A great journey through the Smolensk land

A rich, interesting, multifaceted tour of the Smolensk land will leave only wonderful memories!

You will get acquainted with one of the oldest Russian cities – Smolensk, the Assumption Cathedral and the Fortress Wall, which is more than 400 years old, deserve special attention.  You will find the world's only Griboyedov Museum in Khmelit, the city of military glory Vyazma, the village of Novospasskoye, where the greatest Russian composer M.I. Glinka was born, the Smolenskoye Lake National Park, a favorite place for the greatest traveler and researcher N.M. Przhevalsky and the birthplace of the most beloved People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Nikulin.

Location

Smolensk region, Vyazma
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 12 – 16 Jun
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
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Difficulty
Easy
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Group
Up to 44 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Smolensk region, Vyazma
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Tour highlights

Smolensk through the ages
You will uncover the most interesting pages of the history of Smolensk, hear about its military glory and admire the splendor of the Holy Dormition Cathedral
The fabulous Tower
Visit the historical and architectural complex "Teremok", which, with its fantastic paintings, resembles a house that descended from the pages of good old fairy tales
"Baikal in miniature"
This is how the outstanding traveler and geographer, Nikolai Przhevalsky, called Sapsho Lake in the Smolenskoye Lake National Park
Tea party with Vasily Terkin
You will participate in an interactive program at the A.T. Tvardovsky Museum-estate, where Vasily Terkin will meet you with his cheerful accordion, and homemade jam with fragrant tea will be a delicious addition

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in the Smolensk region. Sightseeing tour of Vyazma

    09:36 Arrival at the railway station of Vyazma of the Lastochka train from Moscow.

    10:05 Arrival at the railway station of Vyazma of train No. 087A, following from St. Petersburg.

    10:10 Gathering of the group at the railway station in Vyazma, near the main entrance to the railway station. A guide with a sign "A great journey through the Smolensk land".

    Sightseeing tour of the city of Vyazma.

    Vyazma is an ancient Russian city with preserved medieval architecture.

    A city whose history begins in 1239.

    Numerous architectural monuments, the first stone building of Vyazma, the majestic Spasskaya Tower, memorials dedicated to the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, the monument to Anatoly Papanov.

    You will see and visit the St. John the Baptist Monastery with the unique three-tent church of the Icon of the Mother of God Hodegetria.

    Holy Trinity Cathedral with the greatest shrines:  miraculous icons The Image of the Mother of God Hodegetria, a list of the XII century, and the Image of the Mother of God Iverskaya, painted in 1756.

    12:00 Lunch, and for dessert – tasting of Vyazemsky gingerbread.

    Visit to the Alexander Griboyedov House Museum, Admiral Nakhimov Museum. 

    The Griboyedov House Museum.

    Khmelita – since 1680 it has been the Griboyedov family estate.

    The famous writer and diplomat A.S. Griboyedov often visited here.

    His childhood and youth observations, "hop" impressions from meetings with the metropolitan and manor nobility later became one of the sources for the creation of the comedy "Woe from Wit".

    Today, the Griboyedov family estate is one of the largest cultural centers in Russia.

    Admiral Nakhimov Museum.

    On the ground floor of the museum there are exhibits related to the Nakhimov family: archival documents attesting to the birth and baptism of P.S. Nakhimov, a pedigree compiled by one of the Nakhimov descendants A.P. Nakhimov, reconstruction of the interior of one of the rooms in the Nakhimov estate, memorabilia received from the descendants of the Nakhimov family, etc.

    Ship frames decorate the exposition of the second floor. There are such valuable exhibits as a model of the frigate Pallada, marine instruments, orders, a dummy of P.S. Nakhimov's cap and his notebook.

    Transfer to the Bogoroditskoye Field memorial complex.

    In this place, near Vyazma during the Great Patriotic War, in 1941, bloody battles took place.

    Soviet soldiers held off superior German forces rushing towards Moscow. It is here that the famous Vyazma cauldron is located, where more than half a million people died.

    17:00 Departure to Smolensk (150 km)

    19:00-19:30 Arrival in Smolensk.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Smolensk
  • Day 3 - Novospasskoye, Zagorye and Talashkino
  • Day 4 - The village of Przhevalskoye
  • Day 5 - Completion of the program. Solovyova Ferry and Boldino
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in a Smolensk hotel of your choice.

The cost of the tour for 1 person / rub.:

Name of the hotelCostSurcharge for single occupancy*Placement on the additional location
Respect Hotel 3*26100480022800
Smolenskotel Hotel 3*29800600023200
Standard Hotel 4*270004800
Megapolis Hotel 5* (standard 2-bed rooms)30700520026200
Megapolis Hotel 5* (Junior Suite Rooms - 2-bed/3-bed accommodation)3320026200

*Additional places: Respect Hotel – Euro clamshell; Megapolis Hotel - Euro clamshell.

Respect Hotel 3* or Smolenskotel Hotel 3* or 4 nights
Respect Hotel 3*

Respect Hotel is located in the center of Smolensk, just a 5-minute walk from Lenin Square and the Blonye Garden. It offers free Wi-Fi.

All rooms at the hotel are equipped with a TV with satellite channels, a refrigerator and a desk. The windows overlook the Assumption Cathedral. There is also a dining area and a private bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Respect Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk and ironing services. Free parking is available on site.

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Smolenskotel Hotel 3*

Smolenskotel Hotel is located in the historical center of Smolensk, right on the main Lenin Square. It offers elegant rooms and free Wi-Fi.

All rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a TV and a refrigerator, and most of them have air conditioning. The bathroom comes with slippers and free toiletries.

The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of Russian and European dishes, and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar.

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Standard Hotel 4*

Standard Hotel is located in Smolensk, 4 km from Victory Square and 4.4 km from Blonie Garden and Smolensk Historical Museum. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi. It offers a fitness room and a sauna.

The rooms at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms at the Standard Hotel offer views of the city. The private bathroom is equipped with a shower. The rooms have a wardrobe.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. 

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Megapolis Hotel 5*

The Megapolis Grand Hotel is located in the center of Smolensk, next to the park named after him. Gagarin.

The stylish rooms with private bathroom are equipped with modern furniture, safe, air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi.

There is a mini-bar, a refrigerator, and dishes for meals. The hotel has two original restaurants and a bar. A buffet breakfast can be ordered for an additional fee.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 44 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Smolensk region, Vyazma

Included in price

  • transportation and excursion services according to the program;
  • breakfast and lunch according to the program;
  • hotel accommodation in 2-bed rooms with all amenities;
  • entrance tickets with guided tours in museums. 

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to Vyazma and air or railway tickets back from Smolensk;
  • dinners;
  • personal expenses (souvenirs, alcohol, etc.).

It's important to know

Recommended trains

Arrival:

  • Saint Petersburg – Smolensk, train 087A (departure at 21:09, arrival in Vyazma at 10:05);
  • Moscow – Smolensk, Lastochka train 715M (departure at 07:15, arrival in Vyazma at 09:36).

Departure:

  • Smolensk – Moscow, Lastochka train 716M (departure at 16:04, arrival in Moscow at 20:33);
  • Smolensk – Moscow, Lastochka train 732M (departure at 18:40, arrival in Moscow at 22:45).
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    12 – 16 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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