Moscow - Golden Ring 12D/11N

Moscow - Golden Ring 12D/11N

Travel through Russian history, culture and religion with famous Golden Ring route
Cultural, Iconic
12 Days
11 Excursions
7 Cities
from 1004 EUR
based on group of 30 pax
Short program
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Moscow
  • Day 2
    Moscow. Sightseeing tour of Moscow. Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals
  • Day 3
    Moscow. Moscow metro tour. Visit to the Tretyakovsky State Gallery. The Novodevichy Convent
  • Day 4
    Moscow. Kolomenskoe estate
  • Day 5
    Transfer to Sergiev Posad
  • Day 6
    Sergiev Posad
  • Day 7
    Yaroslavl. City tour
  • Day 8
    Kostroma. Tour around Kostroma, visit to Bogoyavlensky Cathedral, Church of Voskresenye-na-Dobre and Ipatyevsky Monastery
  • Day 9
    Souzdal. Souzdal Kremlin, Cathedral of the Nativity and Museum of Wooden Art
  • Day 10
    Transfer to Vladimir
  • Day 11
    Vladimir. Vladimir city tour and visit to St. Demetrius and Assumption Cathedrals
  • Day 12
    Moscow
Detailed program
Day 1: Moscow
  • Arrival to Moscow.
  • Meeting at the airport with an English-speaking guide.
  • Journey to the hotel.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Sightseeing tour of Moscow.
    Moscow is the capital of the Russian Federation and represent a unique set of old architecture masterpieces and modern high-tech buildings. This is a place where guests from all over the world become acquainted with the traditions of the Russian people.. The historical centre of Moscow, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, impressive fortresses and amazing palaces depict the authentic culture and art of the late Middle Ages in Russia. Moscow is one of the rare examples of a good extant atmosphere from the old city, preserving its beauty in perpetuity, however events unfold over time.
  • Excursion to the Moscow Kremlin and Kremlin Cathedrals.
    Moscow Kremlin The historical centre of Moscow, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, impressive fortresses and amazing palaces depict the authentic culture and art of the late Middle Ages in Russia. Moscow is one of the rare examples of a good extant atmosphere from the old city, preserving its beauty in perpetuity, however events unfold over time.. The Moscow Kremlin is also famous for the curious couple formed by the Tsar Bell and the Tsar Cannon designed for the amusement of Russian Tsars.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Moscow metro tour.
    If you have ever wondered why the Moscow subway is considered one the most beautiful in the world, this tour is made for you. It constitutes a vast museum on its own with crazy labyrinths of stations and transfer. The experienced guide will bring you a full insight into the history andarchitecture of Moscow metro.
  • Visit to the Tretyakovsky State Gallery.
    The Gallery was founded in 1856 by the merchant Tretyakov to display the works of Russian artists. Today everyone is able to visit the richest collection of Russian painters and sculptors from the 18th and 19th centuries like Brullov, Kiprensky, Aivazovsky, Ivanov or Repinan, as well as the finest collection of Russian icons.
  • The Novodevichy Convent.
    The Novodevichy Convent is an ensemble of the fortified monasteries for noble women built between the 16th and 17th centuries. Its interior decorations, frescoes, icons and tapestries have been preserved in a perfect state, making the Novodevichy Convent one of the most beautiful monasteries of Russia. During your visit to the monastery you may attend the Russian orthodox service in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Smolensk and see the graves of Russia’s most important political and public persons, besides famous artists, writers and scientists at the old cemetery of the Convent.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • "Kolomenskoe".
    The Estate Kolomenskoe is the former residence of Moscow dukes and Russian tsars. It is situated on the picturesque high bank of the Moskva River. Thhere, you can enjoy stunning views of the river. It is a museum-reserve, a monument of the 16th and 17th century Russian architecture. Here are united not only architecture but also natural monuments. In 1994 Kolomenskoe entered the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is a favorite venue for popular festivities and shows featuring scenes from Russian history.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out from the hotel.
