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Explore the ancient kingdoms of the Golden Ring around Moscow. These 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
City:
Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Rostov the Great
Duration:
3 days
Type:
Extension
From:
$1,021
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Tour to the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad & Transfer to Suzdal

Your private guide-driver picks you up at your hotel in Moscow and takes you to Sergiev Posad known as "Russian Vatican" for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas. In the afternoon you head to Suzdal - one of the most famous towns of the Golden Ring.

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Day 2
Suzdal & Kostroma City Tours

Sightseeing tour of Suzdal - a city-museum of the Golden Ring with many historical monuments of ancient Russian art and architecture. In the afternoon you are transferred to Kostroma to enjoy a guided city tour. Transfer to Yaroslavl.

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Day 3
Yaroslavl & Rostov the Great City Tours

In the morning you meet your guide and have a city tour around the most interesting Yaroslavl landmarks. In the afternoon you are transferred to Rostov the Great - one of the oldest cities in Russia. 

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Price

$754
Deposit $500
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
$1,021
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy

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;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Itinerary

Day 1: Tour to the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad & Transfer to Suzdal

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.

Day 2: Suzdal & Kostroma City Tours

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.

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.

Day 3: Yaroslavl & Rostov the Great City Tours

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.

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.

  • 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;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is unlike any other city on Earth, it is diverse and vibrant, an adventure waiting to happen!

Sergiev Posad, Russia

Named after Saint Sergey Radonezhsky, Sergiev Posad features the Trinity Lavra - a monument of old Russian architecture.

Suzdal, Russia

Suzdal is often referred to as Golden Ring's city-museum for its abundance of historical monuments.

Yaroslavl, Russia

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

Rostov the Great, Russia

Rostov the Great, Russia

Rostov is a Golden Ring town in the Yaroslavl Region, one of the oldest in Russia.

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Overall, the trip was great. I would have liked a couple more days in St. Petersburg to visit more of the museums and other attractions. The tour of Catherine's Palace was enjoyable and our guide was excellent. Fortunately, we went into the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in ...

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I was not sure what I expected, but I was Amazed!

I was not sure what I expected, but I was Amazed! The sites, guides, beauty, food, people, accommodations were...

I will always use Travel All Russia

It was a great trip. The drivers were always on time and very safe drivers. The guides were good ...

All logistics and details in my time in Russia were awesome!

All logistics and details in my time in Russia during the Golden Ring & St. Petersburg tours were awesome!...
Package type Price
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
$754
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy
$1,021
Deposit $500