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Escape the City: a Day in the Countryside

Explore real Russia, enjoy holy pastries and meet the locals deep in the countrydside

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Duration: 9 Hours
Private Transportation
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Local pastries and Herbal tea
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English speaking guide
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Private Tours \ Russian Countryside Day Tours \ Escape the City: a Day in the Countryside

Enjoy a full-day private tour (for your group only) departing from Moscow to the Golden Ring.

Visit sights including the famous Trinity Lavra, Chernigovsky Skete, ethnic farmers life museum, matryoshka painting master class and many more!

It will be a day, full of nice surprises!

What to Expect

Are you ready for the adventure?


Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in the early morning, at 08:00, and then set off for a full-day trip to the countryside trip. We will ride for around 80 kilometres (50 miles) towards the town of Sergiev Posad, one of the Golden Ring towns.

Folk Museum


We continue to the private farmer’s life museum, where hopefully the proud owner and a famous local painter wee gives us a tour.

Local Russian House


We have a chance to visit a traditional Russian house and to learn how local live.

UNESCO protected sites


It’s time to UNESCO protected sites: Russian Orthodox Church Monasteries. We will explore two of them!  First, we will visit a famous Russian Orthodox retreat temple called Chernigov Skit.  After this, we continue to St Sergius Monastery and walk around visiting 16th-century temples, with a chance to look at the famous paintings of Andrey Rublyov and learn a little of the Russian history. The Holy Trinity Monastery possesses an amazing 700 years of history and this is the largest Christian monastery in the world.

Lunch time!


Take a break for lunch in a nice cafe where you will have a chance to try dishes from Russian or soviet cuisine.

Matryoshka painting


After lunch, we have an option to do something creative with our hands. It’s time to show your craft! We will stop at the craft shop and you can paint your own famous Matryoshka Russian nesting doll. Back home everyone will be envy!

Don't forget to have fun

It’s your vacation and your time to have fun!

Bring your family!

Children love this tour, it’s a lot of activities which fit them perfectly!

Meet the locals

It’s never late to make new friends!

Enjoy the nature

Don't forget your camera

It is so beautiful in the Russian countryside!


In summers we try traditional Russian drink, called Kvass!


Hotel pickup and drop-off (Central Moscow area)
Personal guide (English-speaking)
Fresh pastries with herbal tea tasting
Private car (4 doors sedan) for groups up to 4 people, Minivan for groups 5-8 people.

Not included:

Workshop: Matryoshka
nesting dolls painting


June 2019
Shanghai, China

Perfect day in the Countryside

When my mom and I arrived in the countryside without people flooding in and out, we knew we were on the right track. The quietness, the trees, the grassland, the waters, flowers, the colourful houses, all ere very delightful. And Anton took us to some secret places which nobody else knows: the Memorial Children’s Garden makes us heartbreaking, while at the same time rejoicing with the new life it brings to people; the house of the famous writer who admired nature and lives in the nature peacefully; the carpenter’s collection of the old traditional Russian wooden houses. We learnt a lot with our own eyes. The most impressive experience is the traditional Russian Tea Party. I owe my deepest gratefulness to Anton. We were supposed to have another experience which we have booked separately, Anton came back with a marvellous alternative, which it’s his first share of Russian Tea Party with foreigners! It’s a terrific experience, the hostess Lyudmila gave us not only the history of tea in Russia, the process of the Tea party and the interesting things, but also lots of passion and love. That’s something we would remember Russia for a lifetime! I would very much recommend you to take the trip!

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Escape the City: a Day in the Countryside

1-2 people

380 USD   per group

3-4 people

440 USD   per group

5-8 people

675 USD   per group

9-18 people

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Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. Your booking must be completed 12 hours before the start of the tour

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