Natural reserves, estates and mountains in Tula region – Road.Travel

Natural reserves, estates and mountains in Tula region

Road Trip Route. Get acquainted with the inhabitants of Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve., Plunge into history in the museum-reserve of V.D. Polenov., Taste real Tula gingerbread., Have a lot of entertainment at Kudykino Gora., Take a walk on Romantsevsky mountains., .

**Moscow-Tula-Moscow** Where to go as a family? To Kudynka Hill! Or maybe you'd like to go to Mars? No, we're not joking: you can visit these and many other cool places by going on fascinating journey across Tula region. You will also see bison, deer, bulls, camels, bears, and even lions, you will visit Polenov and Tolstoy, and you will see how interesting a machine tool museum can be. **Trip features:** - It will appeal to those who like wildlife, wildlife and historical places; - Great for families with children from 10 years old; - There is a rough terrain, you need high ground clearance. **Recommendations:** - Don't forget comfortable shoes and clothes: you'll have to walk a lot. - Take a lunchbox and everything for a picnic, as there will be a chill day along the route. - Also bring your swimsuit, SPF cream and towel as you'll be swimming in the quarry and SUP surfing.

Families with Kids. From: Moscow

Ольга Деркач. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Polenov Nature Reserves and Polenov Estate

To walk along the high-altitude ecological path, to listen to birds' singing, to visit the Polenov estate-museum, and to see bison, buffalos, bears and a whole flock of peacocks - what can be better! There are a lot of impressions, and children, of course, will be delighted!


Prioksko-Terrasnyy Zapovednik

Near Serpukhov to meet an island of wildlife, bison or bison - no problem! Take the eco-trail "Through the Leaves" along hanging bridges crossing at a height of 8 meters, and on the way don't miss the cool viewing platforms and interactive zones. And children will definitely appreciate the Tree House Ecopark - a rope park with routes of different types of difficulty. You can take a tour of the park or take a walk on your own. Ask for tour details in advance by phone and arrive at least 20 minutes before the start. - Mode of operation: Monday-Sunday. Ecotrope is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tree House Ecological Park is open on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tours: Monday through Friday tour groups are formed at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. At weekends guided tours run every hour from 09:00 to 16:00. Cost of the excursion: from 1100 rubles/person. Phone: 8 (4967) 707-145. Email: [](

Kalachnaya Mark I Lev

Farmer's Cafe Kalachnaya is a great option for those who have managed to work up an appetite. There is a terrific peaceful atmosphere, kind and helpful staff, detailed interior and a terrific menu! Be sure to fortify yourself with specialty kalaches with nourishing and sweet fillings. Book a table in advance by phone: +7 996 432 37 77.

Muzey-Zapovednik V.d. Polenova

A little cultural education on your trip won't hurt! Get acquainted with the creative work of V.D. Polenov, the Oka spaces where the artist lived and created, dive into traditions and comfort of Polenov's manor, breathe the fresh air with the scent of pine forest. You can take a tour or walk around the estate yourself. It is better to buy tickets in advance on the website or by phone. Phone: 8 (48734) 3-38-38. Website: []( Opening hours of the Park Museum-Reserve V. Polenov: c 10:00 to 19:00. Opening hours of museum exhibitions: from 11:00 to 17:00. Sales of tickets at the ticket office: c 10:45 to 16:00. Weekends: Monday, Tuesday, sanitary day - last Thursday of each month.


What about the biggest zoo in Tula region? Every year the number of animals grows and now there are already more than 1500 animals: deer, bulls, camels, bears, lions and an entire flock of ostriches. You won't be bored for sure! When you buy tickets to the zoo, you can buy a bag of food for the animals: cabbage and carrots. Working schedule: from 8:00 till 20:00. Cost of visit: 250 rubles for adults, 150 rubles for children.

МаМа МИА Grand Cafe

Dine in the best family restaurant in town with a summer terrace and activities for children: there are animators, a playroom and a playground. Open the menu and choose dishes to your taste from European to Pan-Asian cuisine. Be sure to try kebabs, burgers, steaks, pizza, rolls, tom yam, mussels, parma salads, bruschetta. It's better to book a table well in advance. Phone: 8 (487) 255 58 88.

AZIMUT Отель Тула

A new boutique hotel in Tula demands your attention! One of the best restaurants in the city, "Svetski", is open for guests, as well as a bar and free private parking. A few more reasons to visit: delicious breakfasts and a great location in the city centre near all the famous sights. It's best to book online in advance, sometimes there are discounts on reservations. Website: [](

Day 2: Tolstoy's homeland and a walk through Tula

In the morning you'll see how Leo Tolstoy lived in Yasnaya Polyana, and in the afternoon and evening you'll walk around Tula, try to cook Tula gingerbread and visit the only museum in Russia with a digital performance.

Yasnaya Polyana

One of the most creative places in Tula region is Leo Tolstoy's estate museum Yasnaya Polyana. What is special about it? Tolstoy lived here most of his life and wrote his world literary masterpieces: "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". You can walk around the estate on your own without visiting the museum, or you can take a guided tour and immerse yourself in the work and life of the great writer. The entrance fee: 100 rubles per person. The cost of excursions to the reserve, the house and the outhouse: from 400 rubles per person. Opening hours: Reserve from 9:00 to 20:00. Tours from 9:30 to 15:30 (Tuesday-Friday), from 10:00 to 16:30 (weekends and holidays). You can book an excursion by phone: +7 (48751) 76-1-25.


