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Golden Ring of Russia. (7 days / 6 nights)
The Golden Ring is a collection of historic Russian cities, northeast of Moscow and southest of Saint Petersburg. They are close enough to each other that most could be reached from any other in 2-4 hours. Their architecture and traditional crafts make them popular for tourists. An official list of Golden Ring cities: Ivanovo, Kostroma, Pereslavl Zalessky, Rostov Velikiy, Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Vladimir and Yaroslavl.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Moscow Welcome to Russia’s famed historical heartland! Airport arrival transfer, hotel check in and overnight. Dinner hotel

Day 2 Moscow-8 hours Full day tour . Today enjoy a guided tour of Moscow’s most famous sites - Red Square , the beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, with its wildly colourful turban shaped domes, wander around the historic GUM department store and Lenin mausoleum. This afternoon explore the grounds of the Kremlin - Russia’s powerhouse, visit its gold domed cathedrals, Ivan the Great Bell Tower and the Armoury, where you can see incredible jewels and ancient artifacts. Overnight in hotel

Day 3 Moscow-Vladimir-Suzdal

Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal. Driving onward to Vladimir, the city which gave way to Moscow as Russia’s capital. Tour the impressive defensive fort built in 1108, the beautiful Assumption Cathedral with frescoes by the greatest of old Russian painters, Andrei Rubliov and the famous Golden Gate.

This afternoon head to the beautiful, rural Suzdal. Exploring the town mostly on foot, see the enchanting wooden houses and medieval churches . Accommodation , dinner and overnight in hotel


Day 4 Suzdal-Kostroma

Suzdal - Kostroma. Today, travel to Kostroma, known as the ‘Cradle of the Romanov dynasty’, as it was home to first Tsar of the Romanov Dynasty. Take a guided tour of this 12th century town which sits on the banks of the Volga River. Visit the Epiphany and St Ipathy Monasteries, see the frescoes inside the Trinity Cathedral and wander around Susanina Square. Accommodation , dinner and overnight in hotel

Day 5 Kostroma -Yaroslavl

Kostroma - Yaroslavl. This morning drive to Yaroslavl, which was founded by a Kievan prince. The main attraction is the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour - founded in the 12th century, it was one of Russia’s richest and most fortified monasteries by the 1500’s. Other sights of interest on the tour include the beautiful frescoes in the churches of St. Nicholas Nadein and Elijah the Prophet. Accommodation , dinner and overnight in hotel

Day 6 Yaroslavl –Rostov Veliky-Moscow

Yaroslavl - Rostov Veliky - Moscow. Today enjoy the sights of the lakeside town of Rostov Veliky. This historic town is rich in ancient architecture, with many monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. Dominating the central square is the impressive 16th Century Assumption Cathedral and between the square and the lake is the Kremlin, which has eleven beautifully ornate towers and is home to several elaborately decorated churches and palaces. This afternoon travel onward to Moscow. Accommodation , dinner and overnight in hotel

Day 7 Moscow

Your tour concludes and after breakfast you will have a departure transfer to the airport.