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Private Day tour to Golden Ring - Yaroslavl (with Lastochka roundtrip train) (17 hours)

Yaroslavl's historical centre is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and several of its landmarks, such as St Elijah's Church and St John the Baptist's Church, are considered masterpieces of Russian architecture.

Yaroslavl is one of the oldest cities in Russia (it recently celebrated its 1000th anniversary) and a popular destination on the Golden Ring of Russia tourism route. Many important events in Russian history took place here and one of the masterpieces of mediaeval Russian literature - The Tale of Igor's Campaign - was discovered here.

In addition the city is located on the River Volga - the largest river in Europe - and its beautiful embankments make great places was walking, relaxing and taking in the views.

06:00 Transfer from your hotel to the railway station. A driver will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel or place where you stay. (OPTIONAL)
Please note that the check-in for Russian trains starts 30 minutes before departure. You must have your passport with you and present it at check-in.

07:35 Departure of the express train to Yaroslavl. (Duration: 3.5 h)

10:53 Arrival in Yaroslavl. A guide and driver will wait for your next to your carriage.

City tour around Yaroslavl - the highlights of this tour include:

  • Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery – this is the oldest structure and the main sight in the city, often mistaken for the Yaroslavl Kremlin which no longer stands. It was founded in the 12 century, then on the outskirts of the city. In the 16th century the state treasury was transferred here and in 1612 it became the headquarters of the volunteer army of Minin and Pozharsky. The main feature of the monastery is the Transfiguration Cathedral which in its past served as the final resting place for princes and rich inhabitants of Yaroslavl. It is closed from October to May to protect its wonderful frescoes. (CLOSED FROM 1ST OCTOBER TO 1ST MAY AND ON WEDNESDAYS)
  • Volga Embankment - this embankment runs along the longest river in Europe - the Volga. The river has been the life-line of the city since the very first kremlin was founded here establishing the city. When walking around these beautiful surroundings, you will be treated not only to great views of the river, but also of the historical churches situated around the embankment.
  • St Elijah the Prophet’s Church - this unique mid-17th century church is a masterpiece of ancient Russian architecture. The original version was founded during the reign of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The interior of the church was decorated in 1668 with frescos by the famous icon painters from Kostroma Guri Nikitin and Sila Savin and their team from Yaroslavl.

15:00 Free time in the city. Time for lunch (own expense)

18:45 Transfer to the Yaroslavl railway station.19:30 Express train back to Moscow. (Duration: 3.5 h)

22:50 Arrival in Moscow

Transfer from the railway station to your hotel. A driver will wait for you at the lobby of your hotel or place where you stay. (OPTIONAL)

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 17 hours
Departure time: 06:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance in Yaroslavl. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program in Yaroslavl (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Roundtrip train tickets for the Moscow-Yaroslavl high-speed train (2nd class return).
  • Private excursion with a local guide in Yaroslavl
  • Entrance tickets to museums as per the programme
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Transfers in Moscow to/from the railway station.
  • Food / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The tour is available the whole year round starting on any day, but please take into account that the museum’s working hours and days-off vary so we reserve the right to change the itinerary while trying to save the excursion programme.
  • Some religious sights such as active monasteries require a specific dress code in order to be allowed to visit - for women a scarf to cover your head and a skirt covering your knees (no trousers); for men no shorts and all headwear must be removed.

Sights included in program

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