Golden ring of Russia tours


  Day tours to a city on the Golden Ring are a great way of getting away from the hustle and bustle Moscow and visiting a provincial Russian city. Although most of the Golden Ring cities are located quite far from the capital, Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, and Yaroslavl can be visited in a day, returning to Moscow in the evening or even going on to St Petersburg or along the Trans-Siberian to Siberia.


  Two days in the most beautiful cities of the Golden Ring allow you to not only immerse yourself in the daily rhythm of provincial Russian cities, but also to appreciate architectural masterpieces which are protected by UNESCO and enjoy the calmness of these mediaeval cities full of history.


  Having just three days to travel around the Golden Ring is still enough time to see the most beautiful cities on the tourist route. We offer three options for three-day tours around the Golden Ring from Moscow in order to give you an impression of such tours and the distances, cities and sights involved. Each tour can be extended with a visit to St Petersburg, and here you can see an example of a tour of Moscow and St Petersburg via the Golden Ring.

  The tours below are ideal for three days and are created taking into account the sights, transport, accessibility, comfort and speed of travelling around the Golden Ring. However as the tours are all personal they can be changed to meet your wishes.


  A five-day trip around the Golden Ring is one of the most popular options for travelling around this route as in one trip you will see five of the most beautiful cities on the ring. Although the trip involves long distances, it does give you a chance to enjoy views of pretty landscapes of Central Russia from the window of your private car. The tours below are ideal for five-day trips and have been prepared taking into account the sights, transport links and comfort of travelling around the Golden Ring, but it can be changed to meet your preferences.

  We offer three options of five-day trips around the Golden Ring from Moscow, but if you would like to have a different tour please contact us and we will prepare your ideal trip.


  On this classic tour of the Golden Ring, we have combined the main and most beautiful cities on the route and in eight days you will visit Vladimir, Russia's mediaeval capital, and Suzdal, an open air museum of Russian architecture, as well as Ivanovo - the Russian Manchester - while travelling to the picturesque city of Plyos which is located on a hilly bank of the Volga. You will also go to Kostroma's Ipatievsky Monastery, where the House of Romanov rose to power, and the stunning kremlin of Rostov Veliky. You will visit  Yaroslavl, the capital of the Golden Ring, and get to experience the provincial charm of Pereslavl-Zalessky which is located on beautiful Lake Plescheevo. Finally you will also go to the Troitse-Sergieva Lavra in Sergiev Posad. Although this route can be covered in five days, we offer it as an eight day tour which gives you the chance to really soak in the atmosphere of these mediaeval Russian cities.