From  £1995
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Tour some of Russia's most intriguing sights
  • See elaborate Orthodox churches
  • Visit the Gorki Leninskie Sanatorium
  • Walk through the charming city of Suzdal
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Russia's Golden Ring Group Tour

10 Day Tour, from £1995 per person
Itinerary Dates
2020
24 Jan  -  02 Feb
21 Feb  -  01 Mar
13 Mar  -  22 Mar
24 Apr  -  03 May
15 May  -  24 May
12 Jun  -  21 Jun
24 Jul  -  02 Aug
07 Aug  -  16 Aug
25 Sep  -  04 Oct
09 Oct  -  18 Oct
06 Nov  -  15 Nov
11 Dec  -  20 Dec

For a taste of an authentic, traditional Russia rarely visited by outsiders, this tour is hard to beat. Visit two of the Golden Ring's most fascinating cities, Vladimir and Suzdal, as well as the magnificent duo of Moscow and St Petersburg. Our short Golden Ring tour takes in some of Russia's most intriguing sights and is an unforgettable way to experience a side of Russia that is often overlooked by visitors. The Golden Ring contains a number of architectural wonders to rival the cathedrals of Europe. The elaborate Orthodox churches in their simple Russian villages provide a fascinating contrast to the imposing Kremlin walls of Moscow and the glittering palaces of St Petersburg.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
MOSCOW
MOSCOW

Fly to Moscow. Transfer to the hotel and check in for 3 nights. (B)

Accommodation
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
DAY 2
MOSCOW
MOSCOW

This morning meet your Moscow guide in the hotel lobby and visit the Tretyakov Gallery to admire the world renowned collection of Russian fine art. In the afternoon, spend time underground admiring some of the most impressive stations of the Moscow Metro. Visit Old Arbat Street on a walking/shopping tour. As one of Moscow’s most famous thoroughfares, originally forming a key part of the trade route into Moscow, the street developed into a district for nobility and parliamentary members, before becoming home to artists and intellectuals. The historic influences of Old Arbat combined with its more recent revival as a lively shopping district make it an eclectic and interesting place to spend several hours exploring. (B)

Accommodation
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
DAY 3
MOSCOW
MOSCOW

Today meet your guide for a full day tour of Moscow and Gorki Leninskie Sanatorium. This is the place where Vladimir Lenin died and the estate, located in the suburbs of Moscow, has three museums in his honour. After lunch, return back to Moscow for a three hour city sightseeing tour. The knowledgeable guide will provide you with a detailed and interesting insight into the history of Moscow and the main points of interest; the tour is an excellent way to appreciate the enormity of the city. (B, L)

Accommodation
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
DAY 4
MOSCOW TO SUZDAL
MOSCOW TO SUZDAL

After breakfast head to one of Moscow’s most iconic attractions, the Kremlin. This half day tour includes entrance to the Armoury Chamber, built in 1841 as a weapons and arms factory, which now houses Russian treasures ranging from religious icons to Fabergé eggs. Transfer to the Railway Station for the afternoon train to Vladimir and on arrival transfer to Suzdal (takes around 45 minutes) and check in to hotel for 2 nights. (B,D)

Accommodation
Veliy Boutique hotel
DAY 5
SUZDAL
SUZDAL

Morning city tour of Suzdal including visits to its Kremlin and monastery, as well as the Icon Museum. A combination of stunning medieval architecture with its pastoral setting lends Suzdal a rural picturesque charm. After lunch explore Vladimir, one of the jewels of Russia’s Golden Ring with a large number of 12th-century including the Golden Gates, which are actually white. Visit either the great Cathedral of Dormition (Uspensky Cathedral), or the Church of St. Demetrius. Also included is a trip to Bogoliubovo, the ancient former residence of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky, located just outside Vladimir. (B,L,D)

Accommodation
Veliy Boutique hotel
DAY 6
SUZDAL TO YAROSLAVL
SUZDAL TO YAROSLAVL

For a complete change today’s sightseeing will include a visit to a local farm for all things fowl! Meet its owner, who has a PhD in Biology and is committed to preserving the local breed of geese. See the different species of duck, chicken and partridges. Like the British, the Russian take their tea very seriously usually drunk black with a teaspoon of jam or cube of sugar - so enjoy a tea tasting around a Russian samovar at Kakaya Teashop, before departing to Yaroslavl (by coach/mini-bus - driver only this journey takes around 3 hours). On arrival check in to the hotel for overnight stay (B,L,D)

