Visit Moscow? A driving tour around the city is an opportunity to see the main Moscow attractions regardless of the weather. The route is flexible and will depend on your preferences. We will visit not only the traditional attractions in Moscow but also some less popular places that will make your Russian holidays unforgettable. For example: > Arbat and Tverskaya street (the largest city streets) > Sparrow hills (Moscow University, monument of Stalin's epoch) > VDNH (Museum of Space Exploration, monument of Stalin's epoch) > Victory Park (memorial complex of WWII)
A minivan tour is perfect for those who wants to make the most of their time in Moscow!
Transportation: 1) Travel in a unique and very authentic, but less comfortable, «CrazyBu» van. 2) Travel in a very modern and comfortable, but not authentic, Pajero IV (up to 4 people).
Duration: Day tour takes about 4 hours. Night tour takes 3 hours (10 p.m. - ...)
During the tour you can choose the most interesting routes and subjects: >>> Moscow city tour Spend your first day in Moscow walking its historical and cultural center. You will experience the city walking through main Moscow attractions in good company!
>>> Back in USSR tour Discover the Soviet Heritage and its impact on modern Russia: Stalin’s repressions, the Cold War, “perestroika”... We will travel around the KGB headquarters, the famous grocery store "Eliseevsky" and the Moscow University. >>> Metro and city tour Moscow metro is not only the best method of transportation in Moscow, but also one of the most picturesque subway systems in the world. Spend your Russian holidays moving between sightseens via the metro while enjoying its dramatic and historic interior!
Perhaps you already know, but there is a great difference between Moscow, St. Petersburg, and all other towns and cities in Russia. Visiting the countryside is a great opportunity to travel the real Russia and to see the common life of ordinary people. The best choice for a one-day Russian countryside experience is the Vladimir and Suzdal tour.
Vladimir and Suzdal are small towns that are famous worldwide because of their great history and picturesque architecture with numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the 12th century. Aside from golden cupolas of stunning churches and monasteries, you will experience a very rural real Russian outlook with bubbling streams and grassy meadows, chickens and livestock, and interesting and authentic local residents. All are a common sight on the streets, some of which remain unpaved. Be ready for a full-day trip and many unforgettable experiences during your Russian holidays!
Duration: 14-16 hours Transportation: CrazyBu minivan or Pajero IV
“CrazyBu” is a very unique off-road Russian minivan with sturdy axles, solid frames and a robustness built into everything. This vehicle was designed in the 1950s as a support vehicle for military forces. It is still being produced today as it was sixty years ago… And, surprisingly, it looks almost like it did in 1965! Driving it on typical Russian mud road will make you feel like a real Russian!
For a second part of our adventure, you will visit a network of underground limestone caves with an experienced caver guide. Depending on your adventurism, you can either wander in some easily accessible and beautiful cavern halls or you can search the depths of remote parts and the most challenging kilometers of a lengthy underground network!
Finally, after a long day of exploring, you will have a lovely meal of our traditional food and enjoy a blazing campfire.
Staritsa is a 700 year old town standing on the bank of the Volga River, «the mother of all Russian rivers». Many years ago, it was a royal residence of Ivan The Terrible, famous Russian ruler. At present, Staritsa is a small city with only 8000 citizens living in the shadow of neighboring Moscow. It’s rare for a tourist to visit this godforsaken corner of a Russian province... This is the REAL Russia! However, Staritsa stands out for its great history and beautiful surroundings. Traces of a previous epoch are still evident here, it is truly the place where time stopped! 1 day: Wandering around the 700 year old Staritsa town, while exploring its abandoned churches, old mansions and a real monastery. 2 day: We enjoy an ecotour along the Volga river with its light pine forests, clear waters and swift currents.. You may also visit a network of underground caves, a husky nursery and even try the “CrazyBu” van in an offroad experience!
Duration: 2 days Important: Final destination may be 3 hours by speed train from St.Petersburg! Transportation: CrazyBu minivan or Pajero IV
Want more? We also have a 5-days tour package including Staritsa, traditional village, Volga River ecotour and Novorod the Great!
