Cities of the Golden Ring, Suzdal & Vladimir, 1 day tour
1 day tour, out of Moscow. A two day tour of Suzdal & Vladimir is also available.
This trip to Vladimir and Suzdal introduces you to the treasury of Russian History and Culture, masterpieces of Ancient Art, unique monuments and fascinating museums.
One Day Tour, Itinerary
06:00Meet with the guide and driver in the hotel lobby, transfer to the railway station.
07:15Catch the high speed train to Vladimir. It would take just 1 hour and 40 min to get to Vladimir onboard of the comfortable modern train*. You make your train journey on your own, but upon arrival meet your local English speaking guide on the platform, who stays with you until you leave Vladimir by train the same evening.
08:55Arrive Vladimir, drive to Suzdal
Suzdal is a well-known and popular tourist destination. It has many remarkable riverside churches and monasteries dating from the 11th – 13th century, some of which are included in UNESCO World Heritage List as fine examples of ancient Russian architecture. The town, once an important religious centre, has the look and feel of a provincial village with its beautiful landscape, rustic houses and unpaved roads. The tour includes visits to the beautiful ancient churches in the town, the Kremlin, the Cross Chamber and the Wooden Architecture Museum. You will also visit the Nativity Church and the St. Euthymius Monastery.
13:00 Lunch (included into the tour price)
Drive to Vladimir (30 km)
In Vladimir you will visit three UNESCO World Heritage List monuments:
The magnificent five-domed Assumption Cathedral was designed as a sepulcher of Grand Princes and dedicated to the holy icon Theotokos of Vladimir, which had been brought to the city by Andrew the Pious.
St. Demetrius Cathedral (end of the 12th cen.) is notable for its noble forms and ideal proportions. Its walls are decorated with beautiful stone fretwork – it has more than 600 bas-reliefs.
Golden Gate (1164), a combination of a battle tower, an over-gate church and a triumphal arch, is considered a remarkable monument of Russian fortification architecture.
After the tours have some free time in Vladimir to explore the town on your own.
19:30Transfer to the railway station in Vladimir station in Vladimir, where you catch the high speed train back to Moscow.
20:12High speed train departure back to Moscow*
23:00Arrive Moscow, meet with the driver, transfer to the hotel
*Train departure time may change slightly. The exact departure time will be known 60 days before the departure date.View Price List