"Province, that's what you're good at." Bus tour to Tula region from Moscow

This is a calm and leisurely tour, just like life itself in the province. It will help you escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city and plunge into the cozy atmosphere of amazing Russian provincial settlements located south of the capital. 

In addition to an extensive excursion program in Venev, we will taste the Venev bagels, in Nettles we will find out what our ancestors made from nettles and have dinner in Dubna at the restored estate of industrialist Mosolov.

Location

Moscow
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 – 30 Jun
    • 3 – 4 Aug
    • 7 – 8 Sep
    • 9 – 10 Nov
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Moscow
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The Doll Museum
Let's get acquainted with the collection of bears of all times, porcelain toys and ritual dolls
A master class on making nettle thread
We will learn about the history of nettle spinning and make a nettle charm thread, and then we will tie it on our hand, making a wish that will definitely come true
Fragrant pies, jam and some nettles
Let's try pies and jam with nettles

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kashira. The Doll Museum. Venev

    7:45 The group gathers on the platform of the Annino metro station at the last car from the center. The guide greets you with a sign with the name of the tour.

    8:00 Departure to Kashira.

    Evgeny Efremov's author's sightseeing tour of the city awaits us.

    We will walk along the ancient streets and talk about the owner of the estates of the XIX century, inspect the buildings of the city administration, local museums and squares, and in addition, from our guide you will hear poems of your own composition about the history of Kashira!

    On a walk you will see:

    The Nikitsky Monastery and Church are the main Orthodox complex in Kashira. A picturesque panorama of the city and its surroundings opens from the observation deck.

    Bread Square near the Vvedensky Temple, where you will learn about the traditional St. George's Fair and ancient shopping malls, the arcades of which were in harmony with the forms of the temple.

    The monument to Sagittarius, symbolizing the feat of the Kashira archers of 1572, who stopped the Turkish-Crimean army on the way to the capital..

    The Church of St. Nicholas of the Army with the adjacent Summer Garden and St. Sergius of Radonezh Square — why the shrine received a double name, how the Zaraisk monument to the monk turned out to be here.

    In conclusion, we will stop at the Assumption Cathedral.

    Next, we will visit the doll museum.

    The museum presents the history of toys from the second half of the XIX century to the present day.  Visitors to the museum have the opportunity to get acquainted with the collection of bears of all times, porcelain toys and ritual dolls. The pride of the collection is a teddy BEAR made at the Moscow Toy Factory in 1936. 

    Transfer to the city of Venev.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    Next, we will have a sightseeing tour of the city of Venev. Do not think that the Red Square is only in Moscow! Venev is no exception, there is also a Red Square here. According to the canons of classicism, the majestic St. Nicholas Church was built on the square, from which only the bell tower has survived to this day. This is the tallest building in the Tula region - its height is 75 m and it is visible from everywhere in the city, being the hallmark of Venev.

    Let's get acquainted with other architectural monuments: The Epiphany and Kazan churches of the former Epiphany Monastery, abolished in 1764.

    Then our way lies to Station Street, where a Historical and cultural complex is opened right at the Venev railway station. 

    By all means, buy a double steering wheel in the form of the letter "B" in Venev according to the local original recipe. In the 19th century, the city was famous for its Venevka bars and at the same time conducted a fairly large bread trade. In addition, the steering wheel "Venevka" is a wonderful gift that you can bring back from a trip.

    We finish the tour in Venev and leave for Tula (52 km).

    Free time for an independent visit to the Tula Kremlin, which celebrated its 500th anniversary on September 26, 2020. You will be able to walk along the new Embankment and Metallistov Street, turned into a pedestrian museum and exhibition space, and buy Tula souvenirs and hotels with you.

    We are staying at the Bon Voyage 4* hotel (Tulitsa reserve 3*).

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  • Day 2 - Nettles. A master class on making nettle thread. Museum "Industrial Estate of the Mosolov nobles"
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in Tula.

The cost of the tour for 1 adult in rubles:

Bon Voyage 4* (Tula), Buffet breakfast, Standard fare:

Check-in datesDouble room with separate beds

 

Triple (2 main+additional beds)

 

Single room
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Discount for a child under 12 years old in the main or additional seats - 200 rubles.

Bon Voyage 4* 1 night

Bon Voyage Building 1 Hotel is located in Tula. A parking space is provided for guests by car. Wi-Fi is free for guests.

It offers double rooms with the possibility of organizing an extra bed. The rooms are equipped with necessary furniture, a tea station, appliances and a safe for storing valuables. Bed linen and towels are provided. The bathroom has toiletries and hygiene products. Laundry services are available for an additional fee.

A buffet breakfast is served in the morning. Guests can also order food and drinks in the room. There is a restaurant on the ground floor.

There are two conference halls for 35 and 100 seats for business events. The staff will help you organize coffee breaks and business lunches.

There is a public transport stop 200 meters away. The distance to the railway station is 4.3 km, to the bus station — 1.1 km.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Moscow

Included in price

  • accommodation in a double room at the hotel for 1 night; 
  • meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches);
  • excursion service (including museum tickets and guide services);
  • transportation service.

Paid extra

  • travel to Moscow and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Are plane/train tickets included in the tour price?

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

Important information
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Dates and Prices

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    29 – 30 Jun 2 days 1 night
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    3 – 4 Aug 2 days 1 night
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    7 – 8 Sep 2 days 1 night
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    9 – 10 Nov 2 days 1 night
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