Two Russian homes: Leo Tolstoy and Galina Ulanova

Tour Number

Activity Level

411015


Categories

Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children 7 y.o. and older should enjoy this tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Visit Leo Tolstoy's town estate and apartment of Galina Ulanova with a private guide


Even if you know nothing about personalities of the greatest Russian writer and the prima ballerina of the Bolshoi, their authentic houses may give you a unique intimate approach to everyday life of Russian intelligent people in different times.

Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy and his big family lived in Khamovniki house from the 1880s, and it was there where he implemented his new philosophy into practice, had his youngest children born and created his latest works.

Galina Sergeevna Ulanova was invited to Moscow in 1944 to dance at the Bolshoi and most of her life she lived in the famous skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment. Visit to her apartment is also a chance to see one of Stalin's "Seven Sisters" towers inside.

Itinerary

10. 00 meeting at hotel or another place of your choice
drive to Khamovniki
visit to Leo Tolstoy house-museum
visit to Galina Ulanova apartment-museum
14. 00 return back to hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel or another place of your choice

End location: We'll be back to your hotel or will bring you to any place of your choice in the downtown.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

I usually hire a comfortable Viano/ Vito type car for my guests.

What’s Included

private guide's service, private car for up to 4 persons, excursion fees at museums (tickets are paid extra)

What’s Extra

Admission to Leo Tolstoy museum is about 500 Rubles per person, admission to Galina Ulanova museum is 300 Rubles per person.

Contact this Guide

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Message Svetlana P.

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