Grand city tour in Sergiev Posad and Vladimir towns
Sergiev Posad is the most beautiful town of the Golden Ring. It is the birthplace of matryoshka. We will explore Trinity Monastery of St.Sergius, which is prominent center of the Orthodox religion and the main place of pilgrims. The monastery belongs to the UNECCO list of World heritage. It includes cathedral square, spiritual academy, theological college and icon painting school. We will visit Trinity cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Moscow Region. In addition, there are some works, that belong to Andrey Rublov, Russian popular icon master. We will give you free time for shopping and exploring monastery area.
After Lunch we will move to Vladimir town. We will explore the main sightseeing attractions of the city tour. Our first stop will be the Assumption Cathedral, the greatest monument of the XII century. It was the main church in the Vladimir-Suzdal principality. Then we will proceed to the Golden Gates, which was built by Andrey Bogolubsky. It was considered to be a significant military tower of the fortress in the ancient time. At the end of the tour we will drop you off to your hotel in Suzdal.
Excursion program in Suzdal
We will start our city tour early in the morning. Suzdal is a peaceful place, often called the Russian Mecca. It dates back to 1024. Suzdal is a small town with lot of wooden houses and beautiful ancient churches. We will visit the heart of Suzdal - Kremlin. It is the oldest part of the town that belongs to the X century. It is true medieval residency of the princes. Then we will proceed to the Market Square, the place where some of the famous Russian movies were shot. After lunch we will explore the The Convent of the Deposition of the Virgin’s Robe . It is one of the most outstanding convents in Suzdal. By the way, it is the highest sightseeing place in Suzdal. Then we will see The convent of the Intercession and Yuri the I Dolgorukiy Residence in the Village Kideksha, which is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. At the end of the tour we will give you free time for early dinner and then we go back to Moscow.
Explore the best highlights of the Golden Ring.