The Golden Ring: history and art, private collection of cultural experiences Travel back in time to the real Russia; visit the oldest and most exciting sightseeing locations beyond and around Moscow: UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional wooden architecture, the Volga River, amazing ancient monasteries with centuries of history and drama behind them. What distinguishes the Golden Ring tour from so many others is our no-rush approach and our careful selection of highlights; you’ll get so much more from each of the locations you visit with Discovery Russia.
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Suzdal
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Vladimir
UNESCO World Heritage Site: Yaroslavl
Ancient murals in Vladimir
Traditional wooden architecture in Kostroma
Romanov dynastic heritage, Kostroma
The Mother Volga River
The iconic landscapes of Plyos, as depicted by many acclaimed Russian painters now exhibited in the State Tretyakov Gallery •
The old Kremlin of Rostov
Manorial estates of famous poets and noble Russian families
Art and crafts master classes
Great local museums
Local food and drinks, including Suzdal’s famous “medovukha”
Day 1, Vladimir through ages and surprising Bogolyubovo
Day 2, Suzdal, UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 3, Russia before the tsars
Day 4, A touch of artistry, Plyos
Day 5, Kostroma: Volga, silver, birchbark and carvings
Day 6, Kostroma and the Romanov Royal Dynasty
Day 7, Kharabikha, the poetry estate - Rostov the Great
Day 8, Off the beaten track, in the countryside
Day 9, Yaroslavl, UNESCO World Heritage
Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):
A great idea to surprise your party! If you are travelling as couple and have a date to celebrate, or just feeling blue - take a flight over Moscow on Cessnta-172S!
Extra cost, pp: US$ 326
SKY DINE on the top of Ostankino TV Tower! Enjoy the bird's eye view of the Russian capital and gourmet evening. Try the famous moving floors to get 360 degree view!
Extra cost, pp: US$ 36
Visit top art museums of Russian capital
Cultural Day in Moscow: visit Tretyakov State Art Gallery, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, ride Moscow metro, visit Cathedral of Chirst the Saviour all in one day, full of Russian impressions (guided tour). End the day at famous Arbat street and discover Russia from inside.
Extra cost, pp: US$ 161
Meals as per program
private English speaking guide
private transport with the guide
all tours as per program
Russian visa support letter
meet and greet at the airport
Discovery Russia collection of Signature Experiences
"The Golden Ring" - timeless collection of small ancient towns around Moscow. We have included so many extras: master-classes of unique and ancient local handcrafts, a gala evening held in a manorial estate from the sixteenth century, amazing landscapes depicted by the most famous Russian painters... Explore the real Russia and its heritage, art and cuisine!