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Vladimir

Federal District: Central
Founded: 990
Population: 354 827 (2016 Census)
Area: 124,59 km2
Federal City Day: 1st Sunday of September

Vladimir is the first town of the Golden Ring, 179 kilometres to the east of Moscow. There is a big debate as to when the city was founded, 990 or 1108, however the outcome for the city was the same; in the 12th century it became highly prosperous and was even the capital of Russia for some time. Today, Vladimir is a major administrative, industrial and cultural centre with a population of about 370,000 residents. Although the city has been fairly developed, the medieval Vladimir is what draws in all the tourists throughout the year.

Please see the tab below with the information on the main sites to visit. As well as these sites, there are other churches, museums and theatres to see. There are 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vladimir, which is an impressive feat; the Golden Gates, the Assumption Cathedral and St. Demetrius Cathedral.

Vladimir is on the rail line to Nizhny Novgorod and is also the first stop on the Trans-Siberian railway out of Moscow. There are also extremely regular bus services from both Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod every day.

Places of Interest

Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral

A unique monument of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir. The cathedral was built in the middle of the XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky as the main church of the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality. World-famous frescoes by Andrei Rublev are preserved there.

Bogolyubovo

Bogolyubovo

The residence of Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky built between 1158 and 1165 at the mouth of the Nerl River. Andrei spent 17 years of his reign here until his murder in 1174. Russian Orthodox Christians believe that Bogolyubovo was founded on the spot where Andrei Bogolyubsky saw a vision of the Virgin Mary who appeared to him in a dream-like vision holding a scroll in Her right hand, and commanded him to build a church and monastery on the place of the vision. On this spot the Church of the Intercession of Neri was constructed. Today the church is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cathedral of St. Dmitry

Cathedral of St. Dmitry

Built in the beginning of the XII century by Prince Vsevolod as his palace church. The cathedral´s interior still features frescoes of the XII century.

Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniature Paintings and Embroidery

Museum of Crystal, Lacquer Miniature Paintings and Embroidery

The museum possesses an amazing collection of traditional Russian handicrafts and folk art, lacquer miniature papier-mâché boxes, embroidery, rock crystal and glass pieces.

Vladimir Golden Gates

Vladimir Golden Gates

Considered to be the door to Vladimir built in the early XII century by Prince Andrei Bogolubsky. In ancient times they served as the main military tower of the fortress.

Tours in Vladimir

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, Vladimir, 1 day

1 day

This Golden Ring tour covers two ancient Russian towns. Vladimir dates back to the XI century and is one of the oldest and most important towns along the ring. Sergiev Posad dates back to the XIV century and is sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Sergiev Posad - Vladimir - 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
$228 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

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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