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Gems of the Golden Ring

From: MoscowTo: MoscowTour Type: group or private Season: All year roundDuration: 10 days Group tour dates: 29 Jul 2023 - 07 Aug 2023 Season: January - DecemberGrade: Moderate Consider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate from $2,653 USD per person

Travel back in time to the real Russia. Be mesmerized by a millennia of history, art and culture. Visit the oldest Golden Ring towns and marvel treasures of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Explore rural way of life, see traditional wooden architecture, try local cuisine and take back home a Russian souvenir made by your own hands. Experience the true Russian hospitality while staying in authentic hand-picked accommodations.

  • White-stone architecture of medieval towns, Romanov Tsars heritage & old Kremlins, delicious Russian food and drinks, cooked by ancient recepies

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"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!

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Reminder about season

Rate from: $2,653 USD

Advanced Travel Experience

Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):

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Cessna-172S flight

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: $326 USD

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Sky Dine

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: $36 USD

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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: $161 USD




  • 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel of your choice, hand-picked by our staff for their excellent amenities and central location
  • 3 nights Suzdal // 1 night Plyos // 2 nights Kostroma // 2 nights Rostov the Great // 1 night Moscow


  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)
  • Daily traditional lunches (except Day 10), including Russian pancake Maslenitsa Experience (lunch in Yaroslavl) and degustation of Medovukha with Russian pirozhki (lunch in Suzdal)
  • Group tour: Welcome dinner


  • Train tickets
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Private transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus (except on walking tours)


  • Vladimir half day (4 hours) guided tour: the twelfth-century snow-white cathedrals (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Andrei Rublev’s frescoes, visiting a private family blacksmith
  • Bogolyubovo half day (4 hours) guided tour: the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River
  • Suzdal & Kidekha full day (8 hours) guided tour: Suzdal’s White Kremlin, historic downtown, Schurovo Gorodische (the open-air museum of old wooden architecture), the first white-stone building of North-East Russia
  • Plyos day (6 hours) guided tour: a museum of ancient Russian estates, old beautifully carved wooden houses
  • Kostroma day (6 hours) guided tour: Museum of Jewellery Art, Theophany Convent, the Museum of Flax and Birch Bark // Kostroma half day (4 hours) guided tour: Ipatievsky Monastery, the open-air museum “Sloboda”
  • Karabikha half day (4 hours) guided city tour // Rostov the Great full day (8 hours) guided tour: the Rostov Kremlin, visiting the estate of a noble Russian family with a history going back six centuries
  • Half day (4 hours) guided tour to Rostov the Great countryside: Ishne church, the wooden Terem // Yaroslavl half day (4 hours) guided city tour

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Russian Visa supporting documents, including an official visa invitation letter, and step-by-step guides on how to apply for your visa

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia. Tips already included
  • Group tours are fully escorted by a bilingual tour director
  • Maximum group size 20 people


    Juli Faoro, Australia: What an amazing company who looked after us so well on our 9 day Golden Ring Tour

    What an amazing company who looked after us so well on our 9 day Golden Ring Tour. Nothing was too much trouble for them and always asking if we were happy and having a good time ... Our driver Vasily was fantastic and looked after us so well from showing all about the "Business Lunch" to "Old Woman" (meaning Grandma). I loved Russia ... I loved Discovery Russia and would have no hesitation to use travel with them again or recommend them to anyone ... Love you guys :) ... Juli Faoro :)

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