Welcome to Vladimir

Today this bustling city is the administrative centre of Vladimir Oblast. Although not as charmingly bucolic as nearby Suzdal, Vladimir's easy access from Moscow, its cluster of centrally located Unesco-listed sights and its stunning river-valley panoramas make it an ideal starting point for a Golden Ring tour.

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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Suzdal Kremlin, Suzdal, Suzdalsky District, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaSuzdal is one of the mosct beautiful cities of Russian Golden ring. You'll visit the Kremlin and the most prominent churches. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaVladimir is the second city you'll visit. When we are asked to describe it we say it's real Russia. Beautiful nature, ancient temples and monasteries - this is about Vladimir. Duration: 4 hours

$193 Private & Custom Tours

Trip to Vladimir and Suzdal from Moscow

Start your journey along with your private guide in the early morning with a ride by a comfortable high-speed train to Vladimir where you will meet your driver to go to Suzdal. Visit an open-air museum of the wooden architecture and peasant life to learn about the Russian rural community. Head toward Suzdal Kremlin where the history of the town started in the 11th century. Walk to the Market Square and taste medovukha - a Russian traditional soft honey-based alcoholic beverage. Marvel at inexpugnable walls of St Euthymius Monastery which once was a prison for dissidents.Drive to Vladimir - the capital of the Golden Ring and once the capital of Russia. The city was a cosmopolitan and artistic center at the end of the 12th century and the Seat of the Orthodox Church in the 14th century. Admire the shallow relief carvings on the white tall walls of St Demetrius cathedral that have been created by various artists. Your guide will explain to you the significance of the Assumption cathedral that was the main cathedral in Russia before Moscow became the capital of the country in the 15th century. Walk along Bolshaya Moskovskaya street - the main street of Vladimir that leads right to Moscow - to see the authentic architectural look of the city.Finish your day at the foot of the Golden Gate - the only surviving gate out of 7 that protected ancient borders of the city from enemies. Head to the railway station to get back to Moscow by train.

$68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Vladimir_Bogolubovo_Suzdal Tour with Private Guide

The guide will meet you at the hotel, from where you will go on the memorable tour by comfortable car. At first, you will have the excursion at Vladimir city. During the tour you will walk through the historical part of the city: through the very center of the city, from the Cathedral Square through Pushkin Park, you will view the monument to Prince Vladimir the Holy. Step along the old street with its buildings of 18-19 centuries and visit at the masterpiece of white stone architecture, at the monument Golden Gate.Next, you will proceed to the ancient village of Bogolyubovo and visit the Bogolyubsky monastery with the unique masterpiece of Russian architecture - The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl.Later you will go to Suzdal, where you will have a tour of the central part of the city. You will visit the famous Pokrovsky Convent, one of the largest in Russia. You will also see the architecture of the Savior-Euthymius monastery and get informed with the history of the Suzdal Kremlin. Eventually, you will go to Moscow with the guide, who will accompany you to the hotel.

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Vladimir City Tour with Private Guide

The guide will meet you at the hotel, from where, depending on the location of the hotel, you will proceed by foot, by public transport or by taxi to the central part of the city.During the tour you will walk through the historical part of the city: through the very center of the city, from the Cathedral Square through Pushkin Park, you will observe the monument to Prince Vladimir the Holy. From the observation deck, you will view the remains of earthen ramparts surrounding the old city and a very impressive panorama of the Klyazma River.Later, you will go to the particular place to the oldest Russian church - the Assumption Cathedral, where you will examine the unique frescoes of Andrei Rublev. Next, you will explore the magnificent Dmitrievsky Cathedral with its unique construction and frescoes of the 12th century. Walk along the old Moskovskaya street with its buildings of 18-19 centuries and you will end the tour at the masterpiece of white stone architecture, at the monument “Golden Gate”. The city of Vladimir was founded in the 12th century with the Golden Gate.

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Two Russian Capitals and Golden Ring

Day 1     Welcome to MoscowDay 2     Classic Tour of Moscow, Red Square and The KremlinWe start our day with a general tour of Moscow, taking in some of its best-known streets and sites along the way. You’ll have a chance to see the so-called Stalin Sisters, which were built to compete with New York’s skyscrapers. You’ll take in the Triumphal Arch and the Church of Christ the Savior before heading to New Maidens Convent, Sparrow Hills, Moscow State University, and Luzhniki stadium.  After lunch, it's time for the blockbuster sites of Red Square, St Basil’s and the classic view of the Kremlin from across the river. Day 3     Train to Vladimir              After an early breakfast, you will be taken to Kursky railway station to catch an express train to Vladimir (1 hr 40 min).  Vladimir and Suzdal embody the old-world Russia that history buffs dream of. Onion-domed churches rising behind medieval walls, surrounded by traditional wooden peasant cottages and the legendary Russian countryside. These two towns are not to be missed!   On arrival in Vladimir, you’ll visit the Golden Gates and explore some of Russia’s greatest surviving medieval churches, where you’ll learn about the meaning behind the nearly thousand-year-old sculptures and icons. Day 4     Explore Suzdal  Today you’ll explore Suzdal, one of central Russia’s fairy-tale towns.  Transfer to Vladimir railway station to catch the train back to Moscow.Day 5     Train to St. Petersburg, City Tour, and Peter and Paul Fortress   After an early breakfast, take a Sapsan express train to St. Petersburg (around 4 hrs). Upon arrival and check in at your hotel, it's time to get acquainted with Russia’s magnificent, history-haunted, and stunningly beautiful Northern Capital. After lunch, you'll visit St Petersburg's original citadel - Peter and Paul Fortress. Still standing guard over the city just as it has done since 1706. Day 6     Tsarskoye Selo and the Hermitage MuseumTsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village) was so called because many of the tsar’s palaces were located here, outside the former capital city of St. Petersburg. You’ll visit the stunning 18th century Catherine Palace and Park with the famous Amber Room. After lunch visit the Hermitage Museum, housed in the former Winter Palace and see one of the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts amid the glory of the Romanov dynasty’s palace.  Day 7     Depart St. Petersburg