Tour to the Golden Ring of Russia: Design Your Own Itinerary
About The Tour
About the Golden Ring Tour
Our Russian capital, Moscow, is the first must-see place on every trip to Russia! We recommend you to spend 2-3 days in Moscow experiencing the city. Our 4-hours walking tour might be a great option to have the right impression from the beginning!
Unfortunately, Moscow is not the real Russia... So we recommend traveling to the countryside for at least 3 days to discover the true face of the country. Our Golden Ring package is a great option both if you want to take amazing photos of golden-domed churches or explore the remote corners of Russia.
What is the famous Golden Ring? Actually, it is just a ring of beautiful cities northeast of Moscow. They played a significant role in Russian history and the formation of Russian Orthodox.
These towns are great places to visit in Russia! They are called "open-air museums" and feature unique monuments of Russian architecture of the 12th–18th centuries, including kremlins, monasteries, cathedrals, and churches.
What's more? Visiting them is a great chance to see the real Russia and the life of ordinary people... Rural Russia with its old wooden houses and traditional villages is waiting for you!
How does it work?
Below you may find a “classic” itinerary for 7 days... Usually, people have limited time. So I recommend reading the itinerary and choosing the towns you want to visit most. After you may contact us to design your own itinerary together.
About The Price
Prices depends on many factors, so please contact us to discuss your wishes. You may use the calculations in the form as an approximate pricing for the tour. It DOES NOT include:
• Price for hotels: from 23 000 RUB for 6 nights for 4 people or about 320 EUR
• Price for restaurants: from 10 USD / person
• Museum Fees: usually up to 10 USD
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Golden Ring Tour Package: Design Your Tour (3-7 days)
1st day: Sergiev Posad
3rd day: Suzdal
4th day: Kostroma and Ivanovo
7th day: Rostov
2nd day: Vladimir and Suzdal
5th day: Yaroslavl and Kostroma
6th day: Yaroslavl
What is special in our Golden Ring Tour Package?
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Perhaps you already know, but there is a great difference between Moscow, St. Petersburg, and all other towns and cities in Russia. Visiting the countryside is a great opportunity to travel the real Russia and to see the common life of ordinary people. The best choice for a one-day Russian countryside experience is the Vladimir and Suzdal tour.
Vladimir and Suzdal are small towns that are famous worldwide because of their great history and picturesque architecture with numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the 12th century. Aside from golden cupolas of stunning churches and monasteries, you will experience a very rural real Russian outlook with bubbling streams and grassy meadows, chickens and livestock, and interesting and authentic local residents. All are a common sight on the streets, some of which remain unpaved. Be ready for a full-day trip and many unforgettable experiences during your Russian holidays!
Duration: 14-16 hours
Transportation: Soviet van or VW Multivan
•Road-tripping from Moscow to St. Petersburg
•Ecotour along the Volga River with visiting limestone quarries
•Real Russian countryside
•One day in a traditional Russian village
There is a great difference between Moscow, St. Petersburg, and all other Russia... The concept of this tour is to show you the real Russia with numerous small towns, pristine nature, abandoned churches and the life of people.
This tour does not include Golden Ring towns! Instead, you will see Staritsa town and Novgorod the Great, beautiful places to visit in Russia!
We will also visit an elderly couple living in a traditional Russia village. We will help them with their daily work - plowing the land (not by tractors, but by horses), caring for the livestock and cooking food in a traditional Russian oven… And surely we will taste some real fresh milk and eggs while they will be telling us about their common life, their habits, and the households.
The itinerary is perfect for those who are going to St. Petersburg. It takes only 4 hours to get there from Novgorod by a cheap local train.