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In the heart of ancient Russia

  • Moscow Vladimir Suzdal Plyos Kostroma Yaroslavl Rostov Veliky Moscow
  • Let yourself be seduced by the splendours of Moscow, Red Square, the Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery, but also by the vibrant 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
day 2 - Moscow
Moscou - Kremlin © Shutterstock
Le Kremlin
Moscou - Métro - Komsomolskaya
Moscou - Métro - Komsomolskaya

Petit-déjeuner à l'hôtel.

Tour de ville de Moscou à pied et visite du métro avec un guide francophone.

De la Place Rouge à la place Teatralnaïa, des jardins d’Alexandre au parc Zariadié, de Saint Basile-le-Bienheureux à Kitaï Gorod, prenez le temps de découvrir les merveilles et secrets de la capitale russe.
Le Métro de Moscou est mondialement connu pour ses riches ornements aux styles variés allant du classicisme au réalisme soviétique. Certaines stations sont de véritables "palais souterrains".

Après-midi libre à Moscou (En option : croisière Radisson sur la Moskova).

Nuit à l'hôtel à Moscou.

day 3 - Moscow
Kremlin de Moscou - Territoire des cathédrales
Kremlin de Moscou - Territoire des cathédrales
Voyage Moscou - Cathédrale Christ Saint Sauveur
Cathédrale Christ Saint Sauveur

Petit-déjeuner à l'hôtel.

Visite guidée du Kremlin et de la Cathédrale du Christ-Sauveur.

Ancienne résidence des tsars, plus grande et plus célèbre forteresse du pays, le Kremlin est un ensemble de palais et de cathédrales dont les plus anciens remontent au XVIe siècle.

Non loin se trouve l’impressionnante Cathédrale du Christ-Sauveur, détruite par Staline, transformée en piscine, puis reconstruite à l’identique et rouverte au culte dans les années 2000. (En option : visite guidée du Palais des Armures).

Après-midi libre à Moscou pour une découverte personnelle de la ville.

Nuit à l'hôtel à Moscou.

day 4 - Vladimir - Suzdal
Vladimir - Cathédrale de la Dormition
Cathédrale de la Dormition
Vladimir - Cathédrale de la Dormition
Cathédrale de la Dormition
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. Transfer to the excursion office. Meeting with your English-speaking guide.

Collective guided tour of Vladimir: St. Dimitri's Cathedral, the Cathedral of the Dormition. Free time for lunch. Vladimir and Suzdal are two must-see cities of the Golden Ring. They will plunge you into the heart of 12th century Russia thanks to their cathedrals and monasteries listed as UNESCO heritage sites. Vladimir was founded on the Kliazma in the 12th century, and was for a long time the rival of Kiev and then Moscow.

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your English-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 (2,5h) 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 (1,5h) 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 time for lunch. Departure to Yaroslavl (80km-ride).

Free time for 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: 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 free for a personal discovery of the city (In option: visit the picturesque village of Vyatskoye, 1h drive away).

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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