Discover Russian Countryside: Day Trip to Zvenigorod

Day Trips & Excursions in Moscow

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Enjoy a full day private tour (for you only) departing from your Moscow hotel to the ancient town of ZvenigorodWe are going to enjoy our day at countryside: will start from your hotel and will visit a few nice churches, museums, classic estates and many more. The highlight of our tour is St. Savva Storozhevsky monastery, a 700 years old, which experienced a lot of ups and lows in its life.We will try russian Kvass with some local pastries and later will stop for lunch. And last but not least - a classiс Russian tea ceremony! Wow
Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel early morning, at 7am and then set off for a full day countryside trip. We will drive approximately 50 km towards the ancient town of Zvenigorod. This is one of the oldest towns in the Moscow Region and has beautiful landscapes on the Moscow river.* On our way we will visit a few old churches, visit the medieval center of Zvenigorod and will finally reach the XIV century monastery (Savvino-Storozhevsky), where we will research surroundings, visit temples and explore local history and art exibitions. Along the way, you will have a chance to try a famous Russian Summer drink, called kvas (if your trip is during the summertime) with famous Russian pastries called pirozhki. Before lunch we will take a short walk around the town and then will take a break for lunch in a cafe where you will have a chance to try dishes from Russian or soviet cuisine.After lunch you we are going to Russian museum of dessert to enjoy the stories behind some classic local desserts whlie sipping tea at the Russian tea ceremony The final stop of the day is a Ershovo estate, a  gorgeous place to walk around and enjoy the nature.You will be dropped off at your hotel around 6pm at the conclusion of your tour.Feel free to ask questions and your guide will share some useful information and suggestions on what to do and to see best in Moscow.

What’s included

  • Private car tour with a friendly guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at your Moscow hotel
  • Russian tea ceremony
  • Monastery pastries with local tea tasting
  • Kvass tasting (traditional Russian Summer drink)
  • Picnic with local herbs tea
  • Drinking water
  • A lot of walking included
  • Photos of you, taken by your guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (very much appreciated!