Golden ring of Russia / 5 Days / Vladimir – Bogolyubovo – Suzdal – Ivanovo – Kostroma – Yaroslavl – Rostov the Great – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Sergiev Posad

Start: Moscow airport / railway station / hotel

Finish: Moscow airport / railway station / hotel

Group size: Min 1 / Max 47

Ages: 6+

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

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

language: English

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Golden ring (5 days) Vladimir – Bogolyubovo – Suzdal – Ivanovo – Kostroma – Yaroslavl – Rostov the Great – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Sergiev Posad

 

1 day

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

08:15 Departure with a guide to Vladimir (210 km). Guided tour during the way.

14:00 Dinner in the restaurant in Vladimir.

15:00 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 – a masterpiece of white-stone architecture, with the frescoes of Andrei Rublev inside.

Museum “Crystal, lacquer miniature and embroidery”

Walk along Georgievskaya Street. An old picturesque pedestrian street with many attractions and cultural sites.

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

19:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

2 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:30 Departure to the village of Bogolyubovo (10 km). Guided tour during the way.

Visiting the territory of the palace and castle of Andrei Bogolyubsky – the only civil building of Ancient Russia that has survived at least partially, an excursion to one of the oldest Russian monasteries on Vladimir land – the Bogolyubovsky monastery: the chambers of Prince Andrei, the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin.

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. It was located practically on the river “arrow”, making out the intersection of the most important water trade routes. This miracle, preserved from the 12th century, is called the Swan Temple.

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

12:00 Sightseeing tour of Suzdal – a museum city, with about 200 historical monuments, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Excursion to the architectural ensemble of the Suzdal Kremlin.

14:00 Dinner.

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

Museum of Wooden Architecture with unique buildings from 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 and villages of the Vladimir region.

Pokrovsky Monastery (overlook from the observation deck) is a women’s monastery, which contains many secrets.

19:00 Accommodation at the Hotel Sokol 4* (Suzdal) / Hotel Suzdal 3*/ Hotel AMAKS Golden Ring 3*(Vladimir)

20:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

3 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

10:00 Departure to Kostroma (180 km). Guided tour during the way.

Sightseeing tour of the city Ivanovo. The city was known for the production of textiles since the XVII century. Since then, the city has been called the chintz region, and also the textile capital of Russia and, of course, the city of brides. It is the youngest city of the Golden Ring.

14:00 Dinner in restaurant in Kostroma.

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

Inspection of the Central Square (“pans”), shopping arcades, fire tower of the 19th century.

Ipatiev Monastery (Trinity Cathedral, tomb or chamber 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 a walk 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.

 

4 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:00 Departure to Yaroslavl (80 km). Guided tour during the way.

10:00 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 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 Rostov the Great (60 km). Guided tour during the way.

14:00 Dinner at a restaurant in Rostov the Great.

15:00 Excursion to the Rostov Kremlin – the residence of the Rostov bishops and metropolitans. The architectural ensemble of the Rostov Kremlin, which consists the Assumption Cathedral of XVI century with a unique belfry, which completely preserved a set of 15 bells, the Bishop’s Court, Cathedral Square and the Metropolitan Garden.

Free time for a walk on Lake Nero and shopping.

18:00 Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky (60 km)

19:00 Accommodation at the Hotel Victoria Plaza 3*, Pereslavl-Zalessky. (Standard category rooms)

20:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

5 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

10:00 Tour of Pereslavl.

Walking tour of the Kremlin: Red Square, Transfiguration Cathedral of the XII century, the Church of Peter the Metropolitan, the Cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, earthen ramparts of the XII century, the church of Alexander Nevsky of the XVIII century.

Visit to the Nikitsky monastery of the XI century.

13:00 Museum estate “Boat of Peter I”: the territory of the museum-estate plus exposition “the Fortune Boat”.

Right here, on Lake Pleshcheyev, that young Peter I built his first fleet. The Russian fleet cradle is here.

14:00 Dinner in the restaurant in Pereslavl-Zalessky.

15:00 Departure to Sergiev Posad (60 km). Guided tour during the way.

16:00 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.

18:00 Departure to Moscow (65 km.)

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

Prices

5-day Golden Ring tour
number of people – PAX DBL/TWIN ExBed SGL
2 PAX 1950
3 PAX 1370 1340 1460
4 PAX 1100 1070 1190
5-6 PAX 930 900 1020
7-11 PAX 780 750 870
12-15 PAX 540 510 630
16-22 PAX 490 460 580
23-30 PAX 400 370 490
31-40 PAX 360 330 450
41-47 PAX 320 290 410

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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