Golden Ring Tours

Golden Ring Tours

The Golden Ring, or Zolotoye Koltso, of Russia offers a unique experience that takes travelers through a series of ancient towns forming a circle northeast of Moscow. These tours provide an insight into the heart of Russian history, culture, and architecture, making it an essential journey for anyone seeking to understand the soul of this vast country.

Each town in the Golden Ring has its own unique charm and historical significance. Sergiev Posad, home to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, is a spiritual beacon for the Russian Orthodox Church. The town of Suzdal, with its preserved wooden architecture and numerous churches, is like stepping back in time. Yaroslavl, another key destination, boasts impressive frescoes in the Church of Elijah the Prophet and a picturesque setting on the Volga River. Rostov Veliky, known for its stunning Kremlin and tranquil Lake Nero, adds to the rich tapestry of the Golden Ring.

Russia’s Golden Ring tours not only showcase the architectural wonders of ancient Russia, such as kremlins, monasteries, and cathedrals, but also offer a glimpse into the traditional Russian way of life. The Golden Ring experience is complete with the sights of onion-domed skylines, the sounds of church bells, and the stories of folklore and legends, making it a captivating journey through Russia’s vibrant past and present.

Russia Historical Tour: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Golden Ring and Kazan

Russia Historical Tour: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Golden Ring and Kazan

Discover more of the largest country in the world on this 2-week Russia historical tour that explores the highlights of Moscow, St. Petersburg, the Golden Ring, and Tatarstan.

Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Nizhny Novgorod, Gorodets, Kazan, Sviyazhsk, St. Petersburg, Peterhof, Kronstadt, Pushkin, Pavlovsk

Details14 Days | All year round
from US$ 2,135 per person

Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Golden Ring Tour

Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Golden Ring Tour

Discover more of north-western Russia’s history and architecture with our 10-day Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Golden Ring tour package. Journey beyond Russia’s two most famous cities to explore historic Murom and the “Golden Ring” cities of Vladimir and Suzdal.

Moscow, Vladimir, Murom, Suzdal, St. Petersburg, Peterhof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk

Details10 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,467 per person

Golden Ring, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan Tour from Moscow

Golden Ring, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan Tour from Moscow

Discover churches, fortresses, museums, and other historical sights on this 11-day Golden Ring, Nizhny Novgorod, and Kazan tour from Moscow. After exploring the national capital, visit the medieval “Golden Ring” cities of Vladimir and Suzdal, the capital of the unique Tatar Republic, Kazan, and many other fascinating places.

Moscow, Vladimir, Suzdal, Nizhny Novgorod, Gorodets, Kazan, Sviyazhsk Island

Details11 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,770 per person

Best Golden Ring Cities Tour from Moscow (incl. Kostroma)

Best Golden Ring Cities Tour from Moscow (incl. Kostroma)

Discover best golden ring cities, Moscow, Kostroma, and the north-west Golden Ring on this 9-day tour. Explore the churches, cathedrals, kremlins, museums, and culture of the ancient cities of Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Rostov Veliky, and Pereslavl-Zalessky and the quaint towns of Myshkin and Uglich.

Moscow, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Myshkin, Uglich, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky

Details9 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,540 per person

Golden Ring Travel from Moscow (incl. Kostroma and Plyos)

Golden Ring Travel from Moscow (incl. Kostroma and Plyos)

The history, ancient architecture, and traditional culture of Russia’s famous “Golden Ring” travel – discover all this and more on our 9-day North-west Golden Ring Tour from Moscow.

Moscow, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl, Myshkin, Uglich, Kostroma, Plyos

Details9 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,740 per person

One-week Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

One-week Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Journey into Russia’s history on this one-week Golden Ring tour from Moscow. Discover ancient fortresses, elaborate monasteries, traditional culture, and unique museums in the famous Golden Ring cities of Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky, and Pereslalv-Zalessky and the smaller towns of Myshkin and Uglich.

Moscow, Yaroslavl, Myshkin, Uglich, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky

Details8 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,730 per person

Extended Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Extended Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Explore six of the eight principal Golden Ring cities on this 2-week extended tour from Moscow. Visit fortresses, monasteries, churches, museums, and many other impressive architectural and historical monuments.

