Moscow – Pavlovsky Posad – Likino-Dulyovo – Moscow
Discover two examples of Russia’s rich folk craft traditions as you visit the provincial towns of Pavlovsky Posad and Likino-Dulyovo. Pavloposad headscarves and Dulevo porcelain each have long histories and are still made today using techniques and traditions passed down through generations of craftsmen and craftswomen. The headscarf has always been a significant part of a Russian women’s clothing, with particular importance attached to its quality and brightness. Pavlovsky Posad became Russia’s centre of printed headscarves, using intricate stamps to transfer complex, beautiful patterns onto the fabric. The modern industry of headscarf manufacture began as a small enterprise founded in 1795 by a peasant from the village of Pavlovo. This enterprise became a supplier to members of the imperial court and had the right to depict the state emblem on its signs and labels. Another village, Dulyovo, became the heart of porcelain manufacture and culture in Russia. The Dulevo factory formed the core of the porcelain empire of the Kuznetsov dynasty of industrialists. They were the first to make products for all segments of the population using expensive “aristocratic” materials like porcelain and including folk stories and images in their designs.
08:00 Meet your driver and tour leader at your hotel.
08:10 Drive to Pavlovsky Posad (78 km, 1h50min).
10:00 Take a city tour to see churches, historical buildings, and public spaces. 11:00 Visit the Museum of the History of the Russian Headscarf and Shawl. The museum’s more than 4,000 exhibits showcase the rich history of the headscarf in Russian culture. After viewing the exhibition, take a master class (use your own design to make a scarf that you can take home as a souvenir).
12:30 Free time to choose souvenirs in the Pavlovo Posad brand scarves and shawls shop.
14:00 Transfer to Likino-Dulyovo (28 km, 35 min).
14:35 Visit the Likino-Dulyovsk Porcelain Factory. The museum displays a rich collection of porcelain items produced at the factory. Learn about the origins and development of Dulevo porcelain and see examples of the work of famous masters. On weekdays, you may visit the plant and see the equipment and workers in action.
16:30 Free time to choose souvenirs in the Dulevo brand porcelain shop.
17:00 Transfer to Moscow (100 km, 2h40min)
19:40 Arrive at the hotel. End of the tour.
Продолжительность экскурсии: 11 часов 30 минут
Note: The tour does not operate on Sundays and Mondays when the museums are closed.
- All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan type car, 3-7 pax by minivan, 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14+ more by 40-50 seat bus);
- Tour Leader (guide) to accompany the travellers for the whole tour;
- Sightseeing tour programme with a local guide and translation into English;
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
Price does not include:
- Payment for additional services during the tour;
- Souvenirs (except for the scarf from the master class);
- Tips/gratuities for guides and drivers (although these would be appreciated).