Golden ring of Russia / 4 Days / Sergiev Posad – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Rostov the Great – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Suzdal – Vladimir

Start: Moscow airport / railway station / hotel

Finish: Moscow airport / railway station / hotel

Group size: Min 1 / Max 47

Ages: 6+

City: Moscow -Sergiev Posad – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Rostov the Great – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Suzdal – Vladimir – Moscow

Tour dates: at the request of a tourist or tour customer

language: English

Product Description

Golden ring (4 days) Sergiev Posad – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Rostov the Great – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Suzdal – Vladimir

 

1 day

08:00 Meeting with the guide on customer’s address in Moscow. Boarding the car / bus.

08:15 Departure with a guide to Sergiev Posad (65 km.). Guided tour during the way.

10:00 Excursion to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra: architecture, Assumption and Trinity Cathedrals.

The main object of the visit is the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the main spiritual shrine of the Russian Orthodox Church and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

11:00 Departure to Pereslavl-Zalessky (65 km).

12:00 Sightseeing excursion of Pereslavl, photo-stop on the Red Square and on Pleshcheevo Lake.

13:00 Dinner.

Departure to Rostov the Great.

14:00 Excursion to the Rostov Kremlin, the residence of Rostov bishops and metropolitans.

The architectural ensemble of the Rostov Kremlin, the pearl of which is the Assumption Cathedral of the 16th century with an unique belfry, in which a set of 15 bells is completely preserved, The Bishop’s Court, Cathedral Square and the Metropolitan Garden.

Moving to Yaroslavl (60 km).

19:00 Accommodation at the Kotorosl Hotel, Yaroslavl. (Standard category rooms)

20:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

2 день

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:00 Excursion program in Yaroslavl. You will get acquainted with the history of Yaroslavl, see the Spit of the Volga and Kotorosli rivers, visit the Assumption Cathedral, walk along the Volga embankment which had been reconstructed for the 1000th anniversary of the city, and explore the unique architectural ensemble of the central part of Yaroslavl, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Visiting the Transfiguration Monastery is the main city attraction. Because of its fortified walls, it is called the Kremlin. The cathedral built in 16th century is the main cathedral of the monastery. It has preserved the original paintings; it is the oldest of the temples of Yaroslavl that have survived to our time. At the end of the 18th century, a handwritten list of the masterpiece of Old Russian literature, “The Word of Igor’s Campaign”, was discovered here.

Church of Elijah the Prophet – the beautiful monument of architecture of the Yaroslavl architecture school of the XVII century.

Departure to Kostroma (80 km). Guided tour during the way.

14:00 Dinner at a restaurant in Kostroma.

15:00 Sightseeing tour of Kostroma. Acquaintance with the merchant city, which has preserved the original appearance of the architectural ensemble of the 18th century shopping arcade.

Excursion to the central square (“the pan”) and the fire tower of the 19th century.

Ipatiev Monastery (Trinity Cathedral and the tomb or chambers of the Romanov boyars) – the main symbols of Kostroma, the cradle of the Romanov dynasty.

Museum “Flax and Birch bark” is one of those museums that can only be found in such old cities as Kostroma. Here you will learn about the technique of yarn and weaving.

Free time for walking and shopping.

Accommodation at the Shelestoff Hotel 3* / Hotel Snegurochka 3* / AZIMUT Hotel Kostroma 3*. (Standard category rooms)

19:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

3 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:00 Departure to Suzdal (180 km). Guided tour during the way.

12:00 Sightseeing tour of Suzdal – a museum city in which you would see about 200 historical monuments, many of which have UNESCO World Heritage status.

Excursion to the architectural ensemble of the Suzdal Kremlin.

Museum of Wooden Architecture with unique buildings of the 17-19th centuries. The museum is built in the form of a rural street with temples, residential buildings, mills, barns and other buildings transported from different villages of the Vladimir region.

14:00 Dinner.

15:00 – 17:00 Free time for a walk and shopping. You can also buy the famous Russian drink – Suzdal mead

Pokrovsky Monastery (overlook from the observation deck) – a female monastery, which contains many mysteries.

Departure to Vladimir (30 km). Guided tour during the way.

Accommodation at the Hotel AMAKS Golden Ring 3* in Vladimir. (Standard category rooms)

19:00 Supper at the hotel restaurant.

 

4 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

10:00 Tour of Vladimir – the ancient capital of North-Eastern Russia.

Visiting sights of the 12th century:

Golden Gate – a symbol of the greatness and power of Ancient Russia.

– Dmitrievsky Cathedral – a monument of the Vladimir-Suzdal architecture of the pre-Mongol period.

The Assumption Cathedral is a masterpiece of white-stone architecture, with the frescoes of Andrei Rublev inside.

Museum “Crystal, lacquer miniature and embroidery”

Walk along Georgievskaya Street. It is an old picturesque pedestrian street with many attractions and cultural sites.

14:00 Lunch in the restaurant in Vladimir.

15:00 Departure to Moscow.

20:00 Estimated time of arrival in Moscow to the customer’s address.

Prices

4-day Golden Ring tour
number of people – PAX DBL/TWIN ExBed SGL
2 PAX 1400
3 PAX 990 970 1060
4 PAX 810 790 880
5-6 PAX 700 680 770
7-11 PAX 540 520 610
12-15 PAX 390 370 460
16-22 PAX 360 340 430
23-30 PAX 300 280 370
31-40 PAX 260 240 330
41-47 PAX 240 220 310

The price is indicated in EURO per person for the whole tour with accommodation in the hotel with breakfast, transport,

English-speaking guide, excursion program and entrance tickets. The price depends on the number of people in your order.

* Supplement for meals: Lunches and Dinners – 8 Euro lunch / 8 Euro dinner per person per day (only possible for groups of 10 people)

 

Depending on the number of tourists, the following categories of transport are assigned in the order:

1-2 people (Audi A6 / Ford Mondeo / Volkswagen Multivan 7 seats)

3-5 people (Mercedes Viano 7 seats / Volkswagen Multivan 7 seats)

6-16 people (Mercedes Sprinter 20 seats)

17-30 people (tourist bus 35 seats)

31-40 people (tourist bus 45 seats)

41-47 people (tourist bus 53 seats)

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