Nizhny Novgorod - the developing city

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Volna Hotel

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Volna Hotel has 198 guest rooms and suites as well as Presidential apartments. All guest rooms are well-furnished and equipped including satellite TV with CNN, European and PAY TV channels, international direct-dial phone, mini-bars and safety deposit boxes. There are two elegant and cozy restaurants "Chaika" and "Burlack", which provide a rich variety of Russian and European dishes. Calm and relaxing atmosphere, wide selection of drinks and cocktails await the guests in Lobby bar and Piano bar “Zagreb” with live music every night. Fully equipped Business Centre, Conference hall, “Ataman” and “Katyusha” lounges with audio-visual devices can easily be tailored to suit any occasion. Designed to meet the needs of all travelers the hotel has Fitness Centre with gymnasium, sauna and massage, Beauty parlor and Hairdresser's. The hotel is conveniently located close to the International Airport on the main road going to the historical city centre.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 39 0 39 5.00 195.00
GRP Standard Room SGL: Capacity 19 m2 (total quontity 132) incl breakfast & VAT (18%) 39 2 1 107.82 215.64
GRP Standard Room DBL: capacity 31 m2 (quontity 16 rooms), VAT & breakfast included 39 2 19 150.34 5,712.92
DAY 1

****NIZHNY NOVGOROD Description****

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Nizhny Novgorod was founded in 1221 by Grand Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich.
The City has advantageous geographical location for economic and social development. Nizhny Novgorod is situated in the latitude of 560N. and in the longitude of 440E. in the central - European part of Russia at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka rivers.
The City covers an area of 41,1 thousands ha., population - 1370,2 thousands pers., average age of inhabitants - 36 years, Russian population - 95%. The City has 8 administrative districts.
Airport is one of the eldest in the country. Now the airport is certificated according to all kinds of the airport activities, serves international and local flights. The weather conditions allow to accept the aircrafts during 350 days of the year. Located 18 km away from the city center (40 min by coach depending on traffic).
Internatinal flights: OS, LH.
Nizny Novgorod is located 5 hours drive from Moscow by car, 5 hours by train, 40 min by aircraft.
Nizhny Novgorod occupies the 5th position among most populated and industrially developed cities of Russia, is a center of Nizhny Novgorod region and a recognized capital of the Volga economic region. The Nizhny Novgorod city is the most economically progressive and reformist in Russia. Foreign investment was growing and Industrial output was revers-ing the long decline that had marked Russia`s transition to a market economy The future of Russia is being written in Nizhny Novgorod.
Nizhny Novgorod recently regained its original name, having been renamed as Gorky in 1932 in honor of the celebrated author Maxim Gorky, who was born in Nizhny Novgorod.

Transfer from the Airport

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The international and local airport is located in Strigino. Transfer time to the city center from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on traffic. Upon arrival to Nizhny Novgorod (Airline code GOJ) a transfer bus will await the passenger prior to arrival Hall and luggage claim area (1 luggage belt only). The Arrival Hall is located in the same Hall as departure & check-in area for domestic flights and has a shop and kiosks available with snacks, chocolate drinks etc (rubles only). LUGGAGE ASSISTANCE (pre-ordered) can be delivered from the luggage belt according to below portage prices.
PASSPORT & IMMIGRATION FORMS will be checked and valid from first port of entry will be required and collected upon check-in at the hotel even if registering the Immigration forms at a previous destination.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport: Standard with AC (capacity 40 pax) 39 1 250.00 250.00
Guide/Escort at requested language 39 1 100.00 100.00
Luggage assistance 39 39 4.00 156.00

Nizhny Novgorod City Sightseeing (2 hours)

Nizhni Novgorod was founded by Grand Prince Yuri in 1221 as chronicles say. The city was a commercial hub of Russia, located at the strategic confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. From the very beginning the town was surrounded by a moat, and a wooden Kremlin was erected. Many stone churches, cathedrals and monasteries have survived and retain their beauty even today. Presently the total area of the city exceeds 200 square meters. With its 1,5 million population the city is the 3rd biggest city in Russia. The city tour occupies two areas of Nizhny Novgorod - upper and lower part amd includes several photo-stops and visit to Kremlin located on the bank of Oka and Volga rivers, walking along the oldest pedistrian street - Pokrovskaya Street. Duration - 3 hours. The tour can be combined with the boat tour along the oldest Russian Rivers: Oka and Volga (duration 1,5 hour).
Many museums of the city are worth visiting: the State Art Museum founded in 1896 has more than 10,000 works of art: paintings, icons, sculptures (closed: Tuesday), the Historical Museum founded in 1867 owns a rich collection of ethnic costumes, crafts, glassware, many memorial museums dedicated to celebrated people of Russia. There are six theaters in the city: Drama Theater, Opera and Ballet Theater, Comedy Theater, State Philharmonic, Puppet Theater, and the Theater for Young Spectators.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport: Standard with AC 39 1 200.00 200.00
Guide/Escort at requested language 39 1 100.00 100.00

