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Golden Ring Tours from Moscow

Golden Ring Tours from Moscow

Northeast of Moscow, the picturesque towns of the Golden Ring trace their histories to the early days of the Russian Orthodox Church. Whether you have a day or more to explore their beautiful kremlins, ancient monasteries, and onion-domed churches, here are your options.

Full-Day Tours

Make the most of your time by taking a full-day private tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Vladimir and Suzdal, two of the most charming towns in the Golden Ring. Alternatively, spend the day with a private tour guide in Sergiev Posad, visiting the famous Trinity Lavra Monastery and stopping at the 19th-century Abramtsevo Estate on your way back to Moscow.

Multi-Day Tours

Take a deep dive into Russian history and Russian culture by taking a multi-day tour that includes stops in up to seven ancient towns in the Golden Ring. Enjoy city tours of areas such as Vladimir, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov-Veliky, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, and Sergiev Posad, and enjoy overnight stays in some of these fascinating cities. With a pre-booked guided tour, you won’t have to worry about the hassle of transportation or planning this extended trip.

Things to Know

  • Both full-day and multi-day tours depart from and return to centrally located Moscow hotels.

  • Sergiev Posad is just over an hour's drive from Moscow, Vladimir is a 3-hour drive, and Suzdal is 3.5 hours away by road.

  • Tours typically include the opportunity to try traditional Russian cuisine, usually at your own expense.

  • Full-day trips generally last nine to 14 hours.

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Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir with traditional Russian lunch

Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir with traditional Russian lunch

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See the highlights of Suzdal and Vladimir, two of Russia’s Golden Ring cities, without getting lost on this day trip from Moscow, a tour with special appeal for first-time visitors. Learn about the history of medieval Russia and visit UNESCO-listed monuments and historical attractions such as the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius and the Suzdal Kremlin. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 12 hours
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$403.00
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$403.00
Price varies by group size

Golden Ring and Trinity Lavra Private Day Trip from Moscow

Golden Ring and Trinity Lavra Private Day Trip from Moscow

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Get out of Moscow and into the surrounding countryside without the hassle of figuring out public transport or traveling in a large group. This private guided tour is exclusively for your party and takes you to the Golden Ring town of Sergiev Posad, with visits to the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius and Chernigov Skete monasteries, as well as a matryoshka doll-painting class.
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  • 9 hours
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$184.50
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$184.50
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Escape from the City: 9-Hour Golden Ring Private Tour

Escape from the City: 9-Hour Golden Ring Private Tour

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Art and culture enthusiasts will enjoy this day tour on the Golden Ring, from Moscow. You’ll visit a number of places that are important in the history, culture, arts, and literature of Russia. Try your hand at some traditional arts and crafts, enjoy a walking tour, sample Russian food, experience an Orthodox church service, and more. This tour packs a variety of interesting experiences into a single day.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.50
Price varies by group size
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$169.50
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Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

Private Tour: Trip to Sergiev Posad from Moscow

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Explore history-steeped Sergiev Posad on this private day trip from Moscow. Ride a train or bus to the ‘Golden Ring’ town, a group of once-powerful towns, and admire its wooden architecture, churches, and museums. Tour the showpiece UNESCO-listed Trinity Lavra monastery with its gold- and onion-domed cathedrals, monks, and museums; and visit Sergiev's Toy Museum, seeing its 'matryoshka' (Russian nesting dolls). Break for some 'kvas' (rye bread brew) and tasty local bread during your explorations.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.00
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$199.00
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