Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Bogoljubovo, Nerl, Vladimir
If you are staying in Moscow, we can offer you this short tour to visit the beautiful towns that make up the famous Golden Ring of Russia. You will depart comfortably from your hotel in Moscow on board a comfortable car or mini-van in the company of an English speaking guide.
What is the Golden Ring? The Golden Ring is one of the oldest routes in Russia located north-east of Moscow forming a circle encompassing many interesting ancient Russian cities along the way, rich in history and architecture of the XII-XVII centuries. In 2 days we will explore half of the complete Golden Ring itinerary and visit Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal, Bogoljubovo and Nerl.
Why go there? This trip is ideal for those who wish to learn about Russian History, Architecture, and life. The itinerary of the Golden Ring is known for the famous and ancient towns met along the way, characterized by: ancient fortifications (Kremlins), ancient white stone churches, bell towers, and monasteries. If you stop in lively Moscow, the mini-tour of the Golden Ring represents a small break from the hustle and bustle of the Russian capital to discover the more peaceful life in the Russian countryside, not yet westernized.
Day 1 Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Suzdal
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Moscow, arrival in Sergiev Posad. Northeast of the city of Moscow, Sergiev Posad is the first of the ancient cities of the so-called Golden Ring. Visit the Monastery of St. Sergius, one of the most revered sites in all of Russia, home of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox church. The Lavra complex, surrounded by a beautiful wall with 10 towers, includes seven churches, two cathedrals, an academy of theology, the ancient hospital and administrative offices - a truly magical place. After the visit, departure for Suzdal. Arrival in Suzdal and meet with the guide. Guided tour of Suzdal, which was once the head of a powerful principality. Today it is a lovely village with its monuments and the traces of its glorious past. Visit to the Suzdal Kremlin, the Monastery of St. Euthymius, the Museum of wooden architecture and the Cathedral of the Nativity. Check-in to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 2 Suzdal - Vladimir - Bogolyubovo - Nerl - Moscow
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and guided tour of Vladimir. Vladimir, founded in 1108 when Moscow was little more than a village, by the thirteenth century became one of the most powerful cities of all of Russia as well as the capital for a few decades. Visit to the Dormition Cathedral and the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius. Continue to Bogoljubovo. Visit to the Assumption Cathedral, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl (1.5 km by foot). Departure for Moscow. Arrival in the evening.
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We do not publish the prices of this tour as they are subject to change based on: the chosen hotel (3-4 stars), the number of participants (minimum 2 people), the period of visit and the type of car for transfers (standard, business, mini-van).
→ 1 overnight stay in Suzdal;
→ Breakfast at the hotel;
→ All excursions and scheduled visits made with a local professional English-speaking guide;
→ Transport within the Golden Ring made by private car or mini-van;
→ Admissions, if any, during the excursions;
→ Our 24-hour telephone assistance in English, carried out by our office in Moscow.
→ Minimum number of participants is 2 people;
→ The tour can be done throughout the year;
→ The guides in English are limited in number, therefore requests must be made well in advance.
→ 2020: While some countries have bilateral agreements in place to allow visa-free travel to Russia for their citizens, most foreign nationals are still required to have an Entry Visa. You will need to complete the application for a visa through a visa center or consulate in your home country and we will provide support in terms of the required standard "tourist voucher" issued by the authorized Russian host travel agency. Please read the information on the Russian entry visa requirements here.
→ 2021: The Russian government has announced its plans to implement simplified Electronic Visas for Russia starting Jan. 1, 2021. Foreign citizens of 53 countries will be able to obtain a 16-day, single-entry tourist visa online.
Caution: The Russian Parliament has yet to approve the law that would put into effect the Electronic Visa program of 2021. While it is likely to pass, the hearing on the law is expected soon, therefore please contact us at email@example.com to clarify the current status.
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