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A week in the heart of Russia (Moscow and Golden Ring)
8 days / 7 nights
Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Bogolyubovo, Pereyaslavl Zalessky, Sergiev Posad
What is included? Included Private car transportation according to the program Entrance fees acc...
Tour ID: 301
Price from
1 010 $
Duration
8/7 day/night
without flight
Price per tour for 1 person with standard accommodation.

PRIVATE TOUR

This tour starts in the historical heart of Russia, Moscow. Two days with our English-speaking guide will give you an impression about the city, we will visit Kremlin and Red Square as well as Tretyakov Gallery and see the bird’s eye view of Moscow from the Cathedral of Crist the Savior.

After two days spent in the capital, we will see some towns of the classic Golden Ring route. For this we chose Suzdal, Vladimir, Pereyaslavl Zalessky, Sergiev Posad as well as Bogolyubovo - the former residence of Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky. The most light monument of Russian architecture, the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl is also included into the program of our tour.

When we return to Moscow you will have two days of free time to enjoy the city by yourself and to buy souvenirs. 

Prices*

Number of People 5 4 3 2 1
Price per person 3* hotel $1010 $1131 $1357 $1544 $2772
Price per person 4* hotel $1454 $1448 $1732 $1861 $3290

* All Prices are based on average hotel costs for adult travelers (Jan-Mar 2019). If you wish to include other services, sights in your tour or make any other changes, we will be glad to make personal calculations for you. Tell us about your special requirements in the form below.


Tour program

A private car will be waiting for you at one of the Moscow airports, depending on your flight, and take you to the hotel located in the city centre. You can plan this day to your liking. You might choose to have dinner and take a stroll around the city or just rest in your room. If you have time, we will be happy to arrange a Moscow Night Tour.
Get ready to see the best-known tourist attractions in Moscow. Starting with Kremlin Tour and the Armory Chamber you'll see the sequence of the most famous sights in the city: the most ancient square, the largest bell, the most famous treasury, the most unique cannon and the most stunning architectural masterpieces.<br>
 After the lunch in GUM, the largest department store in Russia, we will visit the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed and appreciate its ancient interiors.<br>
An evening river walk with dinner will become a perfect ending of the perfect day.
Our first spot is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, the largest active temple of the country where we will learn about its rebuilding.
After that we are to admire the treasures of Tretyakov Gallery, especially its stunning collection of Russian painters, beloved by all Russian people.
After lunch, we will show you another side of Russian culture in the Sanduny Bath House. Here you'll gain an experience beyond mere sightseeing, which will help you to understand why banya has always been so popular in Russia.
Departure from Moscow to Vladimir.

Vladimir is an amazing city of unique monuments and stunning beauty of landscapes. The Vladimir-Suzdal school of architecture is recognized as unique and authentic. That is why a number of monuments of the Vladimir region are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Today we will enjoy the beauty of the Assumption Cathedral and Dmitrievsky Cathedral, with their famous ancient frescoes. You will also admire the most famous monument of Vladimir - the Golden Gate.

Perhaps, the most interesting museum of Vladimir is the Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniatures and Embroidery. Here you will admire the outstanding crystal masterpieces of the famous Gusev Glass-making Factory.

After lunch, we will go to Bogolyubovo, the residence of Russian prince Andrei Bogolyubsky. Now it is the most beautiful acting convent.

Not far from there, on a hill in the middle of a vast field, stands the lonely white church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl, built in 1165, the most lyrical monument of architecture. (Walk to the church depends on weather conditions).
Departure to Suzdal. Hotel check-in.
We will start the day with a guided tour around Suzdal, a city of stunning beauty and rare harmony. It is famous for the most picturesque surroundings, ancient majestic monasteries, temples and old wooden houses. High-rise construction is strictly forbidden in Suzdal, so one can feel the true spirit of ancient Russia here. You will admire the ensemble of the Suzdal Kremlin - the oldest attraction of Suzdal, which is a genuine architectural wonder. After lunch we will visit famous Suzdal monasteries, and then see a real wooden fairy tale - the Suzdal Museum of Wooden Architecture. This museum is a rare collection of authentic buildings for various purposes - from the houses of the poor rural people and wealthy villagers to unique windmills. In the evening - we will have even more immersion into the Russian traditions - a visit to Russian banya (traditional bath). A night in Suzdal.
Departure from Suzdal to Pereyaslavl Zalessky. City tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky, a city on the shores of the most ancient Lake Pleshcheyevo. The names of almost all the great princes and kings of Russia are associated with Pereslavl.

We will visit the local Red Square, which has been preserved From the ancient city to this day. It is now an open-air museum. The pearl and pride of Pereslavl, the Transfiguration Cathedral of the XII century is right in the center of it.

Departure to Sergiev Posad. We take a leisurely stroll through this old town near Moscow. Of course, we will enter the famous Trinity-Sergius Lavra, the largest Russian monastery. It charms with his outlines, the shine of the domes, the lines of the fortress walls, the number of different towers.

Check-in the hotel in Moscow.
Free Time in Moscow
Free Time in Moscow Check-out. Departure
Price per tour for 1 person with standard accommodation.

What is included?

Included

  • Private car transportation according to the program
  • Entrance fees according to the program
  • Accommodation in 3-4* hotels, depending on the choice of a tour
  • Sightseeing with a private English-speaking guide
  • Breakfasts
  • Visa invitation letter

Not included

  • Flight tickets to Russia
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa application fee

Route

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