Onion-domed churches, medieval monasteries, traditional crafts and beautifully unspoilt countryside characterise the string of ancient settlements to the north-east of Moscow, known as the Golden Ring. Starting in Moscow, take a detour via these quaint towns and villages en route to St Petersburg - the final stop on the tour.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer to the Novotel Moscow Centre Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Gorki Leninskiye, a museum complex in the estate where Vladimir Lenin lived until his death in 1924. Afternoon tour of Moscow. (B, L)
Morning tour of the Kremlin grounds and armoury. Afternoon transfer to the train station for departure to Suzdal. On arrival in Suzdal, transfer to the Sokol Hotel. (B, D)
Morning tour of Suzdal, including the Kremlin, the Cross-Vaulted Chamber, Cathedral of Nativity and the Spaso-Efi mievsky monastery, famous for its delightful bell ringing. Conclude with a visit to the Museum of Wooden Architecture (summer departures) or the Gold Room (winter departures). Proceed by road to the town of Vladimir for a tour. Continue to the town of Bogolyubovo to view its outstanding medieval monuments. After dinner, transfer to the station for First Class rail travel overnight to St Petersburg in a two-berth compartment. (B, L, D)
Arrive in St Petersburg and take a city tour. Afternoon visit to Peter and Paul Fortress. Continue to the Radisson Sonya Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. (B)
Morning visit to the vast collection of artwork in the Hermitage museum. Your guide will ensure you see the best of the exhibits. (B)
Morning visit to the immense Catherine Palace in the town of Pushkin including the beautiful Amber Room. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fl y to London. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
This tour will have transfers and excursions shared with one or more other parties who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients. The maximum number of passengers per departure is 25. Cox & Kings is acting as an agent on behalf of Intourist and its cancellation conditions will apply. Please contact Cox & Kings for details.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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