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1 Day: Yaroslavl and Rostov by train

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We invite you to escape from busy Moscow and discover two unique medieval Russian towns. Rostov and Yaroslavl are not very tourisity however might appear a true highlight of the Golden Ring tour.

Tour highlights:

Rostov: Kremlin of Rostov, a walk along Nero lake, Rostov enamel exhibition
Yaroslavl: walking tour of the Yaroslavl  center, Transfiguration Monastery in Yaroslavl, Church of Elijah the Prophet (in summer), the Volga river embankment

Rostov Kremlin
Rostov Kremlin

Tour itinerary

6.30 am Meeting with a driver who will take you to the train station 
7.35 am Train to Rostov the Great
10.08 am Meeting with a guide and the driver at the train station
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Rostov Kremlin tour, stunning panoramic views from the top of the bell tower, the exhibition  of Finift (painted enamel)
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch break
Driving to Yaroslavl
3 pm – 6 pm During your walking tour of Yaroslavl you will visit Transfiguration monastery, the oldest monastery in Yaroslavl. If you would like to capture  some great views, you might climb the bell tower (optional at the extra cost). You will continue by walking along the embankment to see the stunning views of the Volga river. You will have a stop at the Church of Elijah the Prophet,  masterpiece of Yaroslavl architects which can be visited only during the summer time.

Options to add

In Yaroslavl you might climb on top of the bell tower of the Transfiguration monastery, which gives an impressive view of the city center, however it might appear rather tiring to climb the stairs.

Images from Yaroslavl
Images from Yaroslavl


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