This is probably the most tranquil part of Russia that you can explore by train. There isn’t really a Golden Ring train route per se (there isn’t one single train that would connect all of these towns), but every town in the Golden Ring can easily be reached by train from Moscow. Some of them – Sergiev Posad, Vladimir and Suzdal – are even suitable for one-day trips from Moscow.

Moscow

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and a city rich in history, art, architecture and culture. This vibrant city includes the Kremlin, the former residence of the Russian czars and an architectural ensemble of unique beauty which took shape between the 15th and 20th centuries.

Sergiev Posad

Sergiev Posad (Zagorsk)

Sergius of Radonezh, one of the most honored Russian saints, founded the small settlement of Sergiev Posad and a monastery that later became the center of Russian Orthodoxy six centuries ago. The ensemble of the monastery includes over 50 buildings.

Pereslavl Zalessky

Pereslavl Zalessky

The city was founded in the 12th century in a charming area amidst cornfields and untouched forests. The entire area is sprinkled with well-preserved ancient Russian architectural monuments including the Danilov, Fedorovsky and Goritsky Convents.

Rostov

Rostov

Once known as Rostov the Great, Rostov is the oldest town in North East Russia. Rostov is famous for its splendid architectural design, numerous churches, and civil structures. The bells of Dormition Cathedral play one of the most enchanting chimes in Russia.

Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl

This town lying on the bank of the Volga River is one of the largest towns in central Russia. It was founded in 1010 and named after Prince Yaroslavl the Wise of Kiev. Its layout and architecture are among the best examples of early Russian urban planning and development.

Kostroma

Kostroma

Kostroma which lies on both banks of the Volga was founded in 1150s. The main part of the city was constructed in the early 18th century. The town is closely connected with the Romanov dynasty and has a museum dedicated to the Romanovs inside the Ipatiev Monastery.

Ivanovo

Ivanovo

Since the 17th century Ivanovo has been industrial centre specializing on linen manufacturing. Not far from Ivanovo, Palekh village is located. Palekh used to be the major icon-painting centre of Russia and today is also famous for its painted lacquer boxes.

Suzdal

Suzdal

Founded in 1010, this small town is 100 years older than Moscow. Over one hundred examples of Russian architecture attract nearly half a million visitors each year to this small town. Time seems to have stopped in Suzdal: the entire village is a perfection of spatial harmony.

Vladimir

Vladimir

In 1108, Prince Vladimir Monomakh founded this town on the high banks of Klyazma River. Once Vladimir was the most powerful town of ancient Rus. Ancient monuments dating back to the 12th century can still be seen in Vladimir and its suburbs.

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and enjoyable journey through the Russian countryside.

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