Best of Russia's Golden Ring Tour
Best of Russia's Golden Ring Tour

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Best of Russia's Golden Ring Tour (BGR10)
11 days, 10 nights from 1158.08 £

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.

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The Route

ST PETERSBURG • Moscow • Sergiev Posad• Pereslavl-Zalessky • Yaroslavl • Suzdal • Bogolubovo • Vladimir • MOSCOW

St Petersburg
St Petersburg

St Petersburg is a former Russian capital and a stunning city, crowded with splendid palaces, impressive historical monuments, wide boulevards, beautiful bridges and is renowned as the Ballet Capital of the World.

Peterhof
Peterhof

Known as the “Russian Versailles”, Peterhof Palace and Park is a must see at any time of the year. Famous for its myriad of fountains, the grounds of the palace become a haven for tourists in the peak summer months. Look out for the ‘Joke Fountains’ – if you step on the wrong paving stone, you will get wet! If you’re not travelling in the summer, never fear; the parks foliage is beautiful in the autumn and the grounds transform into a striking crystallised wonderland during winter months so there’s never a wrong time to visit.

Moscow
Moscow

A truly iconic, global city, Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of Russia. There are dozens of reasons to come. Being one of the most breathtaking capitals in the world, Moscow has a wide range of cultural landmarks. We suggest exploring them all.

Sergiev Posad
Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad, home to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Russia, is the historical and spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl

One of 8 prime jewels of the Golden Ring, Yaroslavl is known for its ancient monuments and picturesque places. The city is situated on the high bank of the Volga river from where you can enjoy the view of tall slender bell towers and elegant domes of the churches.

Suzdal
Suzdal

Suzdal is the heart and soul of the Golden Ring. Being one of Russia’s most perfectly preserved walled cities dating back to 1024 it is an open-air museum of more than 200 ancient monuments. It offers a unique combination of genuine antiquity, unique spirit of Slavic traditions, mesmerising architecture and truly holy places.

Bogolubovo
Bogolubovo

Bogolubovo was the first stone town of the Northern Russia and is a UNESCO Heritage Sight. Being a beautiful gem of the Golden Ring, it's Church of Intercession is a pearl of Russian architecture on the banks of the Nerl River.

Vladimir
Vladimir

The ancient city of Vladimir is one of the most visited among the Golden Ring destinations. It was established in 1108 before Moscow and was once the capital of Russia. It preserves several of the finest architectural masterpieces, such as the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, the Nativity monastery with the white church, Kniaginin monastery and the Assumption Cathedral.

BEST OF RUSSIA'S GOLDEN RING TOUR

Day 1, St Petersburg

Arrival at the airport of St Petersburg; transfer to the hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the first night of your Russian adventure. 

Day 2, St Petersburg 

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After breakfast at the hotel you will meet with a guide and start exploring the beautiful St Petersburg. The City tour will introduce you the most precious monuments of the city’s rich history and original architecture carefully preserved as the world cultural heritage. You will be able to hear amazing stories and to take fine pictures of the main architectural and historical sites like Nevsky prospect, the Kazan Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Vasilievsky Island, St. Isaac Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Senate Square and the Palace Square. The 3-hour sightseeing tour will allow you to get a brief but bright impression of Saint Petersburg.  

Visit Peter and Paul Fortress - the place of birth of Saint Petersburg, here began the foundation of this beautiful city. Today it is a home to several museums, which exhibit to everyone the splendid history of St Petersburg.  

After lunch at the local restaurant, we visit Saint - Isaac's Cathedral - the largest church in St Petersburg; Kazan Cathedral - majestic building was designed in Russian classical style, but is also carries resemblance to great St. Paul cathedral in Rome; and take a Nevsky Prospect Walking tour. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 3, St Petersburg

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Today you 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. After lunch you will have an opportunity to see why St Petersburg is called "North Venice". A boat tour on city's rivers and canals is an absolute must-do here. Breathtaking views from the water and bridges over the city architecture are really worth seeing. During this tour you will see all the main points of interest of St Petersburg from water and hear the stories about its most famous bridges such as Anichkov bridge and Bridge with Golden Gryphons. You will travel along the canals and see such jewels of the city as St. Isaac Cathedral, The Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood and other places than will mesmerize you and make your visit to the city unforgettable.  Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 4, St Petersburg

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It is hard to imagine a trip to Saint Petersburg without visiting one of the most famous museums worldwide – the State Hermitage. Its priceless collection occupies 5 historical buildings of which the Winter Palace – the former residence of the Russian Royal family – is the most remarkable. After lunch at the local restaurant we're coming back to St Petersburg to visit Church of The Savior on Blood. This church commemorates the assassination of the Emperor Alexander II. It is situated on the very place where he was deadly wounded by terrorists. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

 

