The Golden Ring is the name for a popular tourist route with the network of ancient towns north-east of Moscow. These Russian towns are famous for unique architectural constructions dating back to the 12-17th centuries.
During this tour you will visit Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal. These towns are old: Sergiev Posad, the first town you will see, grew up in the 15th century around one of the greatest of Russian monasteries, the Troitse-Sergieva (Trinity) Lavra. Vladimir was founded in 1108 and Suzdal was first mentioned in chronicles in 1024. These three ancient towns have much to captivate you with: Sergiev Posad and Vladimir are famous for their picturesque monasteries and churches and Suzdal is considered to be the museum of architecture.