The Big Kaluga Ring. Winter travel

A classic weekend program that will introduce you to the main historical and spiritual sights of the Kaluga region and Serpukhov. 

Cozy provincial towns, ancient cathedrals and monasteries, as well as unique museums await you.

Location

Russia, Moscow
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US$ 213
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 5 – 7 Oct
    • 3 – 5 Nov
or
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 ancient monastery
We will see Optina of the deserts – one of the oldest monasteries located on the banks of the Zhizdra River
Space Museum
We will visit the world's first museum, created with the direct participation of S.P. Korolev and Yu.A. Gagarin
The Miraculous Icon
We will see the Vysotsky Monastery with the icon "The Inexhaustible Chalice"

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Borovsk, Maloyaroslavets, Museum of Cosmonautics, Kaluga

    07:45 Gathering of the group at the metro station Yugo-Zapadnaya (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), the guide meets with a sign with the name of the tour.

    8:00 Departure, travel tour.

    Borovsk. Sightseeing tour of the city, which is famous for its ancient architecture, modern frescoes on the walls of houses and other beauties. In addition, there are many religious shrines and historical sites in this place. 

    In the 18th century, Borovsk became the scene of the tragedy of the Old Believers. Protopope Avvakum was exiled here, and Boyarina Morozova and her sister Princess Urusova were placed in the Borovsky prison.

    St. Paphnutiev Monastery, located near Borovsk. The majestic monastery is a fortress of the 15th century with narrow loophole windows, an example of the defensive architecture of medieval Russia. Today, this monastery combines a whole complex of church buildings of various styles and times. There is a lot to see here!

    Maloyaroslavets. "The city of military glory". Now it is a quiet county town in the Kaluga province, as it has always been. But all its sights persistently remind of the events of 1812 and 1941, for which he received his honorary title.

    Lunch. 

    Transfer to Kaluga.

    The K.E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics. An excursion to the world's first and largest space-themed museum in Russia. The museum has the most comprehensive collection of museum objects on cosmonautics in the country, most of which are unique. 

    In addition to the unique exposition, new space-themed monuments are on display, and authentic exhibits that have been on a space flight are of particular value. 

    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).

    Accommodation in a hotel in Kaluga (city center). 

    Dinner on your own.

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  • Day 2 - Kozelsk Kazanskaya, Optina of Deserts, Church of the Transfiguration, St. Ambrose Convent
  • Day 3 - Excursion to Tarusa, Serpukhov
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.:

Standard DoubleStandard SingleExtra bed (in a double room)
18 59021 59018 390
The Best Western Hotel or Kaluga Hotel or 2 nights
The Best Western Hotel

There is also a bar for guests. You can try new dishes and relax in the restaurant. The hotel's cafe is a convenient place for a snack. There are different types of meals: full board and half board.

Free Wi-Fi is available on site. Check the information immediately upon arrival. Parking is available for travelers by car. Sports guests will appreciate the fitness center. The hotel staff can arrange a shuttle service upon request.

It is convenient for guests with disabilities: an elevator takes guests to the upper floors. Laundry facilities, private check-in and check-out, ironing services and a concierge are also available. The hotel staff speaks English and Russian.

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Another option
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. 
 

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The Ambassador Hotel 4*

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. 

The reception is open 24 hours a day. Guests have free access to the spa area with a fitness center, sauna, Turkish/steam bath and relaxation area. Billiards, mini golf and table tennis are available for an additional fee. 

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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 specified in the program;
  • single occupancy;
  • 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

  • US$ 213
    5 – 7 Oct 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 213
    3 – 5 Nov 3 days 2 nights
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