A walk through the manors of great writers – Road.Travel

A walk through the manors of great writers

Road Trip Route. Visit the estates of the great poets., Explore the city of Tula and find a horseshoe., To see the oldest Russian Kremlin in the city of Zaraysk., Buy local sweets.

Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anton Chekhov, Andrei Bolotov - universally recognized classics of world literature. Each of them is brilliant, each of them is unique and unforgettable. On this journey, you have the opportunity to touch the era of each of them, visiting their manors and family estates. The travel scenario 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 buy Tula gingerbread and Belove Pastille - the main delicacies of this region.

Arts and Creativity, Families with Kids. From: Moscow

Darina Frantz. Travel Expert.

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

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


The restaurant itself is located in a forest area. There are also houses, playgrounds, children's corners and swings on the territory. You will be surprised with delicious homemade food. Guests recommend tasting borscht and dumplings.

Дом-музей Л. Н. Толстого

Yasnaya Polyana is a unique Russian estate, a family estate of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. It is here that one can truly "plunge" into the world of his works.

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 meet the sunset and admire the picturesque Kazan embankment overlooking the Tula Kremlin. A great place for a walk. There are bicycles for rent and electric cars.

Check In

At the end of this beautiful day, take a walk to the Check in bar and restaurant. Pleasant interior, extensive menu: from cold snacks to hot dishes, delicious cocktails and even live music on weekends.

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 antiquity, touch the historical monument, buy souvenirs (real Tula gingerbread and Belove pastila). The temple in the Kremlin is not always open to the public.

Тульский государственный музей оружия / Tula State Museum of Weapons

Visit the unique Museum of Russian arms. There are unique exhibits created by the legendary Tula masters. And on the second floor in the center of the hall you can see a horseshoe flea!

Бронепоезд no.13

The history of creation of armored train No. 13 is connected with the heroic defense of Tula in 1941. Named in the commonplace "Tula worker", the armoured train came alive as an interactive museum, located at the Railway Station. Monday and Tuesday are weekends.

Гриль-бар Дрова

I recommend lunch at the restaurant "Firewood". Pay attention to the positions from the grill menu. They say they have excellent meat cooked on open fire.

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 historical part of the city. Here you can taste dishes of traditional Russian cuisine.

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 defense architecture of the first third of the 16th century, the smallest of the surviving Kremlin of Russia. You will learn a lot of interesting things from the history of construction and military art.

Поместье Ф.М. Достоевского в Даровом

The birthplace of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and his two subsequent generations. The territory of the manor is located in a picturesque place where you can feel the spirit of history.

Soul Bar & Kitchen

Worthy dishes of European and Russian cuisine at very tasty prices! Pay attention to the salad with shrimps. They say they have a special salad.

Melikhovo Village (с. Мелихово)

Getting to the estate of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, you will feel the spiritual and warm atmosphere of this place. Take a leisurely walk along the alleys, look into the house-museum and take some photos as a souvenir. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Бургерная Бургер&Фрайс от Мираторг

Juicy and yummy burger! Maybe that's exactly what the soul wants?