Moscow with the visit to Golden Ring

This tour is fully dedicated to the history and religion of Russia, with the visit to the ancient Russian towns that used to be the main religious centers of Russia and keep the heritage of the 10th-20th centuries. You will see multiple examples of Orthodox architecture, learn about the history of Russian religion and the development of the country and visit UNESCO-listed sights. The guide will accompany you to make the trip more knowledgeable and easier in terms of all transfers, meals, and accommodation.

Day 1. Arrival
Day 2. City tour and Kremlin
Day 3. Tretiakov Gallery
Day 4. Departure to Golden Ring tour. Vladimir
Day 5. Suzdal
Day 6. Kostroma
Day 7. Rostov the Great. Departure to Moscow
Day 8. Departure transfer

day 1 Arrival

As soon as you arrive in Moscow, a driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. If you wish, you can order optional tours in the afternoon.

day 2 City tour and Kremlin

Your first day in Moscow will start with a panoramic tour of the most essential sights: Red Square, Nikolskaya Street, Sparrow Hills with a magnificent view, magnificent MSU buildings, charming pedestrian streets, VDNKh Exhibition center, and other impressive spots. You will have enough time to shop around for Russian souvenirs and try Russian cuisine at one of the various restaurants.

The main spot today is the Kremlin and its splendid cathedrals — one of Moscow's landmarks. The tour includes a visit to the Kremlin's territory with its magnificent red walls, monuments of Tsar Cannon and Tsar Bell, and two cathedrals.

day 3 Tretiakov Gallery

If you are an art enthusiast, you will definitely be interested in observing the masterpieces of Russian art. Tretiakov Gallery is a famous collection of the best paintings from all over Russia and it is the world's largest museum of Russian art. The tour includes a visit to the classical art gallery, but you can also opt for another building with a modern art collection.

day 4 Departure to Golden Ring tour. Vladimir

We will lead you to the most spiritual route of our country – The Golden Ring of Russia. You will see the splendor architecture of temples and monasteries, get acquainted with the art of iconography which is an essential part of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The first stop will be in Vladimir, one of the oldest Russian cities. The city tour of Vladimir takes just 3 hours, during which you will see the main symbols of the city such as the Golden Gate, Dmitrievsky, and Uspensky Cathedral. Of course, you will have an opportunity to go to the local museum just right around the cathedrals. As the town is small enough, we will move along to Suzdal, where you will have a sleepover.

day 5 Suzdal

What can be better than waking up in a fairytale? The architecture of Suzdal will charm you. After breakfast in the comfy hotel, our guide will pick you up for a city tour. So pick up your baggage with you and move along to the new horizons. During the tour, you will visit several monasteries. Also, we will guide you to the white-stoned Kremlin of Suzdal. Take a look at the variety of collections of old icons, unique objects of decorative arts and crafts made ages before our nativity. In the evening will transfer you to Kostroma city, where you will have a good sleep at the hotel.

day 6 Kostroma

This day you will see two cities. In Kostroma, you will have a city tour and visit the fire tower. Then you will be amazed by the exquisiteness of the twelve-dome church of Christ Ressurection.

Then you will move to the magnificent city Yaroslavl which is located right on a high bank of the Volga river. Again splendid architecture and mesmerizing monuments will take your attention. You will visit the Transfiguration monastery. Then our guide will take you to the first stone churches in the city - the Church of Elijah the Prophet and the Church of Nicola Idein. As the city is located right on the bank, you will have an occasion to walk along it enjoying the power and beauty of nature. After such a long day, we will be glad to take you to your hotel, where you may relax and prepare for the adventures of the next day.

day 7 Rostov the Great. Departure to Moscow

After breakfast, you will meet our guide and travel to Rostov the Great. The city is an open-air -museum showing off all the treasures of Russian national culture, history, and religion. You will visit Rostov’s Kremlin which is the masterpiece of the architecture of its kind. You will also see the Uspenskiy Cathedral. After the guided tour we will return to Moscow and get an overnight train to Saint Petersburg.

day 8 Departure transfer

It is time to leave — and your driver will pick you up to take to the airport with your luggage.

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