True Russia: Ancient Kolomna and Bronnitcy

Cultural & Theme Tours in Moscow

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Do you want to see the true Russia? We would love you to take to this wonderful journey amplified by history and architecture. We would love to take you closer to the ancient Russia in new and surprising way.Your first stop is Bronnitcy town (60 km from Moscow). Existence of Bronnitsy is attested since 1453. The village emerged as a stopover station on the highway between Moscow and Ryazan.After enjoying stroll along streets of this gem-town we drive another 50 km to reach Kolomna.Kolomna, standing on three rivers (Oka, Moscow, Kolomenka), was a favorite city of Dmitry Donskoy, Ivan the Terrible's residence, place of confinement of Marina Mnishek. The historical part of Kolomna is like an open air museum. There are numerous of fascinating legends about the Kremlin towers and churches. Most of the merchant tenements in Kolomna preserved intact till XX century.After excursion to the Kremlin and around the town you will have some free time.
Bronnitcy City TourBronnitcy town, its population and economy traditionally tended to horses. The House of Romanov stables, established in Bronnitsy by 1634, evolved into stud farms supplying riding horses to the cavalry. In the 1780s the administrative reform of Catherine the Great turned the village into a proper small town with a grid plan and a growing merchant community. In the second half of the 19th century Bronnitsy was gradually industrialized, becoming a town of small textile mills and jewelers.The main and oldest landmark of Bronnitsy is the Cathedral of the Archangel, standing in the heart of the city. To the north of the Archangel Cathedral there is a church of Mother of God built in the late XIX century. At the entrance to the city on the Ryazan road, you will see the brick Church of the Assumption. Bronnitsy history is inextricably linked to this site. You will have a walk down to the river and its shore to enjoy a truly magical views and to make a pictures.Kolomna City tour and KremlinKolomna is an ancient and beautiful city of Russia, located in 120 km from Moscow. It is placed on two big rivers: the Moskva and the Oka. Kolomna was founded in 1177 and like all ancient Russian cities, Kolomna has a Kremlin, which is built from red bricks and is similar to the famous Moscow Kremlin. The most famous citadel of the Kremlin is Marinkin's citadel, where Marina Mnishek was taken into custody. In the Kremlin you will experience the full atmosphere of ancient Kolomna, coming to Cathedral Square, which is headed by the magnificent Cathedral of the Assumption - the memory of the reign of Dmitry Donskoy.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
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