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Kaluga – The Linen Factory – Yasnaya Polyana – Tula

2days/1night A Guided Bus Tour

A sightseeing tour around Kaluga. A tour to the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics.  A visit to the “Linen Factory” – an architectural and industrial complex. A sightseeing tour around Tula, in the historical part of the city. A visit to the museum estate of the Goncharovs.  And, of course, a visit to the factory gift shop, “The Tula Gingerbread”.

Arrival at the Linen Factory. The “Linen Factory” architectural and industrial complex was founded in the 18th century as a linen supplier for the sails used by the fleet of Peter I. 

A visit to the museum estate of the Goncharovs, where the wife of Alexander Pushkin, Natalia Goncharova, once lived. It was frequented by the poet himself.
museum estate of the Goncharovs

A sightseeing tour around Kaluga. The city has a special place in the history of the Russian State. Some great names, such as Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy and Turgenev, are associated with the history of Kaluga.

A tour to the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics: The world’s first space museum, and the largest in Russia.
Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics

Departure to the “Yasnaya Polyana” estate: This family estate of Leo Tolstoy, with a beautiful and poetic name, is the place of his birth, life and work.

A guided tour around the museum estate, including a walk around the territory of the reserve, a visit to the grave and a tour inside the house of Leo Tolstoy.

A trip to the heroic city of Tula: In the historical part of the city there are about ten museums, including the Museum of Weapons, of Samovars (available for those who wish, at an extra charge). 
heroic city of Tula

During the sightseeing tour, we will visit the factory shop “The Tula Gingerbread”.


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