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Essential ‘Golden Ring of Russia’ Tour
A shortened version of Russia’s famous Golden Ring. Visit three historic locations, Vladimir, Suzdal and Sergiev Posad, and uncover Russia’s spectacular history. If you want a shorter Golden Ring experience that includes a visit to Sergiev Posad then this is the excursion for you. As part of this 4-day excursion, you will see the Assumption Cathedral in Vladimir, the Wooden Architecture Museum in Suzdal, and the Holy Trinity St Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad.
City tour of Vladimir, Suzdal and Sergiev Posad
Cathedral of St. Dmitry
Suzdal Kremlin with Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ visit
Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trinity-Sergius Monastery
Choice of bellringing at the Spaso-Euthymius Monastery or a visit to the Open-Air Museum of Wooden Architecture
Russia’s official capital, Moscow, is the political and religious heart of the country. The city has the highest density of billionaires, is the world’s most populated inland city and boasts six out of Europe’s ten tallest buildings. It continues to be a major tourist destination in Europe growing year on year with famous attractions including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin.
One of Russia’s medieval capitals dating back to the 12th century, Vladimir is a popular tourist destination on Russia’s Golden Ring. It is home to various cathedrals, a monastery and other landmarks that have been designated as UNSECO World Heritage Sites including the imposing white stone towers of the Golden Gates as well as the St Demetrius Cathedral, Dormition Cathedral and Assumption Cathedral.
Sergiyev Posad is a historic town situated in Central Russia and is often included in Russia’s popular tourist route, the Golden Ring. The town has grown around its main tourist attraction and one of the largest monasteries in Russia, the Trinity Lavra, established by St Sergius of Radonezh in the 15th century. The town is immersed in culture and is home to various museums including the Gagarin Palace of Culture and the Museum of Toys.
Where you can stay
A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.
Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.
Boutique Hotel Suzdal Inn
Maxima Panorama Hotel
Boutique Hotel Suzdal Inn
Maxima Panorama Hotel
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- Entrance tickets to all locations as part of the tour
- Food and drink (as mentioned in the tour itinerary)
- Russian Tourist Visa Invitation
- Transport (as specified in the tour itinerary)
What’s not included
- Alcoholic drinks
- International train / plane tickets
- Optional excursions and activities
- Personal costs (souvenirs, additional snacks etc)
- Porter services
- Tips for drivers/guides/in restaurants
- Travel / medical insurance
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- All travellers are asked to check the vaccination requirements before travel. Visit our Vaccines and Health page to find out more
- Any dietary or allergy requirements will need to be disclosed before the start of the tour
- Carrying a water bottle with you is recommended
- Medication should always be taken with you and kept on your person
- Please ensure that you keep any personal documents and valuables on your person at all times
- WIFI will be available at most of the hotels, although mobile coverage may vary in rural areas
- Your local guides will recommend stops where you can go souvenir shopping during your tour
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Extras & Upgrades
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Boat trip on the Moskva river
Moscow City Tour at Night
Moscow City Tour by car
Russian Family Dinner
Tretyakov Gallery Guided tour
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