A cruise is always an adventure, and a thematic cruise is also a great opportunity to enrich your knowledge about the country, get new experience and unusual impressions. You can become a participant in such an unusual trip by choosing a cruise with a visit to ancient estates from the cycle "Let's Get to Know Russia with the Northern Fairy Tale" of the Sozvezdiye Cruise Company.
Your adventure will begin on board the motor ship "Severnaya Skazka" on May 27 in Moscow and will end on June 3. In 8 days you will visit Uglich, Cherepovets, Kostroma, Kineshma, Ples, Yaroslavl and Kalyazin, take exciting excursions, take excellent photos, purchase original souvenirs - enjoy the travel process.
Acquaintance with the Vologda region
Known for the largest metallurgical production Cherepovets attracts tourists with its picturesque panoramas, harmonious architecture, bright history.
The excursion program here includes a day sightseeing tour of the city with a visit to the choice of the house-museum of the merchant I. A. Milyutin or the house-museum of the battle painter Vasily Vereshchagin.
Those who choose an alternative program will have a trip to Vologda and the village of Pokrovskoe. First, you will visit the unusual museum “The World of Forgotten Things”, where you will get acquainted with the typical interior of a noble estate.
Then you go to the village Pokrovskoewhere the Brianchaninovs' estate is located. It is famous for the fact that Dmitry Bryanchaninov was born and raised here, who, under the name of Ignatius, was canonized. It is important that the estate and park with linden alleys, flower beds and bridges have survived to this day almost in their original form.
On the northern land, the ship will stay until evening and will leave on only at 19.00.
The star of "Dowry" - cozy Kineshma
You could see this town in many famous historical films, for example, in the painting "Dowry". Directors love Kineshma for its unique flavor. Indeed, a very long time ago, on the site of the elegant Kineshma, there was a settlement, which eventually turned into a settlement, which became a city only at the end of the 18th century.
During the walk, tourists will see the preserved houses of merchants and bourgeoisie, the majestic Trinity-Assumption Cathedral, visit the Kineshma Art and History Museum. For lovers of painting, an art gallery awaits, where works of local artists and originals of famous masters - I. K. Aivazovsky, A. K. Korovin, I. I. Levitan.
According to the program of visiting estates, tourists will visit Museum-reserve "Shchelykovo" … These lands often changed owners and changed hands. So, in 1847 the estate was bought by Nikolai Fedorovich Ostrovsky, the father of the famous playwright.
Having visited the estate for the first time, Ostrovsky wrote about the house: "It is surprisingly good both outside with the originality of architecture and inside with the convenience of the premises." The writer fell in love with Shchelykovo, which he compared "with the best places in Switzerland and Italy." Here Ostrovsky spent his last years and was buried in the family crypt.
Now in the house of A. N. Ostrovsky there is a museum where the playwright's personal belongings are collected - everything as it was during his lifetime.
During the excursion, you will also visit the house of one of the friends of the Ostrovsky family, Ivan Sobolev, where the exposition "Life and Traditions of Our Ancestors" is now located, which introduces tourists to the traditions and crafts of peasants of the 19th century.
The excursion will end with a visit to the two-story St. Nicholas Church, erected at the end of the 18th century.
V Yaroslavl as part of the standard excursion program, you will be offered three bus "sightseeing" around the city - with a visit to the Emalis Museum or a trip to the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Transfiguration Monastery or a visit to the Art Museum.
According to the program "Ancient estates", a fascinating trip to the Leontyevs' estate is planned, where balls and ceremonial receptions have been held since the 18th century - the estate flourished and was famous. After the 1917 revolution, a school, a hospital, and then a pioneer camp were located here. Recently, however, the descendants of the Leontyev nobles acquired this place and opened a museum.
On the same day you will go to Rostov the Great, where there are several hundred architectural monuments that attract history buffs. The brightest "pearl" of the city is the magnificent Kremlin, which was erected in an attempt to embody the image of paradise on Earth, according to biblical descriptions. Since 1883, a museum has been located in the chambers of the Kremlin.
End the trip with a visit estates of the Kekins, which took more than a hundred years to build, from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries. The main house of the estate keeps the memory of the glorious merchant family and the era of the second half of the 19th century. Today, the Museum of Rostov Merchants has been opened here, where the interior decoration of the house of that time has been recreated.
According to current data, more than 1000 old estates have survived in Russia today, where famous people used to live - musicians, writers, artists, politicians, merchants and patrons of the arts. Each estate has kept many secrets and mysteries, the special energy of the former owners. Experience history by visiting several of the estates on this themed cruise.
For booking a cruise, please contact the Cruise Center "Infoflot" - 8 (800) 100-75-10.