Tours to Yaroslavl for foreigners
To see Russia in all its splendor, you must definitely travel outside the capital, for example, on a tour for foreigners to Yaroslavl. This is one of the oldest cities on the Volga, which is famous not only for its architecture and traditions, but also for true Russian hospitality.
Tours for foreigners to Yaroslavl is an opportunity to visit one of the cities of the Golden Ring, which, by the way, claims to be its capital. There are many sights in Yaroslavl, some of them are even under the protection of UNESCO. Our sightseeing trip will not only help you get to know the city, but will also give you the opportunity to hear amazing stories and legends.
One of the legends is connected with Yaroslavl itself. According to legend, when Yaroslav the Wise came for tribute to the inhabitants of the Bear Corner, they released the most terrible and fierce beast on him – a bear. Yaroslav overcame a powerful animal, which greatly frightened his enemies. Tribute was collected, and in memory of this battle, Yaroslavl was founded, on the coat of arms of which you can see a bear.
Excursion trip to Yaroslavl for foreigners
Yaroslavl is a city where it is impossible to see all the sights in one day. So the Yaroslavl museum-reserve alone includes a whole complex of churches, temples, museums that you want to study in detail. There is even an exposition dedicated to “The Tale of Igor’s Campaign” – the most important work of ancient Russian literature.
The Volga embankment, one of the favorite places for guests of Yaroslavl, is distinguished by its amazing beauty. It was built in the 19th century by order of Alexander I and immediately became an ornament of the city. A more modern embankment is the city park on Strelka. It was founded in 2010, and the main decoration of the park is the monument to Yaroslav the Wise. Anyone can visit the park and the embankment absolutely free of charge.
However, Yaroslavl is not only amazing nature and beautiful embankments, but also historical places. The city is the successor of Orthodox traditions, so there are many temples and churches built in past centuries. One of the oldest is the Transfiguration Cathedral, founded in the 16th century. A frequent visitor to the temple was Ivan the Terrible, who went down in history as one of the most controversial rulers.
Another ancient church is the temple of Elijah the Prophet. It was built in the 17th century, and, surprisingly, not at all by order of the king. The temple was built with the money of the townspeople and patrons, a great contribution to the construction was made by the merchants Skripnina. It is distinguished by rich decoration and elegant architecture. Perhaps only the Church of John the Baptist, which was also built at the expense of the townspeople, can compete with it. The temple is located within the city, where at one time only wealthy Yaroslavl residents could afford to live. Against the background of the usual white-stone churches, the temple looks especially colorful.
On the territory of the city there are several monasteries – Tolgsky, Kazansky and Kirillo-Afanasievsky. On a tour of Yaroslavl, you will have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the founding of these architectural monuments, hear legends about saints, and even, perhaps, visit one of them. On the territory of the monasteries there are refectories where you can treat yourself to lenten and ordinary dishes according to old recipes.
Yaroslavl is a city with an amazing history, which every guest of Russia should visit. Churches, temples, historical monuments, parks and embankments – all this can be seen in the main city of the Golden Ring. We invite you to a tour to Yaroslavl for foreign tourists, which will become a vivid memory of any trip.