We will start a new day with a trip to Gorokhovets. Founded only 20 years later than Moscow, Gorokhovets is called a living museum of architecture: a long history has enriched the city with real masterpieces of architecture! During a sightseeing tour of the city, you will see the five-domed temples, white-stone and wooden civil buildings of the 17th-19th centuries, provincial Art Nouveau houses. Crowning the top of Puzhalovaya Mountain, the Holy Trinity Nicholas Monastery keeps the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, from its walls you can enjoy magnificent views of the city. You will visit the House of Tsar (King) of Peas – the residence of the humorous hero of Russian folk art, where you will get acquainted with national traditions, customs, dances, songs, and jokes.
After lunch, we will travel to a little cozy town nearby Nizhniy Novgorod – Gorodets. The houses in this city were built in the 19th century. It feels like you got into a fairy tale when walking through the streets with these pretty little houses. We will visit the museum of the samovar, a traditional Russian tool to boil water and make tea. Then we will have an excursion to the museum “Gorod Masterov” (the city of masters). There you will learn about some traditional Russian arts, see and buy some unique things and souvenirs. At the end of the day, we will move to Nizhny Novgorod for an overnight.