The Golden Ring refers to a 700km long route around architectural and artistic riches of old Russian towns which is еру most enchanting way of learning more about Russia. It forms a circle of big and small old towns preserved their great historical and architectural wonders. This is the ancient heart of Russia as it was many centuries ago. The fortress walls made of white stone, golden onions of the domes, bell rings of the monasteries, frescoes and icons — the Golden Ring give a chance to catch the spirit of the medieval Rus. Due to immense restoration work done, genuine masterpieces of Russian art are revealed for public.
Day 1: WELCOME TO MOSCOW
Arrival in Moscow, individual transfer to the hotel of chosen category. In the afternoon sightseeing tour with your private guide. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: MOSCOW KREMLIN AND TRETYAKOV GALLERY
After breakfast you’ll visit famous Moscow Kremlin at the Red Square and Tretyakov Gallery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: DEPARTURE TO VLADIMIR
Breakfast. Departure for Vladimir at 14:15 by the train “Sapsan”. Individual transfer to hotel “Vladimirskiy dvorik” or “Vladimir”. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: VlLADIMIR – SUZDAL - VLADIMIR
Breakfast at the hotel. Then departure for Suzdal where you will explore local Kremlin, Rozhdestvenskiy Cathedral, Sobornaya belfry, Spaso-Evfimiev Monastery and the museum of Wooden architecture. Return to Vladimir, overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: VLADIMIR – KOSTROMA
After breakfast and check out you will depart for Bogoliubovo with Pokrov-na-Nerli church visit and a little walk along the Nerl River. Then walking tour in Vladimir where you’ll be able to see Uspenskiy and Dmitrovskiy Cathedrals. Transfer to Kostroma in the evening. Accommodation at “Volga” hotel, overnight.
Day 6: KOSTROMA – YAROSLAVL
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion at Ipatiev monastery. After that, departure for Yaroslavl where you’ll have sightseeing tour with Kremlin and Ilia-Prorok church. Accommodation at “Ring Premier” hotel and overnight.
Day 7: BACK TO MOSCOW
After breakfast transfer to Moscow with stops in Rostov Velikiy (with Kremlin visit) and in Sergiev Posad. In the evening transfer to the airport and return flight.