Yaroslavl is located 4.5 hours by train to the northeast of Moscow and is a part of the Golden Ring, a famous travel route stopping at eight beautiful and ancient Russian cities. The Golden Ring route was originally designed during the Soviet era as a way to bring in more foreign tourists, and today, it continues to be one of the country’s most popular paths.
Samara is an industrial city that is the gateway to the Volga region and a buzzing place full of activity, having come a long way from its early days as a military outpost. Now in Samara you can find anything from breweries to beaches, from rockets to hideouts.
The First Throne, The Third Rome. Come, delight in the glittering capital of the Russian Federation, and drink in the wonders of Europe’s largest city. Moscow is the seat of Russian political and cultural eminence, having served as the capital for a succession of states culminating in the Russian Federation we know today. It is deeply entrenched in the history of this country and the very vibrant fabric of the city breathes Russia itself.
The city of Rostov (known as Rostov Veliky to distinguish it from another city with a similar name) is one of the oldest in the country - written records first mention it in 862 though the records indicate it had already been established for some time. Located along what were once important trade routes, it has had a mix of different ethnic groups for more than a thousand years. Through Russia’s turbulent history it has been an important principality, especially ecclesiastically, and there are a wealth of ancient and medieval landmarks and architecture.
Home of empires and revolutions, monuments and battlegrounds, St. Petersburg is one of the most historical cities in the world. From the Tsars, to the Bolsheviks, to the Nazis, this city has seen it all, and through everything, it somehow remains standing, adapting, and thriving like the modern city it is.
4.5 hours northeast of Moscow, you’ll find the ancient town of Suzdal, one of the eight towns belonging to Russia’s popular Golden Ring route. The Golden Ring route was originally designed during the Soviet era as a way to bring in more foreign tourists, and today, it continues to be one of the country’s most popular paths. Suzdal, however, is a little bit more out of the way and is not among the most visited, making it even more charming.
Just two hours east of Moscow, Vladimir is part of the Golden Ring, a cluster of eight beautiful and ancient Russian cities northeast of Moscow. The Golden Ring is a route that was in fact designed during the Soviet era as a way to bring in more foreign tourists, and today, it continues to be one of the country’s most popular routes. Vladimir, considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the country, has notable history in Russia, as it once served as the country's capital city in the 12th-13th centuries.