Fantastic trip. Provided us an opportunity to see portions of the country we might not have seen otherwise and to meet some interesting people. We appreciated especially the ability of the staff to communicate effectively with non-Russian speaking guests.
Founded in 1010, today Yaroslavl is an important industrial center, yet it’s widely known for its cathedrals — the detailed frescoes and icons of the Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, and the Church of St. John the Baptist, pictured on Russia’s 1,000-ruble note. The halls of the Church of
St. Elijah the Prophet famed for its impeccable acoustics are often used by local opera singers who are allowed to perform here during the summer break of the opera house. In the city’s Art museum you can marvel at and even buy the outstanding Russian lacquer boxes that make this region so famous.