Escorted Rail Tours to Vladimir
Capital of Russia for two centuries
Located approximately 115 miles (186 kilometres) northeast of Moscow, the city of Vladimir is one of Russia's oldest communities. Historians disagree on exactly when it was founded - with estimates ranging from 990 to 1108 - but what is certain is that Vladimir was the capital of ancient Russia for almost two centuries from 1157. The city is home to an array of award-winning museums, art galleries and theatres; a number of world-class performing groups, artists, and artisans, and several first-rate institutions of higher learning.