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Route:Moscow
Code:MOS-005
Duration:see options
Date:upon request
Discounts:%30 (2 people);
%35 (3 people);
%40 (4 people);
Difficulty:Not applicable
Cost:299 USD
-per person;
- [option #1]

Pasternak's grave

Pasternak's house in Peredelkino

  Doctor Zhivago and Pasternak

 Boris Pasternak

"Leaving the motherland will equal death for me. I am tied to Russia by birth, by life and work."

In 1958, Russian poet and novelist, Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was awarded the Nobel Prize for his famous novel Doktor Zhivago, but declined the honor because of the protests of the Soviet goverment. The novel was banned in the Soviet Union and Pasternak was expelled from the Union of Soviet Writers. After Doctor Zhivago reached the West, it was soon translated into 18 languages.

On May 31, 1988, Pasternak's museum and grave were visited by Mrs. Reagan, a longtime admirer of the "Dr. Zhivago" novel. She said the noontime visit to the wooded Moscow suburb of Peredelkino ''impressed me greatly. It was very, very touching."

Highlights:

  • Feel the connnection between "Doctor Zhivago" & Pasternak.
  • Enjoy the silent countryside of Peredelkino.

    Itinerary:

    [Option #1] - 5 hours, by private car w/bilingual guide:
    Morning departure from Moscow. Drive (~ 1 hour) to Peredelkino village. Upon arrival, excursion to Pasternak's house (~ 1 hours). Next, our guide will take you for a walk accross the field to Pasternak's grave (~1 hour). Free time (~ 30 min). Return to Moscow.

    Included:

  • Professional guide;
  • Transportation from/to Moscow as described;
  • Museum admission fee (incl. guide);

    Not included:

  • Meals or snacks;
  • Photo/Video surcharges;
  • Special exhibitions fees;
  • Time/Fees for pick ups outside of the city center perimeter;
  • Travel/Health insurance;

    Related Tours:
    Cities of the Czars
    Dostoevsky's Petersburg
    Kremlin & Red Square highlights
    Language Class
    Moscow the City
    Russian capitals - the Starter
    The Czar of Russian Poetry
    The Legacy of Doctor Zhivago
    Welcome to St. Petersburg - day tours

    Comments:

  • Pasternak' dacha (summer house)-museum business hours:
    Thu-Sun 10am-4pm. Closed Mon-Wed & last day of each month.
  • * If you are booking this tour by train, be aware that there is a hike (~ 30 min) from the train stop to the museum.
  • During the fall and winter seasons, to avoid the chance of a cold or rainy day, it is best to take the tour by private car.



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