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Journey along the "Sovereign's Road"

Journey along the "Sovereign's Road"
Starts from

Moscow

Duration

6 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

1387 km

Hotels

3

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and CultureSights in NatureArts and Creativity
You will travel along the most beautiful places to the North of Moscow. You will follow the "Road of the Sovereign", repeating the path of Empress Catherine II.
You will see ancient churches, monasteries and works of art in the style of the Russian wooden architecture. And also unique monuments of architecture, which were built without a single nail.
In different cities you will be able to taste local culinary masterpieces. Some recipes are a couple of centuries old.
Finally, you will visit one of the biggest and most beautiful national parks of the European part of Russia. There you will be able to admire pristine nature and clean lakes.
In addition, you will be able to feel the atmosphere of small towns. Still, they have their own charm.
Tour features
  • Natural sights;
  • Ecological trails;
  • Ancient churches, monasteries and monuments;
  • Plenty of places for beautiful photos;
  • The itinerary includes a visit to the Valdai National Park. It is necessary to request permission in advance on the website and pay for the visit.

Recommendations.
  • In addition to architectural, you'll visit beautiful natural sights. So take sunscreen and insect repellent with you.
  • It is better to have comfortable clothes and shoes with you.
  • In sunny weather you may need sunglasses and a hat to protect you from the sun.
  • You will visit a couple of very beautiful lakes, so you can bring a swimsuit and a towel.
  • Don't forget to take as many pictures as possible!
Lina Solo
Lina Solo
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  • The largest national park in Western Russia.
  • Unique masterpieces of local craftsmen.
  • Open air wooden architecture museum.

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Serednikovo Estate, house-museum of P.I. Tchaikovsky and a walk around Tver
Day 1213 km80 m

Serednikovo Estate, house-museum of P.I. Tchaikovsky and a walk around Tver

Today you will visit two historical manors and feel the atmosphere of the late 19th century. You will visit the oldest music memorial museum in Russia. Then, you'll stroll along the central streets and the Tver embankment. You'll find out which famous navigator and discoverer was born here. You'll understand why Tver is sometimes called "Little Petersburg", and you'll also see landscapes reminiscent of St. Petersburg and a bit of Budapest. Автор фото: Melodica007
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The most beautiful buildings of Tver and Znamenskoe-Rayok estate
Day 2116 km

The most beautiful buildings of Tver and Znamenskoe-Rayok estate

Today you will continue your acquaintance with Tver. You will visit one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. You will see a monument of post-constructivism and a unique example of wooden architecture of the beginning of the last century. Then you'll know about everyday life and creations of the local craftsmen. In the evening, you'll stroll around the atmospheric and mysterious manor house.
19:30
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The most ancient monastery in Russia, wooden architecture and "Devil's Bridge
Day 3203 km898 m

The most ancient monastery in Russia, wooden architecture and "Devil's Bridge

Today you will stroll through one of the oldest Russian cities. You will admire the exquisite gold embroidery. You'll see one of the first Russian monasteries. You'll visit a unique manor, where wooden architecture of the past centuries is collected. And you'll find out where a curb becomes a kerb.
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Valdai National Park, ancient churches and unusual museums
Day 4242 km

Valdai National Park, ancient churches and unusual museums

Today you will get acquainted with the amazing nature of Valday. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to see some wild animals. Even if not, it's a pleasure to take a walk here. You will see a unique monastery located on the island and learn its history. Chambered and very comfortable museums and ancient churches await you. You will have a chance to get acquainted with the local way of life, folk crafts and handicrafts. You'll also learn a thing or two about the local subway!
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"Tver Kizhi", Lake Seliger and the town of Ostashkov
Day 5311 km

"Tver Kizhi", Lake Seliger and the town of Ostashkov

You'll see where the biggest river in Europe starts. An unexpected surprise awaits you. Then you'll go to a small and cozy village, where you'll see "Tver Kizhi". In the second half you'll go to the town on the shore of a beautiful lake. You will learn something about its culture and history. Photo author: Vyacheslav.photo
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Staritsky Assumption Monastery, "Dvor Proletarka" and the lighthouse on Lake Senezh
Day 6302 km

Staritsky Assumption Monastery, "Dvor Proletarka" and the lighthouse on Lake Senezh

On the last day of the trip you'll walk around the XIII century city and visit a beautiful ancient monastery on the bank of the Volga river. You'll learn something about the history of creating traditional tasty pastries. In the afternoon you'll stroll along the unique historical district of the beginning of the last century. And closer to the evening you'll see a beautiful lighthouse on the lake. Автор фото: Belliy.
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