|1||Transfer on the train to Mtsensk, transfer from railway station to the hotel.|
|2||Bike tour of the city of Mtsensk and excursion to the museum estate Spasskoye-Lutovinovo (the length of the route is 30 km).|
|3||Bike tour through the Sheremetev estate and the village Glazunovo (the length of the route is about 16 km). Transfer from the hotel to the railway station.|
Depart from Moscow (Kursky railway station) by “Lastochka” train. Meet the instructor at the railway station of Mtsensk.
Transfer from Mtsensk railway station to the hotel, accommodation.
Late dinner in hotel.
Depart for the bike tour from the hotel.
Tour of the museum-estate Spasskoye-Lutovinovo, closely connected with the life of the outstanding Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. During the tour you will learn interesting facts about the history of the Lutovinov family, the life of Ivan Turgenev. You will see the Church of Our Saviour’s Tranfiguration, built in 1809 and the construction of which was funded by the writer’s grandfather Ivan Lutovinov.
Lunch-box on the river bank.
Take some time to relax or swim in the river.
The second part of the tour will take you through the old town of Mtsensk located on the banks of the Zusha river. The town features golden church domes and marvelous residential houses of the 19th century. The route will finally lead you off the paved track and onto the dirt road and narrow lanes.
Return to the hotel.
Dinner at hotel.
Russian “banya” (sauna)
Depart for the bike tour.
The tour will take you through forests and ravines of the village Glazunovo which belonged to the Sheremetev family since the 17th century. At the beginning of the 19th century one of the Sheremetevs built in Glazunovo an outstanding estate: a stone palace with parquet, marble fire places, inlaid furniture, tiled bathrooms, a library, numerous pictures, a pipeline and artesian wells. Later you will learn the story of the first missioner of the pre-Mongol period reverend John Kuksha, a monk of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, enlightener of the old Slavic tribe “vyatichi”.
Return to the hotel.
Lunch in the hotel.
Transfer from the hotel to Mtsensk railway station.
Depart from Mtsensk to Moscow by “Lastochka” train.
* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.
** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.