***Dinner at the hotel*

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We recommend you to have your first dinner in Russia at the hotel. Hotel restaurants offer usually 3 course dinner, which includes salad, main course, dessert and tea/coffee, min water.It can be changed according to the client’s demands. Dinner entertainment varies from harp player and magician to jazz band and classical quartet. Please note that depending on the hotel and group size, entertainment should be adjusted by the hotel.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (sample) 39 39 19.36 755.04
DAY 2

10:00 12:00 - 11:30 Kremlin Visit

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Observation tour around the area of Kremlin. No entrance fee is applied.
The Nizhni Novgorod Kremlin is the central part of the ancient town which occupies a relatively small territory on a hill dominating the confluence of the Oka and the Volga rivers.
The first wooden fortress was built here in 1221. At the time of the Nizhni Novgorod Principality erection of the stone walls began. The walls that you now see date as far back as 1500 - 1511. Construction of the Kremlin wall on the steep hillside was initiated by the Italian architect Peter Friazin. During the XVI century the Kremlin endured 4 sieges. Originally the Kremlin wall was about 1,5 miles long, just some 200 yards less than that of the Moscow Kremlin. Eleven of the original thirteen towers have survived.
There are several legends associated with the Koromyslova (Yoke) Tower. According to one of them the Tower was named after a yoke used by a young girl as a weapon to fight the Tartars. She was the first and the last citizen to meet the enemy as she went to the river early in the morning. Invaders decided to retire after the rebuff from the girl choosing not to try their fortune with men defending the Kremlin.
The Ivanovskaya Tower was the center of the lower Kremlin defence. It protected the trading quarter. The cannons of the Ivanovskaya swept with fire the riverside approaches to the town.
Chasovaya (Clock) Tower was used as an observation post. The city tower clock appeared in 16th century.
The Dmitrovskaya Tower was the defence center of the upper Kremlin. It is the highest and the most fortified tower of the Nizhni Novgorod Kremlin. The Dmitrovskaya Tower is used as a bank office now.
There are several picturesque buildings within the Kremlin. The House of Soviets is situated to the right of Dmitrovskaya Tower's entrance. This building is a sample of constructivism in N.Novgorod (built in 1929-31, architect A.Grinberg). It looks like an airplane from a bird's-eye view and is the seat of the City Council.
Not far from it you can see what used to be the Governor's house (from 1840 to 1917), then it became the seat of the Regional and City Communist Party Committee, and from 1990 it houses the Art Museum with a rich collection of icons, paintings and sculptures.
On the left of Dmitrovskaya Tower you can see the exhibition of the Second World War military equipment produced in N.Novgorod. In the main square of the Kremlin there are some interesting places. You can see the oldest church of our city - Archangel Michael's Cathedral (built in 1631 by L.Vozoulin and D.Konstantinov) in the center of the square.
If you go further you'll discover a splendid view of the Volga and the Lower part of the city.Two historical monuments are situated here: a memorial in honor of N.Novgorod citizens who perished during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 (two stelae, eternal flame and T-34 tank) and an obelisk in honor of K.Minin and D.Pozharsky, the leaders of the N.Novgorod people's volunteer corps in 1612, built in 1828 by sculptor I.P.Martos and architect A.I.Melnikov-Pechersky.
There is a fine Concert Hall in the right wing of the Regional Administration building. The A.D.Sakharov International musical festival is held here annually in early fall.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
No Entrance fee 39 39 0.00 0.00

11:30 14:30 - 13:00 Art Museum

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One of the oldest museums of Russia, the only art museum in the region of Nizhny Novgorod. The museum was founded according to the decision of State Duma in 1894 and was open to public 07 July 1896. The Museum contains the richest collection of art items counting more than 12 thousands exhibits, among them there are ones of national and international meanings.
Only 1/6 part of the collection is exhibited in the halls of the Museum, the rest is kept in store rooms. Among them part of the collection of the art of XX century, works of the artists of the Russian vanguard, paintings of 1920-1930 years, art of the modern artists.
Now the Museum occupies two buildings in the center of the city, one of each is the monument of art. Due to reparation works in the main building all exposition is moved to the Former Palace of the governor-general of Nizhniy Novgorod in Kremlin where in 30 rooms there are exhibited 700 works.
Address: Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kremlin, building 3
Museum is open every day, except Tuesday from 10.00 till 17.00.
Maximum group size for one guide is 30 people.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee 39 39 10.00 390.00

