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2020 2021

Winter Golden Ring

5 days / 4 nights

FIXED TOURS 2020-21

09 Dec 2020 — 13 Dec 2020
16 Dec 2020 – 20 Dec 2020
13 Jan 2021 — 17 Jan 2021
20 Jan 2021 — 24 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021 — 07 Feb 2021
10 Feb 2021 — 14 Feb 2021
17 Feb 2021 — 21 Feb 2021
Day Place Program
1

Moscow

Moscow – Vladimir – Bogolyubovo – Suzdal. Meeting at a hotel in Moscow. Transfer from hotel to railway station, Speed train Moscow – Vladimir. City tour. Lunch with the folk program "Christmas in Russian folk traditions". Option: dinner at hotel. Transfer to Bogolyubovo. City tour with a visit to the palace of A. Bogolyubsky and the Church of the Intercession on the Nerl. Transfer to Suzdal. Check in. Option: dinner at hotel.
2

Suzdal

Suzdal – Kostroma. Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. City tour with a visit to the Suzdal Kremlin and the Assumption Church. Sledding with three horses. Time for lunch (non included). Transfer to Kostroma. Sightseeing tour with a visit to the Ipatiev Monastery and to the museum of the Cheese with degustation, transfer to the hotel, check in.
3

Yaroslavl

Kostroma – Yaroslavl. Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Visit to the Snow Maiden's Terem and the Ice Room – an interactive winter program. Transfer to Yaroslavl. Time for lunch (non included). City tour with a visit to the Transfiguration monastery, the "Strelka" the confluence of the Volga and river Kotorosl, transfer to the hotel. Check in Option: spectacle at local theater (if available).
4

Uglich

Yaroslavl – Rostov Veliky – Uglich. Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Rostov the Great. Sightseeing tour with a visit to the Rostov Kremlin and the Museum of Rostov Enamel. Time for lunch (non included). Transfer to Uglich. Sightseeing walking tour with a visit to the Uglich Kremlin. Check in.
5

Pereslavl-Zalessky

Uglich – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Sergiev Posad – Moscow. Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky. City tour (in transit with a photo-stop on the red square). Visit to the house of Berendey with a program of winter festivities. Lunch at Berendey’s house. Transfer to Sergiev Posad, visit to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Transfer to Moscow.

Program

Moscow

1 Day

Moscow – Vladimir – Bogolyubovo – Suzdal

Meeting at a hotel in Moscow.

Transfer from hotel to railway station, Speed train Moscow – Vladimir.

City tour of Vladimir.

The old capital of north-eastern Rus’. Visit the city’s sights dating back to the 12th century: the Golden Gates, symbolizing the grandeur and power of the ancient Rus’, St. Dmitry cathedral dating back to the period prior to the country’s invasion by the Mongols, and the Assumption cathedral — the masterpiece of a white-stone architecture which boasts frescoes by Andrey Rublyov.

Lunch with the folk program "Christmas in Russian folk traditions".

The performance of the folk collective, popular beliefs, carols. The combination of folk song, playing musical instruments, national costumes will make a winter dinner magical and unforgettable!

Transfer to Bogolyubovo.

City tour of Bogolyubovo. Visit to the castle of Grand Prince Andrey Bogolyubsky and the church of the Intercession on the Nerl.

Transfer to Suzdal, check in at a hotel.

Option: dinner at hotel.

Suzdal

2 Day

Suzdal – Kostroma

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out. Bus city tour of Suzdal.

You will admire the ensemble of the Suzdal Kremlin — the most ancient attraction of Suzdal, because its construction began in the X century! You will see the oldest Christmas cathedral, the ancient Bishops' chambers built in the 15th century, the wooden Nikolskaya church built in 1766, the Assumption Church of the 17th century and the Church of the Nativity of Christ. Sledding with three horses. The sea of impressions and joyful emotions will give you a sleigh ride, harnessed by three horses. Under the cheerful ringing of bells you will sweep through the snow-covered streets of the old town and enjoy the views.

Time for lunch (non included).

Transfer to Kostroma. Sightseeing tour.

