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2 Days/1 Night: Sergiev Posad,Suzdal, Bogolyubovo, Vladimir

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This tour covers the most known towns of the Golden Ring. It gives a great opportunity to explore Russian history and old Russian architecture. It is a perfect way to escape from hustle and bustle of boisterous Moscow or St. Petersburg and to see a different facet of Russian life.
The prominent towns that lay in a circle to the northeast of Moscow became known as the Golden Ring From 11th to 15th century the towns of Vladimir and Suzdal became capitals of the northern principalities, and Sergiev Posad served as the center of Russian Orthodoxy.

Day 1

At 8 am our guide-chaperone picks you up from the hotel to leave for Sergiev Posad.
t will take you approximately 2 hours to get there where you visit the famous pilgrimage sight, the Holy-Trinity St. Sergius Monastery, quite often referred as Russian Vatican. The Trinity Monastery of St. Sergius was founded in the early 14th century by one of the most venerated saints of Russia St. Sergius. For centuries, Russian czars and common people set out on pilgrimage to the monastery. It remains one of the most sacred places in Russia today.
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).
Transfer to Suzdal to check in the hotel.

Free time to enjoy quite life of the town where there are no train stations or industries. Gazing at its blue river, wooden houses, picturesque meadows you may feel that time has stopped here.
Dinner at any restaurant of your choice (not included, but can be arranged upon your request).

Day 2

9 am Sightseeing tour of Suzdal which was once the capital of Rostov-Suzdal principality. This town is like a museum under the open sky, its medieval monuments can tell you its old story.  During the tour, you will visit the Museum of Wooden Architecture, St Euthimius monastery (or Intercession Convent), Suzdal Kremlin.
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).

Driving to Bogolyubovo famous for the ancient Pokrova-on-the-Nerl Church of the 12 century located on the Nerl river among picturesque meadows. It is a 15 minute walk the church and 15 minute walk back  but it is absolutely worth doing on a good day.
Driving to Vladimir to see the Assumption cathedral (famous for Andrey Rublev frescoes), exteriors of St Demetrius cathedral, Golden gates and learn the old history of Vladimir, once the capital of Russia.
At about 5 pm we set back to Moscow which takes about 4 hours.

The tour can start on each day besides Saturday due to the heavy traffic. Tours can be customized to your preferences. Additional sights and workshops might be included on your request.


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