13:30 15:30 - 15:00 Restaurant Vitalich Restaurant

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The restaurant “Vitalich” is located in the very city centre in the street that is called “Nizhegorodsky Arbat” by locals. The restaurant offers Russian and European cuisine. There are 5 halls all different in interior style. Grand European Hall and Small European Hall are decorated in a modern European style. Russian Izba (Log House) looks like a typical village log house including veritable elements of peasant life such as Russian stove and sledge. There is also The Lodge Hall, The Armory Hall that boasts a collection of shooting and cold steel weapon here on display and the Hunt Hall, which is a small museum, devoted to hunting. The restaurant is open from 11 am till 11 pm. Address: 35 Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch (sample) 39 39 35.00 1,365.00

15:30 16:30 - 17:30 Pechersky Ascension Monastery

Pechersky Voznesensky Monastery is usually said to have been founded ca. 1328-1330 by St. Dionysius, who came to Nizhny Novgorod from Kiev Pechersk Lavra (i.e., Kiev Monastery of the Caves, pechery meaning 'caves') with several other monks, and dug for himself a cave on the step Volga shore some 3 km southeast of the city. Later on, he founded at that site a monastery with a church of Resurrection of the Lord.
The monastery soon became an important spiritual and religious center of the Principality of Suzdal and Nizhny Novgorod.
The monastery was destroyed by a landslide on June 18, 1597; surprisingly, no one died. The same year the monastery was rebuilt about 1 km upstream (north) of the old site.
Although there are no caves in the modern monastery, the apellation Pechersky, linking it to the old Kiev cloyster, has been preserved. Moreover, the entire section of Nizhny Novgorod surrounding the monastery, occupying uplands above the Volga south of the city center, is known as Pechery.
The monastery was closed by NKVD in 1924, and reopened in 1994.
Principal buildings
In the refectory section of the Ascension CathedralThe principal buildings of the monastery include:
Ascension Cathedral (Вознесенский собор), constructed in 1630—1632.
The Church of Dormition of Our Lady (Успенская церковь), 1648.
The Church of Saint Venerable Euthimios of Suzdal, built over the monastery's inner gate (Надвратная церковь во имя св. преп. Евфимия Суздальского), 1645.
The Church of SS Peter and Paul (Церковь во имя св. апостолов Петра и Павла), 1738.
Bishop's residence (архиерейские палаты), 1632.
Hegumen's building (игуменский корпус), 1765.
Monks' residence (братский корпус), 17th century.
The belfry of the Ascension Cathedral (which also serves as a clock tower) is noticeably out of plumb. It has been leaning almost since the time it was originally constructed.
The monastery is surrounded by a red brick wall with small towers, making it look like a small kremlin.
The diocesal archeological museum and a book and icon shop operate in the monastery. In the latter, one can request a variety of prayers for the living and dead, in accordance with the posted fee list.
Holy relics
In 2006-2007, the monastery housed an important relic known as the Honorable Head (i.e., skull) of the Venerable Macarius. It was solemnly transferred to Makaryev Monastery in 2007.
The tour includes the visit around the area of the Monastery and entrance to the Man Catherdral. Total duration hour.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee for the group (charity to the Monastery) 39 39 15.00 585.00

20:00 22:00 Dinner in Kupetchesky Restaurant

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The restaurant “Kupetchesky” is an elegant and cozy restaurant richly decorated with stucco moldings. It offers an extensive menu based on the old recipes of classical Russian cuisine, where culture and traditions go along with the imagination of the chief. The restaurant boasts a wide selection of French, German and Italian wines. Classical music and close attention to every guest as well as beautiful surroundings create a unique and memorable atmosphere. On Fridays the restaurant offers to feel a Russian merchant and experience the traditions of the Russian hospitality with Gypsy artists dancing and singing and on Saturdays there will be a quite and sophisticated dinner accompanied by violin. Address: 15, Alekseevskaya Street, Nizhny Novgorod. Working hours 13:00 - 23:00.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (sample) 39 39 44.10 1,719.90

09:00 17:00 - 23:00 Transport & Guide

Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers journals. For full day use or assistance of guide / hostess during lunch an additional cost for meals of drivers & guides mightbe charged. Beverages (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order. Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more then three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide/Escort at requested language 39 1 590.00 590.00
Transport: Standard with AC (capacity 40 pax) 39 1 450.00 450.00
DAY 3

