Day Trip to Zvenigorod: Discover Russian Countryside

Welcome to Moscow!
My name is Anton and I hope to be your local Moscow tour guide.

I am a licensed English speaking guide in Moscow with the accreditation by the Moscow City Government. I am a member of the Europian Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (FEG) and the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA). And I am the only certified Culinary Guide in Russia (certification by the World Food Travel Association).

As a certified guide I can be your official guide in the Moscow Kremlin, majority of Moscow museums and art galleries, such as the Armoury Chamber, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Tretyakov Gallery and many others.

I was born in Moscow (back in USSR times) and spent here my very best years. I am a real local, I love to walk around and discover my city since I was a teenager. I lived in different Moscow neighbourhoods and it enriched my knowledge and personal connection with this beautiful city.

I work with travellers since 2015 and have shown my city to hundreds of people from all continents. I'm an avid traveller myself and travelled to more than 50 countries.

My suggestion on having a good time in Moscow:
- Spend your first day on a walking tour to see Moscow Must-Sees: the Kremlin, Red Square and its surroundings and join my Private Food Tour (or we can visit a Russian art museum)
- Having a full day countryside trip to Golden Ring is mandatory!
- Want something different? Let's dive back to USSR: you can explore the Moscow metro, continue with Soviet Expo, called VDNKH, visit a Space Explorers museum and finish a day with a visit to the Cold War underground Bunker.

I offer a wide variety of tours in and around Moscow. I do walking, driving and combination walking/driving tours. My vehicle is a business class Nissan Fuga, 2006 model year. I'm passionate about the history, the traditions, the food, nature observation, Russian politics and the social dynamics. Russia is a complex country, that's true.

All my tours can be customised upon to your request - I have flexible itineraries.

Anton
4.6
Private tours, Food tours in Moscow
24000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
Private
9 h.
Group size up to 18 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
English
Enjoy a full day private tour (for you only) departing from your Moscow hotel to the ancient town of Zvenigorod We 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 miles (80 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 (St. Savva 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 you will have a break for lunch at a nice cafe. After lunch you we are going to Russian museum of dessert to enjoy the stories about 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.

24000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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Reviews by travellers
Cblignau
Anton and Julia was the perfect hosts and made the day most enjoyable. They were entertaining and knowledgeable about the places we visited and took us to a little village to meet locals and view the summer houses. Julia is a beautiful lady that makes you feel at home and takes beautiful photos of the day and the experience. We highly recommend going on a trip with them!!
Lee
over 3 years ago
Anton and Julia were very warm and accommodating guides. They gathered information and thoughtfully crafted our tour to our interests. My only suggestion is that the restaurant choice for lunch did not have much ambience or food that would please most western tourists. I'd recommend going up a level or two in restaurant quality. However, it was for locals which we appreciated.we did love the monastery, though! We wish all the best to Julia and Anton! Marilyn and Asia Hunt
Price
Discover Russian Countryside: Day Trip to Zvenigorod
Offer for group of 1-4 persons
24000 ₽
per group
Offer for group of 5-8 persons
39000 ₽
per group
Offer for group of 9-18 persons
64000 ₽
per group
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• Private car tour with a friendly guide
• Pickup and drop-off at your Moscow hotel
• Entrance fees to Russian dessert Museum and Zvenigorod Museum
• Russian tea ceremony
• Monastery pastries with local tea tasting
• Kvass tasting (traditional Russian Summer drink)
• Picnic with local herbs tea
• Drinking water
• St. Savva Storozhevsky Monastery Postcard
• A lot of walking included
• Photos of you, taken by your guide

What is not included

• Lunch
• Gratuities (very much appreciated!)

Activity schedule

DAILY 7:00-16:00

What places will you see

• St. Savva Storozhevsky Monastery
• Russian dessert Museum
• Zvenigorod Museum
• Classic XVIII Countryside estate
• Histroric city center walk
• Lunch place
• Several Orthodox Churches

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 11 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Pickup from your hotel (inside MKAD)

How long your tour will be
9 h.
Photos
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Reviews by travellers
Cblignau
about 3 years ago
Anton and Julia was the perfect hosts and made the day most enjoyable. They were entertaining and knowledgeable about the places we visited and took us to a little village to meet locals and view the summer houses. Julia is a beautiful lady that makes you feel at home and takes beautiful photos of the day and the experience. We highly recommend going on a trip with them!!
Lee
over 3 years ago
Anton and Julia were very warm and accommodating guides. They gathered information and thoughtfully crafted our tour to our interests. My only suggestion is that the restaurant choice for lunch did not have much ambience or food that would please most western tourists. I'd recommend going up a level or two in restaurant quality. However, it was for locals which we appreciated.we did love the monastery, though! We wish all the best to Julia and Anton! Marilyn and Asia Hunt
24000 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 72 hours
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