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Staritsa is a favorite city. A tour to Staritsa with a visit to a Museum of Local History and a Bernovo village.

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It is worth to visit Staritsa because of its numerous churches and cathedrals with a inique architecture. A Holy Assumption Monastery - a complex of Ivan the Terrible times, Church of Paraskeva which hasn't got any other analogues among Russia churches, Church of Elijah the Prophet and Borisoglebsky Cathedral: samples of baroque and classicism. 

Staritsa is traditionally included in the list of the most interesting cities to visit in Tver region. Established in 1297, it is one of the most ancient cities of the Upper Volga. In the times of Ivan the Terrible Staritsa, which he called his favorite city, was a royal residence of a Russian monarch. The main sight of Staritsa is a gorgeous men's Holy Assumption Monastery. It was established in 1110, and to its 900 anniversary it was fully renewed and solemnly opened in the presence of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II. 

In former times, the "Bernovo" homestead belonged to a noble family Wolfes, but primarily it is famous because of the name of A.S. Pushkin. His famous works were created here. In the homestead, there is a Museum of A.S. Pushkin, which offers its guests to get acquainted with an exposition, comprising more than 200 exhibits. Every year on the first Sunday of June in Bernovo there is a festival of poetry, dedicated to Pushkin's birthday. The "Bernovo" homestead is also interesting as a bright example of Russian homestead culture of classicism era. An elegant building of the homestead is situated in harmony with a wonderful comfortable park. Visit of the "Bernovo" homestead will impress the experts of architecture of the 18th century as well as lovers of quiet walks around picturesque places.

What's included

  • English-speaking local guide 
  • Transport by private vehicle
What isn't included 
  • Entrance fees to the Staritsa Museum of Local History (60 rubles per person, paid on the spot)
  • Food and drinks
from 25


5 hours

Departs from

The meeting point is on Sovetskaya square

Returns to

Returns to original departure point

Time of departure

8-9 am.

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