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Discover the Russian Countryside - Zvenigorod
About the tour
Discover this ancient town, learn about monastery life and taste tea next to a traditional Russian stove!
We will start from your hotel and set off for a full day countryside trip.

Old temples and Monasteries.
On our way we will visit a few old churches and finally will reach the XIV century monastery (St. Savva Storozhevsky), where we will research surroundings, visit temples and explore local history, archeological and art exhibitions.

Ancient Town and Countryside.
We will walk around an ancient centre of Zvenigorod - one of the oldest towns in the Moscow Region.
It has beautiful landscapes over the Moscow river.
And we will have a chance to visit a classic Moscow region village.
Try Kvass, Herbs Tea and Monastery Pastries.
We will have a chance to try a famous Russian Summer drink, called kvass (during summertime) and some tea with famous Russian pastries.

Russian Tea Ceremony.
We are going to visit the museum of Russian dessert, will enjoy the stories about Russian desserts. And will have Russian tea ceremony!

Expect to return to your hotel around 4/5pm
Itinerary Meeting location + tour duration
8:00 Start from your Hotel
8:00 - 9:30 Ride to Zvenigorod, visit some churches on our way
9:30 - 10:00 visit an ancient Zvenigorod town center
10:00 - 12:00 Explore St Savva Monastery and inside, outside and it's museums
12:00 - 13:00 Detour to a classy Russian countryside village
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the best cafe in Zvenigorod
14:00 - 14:30 Short town walk
14:30 - 15:30 A tour inside of the Museum of Russian dessert with a tea ceremony
15:30 - 17:00 Return to your hotel (depends on traffic)
Meeting location: Hotel

End location: Hotel

Duration: 9 hours.
Normally our tour takes around nine hours, but it can take a little longer if traffic in Moscow is too bad that day
Transportation What’s included
By business class car, 5 seats.
Totally clean and nice, AC on board.
A bus (if needed).
Pickup and drop-off at your Moscow hotel.
Private car tour with a friendly guide.
Entrance fee to Russian dessert Museum, Russian tea ceremony included.
Entrance fees to Zvenigorod Museum of History, Architecture and Art.
Monastery pastries with local tea tasting.
Kvass tasting (traditional Russian Summer drink).
Picnic with local herbs tea.
Photos of you, taken by your guide.
Estimated local cash needed What’s extra
1000 RUB - have some money for lunch (You will have a break for lunch at the best cafe in town) Lunch is not included
Restrictions Tour price
In some museums it is prohibited to organize private tours. In such cases, you can explore inside the place on your own. 450 USD
Hotel (recommended) Restaurant (recommended)
“METROPOL” hotel
www.metropol-moscow.ru
300 meters from the Kremlin
Chain of restaurants “TEREMOK”
www.teremok.ru
Always you can taste Russian pancakes - BLINI