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Yaroslavl

Federal District: Cenral
Founded: 1010
Population: 606 703 (2016 Census)
Area: 205,80 km2
Federal City Day: Last Saturday of May

Stretching for 18 miles on both banks of the Volga, Yaroslavl is an important Volga port and one of the towns in the Golden Ring. It was founded in the 1010 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Yaroslavl was destroyed by the Tatars in the 13th and 14th centuries but then was restored and rebuilt. By the 17th century it had become Russia’s second largest city after Moscow and an important cultural and political centre.

Today, Yaroslavl retains many noteworthy monuments of its colourful past. Of special interest is the magnificent 13th century Spassky (Saviour) Monastery ensemble, a group of majestic 17th century cathedrals, an elegant rotunda and remnants of an ancient trading centre. The churches of St. Nicholas and Elijah the Prophet have some of the Golden Ring’s most impressive frescoes. The historical centre of Yaroslavl is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yaroslavl is well connected with Moscow with trains and buses running regularly daily, with journey times taking approximately 4 hours by train, and 5 hours on the bus. The city is often visited as part of a tour of the Golden Ring.

Places of Interest

Church of Elijah the Prophet

Church of Elijah the Prophet

The church was built 1647-1650 by brothers Anikey and Nifantey Skripin who were merchants trading in in Siberian furs. Brick on the outside, the church has very ornate and unusual interior. The real gem are frescoed murals that were painted by a team of 15 people headed by Guriy Nikitin and Sila Savin and that depict not only the life of Elijah the Prophet but also show domestic life in 17th century Russia with scenes from everyday life showing birds, animals, weddings, hunting and everyday work.

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour

Founded in the 12th century, the Transfiguration Monastery became one of Russia’s richest and best-fortified monasteries by the 16th century. The oldest surviving structures built in 1516, are the Holy Gate and the Transfiguration Cathedral.

Tours in Yaroslavl

Golden Ring: Vladimir, Bogolyubovo, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Sergiev Posad 4 days 3 nights

4 days and 3 nights

Visitors will enjoy this tour to 6 ancient Russian towns along the Golden Ring. This tour takes you through Suzdal known as the Russian Mecca, majestic Kostroma, beautiful Yaroslavl and Vladimir. One of our most popular tours, you will truly feel the heart and soul of Russia.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolyubovo - Suzdal (1 night) - Kostroma (1 night) - Yaroslavl (1 night) - Rostov - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$824 From/Per person

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Golden Ring: Vladimir, Bogolubovo, Suzdal, Kostroma, Yaroslavl, Rostov, Pereslavl Zalessky, Sergiev Posad, 5 days 4 nights

5 days and 4 nights

This is our most complete tour across the entire Golden Ring. You will visit magnificent Vladimir, serene Bogolubovo, picturesque Suzdal, majestic Kostroma, beautiful Yaroslavl, ancient Rostov Velikiy, and Sergiev Posad sometimes called the Russian Vatican.

  • Schedule

    Tour can be started on any day
  • Route

    Moscow - Vladimir - Bogolubovo - Suzdal (2 nights) - Kostroma - Yaroslavl (2 nights) - Rostov - Pereslavl Zalessky - Sergiev Posad - Moscow
  • Languages

  • Accommodation

    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR

    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$985 From/Per person

Details

Moscow - St. Petersburg (12 Days and 11 Nights)

12 days and 11 nights

This is our most popular cruise that covers all the significant towns on Moscow to St. Petersburg route. Besides the Two Capitals, you will visit the ancient towns of Uglich, Yaroslavl, and Goritsy, the island of Kizhi, and Mandrogui village.

  • Route

    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    3-star cruise ships: MS Zosima Shashkov
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1180 From/Per person

Details

St. Petersburg - Moscow (11 Days and 10 Nights)

11 days and 10 nights

This is our most popular St. Petersburg to Moscow cruise, which covers all the important places: Mandrogui - a colorful village famous for local handicrafts, amazing Kizhi Island, as well as the ancient towns of Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route

    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    3-star cruise ships: MS Zosima Shashkov
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1070 From/Per person

Details

St. Petersburg - Moscow (11 Days and 10 Nights)

11 days and 10 nights

This is a classic St. Petersburg - Moscow cruises that takes you to the Two Capitals as well a number of charming ancient towns on the way: Mandrogui village, Kizhi island, Goritsy, Yaroslavl, and Uglich.

  • Route

    St. Petersburg - Mandrogui - Kizhi - Goritsy - Yaroslavl - Uglich - Moscow
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    4-star cruise ships: MS Tolstoy, MS Chernyshevsky, MS Fedin
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1460 From/Per person

Details

Moscow - St. Petersburg (12 Days and 11 Nights)

12 days and 11 nights

With this 12-day cruise, you will visit Russia's largest cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg - and several charming small towns and villages, all rich in Russian culture and history: Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritsy, Kizhi, and Mandrogui

  • Route

    Moscow - Uglich - Yaroslavl - Goritsy - Kizhi - Mandrogui - St. Petersburg
  • Languages

    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Cruise Ship

    4-star cruise ships: MS Tolstoy, MS Chernyshevsky, MS Fedin
  • Group Tour

    This is a group tour. There will be other people in your group.
$1550 From/Per person

Details

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