Moscow - Golden Ring of Russia: eight ancient cities as one ring road – Day 3: Pearl Cities

Moving on! On your way - Kostroma, a pearl city on the bank of the Volga. Of the many beautiful white stone buildings and gilded domes that adorn this city, the greatest interest is Ipatiev Monastery - "the cradle of Russian statehood". Then the picturesque road will take you to the fairytale town Ples, located on the bank of the Volga River. Then we go to Suzdal, a real museum city with original architecture.
Moscow - Golden Ring of Russia: eight ancient cities as one ring road
Travel distance by car: 305 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Suzdal, Yaroslavl, Ples, Kostroma

Trip duration: 5 days

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town of Kostroma

**Kostroma** is a city with wonderful museums, hospitable intelligent people, magnificent nature, where, by the way, the heroine of many Russian fairy tales - the Snow Maiden, majestic Volga and truly Russian atmosphere - was born. Do not forget about another significant sight of Kostroma - the famous Ipatiev Monastery, where March 14, 1613 the Romanov dynasty was elected by the Zemsky Cathedral to the kingdom.


**Plus** - an ancient quiet town, lost among the dense forests of the right bank of the Volga River, which on this site shrinks from both banks of the steep hills and narrows to only one kilometer. For the first time in chronicles Plyos is mentioned in 1141. At that time on the place of the present city on the Volga stood a fortress, destroyed in 1238 by the invasion of Batu Khan. ** A hearty dinner in a cozy country manor **


**Suzdal** - one of the most beautiful Russian cities, located in the Vladimir region; a reserve city, the age of which is more than a thousand years. Suzdal is a museum city, because there are so many monuments of Russian history, as well as survived to our days intact ancient buildings, unique churches and objects of wooden architecture nowhere.

Art-hotel Nikolaev Posad

Nikolaev Posad is a real merchant estate with comfortable rooms and excellent service. It has a very convenient location - close to most of the main attractions of the city.