The Golden ring, located in the northwest of Moscow, is a famous tourist road in the heart of Russia. It goes through the former cities of Vladimir, Souzdal, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ouglich and Sergiyev Posad which are known for their rich History and their architecture.
The northwest of the former Muscovy has a multitude of historical and religious monuments which illustrated a glorious past in particular on the spiritual level.
Cities on the Golden ring
- Sergiyev Posad (former Zagorsk)
- Rostov the Great
- Pуrуslavl- Zalesskiy
The Capital of the former Russia has witnessed numerous victorious parades of the Russian History since Alexandre Nevskyi until the XIX th century. Located 166 km east of Moscow, it is a picturesque city on Kliazma banks. Although founded in 1108 by the powerful Vladimir Monomaque, it is to his grandchild, Andreï Bogolioubski, that it owes its peculiarity. The latter made it the Capital of the whole Kievian Russia in 1169. Here was created, by brilliant Masters, unfortunately remained anonymous, a set where the three major arts witch are painting, architecture and sculpture are represented by the now famous masterpieces. Dormition cathedral, real architectural marvel, was the highest of Russia in its time and was the crowning site of the Big Dukes and it is as well in this place that was housed the famous Vladimir’s Virgin icon, Holy protector of Russia, today sheltered by the Trekiakov Museum in Moscow. You can admire the Andrei Roublev’s and Daniel Tchiorni’s frescoes there as well as a magnificent baroque iconostasis.
Sergiyev Posad (former Zagorsk)
Rostov the Great
It consists of numerous magnificent architectural monuments, the oldest of which is the Saviour Transfiguration cathedral. According to the legend, it would have been built on the place of birth of Alexandre Nevsky Great Russian Prince. Alexandre Nevsky and St Vladimir’s purification Churches are characterised by their cubical forms and their high roofs.
Situated 350 km from Moscow, this provincial town is known for its 18-19 th centuries city-center consisting of numerous stalls rows of Gostinny Dvor ( (merchants yard), of the Fire Tower, and of Dvorianskoïe Sobranïé (assembly reserved for aristocracy). However, the real treasure of the city is located in periphery. Thus the magnificent St Ipatius monastery formerly welcomed the 1st Tsar of the Romanov dynasty, Mikhaïl Fedorovitch.
Departure from Moscow to Vladimir. Lunch in a typical local restaurant, and then visit of Vladimir and of Assumption and St Dimitri cathedrals. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel; visit of the city of Souzdal, the Kremlin, the Museum of the Wooden Architecture and St Ethyme monastery with the Transfiguration cathedral and its bells concert. Lunch in a typical local restaurant then transfer to Kostroma. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the city, St Ipatius monastery and Trinity cathedral. Lunch in a typical local restaurant. Free time in the city. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Yaroslavl. Visit of St Saviour monastery, on the banks of the Volga, and its magnificent Transfiguration cathedral which is of the XIII th century. Then you will visit the prophet Ilya church, before having lunch in a typical local restaurant. Free time. Dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Rostov the Great. Visit of the Kremlin and its churches. Transfer towards Péréslavl-Zalesskiy. Lunch in a typical local restaurant. Visit of the city before the departure to Sergiyev Posad where you will visit the St Serge Trinity Lavra and its cathedrals.
Back to Moscow.
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