Why travel to the Golden Ring
Golden Ring Tours take place so close to Russia's capital Moscow, yet seemingly a world away, adventuring beautifully preserved ancient cities of the Golden Ring route is a must.
The cities of the Golden Ring are perfect destinations for travellers seeking the idyllic, provincial Mother Russia of old.
Scattered across a rural landscape of rolling hills, flower blanketed meadows, rivers and streams, the cities of the Golden Ring were considered political backwaters by the time Soviet industrialisation took hold, escaping much of the urban progress that rapidly engulfed Moscow and its surroundings.
Consequently, many locals still lead a largely traditional existence, living in tight-knit communities where the ancestral izba (wooden farmhouse) is the centre of daily life.