Photo by Max Rewinsky
We invite you to visit Zvenigorod, a picturesque old town 30 km outside of Moscow. Zvenigorod will charm you with its lovely views of the Moscow River, steep hills, crystal-clear water springs, remarkable ancient architecture, and peaceful atmosphere. Enchanted by the landscapes, many Russian artists of the past lived and worked in Zvenigorod, giving the town the name of the Russian Barbizon.
9 am Meet your guide in the hotel
10.30 Upon arrival to Zvenigorod, you'll have a stop to see its town center, visit the former ramparts of Zvenigorod Kremlin, and visit the Assumption cathedral
11.30 am Walking tour of the Savvino Storozhevskiy Monastery. You'll visit its churches and museums, climb the walls to enjoy the view, and try delicious pastries in the monastery bakery.
A short walking tour of the area
1.30 pm Lunch break in one of the best restaurants in Zvenigorod
2.30 pm Visiting the museum of the Russian desserts
3.30 – 5 pm Driving back to Moscow
We may include this itinerary in your Moscow 3-day tour.
Zvenigorod might be a good alternative to Sergiev Posad, as this destination is much less touristy.