Tour «Golden Ring»
- Accommodation in hotels on route 7 nights
- Three meals a day on the route
- Tickets for excursions
The main advantage of this eight-day trip - its versatility, it combines history and modernity, East and West, which attracts tourists from all over the world. The group will begin acquaintance with Russia with the bustling capital – Moscow, will see amazing historic architecture of historic cities Suzdal and Vladimir, and then will move in a simple and Regal Saint-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.
This day will be dedicated to a symbol of the country - The Red Square and its surroundings. Tourists will be able to make pictures on the background of the Kremlin bells and colorful domes of St Basil's Cathedral, to see the tomb of the unknown soldier and walk through the beautiful alleys of Alexander’s garden, try the famous ice cream in the Mall GUM, look at its amazing architecture and feel the extant spirit of the Soviet time. After that, the group will go behind the red walls to see what it looks like inside the Kremlin, and to become familiar with its centuries-old relics.
In the evening tourists get on the bus and go to the Leningrad station to head out to Saint-Petersburg.
Early in the morning train with tourists arrives in the cultural capital of Russia – Saint-Petersburg. A comfortable bus meets tourists at the Moscow station and takes them for a busy sightseeing day.
Saint-Petersburg is primarily associated with the Royal dynasty, so there is a huge amount of sights associated with a more than 300-year reign of the Romanov family. 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.
After the excursion, tourists will have plenty of free time to walk around the city.
Today is the last day of exploring Saint-Petersburg. 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.
After dinner, the group moves to the Moscow station and goes back to Moscow.
On their return to Moscow the bus will meet tourists to go to the final part of the tour in Moscow. The bus will make stops at the Novodevichy convent, Sparrow hills, the main building of Moscow University, Victory Park and the All-Russian exhibition center, which in Soviet times was considered one of the main walking areas of the city. Each place will have enough time to walk and take pictures.
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.
The final point of today's tour will be the main pedestrian street of Moscow - Arbat, which is particularly charming in the evening. Here you can listen to street musicians, feel the rhythm of the city and buy Russian Souvenirs in one of the many shops - dolls, painted shawls, caskets and Soviet attributes.
After buying Souvenirs and diner the group heads out on the bus to the airport.