A stylish pan-Asian restaurant with a patio, amazing breakfasts and lunches. "Its own atmosphere" - the slogan of this place does not sound like that for nothing. You really get into a small cosy space, which is filled with plants, Asian attributes and elements that evoke the feeling that you are at home. The menu is based on rolls, poke, ramen, and tom yam. You can also find standard dishes in an unusual version of the chef and great desserts. To reserve a table, please call: +7 (960) 615-71-11.

Tul'skiy Kreml'

To be in Tula and not to visit the Kremlin is a big mistake! What to do? Walk around the territory, get acquainted with historical events and personalities, see several hundred ancient artefacts: tableware, toys, tools of ancient craftsmen, jewelry, coins and weapons. Don't forget to stop by the local tourist shops and buy souvenirs. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Friday, Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Last Tuesday of the month - sanitary day. The cashier closes 45 minutes before the end of the working day.


Almost all of Tula is permeated with the smell of Tula gingerbread, so it is definitely worth visiting this museum. Here you can learn the secrets of gingerbread recipes and make it with your own hands, and then drink tea with sweets. Be sure to sign up for the master class in advance by phone! Working hours: Monday-Friday from 10:00 to 19:00, weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. Duration of the master class - 1.5 hours. The cost- 650 rubles/person. Number of participants - 5-30 people. Phone: 8 930 791 44 42.

Muzey Stanka

The only museum in Russia that immerses you in digital spectacles about inventions: all exhibitions are as interactive and engaging as possible. The museum mainly offers more entertainment for children (multimedia tours and quests), but adults remain delighted too! Before you go, it's best to check the upcoming exhibitions and their opening times on the website and buy your ticket in advance online so you don't have to wait in queues. Website: []( Museum opening hours: daily from 12:00 to 21:00.


Dine in the hotel restaurant without having to go far! A designer interior in modern Russian style and conceptual cuisine from the chef Yuri Novikov are waiting for you. The menu is presented by Russian cuisine in a modern interpretation: author's rethinking of traditional dishes with the search of new combinations, use of local products, new recipes and unique technologies. Website: [](

AZIMUT Отель Тула

The second night can be spent in the same hotel, and tomorrow you can start a new journey.

Day 3: Journey to Kudyn Mountain

A real safari paradise and installation space in one place! A great spot for adults and children with a variety of activities and everything you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's the best place to go on any weekend and dedicate a whole day to the park.

Kudykina Gora

Where to today? To Kudynka Hill! There's a nature park, a safari-edge and a lot of entertainment on the program. There are unique installations scattered around the area. In the morning, take a walk around the park and reach the waterfront. In the afternoon, choose activities to your liking: horse, camel or pony rides, a walk with a llama, bicycle rentals or rafting on the Kamenka River. Check the website in advance and make reservations. Phone: 8 (800) 555-90-82. Website: [](


Go to a real Scythian fortress built by craftsmen from the Ivanovo region from Siberian wood without a single nail. We guarantee cool impressions and just a great mood. And don't forget about the memory photo!

Gora Bratstva

Seven huge angels standing on a mound with their backs to each other in a circle and holding hands! Isn't that impressive? It is worth going here not only for the large-scale interactive installation, but also to take the eighth empty seat next to the angels and make a wish. The idea of the installation is that the structure of the sculpture is airy and strong at the same time, and the brothers do not have faces: their features will be as you see them.

Yeda Yeda

A cool restaurant complex for lunch and dinner on the territory of Kudykina Gora - "Where the food is". There is a buffet and a bar, a home-cooked cafe, a locavore restaurant and a secluded atmosphere. Be sure to book your table in advance. Phone: +7-961-035-72-26. Menu and photos: [](

Zmey Gorynych

Many people come to the park just for this installation. Get ready to see a giant 15-meter sculpture of Gorynych. On weekends and holidays at 20:00 there is a show called "Fire-breathing Serpent Gorynych": the fabulous villain literally comes to life, and all three snake heads spew frightening flames. It's best to check in advance if the show will be held on the days you're planning your trip. Phone: 8 (800) 555-90-82. Website: [](

Guest houses on Kudykina Gora

Spacious wooden guest houses are located in the territory of Kudykina Gora, away from the central area of the park. That's why you can spend the night in one of them. Everything is provided for the best weekend: separate secured parking, free wifi, grill next to the lodges, private beach with lounge area. The cost of the house from 5000 rubles per day. And if you want to relax, be sure to go to a real Russian banya with panoramic views of the river Kamenka. Be sure to book the house and bathhouse in advance! Phone: 8 (800) 555-90-82. Website: [](

Day 4: Mars in the Tula region

Yes, Mars! Yes, mountains! And all this in the Tula region! Today's program is chill-day: bring your swimsuit, food or meat for a kebab, and plaids on which you can sunbathe and just relax. It's best to leave early and arrive before lunch to get a good seat.

House Museum, IA Bunin

If children know Bunin as the author of lyric poems about nature, adults are likely to be familiar with the writer's cycle "Dark Alleys". You can get acquainted with the life and works of Ivan Bunin in the house-museum. The room itself is small, and its tour will not take more than an hour. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Romantsevskiye Gory

The Romantsev Mountains are a unique natural site, which resembles the surface of Mars because of its relief and color. Here you can climb to the top of the mountain and take the coolest photos for Instagram, swim in the quarry, have a picnic or roast barbecue in the barbecue area, and even go SUP-surfing. If you decide to try your hand at surfing, be sure to contact the instructors beforehand. Phone: +79539531619. Social networks: []([].)

Vse Sezony

Urgently need to regain your strength? Then make a stop in Domodedovo, at the Fir trees recreation park. It doesn't matter if you're a fan of author's cuisine or if you prefer country-style potatoes, there is a dish for every taste in the All Seasons gastrobar!