Russia's Golden Ring is the name of 700-kilometre-long bus route beginning and finishing in Moscow and passing through the old Russian towns rich in historical and architectural landmarks.
Arrival in Moscow. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
2nd day: Moscow
Morning sightseeing tour of Moscow encompasses Red Square, St. Basil's cathedral, the famous GUM store, the Bolshoy Theatre, the Sparrow Hills and Novodevichy Convent.
A tour in the afternoon incorporates the Kremlin with its cathedrals, renowned for their fine art and marvelous interiors. Facultative: evening concert, ballet or circus performance.
Leave Moscow for Sergiev Posad (65 km) to visit the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Laura – “Russian Vatican» – one of the most important monasteries and religious centers of Russia.
Departure for Rostov (130 km) with a stop in Pereslavl-Zalessky to see the wonderful architecture of its historical center. In Rostov – a tour of the Kremlin, the most famous landmark of the town, situated on Nero lake, exhibition of enamel works, which Rostov is famous for. Departure for Yaroslavl (57 km). Hotel accommodation.
4th day: Yaroslavl.
City tour of Yaroslavl – the oldest city on the Volga, founded by Yaroslav-the-Wise at the beginning of the X cent. The highlights of this tour are the Monastery of the Savior and the church of Elijah the Prophet. Facultative: Volga boat trip.
Depart Yaroslavl for Kostroma. (76 km) Hotel Accommodation.
5th day: Kostroma
City tour of Kostroma, visit to the city's principle attraction – Ipatievsky monastery – Tzars Romanovs' dynasty cradle with the magnificent Trinity Cathedral. Leave Kostroma for Suzdal (180 km) Hotel accommodation.
6th day: Suzdal
Sightseeing tour of Suzdal – a museum town with magnificent monuments of Russian stone and wooden architecture XIII-XVIII cent., with rich icon and applied art collection, bell-ringing. Lunch at a restaurant old Russian style or at a peasant's family.
Half-day tour to Vladimir (30 km), once the capital of Russia, to see the masterpieces of Russian architecture – the Assumption and St. Demetrius Cathedrals, Bogolyubovo – ex-residence of Vladimir princes, world famous church of the Intercession-on-the Nerl.
Departure for Moscow. Hotel accommodation.
Transfer to the airport.