The Golden Ring of once-fortified cities northeast of Moscow, stood witness to some of the most significant events in Russian history. Considered virtual open air museums, their Kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals and churches feature remarkable architecture from the 12th- 18th centuries. With bells ringing out from towering belfries, whitewashed walls, golden spires and onion domes marking the horizon, they rank among the most picturesque in the land.
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Day 1: To Sergiev Posad, Rostov-the-Great and to Yaroslavl
At 07:45 meet your Travel Director at the Radisson Collection Hotel, Moscow and depart for Sergiev Posad. Visit some of the colourful churches of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. Journey to Rostov-the-Great and explore its ivory towered Kremlin and the Museum of Enamel. Continue to Yaroslavl where a delicious dinner is served at a riverside restaurant.
Day 2: Kostroma and Suzdal Experience
During your sightseeing of Yaroslavl, see the domed Church of Elijah the Prophet and the Holy Transfiguration Monastery. Travel to Kostroma to see the fabulous Trinity Cathedral. Continue to charming Suzdal.
Day 3: Exploring Suzdal
Your exploration starts with venturing inside the mighty Kremlin and visiting the Cross Chamber. Witness the towers of the Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius and visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture. Dine like a local as you enjoy an authentic Home-hosted lunch with a meal typical of the region. Meet a local priest in the studio of St. Nicholas Church and learn the secrets of icon painting. This ancient technique uses only traditional and natural materials.
Day 4: On to Vladimir and return to Moscow
Journey to Vladimir to see the carved stone walls of the Cathedral of St. Demetrius, and visit the Museum of Crystal and Varnished Miniatures. Visit a Matryoska Doll making workshop and try your hand to decorate your own. Return to Moscow where you are at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Moscow
Departure transfers will arrive at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport at 05:00, 08:00 and 11:00 and at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport at 05:00, 10:00 and 13:00.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 10, 24||$2,695.00||$3,155.00|
|June: 07, 21||$2,695.00||$3,155.00|
|July: 05, 19||$2,695.00||$3,155.00|
|August: 02, 16, 30||$2,695.00||$3,155.00|
|September: 13, 27||$2,695.00||$3,155.00|
|Meals:||4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach, cruises|
|Accommodation:||4 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director and separate Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.