  • Transfer to Sergiev Posad.
  • Check-in at the hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Sergiev Posad
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Sergiev Posad.
    Nowadays Sergiev Posad is one of the most fascinating sights of the Golden Ring of Russia, however you may visit it during your trip to Moscow as well. It represents the finest pieces of traditional Russian architecture of the 14th and 15th centuries. In the Trinity Cathedral – the town’s main landmark – you may glimpse icons painted by Andrei Rublev and Daniel Chorny. The museum of Decorative Arts, which displays traditional tapestries, gold and silver tableware, furniture and embroidery dating from the 17th to the 20th century, is also worth seeing.
  • Lunch at the local restaurant and transfer to Yaroslavl.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Yaroslavl
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • City tour in Yaroslavl.
    The city of Yaroslavl celebrated its thousandth anniversary in 2010. The history of Yaroslavl started with a small wooden fortress on a territory belonging to Rostov in the early 12th century. After several fires the original wooden town was totally rebuilt in stone, and by the 16th century Yaroslavl became the second largest city in Russia.
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant.
  • Transfer to Kostroma.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Kostroma
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Tour around Kostroma, visit to Bogoyavlensky Cathedral, Church of Voskresenye-na-Dobre and Ipatyevsky Monastery.
    Kostroma is a majestic old town – one of the major spots on the Golden Ring route. Thoroughly preserved medieval architecture of the historical center of the town, enchanting legends and stories about every sight in town, stunning landscapes and local color certainly will captivate you. Kostroma is also the birthplace of Russian Snegurochka (the Snow maiden) – a unique character of Russian fairy-tales –, in addition to a native land of tasty cheese, fine linens and a jewelry capital of Russia.
  • Lunch at the Local Restaurant.
  • Transfer to Suzdal.
  • Check in at the hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Suzdal
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Souzdal, Souzdal Kremlin, Cathedral of the Nativity and Museum of Wooden Art.
    Picturesque green lanes, chicken and cows grazing freely near the Kremlin and around monasteries, along with a preserved atmosphere of the historical center give Suzdal a peaceful and inviting appearance. Suzdal used to be an important religious center of Russia during the 18thand 19th centuries. There, you may admire the diverse beauty of its churches and cathedrals – each of them is a real masterpiece of Russian church architecture.
  • Lunch at the local Restaurant.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Suzdal
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Lunch at the local restaurant.
  • Transfer to Vladimir.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Vladimir
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Vladimir city tour and visit to St. Demetrius and Assumption Cathedrals.
    The city of Vladimir is one of the oldest in Russia. Although the date of its foundation is still disputed by historians (either 990 or 1108), no one doubts its significant role in Russian history. During more than two centuries (from 1157 to the mid-1300s), Vladimir was a capital of ancient Rus. Among its main attractions, the city boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Golden Gates, Vladimir's unofficial symbol, and the Assumption and St. Demetrius Cathedrals.
  • Transfer to Moscow.
  • Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Moscow
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
from 1004 EUR based on group of 30 pax
Includes
  • Entrances as per the program
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Visa support Letter
  • English-speaking guide as per the program
  • 5 Nights’ accommodation in chosen hotel in Moscow or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation in Sergiev Posad – Posadsky hotel 3* or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation in Yaroslavl – Ring Premier hotel 4* or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation in Kostroma – Zolotoye Koltso hotel 3* or similar
  • 2 Night accommodation in Suzdal – Sokol hotel 3* or similar
  • 1 Night accommodation in Vladimir – Vladimir hotel 3* or similar
  • Minivan or Bus services as per the program
  • Lunches and Dinners during the Golden Ring tour as per the program (3 course menu, tea/coffee, mineral water)
Excludes
  • Tips
  • Photo and video shooting tickets
  • Russian visa fees
  • Meals & Beverages except mentioned
  • Porterage
  • Flight tickets
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