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
2019
11 Jan  -  20 Jan
22 Feb  -  03 Mar
15 Mar  -  24 Mar
26 Apr  -  05 May
17 May  -  26 May
21 Jun  -  30 Jun
26 Jul  -  04 Aug
09 Aug  -  18 Aug
20 Sep  -  29 Sep
18 Oct  -  27 Oct
15 Nov  -  24 Nov
06 Dec  -  15 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 3 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)

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)

DAY 10
FLY TO UK
FLY TO 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
  • Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya (Moscow), Suzdal Inn (Suzdal), Ring Premier (Yaroslavl) & Radisson Blu Sonya (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 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  
11 Jan 2019
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20 Jan 2019
22 Feb 2019
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03 Mar 2019
15 Mar 2019
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24 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
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05 May 2019
17 May 2019
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26 May 2019
21 Jun 2019
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30 Jun 2019
26 Jul 2019
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04 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019
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18 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
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29 Sep 2019
18 Oct 2019
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27 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
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24 Nov 2019
06 Dec 2019
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15 Dec 2019

Tour Route Map


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

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