Golden Ring of Russia

“The Golden Ring” is the name of the north-eastern part of what used to be the State of Muskovy which is famous for its historical monuments of Old Russian architecture. Today it is the most popular tourist route around provincial cities of central Russia.

The main sights are ancient buildings that have been preserved here, especially monasteries and churches. Most of them belong to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Golden Ring Cities are very provincial and keep the ancient Russian spirit, being located on the picturesque Russian countryside they definitely attract tourists all over the world to get to know ancient Russia.

The distance between cities of the Golden Ring is about 100km. It takes about one and half hour to travel between them which give you a chance to cover as many places as possible for a short time.

If you are eager to feel the atmosphere of old Russia with its traditions and customs, unique architecture, old fortresses and white churches and monasteries then the towns of the Golden Ring are waiting for you.

  • duration: 4 hours
  • price: 45 €
  • location: Vladimir

The ancient city Vladimir lies on the River Klyazma about 190km to the northeast of Moscow. One of the landmarks of the town is the white stone walls of the Dormition Cathedral which are covered with frescoes of the finest work. The most famous icon-painters, Andrey Rublyov and Daniil Chorny decorated the cathedral.

  • duration: 6 hours
  • price: 55 €

Suzdal is the best-preserved town of the entire Golden Ring, located on the left bank of the Kamenka River 26 km north of Vladimir. It is a stunning ensemble of domed churches, monasteries and tent-roofed bell-towers of wooden houses and log cabins.

  • duration: 7 hours
  • price: 65 €
  • location: Rostov

Rostov the Great is the oldest city of the Golden Ring of Russia. There are many historical sights here. Some of them are considered to be unique ones. Rostov the Great attracts many people who travel around the Golden Ring of Russia itinerary.

  • duration: 7 hours
  • price: 65 €
  • location: Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl is the oldest existing city on the Volga River. It was founded in 1010 by Yaroslav the Wise, the son of the Kievan Prince Vladimir. It is located about 265 km north-east of Moscow.

  • duration: 8 hours
  • price: 65 €
  • location: Kostroma

Kostroma is the oldest Russian city located 330 km to North-East from Moscow that is famous for its rich historical and cultural heritage. The city is included in the Golden Ring of Russia tourist route and cruises along the Volga River. The Volga River dividing Kostroma into two parts adds it significant beauty and attractiveness. Kostroma is one of the monuments of Russian architecture.

  • duration: 4 hours
  • price: 55 €

Sergiev Posad is a picturesque Russian city located 73 km away from Moscow. It is the only town of the Golden Ring located nearby Moscow. The foundation dates back to the 14th century.