MIG flights in Nizhny Novgorod (all rates are indication

Tour's program (3/4 days) of flights by MIG-31 or MIG-29
1st day - Arrival in Nizhniy Novgorod. Accommodation in a hotel Alexandrovsky Garden 4*. After dinner you can have a rest or go for an evening walk.
2nd day - Transfer from the hotel to the aircraft factory and the aerodrome. Preparation for the flight: brief medical inspection and meeting with the test pilot. Pre-flight briefing - training and discussion of the Program security of Flight by MiG 31 or MIG-29. Changing into a high-altitude pressure flight suit and a flying helmet. Then you go to MiG 31 or MIG-29 by our car, put in a cockpit of the aircraft. The supersonic flight. After it you can take photo with the test pilot and the supersonic jet fighter. Presentation of a certificate. After a short rest you will come back to hotel.
After lunch – free time.
3d day – spare day for the flight by MiG 31 or MIG-29 (in case of force majeur). In the morning Nizhniy Novgorod city tour.
Dinner at a Russian restaurant (paid additionally).
4th day:
Departure from Russia. Our guide-interpreter will take you to the International Airport of Nizhniy Novgorod.
Tour Flight MiG 31 includes:
- visa support;
- Tour Insurance and MIG Flight Insurance
- permission for entry and visiting the Aerodrome of the aircraft factory;
- Meeting / departure at International Airport of Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia;
- transfers between the Airport and a hotel;
- three nights with breakfast at a hotel 4* Alexandrovsky Garden;
- transfers between a hotel and the Aerodrome;
- pre-flight medical inspection;
- high-altitude oxygen equipment and a flying helmet;
- flight by MiG 31 or MIG-29;
- a guide-interpreter (English, German, French);
- photo and video shooting at the Aerodrome;
- your photo with the pilot and MiG 31 or MIG-29;
- personal Сertificate
- Nizhniy Novgorod city tour with a guide and transfer
- transfer from a hotel to a restaurant and back to a hotel
Price of a tour depends on a type of a flight:
Flights by jet-fighter MIG-29
No.1 Flight, simple pilotage, flight in a circle, flight above the aerodrome. Fueling 50%, duration 20-25 min.
No.2 Climb 11 km and acceleration М=1,5-2,0; them climb Н=18 km or simple pilotage – overload during the flight Ny = 3-4 g, landing. Fueling 100%, duration 40-45 min.
No.3 Flight, aerobatics at middle altitudes, overload Ny = 6 g, flight in a circle, flight above the aerodrome, landing. Fueling 100%, duration 40-45 min.
No.4 Climb, aerobatics above the aerodrome, overload Ny = 6g, landing. Fueling 1005, duration 25-30 min.
Flights by jet-fighter MIG-31 (more modern analogue of jet-fighter MIG-25)
No.1 Flight, simple pilotage at middle altitudes with overload Ny = 3-4g, flight in a circle, flight above the aerodrome, landing. Fueling 50%, duration 30-35 min.
No.2 Climb Н=21 km, acceleration М=2,35. Fueling 80%, duration 50-55 min.
No.3 Climb Н=16 км, acceleration М=2,35, then clumb Н=22 км. Fueling 100%, duration 55-60 min.
Pasport data should be sumbitted 35 days prior to the flight.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Cost of flight only by MIG 29 No.1 39 39 10,000.00 390,000.00
Cost of flight only by MIG 31 No.3 39 39 19,780.00 771,420.00
Tour with flight MIG 29 No.1 39 39 10,800.00 421,200.00
Cost of flight only by MIG 29 No.2,3,4 39 39 11,730.00 457,470.00
Cost of flight only by MIG 31 No.1 39 39 14,100.00 549,900.00
Cost of flight only by MIG 31 No.2 39 39 18,515.00 722,085.00
Tour with flight MIG 29 No.2,3,4 39 39 12,880.00 502,320.00
Tour with flight MIG 31 No.1 39 39 15,250.00 594,750.00
Tour with flight MIG 31 No.2 39 39 19,700.00 768,300.00
Tour with flight MIG 31 No.3 39 39 20,900.00 815,100.00

Transfer to the Airport

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The international and local airport is located in Strigino. Transfer time to the city center from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on traffic. Upon arrival to Nizhny Novgorod (Airline code GOJ) a transfer bus will await the passenger prior to arrival Hall and luggage claim area (1 luggage belt only). The Arrival Hall is located in the same Hall as departure & check-in area for domestic flights and has a shop and kiosks available with snacks, chocolate drinks etc (rubles only). LUGGAGE ASSISTANCE (pre-ordered) can be delivered from the luggage belt according to below portage prices.
PASSPORT & IMMIGRATION FORMS will be checked and valid from first port of entry will be required and collected upon check-in at the hotel even if registering the Immigration forms at a previous destination.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport: Standard with AC (capacity 40 pax) 39 1 250.00 250.00
Guide/Escort at requested language 39 1 100.00 100.00
Luggage assistance 39 39 4.00 156.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 157.01 6,123.56
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 123.46 4,814.94
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 52.31 2,040.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 332.78 12,978.50
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