Moscow. Golden Ring of Russia cities Pereslavl, Rostov & Sergiev Posad

Language English, Russian
Price 400,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of more than 10 people
Duration 3 days

Yaroslavl oblast is a very beautiful place near Moscow. It is a very old region of Russia filled with Russian history and culture. Old beautiful Russian cities and ancient orthodox monasteries, dynasties of Great Knyazes and Tsars, triumphal victories and crushing defeats during many wars, great Russian architecture and amazing nature – these are main features of travels to Yaroslavl region. Yaroslavl oblast is like architectural treasure chest! Every monastery here has its own traditions and keeps its own history and memories. And there is nothing surprising in the fact, that 3 of 8 cities of famous tourist trail The Golden Ring of Russia are located in Yaroslavl oblast!

After admiring of famous Russian sights in Yaroslavl oblast, we will visit another precious diamond of the Golden Ring of Russia and one of the main spiritual centers of Russian Orthodoxy – Sergiev Posad and Trinity Lavra Monastery!

ITINERARY

Day 1. Pereslavl Zalesskiy – the city of monasteries and one of the best places to visit in Russia

- This morning we will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and start our tour through the Russia Golden Ring cities of Yaroslavl oblast. On the way we will get acquainted with you and other participants of our tour. I really hope that for these 2 days we will become a real friendly and funny team :-)

- We arrive to beautiful place in Russia - Pereslavl Zalesskiy and go to explore Nikitskiy Monastery, the first monastery of the city.

- Then there will be an entertaining program in stylized ethnical center Russian Park. Here we’ll walk around the park and learn a lot about Russian culture, will have some active games and watch incendiary show of Pereslavl Cossacks! If you are wondering who are they – this is an ethnic group of freedom-loving warriors, who mostly live in the South of Russia and in Ukraine.

- After lunch we will see some more beautiful orthodox monasteries and churches and will go to Plesheevo Lake shore, where we will watch panoramic view of the lake and have some cool photos!

- We say Good Bye to Pereslavl Zalesskiy and move to amazing city of Rostov the Great!

- On arrival we will have a dinner in one of the most atmospheric and tasty fish restaurants of Rostov, where we can try delicious fish from Nero Lake, cooked with traditional recipes.

Day 2. Rostov the Great – one of the most beautiful cities in Golden Ring of Russia

- This day will be fully dedicated to exploring of treasures of ancient city Rostov the Great! This beautiful city is for sure one of “must visit places” in Russia that you should to see when travel to Moscow.

- A lot of people know about Khokhloma, Gzhel or Zhostovo, but not everybody knows about traditional jewelry handcraft - Rostov Finift! We will visit a museum and factory of Finift and also will have a Finift workshop where local gurus will share with us some secrets of their ancient craft.

- Then we will visit the most valuable treasure of this city - the Kremlin of Rostov which is really one of the most beautiful Kremlins of Russia!

- Did you know that church bell ringer is a real profession and one person can play up to 12 bells at the same time! We will learn about bells craft and will have a bell workshop from bell ringer of Rostov Kremlin! Also we will feel atmosphere of medieval Russia and have a photo session dressed in clothes of tsars and other noble persons. It will be very funny!

Day 3. Visit of Russian Vatican - Sergiev Posad and Trinity Lavra, spiritual center of Orthodox Christianity

- In the morning we leave Rostov the Great and will move to Sergiev Posad – one of the best places to visit in Russia. On the way we will have a stop in horse stable and will have a lesson of horseback riding. Don’t be afraid, it is very easy even if you never tried to do it before. Then we will have a peaceful horseback walking to have some fresh air and to admire the beauty of nature.

- After our time with horses we will continue our way to Sergiev Posad where we’ll have a tour around one of the most beautiful orthodox monasteries and important spiritual centers of Russian Orthodoxy – The Trinity Lavra Monastery, a cloister of one of the most respected holy persons in Russian church – Sergiu Radonezhskiy.

- We finish our tour and it’s time to say good bye… I hope that during this tour we will become real friends and will meet again in Russia, in your country or somewhere else in the world!

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

- Pick-up and delivery to your hotel in Moscow

- Transport on tour

- 3-4* Hotel accommodation in twin-rooms

- Food: Daily breakfasts on the route

- Entry fees to attractions and sightseeing

- Entertainments: horseback riding, show of Pereslavl Cossacks and active games, ringing bell workshop and finift workshop.

- Photos and movie with your adventures in Russia

- All necessary consultations and 24-hours support during the trip

- English/Russian speaking guides. If your group needs translation to another language - please, mention it when booking

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

- Interpreter to another language (not Russian/English). If you have a group and you need a translation in your language, please, mention about it when booking

- Medical insurance if necessary

- Lunches, dinners and alcohol (approximately 30-50$ per day)

- Souvenirs, tips and other personal expenses

- Optional activities and experiences that are not mentioned in main program

- Individual transfers during free time

- Additional payment for single accommodation: $90 / €85

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