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Reasons to travel to Suzdal

Suzdal is located on the left bank of the Kamenka River 26 km north of Vladimir. It is often called a city-museum of the Golden Ring, as it has preserved its original appearance and boasts an abundance of historical monuments, ancient Russian art and architecture.

Suzdal is a true highlight of the Golden Ring. It is one of Russia's oldest cities and dates back to 1024. Prince Yury Dolgoruki made it his regional capital in the 12th century, and it became a fortress whose Kremlin protected the Russian border. Today, Suzdal Kremlin forms the historic heart of the city and encompasses its oldest buildings.

When the Muscovite tsars came to power in the 16th century, Suzdal traded its political status to become the religious center. Its religious architectural heritage is extraordinary, with more than thirty churches and five monasteries each uniquely constructed and decorated.

One of the most impressive religious buildings is the Intercession Convent, the renown place where many noble women were sent into exile, including Ivan the Terrible's mother and the first wife of Peter the Great.

Another beautiful place in Suzdal is the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin. Although the Cathedral's main walls date to the 16th century, the carved white stones at the base originated in the days before the Mongol-Tatar invasion of the 12th century.

The cathedral's five blue domes are dotted with glittering golden stars while its doors hold beautiful scenes from the New Testament. Inside wait breathtaking 13th century frescos.

Another place not to miss is the Suzdal Museum of Wooden Art where the best wooden crafts from all over Russia are displayed.

Suzdal is a small town by itself, but every inch of it is unique and vibrant. The abundance of wooden architecture creates an entrancing atmosphere of rural calmness and serenity, while Suzdal's host of old domed churches, bell-towers, and monasteries testifies to its status as a spiritual center.

Best Things to Do in Suzdal

  • Get inspired by a fine example of old Russian Architecture, Suzdal Kremlin
  • Admire the beauty of Suzdal monasteries
  • Dive in Russian history in Museum of Wooden Architecture

The city's charm is so great that it was left untouched by the Soviet industrialization which destroyed so much of Russia's heritage. It is no wonder artists come by the score to sit in its quiet lanes and absorb inspiration.

Golden Ring

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SuzdalYaroslavl

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Travel 700 years back to the ancient towns of the Golden Ring surrounding Moscow. This is the best place to enjoy old Russian architecture and tradition

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4 days2 cities
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SuzdalYaroslavl

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Travel back in time to Russia's ancient towns of the Golden Ring to see authentic traditional architecture and legacy.

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Two Capitals, Golden Ring

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Nearest Date: Jun 05, 2019
11 days3 cities
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INCLUDED VISAS Treat yourself to an all-embracing experience of Russia's two capitals and the ancient Golden Ring treasures. Guided tours with local pros, airport transfers, and central hotels are part of the package.

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Nearest Date: Jun 05, 2019
11 days3 cities
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COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Combine your premium experience of Moscow & St. Petersburg with a visit to the heart of ancient Russia, the Golden Ring. Guaranteed departures and groups of 14 max.

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11 days3 cities
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MoscowSuzdalSaint Petersburg

Get a touch of multisided Russia from its ancient Golden Ring towns to the Imperial wonders of St. Petersburg, and, of course, the bustling capital, Moscow. This 4+ star itinerary offers Russian visas, central hotels, and impeccable sightseeing tours.

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$3,600
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11 days3 cities
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Get the ultimate 5-star Russia experience as you explore both of the capitals and the UNESCO heritage of the Golden Ring Towns. Stays at 5-star central properties, executive class airport transfers, Russian visa processing, and all the must-sees in one fully customizable program.

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13 days5 cities
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MoscowSuzdalYaroslavlKazanSaint Petersburg

COMPLIMENTARY VISAS Set off on an outstanding 13-day tour dedicated to Russia's top UNESCO World Heritage Sites from Moscow to Kazan to Saint Petersburg.

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16 days4 cities
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Craving for an in-depth exploration of Russia? This private Russian itinerary is what you've been looking for: included Russian visas, best hotels, top guided tours of the Golden Ring, Karelia region, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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