Homesteads, merchants and artisans – Day 2: Tula - Yasnaya Polyana, Serpukhov.

On the second day I suggest to get acquainted with one of the most famous estates of Moscow region - Yasnaya Polyana in Tula. Take a short walk through the most interesting places and finish your trip in a small town Serpukhov, getting acquainted with its history.
Homesteads, merchants and artisans
Travel distance by car: 343 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Kaluga, Tula, Serpukhov, Moscow, Yasnaya Polyana, Kvan'

Trip duration: 2 days

Maria Mamedli

Hyundai Solaris

Gazpromneft filling station #76

It's a great trip, isn't it? And for it to be dynamic, come to the Gazpromneft filling station, take water and a snack.

Музей-усадьба Л. Н. Толстого «Ясная Поляна»


We leave the hotel early to continue our acquaintance with merchant Russia in the museum estate Yasnaya Polyana. The estate itself consists of several buildings, but the center of attention is certainly the house of Leo Tolstoy, the writer lived here for almost 50 years. The very nature and landscape of the place create a certain romantic mood, this place can be visited at any time of year. It is also worth visiting the writer's grave and visiting the houses of Volkonskie and Kuzminskie wing. If necessary, you can have a snack in a cafe near the estate before your visit.



I recommend lunch at the Berendey Restaurant. It serves excellent dishes of Russian cuisine. The restaurant also has its own territory with children's corners.

Тульский кремль

Historic Sites

After a busy lunch, we melt into the city of Tula. Here we will walk around the historical center, capturing the most important sights: Tula Kremlin and temples of XVII-XIX centuries. There are also about 10 different museums there: Museum of Arms, Museum of Samovars, Museum of Demidovs and others. We will finish our acquaintance with the history of Tula by visiting the Kremlin trading rows, where you can buy Tula souvenirs and sweets. All objects are very close to each other, so the walk will take only a short time.

Высоцкий мужской монастырь


We go to the final point of our route - the city of Serpukhov. In the center of the city you can glimpse by car, but the stop is worth making at Vysotsky Monastery. Very well-groomed territory and beautiful architecture will wonderfully complement the image of merchants and crafts of the Middle Ages.


Tea Rooms

After a busy day, it's worth a peek at Matron's teahouse. Vareniki with potatoes, pancakes with apples and fragrant tea will wonderfully complement the end of our journey. After dinner we'll go to Moscow.