Go to the origins of Russian spirituality


The tour program begins with the visit to Semyonov, peaceful, surrounded by forest, ancient settlement (centre) of Old believers. Semenov`s factory named Khokhlomskaya rospis (“Khokhloma painting”) is a birthplace of matryoshka dolls and khokhloma wood painting which are known to be the symbols of Russia. The master class “Paint Yourself” gives you a memorable opportunity to become familiar with a famous craft. We will continue our acquaintance with the city of N/N, its history, culture, architecture, trading and merchant traditions. The third day is dedicated to acquaintance with Arzamas, during the transit through the city, you will see the monuments of history and architecture of XVII — XIX centuries.Holy Trinity St. Seraphim-Diveyevo Convent with the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov is located not far from Arzamas, in Diveyevo. It is a holy place for Orthodox Russians. The program is a great opportunity to become familiar with the Russian Orthodox culture.

1st day. Meeting and assistance by our representative with greeting sign in the centre of the railway station hall (under the chandelier) in 7.20 a.m.
  • Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, check-out time is 12/00, providing accommodation after excursion is available. Breakfast
  • Departure to Semenov, the capital(birthplace) of Zolotaya (golden) Khokhloma.
  • Fam trip of the town, visit to “Khokhlomskaya rospis” factory, acquaintance with craft process

  • Master class “Paint Yourself”. Ability to paint wooden item yourself. Visit to the museum of local lore.
  • Lunch in Semenov
  • Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, spare time.
Transfer to the hotel and excursions

2nd day.

Breakfast . Transfer to the railway station (luggage room is available)

Sightseeing excursions of the city, visiting NN Trade Fair, Strogonovskaya Church, merchant houses, places which are connected with the names of famous NN residents, such as I.P.Kulibin, M. Gorky, V.P.Chkalov, N.A. Dobrolubov, T.G. Shevchenko

Visit to M/A/ Gorky Childhood Museum (“Kashirin House”) (the example of urban lifestyle of the late XIX th century)/ or the Museum of History of Art Crafts/ or A.M. Gorky Museum

Lunch in the city-centre

Walking excursion to the historic city-centre, the Kremlin and the major pedestrian street of the city- Bolshaya Pokrovskaya St

Spare (free) time

The end of the tour program approximately at 4 p.m.

Providing transport for sightseeing excursion

3rd day

Breakfast. Check —out . Arrival to Diveevo, transit stop at Arzamas., visit to Voskresensky Cathedral. Visiting the Holy sites of Diveyevo Monastery: the Holy Groove, monastery graveyard, The Holy Source St. Seraphim

Lunch in Diveevo or Arzamas

Arrival to NN, Transfer to the railway station, Spare (free) time

Transport is provided for excursion

Price per person, rubles

The price of the tour includes: accommodation, 2 meals per day, transport and excursion services, master class, transfer

(Pay attention)!

  • Hotel check-out time is 12/00, providing accommodation after excursion is available

  • The Firm (Agency) reserves the right to change the sequence of excursions and substitute them with excursions of equal value

  • Suites and Junior Suites are available if required

*Visiting the factory is advisable on workdays

Agency charge — 10 %