We begin this tour in the megacity Moscow and travel around to discover Russia’s ‘Golden Ring’: the historic cities of Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal. We also explore the Red Square and Kremlin in Moscow and visit the majestic Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
What we say
Staff Member Teresa Mozley travelled on this tour in 2011.
"I know it sounds a bit odd, but I got a real buzz just from being in Red Square. But beyond that: the stations on the Moscow Metro, St Basil’s Cathedral, being in Sergiev Posad (the centre of the Russian Orthodox Church) for Sunday service, being in the crowds in Yaroslavl two days later on the feast of the town’s patron saint, the Hermitage, the Catherine Palace, the Pieterhof, seeing the place where Rasputin got murdered … there was hardly anything that I wouldn’t rate as a highlight! "