You will learn how the glory of the city of armourers was born and you will understand how much in Tula is connected with the blacksmith's heritage. Hear about the dawn of the famous dynasty of Russian entrepreneurs - the Demidovs. You will also get acquainted with the quarters of the old merchant buildings, find out what is the peculiarity of the Tula Kremlin, and discover modern city projects. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 2.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 4.5 on 12 reviews 4000 rubles per tour Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Glory of the Tula masters Let's start with the birth of the city, when the Vyatichi tribes settled at the confluence of the Tulitsa and Upa rivers in the middle of the 12th century. You will learn how those proud, courageous, hardworking and savvy people became famous for the skill of making weapons. As passed on from generation to generation, honing the art. And how they struck the Moscow Tsar Vasily III, who commanded at the end of the 15th century to settle the best gunsmiths in a separate Kuznetsk settlement. Listen to the anthem of the city and understand why they say that you can assemble a gun from the names of Tula streets. If you wish, visit Museum of weapons "Helmet" and see the old Armory… You can also take photos at the Lefty and the Horseshoe of Happiness and make a wish at Tuliachk - a monument to all artisans
About the Demidov dynasty Let's talk separately about the origin of the famous family of the richest Russian entrepreneurs. I will tell you how a simple weapons smith received the nobility from the hands of Peter the Great himself and how he laid the foundation for a dynasty of eminent breeders and landowners. I will also show you the Demidovs necropolis and a monument to the founder of the family
The spirit of Tula antiquity We will not ignore the merchant streets - you will see the preserved houses of the 19th century, look into the estate of the Salnikovs - now a modern quarter with a cafe, the Toy Museum and the Tula Tsvetnoy Boulevard. Take a walk through Kazan embankment and get to know the history of the 16th century monument - Tula Kremlin: Find out how it is similar to Italian palace ensembles and what makes it different from most Russian medieval fortresses. And also see the oldest Orthodox church in Tula - Blagoveshchensky cathedral 17th century
In addition, you will learn how Tula acquired A literal horse and where they placed an almost real mushroom meadow. Evaluate the first project implemented in Russia - online portal to Moscow… And the tour will end at the Ferris wheel, from which you can appreciate the city panoramas from a bird's eye view.
- Entrance tickets to museums are paid additionally: Museum of Weapons - 450 rubles / adult, pensioners and students - 300 rubles, schoolchildren free of charge, excursion to the museum - 1250 / group up to 5 people; Kremlin - 80 rubles / adult, 60 rubles / student; Ferris wheel - 250 rubles / person
- Take care of comfortable shoes and clothes for walking
The beginning of the excursion on the street. Mendeleevskaya. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.