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.
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…
Tour destination: Sergiev Posad – Suzdal – Vladimir
At 8.30 am our Moscow guide will pick you up at the hotel to start driving to Sergiev Posad.
It will take approximately 2 hours to get there where you visit the famous pilgrimage sight, the Holy-Trinity St. Sergius Monastery, quite often referred as Russian Vatican. The Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius was founded in the early 14th century by one of the most venerated saints of Russia St. Sergius. For centuries, Russian czars and common people set out on pilgrimage to the monastery. It remains one of the most sacred places in Russia today.
Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer to Suzdal. Check-in the hotel. Dinner and overnight
Breakfast at the hotel. Suzdal sightseeing tour, including a visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture (During the low season it will be substituted with the Intercession Convent), St Euthimius monastery (or Intercession Convent), Suzdal Kremlin.
Driving to Vladimir. The sightseeing tour including the Assumption cathedral (famous for Andrey Rublev frescoes), St Demetrius cathedral, Golden gates and learn the old history of Vladimir, once the capital of Rus.
Return to Moscow.