land only based on double occupancy
taxes and service fees are included
$750.00 (low season)
$850.00 (May 1 - September 30)
$560.00 (single supllement)
1 night in Suzdal ("Pushkarskaya Sloboda")
All entrance fees
1 breakfast, 2 lunches
Tour and lunch in local farmer's house
3H City Tour of Suzdal with visit to Kremlin
1H Visit to Wooden Architecture Museum
Visit to St. Euthymius Monastery
3H City Tour of Vladimir
3H Visit to Sergiev Posad
Photo stop in Pereslavl Zalleskij
Traveling to Russia offers many exciting posibilities for those who are interested in large cultural centers as well as small historical towns where Russian history, customs and traditions can be explored at a slower pace and in a peaceful surrounding. This is what our Golden Ring Detour is all about.
In the morning the driver and the guide will meet you at the hotel. You will drive to the old Russian town of Suzdal , dating back to the 11th century. Suzdal belongs to the historical collection of small towns around Moscow called the Golden Ring. It is located about 130 miles northeast of Moscow. In Suzdal you will be invited to tour local farmer's house and enjoy a tasty Russian lunch.In the afternoon we will explore the town of Suzdal, a well-known tourist center with many remarkable riverside churches and monasteries dating back to the 11th - 13th century, some of then are famous landmarks of the Old Russian architecture inlcuded in UNESCO World Heritage List. It has the look and feel of a small provincial town, more like a village with beautiful landscape and rustic unpaved roads and houses. The scenery is very picturesque and very Russian, tranquil and quite different from Moscow. During the tour you will see all the beautiful ancient churches and visit Kremlin with Krestovaya Chamber, the Wooden Architecture Museum and Saviour Monastry of St. Euthymius with Transfiguration Cathedral. Overnight in Suzdal (L)
Day 2 Suzdal - Vladimir - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
After breakfast transfer to Vladimir located on the river Klyazma, 200 km (124 miles) to the east of Moscow. One of the medieval capitals of Russia, today modern Vladimir is part of the Golden Ring of the ancient Russian cities. Its three main monuments are on the UNESCO World Heritage List: the magnificient five-domed Assumption Cathedral, Cathedral of St. Demetrius and the Golden Gate. You will visit all three of them.
After Vladimir continue your driving tour to Sergiev Posad with a photo stop in Pereslavl Zalessky. Russian Cuisine lunch upon arrival followed by a tour of the Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius. Sergiev Posad is one of Russia's most important religious and historic landmarks, a place of pilgrimage of the Russian Orthodox Church and one of the most interesting museums, where one may find the icons of Andrei Rublev and other famous masters of the 15th-18th centuries. You will be back in Moscow around 6pm.
"Hi, Dora, our trip to Russia was very good. The main guide was excellent- understood what we wanted and was very accommodating, as was the driver. I didn’t have time to shop at the local market because we had to get to Sergiev Posad- if I had to do it over I would cut short a church and visit the shops, but not everyone would feel that way.
Other than this, it was a very good trip, and I would recommend it to friends. The lunch at the local “house” was excellent, lots of fun, good food, relaxing, etc. The tours through the towns and churches very interesting- we learned a lot. The ride through the country side and seeing the buildings added to the trip. The guide and driver could answer all of our questions. Your suggestion to stay near the airport the last night worked very well. We would do it again, and would use your services if we travel there again.
Thanks for your help - everything went very smoothly. Mimmi Tannen
"Detour" means taking the alternate road, deviating from a regular route. This itinerary is a perfect detour from the noise and madness of Moscow.