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Yasnaya Polyana Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy

Oktyabrskaya St., 12, Yasnaya Polyana 301214, Russia
+7 487 517-61-25
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quiet in September , but such perfect atmosphere

Well worth the laborious trek via Tula and two marshrutki....The tour round the garden and... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Awesome Setting!

We had a great experience at Yasnaya Polyana. We had the opportunity to ride horses on the estate... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
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Oktyabrskaya St., 12, Yasnaya Polyana 301214, Russia
+7 487 517-61-25
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Well worth the laborious trek via Tula and two marshrutki....The tour round the garden and house was superbly executed by Ol'ga , just the right level of information . Profoundly moving and spiritual - Russia has done this so , so well The food at...More

Thank colincreighton
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had a great experience at Yasnaya Polyana. We had the opportunity to ride horses on the estate, and I would highly recommend this to any who have the chance. The tour of the garden and sampling of the honey made on the estate was...More

Thank tsampson2017
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Good for a half-day long walk in the park. The Tolstoy mansion isn't really an attraction, so do not waste your 2 hours on it, if you are not a particular fan of his. The park is best to be visited in late spring or...More

Thank Natalia P
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to see! Must see! House of Tolstoy family, thousands of real things(not copies, but original), huge park, master-class, horses, you will love it! Tour guide tells you and involve even your 3 y.o. son! Very interesting. The only problem is to have a...More

Thank MarinaBabitskaya
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I visited the Leo Tolstoy Estate at Yasnaya Polyana as I find the author's work fascinating. When we got there we were greeted by our guide 'Olga' who speaks excellent English and who's passion for the history of Leo Tolstoy is amazing. We were taken...More

1  Thank Neil B
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Estate is beautiful but a little tricky to locate by public bus from Tula. There is a lack of signage so if you struggle with Russian language maybe try and come on a planned excursion. The estate is beautiful and we went when all...More

4  Thank Elliemae521
Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you like Tolstoy and nature you need to come here. If you have never heard about Tolstoy it's still worth to come. Huge territory with loads of different gardens. When you walk there you can try to imagine how he walked there. Also you...More

1  Thank Tasha_Metamorfosis
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Tolstoj's estate of Jasnaja Poljana is absolutely remarkable. The house is as it was in over a hundred years ago. So much history. All of his precious books are in his personal library and then there's remarkable portraits on the wall. We caught the bus...More

2  Thank JackLV
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Leo Tolstoy was born in this house (Tolstoy called it Yasnaya Polyana). He wrote “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina” here. He was buried here, too. The house became Tolstoy’s memorial museum in 1921. The museum has Tolstoy's collections/writings of more than 20,000 books and...More

1  Thank Chuang004
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a beautiful estate a few kilometers outside Tula. You may walk the grounds, enjoy crafts and nature for a very nominial fee. Or for a few more rubles you can take a guided tour that includes the interiors of two buildings including the...More

2  Thank L W
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Response from MarinaBabitskaya | Reviewed this property |
For foreigners it is better to take taxi, but hotel taxi. Or to upload the application for ordering taxi(Yandex or RuTaxi) there you will see the final price.