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Suzdal

Federal District: Central
Founded: 999
Population: 9 865 (2016 Census)
Area: 15 km2
Federal City Day: each year the date is different

Suzdal is often called the “jewel” of the Golden Ring cities and if you are going to visit some of the cities then Suzdal should definitely be on your list. The town dates back to 1024. In its early history it was the capital of several principalities and later on became an important religious centre. The town is full of churches and at one point in its history had 40 churches for approximately 400 families. Nowadays there are hundreds of architectural sites to visit including more than 35 churches, 5 monasteries and several museums. The town only has a population of around 10,000 and managed to avoid the Soviet-town development, thus has retained its country village feel with many of the roads remaining unpaved and livestock roaming the streets. The atmosphere is extremely pleasant due to its rustic, country feel combined with its medieval monuments.

In short, Suzdal is an extremely special place and we are certain that you will enjoy your time there. Please see the sites of interest tab below for more information on all of the most important places to head to when in Suzdal.

Places of Interest

Archbishops Chambers

Archbishops Chambers

A large architectural masterpiece that took several centuries to be built. It houses a unique collection of historical and archaeological objects, including the Cross-Vaulted Chamber.

Cathedral of the Nativity

Cathedral of the Nativity

Located on the Kremlin's territory, dating back to the beginning of the XIII century, the largest relic of which is the Golden Gates.

Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture

Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture

This museum recreates the life and traditions of the people of Suzdal in the XVIII–XIX century. The ensemble includes churches, log houses and other structures.

Spaso-Yevfimievsky Monastery of Our Savior

Spaso-Yevfimievsky Monastery of Our Savior

The monastery was founded in 1352 as a fortress. Original wooden structure of the monastery didn't survive and its current appearance dates back to 16-17th centuries. The main cathedral of the monastery - Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral - boasts original 16th century frescoes that were uncovered during restoration. In 1766, a prison was established here which functioned till the mid 20th century and saw many famous prisoners - from Decembrists to Wehrmacht officers. In 1968, the monastery became a museum and is now guarded by UNESCO.

Suzdal Kremlin

Suzdal Kremlin

The heart of Suzdal. Specialists believe the Kremlin dates back to the X century and first appeared in the chronicles in 1024.

Tours in Suzdal

Golden Ring: Vladimir, Bogolubovo, Suzdal, 2 days 1 night (hotel in Vladimir)

2 days and 1 night

Although this tour covers only a small section of the Golden Ring, it is probably the most beautiful part. You will visit Suzdal with its beautiful old churches, Vladimir with its famous Golden Gate and the small village of Bogolyubovo.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir (overnight) - Bogolyubovo - Suzdal - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$378 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Vladimir, Bogolyubovo, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Sergiev Posad 4 days 3 nights

4 days and 3 nights

Visitors will enjoy this tour to 6 ancient Russian towns along the Golden Ring. This tour takes you through Suzdal known as the Russian Mecca, majestic Kostroma, beautiful Yaroslavl and Vladimir. One of our most popular tours, you will truly feel the heart and soul of Russia.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolyubovo - Suzdal (1 night) - Kostroma (1 night) - Yaroslavl (1 night) - Rostov - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$824 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Vladimir, Bogolubovo, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Pereslavl Zalessky, Sergiev Posad, 5 days 4 nights

5 days and 4 nights

This is our most complete tour across the entire Golden Ring. You will visit magnificent Vladimir, serene Bogolubovo, picturesque Suzdal, majestic Kostroma, beautiful Yaroslavl, ancient Rostov Velikiy, and Sergiev Posad sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolubovo - Suzdal (2 nights) - Kostroma - Yaroslavl (2 nights) - Rostov - Pereslavl Zalessky - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$985 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Vladimir, Suzdal, 1 day

1 day

This tour includes two very important towns on the Golden Ring. Vladimir dates back to the XI century and it is one of the oldest towns along the ring. Suzdal is full of old churches, wooden houses and the sounds of bird song and the ringing of church bells.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    This is a one-day tour, accommodation is not included.
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$252 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal, 2 days 1 night (hotel in Vladimir)

2 days and 1 night

This Golden Ring tour covers three ancient Russian towns: You will learn about Russia�s tumultuous history in Vladimir, listen to the church bells ringing in beautiful Suzdal and admire the grandeur of Sergiev Posad, sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Vladimir - Suzdal - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$380 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Sergiev Posad, Suzdal, 1 day

1 day

This short tour takes you to Serviev Posad, the temporary residence of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, and Suzdal, a quiet, beautiful town with an ancient Kremlin and a museum of wooden architecture.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Mocsow - Sergiev Posad - Suzdal - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    This is a one-day tour, accommodation is not included.
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$250 From/Per person

Details

Golden Ring: Suzdal, Bogolyubovo, Vladimir, 2 days 1 night (hotel in Suzdal)

2 days and 1 night

This tour covers two ancient Russian towns and one ancient village along the route of the Golden Ring. You will visit Vladimir dating back to the XI century, Suzdal with its ancient churches, and the marvelous, tranquil village of Bogolyubovo.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Suzdal (overnight) - Bogolyubovo - Vladimir - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$384 From/Per person

Details

Two capitals and the Golden Ring: Moscow, Sergiev Posad, Vladimir, Suzdal, Saint Petersburg, 9 days, 8 nights

9 days and 8 nights

This tour covers the best sights of Moscow and St. Petersburg along with a trip to the Golden Ring - a group of medieval towns to the northeast of Moscow. Ancient Kremlins, onion-shaped domes and wooden architecture is just a small part of what awaits you on this amazing tour.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal - Sergiev Posad - Moscow - St. Petersburg
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars - 5 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$1557 From/Per person

Details

Group Tour Golden Ring Tour combined with Moscow and St. Petersburg (8 days 7 nights)

8 days and 7 nights

This tour is a perfect combination of the so-called 'Two Capitals' of Russia - Moscow and St. Petersburg, and the charming ancient towns of Suzdal and Vladimir. The tour is highlu recommended to those interested in Russia's history.

  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Suzdal - Saint-Petersburg
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Accommodation

    This tour includes accommodation at 4-star and 5-star hotels
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1424 From/Per person

Details

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