A couple of days outside of Moscow
June 13, 2012 4:44 PM Subscribe
Where should I go for a couple of days outside of Moscow with my young son?
posted by spbmp to Travel & Transportation around Russian Federation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm taking my seven-year-old son to visit my brother's family in Moscow in July, but we want to go off for a couple of days on our own while they're otherwise occupied. I've been considering taking the overnight train to Tallinn and back, with a hotel night in the middle. I think the overnight train would be pretty fun for him in itself, and he got excited when I told him about it. But a 2nd class coupe on that train is looking more expensive than I'd thought, so I'm exploring other options.
Do you have favorite Golden Ring cities or other excursions?
What did you think of Tallinn if you've visited?
I'd like the trip to be enriching and cool, and have something different from Moscow. Perhaps it should be not-too-challenging in terms of managing ourselves with my modest Russian skills, since I won't have another grown-up to let off steam with when things get tricky. (Or maybe I should be more adventurous.) Some nature might be nice too, perhaps, if it doesn't take away from the other-placey-ness too much.
And to squeeze in one more bit, any concerns about sharing a non-lux coupe in an overnight train with my kid and a couple of strangers? I'm not too worried about real danger, but just wondering what do you think it'd be like for the little guy?