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Stroll through the estates of Great Writers

Road Trip Route. Visit the estates of great poets, Explore the city of Tula, See the oldest Kremlin in Russia, Buy local sweets.

Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and Andrei Timofeyevich Bolotov are universally recognized classics of world literature. Each of them is a genius, each of them is unique and unforgettable. On this journey you have an opportunity to touch the era of each of them by visiting their estates and family estates. The travel script also includes routes to two historically important cities - Tula and Zaraisk. In each of them you will see the Kremlin, which is much older than the main Kremlin of the country! Don't forget to stock up on Tula gingerbread and Belevskaya Pastila - the main delicacies of this region.

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: The estates of L.N. Tolstoy and A.T. Bolotov.

The first destination is the estate of Andrey Timofeyevich Bolotov, a famous Russian scientist, philosopher, writer and encyclopedist. Then you will visit the estate belonging to the Tolstoy family - Yasnaya Polyana. This is where the great Leo Tolstoy was born, lived and created. You will spend the evening in the ancient city of Tula, here and stay here for the night.

Дворяниново, Музей-усадьба А.Т.Болотова

Andrei Timofeyevich Bolotov is a famous Russian scientist, philosopher, writer and encyclopedist. His estate is located on the family estate, where Andrei Timofeyevich lived most of his life. Visiting the museum you can learn about the life of the amazing man, one of the first founders of the landscape park in Russia, perhaps the main distributor of potatoes and tomatoes, the creator of the first code lock and the first children's theatre in Russia. The estate is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.


The restaurant itself is located in a forest area. There are also lodges, playgrounds, children's corners and swings on the territory. You will be surprised by the delicious homemade food. Guests recommend to try borscht and pelmeni. You can book a table by phone +7 (920) 761-27-57 or on [website](

Дом-музей Л. Н. Толстого

Yasnaya Polyana is a unique Russian estate, the ancestral estate of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. It is here that you can truly "plunge" into the world of his works. Tours to the Reserve - Tolstoy's House - Kuzminsky's Outhouse take place from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 15:30 for groups of no more than 5 people; independent visits to the memorial buildings are not possible. Tickets are purchased at the museum box office, so please note that tickets may not be available at the weekend. The Reserve is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 for self-guided tours. The stables are also reopened. Saddle and carriage rides are available Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 (depending on weather conditions). For more information on tickets and opening hours of the museum-reserve you can visit [official website](

Могила Л.Н. Толстого

Make sure you walk to the grave of the Great Writer. Feel the spirit and power of this place.

Казанская набережная

It's time to admire the picturesque Kazanskaya embankment with a view of the Tula Kremlin. A great place for an evening stroll.

Check In

To round off this beautiful day, take a walk to Check in Bar & Restaurant. A pleasant interior, an extensive menu ranging from cold snacks to hot dishes, delicious cocktails and even live music on weekends. You can book a table at +7 (4872) 25-55-11.

Day 2: We explore Tula in the footsteps of history.

In the morning you will plunge into the history of different eras of the city of Tula and buy the famous Tula delicacies! In the afternoon you will drive east to the city of Zaraysk, where you will stay overnight.

Тульский кремль

Here you will feel the breath of old times, touch the historical monument, buy souvenirs (the real Tula gingerbread and Belevskaya pastila). The temple on the territory of the Kremlin is not always open to the public. Opening hours: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00; Friday, Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00; Cashier closes 45 minutes before close of business; The last Tuesday of the month is a sanitation day.

Тульский государственный музей оружия

The Tula State Arms Museum is one of the oldest museums in Russia. Its exhibitions are located in a most interesting building, which externally resembles a helmet. You can buy a ticket in advance at [official website]( Working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (box office until 17.00); Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00 (till 19.00 at the cash desk); Last Monday of each month - sanitary day.

Armoured train #13 "Tulsky worker"

The history of the armoured train #13 is connected with the heroic defense of Tula in 1941. "Tula worker", as the armoured train is also called, is now a museum at the railway station. Mode of operation: Wednesday-Sunday: 11:00-19:00; Weekends: Monday and Tuesday; Last Wednesday of each month - sanitary day. Before your visit, make an appointment by phone: 8-902-902-00-95.

Гриль-бар Дрова

For lunch stop at the restaurant "Drova". Pay attention to the items on the grill menu. They say they have excellent meat cooked on an open fire. You can book a table at [official website]( or by phone +7 (4872) 71-62-62.

Gazpromneft filling station #184

Ahead of the Gazpromneft filling station. A good reason to make a stop: refuel with quality fuel, drink coffee and just warm up.

Старый Город

The name of this restaurant corresponds to its location - the center of the historic part of the city. Here you can taste traditional Russian cuisine. You can reserve a table by calling +7 (925) 672-00-26.

Day 3: F.M. Dostoevsky and A.P. Chekhov are visiting.

This day will be no less intense. You will visit the oldest Kremlin in Russia in Zaraysk. You will visit the great poets: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and Anton Pavlovich Chekhov.

Зарайский кремль

A unique monument of Russian defensive architecture of the first third of the XVI century, the smallest surviving Kremlin in Russia. You will learn a lot of interesting things from the history of construction and military art. You can buy tickets or book a tour in advance on [official site]( Working mode: Daily from 9.00 to 18.00, reception from 10.00 to 18.00 (cash desk - until 17.00); Weekends - Monday, Tuesday and last Friday of the month.

Поместье Ф.М. Достоевского в Даровом

The ancestral estate of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and his two subsequent generations. The territory of the estate is situated in a picturesque place where you can feel the spirit of history. The natural area of the manor is available for free visiting during the day. You can get to the outhouse only with an organized excursion through the museum "Zaraisky Kremlin" 8 (496-66) 730-72 (excursion department). Mode of operation: Daily: 9:00-18:00; Reception of visitors: 10:00-18:00; Weekends: Monday, Tuesday and last Friday of the month.


You can have lunch at the Atrium restaurant. Visitors especially praise the fish dishes. You can book a table and see the menu on [official website](

Melikhovo Village (с. Мелихово)

When you get to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's manor, you will feel the soulful and warm atmosphere of this place. Walk through the alleys of the park, look into the house-museum and take a few photos as a memento. The museum is closed on Mondays. You can buy a ticket and book a tour on the [official website]( of the museum.

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