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6d/6n - $1,050

Immersion in a Russian Izba

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May-September
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Learn the Russian language
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Live in immersion
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Moscow - Galitch - Moscow

Learn the Russian language while experience the Russian lifestyle in an authentic Russian Izba. 

The old-style house located in the nature will deeply immerse you in Russian culture and traditions. Peaceful, beautiful and unique, this trip will help you learn the language in a whole new way.

Program

Day 1

Departure!

Meeting with your guide and Russian teacher at Moscow Yaroslavsky Railway station in the evening, get on the train, settle in your sleeper wagon and enjoy a Russian toast to celebrate the beginning of your journey. 

 

Departure!

Day 2

Discovery of Astashovo's House

Arrival in Galitch city

Breakfast at the museum and city tour.

The museum is located in the former city mayor's 19th century grand house.

The breakfast is served in the original dining room. During breakfast you will learn about the history of Galitch and then have a walk around.

 

Transfer to Astashovo

 

Russian classes

 

Lunch

 

Astashovo-House

Tour around the Astashovo manor and museum

 

Russian classes

 

Dinner

 

Russian Banya

Day 3

Trail in the Nature

Breakfast

 

Russian classes

 

Lunch

 

Astashovo's trail

The trail is a 7-8km loop, the guests will be accompanied by Astashovo rangers who will show them some interesting plants and animals' tracks (i.e. the northern variety of wood orchids beavers' dam, lynx, ...) and also an abandoned church. The trail will take you to the forest's lake where you will have an excellent opportunity to swim and sunbath on a waterfront patio. Fishing is possible too!

 

Dinner

Quads Expedition

Day 4

Breakfast

Russian classes

 

Lunch

 

Quads ride

Depending on the weather and skills, you will do a local trip, or go a bit further across small villages to see abandoned temples of Troitsa or a small community residing in a beautiful village of Gorelets (a tea with nice locals will wait for you).  

 

Dinner

Boat trip

Day 5

Breakfast

 

Russian classes

 

Boat Trip to Pogorelovo

The canoe starts in the village of Goltsovo and takes you along the Viga river (30 mins drive from Astashovo). Canoes will reach Pogorelovo in 1.5 hours. You will visit the Pogorelovo's manor, then enjoy a picnic and float on to the next village, Sluda (another 90 mins) which is located on the high bank of the river and consists of 1850-90 houses.

 

The remaining residents are two very nice ladies, one of them will happily show you her collection of rustic antiquities, while offering you a tea and to taste at her home-made honey.

 

Russian classes

 

Musical dinner, with a local accordionist playing.

Day 6

Chukhloma village

Breakfast

Russian classes

Lunch

Visit of Chukhloma Village

Transfer from Astashevo to Chukhloma (40 mins), where you will discover the rural market and the old city center, situated along a wonderful lake.

 

St Avraamy Abbey

Speedboats trip across the lake from Chukhloma to Avraamy-Gorodetsky (St Avraamy) abbey. Both Chukhloma and the abbey will offer you a unique view from the lake.

Transfer to Galitch to catch the night train back to Moscow. Arrival in Moscow the following morning .

Availability

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Status

$1,050

Standard price per person

Conditions

Standard conditions

​The price includes

  • Russian visa invitation & support

  • 16 hours of Russian classes

  • Trains tickets both ways from Moscow

  • All the activities mentioned in the program

  • All the meals

  • Accommodation (4 nights)

The price does not include

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • International flights 

  • Personal insurance

Premium offer

The premium offer includes at least one of these services.

  • All flights (domestic and international)

  • Full visa support (online questionnaire and deposit at the visa center) 

  • All transfers from/to airports, hotels, railway station, etc.

  • Additional days, activities, hotels, destinations

  • Single room option

  • Personalisation of the tour / Individual tour

  • Additional guide speaking your language during the tour 

  • Insurance 

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Booking

 

You have two options to book a tour​ with us

  1. Book directly below by choosing your date to secure your spot, then fill in your information. It is completely free, no credit card required.

  2. Or send us a message for more information and more dates.

Booking & Cancellation

1. Regular services

A deposit of 30% (thirty percent) will be required to confirm your order of any Service. Another part of the payment (70% (seventy percent)) shall be paid 1 (one) month before the start of provision of any of the Services.

Terms of Cancellation

If cancellation of the ordered Services or any of the ordered Services occurs:

1) more than 30 (thirty) days before the start of provision of the Services, then the cancellation fee is €100 (one hundred euros) per person. If any of the applicable fees and/or charges (including, but not limited to banking, payment systems’, etc.) are higher than €100 (one hundred euros) per person, then the necessary amount is paid by a customer,

2) between 30 (thirty) days and 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services – 30% (thirty percent) of the total price of the Services,

3) in less than 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services, the cancellation fee is 100% (one hundred percent) of the total price for the Services.

2. Premium Services

A deposit of 50% (fifty percent) will be required to confirm your order of any Service. Another part of the payment (50% (fifty percent) shall be paid 1 (one) month before the start of provision of any of the Services.

 

Terms of Cancellation

If cancellation of the ordered Services or any of the ordered Services occurs:

1) more than 30 (thirty) days before the start of provision of the Services, then the cancellation fee is €100 (one hundred euros) per person. If any of the applicable fees and/or charges (including, but not limited to banking, payment systems’, etc.) are higher than €100 (one hundred euros) per person, then the necessary amount is paid by a customer,

2) between 30 (thirty) days and 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services – 50% (fifty percent) of the total price of the Services,

3) in less than 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services, the cancellation fee is 100% (one hundred percent) of the total price for the Services.

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