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Uglich

Federal District: Central
Founded: 937
Population: 32 321 (2016 Census)
Area: 26,6 km2
Federal City Day: in July, each year the date is different

Founded in 1148 as a small princedom bordering on Muscovy, Uglich is one of the most beloved towns in Old Russia. The view of the town as you approach it from the Volga River is breath-taking with the Cathedral of the Resurrection and St. John’s Church rising up on the horizon. The beautiful charm of the town and its history really sets Uglich apart from other Russian towns and cities and makes it a favourite place for Muscovites to come to at the weekends.

The history of the town is fascinating; at the end of the 16th century, Maria Nagaya, seventh wife of Ivan the Terrible, lived in honorary exile at the Kremlin in Uglich. It was here in her garden that the 10 year old Prince Dmitry, heir to the Russian throne was murdered by Boris Godunov who wanted to seize power for himself. On the spot of his death, the Church of St. Demetrius of the Blood was built in 1692 and still stands today. The death of Prince Dmitri lead to the start of the Time of Troubles, a dynastic and political crises and one of the most tumultuous periods in Russian history which ended 15 years later after the election of a new Tsar Mikhail Romanov (the first Tsar of the Romanov Dynasty). Inside the Kremlin the oldest building in Uglich, the Palace of Tsarevich Dmitry also stands which is now open to the public as a museum.

As per all old Russian towns there are several churches and monasteries lying on the banks of the Volga, including the Resurrection Monastery and the Alexeyevsky Monastery which houses the beautiful Assumption Church. Getting to Uglich can be difficult. There are buses daily from Moscow, but the journey takes over 5 hours, and the rail network to Uglich is outdated and slow. By far the best way to arrive is along the Volga, and this is one of several towns which is part of most Volga river cruises.

Tours in Uglich

Moscow - St. Petersburg (8 Days and 7 Nights)

8 days and 7 nights

This is a short river cruise by a luxury ship. Besides the Two Capitals, it also takes you to the ancient towns of Uglich and Goritsy, Kizhi island with its outstanding wooden architecture, and Mandrogui village famous for traditional handicrafts.

  • Route

    Moscow - Uglich - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    5-star cruise ship MS Rostropovich
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1060 From/Per person

Details

St. Petersburg - Moscow (8 Days and 7 Nights)

8 days and 7 nights

This short river cruise by a luxury ship will take you to the most significant places between St. Petersburg and Moscow: Mandrogui village, Kizhi island with its amazing wooden architecture, Uglich and Goritsy with their tranquil atmosphere.

  • Route

    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    5-star cruise ship MS Rostropovich
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1090 From/Per person

Details

Moscow - St. Petersburg (12 Days and 11 Nights)

12 days and 11 nights

This is our most popular cruise that covers all the significant towns on Moscow to St. Petersburg route. Besides the Two Capitals, you will visit the ancient towns of Uglich, Yaroslavl, and Goritsy, the island of Kizhi, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route

    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    3-star cruise ships: MS Zosima Shashkov
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1180 From/Per person

Details

St. Petersburg - Moscow (11 Days and 10 Nights)

11 days and 10 nights

This is our most popular St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise, which covers all the important places: Mandrogui - a colorful village famous for local handicrafts, amazing Kizhi Island, as well as the ancient towns of Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route

    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    3-star cruise ships: MS Zosima Shashkov
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1070 From/Per person

Details

St. Petersburg - Moscow (11 Days and 10 Nights)

11 days and 10 nights

This is a classic St. Petersburg - Moscow cruises that takes you to the Two Capitals as well a number of charming ancient towns on the way: Mandrogui village, Kizhi island, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route

    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    4-star cruise ships: MS Tolstoy, MS Chernyshevsky, MS Fedin
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1460 From/Per person

Details

Moscow - St. Petersburg (12 Days and 11 Nights)

12 days and 11 nights

With this 12-day cruise, you will visit Russia's largest cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg - and several charming small towns and villages, all rich in Russian culture and history: Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, and Mandrogui

  • Route

    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    4-star cruise ships: MS Tolstoy, MS Chernyshevsky, MS Fedin
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1550 From/Per person

Details

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