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Crystal Bell Ringing Festival

    

Crystal bell ringing festival has been held for 12 years in Kargopol. During the festival it is possible to see the old northern Russian town and hear the glorious tones ring out over snowy Kargopol.
 
Day 1 / 17.01.2017
Transfer from Nyandoma railway station to Kargopol. Check-in at the hotel. Lunch. A guided tour round the town. The opening of the 8th bell ringing festival named Crystal Bell Ringing.
 
Day 2 / 18.01.2017
Breakfast. Visit to the folk crafts centre where you are offered to take part in a workshop. Then climb the Cathedral belfry to see a ringer at work and to hear a story of bell ringing in Russia. A bus tour to Lyadiny village. Lunch at a local house. Returning to Kargopol. The gala concert of the festival participants.
 
Day 3 / 19.01.2017
Breakfast. Checking out. A bus tour to Alexandr Oshevensky monastery when you will also see St. George Church of the 19th century, the so-called vow or promise crosses, a tent-roof belfry in Saunino village as well as St John Chrysostom Church with a painted ceiling. Returning to Kargopol. Lunch in the hotel café. Free time. Transfer to Nyandoma railway station from which you can go by train to Moscow.
 
Price per person in a group of 2 is € 250.
 
Price includes meals and excursions according to the programme (in the Russian language), the opening and gala concert of the festival, transfer from Nyandoma to Kargopol and back, accommodation in the Kargopol hotel. Railway tickets are paid extra.
 
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