The western Moscow suburbs are very rich in sights. The estates of Vyazyomi and Zakharovo are closely connected with the name of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. We suggest visiting these places with inspiring nature, admiring cultural-historical objects and imbued with the spirit of the XIX century. Fans of temple architectural ensembles and Russian architecture will also be interested to visit the two largest monasteries: Savvin-Storozhevsky and Novo-Ierusalimsky. Recently renovated, they will impress anyone. In addition, in this trip you will be able to master the manual production of Russian gingerbread and sheep and drink tea from a real Russian samovar! ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%. At the end of the route you will find a special offer for Mastercard holders!
On this day we will drive to places related to the childhood of A.S. Pushkin. In the afternoon we will visit the museum of Russian dessert, where you can take part in tea drinking and a master class on making rams. We will make an excursion to Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery and stay overnight in one of the hotels of Istra.
We'll start our journey by visiting the museum-reserve in the Big Vyazemy. This estate used to belong to Princes Golitsyn. On a sightseeing tour of this place you can learn a lot of interesting things. For example, that Natalia Petrovna Golitsyna served as a prototype of an old princess to A.S. Pushkin in the novel "The Queen of Spades". *Lifehak:* If you want to diversify the usual walk, you can rent a boat to the pond.
Little Pushkin spent every summer at his grandmother M.A. Hannibal in the village of Zakharovo. In the preserved house and in the park there are excursions. Interesting for children! There is an interactive and you can play the same games that little Pushkin played.
It's lunchtime! We recommend staying at the atmospheric cafe "Here was Chekhov". Here you can taste dishes of French, Russian and European cuisine.
Next stop is colorful Zvenigorod. There is a wonderful museum of Russian dessert. After viewing the exposition, you can visit various master classes, where you will be offered to glaze gingerbread, make lamb, bake pies or bread. Everything ends with traditional Russian tea drinking from a huge samovar. *It's important!* To participate in the master classes, you need to register in advance on [the official museum website](http://rusdessertmuseum.ru/).
The Savvin Storozhevsky monastery is an ancient pearl of Zvenigorod. Built in the XIV century, it was a country residence of Russian tsars for a long time. There are gold embroideries, decorated with river pearls, which were made personally by Maria Miloslavskaya, the first wife of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich. In the refectory you can buy freshly baked monastery bread and the legendary kvass insisted on raisins. It is quite crowded, as after the restoration this place became attractive not only for pilgrims, but also for ordinary tourists.
In the restaurant "Apriori" you can taste dishes of Russian, European, Italian and Japanese cuisine, listen to live music and enjoy the rest of the evening.
This day will be as busy as the previous one: in the morning - excursion to the New Jerusalem Monastery and museum and exhibition complex "New Jerusalem". After lunch - a journey through time. This time you will find yourself in a town of XVIII century. The day ends with dinner at the restaurant "Veranda at the Dacha" in Zhukovka village.
Renovated just two years ago, the Resurrection New Jerusalem Monastery will amaze any traveler with its splendor and beauty. The monastery was founded in the second half of the seventeenth century on the initiative of Patriarch Nikon. According to his plan, the monastery was to become a kind of copy of Palestinian shrines. Thus, the prototype of the Resurrection Cathedral served as a temple of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and the consecrated section of the river Istra, passing near the monastery, was renamed the Jordan.
Exhibition Complex "New Jerusalem" is quite an interesting place. It often hosts informative exhibitions. And in the permanent exposition there are exhibits of church and secular Russian art.
It's time for lunch after an interesting and rather long excursion. Cafe "Dacha" is an excellent option for family rest: light modern interiors, in the menu - classic Russian, French and Italian cuisine, there is a game room for children.
Then we head to the cinema city "Piligrim Porto" - it is an extremely interesting location, recreating the appearance of the port town of the XVIII century. The history of the cinema city is very simple - the ancient streets were built as scenery for the TV series "Notes of the Forwarder of the Secret Office". The scenery was not dismantled, but turned into a kind of amusement park, where you can feel like a time traveler, walking among the old houses and inspecting them from the inside, or climb up to the ship and spin the wheel, imagining yourself as a captain of flybushers.
The final chord of our little trip will be dinner at the restaurant "Veranda at the Dacha" in Zhukovka village. It is cozy, delicious and very beautiful. Varied menu and excellent quality service. If you come here in a good mood, then leave with great! **Pay your bill at restaurants of Novikov Group with exclusive discount of 10%. Warn the waiter that you are the holder of the World Elite Mastercard® before receiving the invoice and pay with the World Elite Mastercard®.** **[Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=novikov-group)**