When Ivan the Terrible became angry with the people of Moscow he decided to move the capital to Alexandrov. He rebuilt the monastery as a residence. It was here that he tragically killed his eldest son in a fit of anger. This terrible event was the beginning of a time of great trouble (smutnoe vremya). Include Alexandrov as one of your day trips from Moscow.
Alexandrov is about 120 k to the north east of the center of Moscow. The drive is about 2-3 hours. Allow about 7 or 8 hours door to door.
Includes transport, guide, entry to the museums.
RUSSIA TRAVEL PACKAGES
A selection of Russian tours to take as they are or adjust to your needs.
THE GOLDEN RING
Visit the heart of ancient Russia. What is the Golden Ring?
What you can see in Moscow.
MOSCOW DAY TRIPS
Get out of Moscow and take a relaxing trip to some of these places
Some of the sights to see in Petersburg
LAKE BAIKAL TOURS
Hiking and trekking around the world's deepest lake in the heart of Siberia
Come and work in the field on a Russian Archaeological dig. Full training given on site.
TRAVEL TIPS & SERVICES
Getting around in Russia