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Russia (Golden Ring) 11 Day Tour

2023年 夏季行程
Tour Code: SUM23R-RUS11
Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

Itinerary features

Travel by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow for safety and comfort。
Enjoy varieties of meals:  traditional Russian cuisine & Chinese Cuisine (8 dishes & 1 soup)
Visit Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace) with 2.8 million masterpieces on display
Amber Hall in Katherine Palace decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirror
Cruising along river Neva with beautiful scenery
Petershof Palace, also known as Russian Versailles. It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from the attack by the Swedish
Gala dinner with Russian Folk Dance at Nicholas Palace
Red Square & Kremlin: “Red” in Russian means beautiful. The Kremlin–currently is the official residence of the President of Russia, both are UNESCO Heritage Sites
St. Basil’s Cathedral: Russian Orthodox Church with colorful onion shaped domes, a unique architecture in Russia
Metro station—an elegant architectural station with marble and bronze statues, stained-glass window and beautiful mosaics.
Moscow River Dinner Cruise: enjoy dinner with spectacular scenery
Special meal arrangement at luxury Tvrandot Restaurant, the décor is Baroque style with hand-painted furniture, gilded light fixtures and frescoed cupola ceiling.
Segiyev Posad (Soviet name: Zagorsk)–UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. A religious city with Orthodox monastery that functioned as military feature in the past
Vladimir & Suzdal: both towns were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because they preserve several finest monuments of white-stone medieval architecture
Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

Photo stop

Admissions & transfers included  

※Golden Ring of Russia:
Golden Ring includes seven historic Russian cities, located northeast of Moscow. Segiyv Posad, Vladimir & Suzdal are the most visited destinations among Golden Ring. These ancient towns also played an important role
of Russian Orthodox Church and significant events in Russian history.  

Segiyev Posad:  Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius is the spiritual center of the Russian Orthodox churches. The
Monastery was built in the 1420’s with gleaming white exterior topped with gold domes. Segiyev Posad
Is also famous for Nesting Dolls.

Suzdal: It was once the capital of several Russian principalities. The city retains a rustic old Russian atmosphere with much early Russian architecture.

Vladimir: was founded in 1108 by Vladimir Monomakh.  You can still find many buildings remain medieval architecture structure. Two most famous sites are: Cathedral of St. Demetrius & Cathedral of the Assumption. Vladimir is also an industrious town of textile, electronic


Day 1

USA /St. Petersburg, Russia


Today, we will take overnight flight to St. Petersburg, arrive the next day.

Day 2

St. Petersburg 


Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Dinner:  Russian Vodka room restaurant (dinner based on arrival flight itinerary

Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 3

St. Petersburg  


◎Statue of Peter the Great

◎The Monument to Alexander III

★St. Isaac’s Cathedral
★Peter and Paul fortress
★Church on spilled blood
★Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace). They have over 2.8 million items on display, including masterpieces by Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picasso, Chagall and others

★Russian folk-dance show

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel 

Lunch: Russian style set menu

Dinner: Russian cuisine with folk dance show at Nicholas Palace

Hotel:  Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 4

 St. Petersburg 


★Petershof Palace–It was established by Peter the Great to protect the capital from Swedish counter attack. The Palace consists of 20 large and small palaces, 7 Imperial Gardens, 64 Fountains. After lunch, to

★Katherine Palace, constructed as a summer palace with distinctively decorated rooms and lavish exterior. The most famous room is Amber Hall, decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors.

★Cruise excursion to enjoy beautiful scenery along the river Neva.

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel 

Lunch / Russian style meal      

Dinner / Local cuisine with Gypsy music 

Hotel: Crowne Plaza St. Petersburg Ligovsky or similar

Day 5

St. Petersburg / Moscow 


★Travel by express train to Moscow

Red Square City Tour:

◎GUM Department Store, the largest department store in Russia

★St. Basil’s Cathedral

◎Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer
◎Hill of glory
◎Observation platform of Moscow University, located on the Sparrow Hills, where you can enjoy panoramic view of the city

★Enjoy dinner with spectacular view while you cruising on Moscow River.

Breakfast: Breakfast Box 

Lunch:  Russian style meal

Dinner: Moscow River Cruise with Dinner

Hotel:  Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 6



Moscow City Tour:

◎Church of Deposition of the Robe

◎Belfry of Ivan the Great

◎Arbat street, a busy street full of restaurants, shops, and street performances

◎Moscow Metro Station, opened in 1935. It is the most amazing station decorated with granite, marble, bronze and statues

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel   

Lunch / Western Cuisine at Tvrandot Restaurant

Dinner / Central Asian cuisine at Uzbekistan Restaurant

Hotel: Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 7

Moscow-186km -Bogolybovo-34km-Suzdal


After breakfast, we will start excursion to The Golden Ring. Our first stop is Bogolybovo:

◎Holy Bogolyubsky Convent (Palace of Alexander Bogolyusky)
◎Church of he Intercession of the Holy Virgin

Vladimir City Tour:
◎Golden Gate
◎Assumption Cathedral

★ St. Demetrius Cathedral, the exterior walls are covered with elaborate carvings

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel  

Lunch & Dinner: Local

Hotel: Pushkarskaya Sloboda Hotel or similar

Day 8



Suzdal City Tour:

◎ Prepodobenskaya Bell Tower

★Open Air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant’s life

★Horse Drawn Carriage Ride )

★Matroshka painting class)

★Suzdal Kremlin

★The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery)

Meal: Continental Breakfast at hotel    

Lunch / Local Family Lunch

Dinner / Local Cuisine, 3 courses with folk show

Hotel:  Russian Village Hotel or similar

Day 9

 Vladimir-238km- Kostroma-84km-Yaroslavl


Kostroma City Tour:

◎Trading arcades, Arcades & market

◎Susanin's monument, Fire tower

◎The Resurrection Church on the Debra, Gaupvakhta

★ St Ipathy monastery
★ Museum of Wooden Arch

Yaroslavl City Tour:

◎Yaroslavl Embankment
◎Architectural Historical & Art Museum
◎Spassky Monastery

★Church of Ilija, the Profit Monastery of Our Savoir

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel  

Lunch / Local cuisine, 3 courses

Dinner / Local cuisine 3 courses

Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson Yaroslavl or similar 

Day 10

Yaroslavl -58km-Rostov-67km-Pereslavl-Zalessky-65km-Sergiev Posad-77km-Moscow 


Rostov City Tour:

◎ Rostove Kremlin

◎ Starocherkasskiy Voyskovoy Sobor Voskreseniya Khristova

◎ Ascension Metropolitan Chambers Church. Then free time for picture

Pereslavsl-Zalesski City Tour:

◎ Red Square with the view of Plescheev Lake

★Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius, a pilgrimage for Russian Orthodox with impressive collections of ancient Russian paintings, handcrafts and precious metals

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel   

Lunch / Local cuisine, 3 courses

Dinner/ Local cuisine, 3 courses

Hotel: Moscow Marriott Hotel Novy Arbat or similar

Day 11



This morning, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Breakfast: American Breakfast at hotel                   

Tour Fare include: 4-star hotel, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as indicated in the itinerary. Domestic Train Tickets, Transportation and Entrance Fee.

Tour Fare exclude: Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips (Tour Leade r, Bus Driver, Tour Guide: $US10.00 per day), Russia Visa Fee(we can assist Los Angeles residents, visa fee is $250 per person). Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer travel medical insurance for US residents only)

**Registration and reservation must also pay a deposit of USD $ 500 per person(Once the group is confirmed, the deposit becomes non-refundable, it can be used for future credit for tour group

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to aiport on the last day **

* Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
* Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

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