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Best of Russia Golden Ring Tour (BR9)
10 days, 9 nights from £2300
This all encompassing tour of the Golden Ring provides a real experience not only of the two breathtaking main cities of Moscow and St Petersburg, but also a range of diverse and picturesque surrounding towns and villages. Including everything from visits to vodka museums with traditional tastings to dining with Russian families and boat cruises, this tour to Russia has it all. Prepare for the cultural adventure of a lifetime as you get a sense of the real Russia.
- Introduction to Your Journey
- Holiday Accommodation
- Departures and Prices
- What's Included
MOSCOW • Vladimir • Suzdal • Kostroma • Yaroslavl • Uglich • Tver • Novgorod Veliky • ST PETERSBURG
BEST OF RUSSIA GOLDEN RING TOUR
Day 1, Moscow
Transfer to the hotel Cosmos, where you can relax and enjoy the first night of your Russian adventure. Dinner at the "Kalinka" restaurant.
Enjoy a city tour of Moscow with the best landmarks Moscow can offer. See Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, GUM, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and more, finishing the eventful day with a visit to the famous Kremlin! Dinner in the evening.
Day 3, Vladimir
After breakfast set off for Vladimir. The city has a special place in the history of Russia as it once served as the country's capital. Start your day with a city tour of Vladimir where you will see the magnificent Assumption Cathedral, the Golden Gate and the glorious Cathedral of Saint Demetrius. Later today visit Bogoliubovo and enjoy a meal and folklore show before spending the night in Suzdal.
Day 4, Suzdal - Kostroma
Take a city tour of Suzdal before travelling to Kostroma and visiting the Museum of Levitan (famous Russian landscape painter) in Ples. Accommodation will be provided at the Hotel Volga in Kostroma. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 5, Kostroma - Yaroslavl
Take pleasure in a city tour of Kostroma with a visit to the Ipatievsky Monastery. Make the best of an unusual trip to a Linen Factory where you have the chance to take a master class. Afterwards, depart for Yaroslavl where you take a city tour and visit the Spassky Monastery before departing for Uglich. Dinner in the evening.
Day 6, Uglich
A city tour of Uglich will be followed by a visit to a Vodka Museum where you can taste the traditional Russian beverage. In the afternoon depart for Tver where you can relax in your hotel after dinner.
Day 7, Tver - Velikiy Novgorod
After your morning meal embark on a city tour of Tver. The city's history goes back to the 12th century and, therefore, it boasts a great cultural heritage which you will explore today before travelling to Novgorod Velikiy. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring Novgorod Velikiy or relaxing at the hotel. Dinner is included.
Day 8, Velikiy Novgorod - St Petersburg
Enjoy the city tour of the Novgorod Velikiy, the city which was recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1992. The city was the centre of the whole Novgorod Republic in the 14th century and managed to save a lot of its history and charm for you to explore. Later today depart for St Petersburg where you will spend the first of two nights. Dinner in the evening.
Day 9, St Petersburg
Visit the magnificent Hermitage Museum and also the classic Petrodverets Palace and Gardens, otherwise known as Peterhof. The grounds of the palace boast around 200 fountains which operate in the summer months.
Day 10, St Petersburg
Your adventure comes to a close as you are transferred to the airport.
Best of Russia Golden Ring Tour is available all year round on enquiry basis.
Please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a holiday of a lifetime for you.
Included in price:
• Half board daily starting with evening meal on day one and finishing with breakfast on day 10
• Arrival and departure airport transfers
• All excursions as outlined in the itinerary
• Services of an Intourist English speaking guide
• Russian visa support
• Russian Visa centre fees
• Return flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)