Russian City Tours

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The Golden Ring

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    he Golden Ring of Russia is an itinerary that runs along a series of cities of tourist interest, located northeast of Moscow, in which there are a set of medieval towns with monasteries, churches, cathedrals and kremlins, that collect around

a thousand years of Russian Orthodox history. The "classical route" starts from Moscow, go thru Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky and Sergiev Posad. Some of the places are declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, such as the White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal, a set that is comprised of eight medieval monuments of limestone of Zalesye.

Cost of program:

  • Group 7- 8 travelers- R 32 400 per person sharing
  • Group 9-10 travelers- R 30 300 per person sharing
  • Group 11-14 travelers- R 25 700 per person sharing
  • Group 15-20 travelers- R 24 800 per person sharing
  • Group 11-24 travelers- R 23 100 per person sharing
  • Group 25-30 travelers- R 21 300 per person sharing
  • Group 31-34 travelers- R 20 420 per person sharing
  • Group 35-40 travelers- R 19 500 per person sharing


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    Grand Golden Ring Tour
  • The Golden Ring

    Day1
    Moscow - Vladimir - Transfer from Moscow to Vladimir, bus city tour>

    Lunch in Vladimir

    Depart from Moscow hotel by bus for Vladimir

  • City tour of Vladimir, the old capital of north-eastern Russia.
  • Visit the city`s sights dating back to the 12th century: the Golden Gates, symbolizing the grandeur and power of the ancient Rus, St. Dmitry cathedral dating back to the period prior to the country`s invasion by the Mongols, and the Assumption cathedral-the masterpiece of a white-stone architecture which boasts frescoes by Andrey Rublyov.
  • Visit to the museum "Crystal, lacquer miniature painting and embroidery".
  • Transfer to Bogolyubovo.
  • Transfer to Suzdal, accommodation and dinner in the hotel.
  • Day1
    Bogolyubovo - Transfer to Bogolyubovo, visit to the castle of Grand Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky and the church of the Intercession on the Nerl>

    Visit to the castle of Grand Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky and the church of the Intercession on the Nerl.

    Day1
    Suzdal - Transfer to Suzdal, accommodation in hotel>

    Dinner and Breakfast in the hotel.

    Day2
    Suzdal - City tour>

    City tour of Suzdal.

  • Suzdal is a museum of a city, counting more than 200 historical monuments, many of which are UNESCO Heritage sites.
  • Visit Trading Rows and the Trading square, the Suzdal Kremlin, the Saviour monastery of St. Euthymius and listen to the concert of church bell music, the museum of wooden architecture with the buildings of the 17-19th century, enjoy the panorama of the city from the observation platform Ilyinsky lug.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Depart for Kostroma.
  • Arrive in Kostroma, accommodation and dinner in the hotel. Free time.
  • Day2
    Ivanovo - Transfer to Ivanovo, short bus city tour>

    Drive through the city of Ivanovo for a short city tour.

    Day2
    Kostroma - Transfer to Kostroma, free time>

    Dinner in the hotel.

    Arrive in Kostroma, accommodation and Free time.

    Day3
    Kostroma - City tour, visit to the Ipatiev monastery and to the Museum of cheese with cheese tasting>

    Breakfast in the hotel

    City tour of Kostroma.

  • Welcome to this trading city which preserved till today the old look of the architectural ensemble of the 18th century trading rows.
  • Visit the city`s central square (nicknamed as "a frying pan" and the fire tower of the 19th century.
  • Visit to the Ipatiev monastery.
  • Visit to the Museum of cheese and cheese tasting.
  • Departure for Yaroslavl.
  • Day3
    Yaroslavl - Transfer to Yaroslavl, bus city tour>

    Lunch in a local restaurant in Yaroslavl. Dinner in the hotel.

    City tour of Yaroslavl

  • A visit to the grounds of the monastery of Our Savior`s Transfiguration. Outside view of the church of Elijah the Prophet.
  • You will hear the review of the city`s history and see its major sights: the confluence of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl ("Strelka"), the Assumption cathedral, the Volga embankment reconstructed to honor the millennial anniversary of Yaroslavl, drive through the central quarters of Yaroslavl boasting unique architectural monuments included in the UNESCO Heritage list.
  • Accommodation in the hotel in Yaroslavl.
  • Day4
    Rostov Veliky - Transfer to Rostov Veliky, excursion to Rostov kremlin with visit to >

    Breakfast in the hotel

    Depart for Rostov Veliky.

  • Excursion to the Rostov kremlin residential quarters of the Rostov bishops.
  • View the architectural monuments on the kremlin grounds, the Bishop`s house, the Cathedral square, and Metropolitan`s garden.
  • Visit the ceramics workshop. Exhibition "Walls and passages of the Rostov kremlin" (smaller passages).
  • Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky.
  • Day4
    Pereslavl-Zalessky transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky - Visit of the home city of Alexander Nevsky and the cradle of the Russian fleet>

    Lunch in a local restaurant in Pereslavl-Zalessky.

    Visit main sights of Pereslavl-Zalessky, the home city of Alexander Nevsky and the cradle of the Russian fleet.

    Day4
    Sergiev Possad - Transfer to Sergiev Possad, excursion to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius>

    Dinner in the hotel.

  • Transfer to Sergiev Possad.
  • Excursion to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.
  • Accommodation in the hotel in Sergiev Possad
  • Day5
    Alexandrov - Transfer to Alexandrov, city tour, return to Sergiev Possad, free time>

    Breakfast in the hotel. Lunch in a local restaurant.

    City tour with the visit to the city kremlin-the former residence of Tsar Ivan the Terrible.

  • Transfer to the hotel in Sergiev Possad. Free time.
  • Day6
    Uglich - Transfer to Uglich, walking city tour with the visit to the Kremlin and the local museum>

    Breakfast in the hotel. Lunch in Uglich.

    Depart for Uglich.

  • City tour with the visit to Uglich Kremlin.
  • Visit to the local museum, folklore program and a tea party.
  • Accommodation in the hotel in Uglich.
  • Day7
    Myshkin- Moscow - Transfer to Myshkin, walking city tour, transfer for Martynovo for the visit to Katskari Ethnographical museum, transfer to Moscow>

    Breakfast in the hotel. Lunch in Martynovo.

    Depart for Myshkin.

  • City tour of Myshkin.
  • Depart for the village of Martynovo.
  • Visit to Katskari Ethnographical museum.
  • Transfer to Moscow.
  • Day***
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  • extra pre/port tour in Moscow
  • transfer from/to airports in Moscow
  • What's included

    • Accommodation in 3* hotel (hotel names TBA) at bed and breakfast basis
    • Luggage handling in hotels.
    • Catering as per program lunches and dinners.
    • Transport service as per program.
    • Local English speaking guides as per program.
    • Escorted service from tour operator.

    Price does not include

    • International and domestic flights. (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)
    • Travel insurance (strongly recommended).
    • Optional excursions (Additional charges apply)
    • Gratuities
    • Personal spendings
    • Visas and Consular Fees (if applicable).
    • Personal spending and items of a personal nature.
    • Any other drinks and meals can be purchased additionally.
    • All items not mentioned under the inclusions.
    Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)

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