Golden Ring of Russia. Best Russia tours and holiday packages
Vladimir, Suzdal, Ivanovo, Kostroma, Rostov the Great, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl, Zagorsk (Sergiev Posad)
Uglich, Plyos, Yuriev-Polsky, Alexandrov, Dmitrov, Bogolyubovo, Murom, Kideksha
This is all the territory of ancient Russia, Vladimir-Suzdal principality, the basis of the future state. The best way to learn the peculiarities of the Russian character, to get acquainted with the main landmarks of the country's history and to feel the unique Russian provincial way of life is a journey through the cities of the Golden Ring. A guidebook describing the cities in the Golden Ring was published in 10 languages. Our Russian brand has become known to foreigners as the Golden Ring of Russia. Many of the old architectural monuments, which today can boast of the "Golden Ring", are protected by UNESCO as having world significance.
There are cities in which preserved monuments of ancient Russian architecture, traditions of folk craftsmanship that have survived to our days, jewelry, painting, bark and flax production. The Golden Ring is very rich in historical sights. They are like the heads of a textbook on the history of ancient Russia. And the preserved monuments of architecture are authentic witnesses of the events that built the Russian historical fabric and determined the course of the state's development and the fate of its inhabitants for many centuries to come.
Suzdal was the capital of several major principalities
Best Russia holiday destinations. Rostov was the capital city of the Rostov-Suzdal principality. Pereslavl-Zalessky is the birthplace of Alexander Nevsky. At that time, the largest of the cities in the region. Vladimir for a long time remained the capital of the Vladimir-Suzdal principality. You can travel throughout the old cities all year round. In fact, the Golden Ring is an off-season route. And at different times of the year local architectural monuments look different and are painted with special festive traditions and rituals.
What should a tourist pay attention to? Vladimir: amazing temples from Italian masters, here is an amazing stone carving. The temples of Yuriev-Polsky and Kideksha were built much earlier than the beginning of the Mongol era, and they are well preserved. In Suzdal, many movies were shot about the history of Russia.
There are many religious sites in Suzdal, so if you are interested in Orthodox culture and architecture, you will certainly be interested in visiting the Vasilyevsky Monastery, the Pokrovsky Monastery and the Savior Euthymius Monastery, and each of them has its own charm, its own history. Tourists who want to immerse themselves in charming old Russia, we suggest to visit the Museum of wooden architecture, which is located in Suzdal, near the Kremlin, on the banks of the river Kamenka. There you will see old Russian huts and taste the flavors of old Russian life.
Tours of the Golden Ring of Russia are incredibly popular today and will long be very popular with Russians and foreign tourists. A visit to the old Russian cities in six regions of the country allows you to get unspeakable pleasure for lovers of antiquity and Russian nature, lovers of cultural and architectural attractions.
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