Borodino: Where Napoleon Won and Lost

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  • Enjoy nature and relax on the shores of "Mozhaysk sea"
  • A place and events which inspired Tolstoy's masterpiece "War and Peace"
  • Discover one of Napoleonic wars major battlefields
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of the city
Tour Overview

During this week-end, we offer you to discover places where took place one of the most impressive, symbolic and bloodiest battle of the French Invasion of Russia in 1812: the battle of Borodino, which allowed the capture of empty and ruined Moscow by Napoleon so-called "Grande Armée". The battle of Borodino weakened the French Army, and announced their future long retreat and numerous losses.

Napoleon himself, wrote the following report about the battle of Borodino: "Of the fifty battles I have fought, the most terrible was that before Moscow. The French showed themselves to be worthy victors, and the Russians can rightly call themselves invincible".

The battle of Borodino is a founding event of Russian patriotism.

In the evening, transfer from Moscow to our accommodation in Mozhaysk surroundings.

On the following day, we are going to visit Borodino's battlefield and main landmarks.

Then, we will discover Mozhaysk, pretty tiny city where Napoleon established his headquarter after Russian retreat. In the afternoon, excursion to Staroye Selo and free time on the shores of the "Sea of Mozhaysk".

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    07:00 PM - Transfer to Mozhaysk region (about 2 hours, depending on traffic). Installation, dinner and night.
  • Day 2
    Breakfast 10:00 AM - Transfer to Borodino Guided tour of the battlefield: village of Gorky, headquarter of Russian General Kutusov, museum of the battlle of Borodino, house where Leo Tolstoy wrote "Peace and War", monastery of Saviour-of-Brodino, built on the orders of General Tutchkov's wife, in memory of her beloved husband and all fallen Russian soldiers. Lunch during the excursion. Transfer to accommodation, dinner and night.
  • Day 3
    Breakfast 10:00 AM - Transfer to Mozhaysk, small city where Napoleon established his headquarter after Russians retreat. Tour of the city: kremlin, monastery 01:00 PM - Lunch 02:00 PM - Excursion to Staroye Selo, located at the confluence of river "Kolochka" and "Sea of Mojaysk". Visit of the church of Smolensk icon of the Mother of God, witness of the battle of Borodino. Back in 1812, it was a Russian cossacks lookout post to guard the ford of the Kolocha river. Free time on the shores of the "Sea of Mozhaysk". Transfer to Moscow at the end of the day.
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        Price includes
        • Lunches
        • English-speaking guide
        • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
        • Banya
        • Accommodation
        • Letter of invitation
        • Transfers
        • Breakfasts
        • Dinners
        Price does not include
        • Personal expenses and tips
        • Visa fees and travel insurance
        • Optional activities
        • Beverages
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