Suzdal & Vladimir
2 Days Tour from Moscow, Itinerary
Hotel "Pushkarskaya Sloboda", Suzdal
8:00 am - Your English- speaking Resident Tour-guide will pick you up and take you to medieval town of Suzdal (220km, 3 hr drive).
12:00 pm - Lunch at the local restaurant with traditional Russian Cuisine
After lunch - Explore 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. Visit to the beautiful ancient churches, the former market square, the Kremlin, its grounds and the Cross Chamber, Nativity Cathedral and the Wooden Architecture Museum.
At the end of day you will be taken to the 'Pushkarskaya Sloboda' hotel, where you can get some rest and spend the night.
After breakfast - continue the CityTtour of Suzdal starting with a visit to the remarkable well-preserved St. Euphimius Monastery. The largest of Suzdal's many monasteries, St. Euthymius has a commanding position overlooking the town and river.
Spend a few hours exploring the numerous churches and museums inside the monastery, admire the view from outside the formidable walls or take a walk down to the Pokrovsky Convent for a magical 360 degree view of the town.
Late morning - take a 40 minuts drive to Vladimir for lunch.
After lunch - explore the town of Vladimir, one of the medieval capitals of Russia.
Tour takes you inside of the magnificent five-domed Assumption Cathedral where you can admire the famous painting of the great medieval iconographers Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chyorny.
Next - visit St. Demetrius Cathedral (XII century) that is notable for its noble form, ideal proportions and walls decorated with beautiful stone fretwork and more than 600 bas-reliefs.
And finally - visit the Golden Gate entrance into the Old Town of Vladimir. Built in 1164, the Golden Gate is a combination of battle tower, overgate church and triumphal arch and is considered a remarkable monument of Russian fortification architecture.
Return to Moscow (arriving around 9:00 pm).
NOTE: Price for this Tour depends on your group size and your personal preferences
from $ 168
One night accommodation at the "Pushkarskaya Sloboda" hotel
Dedicated English-speaking Resident Tour- Guide
Local guides in the museums
Lunch each day
Dinner is not included in the Tour price, but your Tour-Guide will be happy to recommend restaurants.
OPTIONAL TOUR EXTENTION
(not included in the Tour price)
Make a stop at the Bogolyubovo, a small village between Suzdal and Vladimir.
Visit to the Church of Intercession on the river Nerl, dating from the early XII century, which is considered to be the most harmonious Temple ever built in Russia. Or (depending on the weather), explore the territory and churches of the Savior Bogolyubovo Nunnery that stands on the sight of the former Palace of Andrew the Pious (Bogolyubsky), the only building of Medieval Russia that has survived without renovation.