Everybody knows the taste of pastila from childhood. The homeland of the Russian pastel is the ancient city of Kolomna, located in the southeast of the Moscow region. It is there that we will visit on the first day of our journey and learn the secrets of production of not only pastila, but also Russian kalachas. We will continue our delicious journey in the Cheese Village, where we will try unusual cheese Ryazan truffles. We will spend almost two days in unison with nature on the bank of the Oka River tributary. Fish that will be caught can be immediately tasted by roasting or burying. But don't forget, "We eat to live, not live to eat!" ** 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 the first day we go to the south-east of the Moscow region to the ancient city of Kolomna - the apple region, where since the time of Catherine the Great they have been making pastilles. We are going to visit a factory and a museum, where we can drink tea with sweets and take part in a master class on making pastila. We will also visit the famous Kalachnaya, where we will learn all the secrets of baking kalacha.
The tower is very similar to the Moscow Kremlin, only the watchtowers are smaller, only four. At the top, where the loopholes are located, you can walk up and down through the towers. Another unusual thing about the Kremlin is that there are still houses of citizens inside.
Marinka's Tower was the place of imprisonment of Marina Mnishek, wife of False Dmitri I, and later of False Dmitri II. There is an unusual legend, according to which at night Marina turned into a large black bird and flew out of the tower, circling over the city. In the morning she would return to the dungeon.
The construction of the Kremlin began with this gate. On the tower hung an alarm bell, which rang to warn of danger.
The museum building consists of three large rooms: a museum store, a small café, and a cultural center. The museum will tell you about and show you how kolache was baked in the olden days. You can take part in a small master class and cook and bake a kolache yourself. Here you can also buy ready-made kalach and other bakery products. It is better to sign up for the tour and master class in advance, by phone, listed on the [website of Kalachnaya](http://kolomnakalach.ru). After the tour you can have a snack in a cozy cafe. Here you will be offered unusual kalachi with stewed goose, which in the XVIII-XIX centuries was considered to be the first fast food in Russia.
Lunch will be held at the "House with Mezzanine" restaurant. Everything here is thought-out and stylized for the XIX century: interior, dishes, varied menu, where everyone will find what he wants, from first courses to desserts. It's a great place with pleasant prices.
Already by the name you can understand that all sorts of samovars are exhibited here. The museum collection consists of 400 exhibits. In the past, every Russian family was sure to have a samovar, sometimes more than one! You can also take a look at antique irons, kerosene lamps, women's jewelry and dresses of XVIII-XIX centuries.
The museum is located in a small nineteenth-century mansion. There used to be a confectionery shop of the merchants Suranov. The autumn harvest of apples in Kolomna was always very abundant, so there was a problem with their storage and processing. It was the Suranov brothers who invented making delicious marshmallow from apples by mixing apple puree with honey. Today, guests of the museum are introduced to the process of making sweets, which you can take part in yourself. And at the end of the tour, they are seated at a large table in the living room to treat them to marshmallows and tea. Now you can buy marshmallows with berries, almonds and even rose petals in the museum store, in addition to the usual apple marshmallow! You can book a tour and check out ticket prices at [museum website](https://kolomnapastila.ru/museum_info/#price).
It's a favorite vacation spot of the townspeople. Residents themselves took part in the design and landscaping of the park: they planted trees, made flower beds, and made playgrounds for children's games. Here is the largest fountain in the city, the jets of which rise to the height of a nine-story building.
A bar with a terrific atmosphere, suitable for dinner. The menu includes burgers, steaks, salads. The staff is very attentive to each customer and unobtrusive at the same time.
On the second day we go to the farm cheese dairy, which is located near the small quiet town of Lukhovitsy. Here they will tell you about the secrets of making the most delicious goat cheese and, of course, everything will be tasted! The rest of the day will take place in the ecotourism center "Berkhino", where you can go cycling or fishing.
A visit to a farm tasting cheese made of goat milk is only possible by appointment at the official [site](https://www.bylinkino.ru/). You can also order a tour of the farm, look at the grazing of goats and learn what influences the taste of dairy products. And at your local shop you can buy delicious natural farm delicacies.
The original monument in Lukhovitsy. Why cucumber? It's very simple. This region, nicknamed by the people "cucumber heaven", has long been famous for its rich harvests of vegetables, including cucumbers. You can take great pictures against the interesting monument!
Cafe Princess is a great place to have lunch. European cuisine, a large selection of desserts at affordable prices.
We are finishing today's journey at the Berkhino recreation center, where we will stay tomorrow as well. The base is located in an environmentally friendly area on the Oka River tributary. Fans of fishing here is a real paradise! In Sturgeon, the so-called Oki tributary, there are various fish species: carp, bream, roach and redfish. At any time of year you can visit the contact zoo, ride horses in the equestrian complex, play billiards and steam in the bath in the evening. Not to mention walks in the open air. If you are lucky with the weather, you can raft on the river. For more information on possible activities and to book them, please visit [official website](https://berhino.ru).
The third day - fishing, rest and return to Moscow. The journey ends with a magnificent dinner at the restaurant "Syrovarnya".
In the ecotourism center "Berkhino" you can perfectly relax in nature. Lovers of sitting with a fishing rod on the shore can bring their tackle to fish, while the rest of the travelers enjoy the services of the recreation center or walk in the fresh air.
So that the way back won't be too boring, make a short stop near the town of Zhukovsky to walk around the estate and stretch your legs. The farmstead is abandoned and it is impossible to get inside, but fans of unusual views will be able to take beautiful pictures.
When you return to Moscow, we advise you to have dinner in the restaurant "Syrovarnya", which is located near Cheremushkinsky market. Italian country cuisine will remind us once again of our unforgettable journey. **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 terms](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=novikov-group)**