There are 1040 free walking tours around all historical sites along the Boulevard Ring and in Kolomenskoye Park for the guests of the festival. Their peculiarity is that the guides are from different times, from Antiquity to the Civil War. A real time travel awaits you.
Participants can choose 20 different routes, each about 40 minutes long. The guide will introduce you to:
Tours are held every day from 7 to 16 June.
Here is the schedule of tours along the Boulevard Ring:
Weekdays: 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00;
Weekend: 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, 18:30, 20:00
Here is the schedule of tours in Kolomenskoye park:
Daily: 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Tours are free, but you need to register through the TimePad system using the link in the schedule or at the info service of the festival sites. Registration opens on June 5th.
Tours are limited to a group of 15 people.
The meeting place is the info service at each festival site.
Do not forget to put on comfortable shoes, take a bottle of water and be in a good mood!
The Civil war is one of the most controversial periods of the national history. We want to consider it from the positions of the White and Red armies in order to understand why they fought, see the war and hold legendary equipment and weapons. Both sides are looking forward to seeing volunteers in their agitation camps.
Craft and production are the basis of any civilization. Therefore, any reconstruction starts from them. We present you the crafts popular in Europe and the Middle East of the 9-11th centuries. From stone and wood carving to creating masterpieces of military weapons, from simple baskets to exquisite jewels. Our masters will show you how the culture of the Middle Ages was created.
Do you know what the Great Silk Road is? This is the luxury of the Caliph palaces, the wonders of the Byzantine masters, deftness and cleverness of the Khazar warriors. The ancient East is ready to reveal to you a part of its secrets.
The Great Ottoman Empire. What comes to your mind when you hear about it? Turkish coffee, oriental bazaar or famous harems? Someone will surely remember the legendary Turkish janissaries, who terrified all Eastern Europe. Come and see the culture of one of the greatest empires of the world.
The Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878 is the war for the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman rule, which eventually became the main confrontation of the Russian and Ottoman Empires. The guests of the site will see the glorious episode of our history, learn in detail about the tactics, strategy of battles, weapons and life of the soldiers of two armies.
Peter the Great. During the first 10 years of his reign, Peter I completely changed the alignment of political forces in Europe, “opened a window to Europe”, “planted his feet firmly by the sea” and expanded the territory of Russia to the borders of Poland after expelling Sweden from the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. Our guests will learn about the great emperor, his army and his enemies.
Merchantry was the basis of the economy of many states of medieval Europe, including Russia. Merchants were economists, researchers, warriors, and sometimes even robbers. The princes relied on them, they were respected by ordinary people. Our site will tell about all aspects of one of the most dangerous and respected crafts in Russia.
Legendary Vikings – who are they? Where did they come from and what leave in history? How did they communicate? What was their life like? What about weapons? You will get all the answers at the site. Moreover, you will feel like part of the squad in numerous workshops and competitions.
The visitors can see the reconstruction of an episode of the heroic defense of Sevastopol in the war with the allied forces of France, England, Turkey and Sardinia in the period from 1854 to 1855. The guests can see a peaceful and military part of the city, a front line, a camp of the allied forces and war trophies. They can also help the city defenders to make the front line fortifications and take part in active and tactical games.
The American Civil War is a dramatic chapter in American history of the middle of the 19th century. Guests of the site will see the soldiers’ lives, different types of uniforms, equipment, weapons and personal belongings of the soldiers. Anyone can go all the way from enlistment to learning the basics of training. This zone also focuses on civilians, with their role and contribution to the army, from various organizations, such as the Christian and Sanitary Commissions.
The Age of Discovery has begun. Christopher Columbus brought news of an amazing new continent and the whole of Europe looked forward to new discoveries. So did the scholars and scientists. Ancient manuscripts and the latest research in the field of humanities and exact and natural sciences, theological disputes and even noble fights can be seen in the field camp of one of the oldest universities in England.
The war ended. The troops stationed in the city and suburbs of Paris serve, keep order and enjoy their time. They deserved this after long marches and severe battles. Confrontation gave place to a peaceful life and the sides had their own roles. The city lives in anticipation of guests. Severe soldiers and romantic artists, cheerful city women and talkative merchants are ready to tell their stories.
For dozens of centuries, outposts of many states were built on the Crimean peninsula. One of them was the ancient Rome. In the 1st century AD, Taurica was put under direct Roman rule and Roman troops were stationed there. We will show you how the soldiers and auxiliary units looked, lived and trained.
Everyday life of the late 16th-century Muscovy will unfold before the guests. The intelligent and educated tsar Ivan the Terrible runs the country. Over the 27 years of his reign, he multiplied the welfare of the country and almost doubled its territory. Trade and printing, the development of artillery, crafts and industry – you can see all that at the festival.
There are festival venues dedicated to the 14th and 16th centuries In Kolomenskoye park.
General highlight tours around them will show the evolution of military equipment, and life and clothes.
The history of the heyday of the Middle Ages – from wild and festive jousts to the cruel Thirty Years’ War, which wiped out 2/3 of the population of South Germany – takes about an hour.
Изогнутый стебель лилии — символ стиля модерн — определил ведущую эстетическую тенденцию эпохи – стремление избегать неестественных для природы прямых линий и углов. Женщина эпохи модерна сравнима с цветком — тонкая талия в корсете, s-образный силуэт, пышная, искусно уложенная, прическа, нарядное кружево. Но за изяществом образа уже стоят те стремительные трансформации, что происходили в обществе, культуре, моде и дали старт к изменению социальной роли женщины. На экскурсии мы обратимся к тем поискам, что стоят за воссозданием костюма, к экспериментам, что проводит реконструктор, изучая повседневность, к опыту погружения в эпоху.