Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer. However, 8.30am is recommended due to long duration of the trip.
This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.
Head east from Moscow for a medieval and culture-packed adventure in Vladimir and Suzdal (optional)
12-hour Trip to Vladimir from Moscow:
08:30 – Hotel pick up
09:10 – Taking train/bus to Vladimir
12.30 – Arriving to Vladimir. Make it to this fairy-tale looking town by 12.30 pm and make sure to stop off for a snack before you hit the old town of one of the most beautiful Golden Ring cities
12.40 – 13.10 – Lunch in a local café (not included in tour cost)
13.20 – 13.40 – Holy Assumption Cathedral
13:30 – 15.00 – Cultural and historic walk around the city: Golden Gate Chapel and Military Monument, Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Monument to Prince Vladimir And Saint Fedor, Andrey Rublev Statue, Chamber Official Place, Sobornaya Square, strolling down the main street in town - Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street and exploring ancient Russian architecture and wooden houses, as well as enjoying great viewpoints and gardens
Optional quick visit into one of the museums: History Museum, Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, Vodonapornaya Bashnya Museum, Gingerbread Museum, Spoon Museum, History Museum
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break. Cool off at a local coffee shop trying local desserts (optional)
16.00 – Leave by late afternoon back to Moscow by fast train or bus
19.30 – Arriving to Moscow
20.00 – 20.30 – Hotel drop-off
14-hour Trip to Vladimir and Suzdal from Moscow (extra cost for tour extension to be paid on tour):
15.00 – Taking taxi to Suzdal
15.00 – 15.30 – Suzdal Kremlin
15.30 – 17.00 – Cultural and historic walk around the city and seeing some of these churches: Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life, The Convent of the Intercession (Pokrovsky Monastery), Churches of Saints Peter and Paul and St Nicholas, St Alexander monastery, Prepodobenskaya Bell Tower, Monastery of the Deposition (Rizopolozhenskiy), The Church of the Resurrection of Christ and The Kazan Church, Saint Antipius and Saint Lazarus churches, Assumption Church, Center of National Creativity of Suzdal, Church of the Entry into Jerusalem and Pyatnitskaya Church, Resurrection Church
17.00 – 17.30 – Round out the trip with a dinner in a local traditional café
17.30 – Taking taxi back to Vladimir
18.30 – Taking train/bus to Moscow
22.00 – Arriving to Moscow
22.30 – 23.00 – Hotel drop-off
Your centrally-located hotel in Moscow
8.30 am, unless otherwise specified in the Special Requirements Box
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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If you’re looking for a special and lifetime experience, then a full-day trip to Vladimir, an ancient town of Golden Ring of Russia, is just what you need. You may want to extend the tour a bit and make it Vladimir + Suzdal adventure.
Your private guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and will be your companion throughout all the tour.
The town of Vladimir was first mentioned in 988 AD and it is the museum under open sky. You will see ancient Russian cathedrals and churches, Golden Gates - constructed in 1164 - the only one remained out of the seven entrance gates to the city.
You will soak up the atmosphere of local life and culture passing by the monuments, museums, parks, gardens and beautiful squares. During the tour you will have 2-3 stops for lunch and coffee break to fuel up.
After the tour you will take a train/bus back, whatever will be the fastest option on that particular day to avoid traffic.