Learn an old, folk, artistic craft. You will feel like a real artist, using a wooden surface instead of a canvas. You will get a brush, colored paints, and will have the opportunity to express your fantasy on the wooden Russian doll – Matryoshka.
About this activity
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese
A professional guide will meet you in your hotel and you will go to the start of the excursion by subway. On your way, the guide will tell you a brief history of the Moscow subway.
Your private tour will start at the world-famous Kremlin in Izmailovo, based at the famous Vernissage in Izmailovo. You will visit the Museum of Folk Arts. The museum presents different types of folk art and heritage. It combines the original objects and creations of folk craftsmen – ancient folk musical instruments, household items, and utensils, folk clothes, a collection of games and toys, and the folk theater.
Next, you will proceed to the most exciting part of the tour – self-painting of Matryoshka. A professional guide will tell you about the history of the dolls, the types of painting, the difference between the dolls from different regions, and the method and material for the manufacture of the Russian souvenir. Then you will attend a special workshop where you can make your own doll, which you will take with you as a real Russian souvenir. At the end of the tour, the guide will accompany you to the nearest metro station.
Tour with a private, professional guide (please select your preferred language)
Public transport ticket
Hotel drop-off by public transport (optional)
Hotel drop-off by car (optional)
Food and beverages
Prepare for the activity
What to bring
Know before you go
This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.