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In Search of the Russian Soul Tour

See Russia for all its wide splendor & meet the nation’s most worthy children

How can one feel the mystery of the Russian soul? Not an easy task, indeed. The closest we can get to understanding it is by meeting the people who have grasped it. One such man was Leo Tolstoy, a world renowned Russian author. If we are to get this question ever answered, the places where the great writer worked and lived are a must-visit.

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Private guided tour: English, German, French, Spanish
Meeting point: 
Volgograd Airport
End location: 
Minsk Airport

Tour Highlights

  • Moscow iconic sights
  • Leo Tolstoy House Museum in Khamovniki
  • Anton Chekhov House Museum in Melikhovo (80 km from Moscow)
  • The hidden gem – the Church of the Sign in Dubrovitsy
  • Tolstoy family estate at Yasnaya Polyana (200 km from Moscow)
  • Polenovo – the Museum estate of Vasily Polenov, the famous Russian artist.

And optionally on this program: Optina Pustyn Monastery, Kazan Svyato-Ambrosieva Pustyn Convent, and the town of Kaluga

Tour Details

Pradiz has created this special tour for getting you to feel the fascination of real Russia. If you have not been outside the capital city, you have not been to the country. Following the footsteps of numerous artists, you will gain a deeper understanding for Russia and its people.

This multi-day cultural tour is the Russian soul hunting trip.

The tour is specifically designed for:

1.    Classical literature lovers

2.    Those who seek to feel the country, not just see it.

3.    Those who prefer unusual trips

4.    Those who prefer to see a lot during their short period of stay

It is tours like these that require a professional, knowledgeable, and, above all, enthusiastic guide. Our guides will do their best to help you experience the Russian soul first-hand!

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Day 1 – the Day of Arrival

This is the day of your arrival to Moscow. A hotel transfer will be taken care off. Check-in at your Moscow hotel. Tour at the day of arrival is optional.


Day 2

09:00 am – hotel pick up by our guide. Tour of the historic area of Moscow and the Kremlin. Moscow city tour by Car. Tour of Leo Tolstoy House Museum in Khamovniki. 

Circa 19:00 - our tour ends at your hotel.


Highlights to the South of Moscow & Tula

Day 3

08:00 - check out from your hotel. Tour to Yasnaya Polyana by private transport. Photo-stop at the Church of the Sign in Dubrovitsy, 45 km from Moscow.  Tour of Anton Chekhov House Museum in Melikhovo (80 km from Moscow) and the museum estate of Vasily Polenov, the Russian realist artist. Lunch at a Russian eco-restaurant.

Tour of the Samovar Museum Tula. Dinner at a local restaurant. Check-in at a Tula hotel.


Yasnaya Polyana

Day 4 

This is your first morning in one-storey Russia. 09:00 – hotel pick-up by our guide. Yasnaya Polyana Tour and Kozlova Zaseka train station tour. Lunch at a local restaurant.


At this point you have to decide what’s next:

1.    Opt to finish the sightseeing program and return to Moscow the same day, by high speed 2-hour train accompanied by our tour guide.

2.    Or continue this fascinating journey for 1 day more 

Should you choose the 2nd option – great! There is a lot more left to discover with In Search of the Russian Soul Tour.


Optional Tour Program

The same day afternoon: Tula city tour. Visit Tula Kremlin and Assumption Cathedral. After dinner, we will stay at Tula hotel for one more night.

Russia’s Religious Hidden Gems and the town of Kaluga

Day 5

08:45 – check out from the hotel and embark on a 150-km journey west to Optina Pustin Monastery. Tour of the Optina Pustin Monastery and the Kazan Svyato-Ambrosieva Pustyn Convent at Shamordyno. Kaluga city tour and dinner. 

By 22:00 - return to Moscow by comfortable 2-hour high-speed train. Moscow hotel check-in. Our multi-day journey ends here.  


Day 6

Check-out from your hotel and get on a prearranged transfer to an airport or a railway station.