If you travel around the Golden Ring, you will definitely stop in Suzdal. The city is located in the Vladimir Oblast (region) half an hour away from the Oblast center. It is truly a tourist city. There are over fifty historical and cultural monuments, and numerous restaurants and hotels. Different festivals are held all year round.
When you embark on a tour around the Golden Ring do not forget to visit Pereslavl-Zalessky, which is situated on the bank of the beautiful lake Plesheevo. The city occupies the southern part of the Yaroslavl Region and is 140 km away from Moscow.
Rostov the Great is one of the oldest Russian cities and is considered one of the main cities of the famous Golden Ring in Russia. It is located in the Yaroslavl Region approximately 200 km from Moscow. You can travel to this ancient city both by car and by train as well as by bus.
The Golden Ring tours are some of the most popular among Russians and foreign visitors. The Classical Golden Ring is comprised of 8 cities famous for their historical and cultural heritage, and are located northwest of Moscow. The cities are Sergiev Posad, Perslavl-Zalesskiy, Rostov the Great, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Suzdal, and Vladimir.
Yaroslavl is a regional center and one of the Golden Ring cities. Yaroslavl is one of the centers of Volga tourism with convenient infrastructure, plenty of attractions and museums, a decent choice of hotels and excellent options for active leisure activities including trekking and fishing.
Those who wish to learn something new about Russian history should definitely visit Sergiyev Posad. It is the only city in the Golden Ring that is located in the Moscow Region. It will take you only an hour to travel from the busy capital to the quiet and cozy Sergiyev Posad. You will recognize it at once by its golden onion domes. In the middle of the 14th century at the site of today’s Sergiyev Posad the Russian wonderworker Sergius of Radonezh founded the Trinity Monastery. It is easy to guess that the city was named after its founder. The monastery did not stand alone for long. People came and built their houses around it. Two centuries later a trade and industrial settlement was erected, a Posad.
"Textile Capital", "City of Brides", "Calico Land". These are different names for the small city of Ivanovo, one of the cities in the Golden Ring of Russia. It is the youngest city in the ring. Ivanovo celebrated its 145th birthday this year. The city is situated in the central part of the country on the river Uvod, three hundred kilometers from Moscow.
Vladimir is one of the oldest Russian cities, where numerous monuments of Old Russian architecture remain. The distance between Moscow and Vladimir is covered by a three hour trip by car or train. Generally, a Golden Ring trip always includes a visit to Vladimir.