Travel service Russpass offers Muscovites four routes as options for walking outside the city during the New Year holidays. They are suitable for both families with children and large companies. The author’s routes to the sights of the Moscow region are free and allow you to plan your trip yourself.
Those who want to leave the metropolis for a while and get a lot of positive emotions should use the route. This is a universal guide to Kolomna. Getting to Kolomna from Moscow is easy both by car and by train. The city is known for carefully preserving the history of local crafts. You can make sure of this by visiting the Kolomenskiy Gramophone Museum, the Fragrant Joys Museum and Manufactory and the Pastille Museum Factory. All these places are included in the route. In addition, you can visit the Museum of Art of the XX-XXI centuries and see the most famous and important architectural monument — the ensemble of the Kolomna Kremlin.
An hour and a half drive from the capital, the ancient city of Dmitrov is located on the banks of the Moscow Canal. The route offers to visit the main city attraction — the Dmitrov Kremlin. It is best to start exploring the city from there. You can continue walking along Kropotkinskaya Street, which is often called the local Arbat. Along it there is an ensemble of sculptures “Citizens” depicting typical residents of the city of the XVIII-XIX centuries. The program also includes a visit to the frog Museum. After all, this amphibian is considered an unofficial symbol of the city.
Zvenigorod is worth going to for the sake of manors, clean air and picturesque slopes. The city is even called Russian Switzerland, and in its history there are many interesting facts related to famous writers. The route will make sure of this. For example, on Moskovskaya Street there is a monument to A.P. Chekhov, installed for the 150th anniversary of the writer’s birth. For some time the playwright lived and worked here as a zemstvo doctor.
Near Zvenigorod is the poetic birthplace of A.S. Pushkin — the historical estates of Zakharovo and Bolshye Vyazemy. Here, in the grandmother’s estate near Moscow, the poet spent his childhood. He also came here during the most difficult periods of his life.
Now the territories of the estates are included in The State Historical and Literary Museum-Reserve of A.S. Pushkin.
Another notable address in the route through Zvenigorod is the Museum of Russian Dessert. His collections are dedicated to the traditions of tea drinking.
Manors, picturesque lakes and an 18th-century palace can be seen nearby in Solnechnogorsk. A walk along the route will allow you to see the real architectural gems of the Moscow region. For example, the estates of Shakhmatovo and Tarakanovo, united in State Memorial Museum-reserve of D.I. Mendeleev and A.A. Blok. The guests of Solnechnogorsk will be surprised by the history of the local Bottomless Lake, which is called the “eye of the Earth”. There are a lot of legends surrounding it, connected with its mysterious origin and shape.
In total, 10 tourist routes are available to Russpass users in the Moscow region. Travelers will be able to find options for walking around Serpukhov, Podolsk, Krasnogorsk and other cities.
Make an exciting trip to Moscow region is possible both by private car and using public transport. You can pay for travel between the capital and the region with a Troika card. This made trips to The Moscow region is more accessible and convenient.
Since January 2021, the SberTroika ticket system based on the Troika card has been operating in the Moscow region. Passengers can pay for travel with a single card both in Moscow and in the Moscow region on all types of transport — buses, trains, and metro.
The purchase of the “Troika” became possible at 32 more bus stations and Mostransavto bus stations. When paying with a Troika card, a loyalty system operates in the transport of the Moscow region. The more trips a passenger makes in 30 days, the more he saves. You can top up the Troika card in one of the convenient ways, including on Russpass. This allows users of the service to make payments without leaving the resource. Since the start of the project, more than 21 million trips have been made, and since the beginning of 2022 — more than 16.7 million.
The digital travel service Russpass helps you quickly and easily plan a trip to Russia. On Russpass you can book a hotel, buy train and air tickets, book a table in a restaurant and much more. The service allows you to create an individual route for selected tourist locations in a few clicks or use a ready-made offer. More than 5.5 thousand offers of tourist trips to the regions of Russia are available on Russpass.
The digital travel service Russpass was developed on the initiative of the Moscow Government. The implementation of the project is supervised by the Committee on Tourism of the City of Moscow together with the Department of Information Technology.