My company VPTHEBEST TOUR provides individual and group excursions In Moscow and Golden Ring. It could be done either by foot, by car or by bus. Contact me to order and organise the tour.
Suzdal, Vladimir, Bogolyubovo Tour
This is a fast-track version of the classic Golden Ring tour. The ancient towns of Suzdal, Vladimir and Bogolyubovo are clustered towards the north of Moscow. Each of these towns has a rich historical and cultural heritage, and offers endless attractions for the tourists.
Suzdal is the most celebrated and popular of these ancient towns. The town dates back to the 11th century and a large part of historical architecture are excellently well-preserved in Suzdal to this day. While in Suzdal, visit the scenic ramparts of Suzdal’s Kremlin and check out the blue-and-golden onion domes of the Nativity of the Virgin Cathedral. Other attractions in Suzdal include the 19th century Trading Arcades, the 16th century Monastery of the Deposition, the white Alexandrovsky Convent by the river and a wide range of other historical buildings.
Vladimir was the heartland of Russia before Moscow succeeded it. The town is home to some of the most extraordinary and beautiful buildings in Russia. Most notably, Vladimir is known for being the burial place of the Russian national hero. Check out the beautiful stone carvings of the 12th century Cathedral of St. Dmitry and don’t miss the famous and stunning Golden Gates.
Bogolyubovo is the third town covered in this tour. This beautiful and peaceful town is located very close to Vladimir. Dating back to the 12th century, this is one of the oldest Russian towns. The most notable attraction in Bogolyubovo is the stunning Church of the Intercession of the Nerl. This famous building features beautiful domes, intricate carvings on the exterior and a very scenic setting.
You can go with our classic Golden Ring tour. If not, this tour is the perfect way to cover the three most important towns on the Ring without setting aside many days. Within one day, you will cover centuries of Russian history, architecture and culture while catching a glimpse of the true Russian countryside.
Tour Duration: 14+ hours
Transportation options: Car, mini-van, mini-bus or bus (depending on the size of your group)
Basic Cost: 25000 Rub for 1-2 persons
For larger groups, of 3-4 persons or more, other transportation options and costs apply.
Basic Cost covers: Travel by car with a personal driver, and an English-speaking guide and translator with intimate knowledge of local history, cultural sites and tourist spots