The tour to Vladimir and Suzdal. The Russian country-side tour.
8.00 Meeting with the driver at your address in Moscow. Driving to Vladimir (200 km). 11.30 Meeting with the English-speaking guide in the city of Vladimir - once the capital of Russia. The tour of Vladimir. The Golden Gate (1164) - the part of the medieval fort. The St Demetrius church (1197) - the best example of the Russian architecture of the XII century with 500 lime- stone reliefs. The Assumption of the Virgin cathedral(1158) - once the main church of Russia. Driving to Suzdal (35 km). 13.30 Lunch break. It may be the cheaper buffet place, or the very nice Russian cuisine loghut style restaurant. 14.30 The tour of Suzdal. The views of the medieval town with the churches, belltowers and the little traditional wooden houses with the beautiful window-frames. The Intercession of the Virgin (Pokrovskiy) Content - the former place of the exile of the ex-wives of the Moscow tsars. The Pokrovskiy active cathedral (interior). The main street with the loghuts, the walls of the monasteries (one of them was the KGB political jail, the part of GULAG. The Kremlin of Suzdal with the Cathedral of the Nativity (1222), the St Nicolas wooden church (1767). The Assumption church (1667)(interior). Free time at the Market square. 17.00 driving back to Moscow. 21.30 Arrival at the hotel.