Golden Ring Highlights tour | 3-day Extension to Russia 2019
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Highlights of the Golden Ring

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

Explore the ancient kingdoms around Moscow with our Highlights of the Golden Ring tour, including complimentary visas. The Golden Ring cities are open-air museums that showcase the most important developments in Russia's ancient history and are often called the Vatican of Russian Church

Highlights of the Golden Ring

3 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
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$1,298
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews

Explore the ancient kingdoms around Moscow with our Highlights of the Golden Ring tour, including complimentary visas. The Golden Ring cities are open-air museums that showcase the most important developments in Russia's ancient history and are often called the Vatican of Russian Church

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Day-By-Day
Suzdal, Russia

Suzdal

first destination

Suzdal is located on the left bank of the Kamenka River 26 km north of Vladimir. It is often called a city-museum of the Golden Ring, as it has preserved its original appearance and boasts an abundance of historical monuments, ancient Russian art and architecture.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Tour to the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad & Transfer to Suzdal
City tour

Following early breakfast your private guide-driver pick you up at the hotel in Moscow and takes you to Sergiev Posad known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town.

Upon arrival you enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most cherished treasures of Sergiev Posad. The highlight of the day is a tour lead by a churchman in the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy - the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.

After lunch break, your guide-driver takes you to a cozy town Suzdal, and after check-in you have a free evening to enjoy the atmosphere of provincial Russia.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 2
Suzdal & Kostroma City Tours
City tour

Following breakfast meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Suzdal known as a city-museum of the Golden Ring.

Suzdal boasts its large number of preserved historical monuments of ancient Russian art and architecture. During the tour you visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the brilliant architectural complex of the Kremlin and the ensemble of the Monastery of Saint Euthymius. Continue your trip to the Museum of Wooden Architecture which is an example of classical ancient Russia.

  • Note: while the Monastery of Saint Euthymius is under restoration, the visit is replaced with an Intercession Women Monastery.

After lunch break you are transferred to Kostroma to enjoy a guided city tour that includes a visit to the architectural complex of the Ipatiev Monastery.

Later your driver takes you to your final destination of this day - Yaroslavl. Upon arrival you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

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Nikolaevsky Posad, Suzdal
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Nikolaevsky Posad is an elegant tourist complex, located in Suzdal and offering top-notch service and luxury accommodation with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars and private bathrooms with hairdryers. The Art hotel also provides an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and sauna.

car
Suzdal
Yaroslavl
3 hrs

Have an enjoyable car ride with a trusted driver along the Russian countryside, taking you to the highlights of the Golden Ring towns and passing and many of the region's breathtaking areas.

Yaroslavl, Russia

Yaroslavl

second destination

Yaroslavl is a town of unsurpassed beauty, everywhere is the Volga, and everywhere is history.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Yaroslavl & Rostov the Great City Tours
City tour
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a guided city tour around the most interesting Yaroslavl landmarks.

During the tour you explore the architectural complex of the Transfiguration Monastery, visit the Museum of Icons and go inside the Church of Elias the Prophet to enjoy its amazing frescoes.

  • Note: the church of Elias the Prophet is open from May 1st to October 1st.

After lunch break you are transferred to Rostov the Great - one of the oldest cities in Russia that was first mentioned in chronicles in 862. During your guided city tour you explore the beautiful Rostov Kremlin, including its famous Enamel Museum.

  • Note: Enamel Museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

In the afternoon your driver takes you back to your hotel in Moscow or to the airport / train station (depending on your travel arrangements).

Breakfast is included.

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Ring Premier Hotel, Yaroslavl
4

Providing an exceptional atmosphere of comfort, the Ring Premier Hotel boasts a perfect location near the historic center of Yaroslavl and offers a range of top-notch services and facilities.

car
Yaroslavl
Moscow
4 hrs 10 min

This car ride with a trusted driver takes you to the Russian capital, Moscow, from the heart of the Golden Ring. Along the way, you enjoy the countryside views and pass numerous small towns and rural areas.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Suzdal and Yaroslavl;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Russian visa support service (invitations) for customers from all other countries;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.​

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary
  • Professional local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of the Golden Ring towns
  • Included Russian visa processing

What To Know

  • The currency used in Russia is the Russian Ruble. Although debit cards are widely accepted, it is good to have some cash on you for minor purchases.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major sights on foot.
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