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Golden Ring - Russian Province - Overview

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The Golden Ring is the name given to the chain of ancient towns lying to the north and east of Moscow. It is one of the oldest Russian routes. There are many interesting ancient Russian cities and towns along the way, full of history and unique Russian architecture of the XII-XVII centuries.

You will learn about the towns’ history, traditions, architecture and the people who lived and built their lives there.  Although our tour can cover only a small section of the Golden Ring, it is probably the most beautiful part.

The route starts from Moscow, goes through Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, Vladimir, Novgorod, and St Petersburg. 

Suzdal is full of old churches, wooden houses and the sounds of bird song and the ringing of church bells.  Sergiev Posad dates back to the XIV century and is one of the oldest and most important towns along the ring. Vladimir used to be the capital of Russia in the 12th century and boasts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At Novgorod you will see Novgorod Kremlin (traditionally known as the Detinets) - a masterpiece of medieval architecture which also contains the oldest palace in Russia dating back to 1433 – the Chamber of the Facets, which served as the main meeting hall of the Russian archbishops. It’s the oldest Russian bell tower, dating from the mid-15th century, and the oldest Russian clock tower.

Your 10-day tour gives you the opportunity to see Russian architecture, old churches made of white stone, hear the bell ring, see the old fortifications, fortresses, beautiful monasteries, and learn more about Russia’s history. 

All our tours are carefully designed for you to have a free time to explore cities on your own after guided excursions. You will have a guide with you for a half a day and have chance to discover Russia independently afterwards. 

 

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