Dive into Russia's past: visit two Golden Ring towns Suzdal and Vladimir in one day and feel the atmosphere of the Russian Middle Ages
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Starts at 8:45 am
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Start your journey in the fairytale town of Suzdal, once the capital of Russia, where time has stopped to show us what was life like in the Russian rural community.
Museum of the wooden architecture and peasant life
Head toward an outdoor museum with unique wooden houses, churches, windmills of the 17th-19th centuries. Get acquainted with the life of regular Russian peasants and merchants during the epoque of the tsars.
Visit the 11th century Suzdal Kremlin and see how it compares with the Moscow Kremlin. Marvel at the oldest building in the city - the Cathedral of the Nativity built in the 12th century. Enjoy the panoramic view of Russian countryside from the hill on which the Suzdal Kremlin is situated.
Head toward the central square of Suzdal which has always been the place for fairs and celebrations. Try to bargain in the market for Russian traditional souvenirs. Don't hesitate to taste medovukha - a soft honey-based alcoholic beverage.
Monastery of Our Savior and St Euthymius
Explore one of the most significant monasteries in Russia that was a prison in the 18th-19th centuries for dissidents and a detention center for political prisoners during the Soviet era. Find the tomb of prince Pozharsky and learn how he managed to stop the Polish invasion of Russia in the beginning of the 17th century.
Drive by a comfortable car to Vladimir - the capital of the Golden Ring and once the capital of Russia. The name of the city came from its founder Vladimir the Great, the respected leader of Kiev who is known for adopting Christianity in 988. The city was a cosmopolitan and artistic center at the end of the 12th century and the Seat of the Orthodox Church in the 14th century.
Cathedral of St Demetrius
Admire the shallow relief carvings on the white tall walls of the cathedral that have been created by various artists. The cathedral of St Demetrius is a Byzantium temple built in the form of a cross in late 12th century. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the cathedral that was the main cathedral in Russia before Moscow became the capital of the country in the 15th century. It was also the prototype for the Assumption cathedral in Moscow Kremlin. The inside decorations of the Assumption cathedral include rare frescos of one of the most famous Russian icon-painters Andrey Rublev.
Explore the symbol of Vladimir - the only surviving gate out of 7 that protected ancient borders of the city from enemies. The gate was the main entrance to Vladimir through which Russian princes and foreign guests entered the city.