Moscow – Klin – Moscow
Visit Klin, once a resting place for travellers on the ancient road connecting Moscow and Novgorod, and later Moscow and St. Petersburg. Today, Klin is a charming small town on the picturesque banks of Sestra River, which has retained many monuments to its long history. The town cherishes the memory of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, who called Klin home for almost 9 years, and is also known for its beautiful Christmas decorations!
08:00 Meet your tour leader at the hotel and transfer to the train station by underground train.
08:50 Take the commuter train from Leningradsky train station to Klin (90 km, 1h10min).
10:00 Take a walking tour through the centre of Klin to discover the Trade Rows, Cathedral Square, merchants’ buildings, old mansions, and Resurrection Church (1712).
11:30 Explore the State Museum-Reserve of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays). Visit the house in which the composer lived and worked, as well as other attractions including the Church of the Assumption, memorial park, and manor buildings. Learn about some of the estate’s famous owners and guests and view the “Demyanovo – the estate of Vladimir Ivanovich Taneev 1883-1919” exhibition.
13:30 Lunch in a local café.
14:30 Free time in the centre of Klin.
15:30 Visit a Christmas tree decoration factory (closed on Mondays) to see how the local Christmas decoration masterpieces are made. Continue to the Klinskoye Podvorye Christmas Bauble Museum, where you can learn about the ancient traditions associated with decorating Christmas trees. If you wish, you can buy a unique souvenir to take home.
18:30 Transfer to the train station (15 min).
18:50 Transfer to Moscow by commuter train (90km, 1h).
19:50 Arrive in Moscow.
19:50 Transfer to the hotel by underground train.
20:20 Arrival at the hotel. End of the tour.
Tour duration: 12 hours
RECOMMENDATIONS: Bring comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for the weather. Please note: when visiting Orthodox churches, men must take off their hats while women must cover their heads. We therefore recommend that ladies wishing to visit churches bring along a headscarf.
- All transfers (1-2 pax by sedan type car, 3-7 pax by minivan, 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14+ pax by 40-50 seat bus);
- English-speaking tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole tour;
- Sightseeing tour programme with a local guide and translation into English;
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
Price does not include:
- Extra charges for additional services;
- Tips/gratuities for guides and drivers (although these would be appreciated).