You will see the Fire Tower — an outstanding monument of classicism, the guardhouse building, the House of General Borshchov, get acquainted with the splendidly preserved ensemble of the Trade Rows, which have been functioning properly until now. This is a real ancient "city in the city". Visit to the Ipatiev Monastery and to the museum of the Cheese with degustation.

Transfer to the hotel, check in.

Yaroslavl

3 Day

Kostroma – Yaroslavl

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out.

Visit to the Snow Maiden's Terem.

Do you know that the official homeland of the Snow Maiden is Kostroma? The fairy-tale heroine herself and her assistants will lead you through the compound and the fabulous Terem and show you the most interesting. A small puppet show awaits you in Svetlitsa, and in the next room an amazing meeting will take place with Slavic myths and legends.

In the Ice Room — a unique room made by the hands of Ural masters, you will admire the fabulous beauty and be surprised at the craftsmanship of craftsmen, as well as treat yourself with ice drinks: a magical cocktail from Snegurochka, original Russian drinks from ice piles.

Transfer to Yaroslavl.

Time for lunch (non included).

City tour of Yaroslavl with the visit to the grounds of the monastery of Our Savior’s Transfiguration.

Outside view of the church of Elijah the Prophet. You will hear the review of the city’s history and see its major sights: the confluence of the rivers Volga and Kotorosl ("Strelka"), the Assumption cathedral, the Volga embankment reconstructed to honor the millennial anniversary of Yaroslavl, drive through the central quarters of Yaroslavl boasting unique architectural monuments included in the UNESCO Heritage list.

Transfer to the hotel. Check in.

Option: Spectacle at local theater (if available).

Uglich

4 Day

Yaroslavl – Rostov Veliky – Uglich

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out.

Transfer to Rostov the Great.

Sightseeing tour of Rostov Veliky.

An excursion to the Rostov Kremlin — the pearl of ancient Russian architecture and one of the greatest monuments of Russian culture, known to the whole world.

You will get acquainted with the architectural ensemble of the Rostov Kremlin, the decoration of which is the Assumption Cathedral (XVI century) — the oldest building in the city. In the 17th century, the Belfry was added to the Assumption Cathedral — a beautiful stone four-headed arcade with 15 bells. Visit to the Museum of Rostov enamel.

Time for lunch (non included).

Transfer to Uglich. Sightseeing walking tour with a visit to the Uglich Kremlin (Chambers of the specific princes, Tsarevich Dmitry’s Church, Transfiguration Cathedral).

Check in.

Pereslavl-Zalessky

5 Day

Uglich – Pereslavl-Zalessky – Sergiev Posad – Moscow

Breakfast in the hotel. Check-out.

Transfer to Pereslavl-Zalessky, city tour.

Driving through the homeland of Alexander Nevsky and the cradle of the Russian fleet, we will admire the ancient city in all its glory. Photo-stop on the Red Square, where you can admire the majestic simplicity of the Transfiguration Cathedral, see the famous Gross Ring of the city.

Visit to the house of Berendey with a program of winter festivities.

We invite you to a winter fabulous colorful holiday with Tsar Berendey and his winter retinue: the Snow Maiden, Baba Yaga and the Sudarushkas. The program includes winter adventures, fabulous miracles, funny round dances and royal winter fun!

Lunch at Berendey’s house.

Transfer to Sergiev Posad, visit to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

The ensemble of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra is listed by UNESCO in the List of World Heritage Sites of World Culture.

Transfer to Moscow.

Information

Our prices include:
  • Accommodation in 3*–4* hotels along the itinerary
  • Bed and breakfast in hotels
  • Catering per program
  • Transport service and all transfers per program
  • Local English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guides per program
  • Volga-Balt Tour escort (for translation when necessary)
  • Accommodation and catering for drivers
  • Visa support letter
Supplementary (for prebooking only):
  • International flights to Moscow and from Saint-Petersburg
  • Pre-tour program in Moscow and / or in Saint-Petersburg
  • Options

Prices

Please contact us at sales@volgabalt.com for Price List.
For reservations please contact us at sales@volgabalt.com