Delta offers connecting service from all three Washington-area airports to Moscow. The commuter train to Vladimir from Moscow’s Kurskaya train station is about $8. From Vladimir, a city bus to Suzdal is about $2, a taxi about $30.
WHERE TO STAY
Market Square 2A
Recently renovated hotel is cheery and modern. Rooms from about $115.
Monastery of the Deposition of the Robe
A modern building with bare-bones rooms but just steps from the Cathedral of the Deposition of the Robe and other Suzdal landmarks. Single rooms from about $38 a night.
WHERE TO EAT
Archbishop’s Chambers, Suzdal Kremlin
One of the pricier restaurants in town, serving a variety of traditional Russian fare, including meat dumplings and locally made mead. Entrees about $20.
Kremlin House 10B
Small restaurant catering to tourists just off Market Square. Try the mushroom soup or honey-topped pancakes. Entrees about $10.
WHAT TO DO
Vladimir-Suzdal Museum Reserve
22 Lenin St.
Book a half-day tour of Suzdal with an English-speaking guide for about $100.
Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin
58 Stanislavskogo St.
The star-spangled blue domes topping this church belie the even richer splendors inside. About $3.
Savior Monastery of St. Euthymius
Hourly bell concerts and choir performances bring Suzdal’s largest monastery to life. About $9.
Convent of the Intercession
76 Pokrovskaja St.
Visit the peaceful countryside convent to which Peter the Great exiled his first wife. About $2.