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‘Golden Ring of Russia’ Weekend Tour with Vladimir and Suzdal


A small piece of Russia’s historic Golden Ring. Vladimir and Suzdal offer a glimpse into the region’s true origin story through spectacular architectural masterpieces dating back to the 12th century. If you only want the highlights of The Golden Ring or are after more time in Vladimir and Suzdal then this is the excursion for you.    This 3-day excursion will include visits to the Assumption Cathedral and Golden Gates in Vladimir as well as a tour of the Suzdal Kremlin. 

  • City tour of Vladimir and Suzdal

  • Assumption Cathedral

  • Cathedral of St. Dmitry

  • The ‘Golden Gates’

  • 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.

Day 1

Arrival in Moscow

Welcome to Moscow! Your driver will pick you up from your scheduled arrival point (airport / railway station) before taking you to your hotel where you will check-in for the evening.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Travel to

Golden Ring

The Golden Ring refers to the chain of Medieval towns to the North and East of Moscow including Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Vladimir, Rostov, Kostroma, and others. The region is one of Russia’s oldest routes and has become a popular tourist hotspot due to its beautiful landscapes, churches, and ornate architecture. The Golden Ring contains several UNESCO designated sites dating between the 12th and 17th centuries.

Day 2

Exploring Vladimir

After breakfast, your driver will meet you outside your hotel and take you to the train station where you will take the bullet train to Vladimir.

Visiting Suzdal

Once you have arrived in Suzdal, you can choose what you would like to see from either the local Kremlin with the Cross Chamber and the Wooden Architecture Museum, or the Spaso-Euthymius Monastery where you get to enjoy a bell-ringing mini concert.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • Departure Transfer

  • Assumption Cathedral

  • City Tour by car

  • Golden Gate

  • St. Dmitry Cathedral

  • Religious Buildings & Monuments

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Arrival Transfer

Day 3

Departure from Moscow

The final day of your Golden Ring excursion, you will have time in the morning to pack your things before checking out of your hotel at 12 noon.

  • 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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