The Golden Ring is the name given a popular tourist route that connects a network of ancient towns north-east of Moscow. This 2-day Golden Ring tour will take you on a quest for unique architectural constructions dating from the 12th to the 17th centuries. During this short detour from Moscow, you will discover the age-old allure of Mother Russia from generations past. Travel from the capital to the countryside, where golden spires and the onion-shaped domes of colourful monasteries dot the horizon. Explore enchanting towns and fairy tale villages, set against the picturesque backdrop of rural Russia as you learn about the war and peacetime history, religion, and culture of a part of Russia that still holds fast to time-honoured traditions and a leisurely, provincial way of life.
Type of tour
2 days / 1 night
Private - Any Date
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Moscow. Board a car for a drive to Sergiev Posad, known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town.
Here we visit the Holy Trinity Lavra, one of Russia's most important religious centres founded in the mid-14th century and enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour of the city. After lunch, we depart to Suzdal, where we stay overnight.
In the morning we embark on the tour of Suzdal, the most magical of the Golden Ring towns. We will visit the old Kremlin, the Spass-Evfimievsky Monastery and the Cathedral of Transformation, along with other unique cultural and religious objects.
After lunch, we head to our last destination, Vladimir, which used to be one of the medieval capitals of Russia.
During our guided sightseeing tour, we will visit the Cathedral of St Demetrius, Assumption Cathedral and the Golden Gates, which featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Later in the evening, you will be transferred back to Moscow.
4* hotel in Suzdal
All meals during the tour
Private driver for full 2 days
Local professional English-speaking guide
All sites included in the program (see detailed itinerary)
Entry fees to the attractions
Russian visa support documents.
*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.
Travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips
Breathe in the history of Moscow, explore its Imperial and soviet past, dynamic contemporary culture and lifestyle. On this 5-day tour of Moscow, you'll visit the must-see sights ...
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