Welcome to Kostroma
The Volga flows lazily past the mansions of tsarist-era merchants in this modest-sized city, which played a crucial role in the advent of the Romanov dynasty and hasn’t achieved any prominence ever since, shunning the calls of modernity for the sake of peace and quiet. Founded by Yury Dolgoruky in 1152, Kostroma developed as a market town on the river, its former commercial glory evidenced by the enormous trading... Read More
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4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow
Leave Moscow and travel by luxury coach around the Golden Ring – a collection of historical towns and cities just northeast of the capital. Often called the ancient heart of Russia, the enchanting ring of old fortified cities is a land where time has seemingly stood still for centuries. Hear the history of the region and admire wooden houses, UNESCO-listed monasteries and onion-domed cathedrals on coach tours of seven Golden Ring towns: Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov-Veliky, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky and Sergiev Posad. Overnight stays are scheduled in the most vibrant Golden Ring towns – Vladimir, Kostroma and Rostov-Veliky – and hotels are centrally located, allowing you to easily explore the towns independently between excursions and transfers.