In the 17thC the Patriarch Nikon thought to build a new Jerusalem in Istra. He managed to recreate some of the ancient places of Jerusalem including an underground church. In general the architecture represented here is quite unique and the area is also rich in natural beauty and is a favorite summer weekend getaway for Muscovites. It is also one of our favorite Moscow day trips. An unforgettable part of your Russian travel.
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