Discover the Russian Countryside: Zvenigorod

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Tour Number

Activity Level

363307


Categories

Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children from 6 years old will enjoy this tour!

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Russian (fluent)

Discover this ancient town, learn about monastery life and taste tea next to a traditional Russian stove!


We will start from your hotel and set off for a full day countryside trip.

What to expect

Old temples and Monasteries
On our way we will visit a few old churches and finally will reach the XIV century monastery (St. Savva Storozhevsky), where we will research surroundings, visit temples and explore local history, archeological and art exhibitions.

Ancient Town and Countryside
We will walk around an ancient centre of Zvenigorod - one of the oldest towns in the Moscow Region
It has beautiful landscapes over the Moscow river.
And we will have a chance to visit a classic Moscow region village.

Try Kvass, Herbs Tea and Monastery Pastries
We will have a chance to try a famous Russian Summer drink, called kvass (during summertime) and some tea with famous Russian pastries.

Russian Tea Ceremony
We are going to visit the museum of Russian dessert, will enjoy the stories about Russian desserts.
And will have Russian tea ceremony!

Expect to return to your hotel around 4/5pm

Itinerary

8:00 Start from your Hotel
8:00 - 9:30 Ride to Zvenigorod, visit some churches on our way
9:30 - 10:00 visit an ancient Zvenigorod town center
10:00 - 12:00 Explore St Savva Monastery and inside, outside and it's museums
12:00 - 13:00 Detour to a classy Russian countryside village
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the best cafe in Zvenigorod
14:00 - 14:30 Short town walk
14:30 - 15:30 A tour inside of the Museum of Russian dessert with a tea ceremony
15:30 - 17:00 Return to your hotel (depends on traffic)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pickup from your Moscow hotel

End location: Back to your hotel

Duration: 9 hours

Normally our tour takes around nine hours, but it can take a little longer if traffic in Moscow is too bad that day

Transportation

By business class car
5 seats Nissan Fuga, 2006 model year.
Totally clean and nice, AC on board

What’s Included

Pickup and drop-off at your Moscow hotel
Private car tour with a friendly guide

Entrance fee to Russian dessert Museum, Russian tea ceremony included
Entrance fees to Zvenigorod Museum of History, Architecture and Art

Monastery pastries with local tea tasting
Kvass tasting (traditional Russian Summer drink)
Picnic with local herbs tea
A bottle of drinking water

Photos of you, taken by your guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 RUB - have some money for lunch (You will have a break for lunch at the best cafe in town)

What’s Extra

Lunch is not included

Restrictions

I don't offer inside museums tours and I don't possess Kremlin tour license.

A Recent Review of this tour

Impressive variety of locations and historical explanations, and the very interesting guides from opposite north and south ends of Russia. There was an opportunity to share in the observance of the faith and the appreciation of the artwork without large groups of tourists. The visit to the contemporary church provided a particularly interesting contrast. The tea taken in an open field outdoors made for a very private and special experience totally in keeping with the idea of a countryside visit
Linda B.

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