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Motorcycle tour of Moscow & Golden Ring
Day 1 -Arriving in Moscow
Transfer to the hotel in the city centre. After some rest, there will be a quick meeting explaining the tour details, itinerary, as well as some advice on rules and customs in Russia. Then we set off on a walk to explore Moscow, and have Russian dinner in a nice restaurant near the Kremlin.
Day 2 -Moscow – Ryazan, 390 km
In the morning we will visit the Red Square and will have plenty time to take photos even on the bikes. After that, we leave Moscow and head to Tula. Here is our first stop, where we will attend State Arms Museum and the museum-estate Yasnaya Polyana, a place where Leo Tolstoy was born, grew up and was buried. In Yasnaya Polyana, Leo Tolstoy wrote his most famous works "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". We will visit the grave of the Great Russian writer and take a walk along the paths where he once walked.
After that we go to Ryazan, where we will stay for the night in a suburban area called Solotcha, a local resort. We will explore Ryazan, walk through the city, and visit the Ryazan Kremlin, the Airborne Forces Museum and the Long Range Aviation Museum. Back in Solotcha, we will visit the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian.
In the evening an authentic Russian banya (sauna) experience awaits us. We can also try traditional Ryazan’s medovukha. It is a Slavic honey-based alcoholic beverage with an alcoholic strength of 5 to 16 percent, which has been produced in Russia since the 18th century.
Day 3 -Ryazan – Vladimir - Suzdal, 270 km
In Vladimir, we will make a stop to see the Assumption Cathedral, a great architectural wonder of the 12th century. It is one of the few churches, which preserved the unique frescoes by Andrei Rublev, who is considered to be the greatest medieval Russian painter of Orthodox icons and frescos.
Then we will leave Vladimir and head to Suzdal, a calm provincial town nearby. It is a virtual time capsule that will take visitors back to medieval Russia. The millennial history of the city has been preserved. The city has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 4 - Suzdal – Plyos – Yaroslavl, 290 km
In the morning after breakfast we will set off to Plyos, a historical-architectural and ethnographic city-reserve on the banks of the Volga River. Plyos covers an area of three square kilometres and is one of the smallest cities in Russia. However, it is here, where the spirit of the Russian countryside has been preserved, cherished and supported.
Our next stop is Yaroslavl, situated on the banks of the Volga. The city was founded in the 11th century (in 2010 the city of Yaroslavl celebrated its millennium), and it is one of the oldest cities in Russia. This ancient Russian city has nearly 800 architectural monuments protected by the state. The historic city centre of the city is included in the list of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Evening can be spent relaxing at a Russian and sauna and tasting some local cuisine.
Day 5 - Yaroslavl – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Sergiev-Posad – Moscow, 300 km
After a short walk around Yaroslavl in the morning, we will ride to Pereslavl-Zalessky. We will see Plesheevo Lake, Yoga Dacha and Nikitskiy Monastery. After lunch, we will leave for Sergiev Posad. The main attraction of Sergiyev Posad is the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. Besides the Lavra we will visit the chapel dedicated to St. Sergius of Radonezh. We will get back to Moscow by dinner time, check-in at the hotel and have a stroll around the city centre; visit the Red Square and Kremlin. It’s less crowded in the evening and very peaceful. To finish the day we will dine at the best beer restaurant in Moscow.
Day 6 – Moscow
Today we will have an excursion around the city. Starting with Kremlin and Red Square, we will see GUM (main shopping mall) and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Later on we will explore the local metro which is considered an art gallery itself and have a walk on Arbat, the most famous pedestrian street in Moscow, where you can buy authentic Russian souvenirs.
Day 7 - Departure
Transfer to the airport. If your departure is rather late, we could visit the State Tretyakov Gallery, Bolshoi Theatre or Central Park.
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