The 'Golden Ring' of Russia

Considered one of the most beautiful and oldest places in Russia, the Golden Ring is the name given to a series of ancient towns lying to the north and east of Moscow. Much of the architecture around the Golden Ring dates between the 12th and 17th centuries and is home to many famous churches, monasteries and gates. the Golden Ring passes through many significant historical sites including the Russian capital of Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Sergiev Posad, Rostov Velikiy, Pereslavl-Zalessky and more.

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A fantastic selection of excursions from the many destinations in Russia’s Golden Ring. Our excursions are designed with you in mind and range from as little as short hour actives to full day adventures for those that have some time to spare.

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A guide to the Golden Ring

A collection of tips and essential guides to the Golden Ring. Learn more about the top destinations of the Golden Ring with the best attractions to see, best times of the year to visit, and how to avoid the busy tourist hotspots.

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Our best-selling Golden Ring tours

Browse our best selling Golden Ring experiences from the essential culture-packed tours around some the most famous attractions, to specialist food and nature tours that illuminate the many destinations along the way.


Prepare for your trip around the Golden Ring by arranging any transfers you need in advance. If you are looking to explore on your own, then booking a private transfer is often the best way for you to get where you need to go.

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Visiting any country for the first time can be daunting and you are sure to have plenty of questions along the way. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions that cover all you need to know both before you go and while you are in Russia.

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