Arkhangelsk - the sea gate of the Arctic
3 days/ 2 nights (Friday-Sunday)
Day 1 :
Arrival to Arkhangelsk. Meeting at the airport "Talagi". Transfer to the city. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Sightseeing tour "Arkhangelsk - gate of the Arctic". The city of Arkhangelsk occupies a worthy place in the family of Russian cities. The city was born by the sea, and its life for four centuries is connected with the sea. The first commercial sea port. The first sea gate to the countries of Western Europe. Homeland of domestic shipbuilding. The role of Arkhangelsk in the development of the Arctic is great. How many expeditions known to the whole world began from its berths. The sea glory of Arkhangelsk will not suffice for one port! The tour introduces the four centuries-old history of the city, the diverse life of modern Arkhangelsk, its sights, Arctic expeditions and brave pioneers will tell the tour. Visit to the Maritime Museum. Excursion around the exposition "The Millennium of the Northern Navigation". Interactive lesson "Sea knots", where you will learn about the history of sea knots from ancient times to the present, about their main elements, about different types and their application in the marine business. Visiting the school of crafts. Master class in folk crafts. Return to the hotel. Dinner.
Breakfast. Excursion to the Gostiny Dvor. Arkhangelsk Gostiny Dvory is a trading and defensive structure built on Cape Pur-Navolok in 1668-1684. An architectural monument of federal significance. For today, the Gostiny Dvor became the oldest building in Arkhangelsk! The peculiarity of the building is the connection in one ensemble of two guest yards, Russian and German, and a formidable impregnable fortress.
1 group (up to 5 people): Transfer to the icebreaker "Captain Chadayev".
2nd group (up to 5 people): Transfer to the icebreaker "Captain Evdokimov".. Landing. Accommodation in the cabin. Instruction on safety precautions. Departure to the flight. During the trip, the icebreaker conducts icebreaking of vessels in the water area of the port of Arkhangelsk on the Northern Dvina. The program includes: a sightseeing tour on the icebreaker (captain's cabin, engine room, icebreaker decks, galley). Presentation of documentaries about the Arctic, support, travel information. Disembarkation from the icebreaker. Transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure to the Museum of Wooden Architecture in the Open Air Malye Korely. Excursion "Wooden Architecture of the North". As the dome of ancient chopped churches and bell-towers ascended to the sky, windmills scattered their wings, the horses' horses arched their necks proudly over the courtyard roofs of residential and household buildings-a living story about the life and crafts of the northerners. During the tour you will get acquainted with the Russian wooden architecture of the XVII-XIX centuries, with exceptional talent and talent of northern masters. Dinner. Walking tour along the embankment of the Northern Dvina and along the reserved street of old Arkhangelsk - Chumbarova - Luchinsky Avenue. You will get acquainted with the wooden architecture of the city of the XIX-XX century, with the life and history of remarkable people of the past and present. Visit to the gift shop "Pomeranian things." Transfer to the airport.