Golden Ring Of Russia

from $561/per person

Experience the marvellous history and cultural heritage of Russia! Start off at the heart of Russia, Moscow, before embarking on a cultural discovery on the Golden Ring of Russia tour. Enjoy astonishing architecture, natural beauty and invaluable art. Walk through ancient and former capitals that preserve the memory of the most important and significant events in Russian history. Soak in the countless unique monasteries, cathedrals, kremlins, and the famed domes.

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Duration
7 Day
Destination(s)
Russia
Starts in / Ends in
Moscow / Moscow
Departs on
Sundays
Hotel Rating
4-3 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
15-20 Pax

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Marvel at the confusion of colours and architecture as you explore Moscow’s iconic sights including St Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square.
  • Stay in hand-picked, 4 & 3-star hotels with all breakfasts included during your stay.
  • Head beyond the capital of Russia towards the string of medieval towns North-East of Moscow, known as the Golden Ring region.
  • The ancient town of Suzdal is a must-see stop on the Golden Ring, where you’ll spend two days exploring the contrasting styles of Russian architecture, checking out the charming sites and relaxing by riversides decorated in wooden bridges.
  • This 7-day tour has no unexpected surprises with plenty of included sightseeing and guided tours including Moscow’s Kremlin Palace and Metro Tour, Old Arbats Walking Tour and guided tours throughout the Golden Ring region.
  • Enjoy complimentary airport transfers from Moscow Airports on Day 1 of the tour.
  • No overnight trains means you’ll sleep in the comfort of hotels each night, but this does mean there will be some day driving throughout the tour.

Sight Visited

  • Kremlin Palace
    Kremlin Palace

    Also one of the largest museums in the world, this breath-taking complex from the 14th century includes 5 palaces, 4 cathedrals, the Kremlin Wall and Towers.

  • Moscow
    Moscow

    Explore the fascinating history of the Red Square, visit the spectacular Kremlin and let the architecture of the St. Basil’s Cathedral leave you speechless.

  • Sergiyev Posad
    Sergiyev Posad

  • Suzdal
    Suzdal

  • The Red Square
    The Red Square

    The Red Square is the heart of Moscow, home to Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Tomb and the number one witness of Russia’s history.

  • Vladimir
    Vladimir

  • Zalessky Pereslavl
    Zalessky Pereslavl

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Moscow
Welcome to Russia! Keep your eyes peeled at Moscow airport for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join the group for a walk and have an optional group dinner to mingle. Your tour leader can also recommend some local bars to enjoy a drink with your new travel buddies.
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
    Group Dinner
2
Day 2: Moscow, Kremlin Palace, St. Basil's, Arbat Street
Start off the day with a guided walk throughout the grounds of Kremlin and soak in mighty government buildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the Tsar bell. Stroll down the road to reach the stunning St Basil’s cathedral and the Red Square. Capture a mental picture to last forever, the multi-coloured domes create a breath-taking sight for all travellers. Continue down Arbat street; one of the oldest surviving streets of the capital and home to many historical Russian figures.
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing Moscow, Red Square & St. Basil Cathedral
  • Optional Activities
     Moscow By Night
  • Meals: -
3
Day 3: Moscow City Tour, Red Square
Time to embark on a city tour of Moscow. Launch a guided walk tour through Moscow’s heart, meeting the amazing Red Square and Kremlin Palace. Ask your local guide all your questions on the history, challenges and the culture of Russia. The city offers amazing galleries and museums and plenty of cafes, shops and bars. After the city tour you, if you're still hungry for more, you have the option to join a tour of the World War II Museum. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours. You can roam the main shopping streets, try out local dishes or explore the fancy nightlife.
  • Included Activities
     Sightseeing Kremlin Palace, Moscow Metro Tour & Old Arbat's Walking
  • Optional Activities
     Tretjakov Gallery, World War II Museum
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Moscow, Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy
Hop on board for the astounding Golden Ring of Russia! Pass through Sergiyev Posad and arrive in Pereslavl-Zalesskiy as you start the cultural adventure with a guided city tour. Visit one of the many historical museums and sites in town, before driving to the lakeside for a BBQ lunch. If it's warm enough, you can swim by the lake beach and relax.
  • Meals
    Breakfast
5
Day 5: Pereslavl-Zalessky, Suzdal
Suzdal is a prime example of contrasting and complementing styles of Russian architecture. A main stop on Russia's famous Golden Ring, it's one of the sites that have played a major role in the formation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Witness lovely wooden cottages alongside picturesque onion-domed monasteries. Roam the narrow alleys with tiny charming churches and try some local mead on the riverside.
  • Meals
    Breakfast
6
Day 6: Suzdal, Vladimir, Moscow
Time to discover the magical town of Suzdal with pros as you start off with a walking tour of this 'open-air museum' without walls. Take in the majestic and impressive sites as the Kremlin, Cathedral of Nativity, trading square and charming monasteries. If there is time to spare, walk the riverside decorated by wooden bridges and try out some local delicacies! As you fill up with Russia history, hop on board for Vladimir, a former capital of medieval Russia. See its UNESCO sites as the Golden Gates, St Demetrius’ Cathedral and the Dormition Cathedral, true masterpieces of old Russian architecture. Drive to Moscow for the night and have a final taste of the Red Square and Kremlin before a few final vodka shots.
  • Meals
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
     Sightseeing Suzdal
7
Day 7: Moscow
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals
    Breakfast

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The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

3-4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Moscow airports to the Travel Talk hotel (on day 1)

Meals

6 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Guide

Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price?

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  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
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  • Optional activities
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IZMAILOVO DELTA HOTEL - MOSCOW


This hotel is located near Moscow Izmailovsky Park, The Partizanskaya Metro Station is only 150 m away.

PERESLAVL HOTEL - PERESLAVL ZALESSKIY


Pereslavl hotel is in center of the town, very close to Krasnaya Square, this hotel has sauna where you can enjoy after a long day, relaxing.

ECO HOTEL SUZDAL INN - SUZDAL


This hotel is centrally located hotel, it offers spa to it’s guests, it’s in walking distance to The Suzdal Museum of Wooden Architecture

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