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.
Externally it looks very much like the Moscow Kremlin, but there are fewer watchtowers here, only four. From above, where the loopholes are located, one can walk up and down through the towers. The Kremlin's uniqueness is also in the fact that houses of citizens are still located inside the territory.
Marinkina Tower was the place of imprisonment of Marina Mniszek - wife of False Dmitry I, and then False Dmitry II. There is an unusual legend that says that at night Marina turned into a big black bird and flew out of the tower, circling over the city. In the morning she would return to the dungeon.
From this gate the construction of the Kremlin began. On the tower hung a toll bell, which rang to warn of the danger.
The museum building consists of three large premises: a museum-shop, a small cafe and a cultural center. The museum will tell and show you how the kalachi were baked in the old days. You can take part in a small master class and cook and bake kalachi yourself. Here you can also buy ready-made kalachi and other bakery products. It is better to make an appointment for the tour and the master class in advance, by phone indicated on [Kalachnaya website](http://kolomnakalach.ru). In a cozy cafe after the tour you can have a snack. Here you will be offered unusual kalachas with stewed goose, which in XVIII-XIX centuries were considered in Russia the first fast food.
Lunch will be held at the "House with Mezzanine" restaurant. Everything here is thought over and stylized for the XIX century: interior, dishes, various menu, where everyone will find what he wants, from first courses to desserts. It's a great place with nice prices.
You can already tell by the name that there are various samovars on display here. The collection of the museum has 400 exhibits. Previously, in any Russian family there was necessarily a samovar, sometimes not alone! There is also an opportunity to look at ancient irons, kerosene lamps, women's jewelry and dresses of XVIII-XIX centuries.
The museum is located in a small 19th century mansion. There used to be a pastry shop of Suranov merchants. The autumn harvest of apples in Kolomna has always been very rich, so there was a problem with storage and processing. Making delicious pastila from apples by mixing apple puree with honey was just what the Suranov brothers invented. Today the guests of the museum are introduced to the process of sweets production, in which they can take part themselves. And at the end of the tour they sit down at a large table in the living room to treat the guests to pastila with tea. Now in addition to the usual apple pastila, you can buy pastila with berries, almonds and even rose petals in the museum shop! You can order a tour and get acquainted with ticket prices on [museum website](https://kolomnapastila.ru/museum_info/#price).
Favorite place of rest of citizens. The residents themselves took part in the design and improvement of the park: they planted trees, broke flower beds, made playgrounds for children. The largest fountain of the city is located here, the jets of which rise to the height of a nine-storey building.
A bar with a terrific atmosphere suitable for dinner. The menu includes burgers, steaks and salads. The staff is very attentive to each customer while being unobtrusive.
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 a cucumber? It's very simple. This region, called "Cucumber Paradise" by the people, has long been famous for its rich crops of vegetables, including cucumbers. On the background of an interesting monument you get wonderful pictures!
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 center of ecotourism "Berkhino" you can have a wonderful rest in nature. Those who like to sit with a fishing rod on the shore can bring their gear to fish, while the rest of the travelers enjoy the services of a recreation center or walk in the fresh air.
To make the road back is not too boring, make a small stop near the town of Zhukovsky to walk around the estate and stretch your legs. The estate is abandoned, you can not 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)**