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2 Days/1 Night: Suzdal, Vladimir, Bogdarnya

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This tour unites the possibility to see old towns of the Golden Ring as well as to experience the life in the Russian  farm. During the tour you will discover not only architectural wonders but also the tranquility and beauty of Russian nature. The tour includes the most famous towns of the Golden Ring, century-old Vladimir, once the capital of all Rus, picturesque Suzdal, as well as the village Krutovo, where the Kopiskis farm and agritourism complex is located.

Tour itinerary:
At 7.30 am your Moscow tour guide greets you at the hotel to start driving to Vladimir. It will take you about 3-4 hours to get there. We will have a quick stop on the way to have tea with pirozhki (pies).  Once in Vladimir you will dicover the central part of the city including the Assumption cathedral (famous for Andrey Rublev frescoes), St Demetrius cathedral, Golden gates and learn the old history of Vladimir, once the capital of Russia.
Driving to Suzdal ( about 40 min)
Lunch at the local restaurant (included for the party of 6 and more people, for the party of up to 6 might be included upon your request)
 Afternoon tour of Suzdal featuring  a lot of fine examples of old  Russian architecture.  Walking through the town, where you might get the feeling that every third building is a church. No wonder why you will visit the St Euthimius monastery (or Intercession Convent) and Suzdal Kremlin  and the Museum of Wooden Architecture.  Although having over ten thousand residents,  chicken and livestock is a common sight on the streets, some of which remain unpaved.

Driving to Krutovo village and staying overnight at Bogdarnya farm. ( about 2 hours)

Dinner at Bogdarnya ( not included)
In the evening you might also experience one of the oldest Russian tradition -  Banya (sort of sauna, steam bath).  It might be arranged upon your request.

Day 2
This whole day you will spend in Bogdarnya welcomed by hospitable family of  John and Nina Kopiski. Besides rural views with the winding Klyazma river and vast meadows you might enjoy numerous countryside activities like horse-riding, cycling, fishing, canoeing or rafting, mushroom hunting, painting  or archery classes,cheese or meat master classes to name a few.
We included some of them, others might be added on spot or upon your request.

Guided tour of Bogdarnya including stables and farm animals
Single horse-drawn carriage ride to the forest (1 hour)
Or Horse riding lesson (1, 5hour)
Set lunch (Traditional meal includes soup, salad, a hot meal, berry beverage and tea) alternatively you might have chef's lunch  with wider choice of meals
Cheese master class including tasting all the cheeses, with red wine ( about 45 min)
Free time to enjoy scenery or to buy some local produce
3-4 pm Driving back to Moscow (2-3 hours)

It will take about 2-3 hours to get back to Moscow.

This 2- day tour might be a perfect retreat from you Moscow tour programm.




 

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