Vladimir region: from chocolate to cheese – Road.Travel

Vladimir region: from chocolate to cheese

Road Trip Route. Sweet Museum and Chocolate Monument, Pokrovsky Gingerbread Factory, Agro-cultural tourist complex - farm "Bogdarnya", Cheese and delicatessen production, horse-racing complex, master classes and outdoor activities, Vladimir: Golden Gate, Assumption Cathedral, The most picturesque restaurants of Vladimir.

I suggest you plunge into the atmosphere of gastronomy "in Russian" in three days. You will get acquainted with the history of chocolate, learn the recipe of the most delicious gingerbread. Yes, they're not baked in Tula at all! You'll also visit John Kopisky's real farm, where you'll see how unique cheese and homemade delicacies are made and appreciate the scale of the entire local crop. To finish tour I offer visiting popular historical places and colourful restaurants of city Vladimir. In such trip it is possible to go at any time of year, both with the company of friends, and with children.

Gastronomy, Families with Kids, Animals and Farms. From: Moscow

Maria Mamedli. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Chocolate and gingerbread

Our tour will begin with a visit to the chocolate museum and factory "Pokrovsky Gingerbread".

Chocolate Museum (Музей Шоколада)

It is worth starting our tour and warming up your appetite by visiting the Chocolate Museum in the city of Pokrov. You will learn everything about the history of popular sweets, from their origins to the present day. The exposition is interactive and will be interesting for both adults and children. The museum welcomes visitors from Wednesday to Sunday.

Памятник Шоколаду

Did you know that there's a chocolate monument? Let's conclude our acquaintance with history - a few steps away from the museum there is a monument in the form of a chocolate bar. It is located in a pleasant, small square, where you can rest after the tour.

Покровский пряник

Then we go to the gingerbread factory. There we will be introduced to the unique production of gingerbread. You will get to the heart of gingerbread masterpieces creation: secret recipes and ancient interiors are waiting for you. You can conclude your acquaintance with a tasting of your favorite delicacy over a cup of fragrant tea. Also I highly recommend to visit a master class on gingerbread painting: you can create your own unique gingerbread masterpiece. Children and adults will be delighted!

Bogdarnya Agro Complex

After that we go to the main location of the tour: the agro-cultural tourist complex "Bogdarnya". We will come already in the evening, so I recommend to have dinner on the farm, in the restaurant "Kolkhozny Club", where dishes from locally cooked products are served. You will immediately feel the whole flavor of this place. To learn more about the activities that can be done on the farm and sign up for excursions I advise on [official website](http://bogdarnya.ru/#8thpage).

Day 2: Agrofarm: cheese-making and meat delicacies

On this day, we will be active participants in the preparation of cheese and meat delicacies. And we will finish it in colourful Russian restaurant of city Vladimir.

Bogdarnya Agro Complex

To start a new day is worth a busy breakfast in the restaurant complex. Then, together with the specialists of the farm we will go on a tour: we will be told about the national heritage of Russia - "Vladimir Heavy Lorry", about the annual tournament for the crew ride "Vladimir Trakt". We'll take a ride in the Russian three. Then you should have a rest at the farm brunch in the "Kolkhoz Club" of the complex: tea with herbs, ricotta cheesecakes with sour cream, porridge, refreshing creamy morning aperitif according to the recipe of the owners. After - excursion to John Kopisky's cheese factory: we will be told about cheese production and you can also try the most famous varieties. Next will be the continuation of brunch on the grill veranda and a master class "Meat" with tasting of branded steaks. Having completed all our activities, we leave for the city Vladimir.

Памятник "Владимирская вишня"

Leaving the unique farm, we will go to the historic center of Vladimir. The first thing we will visit is a cherry monument. Vladimir has been known as a "cherry town" since ancient times, which is why this monument was established. The monument is located near the Patriarchal Garden, where you can also walk and relax.

Георгиевская улица

Then you should take a walk to the pedestrian zone, located in "Old Vladimir". The pedestrian street has been beautifully restored and is full of various tourist attractions. One of the bronze sculptures is very popular: the monument to the filer (an agent of the criminal investigation police), because of the billboard watching the actions of a young shalopai. If you get here on a hot day, you can pamper yourself and your friends from an old handmade fire hose that is held by a bronze fireman. In the warm season, looking in one of the courtyards you can also find "Shalopaevka" - a place where local antique dealers gather: this was the name of an ancient city flea market, which was located at the end of the street.

Круча / Krucha

Since the day was busy, we suggest going to one of the best restaurants in town for dinner. Restaurant "Krucha" is famous for its exquisite Russian cuisine and incredible author's presentation. The price in the city is above average, but it is worth it!

Day 3: A little history and a "fish" in the end.

We will learn a little about the history of the beautiful city of Vladimir, also visit one of the best restaurants in the city. And on the way home we'll visit a shop with the freshest fish and fish delicacies.

Золотые ворота

The final day of our tour I suggest to begin with acquaintance with the main and the brightest historical monuments of the city of Vladimir. "Vladimir's Golden Gate is one of the city's business cards and the pearl of the Russian Golden Ring. In the upper part of the building there is a military-historical exposition, if you want you can also visit it.

Соборная площадь

The Cathedral Square is literally a short drive away. It was named because of two cathedrals nearby: Dmitrievsky and Svyato-Uspensky. The second one is very popular and well-known - I recommend it for visiting. Nearby are many interesting objects: the cathedrals, Park named after Pushkin, a monument in honor of the 850th anniversary of Vladimir, the former provincial Presence Places ("Chambers"), the building of the City Duma, House of Officers and the building of the men's gymnasium. It is a wonderful place to walk and get acquainted with the historical part of the city.

Обломов / Oblomov

I advise you to finish your acquaintance in the city with a pleasant lunch in a colorful restaurant of Russian cuisine. Especially I advise you to try desserts - they are just above all praise! In the afternoon our tour will be over - we are heading towards Moscow.

Gazpromneft filling station #267

Ahead of the Gazpromneft filling station. A good reason to make a stop: refuel with quality fuel, drink coffee and just warm up.

Бисерово Рыбхоз

Since our tour is of gastronomic nature, on the way home, I highly recommend to visit a fish shop at the Beader fish factory. There you can find both fresh and cold smoked fish - everything is very fresh and delicious! You will not regret it.