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We can not sing the praises of the Volga Dream loudly enough. Our services have been wonderful and food exceptional. The most outstanding feature is definitely the wonderful warmth of the Russian crew. We felt so welcomed and part of a big family. It was hard to leave and we thank you so much. We wish all good health and happiness.
Dennis & Gabriel Connell
Founded in 1397 by Saint Cyril, throughout its history it was visited by tsars seeking forgiveness for their sins and hoping to store their many treasures in the safety of the monasteries huge walls. Many priceless relics remain in the monastery including some of the earliest pieces of Russian religious writings and 500 year old icons painted by the Russian master Dionysius
the Wise. The village of Goritsy itself is populated by just 600 people, who live in traditional painted wooden izbas, or log cabins and continue to make a living through fishing and farming. Walking around the peaceful back roads of the village reveals dozens of beautiful houses decorated with intricate wooden carvings and the chance to buy local crafts and homemade snacks.