Golden Ring Tour
The Golden Ring Tours of Russia is a famous tourist route with a length of more than 1000 kilometers, which runs through several ancient cities. Historical and architectural monuments of the 12th-18th centuries are concentrated in the tours, which make up the treasury of Russian culture. These unique sights are protected by the Russian state and UNESCO. The term “Golden Ring” was appeared in the 60s of the last century, the journalist Yuri Bychkov made a series of essays on the pages of the newspaper Sovetskaya Rossiya about eight cities to the northeast of Moscow, distinguished by the richest cultural and historical heritage. If you look at the cities on the map, it becomes clear why the tourist route was named ring; the cities are building a symbolic golden circle to the north-east of Moscow.
Today this phrase, used for the first time in 1967, is widely known in Russia and abroad. The Golden Ring Tours include eight major cities: Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Rostov Veliky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal, and Vladimir. Later, several more cities were added to the list, but this list has not been approved so far and is controversial. Routes for the Golden Ring Tours are suitable for any season of the year. Traveling along the Golden Ring gives an opportunity to everyone who is interested in history, culture and the present day of Russia. The tours cover ancient cities that have preserved a thousand-year Russian culture, traditions, and history, to know its ancient capital and other cities on which the past centuries left their mark. Our Russia tour company offers a wide range of tours, allowing you to get acquainted with all the cities of the Golden Ring tour of Russia. Travel to Russia with us, and you can get a one-day weekend tour or a week trip by choosing the Golden Ring Tours, and our Russia tour company cares about providing you with comfortable transport and cozy hotels along the journey.
Numerous historical monuments – fortresses, monasteries, and temples, attest to the great significance of each of the cities of the Golden Ring in the ancient and royal periods of history. In each city, ancient architecture has its unique style. The myriad of Orthodox monasteries, shrines, and temples located in this region attracts a large number of pilgrims. Suzdal and Rostov the Great are real museums in the open air. In Suzdal, for example, there are almost no cars, and on the streets of the city, you will meet mostly pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages. In addition to the architectural designs of the buildings and holy places during your trip, you can get acquainted with the folk handicrafts of the Russian folk people. In the museums of many cities samples of ancient art, crafts are collected: carving on wood and bones, products of skillful lace makers and jewelers, lacquer miniature and enamel painting and the other crafts.
Recently, in the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, the tourist business is intensively developing, that is why in practically any city you can find excursion service, an acceptable hotel, a cafe or a restaurant. They say that the best way to understand and know great Russia, to feel the real Russian soul is to visit Russia through the historical places of the Golden Ring. By the Golden Ring Tours, you can see the magnificent historical monuments with your own eyes, and enjoy the ancient architectures, arts and paintings, and old icons of ancient Russian masters.