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Great Russian Maslenitsa Tour
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Great Russian Maslenitsa Culinary Tour

There is no better to way to discover a destination than to engage all your senses. With our BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE Great Russian Maslenitsa Tour, you will experience Russia as never before. Many classic holidays, even the sophisticated immersive trips, will always leave behind the most important of the big five: smell and taste. Not this time! Your culinary experience starts with the visit to the Museum of the Tula confectionary and gingerbread-producing factory. You’ll also visit the eco farm just outside of Moscow, where you’ll try the local cheese. In Kolomna, we invite you to the fruit pastille producing factory. From Yaroslavl, we will take you to Russia’s only Salt island. In Pereslavl-Zalessky, you will try an incredibly delicious fish, vendace: a true gastronomic brand of the city. Every day, we will invite you to dinner to experience different cuisine. What will be your favourite food? Russian, Ukrainian or Caucasian? 

Join our 7 day Exclusive Maslenitsa Tour Around Moscow, to discover the best what Russia has on offer.

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The Route

MOSCOW • Tula • Kolomna • Yaroslavl • Pereslavl-Zalessky • MOSCOW

Moscow
Moscow

A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.

Tula
Tula

Older than Moscow, Tula grew as a great iron guns producer - the trade it is well-known for even today. Along with the iron factory it's the birthplace of Russian samovars of the highest quality and traditional cookies, pryaniki.

Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl

One of 8 prime jewels of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl is known for its ancient monuments and picturesque places. The city is situated on the high bank of the Volga river from where you can enjoy the view of tall slender bell towers and elegant domes of the churches.

DAY 1 MOSCOW

Welcome to Moscow! You will be picked up from train station or airport and transferred to the hotel.

DAY 2 MOSCOW REGION

Eco farm smallerBreakfast in the hotel followed by the departure for the eco-farm by bus. Today is an exciting day! You will tour the eco-farm! Enjoy Lunch of original farm produce followed by 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”: Mystical unexplained phenomena, ghosts and stories associated with them - all this can be found on a night tour of Moscow. Night is a mysterious time. A time when darkness reigns. You will take a trip to the special places of Moscow, which are shrouded in centuries-old secrets and legends. Take a walk near the famous temples that keep the secrets of the past. You will see old mansions where strange, inexplicable phenomena occur and ghosts live

DAY 3 MOSCOW - TULA - MOSCOW

Tula SMALLBreakfast at the hotel followed by the transfer to the Kursky railway station. You will depart for Tula by the train “Lastochka” (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided). Start with the tour of the Kremlin of Tula. Then, enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant. Next, visit the Museum of the Tula confectionary and gingerbread-producing factory: you will see the exhibition of the museum, listen to the talk on the appearance and development of the gingerbread manufacture in Russia and abroad; you’ll get to know the technicalities of the confectionary production process; you’ll visit the production shop at work; and taste the delicious produce from the conveyor belt. The highlight of the tour is the 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: Visit the viewing platform in the Moscow City complex: MIBC «Moscow city» has become a symbol of the new Moscow, the new Russia. No one believed that this was possible, but the outstanding Moscow architect B. Thor managed to build the city of the future on the banks of the Moscow river, just 4 km from the Kremlin walls. You will see the brainchild of B. Thor, designed and built by him from the beginning to the end – «Tower 2000» and the shopping and pedestrian bridge «Bagration», you will admire Moscow from the height of the observation deck of the upper. 

DAY 4 MOSCOW - KOLOMNA - MOSCOW

Kolomna SMALLBreakfast in the hotel followed by the depart for Kolomna by bus. Embark on the city tour with a visit to the Kremlin of Kolomna. Have lunch in a local restaurant (menu inspired by dishes favoured by Old Russia’s merchants). Next, visit the fruit pastille producing factory, visit the production shop; see the theatrical performance “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.

