Golden Ring Highlights Tour | 4-day Extension to Russia 2019
Trip Overview

Highlights of the Golden Ring

Tour rating: 4.72 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews
Private tour to Russia

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. To make sure that your adventure is as perfect as it can be, we offer great centrally located hotels, professional guides, and complimentary visas.

Highlights of the Golden Ring

4 days2 cities
Russia1 country
Private tour to Russia
From
$1,598
Tour rating: 4.72 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews

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. To make sure that your adventure is as perfect as it can be, we offer great centrally located hotels, professional guides, and complimentary visas.

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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.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Tour of Vladimir Cathedrals & Visit of Suzdal Kremlin
City tour

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.

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

After the tour you have a check-in to the hotel in Suzdal.

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.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 2
“Landscape” Tour in Plyos & Visit of the Ipatiev Monastery in Kostroma
Day tour

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.

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Day 3
Exploring Yaroslavl Monasteries
City tour

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.

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

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

Breakfast is included.

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

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.

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

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.

 

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Ring Premier Hotel, Yaroslavl
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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;
  • All transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip;
  • Russian visa support service (invitations) for customers from all other countries.

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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