A marked line in winter. Tikhonova Deserts – Kaluga – Optina deserts – Kozelsk – Serpukhov

In this tour you will go on a winter trip to the Kaluga region and Serpukhov. 

You will visit the diorama museum "The Great Stand on the Ugra River", the Trinity Cathedral in Kaluga and Kozelsk. 

The journey will reveal the secrets of the distant times when Russia became a strong state.


Russia, Moscow
US$ 206
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3 Days
2 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 3 – 5 Nov
  • Hotel
    2 nights
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For any person
Up to 35 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Moscow
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Tour highlights

Optina deserts
We will see one of the oldest monasteries, which is located on the banks of the Zhizdra River
A source of inspiration
Let's get acquainted with places associated with M.I. Tsvetaeva, K.G. Paustovsky and other famous writers and artists in Tarusa
Diorama "The Great Standing on the Ugra River"
We will visit the first museum complex in Russia dedicated to the military company of 1480


  • Day 1 - The museum-diorama "The Great Stand on the Ugra River". Sightseeing tour of Kaluga

    07:45 Gathering of the group at the metro station Yugo-Zapadnaya (the guide meets with a sign with the name of the tour at the entrance to the restaurant "Tasty and dot" (two–storey building, Pokryshkina str., 2). In the subway: the last car from the center, after the glass exit doors - left and left (exit to Pokryshkina str.), the guide greets you with a sign with the name of the tour.

    In the subway: exit No. 5, the guide greets you with a sign with the name of the tour.

    8:00 Departure, travel tour. 

    The museum-diorama "The Great Stand on the Ugra River"

    The first museum complex in Russia dedicated to the military company of 1480.

    It was created on the initiative and works of the Kaluga Monastery of St. Tikhon's Deserts.

    The diorama Museum is located on the territory that in 1480 was occupied by troops who participated in the Great Stand on the Ugra.

    In addition to the diorama itself, the museum houses an exposition of other works dedicated to the theme of the liberation of Ancient Russia from the Mongol-Tatar yoke.

    Transfer to Kaluga.


    Sightseeing tour of one of the oldest cities in the Russian province, beautiful not only for its location, but also for its historical buildings, architectural monuments, operating temples associated with the stay of many great people of Russia.

    You will take a fascinating journey through the historical part of the city and see: 

    • The living rooms are a symbol of merchant Kaluga; 
    • Korobov Chambers – the first stone building of the city; 
    • the place where Marina Mnishek and False Dmitry II lived during the time of troubles, who dreamed of making Kaluga the capital of Russia;
    • The stone bridge, built during the reign of Catherine the Second; 
    • The Governor's House, where A.O. Smirnova lived, is a Rosset, admired by Russian writers Pushkin, Gogol, Odoevsky, Vyazemsky, Dal; 
    • the building of the Noble Assembly, where Shamil, the imam of Chechnya and Dagestan, who lived in exile in Kaluga, took the oath of allegiance to the Tsar; 
    • The Zolotarev Estate, where the august personages stayed, including Emperor Alexander I, Nicholas I, the Grand Duke, the future Emperor Alexander II.

    Take a walk through the City Garden, where the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and members of the royal family once walked.

    Visit the Trinity Cathedral, where Saint John of Kronstadt celebrated the Liturgy 120 years ago.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Dinner on your own.

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  • Day 2 - Kazan Ambrosievskaya desert. Kozelsk. Optina Deserts
  • Day 3 - Excursion to Tarusa. Serpukhov
For any person


  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in the following hotels: “Best Western”/ historical Kaluga Hotel/ "Ambassador" 4*/ "Hilton Garden Inn".

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

Standard DoubleStandard SingleExtra bed (in a double room)
The Best Western Hotel or Kaluga Hotel or 2 nights
The Best Western Hotel

"BestWestern" in Kaluga is a hotel that has received many guests over the years and has established itself as a cozy place for a comfortable stay. Modern standards of service, European traditions of hospitality and convenience of location are what guests love and choose the BestWestern hotel in Kaluga for!

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Kaluga Hotel

This hotel offers a restaurant serving European and Russian cuisine, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi. It is located in the center of Kaluga.

All rooms are equipped with a TV, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning.

The Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics and the monument in honor of the 600th anniversary of Kaluga are a 10-minute walk away. There is a department store and an entertainment center in the same building as the hotel.

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The Ambassador Kaluga Hotel

Ambassador Kaluga Hotel is located in Grabtsevo Industrial Park, a 15-minute drive from the center of Kaluga and just a 5-minute drive from Kaluga Grabtsevo Airport. It offers free parking and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

The elegant, soundproofed rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a fully equipped kitchenette, a desk and a safety deposit box.

The Ambassador Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast, as well as European and Russian cuisine. Guests can relax in the Compliment and Time Out bars.

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Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. 

A safety deposit box and a desk are also provided. Special prices are available for guests to visit the largest fitness center in the city with a swimming pool and saunas. The reception at Hilton Garden Inn Kaluga is open 24 hours a day.

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Tour conditions

up to 35 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Moscow

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation (2 nights, 4* hotel, standard rooms with all amenities);
  • meals according to the tour program (3 lunches, 2 breakfasts);
  • guided tours according to the program (including museum tickets and guide services);
  • transport service (tour class bus).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Moscow and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • single occupancy; 
  • additional excursions and entrance tickets to museums (not included in the program);
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

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Dates and Prices

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    3 – 5 Nov 3 days 2 nights
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