Discover the charming architecture and rich historical heritage of prominent Golden Ring towns, Suzdal and Vladimir, on a full-day tour from Moscow. With a knowledgeable private guide, discover two of the most enchanting towns in the remarkable Russian region; marvel at the grand Assumption Cathedral during a guided tour of Vladimir and then explore Suzdal to see the magical onion domes and golden spires that typify the town. Receive the undivided attention of your guide and adapt the itinerary of this private tour to suit your interests.
Private tour from Moscow to the medieval towns of the Golden Ring
Visit the two most charming towns of the Golden Ring: Vladimir and Suzdal
Explore Vladimir’s Assumption Cathedral and the Cathedral of St Dmitry
Walk around the ramparts of Suzdal Kremlin while learning about the town’s history and culture
Tour the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life, and the Museum of Crystal Glass
Enjoy personalized attention from an expert private guide
Depart from your Moscow hotel in a luxury minibus destined for the enchanting collection of villages known as the Golden Ring. During the drive, receive an insightful introduction to the Russian region from your guide; hear tales of power, wealth and opulence before arriving at your first stop, the historical town of Vladimir.
On a guided walking tour, delve into the town’s rich history as you visit impressive monuments like the Assumption Cathedral, home to treasures like Rublyov’s The Last Judgement frescoes. Stroll over to the equally enchanting Cathedral of St Dmitry to admire the incredible stone carvings on its exterior walls, and then enjoy some relaxed free time before returning to your coach.
On arrival in Suzal, revitalize with a traditional Russian lunch (own expense) and then amble around the ramparts of Suzdal’s Kremlin while learning about the town’s heritage. Visit several of the town’s world-class museums to enrich your knowledge of Suzal’s past and present; browse exhibits in the Museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasant Life before exploring the Museum of Crystal Glass.
After thorough exploration, return to your private vehicle and relax during the journey to your Moscow hotel, where the tour concludes.
Reviews by Viator travelers
OUTSTANDING TOUR GUIDE AND TOUR!
, Jul 2019
Igor is a gentleman, professional, well-informed on Russian history and architecture and tireless. He gave us 14 hours instead of 12. He took photos and even stopped again on the way back to revisit a shop we liked.His driver was excellent too! Igor gave charity to poor people we met and even bought fruit(which he shared with us) from an elderly woman on the way.Expensive but worth it.No traffic since we began at 7 am.
Very good tour. 4 hour drive from central Moscow to Vladimir. Traffic was very bad so make sure your car is comfortable. Both towns were good but little Suzdal has an "old Russian character". We had a good simple lunch at the convent in Suzdal.
This was by far the best tour we did during our 6 days in Moscow Our guide Sergey was both professional and extreme knowledgeable and made use feel as if we had known him for years. The tour was amazing and helped us to understand the Russian way of life. The restaurant he chose for lunch was authentic Russian style with the most wonderful food. Even though it was a long day we enjoyed every minute of the tour. We would highly recommend this tour .....
Yuri, our driver, was punctual, professional, courteous and a pleasure to ride with. He stopped when we needed and he picked clean and up to date facilities. The vehicle was clean and comfortable.
The two tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. They both made our experience discovering these Golden Ring cities enjoyable.
We were not advised about the ongoing known road construction on the way to Vladimir that added one hour to the trip from Moscow. This resulted in our tour in Vladimir being limited to one hour. The tour did not include strolling around the town or seeing any monuments other than the Golden Gate.
In Suzdal we did not see the museum of crystal glass or learn about glass blowing, We only saw the exterior of one church in the open air museum of wooden architecture and peasant life. WE didn't see any Windmills, Barns, Houses, etc.
The city tours were too short, based on what was stated should be included in both tours.
Suzdal and Vladimir are a long drive from Moscow but the scenic route made us forget about the distance! The towns important from religious and political perspective are blessed with natural beauty and a charm which is heightened by the strikingly colourful onion domes - the highlight of the Byzantine architecture. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She made sure we had an eventful day.