STAI 129 semi-annual meeting

Cultural Program

We will be pleased to organize a post meeting program for all participants from 17th to 18th of May 2018 in different versions of a one-day or two-day trip:

Thursday, 17th of May 2018 (one-day trip)

Sergiev Posad

Cost – € 150, including English speaking guide, entrance tickets to museums, transportation and lunch in accordance with the following program:

09:00

Departure from the hotel in Moscow

11:30

Guided tour to The Holy Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra.

The Holy Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra — is the pearl of the Orthodox shrines of Russia, its spiritual center and one of the most beautiful monasteries of the entire Orthodox world. It is often called the "Russian Vatican". The architectural complex of the Holy Trinity–St. Sergius Lavra was included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Guided tour of the Museum of Wooden Toys with a Russian matryoshka doll painting master class (you can take it with you).

Acquaintance with the unique folk craft, a father of which was the great Saint Sergius of Radonezh — an interesting process of making matryoshka dolls — from making lime blanks to the hand-painted ready-made beauties.

16:00

Departure to Moscow

(18:00 – estimated time of arrival)



Friday, 18th of May 2018 (one-day trip)

Technic Museum of Vadim Zadorozhny

Cost – € 150, including English speaking guide, entrance tickets to museum, transportation and lunch in accordance with the following program:

10:00

Departure from the hotel in Moscow

11:00

Guided tour of Vadim Zadorozhny Museum of Machinery.

One of the largest in Europe and the largest in Russia private museum of old-time machinery. Here you can find the best antique machines of the last century: retro cars, motorcycles, air transport, military equipment and armory. The museum collection includes more than 1000 exhibits.

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Unguided tour of outdoor exhibition area

16:00

Departure to Moscow

(17:00 – estimated time of arrival)



Thursday – Friday, 17th – 18th of May 2018 (two-day trip)

Sergiev Posad — Suzdal — Vladimir

Cost – € 360 – 500 (can be revised according to the number of participants* and ₽/€ rate), including English speaking guide, entrance tickets to museums, transportation, two lunches and one dinner in accordance with the following program:

*10 persons group minimum!

17th of May 2018 (First day)

08:00

Departure from the hotel in Moscow to Sergiev Posad

10:00

Visit to the Holy Trinity-Sergius Lavra

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Transfer to Pereslavl (visiting Red Square) — Suzdal

16:30

Arrival in Suzdal

Accommodation in the hotel Pushkarskaya Sloboda 4* http://www.pushkarka.ru/

19:00

Dinner (buffet) in the hotel restaurant.

Free time in Suzdal.

18th of May 2018 (Second day)

08:00

Breakfast in the hotel

09:00

Sightseeing tour of Suzdal:

City tour, Museum of Wooden Architecture, Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius, Transfiguration Cathedral, Suzdal Kremlin, Concert of church spiritual singing, Concert of bell-ringing.

Free time for souvenirs.

12:30

Transfer to Vladimir

13:30

Lunch in the restaurant Russian Village

15:00

Sightseeing tourof Vladimir:

City tour, Cathedral Square, Dmitrievsky Cathedral, Assumption Cathedral

17:00

Departure to Moscow