Lace Tour: The Enchanting Story of Russian Lace – May 7-19, 2014

The Enchanting Story of Russian Lace
Offered by:  Win Lambert
International Travel Solutions, Victoria Steiner, +61 3 9533 0766
travelsolutions@bigpond.com
162 Hawthorn Road, North Caulfield, Melbourne, Austraila
Dates:  Departure from Helsinki, May 7, 2014  through May 19, 2014
Contact:  Win Lambert, win@seattleservices.com.au
Flyer:  Russiatogo

Agenda:
May 7  Arrive in Helsinki, hotel “Sokos Presidentti”
May 8  Trip to Tallinn and the Kadriorg Palace musem (bobbinlace displays)
May 9 Travel by train to St. Petersburg, “Ibis” hotel
May 10  Russian Museum of Ethnography, with tour of their lace collection.
Cathedral of the Spilled Blood
Hermitage Museum Hotel
Overnight train to Vologda
May 11  Arrive in Vologda, Hotel “Spasskaya”
City tour of Vologda
Visit the “Snezhinka” Lace Factory, master class
Tour of the Lace Museum
May 12  Travel from Volgoda to Kirov by train, Hotel “Tsentralnaya”
Tour of Kirof, Lace shop and craft museum
May 13 Travel to Sovtesk (former Kukarka)
Visit to the lace training school and associated lace museum.
Museum of Dymkovskaya Igrushka
Train from Kirov to Nizhny Novgorod
May 14 Arrive Nizhny Novgorod
Museum “Art Crafts”
Travel to Balakhna, visit lace museum, lacemaking workshop
May 15 Travel to Chkalovsk
Visit factory of Arts & Crafts “Guipure”. Lacemaking workshop
Afternoon with local lacemakers.
Travel by train from Nizhniy Novgorod to Moscow
May 16  Arrive in Moscow
City tour, Kremlim Armoury Chamber museum
Tour of Red square and St. Basil’s Cathedral
Train from Moscow to Yelets
May 17  Arrive in Yelets, Hotel “Yelets”
City tour, visit Museum of Crafts. Workshop with local lacemakers.
Walking tour of Yelets and souvenir lace shop “Yelets Laces”
May 18  Visit the private collection of Mr. Krikunov
Meet local lacemakers
Train from Yelets to Moscow
May 19  Arrive in Moscow.

Fees:  3500.00 EUR per person, twin share, single supplement 730.00 EUR.
International air tickets, Russian visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned in the itenerary, and tips are not included.  A non-refundable deposit of $400 will secure the booking, balance due by April 4th.  No refunds for cancellations after April 7th.

Win Lambert is a noted lacemaker and author located in Tasmania.  This tour grew out of her experiences traveling in Russia and seeking out lace in 2012.

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