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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
Holiday Inn Lesnaya (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
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-Efimievsky 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 fly to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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 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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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