.

Sightseeing tour of Kazan with an external inspection of the monument to the fallen defenders of Kazan 1552 (This is a monument to the soldiers who fell during the capture of Kazan in 1552 (Temple-monument in honor of the Savior image). There is a mass grave of those who conquered Kazan.) And a visit Zilantov Assumption Monastery. (The monastery was founded by Tsar Ivan the Terrible on October 15, 1552 after the capture of the city; it was built on the spot where the tsar’s tent and camp church stood and where Russian soldiers who were killed under the walls of Kazan were buried).

You will visit the Kazan Kremlin, as well as the museum at the Annunciation Cathedral and the cathedral itself.

The cathedral was laid by Ivan the Terrible after taking Kazan according to one version on the site of the main cathedral mosque of the Kazan Khanate.

Lunch in the city restaurant.

After lunch, we will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Kul Sharif mosque, a symbol of the fallen Kazan.

We will walk along the pedestrian Bauman Street – the former Bolshaya Prolomnaya, where, according to one version, there was a major breakthrough of the Russian troops.

Dinner at the hotel.

Cheboksary

6 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the lobby.

Today you will get acquainted with the city of Cheboksary.

Cheboksary a large port on the Volga River, the capital of Russia, the capital of the Chuvash Republic, a fortress founded by decree of Ivan the Terrible 3 years after the capture of Kazan. Here, according to the decree of the tsar, the oldest prison in Russia appeared, the church was consecrated by the first bishop of Kazan and Sviyazhsky Guriy.

Lunch at the city restaurant.

Return to Kazan.

Dinner at the hotel.

Kazan

7 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the lobby.

Excursion to the island-city of Sviyazhsk.

Sviyazhsk was founded during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, as the base of Russian troops during the siege of Kazan in 1552. We will visit the museum of the history of Sviyazhsk.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Option: Interactive program "Amusement of Streltsy” (minimum 10 persons).

Dinner at the hotel.

Kazan

8 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Check out.
Transfer to the airport with guide.

Domestic flight Kazan – Moscow – Astrakhan (economy class).

Arrival in Astrakhan – the city that became the goal of the conquest of Ivan the Terrible after the fall of the Kazan Khanate.

Meeting with the guide at the airport, transfer to the hotel, check in.

Dinner at the hotel.

Option: Dinner with folklore in the city restaurant (instead of dinner at hotel).

Astrakhan

9 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the lobby.

Visit to the Museum and cultural center house of merchant Tetyushinov.

Astrakhan is a multinational city. For centuries, Christian churches and Muslim mosques have been peacefully coexisting here. Almost the entire central part of the city has retained its buildings since the 19th century, which makes the tour of Astrakhan especially fascinating, similar to traveling by time machine.

A separate word of the tour is the merchant Astrakhan.

Magnificent in their architecture, the mansions of local merchants Shelekhov, Tavrizov, Gubin and many others give the city's appearance a special look and originality.

Today we will visit the museum and cultural center House of the Merchant Tetyushinov, "Astrakhan Terem", which is the best example of wooden architecture, where you can get acquainted with the life of the merchant estate of Astrakhan.

We will continue our acquaintance with Astrakhan during a sightseeing tour. We will see canals and bridges, the Volga embankment and Swan Lake, ancient parks and many other beautiful places and interesting sights.

After lunch, we will visit the historical ensemble in the Kremlin. As well as the Museum of Local Lore.

Dinner at the hotel.

Astrakhan

10 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

Today we have to get acquainted with the ancient capital of the Golden Horde Saray-Batu.

The ancient city of Sarai Batu was founded by Batu Khan in 1250. Khan Batu was the grandson of Genghis Khan, in Russia he was called Batu. The name of the city of Sarai Batu, the capital of the Golden Horde, appeared on his behalf.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Return to Astrakhan.

Dinner at the hotel.

Moscow

11 Day

Breakfast at hotel, transfer with guide to the airport.

Information

Our prices include:
  • Accommodation in Moscow in 4* hotel (Renaissance Monarch or Radisson Slavyanskaya or similiar)
  • Accommodation in Astrakhan 4* (Park Inn 4*or similar)
  • Accommodation in Kazan 4* (Park Inn by Raidisson or similar)
  • Domestic flight Moscow – Kazan (economy class) ( can be taken out from price)
  • Domestic flight Kazan – Moscow – Astrakhan (economy class) (can be taken out of price)
  • Bed and breakfast in hotels
  • Luggage handling in hotels
  • Catering per program
  • Transport service per program
  • Local English, French, German, Italian, French speaking guides per program
  • Volga-Balt Tour escort
  • Visa support letter
Optional:
  • Domestic flight Astrakhan – Moscow on Day 10
  • Optional tours
  • International flights from/to Moscow
  • Business class for included flights
  • Pre/post accommodation and program in Moscow

Prices

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For reservations please contact us at sales@volgabalt.com