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Embark on a journey to Russia’s ancient Vladimir and Suzdal – world famous towns of the Golden Ring!
Ancient cities of Vladimir and Suzdal. One of them was once a capital of the Ancient Rus, the other – a center for the Russian Orthodox faith. Having pretty much lost their status to Moscow nowadays, they only grew in cultural importance. There and back – this day tour allows your the opportunity to taste Russian province, without actually leaving Moscow. A best way to expereince the surroundings of in one day!
Unveil the magic of the famous Golden Ring – towns Vladimir and Suzdal, of which Vladimir once was the capital of Rus, are the best places to experience Russian medieval history. This is a full-day tour from Moscow (about 220 km). The journey starts at 6 am, but do not be scared, you can catch on your sleep while travelling in a comfortable train from Moscow to Vladimir city (it takes about 1.45 h one-way). A private transport is provided upon arrival.
We start our exploration by visiting Vladimir Observation Platform to get enchanted by the panoramic view of this gem town. From here the whole city is if in your palm. Then through the medieval streets, we reach the Assumption Cathedral; its walls are covered with elaborate carvings, and here we can glimpse at Adrei Rublev’s frescos – the most famous icon-painter in Russia. You will have the undivided attention of your guide and the itinerary can be adapted to suit your needs. The next stop is the Golden Gate – the architectural masterpiece of that time.
We move to Suzdal to walk on ramparts of the Suzdal Kremlin and enjoy the onion domes and golden spires. In addition, you learn a lot about Russian history and culture.
For the shopaholics and just people in search of extraordinary memorabilia, the Suzdal Museum of Wood Craftsmanship open its doors. The huge variety of handcraft souvenirs will astonish you, also you will be pleasantly surprised by its prices that are far lower than in Moscow.
Let the journey begin!
Tour availability depends on train schedule (announced some 40-45 days before the tour). Considering two or three dates for the tour will significantly increase your chances for the tour!
The tour cost includes: private guided tour, all transportation fees, museum admissions, pick up from/ drop off at your central Moscow hotel
Extra: Vladimir Assumption Cathedral admissions (optional visit), meals
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