Best Private Tours from Moscow to the Real Russia
• Our guides are open-minded locals never boring you with dates and names only...
• Our goal is to show you the real Russia and its local life, not just a beautiful picture for your Instagram!
• We want to provide a more personal alternative to the ‘M-m-m-moscow was found by Yuri-who-is-that-guy-Dolgoruky in...’ approach
• We LOVE the sense of humor and interesting topics!
• Mmm, we also have an authentic Soviet van looking like it is still 1965... we have comfortable cars as well :)
Engage with Locals to Experience the Real Russia!
We do not have any special itinerary around the same must-see attractions... but we certainly have amazing guides!
Do you find the boring guides who wander the million-times-beaten tracks with numerous confusing and insignificant facts? You have come to the right place! We are sick of such old-schooled Russian tours, too.
Our guides are the main highlight of each tour! They are friendly locals with a good sense of humor, who are not afraid to discuss hot topics. Politics, religion, mentality... why not, if this helps you to understand so contradicting country like Russia?
We are a small family business; therefore, we do rare and extraordinary tours with a highly personal touch at the most affordable prices. Check us out… see for yourself! With us you will discover places bus tours can never reach at a pace to suit you. Whatever your age, mobility and interests we will provide a wonderful insight into our Moscow heritage and its local culture. Make your Russian holidays unforgettable and...
Travel Real Russia
Tony and Ira, co-founders. Yes, we do have a sense of humor :)
How does it work?
Place your order
Get Customized tour
Plan extra activities
Enjoy your journey
What people say about the tours
We do not know! I mean, we've seen a lot of the real Russia, but it's extremely variable!
Some people see it as a huge wilderness with deepest lakes and highest peaks, vast forests inhabited by wild animals and rare towns with unknown but hospitable people. For other ones, Russia is full of traditional villages with incredibly beautiful women and strong men; they honor their traditions, care for native earth. Some people may notice that these people are not so wealthy, they count every rubble and drive very old cars. Some people still live in places with the long winter... they have no good vegetables, they have no sun for months and they live in the Soviet 5-block houses. Some of them do not want to live because they were born there... and they hope, that their children will dwell there. It's all Russia, so different, sometimes sad, complicated or suddenly inspirational.
What we know for sure... the real Russia is NOT Moscow! Do you want to explore one of the most complex, confounding and contradictory countries? We hope that you came to the right place!
The Soviet Military Van
Our «CrazyBu» van is an original and authentic Russian military UAZ-452 van, built in 2010. Initially, this vehicle was designed in 1950s as a support vehicle for military forces. Now it‘s still being produced, just as it was sixty years ago… And, surprisingly, it looks almost like it did in 1965!
The UAZ-452 looks very similar to a VW transporter, but there is also huge difference: VW was designed in Germany, the country of perfect and numerous paved highways. Our «CrazyBu» van was designed to survive in Russian countryside. It is a Land Cruiser 40 at the back of its mind – sturdy axles, a heavy frame, stout under drive and robustness in every way. Do you really need to build highways if you produce such vans?
Combined with four-wheel drive, it was born to endure any off-road condition! Nine men can be comfortably seated inside this van – and nine men can push it out of any mire! Unfortunately, the design engineer considerably upgraded the engine: now it cannot use any liquid as a fuel except Au-92 :)
Who is behind "Travel Real Russia"?
Hello! My name is Tony Terentev, I'm the owner of the «Travel Real Russia» company! If you want one of the driving tours, I would definitely be your guide!
Actually, I am a licensed physician and doctor with 6 years’ of experience. Nevertheless, one day I decided to change my way of life and start doing what I really want to do – travelling, meeting new people and broadening my view and horizons!
I know a lot about bustling Moscow, its secret places and their stories. Even more I know about Russian countryside, where epochal monuments neighbor with abandoned churches and desolated villages showing you severe traces of 20th century.
Do you want to explore one of the most complex, confounding and contradictory countries? You came to the right place. I created the Modern and Upbeat Travel Agency to replace the paradigm of package tours as the best "value for money". Make the most of your Russian holidays and...
Travel the Real Russia!