Day trips out of MoscowTake a day trip out of Moscow to escape from a busy metropolis and discover peaceful rural life, beautiful monasteries, little towns, or country estates. One of the most diverse cultural hubs in the world, Moscow, can keep you busy for over a week. However, your impressions will not be complete without a trip to the countryside.
A visit to a Russian dacha might appear the highlight of your vacation as it gives you chances to meet the locals. Wintertime offers fantastic opportunities for such fun trips and activities as troika rides or dog sledding. All admirers of literature and music are welcome to visit summer estates of Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Peter Tchaikovsky, or take a trip to the dacha of Boris Pasternak.
We'd also recommend booking trips to Sergiev Posad and Vladimir and Suzdal, which is a part of our Golden Ring tour. Sergiev Posad is included in our 2-3 days Moscow tours itinerary.
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
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
We invite you to visit Zvenigorod, a picturesque old town 30 km outside of Moscow. The highlights of the trip 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
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
A short ride by local train will take you to a charming writers' village. During the Soviet times it was a colony of Russian poets, writers, and literary critics. It used to be the center of Moscow's cultural life. During this day trip, you’ll visit the house-museum of Boris Pasternak and see his grave in a local cemetery.read more
We invite you to take a day trip to reindeer farm to learn about their habits, environment where they live, food they eat, characters they have or even have a sleigh ride in winter. Petting and feeding these gracious animals is absolutely unique experience both for kids and adults.read more
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
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 trip will give you a chance to experience dog-sledding, visit the kennel, and make friends with cute little puppies.read more
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 day trip 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
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
Tour duration: 5-6 hours
Tour cost: 5600 Rub pp for the group of 8 + pax
Why not get out of town, enjoy the enchanting winter landscape and dash through the snow on a colorful sled pulled by three horses?
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
What do you know about Lenin? How many pseudonyms did he have? How old he was when he died? We invite you to take a day trip to Gorki Leninskie where Lenin spent the last years of his life. Located 30 km outside of Moscow.read more
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
Venture driving at the wheel of 4WD world legend' Russian famous UAZ, explore Russian countryside up to the wildest parts with comfort and joy.read more
Why not go to Sergiev Posad in winter? How about shashlik in the forest? Isn't it fun to play games by the fire and experience horse-sleigh ride? This day trip includes a visit to Sergiev Posadread more
Did you know that just an hour drive from Moscow can bring you to Jordan River, Gethsemane garden and the temple of the grave of the Lord? Come with us to explore Russian Palestine, a remarkable complex established in the 17th century by Patriarch Nikon.read more
Most people go to Sergiev Posad to visit the Holy Trinity St. Sergious Lavra. What if you step a little away from a regular tourist route to get a truly unique experience? This day trip is perfect for families with kids.read more
Tour duration: about 7 hours
Tour cost in a party of 4: 8400 RUB for two riders per snowmobile; 12000 RUB for one rider per snowmobile
Torzhok is an atmospheric old town in the Tver region, which offers visitors the chance to step off the beaten track and experience a whole new world of culinary, historical, cultural, and scenic delights. The town is not much known by foreign visitors, and it does not look as polished and neat as Suzdal, but it will charm you with its authentic rural beauty.read more