Tour «Golden Ring» (9 days)
- Accommodation in hotels on route 8 nights
- Three meals a day on the route
- Tickets for excursions
During this intense nine-day tour, you will be able to experience the many facets of Russia. The group will begin acquaintance with Russia with the bustling capital – Moscow, then move to one of the religious centers of the country, Sergiev Posad, will see amazing historic architecture of historic cities Suzdal and Vladimir, will visit the estate of the great Russian writer Lev Tolstoy in Tula, and then move to a simple and Regal St. Petersburg.
In the morning after Breakfast at the hotel the group will get on the bus that will take them to the Moscow city Sergiev Posad, one of the main religious centers of Russia.
Here is the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the largest Orthodox monastery, which was founded in the 14th century. Here tourists will visit all the churches of the monastery and Cathedral refectory, to taste the traditional monastery food.
After lunch, the bus will set course to an ancient Russian city – Vladimir. Here tourists will get closer to the evening, and after accommodation in the hotel and dinner will be able to walk around and explore the city.
After Breakfast at the hotel the group will go on a sightseeing tour of Vladimir. It is a city with more than a thousand years history, which for many years was the main city of Ancient Russia. Tourists will see the well-preserved monuments of the white-stone architecture, the Golden Gates, the Uspenskiy and Demetrius cathedrals and many other historical and religious monuments.
After lunch, that will be held in a traditional Russian style, the group returns to the bus and moves to an adjacent Suzdal, another ancient city. Here tourists will visit the unique Museum of wooden architecture on the open air, Suzdal Kremlin and other masterpieces of ancient architecture, which will not leave anyone unconcerned.
After the excursion, the bus takes tourists back to Moscow, where after checking-in to the hotel they can relax after busy movements and impressions of the day.
After Breakfast in the hotel, tourists get on the bus and go to Tula, a town, that is about three hours from Moscow.
Arriving in Tula the group will go on an excursion to the Museum-estate "Yasnaya Polyana", which belonged to the Russian writer, the author of the novels "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina", Leo Tolstoy. Here tourists will visit the house in which were written the main works of the great writer, his grave and walk through the estate.
After lunch at a café in the city centre, the tour continues in the Tula Kremlin, after which the tourists can taste and buy as a souvenir gingerbread - traditional Russian biscuit, which Tula is famous for.
After the tour bus takes tourists back to Moscow, where they will wait for dinner and free time in the capital.
On the fifth day of the tour, the group will finally be able to get acquainted with the capital of Russia, Moscow. After Breakfast and hotel check-out tourists will take a comfortable bus, on which they will go on a sightseeing tour of the city. As in Moscow, the group will be only one day, the program is quite intense.
First stop – the heart of Moscow – The Red Square. For an hour and a half tourists can take pictures of Kremlins chiming clock and colorful domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, try out famous ice-cream in the main mall of the capital – GUM, take a look at it’s amazing architecture and feel the remained spirit of Soviet time. After that, the group will get behind the red walls to see The Kremlin inside and take a closer look to the centuries-old relics.
After The Kremlin tourists return to their bus and go on to look at the main sights of Moscow. After lunch the bus will make stops at the Novodevichiy convent, Sparrow hills, the main building of Moscow State University and Victory Park.
Also today, tourists will go underground to see the most beautiful subway in the world. Moscow subway was built with the purpose of praising socialism and at this moment is the most important monument of architecture of the twentieth century.
Tourists will be completing the acquaintance with Moscow on the main pedestrian street of the city – Arbat, which is especially charming in the evening. Here they can listen to street musicians, feel the rhythm of the city and to buy Russian souvenirs in one of many shops – dolls, badges, painted shawls, caskets and Soviet attributes.
In the evening after dinner, the group heads to the Leningrad station from where a night train goes to Saint-Petersburg.
Early in the morning the train arrives at the cultural capital of Russian Federation – Saint-Petersburg. A comfortable bus meets tourists at the Moscow station and takes them for a busy sightseeing day.
First of all tourists will visit The Summer Palace of Peter the Great, the founder of the city. The Palace is considered one of the oldest buildings in the city. Duration – 1.5 hours.
After lunch tourists will look at the Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the symbols of the city, not only outside, but even inside. Here you can also get to the top of the dome of the Cathedral and make the best pictures of the city from height. Next to the Cathedral, tourists will also see the monument to Peter the great and walk a little further to the Neva river bund to look at the Sphinx on the University bund. These amazing sculptures where brought from Egypt by order of Tsar Nicholas the First, their age is about 3.5 thousand years.
In the evening the group will have dinner and some time to relax or explore the city.
After Breakfast at the hotel, the group sets off to explore the main attraction of the city on Neva river - the Winter Palace, which has seen the most colorful balls and receptions, as well as the assault and disturbance during the revolution of 1917. Now the Palace is a part of the main Museum complex of the Hermitage. The tour of the Palace will last an hour and a half.
Leaving the Palace, tourists will find themselves in the vast Palace square, which is not inferior by scale to The Red Square in Moscow. Here within half an hour tourists can take pictures of the Palace and Alexander column.
After lunch at one of the cafes in the city centre, the bus moves to the Cathedral of the Savior on spilled Blood, bright and unusual architecture which can hardly leave anyone unconcerned.
Also today, the tourists will see the Kazan Cathedral and walk along the main street of the city, Nevsky Prospect, where a large number of restaurants, cafes and shops. Evenings can be spent at their discretion.
After Breakfast the group will go on Vasilievsky island, the largest island in the Neva Delta, here they will see the Peter and Paul fortress and the famous spire of the Admiralty.
After lunch the group will visit the Smolny Palace, which at various times was the Imperial residence, Institute for noble maidens and revolutionary centre.
Evening – diner and free time