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The Golden Ring of Russia tours


The Golden Ring of Russia tours

The Golden Ring of Russia is an encyclopedia of the rich country values. It is a classic route for those who like to cognize new things, who wish to see the architectural and historical monuments, for those who are not indifferent to Russian landscapes and want to escape from noise and bustle of the big city and to plunge into deliberateness and simplicity of the Russian province.

The cities of The Golden Ring are true historical monuments and real open air museums. All the cities of The Golden Ring are unique in their own way - Vladimir, Suzdal, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Sergiyev Posad - the cities are wonderful in all weathers and represent themselves the places of great interest for both Russian and foreign travelers. During the trip round the cities of The Golden Ring, rich cultural and historical heritage of Russia unroll to tourists: important historical and architectural monuments of ancient Rus times and times of the formation of the modern Russia.

The best collections of Vladimir museums, famous mead of Suzdal, splendid interactive program in the saltworks museum in Soledar, and many other surprises appear before the connoisseurs.

How to reach the cities of the golden ring

A well-planned excursion is the best way for modern traveler who wants to have rest and to enjoy the vacation. Of course, such tour is more expensive than camping, but anyway it has its obvious advantages: planned sightseeing, organized settling, the help of a guide when it is necessary, meals and accommodation.

Especially popular are bus tours around the Golden Ring, as they allow tourists to save money on petrol and to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of the country. Travelling by train you are able to visit just regional centers - Vladimir and Yaroslavl, because the railway directly connects just these two cities of the Golden Ring

It is not convenient to get from Moscow to the cities of the Golden Ring on your own, and going sightseeing by urban transport is also not very comfortable. That is why tourists are offered various bus tours starting right from Moscow (or from other major cities of Russia). Such tours are usually "all inclusive". The cost depends on the remoteness of the city from the Golden Ring.

The Golden Ring routes

It is not easy to choose a definite route: for example there are weekend tours that are hurry-scurry in a way, but they still justify the price with received impressions.

There are also longer holiday tours, tours for a week on June holidays, with extensive sightseeing tours, historical, and cultural programs.

Also popular is more detailed route with visiting such interesting towns and villages like Mishkin, Gus-Zhelezny, Tutaev, Ribinsk, Krasnoe-na-Volge, Uglich (these cities are also called Big Golden Ring).

The total length of the route of Golden Ring of Russia is about 622mi. It was first presented for foreign tourists in the 60s of the 20th century. It helped the foreigners to learn more about the unforgettable architectural and cultural heritage of the great country. Nowadays both foreign tourists and Russian citizens, children and adults, everyone strives to understand the country deeper and to travel around the Golden Ring with great pleasure.

Many sights and cities of the Golden Ring are in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Magnificent Sergiyev Posad was built by the best architects of Russia. The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius ensemble was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List. The best icon painters created the iconostasis of the cathedral: Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chyorny.

Every city of the Golden Ring is famous for its artisans: there are consummate carvings in Pereslavl-Zalessky, birch bark things and linen clothes with embroidery. Suzdal is famous for its gobelin tapestry; Vladimir is famous for its enamel and adornments with jewels; and in the city of fianc