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Russian tourists invited to evaluate Lermontov heritage tourism route

10:23 | 11.03.2016 | Society

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Penza, 11 March 2016. PenzaNews. The website of the Russian Tour Operators Association (RTOA) has published a highlight about the two-day Lermontov heritage tourism route, designed for general audience.

Russian tourists invited to evaluate Lermontov heritage tourism route

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The article in question, titled “Singing Tractor Drivers, Balls and Living Water of Penza,” has been written after the impressions of the import replacement committee of the Russian Ministry of Culture that gave the tourism route a try.

According to the article, on the first day, the tourists are able to select their preferred destinations out of a variety of options.

In particular, they can choose to make a highlight tour through the city, visit the Penza Picture Gallery, the Klyuchevsky museum, first and only of its kind in Russia, or the museum of acting which is located in the youth residence of renown stage director Vsevolod Meyerhold. For extra charge, tourists will be able to watch a play by the museum’s experimental theater studio on the same day.

The second day of the tour program is fully dedicated to the visit of “Tarkhany” Lermontov State Museum-Reserve, which is located 99 km away from Penza.

On their way towards the estate, the group of experts visited the eco-zone “Kuvaka” – an optional point of visit for the tourists.

The guests of the region enjoyed a tightly-packed cultural program on arrival to “Tarkhany,” which features a guided tour through the museum, a visit to the local mill, and a detailed delve into the ordinary live in a Russian estate of the nobility in the first half of the 19th century. For extra charge, they can also visit workshops to learn old crafts, take a carriage ride through the far gardens, or participate in a ball dance.

The tour, which is designed for groups of at least 10 people, may cost as low as 7,310 rubles sans traveling to the city, which includes a stay in a twin room in the city center hotel with breakfast and lunch, entry tickets, transportation, and guide services.

“The Penza region offers an incredibly attractive route that cannot be not interesting for tourists,” noted Irina Petrova, expert for the import replacement committee of the Russian Ministry of Culture.

She also added that the region is “truly a Russian literary empire.”

“Here, they know how to show and tell the stories of these famous people,” Irina Petrova stressed.

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