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  • 19.10.2015 11:09    Rubrics:  Tourism  
  • Vologdas tourist route is among finalists of All-Russian award

  • The familiarization tour Orthodox Vologda was included into the short list of finalists of the All-Russian Tourist Award Tour of the Year. Results of the contest will be summed up in Saratov from October 30 to November 1.

    The All-Russian Tourist Award Tour of the Year is given with the assistance of the Federal Tourism Agency. In all, they have received 409 applications from 70 regions of the country this year. 160 projects in 17 nominations have been included into the list of finalists.

    The project Orthodox Vologda is nominated for Best tour of the city together with 22 familiarization tours of Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Sevastopol and other cities of Russia. There are similar tours among the nominees, for example, Orthodox Vyatka.

    The tour Orthodox Vologda gives a chance for guests of the city to learn about the most important sacred places of the regional capital, to pray in front of the relics of saints, venerated icons and to perform occasional religious rites. Guests also have a chance to get a lot of historical information about the main development stages of Vologda and formation of statehood and church in the Russian North.

    The tour Orthodox Vologda is destined for pilgrims. Guides with religious education accompany all groups.

    It is worth reminding that development of pilgrimage tourism is one of the directions of implementation of the project Northern Thebaid included into the development strategy and promotion of the tourist potential of Vologda Nason-City. This work is being carried out by the city authorities within the framework of the cooperation agreement with the Vologda Metropole.

Alexander Spirichev

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