Golden ring of Russia / 7 Days / Sergiev Posad – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Rostov the Great – Uglich – Myshkin – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Plyos – Ivanovo – 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 – Uglich – Myshkin – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Plyos – Ivanovo – Suzdal – Vladimir – Moscow

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

language: English

Product Description

Golden ring (7 days) Sergiev Posad – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Rostov the Great – Uglich – Myshkin – Yaroslavl – Kostroma – Plyos – Ivanovo – 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: 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.

12:00 Departure to Pereslavl-Zalessky (65 km.. Travel excursion.

13:00 Tour of Pereslavl.

Visit to the Nikitsky monastery of the XI century.

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

15:00 Museum estate “Boat of Peter I”: the territory of the museum-estate plus exposition “Boat” Fortune “.

Here, on Lake Pleshcheyev, young Peter I built his first fleet. It is the Russian fleet cradle.

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.

Free time for a walk and shopping.

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

20:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

2 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:30 Departure to Rostov the Great (70 km). Guided tour during the way.

11:00 Excursion to the Rostov Kremlin – the residence of the Rostov bishops and metropolitans. The architectural ensemble of the Rostov Kremlin, including 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.

Transfer to Uglich (90 km.) Guided tour during the way.

14:00 Dinner in the restaurant in Uglich.

The excursion program in Uglich – the beauty of the Volga nature and the grandeur of ancient sights.

City tour.

The Uglich Kremlin is the historical and urban planning core of the city.

The chambers of Prince Dimitri or “the chambers of the Uglich specific princes” are the only buildings that have been preserved since the founding of the Kremlin in 15th century.

Dmitry Church on the Blood – built on the site of the death of Prince Dmitry. The paintings of late 18th century artists inside shows this event in deatles.

Transfiguration Cathedral – the cathedral of the city of Uglich, located in the center of the Kremlin.

Free time for a walk along the Volga embankment and shopping.

19:00 Accommodation at the Hotel Voznesenskaya 3* in Uglich. (Standard / attic standard rooms)

20:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

3 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:00 Departure to Myshkin (38 km). Guided tour during the way.

Myshkin is a peculiar city-museum of the Russian province, which has preserved the ancient buildings of the merchant city and a special provincial way of life. The city was famous for its blacksmiths and potters.

People lived on the site of modern Myshkin in the V-III millennia BC. Most likely, the town existed here in the XII-XIII centuries, but it was destroyed by the Tatar-Mongols in 1238.

09:30 Sightseeing tour program in Myshkin: Walk of Fame, Assumption Cathedral, Russian felt boots museum with expositions “Flax” and “Sisters and Brothers of felt boots”, a craft house with a forge and a pottery workshop.

Free time for a walk along the Volga embankment and shopping.

12:00 Departure to Yaroslavl (100 km.). Guided tour during the way.

14:00 Dinner in the restaurant in Yaroslavl.

15:00 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 of the Transfiguration Monastery is the main city attraction. Because of its fortified walls, it is called the Kremlin. Transfiguration 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.

19:00 Accommodation at Shelestoff Hotel 3*/ Hotel Snegurochka 3* / AZIMUT Hotel Kostroma 3*. (Standard category rooms) (2 nights).

20:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

4 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:00 Departure to the moose farm. Only at Sumarokovo moose farm you can pet, feed these proud amazing animals, take pictures with them. During the trip, you will hear in detail about habits and the diet of forest beauties.

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.

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.

14:00 Dinner in a restaurant in Kostroma.

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

16:00 Return to the Shelestoff Hotel 3*/ Hotel Snegurochka 3* / AZIMUT Hotel Kostroma 3*.

Free time for a walk along the Volga embankment and shopping.

19:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

5 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

09:00 Departure to Ples (70 km). Guided tour during the way.

10:30 Sightseeing tour of Ples – the “capital” of the Russian landscape, the picturesque area of ​​this city inspired great artists, singers, writers.

Sightseeing of the city:

Cathedral Mountain, from which you can see a picturesque panorama of the city.

The monument to Vasily I, the first and only monument to Prince Vasily I – the son of Dmitry Donskoy, the long-term ruler of the Russian land.

The market square on which stands the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, built in 1817.

The promenade of Plyos is a string of bicentenary houses, each with its own history. Stone merchant manors.

Visiting the house-museum of I. Levitan. Levitan lived here in his most fruitful “Plesky” period, which brought him world fame.

A visit to the Museum of Landscape. The basis of the museum’s exposition are unique works of the late XIX – early XX centuries from the funds of the Plessian Museum. They include the works of R.G. Sudkovsky, I.I. Shishkin, A.K. Savrasov, I.I. Levitan and many others.

14:00 Dinner in the Plyos restaurant on the Volga embankment.

15:00 Departure to Suzdal (150 km). Guided tour during the way.

Sightseeing tour of the city of 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 the textile capital of Russia and, of course, the city of brides. It is the youngest city of the Golden Ring.

18:00 Arrival in Suzdal. Accommodation at the Hotel Sokol 4* (Suzdal) / Hotel Suzdal 3* (Suzdal) / Hotel AMAKS Golden Ring 3* (Vladimir)

19:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

6 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

10:00 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.

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.

14:00 Dinner.

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

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

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

18:00 Accommodation at the Hotel AMAKS Golden Ring 3* in Vladimir. (Standard category rooms)

19:00 Supper in the hotel restaurant.

 

7 day

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

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

In the territory of the palace and castle of Andrei Bogolyubsky (the only civil building of Ancient Russia that has survived at least partially), you will take part in 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.

11:30 Departure to Vladimir (10 km.). Guided tour during the way.

12:00 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”

14:00 Dinner in the restaurant in Vladimir.

Departure to Moscow.

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

Prices

7-day Golden Ring tour
number of people – PAX DBL/TWIN ExBed SGL
2 PAX 2700
3 PAX 1900 1860 2040
4 PAX 1500 1460 1640
5-6 PAX 1280 1240 1420
7-11 PAX 1070 1030 1210
12-15 PAX 780 740 940
16-22 PAX 720 680 860
23-30 PAX 620 580 760
31-40 PAX 570 530 710
41-47 PAX 510 470 650

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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