At a glance
Rostov Velikiy is known as Rostov-Veliky (Rostov the Great) to distinguish it from the larger Rostov-on-Don. It is among the oldest of cities in Russia, having first been mentioned in chronicles in 862. Its most impressive sight is the white-stone kremlin which stands on Lake Nero and is now a museum-reserve. The city also has three monasteries and museums dedicated to the art of painting on enamel for which the city is famed.
We will start at 8.30 a.m. The guide will pick you up from the hotel to accompany you to the railway station by Metro. Then you will take a train (about 9.30 a.m.) that goes straight to Rostov. After 2 hours of riding, you will arrive to Rostov the Great.
In Rostov, you will have a lunch in a local cafe with a very tasty food. During the lunch, the guide will tell you about the Russian cuisine. After, you will have a walk along The Citadel with visiting its cathedrals to observe beautiful interior. The guide will not be telling you millions of facts. Instead, he / she will tell you the main features of Russian history and its impact on the modern Russia. In addition to the medieval heritage, the guide will show you the common life of typical Russian town and tell you a lot about the ordinary life of people here.
After the long walk, you will have a hour-long boat excursions on the lake Nero to see the impressive panoramic view on the Rostov Citadel.
You will come back late in the evening. The guide will drop you off at the hotel or any other place in Moscow.
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Round-trip shared transfer
Food and drinks, unless specified