smallOPTIONAL: Moscow by night tour with a visit to metro stations: monuments, Moscow by night is a splendid view to see. Our excursion is a door to the world of mysteries and adventures. Explore the Red Square, the heart of Moscow, the lively Tverskaya Street with its numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, Victory Park – a huge park-memorial to the Russian glorious victory in the war against the Nazi Germany, decorated with the endless chain of fountains, which are colored at night in bright red. Enjoy the picturesque view on the whole of the city lying below with its peacefully twinkling lights from an observation platform at Sparrow Hills, an area where one of the seven so-called Stalin sky-scrapers or «wedding cakes» is located housing the best and the most prestigious Moscow State University named after Lomonosov.
Besides you will peek into the Moscow underground life visiting the subway of the capital. The stations of Moscow’s subway system have often been called «the people’s palaces», for their elegant designs and lavish and profuse use of marble, mosaics, sculptures and chandeliers. Built during Stalin’s rule, these metro stations were supposed to display the best of Soviet architecture and design and show how privileged the lifestyle of the Russian people was.

DAY 5 YAROSLAVL

Yaroslavl SMALLBreakfast in the hotel followed by the check out and transfer to the Yaroslavsky railway station. Depart for Yaroslavl by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided). On arrival, transfer to Nekrasovskoye. Lunch will be organized in a café located on the territory of Russia’s only Salt island! Next, visit 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 participate personally in the salt- producing process. Afterwards, visit 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 healthiest 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 for Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.

OPTIONAL: night tour of Yaroslavl by bus: Traveling through the old part of Yaroslavl, you will visit the embankment of the Volga river, which is considered to be almost the most beautiful of all the embankments of Russian cities. Get acquainted with the rich temple architecture, in the rays of night illumination. Volga embankment-Keeper of secrets and legends. You will learn about the prisoners who built this embankment in the XVIII century, and about the Ghost of Biron: this is where he lived during his exile in Yaroslavl. And on the arrow of the two rivers-the kotorosli and the Volga — you will learn about the first princes, burial sites of the Mongol-Tatars and the four Dormition cathedrals.

DAY 6 PERESLAVL-ZALESSKY

PERESLAVL ZALESSKY SMALLBreakfast in the hotel followed by the check-out of the hotel and departure for Pereslavl-Zalessky by bus. There, participate in the 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 favoured by Russian tsars. Then the guide will tell you how this fish was caught, salted and preserved. Lunch (traditional Russian menu). Next, embark on an 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 learned to obtain fermented tea. City tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky followed by departure 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).

DAY 7 MOSCOW

Breakfast at the hotel followed by the meeting with a guide in the lobby. Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Transfer to the train station or airport.

*The program is preliminary. The excursion blocks can be replaced with the similar ones, without changing main waypoints

 

 

Hotel "Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel"

4 crown
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Address

23, Novoslobodskaya Str., Moscow, 127055, Russia

Location

Conveniently located in the business part of the city center, within 5 minutes’ drive from the Kremlin, Red Square and major historical sites, close to Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Obraztsov Puppet Theatre Sheremetyevo International Airport - 30 km

Accommodation

255 rooms
199 Non smoking rooms
4 Accessible rooms
1 Suite
2 free children in parents’ room

In-room

Satellite / Cable TV, pay-per-view channel, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, WI-FI Internet access, RJ 45 outlet, mini bar, hairdryer, security peephole

Leisure

Cote Azur Restaurant: Mediterranean cuisine, Lobby Bar

Business facilities

8 meeting rooms with max capacity 150 pax, Business Centre services

Other services

Fitness Center, massage, Room service, safe deposit boxes at Reception Desk, concierge services, currency exchange, laundry & dry cleaning, ironing, theatre tickets, guarded parking lot, 24-hour security staff, public outdoor parking, pet friendly.

Holiday Inn Tagansky Moscow

4 crown
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Address

Simonovsky Val Street 2, Tagansky, 115088 Moscow, Russia

Location

The hotel is situated in the Tagansky district of Moscow near Novospassky Monastery, Krutitsky Courtyard and Pokrov Monastery. Taganskaya Metro Station is a 15-minute walk away.

Accommodation

The rooms and suites are warmly and luxuriously decorated, and all have free wired internet, a work desk, bottled water, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, ironing facilities and satellite TV.

