Golden Ring at a Glance

Duration2days

Price fromUSD $825 ?Currency ConversionConverted from USD based on the latest exchange rate. Final amount and payment will be in USD. Final conversion rate is determined by your bank.

Trip StyleCultural, Sightseeing

Time of yearAll Year

Explore three charming cities of the Golden Ring of Russia: Sergiev Posad, Suzdal and Vladimir.

The Golden Ring is the name given to 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.

Golden Ring 2-day tour highlights:

  • Suzdal appears like a scene from a Russian storybook and has inspired artists and writers for centuries. Wander wide-eyed through quiet laneways and cobblestone plazas, passing horse-drawn buggies and medieval churches
  • Vladimir is a former medieval Russian capital whose main historic monuments are UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, including the Cathedral of the Assumption, which features murals by 15th-century Russian masters, and the Golden Gate, part of the city’s 12th-century defenses against the invading Mongol armies
  • Sergiev Posad is one of the most important spiritual centres of the Orthodox Church, sometimes referred to as the ‘Russian Vatican’ for its magnificent white churches with their signature blue and gold cupolas.

Our Golden Ring tour will make you feel like settling into the comforting arms of Mother Russia. This string of medieval towns northeast of Moscow is a bucolic realm of whitewashed churches with golden onion domes, rippling meadows blanketed with flowers, and samovars bubbling away in colourful gingerbread cottages. In contrast to Moscow's cosmopolitan chaos, these ancient towns are a cultural salve for the Slavic soul. You'll find the spiritual heart of the Orthodox Church here, as well as historic architecture, religious art, traditional cooking and handicrafts. Centuries ago this was the power core of eastern Kyivan Rus (a loose federation of Slavic and Finnic tribes descended from the Vikings), but as their power declined, Moscow took political centre stage. Largely untouched by Soviet industrialisation, the Golden Ring now attracts flocks of Russian and international tourists searching for a lost idyll.

If you’re visiting Moscow, our Golden Ring tour will give you a brief but fascinating break from the hectic pace of the city. A few days in the Golden Ring is guaranteed to bring you back feeling refreshed and with a newfound appreciation for another facet of life in this country of unexpected contrasts and cultural diversity.

Arrival

Moscow

Departure

Moscow

Accomodation

4* hotel

Trip style

Cultural, Sightseeing

Duration

2 days / 1 night

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Group size

min 2

Type of tour

Private - Any Date

Day 1 Sergiev Posad

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.

Day 2 Suzdal and Vladimir

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.

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Inclusions

All transportation on tour with a private driver

Professional English-speaking guide

All entry fees according to the program (skip-the-lines policy)

4* hotel accommodation in Suzdal (twin/double)

Breakfast in the hotel, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Russian visa support letter

Exclusions

Travel insurance

Russia visa

Optional excursions

Individual transfers

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
All year
Guaranteed Departures
AvailableUS $825US $0Reserve

Golden Ring at a Glance

2 days / 1 night

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*Private tour, price is per person, based on min 2 people

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*Private tour, price is per person, based on min 2 people

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Golden Ring at a Glance

Days 2

From USD $825

Trip Style Cultural, Sightseeing

Time of year All Year

Day 1: Sergiev Posad

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.

Day 2: Suzdal and Vladimir

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.

Included

All transportation on tour with a private driver

Professional English-speaking guide

All entry fees according to the program (skip-the-lines policy)

4* hotel accommodation in Suzdal (twin/double)

Breakfast in the hotel, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Russian visa support letter

Not included

Travel insurance

Russia visa

Optional excursions

Individual transfers

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup.
All year
Guaranteed Departures
AvailableUS $825US $0

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