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Uglich, Russia

Uglich is a magnificent historic town located on the banks of Volga River in the Yaroslavl region. The Golden Ring city is almost 1000 years old and was the setting of many important events in history.

During the reign of Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century, Uglich prospered both politically and economically. Yet after the Tsar's death, Dmitry Ivanovich whis youngest son was sent into exile to Uglich in 1584 leading to the most renown event in the city's history.

On May 15, 1591 the 10-year-old prince was found dead with his throat cut in the palace courtyard. Since he was the last descendant of the Rurik Dynasty, his death put a start to Russia's political and dynastic crisis called the Time of Troubles.

Later the Romanov Tsars turned Uglich into a place of pilgrimage and built the Church of St. Dmitry-on-Blood in 1690 on the place where the prince was killed. The church still stands today and is well recognized by its red walls and blue domes.

Among the town's other highlights are the Kremlin of Uglich, the 17th-century Alexeievsky and Resurrection monasteries, and the Uglich Dam.

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See it on following tours

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 03, 2018

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Goritsy | Kizhi Island | Mandrogi | Saint Petersburg

FREE FLIGHTS: Take advantage of our exclusive Suites offer on board the 5-star MS Rostropovich with free flights and suites. From stunning palaces and monasteries to wooden architecture miracle of Kizhi Island, the Kremlin and the Hermitage Museum, you will see it all!

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 13, 2018

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Saint Petersburg | Svirstroy | Kizhi Island | Goritsy | Yaroslavl | Uglich | Moscow

FREE FLIGHTS: Enjoy included free airfares for 2018 cruise departures! Go on the most popular Russian river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow onboard the luxurious ship MS Volga Dream. The river cruise is the perfect combination of relaxation and exciting sightseeing of the famous Russian landmarks.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2018

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Have the time of your life while discovering the best of Russia aboard the boutique MS Volga Dream. This premium river cruise has it all: best tours of Russia's major landmarks, uniques experiences, impeccable service.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2018

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Set off on an amazing journey on Volga River aboard the 5-star MS Volga Dream ship. Discover the authentic Russian culture by visiting quaint villages while traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and enjoying the impeccable service.

See it on following tours

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 03, 2018

12 days

6 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Goritsy | Kizhi Island | Mandrogi | Saint Petersburg

FREE FLIGHTS: Take advantage of our exclusive Suites offer on board the 5-star MS Rostropovich with free flights and suites. From stunning palaces and monasteries to wooden architecture miracle of Kizhi Island, the Kremlin and the Hermitage Museum, you will see it all!

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 13, 2018

11 days

7 cities

1 country

Saint Petersburg | Svirstroy | Kizhi Island | Goritsy | Yaroslavl | Uglich | Moscow

FREE FLIGHTS: Enjoy included free airfares for 2018 cruise departures! Go on the most popular Russian river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow onboard the luxurious ship MS Volga Dream. The river cruise is the perfect combination of relaxation and exciting sightseeing of the famous Russian landmarks.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2018

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Have the time of your life while discovering the best of Russia aboard the boutique MS Volga Dream. This premium river cruise has it all: best tours of Russia's major landmarks, uniques experiences, impeccable service.

5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2018

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Set off on an amazing journey on Volga River aboard the 5-star MS Volga Dream ship. Discover the authentic Russian culture by visiting quaint villages while traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and enjoying the impeccable service.