The ancient cities of Vladimir and Suzdal have played a central roll in Russian history. In Vladimir you can see the remains of ancient fortifications that were later to be overrun by the Tartars. Suzdal seems hardly to have changed in hundreds of years. You can visit a living monastery where Czars sent wives who had fallen into disfavor. Overnight can be in a hotel in Vladimir or Suzdal. If you have time in Russia for only one trip to the Golden Ring I would suggest an overnight to Vladimir and Suzdal. These two towns play a major role in Russian history. They are rich in the magnificent architecture of churches and monasteries and the surrounding countryside is no less than exquisite. A rare jewel in the Russian Golden Ring.
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THE GOLDEN RING
Russian Golden Ring tours. What is the Golden Ring?
What you can see in Moscow.
MOSCOW DAY TRIPS
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Some of the sights to see in Petersburg
LAKE BAIKAL TOURS
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