Volgograd

EN Going up the Don, the ship crosses the Rostov Region boundary and goes on cruising in the neighbour Volgograd region till the city of Volgograd (former Stalingrad). Volgograd today is a big industrial, administrative, cultural and educational centre. Moreover, Volgograd is a monument city. Buildings of tsarist Russia, memorials of historic events, memorial places…

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Romanovskaya. Volgodonsk

EN Romanovskaya’stanitsa is located just in several kilometres from Volgodonsk, an important industrial town emerging at the beginning of the 1950s due to construction of the Tsimlyansky waterworks facility. Here the Don Steppe nature is to admire, and tourists will also take part in an old wedding rite “Smotriny” (Bride-show, when bridegroom’s relatives come to…

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Konstantinovsk

EN Many Rostov Region tourist routes pass through the Konstantinovsky Area. Local attractions are not only historic and cultural monuments, but also picturesque landscapes, Don Cossack hospitality and traditions which the Russians know from the “Gipsy” movie which was shot here in the 1 980s, after the novel of the same title by a well-known…

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Starocherkassk

EN The tour program offered includes a walking tour in stanitsa Starocherkasskaya, one of the oldest Don stanitsas (Cossack villages), which was the Don Cossack capital in the XVII-XIX centuries. Tourists will visit Starocherkassky historic and architectural museum-reserve, the only XVIII-XX Century architecture ensemble in the South of Russia which remained intact; the museum was…

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Taganrog

EN Taganrog is a port-town, fortress-town founded by Peter the Great in 1 898. Today Taganrog is a big industrial, scientific, cultural and tourist centre of the Rostov Region, and an open-air museum as well. A special bus tour has been arranged for the cruise people: the tourists will stroll in the historic and architectural…

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Azov

Azov is one of the oldest towns of the Russian Federation Southern federal district. Founded in 1067, in the medieval times Azak/Azov was already a big port and important commercial centre of the region, a powerful Turkish fortress which was the object of over three centuries’ struggle of the Don Cossacks and the Russian state.…

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River cruises in the lower Don

EN River cruises in the lower Don Rostov-on-Don – Taganrog -Azov – Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 3 days/2 nights Rostov-on-Don – Starocherkasskaya – Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 2 days/1 night Rostov-on-Don – Konstantinovsk -Starocherkasskaya -Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 3 days/2 nights Rostov-on-Don – Starocherkasskaya – Konstantinovsk -Romanovskaya – Rostov-on-Don. Cruise time is 4 days/3 nights…

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Russian food

Of course, what a holiday it will be without a feast! Russian cuisine is plentiful and various. According to the tradition, everywhere you will be met with bread and salt. Bread is a symbol of a plenty table while salt is an ancient symbol of keeping a house away from troubles. Since the 9th century…

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Protected area

The Volga’s vast and calm rivers, wide fields and dense forests, relict oak groves and bottom-land meadows of the Klyazma river… Meshchera, Zalesie, Opolie… The nature of these places is praised in songs by Russian poets and immortalized by famous painters. Travelling along the Golden Ring you may see the true value of the delightful…

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Vladimir

For a long time Vladimir has been the capital of the Old Russia. Nowadays the solemnity and originality of its architecture will bring you to the atmosphere of a big medieval Russian city. The symbol of the city is represented by the Golden Gates, which were the front entrance to the city. This is the…

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Suzdal

Suzdal meets its guests with the golden dome glitter and the tolling of bells. Its history counts almost 1000 years. It is the reserve of Russian antiquity, museum-town under the open air. There are about 300 historic and architectural monuments. Four of them is protected by the UNESCO, such as the Rozhdestvensky Cathedral of the…

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Kostroma

More then 700 years the mirror of the Volga River surface reflects the golden magnificence of the Ipatyevsky Monastery, which is the pearl of Russian architecture on Kostroma land. Kostroma is an ancient city. During its existence it have seen wars and distempers, conflagration and famine, and it is closely connect to the formation of…

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Yaroslavl

One of the most picturesque cities of the Golden Ring, the city of Yaroslavl celebrates its 1000th anniversary. It was founded at the high bank of the Kotorosl River, where it meets with the Volga River. Buildings of different times and styles form the organic architectural ensembles. The antiquity and the present create the unique…

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Uglich

An ancient town on the great Russian Volga River is Uglich. One may call it a town-monument. Different historical periods of Russia are reflected in the architectural view of the town. Here the following masterpieces of Old-Russian architecture are to be seen: the Prince’s Palace, the Uspenskaya Church, the ensemble of Voskresensky Monastery. The St’…

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Rostov Velikiy

Less then an hour will take you to get to Rostov Velikiy from Yaroslavl, and here on the bank of Lake Nero it stands for more than thousand years. The white-stoned walls of Rostov’s Kremlin are reflected in the deep waters of the lake. It is the symbol and the pride of the town. Thousand…

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Sergiev Posad

  Sergiev Posad is called as «Russian Vatican» and considered to be the main center of Holy Russia. The Orthodox Russian history revives here under the tolling of bells. The distant past inseparably linked with the history of Trinity-Sergius monastery, founded by Sergey Radonezhsky in the 14th century. Now it is the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius…

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Event tourism

  There are great number of festivals and other interesting events organized in the region.   New Year and Christmas — January, Nizhny Novgorod, Diveevo Sledding — January, Pavlovo Russian Valenki (Felt Boot) Festival — February, Pavlovo Goosefights and Cockfights — March, Pavlovo Shrovetide — March, Nizhny Novgorod, Balakhna, Arzamas, Gorodets, Semenov, Diveevo Easter — April,…

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Hunting and fishing

In the Nizhny Novgorod region there are southern taiga forests where bears, elks, wolves, foxes, hares, badgers, hazel hens, black grouses, wood grouses and ducks can still be found. The picturesque Volga and Oka, forest and steppe rivers and lakes are full of fish. Krasnye Baki, Sokolskoe, Vqskresenskoye, Varnavino and Vetluga districts are most favourable…

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River cruises

Jorneys down Russian rivers Journeys down Russian rivers are a source of unforgettable impressions and immense pleasure. If you take a river cruise you will see many beautiful places, you will learn many interesting facts and will have a chance to enjoy nature. You will enjoy the unforgettable Volga sunsets and dawns and will remember…

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