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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$403.00
Price varies by group size
From
$403.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour

Private Tour: Sergiev Posad Day Trip and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius Tour

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Explore Russia’s famous Golden Ring route and discover top regional attractions with ease on this private 6- to 8-hour Sergiev Posad and Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius tour from Moscow. Visit the town of Sergiev Posad with your private guide, home to medieval Russian architecture and a 14th-century Orthodox monastery. Explore the UNESCO–listed Trinity Lavra Monastery of St Sergius’ ramparts and churches, and gain insight into their deep religious significance. Marvel at the Cathedral of the Assumption’s beautiful facade, and learn of its place in Lavra’s colorful history.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.06
Price varies by group size
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$276.06
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: Golden Ring Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir from Moscow

Private Tour: Golden Ring Day Trip to Suzdal and Vladimir from Moscow

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Discover the charming architecture and rich historical heritage of prominent Golden Ring towns, Suzdal and Vladimir, on a full-day tour from Moscow. With a knowledgeable private guide, discover two of the most enchanting towns in the remarkable Russian region; marvel at the grand Assumption Cathedral during a guided tour of Vladimir and then explore Suzdal to see the magical onion domes and golden spires that typify the town. Receive the undivided attention of your guide and adapt the itinerary of this private tour to suit your interests.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.46
Price varies by group size
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$381.46
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
  • Free Cancellation
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$369.00
per group
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$369.00
per group

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.50
Price varies by group size
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$169.50
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.72
per group
From
$198.72
per group
Taking safety measures

4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

4-Day Golden Ring Tour from Moscow

Discover the opulent delights of Russia’s Golden Ring on a 4-day tour from Moscow. With a knowledgeable guide, visit a spectacular array of gold-topped cathedrals, ancient city walls and quaint architecture as you explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites like Assumption Cathedral and Suzdal’s Kremlin. Luxuriate in overnight accommodation in three Golden Ring towns and enjoy a pleasant balance of independent exploration and guided tours. 
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,943.66
Price varies by group size
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$1,943.66
Price varies by group size