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‘Golden Ring of Russia’ Tour with Moscow

Overview

Few tours give you the option to combine The Golden Ring and Moscow within one package, however this custom 6-day tour allows you to do just that! If you are looking for a more relaxed Golden Ring tour that also includes plenty of free time to explore Moscow, then this is the best choice for you. This 6-day extended Golden Ring experience includes guided tours of Moscow and the Golden Ring, a visit to the Dmitry Cathedral in Vladimir, and the chance to visit the Spaso-Euthymius Monastery for a bell-ringing concert.

  • City tour of Moscow

  • Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

  • St Basil’s Cathedral

  • Arbat Street

  • 4-hour guided tour of the Tretyakov Gallery

  • Suzdal Kremlin with Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ visit

  • Walking tour of Vladimir with Assumption Cathedral

  • Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Church of the Intercession in Bogolyubovo

Itinerary

Moscow

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.

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow

Kick your holiday off with a stay in the Russian capital, Moscow. Your driver will meet you at the scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station) and take you to your hotel for check-in.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Walking tour of the Moscow Kremlin and Sparrow Hill viewpoint

After a leisurely breakfast our guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at 10:00am to begin the first of the day’s activities – a walking tour of the Moscow Kremlin and cathedrals. The heart of Russian capital, the Moscow Kremlin is a symbol of the nation and a unique architectural ensemble including major attractions such as the Cathedral of the Annunciation, Assumption Cathedral and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Kremlin with Tsar Bell, Tsar Cannon and Armoury Chamber

  • Poklonnaya Hill Memorial Complex

  • Pushkin Square

  • Sparrow Hills Viewpoint

  • Walking Tour

  • Free Time

  • New Arbat

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Travel to

Suzdal

Suzdal is one of the oldest towns in Russia and is part of Russia’s popular Golden Ring. In the 12th century it was the capital of the principality. The town has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the blue and gold domed Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral built in the 13th century by Yury II and the 14th century Saviour Monastery of St Euthymius built under the orders of Suzdal-Nizhniy Novgorod Prince Konstantin.

Day 3

Begin your Golden Ring Tour in Suzdal

After an early morning breakfast and check out your driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you to Moscow train station where you will catch the 2-hour bullet train to Vladimir. Your guide will be waiting for you in Vladimir before taking you on a 50-minute car journey to Suzdal where your Golden Ring tour will begin.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • City Tour by car

  • Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Suzdal Kremlin

Travel to

Vladimir

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.

Day 4

Golden Ring Tour of Bogolyubovo and Vladimir

After spending the night in Suzdal and getting a spot of breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to take you on a 45-minute journey to Bogolyubovo, the residence of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky. Here, you will explore this 12th century residence and one of Russia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin

  • Golden Gate

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • St. Dmitry Cathedral

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Day 5

Visit to the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow

After a spot of breakfast, we will start our 4-hour guided walking tour of the Tretyakov Gallery. The Tretyakov is one of Russia’s most famous art galleries boasting a collection of more than 100 000 works of art including graphics, sculptures and paintings that explore Russia’s unique history.

  • Breakfast

  • Expert Guide

  • Free Time

  • Galleries

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • State Tretyakov Gallery

  • Walking Tour

Day 6

Departure from Moscow

On the morning of departure, you will have breakfast at your hotel before having some additional free time to do anything you missed.

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

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.

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