Moscow should be definitely the first in your list of cities to visit in Russia and the intensity of your tour depends only on you wish and number of days you have planned for the Russian journey. Here you can find our classic itineraries for Moscow and for Back to USSR tour. We encourage you to share all your wishes and ideas with us here and we will make the best option for you.
Here’s one of the most popular itineraries of this mix of Moscow and 6 truly gems of the Golden Ring, towns of Sergiyev Posad, Suzdal, Vladimir, Rostov Velikiy, Yaroslavl, Kostroma!
Soul of Russia, 8 days/7 nights
Moscow, 3 days + Golden Ring, 3 days, Sergiyev Posad + Rostov Velikij + Yaroslavl + Kostroma + Suzdal + Vladimir
Day 1, Moscow
Day 2, Moscow
During this big Moscow city tour you will see and enjoy the most famous and interesting attractions of the Russian capital, its avenues and squares, modern scyscrapers and its predecessors, Stalin’s «vysotki», iconic Red square and great panoramas of the Kremlin, elegant Bolshoi Theatre and the Triumphal Arch, the Novodevichiy Convent, the main building of Moscow University at the Sparrow Hill, the White House and a former KGB building at Lubyanka street, the memorial complex dedicated to the Victory in the 2nd World War on Mount Poklonnaya and much more.
You will also visit Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the largest Orthodox Cathedral in Russia that has a very big and challenging history. Being constructed in the 19th century, it was the main Cathedral of the Russian Empire but at Soviet times, it was demolished and rebuilt at the end of the 20th century.
Day 3, Moscow
You can’t imagine the Russian capital without iconic Red Square, St.Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin. We will have a walk at the territory of the Kremlin and visit inside the ancient churches of the 15-16th centuries (The Archangel, The Assumption and the Annunciation Cathedrals), where Russian tsars were crowned, near the 81 meter high Bell Tower of Ivan the Great built in the beginning of the 16th century we will listen to its 22 famous bells. The Big Kremlin Palace, a residence of the Russian President we will see from outside. In the famous Armoury Chamber that houses a unique collection of crown jewels, stunning coronation finery, hand-forged armor and weapons, royal carriages and sleighs, and world-famous Fabergé eggs you also will have a guided tour.
Day 4, Moscow
Kolomenskoye is a former Tsar’s summer residence famous for a wooden palace of Alexei Mikhailovich (father of Peter I) and the Church of the Ascension of the Lord, the first stone tent church in Russia and one of the few surviving monuments of Ivan the Terrible era in Moscow. The temple was built on a hill at the place where, according to legend, the miraculous spring beat, so area around is considered holy. The wooden palace of the Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich which we visit inside will impress you with its interiors in Russian style with wood carving elements, traditional patterns typical for the interiors of nobility of the pre-Petrine times.
Arbat Street is located in the very center of Moscow and is one of the most famous streets of the capital. We can say that this is one of the symbols of Moscow, like the Kremlin or Red Square. It is a pedestrian street with many shops and cafes. Here you can see numerous artists depicting pedestrians, singers. There are several memorial museums of Russian writers, picturesque old mansions with interesting decoration
The Moscow metro is famous for its unique decoration resembling real underground palaces with walls lined with marble, bronze and granite sculptures, mosaics and lamps of rare shape. By 2010, 44 stations were recognized as objects of cultural heritage. Among the most interesting and fascinating are Ploschad Revolutsii, Mayakovskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Komsomolskaya, Arbatskaya, Kievskaya, Teatralnaya, Dostoevskaya stations.
Day 5 – Golden Ring – Sergiyev Posad, Rostov Velikiy (Rostov the Great), Yaroslavl
Day 6 – Golden Ring – Yaroslavl -Kostroma – Suzdal
Yaroslavl is located on the banks of the Volga River, the panoramas are fantastic. During the tour you will also visit the Transfiguration Cathedral (Spaso Preobrazenskiy) and the Church of St. Ilias the Prophet.
Kostroma is located at the confluence of the Volga and Kostroma rivers. During the tour you will walk through the central part of the city with its provincial architecture of the eighteenth century, visit the Ipatievsky Monastery, famous for having served as a refuge for the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty, Michael, who came to the throne in 1613. That year brought an end to the long and dramatic period of revolts and Polish invasion. Another cathedral worth visiting is the Holy Trinity Cathedral famous for its ancient frescoes
Day 7 – Golden Ring – Suzdal – Vladimir – Moscow
Day 8, Moscow
This tour is one of the options how you can enjoy Moscow and the Golden Ring cities but it can be modified according to the number of days you have and preferences about cultural content you would like to see. Please feel free to share with us your ideas and we will do our best to prepare a tailor made itinerary for you.
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Tour program includes
Moscow city tour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Kremlin, territory, churches
Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber
Kolomenskoye, wooden palace and the church
Moscow metro tour
Golden Ring part
The tour also includes
Accommodation according to your wishes (a hotel of any category) in Moscow accommodation in 4* hotel in Yaroslavl and Suzdal