In addition to Vladimir, the nearby communities of Bogolyubovo and Suzdal belong to what's called the "Golden Ring" (Zolotoye Koltso). This "golden circle" of ancient Russian towns dates back to the 12th through the 17th centuries. These communities are known for their historic, architectural, and religious significance, and are sometimes referred to as "museums under the sky."
The traditional route (counter clockwise) starts from Moscow, goes through Vladimir, Bogolyubovo, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov Velikiy, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy and Sergiev Posad. All of the cities and towns are located relatively close to each other. Many people tour the Golden Ring by bus, car, or even bicycle.
Information on bus tours of the Golden Ring.