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.
If heritage and local culture are what you seek when you travel, then look no further than our Russian World Heritage Site tour. Explore the cultural landmarks of Moscow, St. Petersburg , Kazan & Veliky Novgorod on this 13-day adventure into Russia's unique history. Explore the designated cultural sites from Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, to Kazan's Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin, not to mention Saint Petersburg. Get an insight of Russia's unique UNESCO Sites like the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, the Bolgar Historical and Archaeological Complex, medieval monuments of Veliky Novgorod, iconic cathedrals and landmarks of ancient towns Vladimir, Suzdal and Kostoma. Experience the real Russia!
Winter is a very special time to Russia and its people. You will see a good part of the world's largest country covered with snow and ice - it feels like stepping into a famous Russian novel. You will experience the winter in both of the Snow Empire’s two capitals, the magnificent Imperial City of St. Petersburg and vibrant Moscow, you will travel back in times to Russia's oldest town of Veliky Novgorod, and explore all the highlighst of the famous Golden Ring towns!