On the island-city, as if descended from the pages of Pushkin's fairy tale, you will get acquainted with the history of the first Orthodox city on the Kazan land. You will learn about old churches and monasteries that refer to the great plans of Ivan the Terrible to create here the spiritual center of the Volga region. And in the Raifa monastery, spread out in the lake-forest kingdom, you will hear about the hermit Philaret and the miraculous icons of the Mother of God. Individual excursion for 1-10 people Duration 7 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 2 reviews RUB 7,600 per excursion Price for 1-10 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Island-city Sviyazhsk You will understand how it was possible to build a fortress in a matter of weeks and how Ivan the Terrible's plan to establish a Christian center of the entire Volga region here was realized. I will tell you about the architectural ensemble of the Assumption Monastery (UNESCO site) and the monument of wooden architecture of the 16th century - the Trinity Church, which literally sailed here from the upper Volga. You will stroll along Rozhdestvenskaya Square, where the Tsarskaya entrance svetlitsa used to be. Visit Lazy Torzhok and the Horse Yard, where you can buy original souvenirs, forge yourself a coin for luck, and shoot a bow and crossbow. And also admire the panorama of water spaces - the confluence of the Sviyaga and Volga rivers
Raifa monastery Next, you will go to another cult shrine of our region: the Raifa Monastery of the Mother of God of the 17th century. You will learn about the founder of the monastery - Hieromonk Philaret - and the main local relic, the miraculous image of the Georgian Icon of the Mother of God. On the territory of the complex, you will see the Trinity Church, where there is a gift from Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II - the Iberian icon of the Mother of God. A pleasant bonus will be the picturesque Raifskoye Lake, on the banks of which the monastery is located
On the way to the Raifa Monastery, we will stop at Temple of all religions, about the amazing idea of which we will talk separately.
- In Sviyazhsk and the Raifa Monastery after the tour you will have free time for rest, photography, lunch and buying souvenirs (45-60 minutes)
- The price does not include transportation costs ~ 500/800/1000 rubles. per hour, depending on the category of the car - and tickets to the Sviyazhsky Museum-Reserve - 80-100 rubles per person
- At your request, you can select only one object of the program
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.