GOLDEN RING OF RUSSIA
6 days / nights 5
Moscow — Sergiev Posad — Vladimir — Suzdal
|5 nights in comfortable hotels in russian style||9 Meals: 5 Breakfast + 3 Lunch + 2 Dinner||Interactive master-class and traditional russian drink tasting|
You will see in your tour to Russia «Golden Ring of Russia»:
- the famous Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra included to UNESCO list
- ancient Russian city of Vladimir and Suzdal
- visit Matryoshka Museum
- tasting of the famous Russian drink Medovukha
Day 1 — Moscow
Meeting at the airport and a city tour of Moscow. City tour around Moscow. You will see magnificent places of city. It is Tverskaya street who starts from the Kremlin and continues to Puskiskaya square and follow to famouse Belarusskaya square; intersting decoration of New Arbat and monumental Victory’s park, see modern district of Moscow, take a photos on the background of panorama of Moscow from the Vorobjev Mountains. Stop for a photo in the most beautiful places. During the tour you will stop for magnificant photos. Accommodation in the hotel and rest.
Day 2 — Sergiev Posad — the Trinity-Sergius Lavra
Excursion to Golden Ring’s town Sergiev Posad and Holy Trinity-Sergius Lavra, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will see the white-stone Trinity Cathedral, icons of Andrei Rublev and his disciples. Great Assumption Cathedral, created at the behest of Tsar Ivan the Terrible.
The program also includes: visit of Church of St. Sergius with Refectory with the most beautiful carved iconostas Russia.
Rest time, the opportunity to buy souvenirs and memorabilia at the monastery.
Lunch with national dishes.
Visiting the museum of Russian matreshka. You will learn the history of Russian matreshka and features of its painting in different regions of Russia. Additionally, you get the master class on painting of russian matreshka. You are free to paint of Russian matreshka and take her away as a souvenir.
You can by different types of matreshka in the shop.
Back to Moscow. Dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.
Day 3 — Vladimir
Early breakfast at the hotel. Check out the rooms and go to the train station. Departure to Vladimir — peral of Golden Ring’s towns by comfortable high-speed train. Time on the way is 3 h 45 min. On arrival transfer and hotel accommodation.
Lunch in traditional russian restaurant with national dishes.
Excursion around Vladimir — ancient Russian city with a thousand-year history. At the excursion you will see the 12th century white stone monuments of the Golden Gate, St Demetrius’ Cathedral, and the Dormition Cathedral with frescoes by the great 15th century Russian icon-painter Andrey Rublev. As well as you’ll visit the military-historical exposition in the Golden Gate and the Suzdal Kremlin and Spaso-Yevfimiev Monastery.
Then you will see Nativity Cathedral, the «Golden Storeroom» and Gury Nikitin’s frescos in the Transfiguration Cathedral. After this you can add on a trip to Bogolyubovo to see the famous 12th century Intercession Church on the Nerl.
Back to the hotel, dinner and rest.
Day 4 — Suzdal
Breakfast in the hotel. Excursion to next beautifull town of Russian Golden Ring — Suzdal/ You will see fabulously picture town. This is an open-air museum, where unique monuments of antiquity are combined with natural splendor.
Walk in the Suzdal Kremlin and visit of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the XIII century. On review 4 monasteries known in XII-XIV centuries.
Furthermore, tasting Medovukha — old russian drink. There are 10 kinds of alcoholic and soft drinks for tasting.
The interior of the tasting room is decorated in the style of old Russian chambers. In the center there is a throne, likeness of the throne of the Russian tsars. You can take a picture for memory.
Lunch at the russian restaurant and tasting russian cuisine.
Visiting Russian village with wooden houses, churches, wells and windmills XVII-XIX centuries.
Back to the hotel, dinner and rest.
Day 5 — Moscow
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the train station and back to Moscow by high-speed train.
Arrival to Moscow, transfer to the hotel.
Walk to the centre of Moscow, lunch in traditional russian restaurant.
Excursion to the main church of Russia — Church of Christ the Savior. Inspection of the interiors of the Cathedral. Paintings of the main dome, which is located at an altitude of 69 meters. Its sacred images on pylons and niches in the central part of the Temple. You will see the iconostasis which is made in the form of an octahedral chapel of white marble. Its height is 27 meters. Visit to the Lower Temple, in whose decoration elements of ancient Russian architecture and painting were used.
Walk along the Kremlin walls. Each tower of the Kremlin has its own name and history. During the walk you will learn interesting facts about the towers of buildings and bridges of the Moscow River. You will pass over the soaring bridge and take beautiful photos.
Dine in one of the nearby restaurants or start exploring the amazing city center on your own.
Day 6 — Moscow
Breakfast at hotel, free time, transfer to airport for flight home.
Included in price:
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport
- Register tourists
- Transport during the tour
- Railway tickets
- Accommodation in hotels 4 *
- Meals — full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Excursions with personal guide speaking your language
- Entrance fees to museums
- Master class on matryoshka
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- Optional excursions
- Personal expenses