Day 5, St Petersburg-Moscow

After breakfast at the hotel and check out, transfer to the railway station. We are going to Moscow on Sapsan Train. On arrival to Moscow you will be met by a driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in at the hotel, free time in Moscow. Overnight at the hotel. Meal included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 6, Moscow 

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Enjoy a City Tour of Moscow with the best landmarks Moscow can offer. See Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral, GUM, the Victory Park and more. After lunch, we visit Christ the Saviour Cathedral-the key cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church; discover Moscow's underground - on Metro Tour and  finishing the eventful day with walk on Arbat Street - the oldest street in Moscow. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

 

Day 7, Moscow

Собор Василия Блаженного

After breakfast we are heading to Red Square for a walking tour. During the tour, you will have the time to take pictures of this 73.000 square meters brick-paved square surrounded by the Kremlin Walls, Lenin's Tomb, St Basil's Cathedral, Resurrection gate, GUM superstore and the Russian State Hestorical Museum. 

Lies along the Kremlin's western wall is a beautiful Alexander Garden. Founded in 1812, Alexander Garden is one of the oldest urban public parks in Moscow.  After a lunch time you will have a free time to explore Moscow. Overnight at the hotel. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

 

Day 8, Sergiev Posad - Pereslavl-Zalessky - Yaroslavl

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Morning transfer to Sergiev Posad (75 km). On arrival to the town - a City Tour, which will give you opportunity to see all the most magnificent monuments in one day! The most famous one is the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. Founded in 1337, the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important attraction of Sergiev Posad and is the biggest Ortodox Monastery in Russia. During the tour you will have a walk around its vast territory and discover the set of ancient buildings: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Assumption cathedral, The Church of St. Zosima and Savvaty Solovetsky – the total amount is more than 50!  After lunch at the local restaurant we travel to Pereslavl-Zalessky (70 km).  Tour to Goritsky Monastery of Dormition. The monastery was founded in the first half of the 14th century under Ivan Kalita. It received the most famous name from the location on the hill "Goritsa". There was nothing left from the ancient wooden buildings, since in 1382, the army of Tokhtamysh destroyed Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, and along with it, Goritsky Monastery as well (rebuilt in 1392). The monastery has its own museum. Its complex is considered one of the largest museums in Russia.  Transfer to Yaroslavl (123 km), check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Yaroslavl. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

 Day 9, Yaroslavl -Suzdal

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This morning in Yaroslavl you  visit Tolga Monastery -It was built in 14th century due to a legend of a miraculous appearance; and Church of the Prophet Elijah -considered from the tourist the most beautiful and interesting Church in the city of Yaroslavl. Have a lunch at the local restaurant before departing for Suzdal (200 km). 

On arrival to Suzdal we will visit Kremlin and Open-Air Museum - the best attractions of this city. During this morning we visit the Kremlin: which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites from 1992. In the second part of the day we will visit the open air Museum which includes all the wooden construction from Vladimir Region. Here you will admire the Church of the Transfiguration and the Church of Resurrection. Here are also placed a lot of events and festivals.  Overnight at the hotel in Suzdal. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 10, Bogolubovo - Vladimir - Moscow

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After breakfast set off for Bogolubovo (36 km). Situated on the outskirts of Vladimir (200 km from Moscow) Bogolyubovo means “loved by God” in Russian. Bogolyubovo is part of the Golden Ring and preserves finest white-stone monuments.  After lunch at the local restaurant and short transfer to Vladimir (10 km).

The city has a special place in the history of Russia as it once served as the country's capital. We will visit three attractions that all are listed in UNESCO World Heritage List sites, being a part of White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal. For first you will visit the “Dormition Cathedral” which has been the most important and the largest Church of Russia during Medieval period. The St. Dimitry Cathedral was built in 12th and restored in 1952. Inside you will see beautiful frescos but the most attractive part of the Cathedral is its exterior which is well decorated and partially covered by carvings. Then you will admire the Golden gate which is a masterpiece of the Russian military architecture of 12th century. Inside you will visit also an interesting museum with exhibition about military history of Vladimir. Transfer to Moscow (187 km), overnight at the hotel in Moscow. Meal Included: breakfast, lunch.

Day 11, Moscow

Your adventure comes to a close as you are transferred to the airport. Meal Included: breakfast.

Arbat Nord Hotel

3 crown
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Address

Artilleriyskaya ulitsa 4, Tsentralny district, 191104 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Location

The hotel is conveniently located in the historical and financial centre close to one of the most beautiful cathedrals – the Transfiguration Cathedral and the famous Summer Garden. The nearest subway stations are “Chernyshevskaya” and “Mayakovskaya”.

Accommodation

33 well-appointed and comfortable rooms

In-room

Air conditioner, satellite TV,  bathroom with a shower, slippers, telephone, hairdryer, safe box, wardrobe, electronic lock, Writing desk, free high-speed wireless Internet access. Extra bed accommodation is possible in a twin room.

