The Golden Ring of Russia - 10 days

The Golden Ring of Russia - 10 days

The Golden Ring of Russia

Day_1 – Arrival to Moscow.

Transfer to hotel.

Accommodation at the hotel (standard check-in time at 14:00)

Day_2 – Moscow

 Breakfast at the hotel.

10:00 AM from hotel

City tour (Including Red Square, Kremlin, Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Vorobiovy Gory (Sparrow Hills) and other major landmarks. No entrances included)


Moscow Metro is one of the most beautiful and unique subway systems in the world. On this tour, you will discover the most famous stations of the Moscow metro.

Visit Old Arbat street (or simply Arbat) – one of oldest and most popular walking streets. Since 1986 Arbat Street is fully pedestrian and attracts artists and performers of different kinds, tourists and locals – everyone can find something interesting there.

Day_ 3 - Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 AM from hotel

Visit Red square - the country’s main square, it is one of the most recognized Russian symbols, along with the Kremlin (which eastern wall boarders it) and St. Basil Cathedral (which actually stands at it)

Visit Moscow Kremlin, initially built in the 14th century, is a large, red-walled fortress in the very center of Moscow. The Kremlin’s walls house the Armoury building and many religious icons like Assumption Cathedral, Archangel’s and Annunciation Cathedrals, and the Patriarch’s Palace. The Kremlin is also the residence of the President of the Russian Federation.

Visit Armory Chamber - The Kremlin Armoury, is one of the oldest museums of Moscow, established in 1851 and located in the Moscow Kremlin, now a part of Moscow Kremlin Museums. The Kremlin Armoury originated as the royal arsenal


Visit The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka Street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts currently include around 700,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied works, photographs, and archaeological and animalistic objects.

Day_4 – Moscow – Sergiev Posad- Suzdal

Breakfast at the hotel

08:00 AM from hotel

Drive to Sergiev Posad - the only city in the Moscow Region to be included in the Golden Ring is Sergiev Posad which is closely linked with the UNESCO-protected Troitse-Sergieva Lavra which was founded in the 14th century by St Sergius of Radonezh. The Lavra is now one of the most important religious sites in Russian and St Sergius is one of the most revered native Russian saints.


Drive to Suzdal.

Arrival and accommodation at the hotel.


Day_5 – Suzdal – Vladimir – Moscow

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

09:00 AM from hotel

Suzdal is often referred to as an open-air museum for the number of old buildings that have been preserved and the lack of industrialization. Several sights are protected by UNESCO as the White Stone Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal. Highlights include the Spaso-Yefimiev Monastery, which is now a museum, and the museums of the kremlin. Visit The Kremlin is the oldest part of Suzdal, dating from the 10th century. It is a predecessor of the Moscow Kremlin.

Lunch at local restaurant and drive to Vladimir

Vladimir as the former capital of medieval Russia, Vladimir is a very historically important city. It is somewhat more industrial than its neighbor of Suzdal but its Golden Gates, St Demetrius’ Cathedral and the Dormition Cathedral are UNESCO protected and masterpieces of ancient Russian architecture.

Drive way back to Moscow.

Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.

Day_6 – Moscow – St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out from hotel before 12:00

Transfer to the railway station.

Take high-speed train “Sapsan” from Moscow to Saint-Petersburg Arrival to St. Petersburg


City tour - Enjoy St. Petersburg on a guided city tour: St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Winter Palace, Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, the Admiralty and more (all from outside) Saint Petersburg was considered to be the key for paradise for Russian Empire. St. Petersburg is the imperial city of golden spires, golden domes, pastel palaces and picturesque canals. With its arrow-straight avenues, leafy parks and lovely architecture, it is called the Northern Venice.

Day_7 - St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 09:30 from hotel

Visit The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The second-largest art museum in the world, it was founded in 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of paintings from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items (the numismatic collection accounts for about one-third of them),  including the largest collection of paintings in the world.


Visit Peterhof:

Visit The Lower Gardens - The expanse of the Lower Gardens is designed in the formal style of French formal gardens of the 17th century. Although many trees are overgrown, in the recent years the formal clipping along the many allees has resumed in order to restore the original appearance of the garden. The many fountains located here exhibit an unusual degree of creativity.

Visit The Grand Palace - The largest of Peterhof's palaces looks truly imposing when seen from the Lower or Upper Gardens, but in fact it is quite narrow and not overly large. Of its approximately thirty rooms, several deserve mention.

Day_8 – St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel.

At 09:30 from hotel

Visit The Catherine Palace is a Rococo palace located in the town of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 30 km south of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was the summer residence of the Russian tsars. The Catherine (until 1910 Great Tsarskoye Selo) Palace is a historical and compositional center of the palace-and-park ensemble. It is a remarkable edifice in the Russian Baroque style, with richly decorated interiors including the world-famous Amber Room,


Visit  Pavlovsk  is a municipal town in Pushkinsky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, located 30 kilometers south from St. Petersburg proper and about 4 kilometers southeast from Pushkin. The town developed around the Pavlovsk Palace, a major residence of the Russian imperial family. Catherine the Great liked the nature in Pavlovsk area and frequently visited it for hunting trips.

Day _9 – St. Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel.


At 10:00  from hotel

Visit Cathedral of Saint Issac stands out among many architectural works of art. It was built in late neo classical style, and it building lasted for about 40 years. Gold plated cupola is possible to see from almost every part of town, and from its top you can enjoy in the view to whole town. Cathedral is sainted in year 1858 and it is main Petersburg’s church where many royal family members were baptised. Today it is one of the most visited museums inPetersburg.

Visit The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg. This church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881. The church was built between 1883 and 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family.


Visit The Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg, Russia, founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built to Domenico Trezzini's designs from 1706 to 1740 as a star fortress. In the early 1920s, it was still used as a prison and execution ground by the Bolshevik government.

Today it has been adapted as the central and most important part of the State Museum of Saint Petersburg History. The museum has gradually become virtually the sole owner of the fortress building, except the structure occupied by the Saint Petersburg Mint (Monetniy Dvor).

Day_10- St. Petersburg

 Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out before 12:00

Transfer to the airport