Starting in the Valday Hills in Northern Russia and ending in the Caspian Sea 3700km later, the Volga river is the longest river in Europe. Called ’Mother Volga’ by the Russians, it is thought of as the country’s blood of life, with over 40% of its inhabitants living near it. The river has been one of the major trading routes for transporting merchandise to Asia, Persia, India and Caucasus. Thus several cities and towns have been founded along its strategically important points. This is the case for Yaroslavl, which is located where Volga meets the River Kotorosl.
Volga River Cruises
A river cruise on the Volga allows you to see Russia from an angle seen by merchants and travellers for thousands of years. It is also an economical way to explore the country with meals, drinks and guided tours usually included in the price.
With a cruise on the river, you will not only be taken on a journey through the history of the city where it starts, but also to some of the other great places along Volga. The oldest city is however Yaroslavl, where you can visit the Historical Centre of the City
, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to this, the city is also well renowned for its many churches which with its onion-shaped domes have defined the Russian architecture. Making the most of your time with the river cruise, the guides will take you through some of Yaroslavl’s key sights with their river boat tours of the city.
Explore the City From the Park Inn by Radisson Yaroslavl
With a room at the Park Inn by Radisson Yaroslavl Hotel
you can easily explore the city’s history. Marvel at its amazing architecture, take a river cruise along the Volga or why not take a walk along the picturesque riverbanks, where birch trees hang over the water? For those who appreciate a good game of hockey, the Lokomotiv Yaroslavls
also have their home grounds here at the Arena 2000. Few other teams have put their mark on a city to such a degree. Not only because of the plane crash in 2011, but also because a lot of the team’s players are local boys who have played under the Lokomotiv name since the age of six.
No matter what you want to explore in the city, staying at this centrally located hotel places you in the heart of Yaroslavl, and all that the city has to offer.