The Golden domes of Russia. Tour of the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia

Enjoy the architecture of ancient Russia, walk through historical sites and get acquainted with the most wonderful cities of the Golden Ring.

Exciting excursions to important places in several regions of Central Russia are waiting for you. Travel route: Sergiev Posad — Pereslavl-Zalessky — Rostov Veliky — Yaroslavl — Kostroma — Ivanovo — Suzdal — Kideksha — Bogolyubovo — Vladimir.

Location

Moscow
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 May – 2 Jun
    • 5 – 9 Jun
    • 12 – 16 Jun
    • 19 – 23 Jun
    • 26 – 30 Jun
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Moscow
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Tour highlights

The Pearl of Orthodox shrines
Visit the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, a monastery with a centuries—old history, the architectural ensemble of which is under UNESCO protection
Masterpieces of white stone architecture
Admire the beauty of ancient temples and monuments of military engineering art in the center of Vladimir
The cradle of the Romanov Dynasty
You will visit the Ipatievsky Monastery in Kostroma, where Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov hid from the disgrace of Godunov

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure from Moscow. Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov the Great

    07:45 Gathering of the group in Moscow: metro station "VDNKH", parking lot to the right of the hotel "Cosmos".

    08:00 Departure to Sergiev Posad.

    Excursion to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. The Trinity-Sergius Lavra is a pearl of Orthodox shrines in Russia with a centuries—old history. The architectural ensemble of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra is under UNESCO protection.

    Trinity Cathedral (exterior) is the main cathedral church and the oldest surviving structure of the Trinity Monastery, the first stone building of the Lavra. The main shrine of the cathedral is the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

    The Assumption Cathedral (interior) is the architectural center of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. It is inferior in seniority to the famous Trinity Cathedral, but nevertheless, with its location and strict majesty, it heads the Lavra group of buildings.

    Refectory and Spiritual temples (interior).

    Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky.

    Today Pereslavl is a charming city on the shores of the fabulous Pleshcheyev Lake, with beautiful panoramas and mesmerizing views.

    Translated from Old Russian, Pereslavl means "who took over the glory", because the city was founded by the founder of Moscow, Prince Yuri Dolgoruky in 1152.

    A tour of the city of Pereslavl, a photo stop on the Red Square. 

    The majestic Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral of the XII century is located on the square — the only one of the first five white-stone temples of Northeastern Russia that has come down to us almost completely intact. 

    Many Pereslavl princes were baptized in the cathedral, including Alexander Nevsky, who was born in Pereslavl in 1221.

    Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    Departure to Rostov Veliky.

    Rostov is called Great for a reason, because its mentions date back to 862 in the annals.

    The serene Lake Nero, strict and elegant monasteries, quiet streets and the majestic Kremlin help to break away from the hustle and bustle and touch the formation of Russia and Orthodoxy, turn over the pages of chronicles and history textbooks live.

    Visit to the Rostov Kremlin. 

    Surrounded by powerful walls with towers, outwardly it really resembles the Kremlin, an ancient Russian princely fortress, but in reality for a long time it was the Bishop's court — the residence of Rostov bishops and metropolitans. 

    The Kremlin is decorated with the Assumption Cathedral (XVI century) with a unique belfry, on which a set of 15 bells, the Bishop's Courtyard, and Cathedral Square have been completely preserved.

    On request for an additional fee:

    The exhibition "Walls and passages of the Rostov Kremlin" (small passages) — in summer, in winter — "Museum of Rostov finifty".

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Dinner at the hotel restaurant.
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  • Day 2 - Yaroslavl and Kostroma
  • Day 3 - Ivanovo and Suzdal
  • Day 4 - Kideksha
  • Day 5 - Bogolyubovo and Vladimir
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels along the way in standard rooms, double occupancy.

Accommodation at the Azimut 3* hotel in Kostroma (2 nights) and at the Knyazhy Dvor 3* hotel in Suzdal (2 nights).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the food, RUB.:

Breakfast onlyNo dinners: breakfast and lunchFull meals: 5 lunches + 4 breakfasts + 4 dinners
26 29028 79030 790

The surcharge for a single room is 7,750 rubles.

Discount for an extra bed (3 people in a room) – 1,000 rubles.

The surcharge for more comfortable accommodation is 17,250 rubles/person.

Attention! For arrivals from 07/03/2024, 07/07/2024, 08/07/2024, 08/14/2024 accommodation on the 3rd and 4th day at the Amaks Golden Ring 3* hotel. Vladimir. 

The hotels are indicated approximately, it is possible to replace them with similar ones.

Azimut 3* Hotel, Kostroma 2 nights

Azimut Kostroma Hotel is just a 10-minute drive from the Volga River. Azimut Hotel is located near the historical center of Kostroma with the five-domed Epiphany Cathedral and the Church of the Resurrection.

It offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, as well as a sauna complex. All rooms at Azimut Kostroma Hotel are equipped with a refrigerator and a private bathroom. Some rooms have a kitchenette.

The wooden sauna complex of the Azimut Hotel offers a traditional Russian sauna, steam room, bathroom and massage room. The Beerstadt restaurant serves European cuisine and beer. Russian Russian dishes, such as borscht, are served in the restaurant of traditional Russian cuisine.

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Hotel "Knyazhy Dvor" 3* Suzdal or Hotel "Amaks Golden Ring" 3* g. Vladimir. 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Moscow

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels with all amenities along the way in standard rooms;
  • meals (according to the selected option);
  • guided tour service according to the program;
  • transportation service.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Moscow and back;
  • the surcharge for a single room is 7,750 rubles.;
  • the choice of a seat on the bus is 2,450 rubles.;
  • excursion package (Rostov – walls and passages or the finifti Museum, Yaroslavl – the Church of Elijah the Prophet (only in summer), Suzdal – the Museum of Wooden Architecture and the Spaso-Efimiev Monastery, Vladimir – the Crystal Museum or "Old Vladimir"), held from 2 people – 2,700 rubles / person.; 
  • additional excursions on request;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Important information about the tour
  1. The time of departure and arrival in Moscow is indicative and cannot be considered a mandatory item of the program.
  2. The company reserves the right to make changes to the excursion program depending on objective circumstances while maintaining volume and quality. It is possible to replace some excursions with equivalent ones. And also to replace hotels of the same category or higher.
  3. If the number of tourists in a group is less than 20 people, a minibus of a foreign tourist class can be provided.
  4. The company does not arrange room check-in for your safety and comfort.
  5. This program is recommended for children from 6 years old.
  6. The seating on the bus is fixed. Seats on the bus are provided automatically 1 day before the start of the tour. In case of an emergency, the available places are determined by the guide. The "Place selection" service, the manager will fix the desired place for you in advance for an additional fee.
  7. The time according to the tour program (especially the arrival time) is indicated approximately. There may be delays due to circumstances beyond the control of the Tour Operator (traffic jams, vehicle breakdowns, etc.), and therefore the arrival time of the bus at the final destination along the route may be extended by 2-3 hours. When self-booking travel documents by Tourists for further travel to their destination (permanent residence), it is necessary to take into account the possible increase in tour time. Compensation for travel tickets (air, railway), in case of delay of vehicles within the tour for reasons beyond the control of the Tour Operator, is not made.
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