« Zolotoe Koltso » – is a space located north-east of Moscow, between the Volga and Kliazma rivers, and bounded by ancient princely cities: Yaroslavl, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliki, Sergiyev Posad, Suzdal and Vladimir – the cities form a symbolic circle. These are unique ancient Russian cities with traces of almost any historical epoch of the formation of modern Russia. They form the oldest centre of early Russian culture.
Their geographical position on the river routes gave it a very important strategic position and these cities experienced an exceptional expansion, as evidenced by the numerous monuments of ancient Russian architecture from the 12th to the 17th centuries (cupolas with star-shaped bulbs, simple whitewashed walls, vast Baroque monuments). True museums in the open air, the medieval cities preserve the memory of the most important events of the Russian history. Cathedrals, churches, convents, monasteries and museums of fine arts impress with their splendor and reflect the rich heritage of Russia.
Breakfast. Transfer to Serguiev Posad. Excursion to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer to Suzdal. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2Suzdal – Vladimir – Moscow
Breakfast. City tour, during which you will explore the Suzdal Kremlin and its beautiful ceremonial hall – Cross Chamber, as well as the Museum of Wooden Architecture (2 buildings). Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer to Vladimir. City tour, including visits to the Dormition Cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and the Golden Gate. Transfer to Moscow. Dinner at the hotel.
Important note: In a low season, instead of the Museum of Wooden Architecture – visit to the Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius and its Transfiguration Cathedral.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.
*Please, take note that we reserve the right to change the order of visits.
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