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Russia's Golden Ring

18 Aug — 29 Aug 2018 | Tour Director: Alex Koller

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Tour Director

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Alex Koller, PhD

lecturer in art history and architecture

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Moscow 1650. Transfer to Moscow for overnight stay.

Day

2

Depart Moscow for Yaroslavl via Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalessky (Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Saviour) and Rostov Veliky (including kremlin). Two nights in Yaroslavl.

Day

3

Morning in Yaroslavl: Spassky Monastery (one of the oldest monasteries of the Upper Volga region), church of St John the Baptist, church of Elijah the Prophet (built by wealthy merchants in the 17th-18th centuries) and Art Museum (featuring huge collection of Russian icons). Afternoon boat trip on the Volga to Tolga Monastery.

Day

4

Morning: St Sophia Cathedral and tower. Afternoon city tour of Vologda. Two nights in Vologda.

Day

5

Excursion to the vast walled enclosure of Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery and Ferapontov Monastery (stunning examples of Russian medieval wall paintings by 15th century artist Dionisy) and Church of St Martinian.

Day

6

Transfer to Kostroma for visits to neoclassical town centre, 14th century Ipatiev Monastery, Church of the Resurrection (17th century with patterned exterior) and Epiphany Monastery. Overnight stay in Kostroma.

Day

7

Transfer to Suzdal for visits including the kremlin (vast white fortress) and Museum of Wooden Architecture. Two nights in Suzdal.

Day

8

Suzdal monasteries: the Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery) and Rizopolozhensky Convent (early 13th century) followed by 14th century Monastery of Spasso-Ephimovsky and 13th century Church of Yuriev Polsky.

Day

9

Vladimir area: Bogolyubovo (Church of the Intercession on the Nerl River and monastery with remains of princely residence), Vladimir (Dormition and Demetrius Cathedrals, Golden Gate). Afternoon transfer to Murom for overnight stay.

Day

10

Morning in Murom: Saviour, Trinity and Annunciation Monasteries. Afternoon: continue to Ryazan for kremlin and Dormition Cathedral. Overnight stay in Ryazan.

Day

11

Depart Ryazan via Kolomna (kremlin, Pyatnitsky Gate, Dormition and Staro-Golutvin Monasteries). Transfer to Moscow for overnight stay.

Day

12

Morning: New Jerusalem Monastery at Istra (founded 1656 and inspired by Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre). Continue to Moscow. Depart Moscow 1605, arriving London Heathrow 1800.

Tour Dates

18 Aug — 29 Aug 2018

Days

12

Cost

Tour Code

RUGR-18

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Cost includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, six lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £405.

 
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