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Experience the authentic treasures of Russia's unique Golden Ring towns. The medieval capital of Russia - Vladimir and the city-museum - Suzdal, historic Kostroma and monastic Yaroslavl, as well as ancient Rostov the Great and spiritual center - Sergiev Posad.
City:
Vladimir, Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Rostov the Great, Sergiev Posad
Duration:
4 days
Type:
Extension
From:
$1,455
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Tour of Vladimir Cathedrals & Visit of Suzdal Kremlin

Following breakfast your private driver picks you up in Moscow and takes you to Vladimir. After the tour you are transferred to Suzdal.

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Day 2
“Landscape” Tour in Plyos & Visit of the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma

Following breakfast your driver takes you to petite Plyos. Then on to the historic city of Kostroma. Transfer to Yaroslavl.

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Day 3
Exploring Yaroslavl Monasteries

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

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Day 4
Tour of Rostov Kremlin & Visit of the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad

After breakfast your driver transfers you to Rostov the Great - one of the oldest cities in Russia.

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Price

$1,151
Deposit $500
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
$1,455
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy

What's included

  • Accommodation in remarkable hotels in Suzdal and Yaroslavl;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • All transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Emergency line support during the trip;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries. Note: free visa services are included when Golden Ring tour is booked as an extension to the main program to Russia. 

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Tour of Vladimir Cathedrals & Visit of Suzdal Kremlin

Following breakfast your private guide-driver picks you up at your hotel in Moscow and takes you to Vladimir - the medieval capital of Russia.

During your tour around this town you go inside the Dormition Cathedral that preserves the world famous frescoes of Andrei Rublev dating back to the 15th century. Together with your guide you explore the architectural complex of the Cathedral of St. Dimitriy and walk along a central pedestrian street full of galleries, artists, and local souvenirs

After lunch break you are transferred to 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 the tour you have a check-in to the hotel in Suzdal.

Breakfast is included.

Day 2: “Landscape” Tour in Plyos & Visit of the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma

Following breakfast you meet your driver who takes you to the smallest city in the Golden Ring - Plyos, also known as a Tiny Russian Switzerland for its picturesque sceneries and serene beauty.

During your guided tour you explore the most famous attractions of Plyos and enjoy an interesting “landscape” excursion “The Living Pictures by Levitan” dedicated to the life and artistic heritage of Russia’s most celebrated landscape artist Isaac Levitan who created his greatest paintings in Plyos.

After the tour you are transferred to the historic city of Kostroma built at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma Rivers. Upon arrival you have time for lunch followed by 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 the overnight.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Exploring Yaroslavl Monasteries

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 and go inside the Church of Elias the Prophet to enjoy its amazing frescoes.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to continue exploring Yaroslavl city center on your own. 

Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Tour of Rostov Kremlin & Visit of the Trinity Lavra in Sergiev Posad

After breakfast your driver transfers you 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.

Then you proceed to Sergiev Posad for its magnificent blue and golden cupolas scattered all around the town.

Upon arrival you have a guided 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 the tour 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;
  • All transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Emergency line support during the trip;
  • Full Russian visa processing service for US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from all other countries. Note: free visa services are included when Golden Ring tour is booked as an extension to the main program to Russia. 

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

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.

Sergiev Posad, Russia

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

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Package type Price
Friends Trip: 4+ travelers
$1,151
Deposit $500
Two travelers: double occupancy
$1,455
Deposit $500