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2 Days/1 Night: Vladimir,Suzdal, 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:

Day 1

At 7.30 am your Moscow tour guide greets you at the hotel to start driving to Bogdarnya. It will take you about 3 hours to get there.  Upon arrival you will be welcomed with tea and pirozhki.We will have a quick stop on the way to have tea with pirozhki (pies). 
This whole day you will spend in Bogdarnya. Besides rural views with the winding Klyazma river and vast meadows you might enjoy numerous countryside activities like horse-riding, fishing, mushroom and berries picking (in summer), cheese or meat master classes to name a few. We included some of them, others might be added upon your request.

Guided tour of Bogdarnya including stables and farm animals.
Single horse-drawn carriage ride/sleigh ride( in winter) to the forest (1 hour).
Set lunch  included (Traditional meal includes soup, salad, a hot meal, berry beverage and tea) accompanied with accordionist.  Learning and singing Russian folk songs.
Cheese master class including tasting all the cheeses.
Free time to enjoy scenery or to buy some local produce.
Dinner at Bogdarnya (not included).
In the evening you might also experience sauna which should be requestsed in advance.
Overnight in Bogdarnya's boutique hotel.
*There are all facilities in the rooms  except A/C.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel
Driving to  Vladimir
Once in Vladimir you will dicover the central part of the city including the Assumption cathedral (famous for Andrey Rublev frescoes), exteriors of St Demetrius cathedral and  Golden gates. You will learn the old history of Vladimir, once the capital of Russia.
Driving to Suzdal ( about 40 min)
Lunch in a local place (included for groups of 6 amd more people)
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), 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.
4 pm Driving back to Moscow (4-5 hours)

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

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