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Golden Ring Programs

THE GOLDEN RING OF RUSSIA

Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal - Kostroma - Yaroslavl - Sergiev Posad - Moscow

 

The 'Golden Ring' consist of small ancient towns around Moscow. It is most popular tourist route through the Russian provinces. The towns'

churches, monasteries, fortresses (kremlins) are incredibly picturesque, and the museums represent the most superb examples of early Russian craft-work. The most visited places are Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal, but Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov-Veliky and Pereyaslavl-zalessky are also attractive in their different ways.

 

HISTORY COMES ALIVE ON THIS FASCINATING TOUR AS YOU VISIT OLD RUSSIAN SITES 

 

DAY 01

 

Arrival in Moscow

Tourists are greeted at the airport, assisted with transfer to hotel

The rest of the day is free to relax or to begin to explore our majestic city   

Welcome dinner in the hotel

 

DAY 02

 

Breakfast in the hotel. Local coach and guide for full day sightseeing:

City sightseeing tour with visit to the legendary Red Square, see breathtaking

St.Basils cathedral and a spectacular view of the Kremlin and other beautiful places of Moscow                       

Enter the Kremlin and reveal a city within the city                       

Step at the Cathedral square with its famous churches:                       

St.Michael the Archangel, the Annunciation, and the Assumption                       

After early dinner in the hotel, we invite you to the famous Moscow circus

 

DAY 03 

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Deluxe coach transfer to Vladimir (founded in 1108 on the banks of the river Klyazma, it is the scene of many historic events)                       

Sightseeing excursion around Vladimir.

Transfer to the next town of Golden Ring world famous Suzdal ancient capital of Suzdal principality that is justly famed for its history and architecture

Accommodation in the hotel in Suzdal.

Welcome dinner in the hotel.

 

DAY 04

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Sightseeing tour around Suzdal with a visit to the monastery and Kremlin

An authentic Russian lunch in native home with folklore show entertainment   

Departure to Kostroma, an old town, built o the bank of the Great Russian river Volga

Accommodation and Dinner in the hotel in Kostroma

 

DAY 05

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Sightseeing tour around the town, visit to the Church on Debr, Bogoyavlensky monstary, Ipatiy Monastery with Trinity Cathedral. 

Optional enjoy a boat trip on the Volga river

Departure to Yaroslavl, ancient capital of principality via Tolgskiy monaster.

Panoramic city tour in Yaroslavl

Accommodation in the hotel and dinner in the hotel.

 

DAY 06  

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Take the morning trip to Yaroslavl where you will visit the nunnery, Tolgskiy monastery, and have a panoramic tour of the city

Continue trip to Rostov-The-Great on the lake Nero where one of the oldest Kremlin is located. Russian master craftsmen put inexhaustible fantasy and skill into every Rostovs Kremlin buildings and all of them will delight you with its beauty

Continue trip to Sergiev Posad

Excursion in the town with a visit to St.Sergiy-Trinity Laura - the sacred monastery founded by Sergiy Radonezhsky. The buildings were built during the time of Ivan the Terrible                

Here tourists see the very famous works of the greatest Russian icon-artist Andrey Rublev

Dinner in a local restaurant with vodka tasting and then return to Moscow   

Overnight in a hotel in Moscow

 

DAY 07

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Morning tour to Kolomenskoe - the former estate place of Ivan the Terrible, with beautiful landscape dominating over Moscow river and authentic medieval buildings

Afternoon for leisure

Farewell dinner in a carefully chosen city restaurant

 

DAY 08

 

Breakfast in the hotel

Escorted transfer to airport or station

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE TOUR COST IN HALF TWIN AS FOLOWS:

 

BASED ON HOTELS HOLIDAY INN - "PUSHKARSKAYA SLOBODA" - SNOW MAIDEN - RING PREMIER - HOLIDAY INN

 

 

BASED ON HOTELS IZMAILOVO - KLYAZMA - VOLGA - IZMAILOVO