Tour of Tula and Yasnaya Polyana with a private guide

Cultural & Theme Tours in Tula

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A private tour with a professional guide through the historical center of Tula is a great way to plunge into history of one of the oldest Russian city, which served for centuries as the defense of the Moscow State, and then became the country's largest weapon manufacturer. Also, accompanied by a professional guide, you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the real Russian estate “Yasnaya Polyana”, the birthplace of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy.
Your private guide will meet you in the lobby of the hotel, and you will go on foot / by public transport / taxi to the center of Tula, from where you will begin a fascinating walking tour. The first point of the tour will be the main attraction and one of the most popular places of Tula - the Kremlin. This is a unique, well-preserved from the 16th century complex of monuments of architecture and history. Its territory embraces the Assumption Cathedral, built in the style of Russian Baroque in 1766, the Epiphany Cathedral of the late 19th century, built up in memory of soldiers who fell in the Patriotic War of 1812, as well as the 19th century shopping mall and the first city power station of the 20th century. Then you will pass through the historic center of the city with the old streets adjoining it, where you will admire the beauty of the oldest Orthodox church in Tula - the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Museum of Arms, built in the form of a helmet, monuments of Zarechny Forge Sloboda. During the tour you will learn how this city was built up, about its role in the past and present of Russia, about the mysteries and secrets of the Kremlin, about the famous inhabitants of the city. After the walking part of the excursion, you and the guide will go to the real Russian estate Yasnaya Polyana, where the genius of Russian literature known in the whole world Leo Tolstoy lived and worked. Here the great Russian writer lived most of his life and wrote such works as “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina”. You will touch the history of the ancient family of Tolstoy, the biography of the writer, see firsthand where he lived and feel his spirit in every corner of this place. At the end of your tour of Yasnaya Polyana, you will go back to Tula with your guide, who will take you to the hotel.

What’s included

  • Meeting with a guide at a hotel or other address
  • Tour with a professional guide (choose language)
  • 2-hour walking tour of Tula
  • Transfer
  • 2-hour tour of the territory of Yasnaya Polyana
  • Accompanying guide after the tour to the hotel

What’s not included

  • Food and Drinks