A nation as large, varied and complex as Russia can be visited in many different ways: from visits to the two main capitals, Moscow or St. Petersburg, excursions to more rural areas such as the cities of the Golden Ring or Veliky Novgorod or doing the Trans-Siberian route by train. In this post I will explain you the main available options when visiting Russia, depending on the time you
4.4. The Golden Ring of Russia
In Russia there are 3 established tourist routes that are the most traveled by the majority of tourists and that enjoy a good infrastructure for tourism (hotels, restaurants and other tourist services).
The first of them is the route that runs through the two main cities of the country: Moscow and St. Petersburg. The second route is the one that crosses the Transiberian and that crosses the country from part to part by train, throughout Siberia. The third is the so-called route of the Golden Ring of Central Russia, near Moscow.
The Golden Ring of Russia is an itinerary that runs along a series of cities of tourist interest, located on the northeast of Moscow, in which there are a set of medieval towns with monasteries, churches, cathedrals and kremlins, that collect around a thousand years of Russian Orthodox history.
If you travel to Moscow you can book a day to take a trip to one of the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, such as Suzdal or Sergiyev Posad, as you will discover the contrast between the great city that is Moscow and the more rural Russia with churches, Kremlins and monasteries, some of them declared World Heritage by UNESCO. If you have extra time to spend in Moscow, you can spend up to a week