Moscow Forum «PROTIST–2016»

June 06 – 10, 2016


Post-conference tour to the Golden Ring of Russia

June 11-12
The Golden Ring is the name for several cities and smaller towns north-east of Moscow. 
It's a great route to travel if you want to enjoy the quiet and peaceful life in the Russian province, beautiful countryside views, and ancient architecture.

Vladimir, one of the oldest Russian cities, founded between 990 and 1108, for over two centuries was the capital of ancient Rus'. Nowadays with many well preserved monuments and architectural ensembles, it is the most significant historical centre in the Golden Ring area of ancient cities. Among many attractions, the city boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These are Golden Gates, Vladimir's unofficial symbol, the Assumption and St. Dementrius Cathedrals.

Suzdal, one of the most beautiful and oldest Russian cities, is considered a pearl of the Golden Ring of ancient cities. Suzdal has a long historical record as one of the important cities in medieval Russia. Nowadays this lovely city features many fine examples of Russian architecture, such as the Transfiguration Cathedral, museum of wooden architecture and St. Epiphany monastery. The juxtaposition of stunning medieval architecture with its pastoral setting makes Suzdal the source of inspiration for artists and a great place to visit at any time of the year.

Tour program:
June 11:
- Check-out, departure from Moscow, arrival in Suzdal
- Walking city tour with the visit to the Museum of wooden architecture and peasant culture
- Transfer to Vladimir
- Overnight in Vladimir

June 12:

-  Walking city tours in Vladimir and Bogolyubovo, departure to Moscow

Price of participation in the tour: 280 EUR with accommodation in a twin/double room, 290 EUR with single accommodation* 

*Price includes: accommodation in the hotel in Vladimir with breakfast, English-speaking guides for all excursions, transport - mini-bus or bus, all entrance fees, lunches on June 11 and 12, dinner on June 11, transfer to the hotel in Moscow.
Price doesn't include: accommodation for the night June 12-13 in Moscow, transfer to the airport in Moscow (to be booked separately).