the Golden Ring

the Golden Ring
Known collectively as the Golden Ring of Russia, they actually form a circle which extends from Moscow towards the north-east.

Suzdal, Vladimir, Sergiev Posad, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Velikiy – each of these towns played an important part in the history of the Russian State, both in its early period, when the Russian lands and principalities were being united under the sway of Moscow, and later, when the independence of the country was at stake.

While the architectural monuments of these towns are the stone chronicles of the country's history, it is also an area which has preserved many old artistic traditions particularly the painting of the beautiful lacquer boxes for which Russia is so famous.

The town's churches, monasteries, kremlin's (city forts) and museums make an incredibly picturesque port-folio of early Russian craftwork.

Life here is completely different from the big cities and for an opportunity to see true Russia, this is a tour worth taking.

Suzdal was awarded the Golden Apple prize by the International Journalist Organization for the preservation of the unique architectural ensemble and tourist development in the area. Here one can visit an outstanding museum of icons; the oldest of them is the icon of Maximovskaya Holly Virgin...