In Pushkin's Footsteps

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Admiring Pskov
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Pskov - Pushkin Mountains - Izborsk - Pechora - Pskov

Mixed tour for individual tourists

Sightseeing tour to the city of Pskov. Excursion to the State Memorial History and Literature and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve of Alexander Pushkin, "Pushkin Mountains". Visit to the Izborsk stronghold. Excursion to the active Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky monastery, a close look at its relics and attractions. Tea ceremony with a real samovar.




1st Day

8:05, meeting

Transfer to the hotel, luggage is placed in an “operation room”.

Breakfast.

Sightseeing tour to the city of Pskov. "Admiring Pskov. Lord, what a great city! Just like Paris! ... "

More than 1500-year history of the city of Pskov that in the XVI century, along with London and Paris, Moscow, and Novgorod, became one of the five major European cities. It was one of the mightiest strongholds in Europe and in Russia composed of 5 belts of stone walls with 39 battle towers, secrets and traps.

The Kremlin of Pskov is an open-air museum, which contains the city of Dovmont - Pompeii of Pskov, the Veche square - a symbol of freedom, and the precedent of democratic governance in our country, the Trinity Cathedral - one of the first Christian churches in Russia, the Kromsky Cape - the place where the tortuous Pskov river flows into the full water river Velikaya, and the first settlement of Pskov was built. Historical and architectural center of the city, monuments of civil architecture of the 17th century, the history of the buildings and the history of the lives of their owners, city legends and amazing real events, such as "The Battle on the Ice" in 1242. Meeting the brightest representative of the merchantry of XVII-century Pskov. A walk around a rich merchant’s house with the house owner, Sergei Ivanovich Pogankin. Unraveling his family name’s mystery.

A tour to the Pskovian blacksmith yard. Meeting a real hardware blacksmith, mastering your blacksmith skill and crafting a Pskovian coin (it is said, a Pskovian coin put in your purse on holiday will bring prosperity to your house).

Lunch.

Check-in (tentative time 12:00). Spare time.

23:00 New Year’s Eve banquet (upon request, additionally charged)

2nd Day

Breakfast

Trip to pay a visit to the great storyteller of the Russian poetry, a magician of musical art- Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov. On the banks of the mysterious Pesno lake, he painted unique symphonic pictures, creating musical fairy tales, and enjoyed an amazing aura of Vechashi and Lubensk, where 3 months of life were running like 1 day. In this fairy tale location you will not only immerse yourself into the creative atmosphere of the estates lost in the snow, but also participate in the New Year’s Eve holiday show. You will meet the legendary Saloha, Devil and the ruler of the men's hearts Scheherazade. Traditional ice sleds riding, shashlik (kebab), ice carousel, tea, pancakes, and liquors will leave no one indifferent.

Return to Pskov. Spare time.

3d Day

Breakfast.

Excursion to the State Memorial History and Literature and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve of Alexander Pushkin "Pushkin Mountains" (visit to the following estates: Mikhaylovskoye, Trigorskoye of Petrovskoye; the grave of Alexander Pushkin in the Svyatogorsky Monastery).

Lunch.

Return to Pskov.

Spare time.

4th Day

Breakfast.

Hotel check-out.

Tour "The Tale of Bygone Years"

Visit to the Izborsk stronghold, trip to the holy springs "Slovene wells". Excursion to the active Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky monastery, close look at its relics and attractions.

New Year’s Eve gatherings at Belyanin’s place. Traditions are not less interesting than that of England and Japan! Guests are invited to outfit change into merchant families of the late 19th century. A tea party with a real samovar, favorite treats of those times, conversations a la 19 century. Folk games for all guests, "Krakowiak a la Izborsk" and, of course, fortunetelling with Izborsk mittens.

Lunch.

Transfer to the railway station.

19:30 Departure

Children are allowed from 5 years of age or older.

The price includes: hotel accommodation, two meals a day, museum tickets, transportation and guided tours services according to the program.

Note: The Company reserves the right to modify the program without changing the scope of the services provided. In case of late arrival or no-show the Company reserves the right to modify the sequence of the program without changing the scope of the services provided. The duration of the program’s individual elements can be changed on the eve of the departure or during the tour. Elements of the program dependent on climatic conditions or actions of authorities and organizations beyond the control of the organizer (traffic, local administration, etc.), can be excluded from the program, according to the actual situation on the route. In case of late arrival or no-show of the tourists at the place of the meeting of the group at the specified time, the company is not liable for the fulfillment of the entire program and the payment for the tour day in question is not refundable.


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