The Golden Ring is a cradle of Russian culture. The cities in the Golden Ring are Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Vladimir, Rostov Velikiy, Uglich, Alexandrov, Gus-Khrustalny, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Rybinsk and Suzdal. Nowadays the towns are called “open air museums” comprising the real masterpieces located in authentically picturesque nature.
金环是俄罗斯文化摇篮。谢尔盖耶夫镇，佩列斯拉夫尔-扎列斯基, 弗拉基米尔, 大罗斯托夫，乌格利奇，亚历山德罗夫, 古西赫鲁斯塔利内, 伊凡诺沃, 雅罗斯拉夫尔,科斯特罗马,雷宾斯克与苏兹达里都金环市。目前我们叫此城市在露天里博物馆。此地包含确实如画自然与巧妙杰作。
Travel along the Golden Ring to see and experience the living history, admire the strict forms and ornaments of the ancient Russian architecture , feel the antiquity of the white stone masonry or the warmth of centenarian oaks laid in logs; to taste Russian dishes prepared in the traditional way, watch or even participate in historical reconstructions, wander through Levitan’s Ples, see numerous museums and workshops of traditional crafts, listen to church chants and folk songs that cannot be heard anywhere else…
Day 1 天一
Arrival to Moscow. Assisted transfer to the hotel and check-in. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
红场，瓦西里布拉仁教堂, 大剧院，克里姆林宫堤坝路，基督救世主主教座堂, 麻雀山，莫斯科大学楼，特维尔，莫霍瓦亚大街。
下午游览莫斯科克里姆林宫（内区域，教堂）。位于莫斯科中心筑城工事做为俄罗斯几百年历史主体地位。目前是俄罗斯总统公馆。这是俄罗斯最有名的博物馆。5座最大的城门塔楼和箭楼装上了红宝石五角星，这就是人们所说的克里姆林宫红星。每一座建筑都蕴含着俄罗斯人民无与伦比的智慧，是世界建筑史上不可多得的杰作。宫内保存有俄国铸造艺术的杰作：重达40 吨的“炮王”和200 吨的“钟王”。克里姆林宫由此成为俄罗斯备受珍视的文化遗产。
Breakfast at the hotel. Moscow city tour including all major sights of Russian capital such as Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater, Kremlin Embankment, Christ the Saviour Cathedral, Sparrow Hills and Moscow State University, Tverskaya and Mokhovaya Streets.
In the afternoon – visit of the Moscow Kremlin (with its territory and cathedrals), a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow that has played a dominant role in Russian life for over eight hundred years. Nowadays the complex serves as the official residence of the president of the Russian Federation. It had previously been used to refer to the government of the Soviet Union (1922-1991). It’s the most known museum of Russia and includes five places, four cathedrals and enclosing Kremlin wall with Kremlin towers.
Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out.
Beginning a trip along the Golden Ring. Transfer to Sergiev Posad. Sergiev Posad is the town around the Trinity Monastery of St.Sergius (Troitse-Sergieva Lavra), one of Russia’s most important religious and historical landmarks and a place of both spiritual and nationalist pilgrimage. It is 70 km from the edge of Moscow on the Yaroslavl road. The Monastery was founded in about 1340 by Sergius of Radonezh, a monk who wielded enough moral authority to unite the country against Mongol Tatar. Trinity Cathedral (Troitsky sobor), built in the 1420s, is a heart of the monastery and in its way the heart of Russian Orthodoxy. Most of the icons are by the great medieval painter Andrey Rublyov.
In the afternoon – transfer to Suzdal. Check-in on arrival. Evening at leisure. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 4 天四
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit of the most significant Suzdal sights such as Kremlin, Wooden architecture museum, Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius and Nativity cathedral. Transportation to Vladimir, one more magnificent city of the Golden Ring. Visit of the Assumption Cathedral which used to be a mother church of medieval Russia. Return to Moscow. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 5 天五
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the most famous Moscow underground stations and Arbat street which is situated in the centre of the city. Transportation to the railway station or airport. Arrival, meeting with St.Petersburg tour guide. Transportation to the hotel, accommodation and overnight at the hotel.
彼得保罗要塞坐落在圣彼得堡市中心涅瓦河右岸. 欢迎贵宾客人坐车通过涅瓦大街，到达城市中心，瓦西里耶夫岛沙嘴，参议院广场, 伊萨基辅广场, 艺术广场，俄罗斯博物馆，两个伟大的教堂，滴血大教堂，圣尼古拉教堂.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Saint Petersburg city tour. Your tour will cover all of the highlights of the city, we will drive along the Nevsky avenue – the heart of the city and make picture stops at the Spit of the Basil Island, the Senates Square and the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Art Square and the Russian museum as well we at the two magnificent churches: Our Savior of the Spilt Blood & the Nikolsky Cathedral.
In the afternoon our guide will take you to visit the Hermitage Museum – the magnificent collection of art housed in the winter palace of Catherine the Great. This is one of the oldest and the largest museums in the world, founded in 1764; its collection includes over 3 million exhibits from prehistoric to modern times. Especially important are the collections of prehistoric exhibits, Egyptian art, Roman and Greek art, Scythian gold and Western European paintings and sculptures.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 天七
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit to the Pushkin Palace and Park. The Summer Palace is the heart of Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar’s Village) – one of the most picturesque parks among the former residences of the Russian Emperors. Here you may touch the atmosphere of the Royal way of life in all its splendor. It is hard to believe but almost everything inside the palace is a result of a careful restoration which had been finished just 8 years ago when works on the legendary Amber Room were finally finished after the mysterious disappearance during the World War II. Today tourists from all over the world come to the Pushkin to see the marvelous park and the Catherine’s Palace.
Visit to the Peterhof (The official opening of the fountains at Peterhof is on May 16th 2015).
Located on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, the spectacular Peterhof attracts thousands of tourists with its parks, palaces and, of course, fountains. Among the suburban parks Peterhof is probably the most famous for its fountains and thus it is frequently compared with Versailles. ‘The Samson’ of the Grand Cascade is the most powerful and magnificent among the fountains of Peterhof therefore it is a symbol of the park. As a former residence of the Emperors, Peterhof is also the home of several palaces with the Grand Palace as its main landmark. It had been destroyed by the Nazis and than was carefully restored to demonstrate the splendor of the Royal way of life. You’ll see the halls, brightly decorated with gold, marble and numerous mirrors. The beauty of Peterhof, its marvelous fountains and palaces has left nobody indifferent and neither would be you. Visit to the Grand Palace and the Lower Park. Return to the hotel.
Evening at leisure. Overnight.
Day 8 天八
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Departure transfer to airport or railway station.