Russia For You: Sample Programs

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Season
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Golden Ring Incentive Summer program

13 August  2020
Country / city: Russia / Other Russian Cities
Season: Summer
Theme: Cultural & Leisure Group

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

 Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel Moscow 4*

 Park Inn by Radisson — Yaroslavl 4*

 Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel — Suzdal 4*

 Angleterre — Rocco Forte Hotels — St.Petersburg 4*

 

DAY 1 — 14th September 2020, Monday

 MUST KNOW: Moscow Description

 MUST KNOW: Moscow weather forecast

 Moscow International Airport Arrival

 Moscow City Sightseeing Tour on the way from the airport

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

 19:30 Dinner at Ruski Restaurant on 85th Floor of Moscow city Oko Tower with observation deck

 

DAY 2 — 15th September 2020, Tuesday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

 Walking along JEWELS OF RED SQUARE:

 1/ St. Basil's Cathedral

 2/ Kremlin: The Armory Chamber Visit

 3/ GUM Store — the oldest & Most Luxury department store in Russia (Red Square)

 Lunch at Saratov restaurant

 Tretyakov Gallery (historical)

 Old Arbat Walking Tour

 Dinner at Old Tower — folklore dinner on the Red Square

 

DAY 3 — 16th September 2020, Wednesday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

 Uniquie expierence at Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City

 Lunch at Goodman Steakhouse Okhotniy Ryad

 Bunker 'Taganski' — Cold War Museum

 Moscow Metro Tour

 At Leisure in Moscow

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide (Evening Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel)

 20:00 Culinary Experience at Voskhod restaurant — deep dive into high end Soviet cuisine

DAY 4 — 17th September 2020, Thursday

 Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad-Yaroslavl-Kostroma-Suzdal-Vladimir

 1/ SERGUIEV POSAD — part of the Golden Ring:

 The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra Visit

 2/ ROSTOV THE GREAT — part of the Golden Ring:

 Rostov Velikiy Kremlin Visit (territory)

 Church of St. John the Evangelist on the Ishna

 Church of Savior on the Seni

 Rostov Finifti Museum (Rostov Enamel)

 

DAY 5 — 18th September 2020, Friday

 3/ YAROSLAVL — part of the Golden Ring:

 Transfiguration of the Saviour Cathedral

 Church of Elijah the Prophet (entrance)

 4/ KOSTROMA — part of the Golden Ring:

 Kostroma Epiphany Monastery of St. Anastasia

 Church of the Resurrection on Debre

 Ipatiev Monastery with the entrance to Trinity Cathedral

 

DAY 6 — 19th September 2020, Saturday

 5/ SUZDAL — part of the Golden Ring:

 Visit to the Suzdal Kremlin with entrance to Christmas Cathedral

 Museum of Wooden Architecture

 Saviour Monastery of St. Euthimius

 Convent of the Intercession (territory)

 6/ BOGOLYUBOVO — part of the Golden Ring:

 Bogolyubskiy Monastery

 Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

 7/ VLADIMIR — part of the Golden Ring:

 Cathedral of the Assumption (Dormition Cathedral) entrance

 Cathedral of St. Demetrius

 

DAY 7 — 20th September 2020, Sunday

 07:04-13:37 Sapsan Train (Vladimir-St. Petersburg)

 13:30 — 21:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

 14:30 Luce Panoramic Restaurant

 16:30 Walking tour around the St. Petersburg city center

 Visit to Spilled Blood Church

 18:40-20:40 Evening Visit to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) with Catherine's Palace & Park

 21:00 Dinner at Russian Podvorie (with unlimited local wine and vodka)

 

DAY 8 — 21st September 2020, Monday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

 10:30-11:30 St. Isaac's Cathedral

 12:00-13:30 Walking on the walls of Peter & Paul Fortress (with amazing view to the whole city)

 OPTIONAL: Peter & Paul Fortress: Midday Cannon shooting from the walls

 14:30 Koryushka — Panoramic restaurant on Peter & Paul Fortress

 15:00-16:00 Kazan Cathedral Visit (no entrance fee)

 16:00-17:00 Canal & River Tour (1 hour duration)

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

 19:30 Welcome Reception & Tour at Museum of Russian Vodka

 20:00 Dinner at Russian Vodka Room № 1

DAY 9 — 22nd September 2020, Tuesday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

 Hermitage State Museum

 Lunch at Petrousha Russian Restaurant

 At Leisure / Free time

 19:00 — 23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

 20:00 Terrassa — Panoramic Restaurant with amazing view to Kazan Cathedral Dome

DAY 10 — 23rd September 2020, Wednesday

 09:30 — 17:30 Transport & Guide Full Day (8 hours)

 10:00 Hydrofoil (Speed Boat) Transfer from St. Peterburg City Center to Peterhoff Park (30 minutes)

 10:30-13:00 Peterhoff Palace & Park

 13:30-15:00 Summer Palace Restaurant (Peterhof)

 16:30-18:00 Faberge Museum

 19:00-23:00 Transport & Guide Evening (Hotel — Restaurant — Hotel)

 RUSSIAN AMPIR Restaurant at Stroganoff Palace (with Welcome cocktail served at secret undeground rooms)

 

DAY 11 — 24th September 2020, Thursday

 Pulkovo Airport (New Terminal) Departure