Russian Golden Ring tours in Moscow - 2 days
The Golden Ring of Russia is a historically formed chain of adjacent cities which were the capitals of the principalities long time ago. Now they are historical heritage abundant in magnificent architectural ensembles and gorgeous sceneries.
Small groups (2-8 participants)
Adjustable routes and schedule (you can plan you own trip or choose one from those on our site)
Door-to-door service (we pick you up from the place that you appoint and deliver you back; including airports, railway stations - for no extra charge)
These are the number of ancient towns to the nort-east from Moscow preserve long chain of events played important role in Russia history. Beside that by choosing one of the Golden Ring tours below you will see the true life in Russia which is abit different from what you have seen in Moscow and st Petersburg.
You will see fascinating landscapes and unique architectural masterpieces. You will know plenty of interesting facts and stories. And of course you will have an opportunity to taste delicious traditional Russian cuisine. Comfortable minibus will carry you and careful guides will make your trip truly unforgettable. All that - in a friendly atmosphere!
Sergiev Posad used to be the central monastery of the Russian Orthodox church so called Trinity-Serviev Lavra. This place is considered to be essential for pilgrims visiting. Trinity-Sergiev Lavra is a unique ensemble which unites architectural styles of the several epochs. The major cathedral of the Lavra - Trinity cathedral is remarkable for its frescoes created by Andrey Ruble
Pereslavl-Zalessky is a quiet provincial town with its history dated back to XII century. This town is the birth place of Alexander Nevsky. He was baptized in the small church which is extant and located onto the central alley of the town. This one day Golden Ring tour is recomended for those who does not have much time, but still would like to get familiar with one of the pivotal sights.
Rostov was predated by Sarskoye Gorodishche, which some scholars interpret as the capital of the Merya tribe, while others believe it was an important Viking trade enclave and fortress guarding the Volga trade route. First mentioned in the year 862 as an already important settlement, by the 13th century, Rostov became capital city of one of the most prominent Russian principalities. It was incorporated intoMuscovy in 1474.
Yaroslavl lies at the intersection of several major highways, railways, and waterways. Preceded by Viking sites from the 8th or 9th centuries, the city is said to have been founded in 1010 as an outpost of the Principality of Rostov Veliky, and was first mentioned in 1071. Capital of an independent Principality of Yaroslavl from 1218, it was incorporated into Muscovy in 1463.
Vladimir - High up on Vladimir's slope above the Klyazma River sits the solemnly majestic Assumption Cathedral, built to announce Vladimir's claim as capital of Rus. These days, Vladimir - 178km east of Moscow - feels more like a modern, provincial town than an ancient capital. Nonetheless, the grandeur of medieval Vladimir shines through the commotion of this busy, industrial town. Exquisite examples of Russia's most formative architecture, along with some entertaining museums, make Vladimir one of the jewels in the Golden Ring.
Suzdal - The gently winding Kamenka River, flower-drenched meadows and dome-spotted skyline make this medieval capital the perfect fairytale setting. Suzdal, 35km north of Vladimir, has earned a federally protected status, which has limited development in the area. As a result, its main features are its abundance of ancient architectural gems and its decidedly rural atmosphere. Judging by the spires and cupolas, Suzdal may have as many churches as people.
All towns above are сomprised into several one- two- or three days tours that we offer.
The programme consists of following steps:
- Pick you up at the appoined place
- Departure to the first town of the programme
- Sightseeing with English speaking guide
- Lunch break
- Arrival to the next town / check in the hotel
- Breakfast and check out
- Lunch break
- Departure back
- Delivering to the apponted place
Whole timetable is very flexible cause the group size is small and you've got possibility to set up your pace.
- English guide service
- accommodation in 3* hotels with breakfast (with possibility to choose another hotel e.g. more luxury, for additional charge)
- admission fees
- general assistance during whole trip
What's Not Included:
- lunch / dinner cost
Product ID: 1992019920
Instant booking with guaranteed spots
Local prices set by our organizers