Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journeywander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlins in the cities along the Golden Ring and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg’s Hermitage. The onion-domed churches dotting the skylines of rural villages coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are waiting to be discovered.
Arrive at any time.
Enjoy a Kremlin and Armoury guided tour. Opt to visit museums and galleries, take a Moskva River boat cruise, or check out Lenin’s Mausoleum.
In the morning, travel to Sergiyev Posad which is famous for its Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, the spiritual home of the Russian Orthodox Church. Later, continue on to Rostov.
Visit the Rostov Kremlin – a must see in the Golden Ring of Russia. Travel on to Yaroslavl and enjoy a guided tour of the city before continuing on to Suzdal for the night.
Visit bucolic Suzdal with an included Suzdal Kremlin tour. Visit a folk village museum and monastery. Opt to taste local mead (honey beer). En route to Vladimir, stop in Bogolubovo to see the famous Pokrova-na-Nerli.
Overnight train to Saint Petersburg.
Arrive in St Petersburg and take a guided walking tour of the city with a visit to Peterhof. With free time, visit churches, galleries, and shops along Nevksy Prospekt.
Spend the day exploring the city or riding the deepest metro in the world. Opt for a canal cruise to see more of the city.
Depart at any time.