The Best of Golden Ring

 

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
3 days and 2 nights
Russia (Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal)
Russia (Moscow)

Description

During these 3 days and 2 nights tour you will visit several very important sites of Old Russia. The Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Poasd is the largest monastery of the Russian Orthodox Church, which counts its history for more than 600 years. The Uspensky Cathedral at Vladimir is an outstanding monument of the white-stone architecture of the pre-mongolian period of Russian history. The the stunningly beatiful Church of Pokrov –on-Nerl at Bogolyubovo will amaze your imagination and the quiet and magical atmosphere of the old Souzdal will make you think that you are travelled back in time for 200 years.

Category

 
Standard (Private Tour)
Full Board 3 Stars
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Comfort (Private Tour)
Full Board 4 Stars
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Program

Day 1:

On the first day of the tour you will visit one of the most revered Orthodox monasteries – the Trinity-Sergius Laurel, located in a small town called Sergiev Posad. Here is buried one of the greatest saints of the Russian land the venerable Sergius of Radonezh. The monastery has several cathedrals and churches on its territory, which jointly create a deeply historical image. After excursion and lunch you will be transferred to Vladimir. Dinner and overnight in Vladimir.

Day 2:

The morning of the next day will start with a visit to an extraordinary beautiful Church of Pokrov –on-Nerl at Bogolyubovo. This graceful monument of early Russian culture was built more than 800 years ago. In the afternoon, you will return to Vladimir, where after the lunch you will start a tour around the city. The main attractions here are the Golden Gates and the Uspensky and Dmitrievsky Cathedrals, first of which has preserved the paintings of Andrey Rublev.

Day 3:

The third day of your trip will acquaint you with a small, cozy and extremely old town of Souzdal, which will very soon celebrate its 1000-th birthday. Despite its size, Souzdal has 57 cathedrals, churches and monasteries. You’ll visit Kremlin and the wondering museum of wooden architecture. After the lunch and some free time, you will be ready to return to Moscow.

Price includes

Accommodation at the hotel as per program
Breakfasts in the hotel on the 2nd and 3rd days of the tour
Lunches on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd days of the tour
Dinners on the 1st and 2nd days of the tour
Transfers as per program
Transportation at all excursions
Sevice of professiaonal guide at all excursions
Entrance fees to all excursions as per program

Price does not include

Any meals except indicated in the program
Any services or excursions, except mentioned in the program