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Yasnaya Polyana and Tula Tour powered by Lonely Planet experiences

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the charming and serene parks and buildings of Yasnaya Polyana, better known as the Leo Tolstoy Estate, with a local by your side.
  • Enjoy a picnic in a meadow, soaking up picturesque views and tasting pirozhki pastries and pryanik.
  • Eat as the locals do at a traditional local cafeteria, where we sample pelmeni or vareniki dumplings and drink mors.
  • Take a walk around historic Tula, from Lenin Square to the Kremlin, and learn more about the city’s past.
  • Shop for locally made, sustainable products in the old town of Tula.
  • Get six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
Adults (Ages 12+)
Children (Ages 6-11)

Explore the Estate of Leo Tolstoy

Take a literary pilgrimage to the countryside estate of Leo Tolstoy, one of the world’s most celebrated writers. Discover the main sites of Tula and enjoy an authentic lunch at the locals’ favorite cafe. This full-day tour from Moscow offers a glimpse into the illustrious life and works of the man responsible for War and Peace and a welcome opportunity to escape the capital for the day and explore a different side of Russia.

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Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English speaking guide, return train tickets to Tula (please remember to email us a copy of your passport so that we can buy these in advance: [email protected]), all public transport, entry to Yasnaya Polyana, picnic at Yasnaya Polyana, lunch at a local cafeteria in Tula (including pelmeni or vareniki and one drink), one pryanik (local treat)

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, shopping and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 10 hours plus 5 hours of travel
  • Meeting point: Main entrance of Kursky Railway Station (Entrance #1), Kurskaya metro station.
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  • Starting time: 7.50 am
  • Ending point: Kursky Railway Station