Countryside toursIf you have at least 3-4 days in Moscow we recommend you to explore its countryside. One of the most famous and well-known places to come is the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius in Sergiev Posad, we included it in our 2-3 days Moscow tours itinerary. But not many people know that there're so many other beautiful monasteries, little towns, country estates nearby.
We offer you numerous literary tours. You can visit the summer estates of Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chechov and visit the dacha of Boris Pasternak.
A day trip to Bogdarnya
We invite you to explore Russian village and Russian farm, more known as John and Nina Kopiski‘s farm. Located about 120 km from Moscow on the way to Vladimir and Nizhniy Novgorod, it is a true escape from boisterous Moscow city where one might enjoy beautiful scenery and countryside life as well as take advantage of numerous activities offered on spot.read more
Winter dacha&banya tour
Come with us to see the picturesque Russian countryside in winter, visit a traditional Russian house, try homemade food and meet friendly locals! Those who love adventures will have a chance to experience Russian banya (sauna).read more
A trip to a dacha
Curious to visit the Russian countryside and meet friendly locals? We invite you to visit a dacha (summer house) of one of our Moscow guides, get to know the locals, see the picturesqueу landscape, try traditional Russia food and enjoy life the way Russian people do. This tour usually takes a full day, but its duration can be adjusted to the time you have.read more
A trip to Zvenigorod
We invite you to visit Zvenigorod, a picturesque old town 30 km outside of Moscow. The highlights of the tour include the only preserved 14-th century church in Moscow region ( the Assumption Cathedral built in 1399) and the Savvino Storozhevskiy Monastery, founded in the late 14th century. The monastery was chosen by Tsar Alexis as his suburban residence and his white-stone royal palace is still on its place.read more
Day trip to Kolomna
Kolomna is one of the oldest and the most picturesque towns of the Moscow area. It is situated 100 km away from Moscow. It is more than 800 years old and it has a lot of history. The Kremlin towers, churches, wooden houses with intricately carved window frames and merchants’ mansions create the atmosphere of a typical Russian provincial town of the past.read more
Boris Pasternak's museum in Peredelkino
A short ride by a local train will take you to a charming writers' village, Peredelkino. During the Soviet times it was a colony of Russian poets, writers and literary critics. It used to be the center of Moscow cultural life. During this tour you’ll visit the house-museum of Boris Pasternak and see his grave in a local cemetery. read more
Yasnaya Polyana, the museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy
The famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polana in 1828. Here he spent about 60 years of his life, wrote many books including "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina" and was buried in 1910. During the tour you’ll visit the house-museum, explore the picturesque area of the estate with ponds and orchards, and visit the very unusual grave of the famous writer.read more
Melihovo, the estate of Chechov
We invite you to visit Melikhovo, the country estate of Anton Chekhov. The famous Russian playwright and writer lived here from 1892 to 1899, here he wrote some of his most famous plays and stories, including Uncle Vanya and The Seagull. Melihovo is about forty miles south of Moscow, it'll take you about 1,5 hours by car to get there.read more
Abramtsevo - artistic cloister of Moscow region.
A unique peaceful area located 60 kilometers to the north-east from Moscow, Abramtsevo became an artistic cloister in the late 19th century. Lots of famous Russian artists used to stay here, including Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov, Mikhail Vrubel, Viktor Vasnetsov and Vasily Polenov. During this tour you can walk around the picturesque estate and see some beautiful works of art.read more
Dog-sledging in the Moscow countryside
Planning Moscow tours with the kids? Winter offers us a unique opportunity to spend a day in the Russian countryside in the company of Siberian husky. This tour will give you a chance to experience dog-sledging, visit the kennel and make friends with cute little puppies. read more
A trip to Nikola Lenivets
We invite you to visit Nikola-Lenivets, one of the most unusual Russian villages. Until recently not many people have heard of a small sleepy village in the Kaluga region. But one artist changed the destiny of the place. Nikolay Polissky turned the village into a land-art park, which has become a magnet for contemporary art lovers from all over the world. read more