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Winter weekend trip to Rostov and Yarolslavl

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Rostov and Yaroslavl are beautiful medieval towns of Russia; both are a part of Russia's Golden Ring of ancient cities.

Rostov the Great
Rostov the Great

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the elegant city of Yaroslavl nicknamed the Florence of the North
  • Explore its charming historical center, which is the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit a museum of musical curiosities and wonders
  • Enjoy the picturesque view of the frozen Volga River
  •  Walk around the stunning Kremlin of Rostov, which is one of the most beautiful Kremlins in Russia
  • Meet a passionate local teacher from the Yaroslavl region who has collected a unique museum of Russian dolls

Yaroslavl. The embankment of Volga river
Yaroslavl. The embankment of Volga river

Tour  Itinerary

Day 1. Rostov discovery

10 am Meeting with a guide and the driver at the train station
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Rostov Kremlin tour, which covers the visit of a couple of churches.
During the tour, you'll learn about the traditional Russian jewelry known as Finift. It is an ancient art of painting on enamel. We'll visit the museum of Finift, discover its collection of miniatures on enamel, and learn about this fascinating technique.

Rostov Kremlin
Rostov Kremlin
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch break
Driving to Yaroslavl
In Yaroslavl, we'll stop to see a picturesque Church of John the Baptist, which is on 1000 banknote (outside)
3 pm - 3.30 pm Short orientation tour of Yaroslavl center
Free Time
Overnight in the hotel

St. John the Baptist Church in Yaroslavl
St. John the Baptist Church in Yaroslavl

Day 2. The highlights of Yaroslavl

10 am Meeting with a guide
 During our walking tour, you'll see beautifully decorated churches, including the Church of Elijah the Prophet (outside), explore the charming historic center of Yaroslavl, and walk along the Volga River embankment to enjoy picturesque views.
One of the tour highlights is the "Music and Time" museum. This curious museum contains a private collection of old bells, clocks, irons, and other exciting objects.

Music and time museum
Music and time museum
2 pm - 3 pm Lunch break
3 pm - 6 pm A visit to a local village and discover a unique Russian dolls museum. You'll see its rare collection of dolls, learn about life in a village, get involved in a doll-making master class, and have a Russian tea accompanied by pirozhki (Russian pastries).
6 pm - 7 pm Time to have dinner

Russian dolls museum
Russian dolls museum

Options to add

  • Enamel painting master class (for groups only) in Rostov
  • Families with kids may combine the tour with a visit to Zabava park near Yaroslavl. It is a cool place for the whole family where you can ride a sleigh down steep hills, ski, skate, arrange extreme off-road races, and take part in many more exciting winter activities.

Zabava park near Yaroslavl
Zabava park near Yaroslavl

Tour cost:
12700 rub per person in a party of 4
23100 rub per person in a party of 2

guide services, transportation in Rostov and Yaroslavl, museum entry fees

Not included:
accommodation, meals, train/car from Moscow to Rostov and back, optional activities

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