A Dacha is a traditional Russian summer house for spending the weekends. Every family in Russia has a dacha! It is, in many ways, the heritage of Soviet times when people had little money and food, so they had to grow their own vegetables and even raise some livestock. At present, many seniors enjoy a rest at the dacha but still like gardening, just out а habit, while the younger generations may prefer just to take a rest. 1 day: Spent walking around a small village located 200 km from Moscow. We will visit local houses and learn the stories of the people living their whole lives there. They will tell you about their common life, their habits, and the households. Then we will visit a local farm to see how they keep their livestock and have a chance to taste some real fresh milk and eggs. 2 day: On the way back we will visit "Archstoyanie", the biggest land-art and architecture open-air museum in Europe which is located amongst the beautiful sceneries of the "Yugra" national park. This is a wonderful place to spend a whole day wandering around and wondering about the wonderful imagination of its creators! Ãmazing days during your Russian holidays!
Duration: 2 days Transportation: CrazyBu minivan or Pajero IV
• Evening activities: Russian bathhouse («banya»), Russian Cuisine cooking master class (bortsch cooking), Russian «zastolie» master class (learn how Russians drink vodka), Sleeping train experience, and Moscow lights tour
During first days we will visit all must-see place in Moscow. Whether you're looking to visit medieval monasteries, historic houses, stunning cathedrals, soviet monumental skyscrapers, wonderful parks and more, there are plenty of landmark destinations to visit when you're in Moscow.
The next 2-3 days we will see life in the typical Russian provinces visiting small towns of the famous Golden ring of Russia. It is a ring of ancient towns, which also played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. They still preserve the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history.
The towns are one of the best places to visit in Russia! They have been called "open-air museums" and feature unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th–18th centuries, including kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches. You will also see a lot of rural Russia with its old wooden houses and traditional villages.
Volga River ecotour and the traditional Russian village for 5 days
Price: 35 000 RUB / pax
•Road-tripping from Moscow to St. Petersburg
•Ecotour along the Volga River with visiting limestone quarries
•Real Russian countryside
•One day in a traditional Russian village
There is a great difference between Moscow, St. Petersburg, and all other Russia... The concept of this tour is to show you the real Russia with numerous small towns, pristine nature, abandoned churches and the life of people.
This tour does not include Golden Ring towns! Instead, you will see Staritsa town and Novgorod the Great, beautiful places to visit in Russia!
We will also visit an elderly couple living in a traditional Russia village. We will help them with their daily work - plowing the land (not by tractors, but by horses), caring for the livestock and cooking food in a traditional Russian oven… And surely we will taste some real fresh milk and eggs while they will be telling us about their common life, their habits, and the households.
The itinerary is perfect for those who are going to St. Petersburg. It takes only 4 hours to get there from Novgorod by a cheap local train.
Our Ice cave tour will take a place at the Pinega nature reserve during April 2018. This place is located about 1500 km from Moscow to the north, only 200 km from the White Sea. There are more than 500 caves, ravines of many kilometres long, and karst lakes in Pinega area. Amazing places for all kind of ecotourism!Despite the unspoiled natural landscapes and the beauty of the ice caves, this place is off the beaten tracks even for Russians.
This April we will travel all Russia from Moscow to see the natural wonders of Pinega Ice caves. You need no special training to join cave expedition, just adventurous spirit and love of nature. Be ready to feel some minor discomfort because of the cold, long trips and crawling in caves. It's worth it!
Besides that you will see a lot of traditional Russian village and visit the unique museum of wooden architecture!It's a real Russian countryside "off the beaten" tracks.We will have many-days 4x4 adventure trip with many winter roads and even ice crossing of 3-km width North Dvina river... And we will wonder Northern lights (if we are lucky!)
This March we will travel across Russia driving two rugged and fully equipped 4x4 jeeps to explore the Russian Northland and Arctic. We will be on and off-road tripping in the middle of nowhere during for two cold but eventful weeks in order to experience Russian North Country and all it has to offer. Be ready to face the difficulties. Be ready to explore the wildernesses. Be ready to have a true adventure!
Our tour is a true adventure. We don't want to set any rigid schedule, we just want to be road tripping, actually off-road tripping in the middle of nowhere. This is how to really experience the country and all it has to offer.
We want to face the hardships and challenges, absorb the pristine nature of the Russian North, experience the unique and hardened life of the local people, become hypnotized from the brilliant and exotic glow of the Northern Lights and, most importantly we will bond with our new friends and enjoy the company of courageous and enthusiastic travel mates who are on the same wavelength with us.
An adventure tour in the Rybachy Peninsula, the northernmost part of continental European Russia.
Be ready for a lot of off-roading, camping, fishing and hiking. We will see a waterfall, cross a lot of rivers, enjoy open spaces of arctic tundra, observe ancient post-glacial cliffs and look at whales in the Arctic ocean! We will also visit abandoned military bases and see traces of WWII.