August 2019 «Dormition in Diveyevo» Pilgrimage Tour
Check our website in the beginning of 2019 for the detailed itinerary or contact us now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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While on tour, we will visit:
Sergiev Posad (Trinity Sergius Lavra), Pereslavl Zalessky,
Bogdarnya (agro-tourism complex in Petushki), Suzdal,
PILGRIMAGE WILL INCLUDE:
• Private deluxe air-conditioned bus throughout plus a trip by a speed train from Nizhny Novgorod to Moscow
• Professional English speaking Orthodox guide
• 13 Nights of hotel accommodation
• 11 Days of sightseeing tours (excludes Bogdarnaya stay)
• All transfers
• All entrance fees
• Hotel taxes and service charges
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary
• Flights to/from Moscow and travel insurance not included
The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group.
Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary
August 18 – 31, 2019:
Day 1 Moscow: arrivals, transfer to the monastery pilgrim house, option of a supper on river boat cruise or at the place of stay, choice of free time or church service.
Day 2 Moscow: Feast of Transfiguration of Christ at Christ the Savior Cathedral –
Liturgy, lunch, Kremlin, Red Square, Cathedral Square and Diamond Fund.
Day 3 Moscow: Tretyakov Gallery with a visit to the miracle-working icon of Theotokos “Vladimirskaya,” lunch, Moscow Churches and Monasteries bus tour, theatre.
Day 4 Breakfast at the monastery, travel to Sergiev Posad, place of Trinity-Saint Sergius Lavra, Gethsemane skete and an anointing service there, lunch. Travel to Pereslavl Zalessky, overnight stay.
Day 5 Visits to the local monasteries and holy sites, lakeside picnic (weather permitting), side trip to Vepreva Hermitage, Godenovo, travel to Yuriev-Polsky, dinner, tea with local clergy, monastics and lay people. Overnight stay.
Day 6 Breakfast at Yuriev-Polsky, travel to Bogdarnya farm complex, dinner and overnight stay. Vespers at Bogdarnya church.
Days 7 and 8 Liturgy at Bogdarnya church, choices of cheese sampling tour, tour of Bogdarnya complex, Russian bath house, fishing, horse-riding, meeting with the Bogdarnya’s English-speaking owners.
Day 9 Vladimir and Suzdal, Protection of Theotokos on Nerl Church. Overnight at Vladimir.
Day 10 Breakfast at Vladimir, travel to Murom, lunch, visit main cathedrals and monasteries, art museum. Transfer to Diveyevo, supper and cross procession at the Kanavka. Overnight stay.
Day 11 Diveyevo, Liturgy at 5 am, time for prayer at Kanavka, lunch, visit to the holy springs and local shrines. Feast of Dormition of the Theotokos.
Day 12 Diveyevo. Festal activities at the monastery. Meeting with the nuns and clergy. Supper.
Day 13 Breakfast and transfer to Nizhny Novgorod, bus tour of the city and its Kremlin. Express train trip to Moscow. Overnight stay and preparation to departure.
Day 14 Transfers to the airport for your flight back home.