The town is located 172 km to the East of Moscow, 2-hour drive from Moscow, on the banks of Klyazma River. Vladimir (Владимир) dates back to 990 year. In old days Vladimir played a major role in history being a part of the Grand Dutchy of Vladimir and main city of Rus. The town boasts a number of 12-century cathedrals.
Most of the historical sights are concentrated along the Moskovskaya street. Here is the map http://goo.gl/DKvenk
St. Demetrius Cathedral (12 c.) (Дмитриевский собор) (Summer M&Th 10-17, W,F,Sat,S 10-18 Winter M&Th 10-16, W,F,Sat,S 10-17, closed last W every month )
Brothers Stoletovs Museum(Музей братьев Столетовых) (T&S 10-16, M,W,F,Sat 10-17) (Stoletovykh St. 3)
Museum of Crystal (Музей хрусталя)(11-19 and 11-21 on Th, closed on T and last W every month) (Dvoryanskaya St. 2) Although there is no Kremlin in Vladimir one can easily assume that the walls of the Nativity Monastery (Рождественский монастырь XIII c.) are these of a Kremlin. Now the territory of the monastery is occupied by an administrative building, a planetarium and inhabited by 14 monks, all young and handsome, as I was told by the woman who sells monastery’s pastry.
How to get to Vladimir
The best way to get to Vladimir. You can choose between different trains: Sapsan (1 h 45 min), Lastochka (1 h 45 min) and regional trains (3 hrs). For the former 2 you can buy the ticket on RZHD site. For regional trains you can buy a ticket at the Kursky station (level 1). You can also consider long-distance trains but they are more expensive.
The departure is from the Central Bus Station in Moscow http://goo.gl/ADx1Bq
Take M7 motorway to drive to Vladimir. Beware of traffic jams which can turn your trip into a 5 hour-halt.
How to get around in Vladimir
Check out this site on public transport http://wikiroutes.info/en/vladimir