Big weekend in Kaluga

Kupchikha-Kaluga and its surroundings! You will get acquainted with one of the oldest cities in the central part of Russia, which has preserved its unique buildings and unique charm. 

Uncover the secrets of paper production, learn interesting facts from the life of the Goncharov family and explore the history of cosmonautics from the first artificial Earth satellite to modern orbital stations.

Location

Russia, Moscow
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US$ 235
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 8 – 10 May, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 35 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Moscow
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The charming streets of Kaluga
Let's take a walk through one of the oldest cities in the Russian province
The Goncharov Estate Museum
We will visit the estate where Alexander Pushkin's wife lived and take a walk along the poet's favorite alley
Unique expositions of the Cosmonautics Museum
We will visit the world's first space-themed museum, created with the direct participation of S.P. Korolev and Yu.A. Gagarin

Itinerary

  • 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 “Tasty and dot” (two-storey building). In the subway: the last car from the center, after the glass exit doors – to the left and to the left (exit to Pokryshkina Street.)

    08:00 Departure, travel information.

    The Great Stand on the Ugra River Diorama Museum is the first museum complex in Russia dedicated to the military company of 1480. The diorama Museum is located on the territory that in 1480 was occupied by troops who participated in the Great Stand on the Ugra. 

    The diorama accurately conveys the picture of those historical days when the Russian army under the command of Grand Duke John III defeated the troops of the Horde Khan Akhmat, about the end of the Tatar-Mongol yoke that weighed on Russia for 243 years, about the birth of Moscow Rus in the XV century. 

    The author of the painting "Standing on the Ugra River" is Pavel Ryzhenko, for whom this work was the last in his life. 

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

    Archaeological evidence of those events and samples of military weapons and armor are presented in a separate room.

    Transfer to Kaluga.

    Lunch.

    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.

    Today, the city center is a famous monument of urban planning, because it managed to partially preserve the buildings of the 18th century (charming streets with merchant houses and noble mansions).

    You will make an exciting journey through the historical part of the city, you will see:

    • The living rooms are a symbol of merchant Kaluga;
    • The Korobov Chambers are the first stone building in 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 official places where Governor-General Krechetnikov decided the fate of the province;
    • 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;
    • The City Garden, where the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II and members of the royal family once walked;
    • The Trinity Cathedral, where 120 years ago the Holy Righteous John of Kronstadt served the liturgy.

    Accommodation in a hotel in Kaluga.

    Dinner on your own.

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  • Day 2 - The Goncharov Estate Museum "Polotnyany Zavod". Buzeon Paper Museum
  • Day 3 - Excursion to the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, K.E. Tsiolkovsky Memorial House Museum
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Kaluga.

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

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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

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

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation (2 nights);
  • meals according to the tour program (3 lunches, 2 breakfasts);
  • guided tours according to the program (including museum tickets and guide services);
  • transportation service (foreign car along the entire route).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Moscow and back;
  • meals not included in the program (1 breakfast, 3 dinners);
  • 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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  • US$ 235
    8 – 10 May, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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