Vladimir and Suzdal are the most famous destinations on the Golden Ring route and need no introduction. Their unique medieval monuments of Russian architecture are thoroughly covered by all major guidebooks. Vladimir and Suzdal usually go hand in hand because of close proximity and Suzdal’s transport dependence on Vladimir. There is no way you can do both in one day unless you’re on a whistle-stop tour. So plan at least two days or skip one of them. I advise you to avoid 'one-day tours' as it will be exausting (at least 9-10 hours in a car/bus) and you'll see very little. If you have just one day, go to Vladimir by train. I offer a two-day trip with a nigth in Suzdal. Explore all the attractions, have a leisurely meal and just enjoy yourself without any rush. I'm not a licensed guide but I'll give you all the necessary information, plus you're free to use a tablet with guidebooks and internet access. My vehicle is a Subaru Outback suitable for 3-4 passengers.
ItineraryDay 1: Vladimir - SuzdalStop At: Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaWe will visit all the major attractions of Vladimir and The Church of the Intercession on the Nerl (in early spring the area around the church might be fully flooded making it impossible to approach it on foot). In the evening we'll move to Suzdal where we'll have a dinner and stay overnight in one of the guest houses of your choice.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: SuzdalStop At: Suzdal Kremlin, Suzdal, Suzdalsky District, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaA full day for exploring the numerous attractions of Suzdal. Return to Moscow in the evening.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.