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At the Heart of Ancient Russia

  • Moscow Vladimir Suzdal Plios Kostroma Yaroslavl Rostov Veliky Moscow
  • Let yourself be seduced not only by the splendours of Moscow, the Red Square, the Kremlin, and the Tretyakov Gallery, but also by the hectic economic and cultural life of the capital. Also, take the time to visit the cities of the Golden Ring where you will be immersed in the history of these ancient princely cities with their sparkling domes and alabaster walls.

day 1 - Moscow
Voyage à Moscou, Vue aérienne | Tsar Voyages
Vue aérienne

Arrival in Moscow. Welcome by your driver and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 2 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Place Rouge
Place Rouge
Visite Moscou - Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux
Cathédrale Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meeting with your guide for a guided panoramic city tour by transport: Discover the Red Square, St-Basil's the Blessed Cathedral, GUM, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi, Manege Square, Tverskaya Street, then Mount "Vorobievi" (or Sparrow Hills) with its superb panorama and the view of the Novodevichy convent and its pond that is so popular with Muscovites. Visit of StBasile's Cathedral.

Free time for lunch and afternoon to discover the city (In option: 1/ Tretyakov Galery, 2/ Izmailovo and the vodka history museum, 3/ Metro, Arbat street, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 3 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Kremlin
Kremlin

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free time to discover the city by yourself (In option: guided visit of the Kremlin and its Cathedrals, Kremlin Armoury).

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 4 - Vladimir - Suzdal
Voyage Vladimir - Cathédrale de la Dormition
Cathédrale de la Dormition
Voyage Russie, Vladimir - La cathédrale Saint-Dimitri
La cathédrale Saint-Dimitri, Vladimir
Voyage Russie, Anneau d'or, Vladimir - Vue panoramique de Vladimir
Vue panoramique de Vladimir

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure by the fast train to Vladimir. You will be welcomed at the Vladimir station by your driver.

Guided visit of Vladimir: the Cathedral of Dormition, the Cathedral of St-Dimitry dating from 1197, and the Golden Gate.

Transfer to Suzdal, free time for lunch and afternoon to discover the city (In option: Visit of Bogoliubovo and its cathedral).

Free time for dinner, and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 5 - Suzdal - Plios
Voyage Souzdal - Kremlin de Souzdal
Kremlin de Souzdal
Voyage Souzdal - Paysage pittoresque Souzdal
Paysage pittoresque Souzdal
Voyage Plioss - Panorama
Panorama

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your french-speaking guide.

Guided tour of Suzdal by foot (3h): The Kremlin, the wooden architecture museum, the monastery of Saviour St-Euthymius. The city of Suzdal is a museum in itself as it presents an intact image of the Russian history. It has many churches and other religious buildings and a lush green countryside in the summer. 

Free lunch. Transfer to Plios (2h30) and check in at the hostel.

Free time for discovery and visit of Plios, village of the Golden Ring and very popular holiday destination for many popular artists like Levitan and Repin. 

Dinner and overnight stay at the hostel.

day 6 - Kostroma - Yaroslavl
Voyage Plioss - Cathédrale de la Résurrection
Cathédrale de la Résurrection
Voyage Kostroma - Monastère Ipatiev
Monastère Ipatiev

Breakfast at the inn.

Free time. Then transfer to Kostroma (1h30) in the late morning. Meeting with your guide at the Ipatiev monastery, which you will visit. Panoramic tour of Kostroma. The city was not available for foreigners until 1991 and retained its 19th century style.

Free lunch. Departure to Yaroslavl (80km-ride).

Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

 

day 7 - Yaroslavl
Voyage Russie - Yaroslavl - Vue panoramique sur la cathédrale de la Dormition
Cathédrale de la Dormition
Voyage Yaroslavl - Eglise Saint-Elie
Eglise Saint-Elie

Breakfast at the hotel then meeting with your guide at the reception desk of the hotel and departure for a city tour of Yaroslavl by transport and on foot: Discover the Deputatskaya pedestrian street (in the historic district), and the Sovetskaya Square (the market and theater). Visit the Monastery of St-Saviour and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration. Admire the white walls and the golden cupolas of the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, the splendid green bulbs of the St-Elias Church, the Volkov Theater, the first theater in Russia ... you will walk on the docks of the city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Free time for lunch. Afternoon visit with your guide. Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

day 8 - Rostov - Sergiyev Posad
Voyage Russie - Rostov le Grand
Rostov le Grand
Voyage Rostov le Grand - Kremlin de Rostov le Grand
Kremlin de Rostov le Grand
Visite Serguiev Possad - Laure de la Trinité Saint-Serge
Laure de la Trinité Saint-Serge

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Departure to Rostov by transport (70km). Visit of the Rostov Kremlin with its silver and gilded cupolas dating from the end of the 17th century. One of the largest and richest cathedrals lies within the Rostov Kremlin. Free lunch. 

Departure to Sergiev Posad. Visit of the Trinity Cathedral: listed in the UNESCO heritage, the Trinity cathedral is a must-see of the golden ring. The Cathedral of Dormition and its magnificent blue cupolas dotted with stars, a symbol of the monastery, which is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the orthodox world. 

Transfer back to Moscow (90 minutes without trafic jams) and overnight stay at the hotel.

day 9 - Moscow
Voyage Moscou - Vieil Arbat
Vieil Arbat

Free time and transfer to the airport. Return flight.

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. Accommodation in indicated hotels or similar hotels, in a standard double room (except if your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transfers mentioned in the program

. Excursions mentioned in the program, with an English-speaking guide and admission tickets

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. Meals which are not mentioned in the program

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. Optional visits and excursions not mentioned in the program

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. These services are not included in the price, except if there are explicitly mentioned in the quotation

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

. 30% deposit upon reservation

. Balance payment one month before departure

. The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons  

. Non-binding pictures 

. According to the Warsaw Convention, in case of delayed baggage delivery, in the context of air travel, the passenger must personally hand in a written protestation letter to the effective carrier (the air company ensuring the flight, which can be different from the selling company, in case of code-share flights) no more than 21 days after said luggage was given to them 

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. If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 

. Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price

. Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %

. Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %

. If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount

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Other services: insurance and administrative fees are non-refundable

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