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Weekend in a Russian Izba

3d/3n - $330
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All year long
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Moscow - Galitch - Moscow

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 understand Russia in a whole new way. 

Programme

Day 1

Departure!

Meeting with your guide 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

 

Lunch

 

Trail in the nature

The trail is a 7-8km loop, the guests will be accompanied by 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 in the forest's lake where you will have an excellent opportunity to swim and sunbath on a waterfront patio. Fishing is possible too!

 

Dinner

 

Russian Banya

Day 3

Trail to Pogorelovo manor

Breakfast

A bus will take you to a point 4 km away from Astashovo. From there starts a beautiful walk through the wood and meadow. The trip takes about 4.5 hours door to door.

 

Picnic

 

Visit of the Pogorelovo manor 

The Pogorelovo manor is also a very nice pre-sovietic isba (19th century), in the same style as yours. You will see the famous house both outside and inside. 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.

Then you will go back to the main izba by bus.

 

Musical dinner, with a local accordionist playing.

Departure in train to Moscow in the evening.

 

Arrival in Moscow in the early morning on Monday.

Standard conditions

​The price includes

  • Russian visa invitation & support 

  • A main guide 

  • Trains tickets both ways from Moscow

  • All the activities mentioned in the programme

  • All the meals

  • Accommodation (1 night in the manor, 2 nights in the night train)

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 & 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.