Golden Ring of Russia

Classic, Moscow to Saint-Petersburg
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Tour description

Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlins in the cities along the Golden Ring and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The onion-domed churches dotting the skylines of rural villages coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are waiting to be discovered.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Kremlin and Armoury guided tour (Moscow)
  • Kremlin tour (Suzdal)
  • Monastery and folk village tour
  • Church visits (Yuriev Polski)
  • Kremlin visit (Rostov)
  • Yaroslavl guided tour
  • St Petersburg walking tour
  • Peterhof visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Admire st basil's cathedral and red square
  • Marvel at the kremlin armoury treasures
  • Visit golden ring churches and monasteries
  • Relax at lake nero
  • Explore st petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings


Day 1: Moscow Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Moscow Enjoy a Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. Opt to visit museums and galleries, take a Moskva River boat cruise, or check out Lenin's Mausoleum.

Day 3: Moscow/Rostov In the morning, travel to Sergiyev Posad which is famous for its Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, the spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church. Later, continue on to Rostov.

Day 4: Rostov/Suzdal Visit the Rostov Kremlin - a must see in the Golden Ring of Russia. Travel on to Yaroslavl and enjoy a guided tour of the city before continuing on to Suzdal for the night.

Day 5: Suzdal/Saint-Petersburg Visit bucolic Suzdal with an included Suzdal Kremlin tour. Visit a folk village museum and monastery. Opt to taste local mead (honey beer). En route to Vladimir, stop in Bogolubovo to see the famous Pokrova-na-Nerli. Overnight train to Saint Petersburg.

Day 6: Saint-Petersburg Arrive in St Petersburg and take a guided walking tour of the city with a visit to Peterhof. With free time, visit churches, galleries, and shops along Nevksy Prospekt.

Day 7: Saint-Petersburg Spend the day exploring the city or riding the deepest metro in the world. Opt for a canal cruise to see more of the city.

Day 8: Saint-Petersburg Depart at any time.