Accommodation
Ring Premier Hotel
DAY 7
YAROSLAVL
YAROSLAVL

Today head off on a morning city tour of Yaroslavl with its wonderful church architecture and art, including a number of incredible 17th-century frescoes. The tour includes a visit to the Church of the Prophet Elijah built in 1647–1650, where the frescoes depict scenes from every day life including gathering the harvest, when at the time it was forbidden to show peasant life in church. After lunch, enjoy some free time before dinner and evening transfer to the railway station for the overnight sleeper train to St Petersburg. (B,L,D)

Accommodation
Grand Catherine Palace Hotel
DAY 8
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG

Arrive in St Petersburg and meet your local guide. Explore the highlights of St Petersburg on a three hour city tour by coach or minibus. Enjoy several key sights along the way, with a photo-stop at St Isaac’s Cathedral. Check in to your hotel for 2 nights and then visit Peter and Paul Fortress (1.5 hours); dating back to 1703 the fortress is one of the oldest buildings in St Petersburg and the resting place of Peter the Great. (B)

Accommodation
Grand Catherine Palace Hotel
DAY 9
ST PETERSBURG
ST PETERSBURG

Meet with your local guide for a 9.30am transfer to the world-renowned Hermitage Museum. An attraction for nearly all visitors to St Petersburg, one could spend weeks exploring the vast collection of outstanding works of the Hermitage. Open to the public since the mid 1800’s, and displaying nearly three hundred thousand artifacts across six buildings this fascinating collection features works from Russia, Europe and Egypt. In the afternoon visit undoubtedly one of St Petersburg’s most popular attractions, the grand estate of Tsarskoye Selo in the town of Pushkin, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Russian nobility. Admire the lavish late-Baroque Catherine’s Palace with its restored Amber Room, and spend time exploring the picturesque grounds and gardens. (B)

Accommodation
Grand Catherine Palace Hotel
DAY 10
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK

Free morning to spend at leisure before the transfer to airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £1995 per person
(Single person supplement + £295)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • 2019 Tour - Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya (Moscow), Suzdal Inn (Suzdal), Ring Premier (Yaroslavl) & Radisson Blu Sonya (Petersburg) 
  • 2020 Tour - Accommodation at the Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel (Moscow), Veliy Boutique hotel  (Suzdal), Ring Premier (Yaroslavl) & Grand Catherine Hotel (Petersburg) 
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D= dinner)
  • All transfers
  • Train tickets in standard class from Moscow to Vladimir; first class two-berth compartments from Yaroslavl to St Petersburg
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide as specified
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours, except on Moscow metro
  • Russian visa invitation letter

Price Excludes

  • Russian Visa

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

These are guaranteed departure tour operated in conjunction with our Russian partners and are not exclusive to Regent clients. They operate with a minimum of 2. Please note that the order of sightseeing may be changed mainly due to public events, although sometimes museums in Russia can change their closing day at short notice. However all listed sightseeing will be included.


Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
24 Jan 2020
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02 Feb 2020
£2075 £295
21 Feb 2020
-
01 Mar 2020
£2075 £295
13 Mar 2020
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22 Mar 2020
£2075 £295
24 Apr 2020
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03 May 2020
£2195 £450
15 May 2020
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24 May 2020
£2195 £450
12 Jun 2020
-
21 Jun 2020
£2250 £460
24 Jul 2020
-
02 Aug 2020
£2250 £460
07 Aug 2020
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16 Aug 2020
£2195 £450
25 Sep 2020
-
04 Oct 2020
£2195 £360
09 Oct 2020
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18 Oct 2020
£2075 £295
06 Nov 2020
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15 Nov 2020
£2075 £295
11 Dec 2020
-
20 Dec 2020
£2075 £295

Tour Route Map


  1. Russia, Moscow
  2. Russia, Suzdal
  3. Russia, St Petersburg
  4. Russia, Vladimir
  5. Russia, Yaroslavl

Tour Accommodation

Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel
Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel The 4-star Novotel Moscow Centre is located on Yamskogo Polya Street, just off the main streets of Leningradsky and Tverskaya. The iconic Kremlin and the Red Square and......
Veliy Boutique hotel
Veliy Boutique hotel
Veliy Boutique hotel Veliy Hotel Suzdal is located  just five minutes' walk from the historic centre of Suzdal and offers 47 comfortable rooms. ...
Ring Premier Hotel
Ring Premier Hotel
Ring Premier Hotel The Ring Premier is a comfortable and inviting 4-star hotel located in Yaroslavn, the jewel of the ‘Golden Ring of Russia’. The property is also conveniently close to......
Grand Catherine Palace Hotel
Grand Catherine Palace Hotel
Grand Catherine Palace Hotel The 4-star Grand Catherine Palace Hotel offers 25 rooms and it is located in St Petersburg at 10-minute walk from Nevsky Prospekt underground station. ...

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