Leisure

Bar and restaurant

Other services

Concierge service, Luggage storage, Ticket service, Tour desk
Holiday Inn Express Moscow - Baumanskaya

3 crown
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Address

Perevedenovsky Lane 2A, Basmanny, 105082 Moscow, Russia

Location

The hotel is situated within 5 km from the main sightseeing attractions of Moscow: The Red Square, Bolshoy Theatre, GUM, The Kremlin, Zaryadye Park.

In-room

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk, wardrobe and a private bathroom.

Leisure

Bar, restaurant,

Other services

All inclusive breakfast
Saint-Petersburg Hotel

4 crown
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Address

Pirogovskaya Naberezhnaya 5/2, Vyborgsky district, 194044 Saint Petersburg, Russia

Location

The hotel is located on shoreline of Neva River and offers one of the best city view in St Petersburg. The incredible Hermitage is just 3 km away.

In-room

• Shower • TV • Telephone • Air conditioning • Hairdryer • Bathrobe • Desk • Free toiletries • Toilet • Private bathroom • Heating • Slippers • Cable Channels • Carpeted • Flat-screen TV • View • Wake-up service • Electric kettle • Wardrobe or closet • River view • Towels • Bedding • Upper floors accessible by elevator • Clothes rack • Free WiFi!

Leisure

The rooftop La Vue restaurant with a panoramic view of the Neva river features 5 dining halls and wine tasting.

Hotel "Izmailovo Gamma-Delta"

3 crown
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Address

4 G-D, 71, Izmailovskoe Shosse, Moscow, 105613, Russia

Location

Located in the most picturesque part of Moscow near the Izmailovo Park some 10 km from the city center. The nearest attractions - Russkoye Podvorye CraftsCenter, Izmailovo Art Fair. Sheremetyevo International Airport – 38 km. The nearest metro station – Izmailovsky Park.

Accommodation

1942 guest rooms including 1075 Standard Rooms, 689 Business Class Rooms, 131 First Class Rooms, 47 VIP Rooms

In-room

Satellite TV, phone, refrigerator, WiFi Internet, airconditioning, safe in VIP Rooms.

 

 

 

Leisure

The first floor of the Gamma building accommodates a Paroclinica health-improving Russian baths complex. Here Russian and Turkish baths, saunas in art nouveau, Japan and Egyptian styles are at our guests' disposal. Swimming pool with counterflow, geyser and underwater massage. Recreation rooms, massage parlor, bar.

There is a big nine-lane bowling hall at your disposal on the 2nd floor of the central hall. The hall is equipped with displays where you can follow the course of the game. There is a bar nearby where you can order drinks, and 2 billiard tables.

Other services

RESTAURANT "TROE IZ LARTSA"
The restaurant is situated on the territory of the “Izmailovo” Hotel Complex in a two-storey wooden house and consists of two halls and three summer terraces: “Khokhloma” hall holding up to 60 visitors, “Gzhel” hall admitting up to 35-40 guests, and summer terraces which can accommodate over 80 people. Summer ground has a barbecue area. The main concept of “Khokhloma” hall is in its decoration. “Gzhel” hall is decorated in white and blue colors with hand-painted stairs and door elements. The restaurant offers karaoke entertainment.

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The Best of Russia's Golden Ring


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 Please note:

  We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily

  IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions

 Extras:

  If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package


 

Golden Ring, 11 days/10 nights

Departure Dates

 2020

Based on Hotel Arbat Nord 3* or similar,

Holiday Inn Baumanskaya 3* or similar,

Park Inn Yaroslavl 4* or similar and Sokol 4* or similar

Based on Hotel Saint Petersburg 4* or similar ,

Delta Izmailovo 4* or similar,

Park Inn Yaroslavl 4* or similar and Sokol 4* or similar

 
TWIN room, per person
SNGL supplement TWIN room, per person  SGL supplement

5 - 15 April

1215.54 £   240.19 £ 1238.52 £ 320.63 £ Без имени 1
17 - 27 May 1273 £ 424.06 £ 1376.43 £ 458.54 £ Без имени 1
19 - 29 July 1273 £ 332.13 £ 1376.43 £ 435.56 £ Без имени 1
9 - 16 August 1273 £ 332.13 £ 1376.43 £ 435.56 £ Без имени 1

6 - 16 September

1273 £ 332.13 £ 1376.43 £ 435.56 £ Без имени 1
4 - 14 October 1158.08 £ 240.19 £ 1227.03 £ 309.14 £ Без имени 1

 

Supplement from

3* hotel

4* hotel
Full Board  320.63 £   355.11 £

Included in price:

•   10 nights in chosen hotel in St Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Suzdal

•  Sapsan Train Saint Petersburg - Moscow (2nd class)

•  Meals as per program

•  Transport services as per program

•  English-speaking guide services as per program

•  Entrance fee as per program

•  Full visa support

 

Not Included:

•  Travel Insurance

•  International flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)

•  Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate

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