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Yasnaya Polyana and Tula

Yasnaya Polyana and Tula

$185 per person

Visit Yasnaya Polyana, the place of Leo Tolstoy!


We invite you for a trip following the life of Leo Tolstoy by exploring his cradle and alma mater – Yasnaya Polyana. Yasnaya Polyana is the place where the legendary writer was born and lived with his family. Tour to Yasnaya Polyana and Tula is a great choice for a weekend. It is just 200 km (2 hour ride) away from Moscow the capital of Russia. We will have a nice car ride with conversations and literature discussion. When you see a beautiful nature scenary, you know we are in Yasnaya Polyana. We will proceed to the fascinating tour revealing Tolstoy life. After we learn a lot of extraordinary facts about Leo Tolstoy, his famous “War and Peace” novel and his mansion, we will have lunch and head to Tula.


Tula is a more than 850 years-old city famous for its ginger-bread and armories. We will enjoy walking along its ancient streets with new constructions, explore Tula’s Kremlin and Samovar Museum (another world-wide known Russian symbol). After that we will hear the story of the first Armament Plant built by Demidovs. It is the oldest museum in the city, showcasing the history of weapons since 1724! Of course, we will try Tula’s pride and invention – ginger-bread which will make a great last brush stroke on our picture of Russia’s exploration tour.




Tour Highlights:


  • Discover rural life of Central Russia.
  • Expert highlights about Tolstoy in tour to Yasnaya Polyana and Tula.
  • Stop by to visit Tula’s Museum of Weapon.
  • Explore Tula’s Kremlin territory.
  • Learn about Russia’s first Arms Plant built by Demidovs.
  • Taste famous and delicious Tula’s ginger-bread (pryanik in Russian).


Learn more about Leo Tolstoy as a trendsetter of his times and his estate.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Your Moscow hotel / will be confirmed after the booking?
  • Departure Time
    will be confirmed after the booking?
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable clothing, shoes, hat, warm clothing depending on the season.
  • Included
    entry fees in museums
    Personal Guide
    Private tours in cities
  • Not Included
    accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfast
    Airport Transfers
    Food and Beverages
    Train stations transfers
    Train tickets
Tours Reviews
  • Bill & Debbie Jarman
    A regional view of Russia

    Had a fun day with our guide Kate who was a real personality. After the hustle and bustle of Moscow this is a good tour to see some of the regional aspects of Russian life and learn about the times of Tolstoy. If you visit make sure you go into the peasant hut display on the Tolstoy estate – really interesting!
    We also enjoyed trying our culinary skills or lack there of at the Kremlin in Tula!

  • Nadja
    My review is for the day I payed Euro 174

    I recomend the tour for 174 Euro but would not spend more!!!

  • Nadja
    My day in Jasnaja Polyana

    It was a lovely day, the weather and the guides were really nice. The place has a an athmosphere which invites one to have deep conversations about philosophical and historical topics which was the case with my guide Katya. She prepared a littler Pic nic including real Tolstoj estate apples which we picked ourselves and enjoyed in a quite picturesque place. I personally am a great Samowar fan so I was in paradise in that museum and could have walked out with all of them. But quite frankly how many Samowar does one person need?
    Tula was interesting and if one is into arms and war stuff then ist surely the place to go. If I could attach pictures of this day I would but I do not know how to….


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