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Private Golden Ring day tour (Vladimir & Suzdal) from Moscow by train

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Stop At: Metro Station Kurskaya, Kurskogo Vokzala pl, Moscow 105064 Russia

We pick you up at tour Hotel to get to Kursk railway station in Central Moscow and help you board a speedy train to Vladimir (from just 2 hrs journey)

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, 43, Bolshaya Moskovskaya St, Vladimir 600000 Russia

In about 2 hours you get to Vladimir - the main city of the region and also gateway to Vladimir and Suzdal museum reserve. Our driver meets you at the station. You start your city tour together with the local guide

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate, Bolshaya Moskovskaya, 1A, Vladimir 600000 Russia

This UNESCO heritage site used to be the ancient gate of the town and nowadays hosts a museum to commemorate the Mongol invasion of Russia that took place in XIII century.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bolshaya Moskovskaya Street, Bolshaya Moskovskaya St., Vladimir Russia

You walk down along the oldest and main street of Vladimir - Boshaya Moskovskaya with its shops, old mansions and trade rows in order to get to the most beautiful cathedrals of the city

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Holy Assumption Cathedral, ul. Bolshaya Moskovskaya 56/Sobornaya, Sq. 1, Vladimir 600000 Russia

Being the major landmark of Vladimir, Assumption Cathedral used to be the main cathedral of the Princedom and venue of coronation of Princes, hosting the iconic paintings by the great Andrei Rublev and Daniil Chyorny.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, Bolshaya Moskovskaya St, 60, Vladimir 600000 Russia

St Demetrius Cathedral of Vladimir was built in 1194–1197 as a private chapel of Vsevolod the Big Nest and represents a unique international project of Russian and Byzantine masters, Friedrich Barbarossa's masons, and Georgian carvers. It is another UNESCO World Heritage site in the city

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Patriarchal Garden, Kozlov Val, 5, Vladimir 600000 Russia

You take a stroll in the garden with nice views over the newer town, Oka river and railway station. Great pictures can be taken in all seasons

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Viewpoints, Georgiyevskaya Street, Vladimir Russia

You take a few photos, to be followed by a lunch a la carte at a restaurant of your choice.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Svyato-Bogolyubsky monastery, Lenina, 51, V/4, Bogolyubovo 601270 Russia

It was built between 1158 and 1165 by the order of Andrey Bogolyubsky at the mouth of the Nerl River (where it flows into the Klyazma River). Russian Orthodox Christians believe that Bogolyubovo was founded on the spot where Bogolyubsky saw a miraculous vision of the Theotokos, who commanded him to build a church and a monastery on this spot.

Stop At: Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Vokzalnaya, 10, Bogolyubovo 601270 Russia

The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River is an Orthodox church and a symbol of medieval Russia. Bulit by Prince Andrei Bogolyubskiy in XII century, it was built in white stone. You can enjoy fascinating scenery with a large field, 2 rivers and the beautiful church in front of you

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Suzdal Kremlin, Ul. Kremlevskaja, d. 20, Suzdal 601293 Russia

Although it does not look like its Moscow rival, the local Kremlin is also included into UNESCO list of World heritage and still has a lot of fascinating sights of interest. The white limestone buildings of the local Kremlin may also give you an idea what Moscow Kremlin looked like some 7 centuries ago.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, ul. Pushkarskaja, Suzdal Russia

The complex has a number of traditional Russian wooden bulidings including housing, chucrches and water mills.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex, Lenina St., 146, Suzdal 601293 Russia

The monastery included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites hosts one of the largest museum complexes of the town and a tomb of Dmitriy Pozharskiy – the leader of Russian popular uprising against the Polish invaders in early XVII century.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Samovar Museum and Tea Traditions, Lenina, 63a, Suzdal 601293 Russia

You stop at a traditional Russian teahouse to try some drinks and snacks before you head back to the railway station of Vladimir

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Vladimir Suzdal Museum Reserve, 43, Bolshaya Moskovskaya St, Vladimir 600000 Russia

You get back to the train station in Vladimir and board the speedy train towards Moscow that leaves at around 6 p.m. It will get to Moscow in just around 2 hours

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Metro Station Kurskaya, Kurskogo Vokzala pl, Moscow 105064 Russia

You get back to Kursk Railway Station in Moscow. Our local transfer-man meets you here and helps you to board a coach back to your hotel in Moscow

Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kurskiy Vokzal, Ploshchad' Kurskogo Vokzala, Moskva, Russia, 105064

Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in Central Moscow (within Garden Ring), other locations - subject to prior request
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
14h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Train tickets from Moscow to Vladimir and back (2nd class, seater train)
  • Local transportation in Vladimir and Suzdal (air-conditioned car or coach)
  • Private multilingual guide in Vladimir and Suzdal
  • Museum entry fees according to the program
  • Unlimited photos and videos (unless restricted in certain areas)
  • Free pick-up and drop-off in Moscow
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate
  • Entry/Admission - Holy Assumption Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Saint Demetrius
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin
  • Entry/Admission - Suzdal Kremlin
  • Entry/Admission - Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life
  • Entry/Admission - Spaso-Evfimiyev Monastery Museum Complex
Exclusions
  • Lunch (a la carte, can be taken at any restaurant)
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Soda/Pop
  • Entry/Admission - Samovar Museum and Tea Traditions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We did a 2-day "Golden Ring" trip to the towns of Suzdal and Vladimir, by train from Moscow. This region represents the old world Russia with medieval churches, wooden peasant houses in a country side setting. Our tour guide was ALEXANDER, who was rated as the .BEST TOUR GUIDE
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Mikhail was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the day trip. We spent plenty time going through the exhibits and sites. The tour and lunch at the farm was very pleasant. Medovuha tasting was very good. We didn't make it to the last cathedral but spent time admiring the
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My guide for the day was Anna. She was very sweet and also very knowledgeable about the region, the history of the two towns, and the locations of the various places of interest in Vladimir and Suzdal. Also, as an Orthodox person, she was knowledgeable about the liturgical
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I had an excellent guide who spoke great English. We had a full day and saw all the sites as promoted on the web site. I got all the history of the area. If you want to get out of Moscow for the day this is a trip for you. BTW the train is an added bonus to see countryside.
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Guide Mikhail was friendly, knowledgeable and on time. Great to have assistance navigating the rail stations, and churches. Trip to the countryside a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle (and crowds) of Red Square. Be prepared for a long day, however, since it takes a bit
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  • Duration: 14h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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