Overview

Spend one week getting to know the members of FF Korolev as they immerse you in Russian customs, and then enjoy seven more days expanding your exploration to the cities of Golden Ring, Russia!

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Korolev.

Live With a Local

Members will have an opportunity to connect with each other and with members of the Korolev Friendship Force club during the seven-day homestay, while enjoying the cultural and historical highlights of Moscow and cities of the Golden Ring.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Red Square
  • The Tretyakov Gallery
  • The Kremlin
  • Alexandrovskiy Garden and Manezhnaya Square
  • VDNH, The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (Moscow)
  • Cities of the Golden Ring Russia

Moscow and and Eight Ancient Cities of Russia

15 Days / 14 Nights Program and Itinerary:

May 18, 2019 – June 1, 2019
Coordinator: Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI
oyuna@friendshipforce.org

All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.

May 18, 2019

Ambassadors will be met at the airport by host families

Free time with host family or visit the Children’s Linguistic Centre

Russian BBQ

May 19, 2019

Sightseeing tour in Moscow

Lunch at a café

The Tretyakov Gallery

May 20, 2019

Museum of exclusive military and rare vehicles

Lunch

Star city

Visiting Shchelkovo city

Dinner

Dancing masterclass at a modern dance studio “Todes”

May 21, 2019

Tour on Moscow underground

The Kremlin

Lunch in GUM, the main department store in many cities of the former Soviet Union

Red Square

Shopping

Alexandrovskiy Garden

Manezhnaya Square

May 22, 2019

Mission Control

Medieval underground monastery

Sergiev-Posad (a beautiful old Russian city included in the Golden Ring, with many churches – the centre of Russian Orthodox church)

Lunch in a restaurant

If the weather is good, rest at a historical place with beautiful views

May 23, 2019

Visiting Bio Station at National Park “Elk Island” Branch

Painting masterclass (Russian folk Art)

Visiting a school in Korolev or walking tour on Korolev

Guests invite their hosts to the restaurant

May 24, 2019

VDNH – a beautiful park and cultural centre built in Soviet time and connected with the history of Soviet and Russia

Farewell party

May 25, 2019

Departure to Vladimir

Dmitriyevsky Uspensky Cathedrals

Departure to Suzdal

Hotel accommodation

Dinner

May 26, 2019

Breakfast

Excursion program in Suzdal

Visit to the Suzdal Kremlin – architecture, Trade Square, panorama of the Intercession Monastery, Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery with a tour of the Trinity Cathedral and a small bell concert

Lunch in the restaurant of the city with tasting of tinctures

Departure to Kostroma

Hotel accommodation

Dinner

May 27, 2019

Breakfast

Departure to Ples – a small provincial town whose population is only about 2000, but strikingly takes the soul with its views of the city and the Volga

Departure to Kostroma

Hotel accommodation

Dinner

May 28, 2019

Visit the “Kostroma Sloboda” open-air museum

Kostroma is the flax capital of Russia. Visit to the Museum of Flax and birchbark

Lunch in the restaurant of the city

Departure to Yaroslavl

Sightseeing tour around the city: walk along the embankment of the Volga and learn about local legend

Visit the Metropolitan Chambers and the exposition entitled “History of the Beard”

Hotel accommodation

Dinner

May 29, 2019

Breakfast

Departure to Vyatskoye, and visit the Historical and Cultural Complex

Vyatskoe was a Laureate of the state award in the field of literature and art for contribution to the revival and development of traditional cultural and historical values

May 30, 2019

Lunch in the restaurant at the hotel

Continuation of the excursion program in Vyatskoye

Visit to the rural church of the Resurrection of Christ (with the bell tower)

The Museum of Kitchen Machinery

Free time

Return to Yaroslavl

Dinner

May 31, 2019

Departure to Rostov the Great

Sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the Rostov Kremlin. Rostov is one of the oldest cities in Russia, now the state museum-reserve is called “Rostov Kremlin.”

Departure to Pereslavl-Zalessky

Sightseeing tour around the city

Lunch with a unique fish tasting

Departure to Moscow in the evening

Night in hotel near the airport

June 1, 2019

Departure day

Rate:

$2400 USD

Price Includes: FFI and host fees, (including seven days of homestay in Moscow and seven days in tour cities of Golden Ring, Russia), visa application, and hotel in Moscow. Does not include airfare or trip insurance.

Availability:

Wait list only

Moderate

Know before you go

  • Journey Number 15173
  • After the homestay, ambassadors will depart on a special tour of the cities of Golden Ring of Russia. This portion is a bus tour and we will be spending our nights in hotels.
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Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.
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