Private Semyonov Tours invite you to a tiny town which churns out many of Russia’s world-renowned handicrafts.
Established in the 1600s as a religious settlement, Semyonov (also spelled Semenov) has made a name for itself by manufacturing khokhloma, wooden utensils hand painted with Russia’s signature red, green and gold ornamentation. Watch their production firsthand at the famed Khokhloma Factory or go a step further at the Golden Khokhloma Museum, where you can paint one of Russia’s beloved stackable matryoshka dolls for yourself. House museums and the historic city center bring the past to life through vivid color and reenactments and are another highlight of our private Semyonov tours.
Discover the architecture and legends of medieval Russia as you visit the Golden Ring cities of Vladimir, Suzdal, and Sergiev Posad, the vibrant city of Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga River, and several smaller towns on this Nizhny Novgorod and Golden Ring tour from Moscow.
Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Semyonov, Gorodets, Gus-Khrustalny, Murom, Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad
Details11 Days | All year round from US$ 2,180 per person