"My Russia House" for all who want to experience Russia up close. You live in "your" Russia House in a small village in Russia's north. You get your water from a well, chop wood for the fireplace, for travelling to a shop you use a horse sleigh in the winter and horse carts in the summer and you cook together with Ludmilla Nordic specialties. A travel experience for adventurer.
Discover Russia's north in your Russia house!
AC=accommodation, B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
Day 1 Moscow
Arrival in Moscow, we send you on request offers for arrival and departure and meet you at the airport or hotel (transfer not included in the tour price).
Your NordRail train journey starts at 20:00pm. Train travel in 2nd class 4 bed sleeping compartment (1st class 2 bed sleeping compartment or 2nd class compartments for 2 persons are bookable, extra charge) AC train.
Day 2 NordRail-train journey to Nyandoma & Kargopol (B,D)
Nyandoma you have reached in the morning, breakfast was served in the train compartment.
Transfer to Kargopol. (80 km) and city tour Kargopol including visit the bell tower. You can have a lunch at a restaurant. Visit the Cultural Center Bereginya, a centre of folk trades.
Later you drive to village Lyadiny (37 km) and you move into your cozy house. Ljudmilla shows you everything, whre you take your firewood and find goods and drinks.
The village Ljadiny in northern Russia has a public phone, post, medicine point, two museums and shops. Here you have the unique opportunity to participate in the Russian country life: milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, potatoes and vegetables can also be bought directly by the locals.
The appearance of the village is determined by the fascinating beauty of the ensemble of wooden architecture of the XVIII. Century.
Your accommodation is a wooden house in the village center with bedroom apartment. The house is warm, clean and comfortable. The kitchen in the house has a stove, fridge, toilet in the house, in the yard there is a Russian bath. AC house Lyadiny
Day 3 Lyadiny (L)
The breakfast you prepare by yourself. Today you will experience the typical Russian country life in northern Russia. They walk through the village to the old well to draw water, you chop wood for the stove so that you have fire in the evening.
The lunch will be prepared together with Ljudmilla and you learn how to prepare the finest Nordic pies with a thin crust. For shopping you get a horse sleigh or horse carts from the neighbors. AC house Ljadiny
Day 4 Kargopol (D)
The breakfast you prepare by yourself.
At noon, you will be picked up and you drive over the country through the old villages Fominskaya ans Oschevensk to Kargopol with a stop and visit in the settlement Archangelo with open-air museum of architecture of the 18th Century.
Dinner in Kargopol and finally visit of the former aristocratic estate Fomin with woodcarving. Transfer to the railway station Nyandoma early evening and return to Moscow by train. AC train
Day 5 Moscow
Your arrival in Moscow is about 10:00 am in the morning, on request, we bring you to the airport or hotel (transfer not included in the tour price).
Minimum number of participants: no
Maximum number of participants: 4
the tour price includes:
Train travel in 2nd class 4 bed sleeping compartment (1st class 2 bed sleeping compartment or 2nd class compartments for 2 persons are bookable, extra charge)
Railway routes: Moscow – Nyandoma – Moscow
Trip to Kargopol & Lyadiny
Overnight stays in “your” Russia House with living-apartment, kitchen, bath / toilet.
Meals: as tour description, day 2: Arrival at village Ljadiny all foods available to you, beverages can still be bought
All excursions as described, according to the program including entrance fees
English-speaking guide from / to Nyandoma and in the village Lyadiny
all fees for local registration
Services not included
Meals and beverages at meals, except mentioned, tips, expenses of personal needs, personal travel insurance, visa fees
Prices in Euro / person
Russia House for 3 persons 490. -
Russia House for 2 persons 590. -
Russia House for 1 person 790. -
train rides 1st class / 2 person compartment 180.-
train rides 2nd class / 4 person compartment 140.-
Entry Requirements / participation in travel
For this trip, a passport is required, valid 6 months longer than the end of the trip.
For the Russian visa a free double page in the passport is needed. Please note: to apply Russian visa a travel insurance is needed. All information and documents for visa applications you receive from us, including invitation (visa support).
Health notes: There are no vaccinations or prophylactic measures for this journey necessary