Moscow, Rostov Veliky, Borisoglebsk, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl, Myshkin, Uglich, Kostroma, Plyos, Suzdal, Vladimir

Details13 Days | All year round
from US$ 2,685 per person

Two-week Golden Ring Tour inc. Moscow and St. Petersburg

Two-week Golden Ring Tour inc. Moscow and St. Petersburg

Our most extensive two-week Golden Ring tour, covering seven of the eight main cities on Russia’s legendary Golden Ring. Take a full 2 weeks to discover the history, architecture, and culture of these impressive medieval cities, as well as visiting atmospheric small towns and the unparalleled Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Moscow, Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Borisoglebsk, Yaroslavl, Myshkin, Uglich, Kostroma, Plyos, Suzdal, Kideksha, Vladimir, St. Petersburg

Details15 Days | All year round
from US$ 3,085 per person

North-west Golden Ring Tour from Moscow (including Borisoglebsk)

North-west Golden Ring Tour from Moscow (including Borisoglebsk)

Discover the history and culture of Russia’s legendary “Golden Ring” from Moscow and Rostov Veliky, with excursions to other Golden Ring cities, Borisoglebsk, and the quaint small towns of Myshkin and Uglich.

Moscow, Rostov Veliky, Borisoglebsk, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Myshkin, Uglich, Yaroslavl

Details8 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,740 per person

Nizhny Novgorod and the Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Nizhny Novgorod and the Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Discover the architecture and legends of medieval Russia as you visit the Golden Ring cities of Vladimir, Suzdal, and Sergiev Posad, the vibrant city of Nizhny Novgorod on the Volga River, and several smaller towns on this Nizhny Novgorod and Golden Ring tour from Moscow.

Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Semyonov, Gorodets, Gus-Khrustalny, Murom, Vladimir, Suzdal, Sergiev Posad

Details11 Days | All year round
from US$ 2,180 per person

History and Palaces of St. Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod Tour

History and Palaces of St. Petersburg and Veliky Novgorod Tour

Experience the elegance of St. Petersburg, its many magnificent palaces, and the surrounding historical cities of Veliky Novgorod, Valday, and Vyborg on this 11-day tour.

St. Petersburg, Vyborg, Lomonosov, Peterhof, Gatchina, Pushkin, Veliky Novgorod, Valday

Details11 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,170 per person

10-day Golden Ring History and Art Tour from Moscow

Golden Ring History and Art Tour from Moscow

Discover impressive historical and religious monuments in Moscow and the Golden Ring cities of Ivanovo, Suzdal, and Vladimir, while learning about traditional art and crafts such as Ivanovo chintz and Palekh lacquer painting on 10-day Golden Ring tour.

Moscow, Ivanovo, Plyos, Volgorechensk, Palekh, Shuya, Suzdal, Vladimir

Details10 Days | All year round
from US$ 2,190 per person

10-day Moscow to St. Petersburg Tour

10-day Moscow to St. Petersburg Tour

10-day Moscow to St. Petersburg tour is a journey through time encompassing Russia’s ancient, Imperial, Soviet, and modern history. Starting in the national capital of Moscow, explore the medieval “Golden Ring” city of Ivanovo and its fascinating surrounding towns, before ending in Peter the Great’s elegant masterpiece of St. Petersburg.

Moscow, Ivanovo, Plyos, Volgorechensk, Palekh, Shuya, St. Petersburg

Details10 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,760 per person

Volgograd and Elista Tour

Volgograd and Elista Tour

Experience the contrasts between Volgograd’s brutal military history and Kalmykia’s tranquil Buddhist culture on this 4-day tour of Volgograd and Elista. Discover the famous Battle of Stalingrad panoramas, one of the largest Buddhist temples in Europe, and much more.

Volgograd, Elista

Details4 Days | All year round

Moscow and Astrakhan Tour

Moscow and Astrakhan Tour

This 1-week Moscow and Astrakhan tour showcases the fascinating history and unique landscapes of south-western Russia. Highlights include visiting a Kazakh village, taking a boat trip on the Volga Delta, and admiring the historical monuments of Moscow and Astrakhan city.

Moscow, Astrakhan

Details7 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,505 per person

Moscow and Yekaterinburg Tour

Moscow and Yekaterinburg Tour

Discover Russia’s industrial and mining heritage in Yekaterinburg, the capital of the Urals, with Moscow and Yekaterinburg tour.

Moscow, Yekaterinburg

Details9 Days | All year round
from US$ 1,540 per person