The hotel's Sanctuary Restaurant offers gourmet meals, while light snacks can be ordered at the lobby bar. There is also a 24-hour room service.

Leisure

A fitness centre, 24-hour room service and a pillow menu to make you feel at home. The restaurant and bar offer hearty cuisine, light snacks and premium spirits, beer and wine. The Summer Terrace offers a seasonal menu and tranquility. Kids stay and eat fr

Business facilities

The hotel has a 24-hour Business Centre and eight meeting rooms to host up to 130 delegates., and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel helps keep you connected. Certified for the China Ready programme, the hotel offers Chinese newspapers, TV channels and breakfast choices.

Park Inn by Radisson Yaroslavl

4 crown
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Address

3B Pavlika Morozova Street, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, 150054

Location

The location just next to Yaroslavl-Glavny Railway Station gives you plenty of options to explore the area's beautiful architecture or to venture into new landscapes.

Accommodation

The hotel offers 167 smoke-free guestrooms.

In-room

Each room at the Park Inn Yaroslavl hotel is sleek and stylish, with free high-speed Wi-Fi. Extra beds or cribs are available on request if you're traveling with friends or young ones.

Leisure

The range of professional and leisure facilities here make it one of the best hotels in Yaroslavl for your business function or vacation. Sample authentic Bavarian cuisine in our Paulaner restaurant, including a wide selection of beers. The lobby bar is the place to unwind with a cocktail after a day of sightseeing or networking.

Other services

Take advantage of the free outdoor parking if you're renting a car, or ask about bicycle rent at reception for a more leisurely way to explore the city.

Azimut Yaroslavl

4 crown
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Address

Moskovskiy Prospekt, 10/15, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, 150001

Location

AZIMUT Hotel Yaroslavl is 1.2 miles from the M8 motorway and offers free parking. Yaroslavl Pass Train Station is a 10-minute walk away.

Accommodation

AZIMUT Hotel Yaroslavl provides a range of accommodation with wooden furniture and high-quality materials. The hotel offers 118 smoke-free guestrooms .

In-room

Blackout curtains; Air conditioning; Desk; Housekeeping; Room service; Flatscreen TV; Bidet; Bath / shower

Leisure

Full-service spa, Indoor pool. Restaurant "Tsvetnoy Boulevard" . The lobby restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel in a spacious atrium. The restaurant is open 24 hours. From Monday to Friday, 12.00-16.00 business lunches are held.

Other services

Conference space; Free WiFi and free parking; 24-hour front desk; Air conditioning; Water dispenser.

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Maslenitsa Tour

7 days/ 6 nights

Departure 

 2021

Based on Hotel 4* , price per person

 

2 passangers travelling together

3 to 7 passangers travelling together
8 - 14 March  from 2145.39 £ from 1471.06 £ Без имени 1

Optional Tours Maslenitsa

group of 2 people

group 7 to 8 people

Bus tour "Moscow by night with a visit to the Moscow undegroun stations" 151.73 £   100.03 £
 Night walking tour of Moscow "Mystery of the Capital" 91.04 £ 60.69 £
 Visit to the viewing platform in the Mocow-City complex 159.59 £ 114.64 £
Night tour of Yarolsavl by bus 124.75 £   82.04 £
Dinner with wine tasting 91.04 £ 91.04 £

Flight details:

  Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour

 Please note:

  We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package

Included in price:

•  Double accommodation in Moscow in 4* hotel (Holiday Inn Tagansky / Novotel Moscow Center or similar)

•  Double accommodation in Yaroslavl 4* (Park Inn by Raidisson or Azimut or similar)

•  Breakfast in hotels

•  Luggage handling in hotels

•  Catering per program (including all mentioned degustations)

•  All transfer and transport services per program

•  Excursion program with entrance tickets

•  Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides or assistants for translation from Russian per program

•  Accomodation, tickets and cataring for huides when necessary

•  Russian Visa support letter

 

Not Included:

•  Pre/Post accommodation and excursion program in Moscow

•  Optional excursions (can be prebooked only)

•  Travel Insurance

•  Internationak flights 

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