Trips and Excursions
Yaroslavl is full of interesting places to visit. YRLC provides the students with a minibus and organizes all the day trips so that they can enjoy their Russian experience fully. Details of some of these trips are shown below.
Students who come in winter or spring usually like to go to the outdoor skating rinks. There are several of these on the Volga and the Kotorosl rivers. There are also several places to ski -
A trip to Izgib
One of the most popular day trips is to “Izgib”. Everyone can find things to enjoy there. Those who can’t ski or snowboard can have fun sledging and enjoy a nice dinner in a restaurant there. Alternatively, they can bring their own meat and make shashliki on a BBQ and afterwards enjoy the peace and quiet in a little wooden hut in the forest. Here, in the forest, there is also a traditional Russian sauna, where you can experience the true Russian banya and if you're brave enough jump into the ice cold outside pool. (picture in the sauna) ( see the excitement of some of the students in the pictures in the gallery)
In summer there are many different activities in “Izgib” such as “military camp games” with rope climbing(similar to 'going ape') and paint balling (see the pictures)
A trip to Rostov Veliky.
There is a beautiful architectural ensemble here, called the Kremlin, with many interesting churches, museums and a bell tower you can climb and see the biggest bell in Russia-
A trip to the Horse Riding School in Parkovo and a picnic on the Yaroslavl Lake Baikal
There is a small horse-
A boat trip to Tolga Monastery
This trip involves a lovely journey along the Volga river to Tolga, a beautiful working monastery, with lots of flowers and a wonderful tranquil atmosphere. (picture)
A trip to Myshkin
This is another boat trip along the Volga to a quaint, little Russian town, named after a mouse. Here, there is a unique museum of mice, where you can see all imaginable and unimaginable varieties of mice.
A trip to the Rybinsk Sea
This is a huge man-
A trip to Kukoboi
Kukoboi is the name of a little village in a forest where, according to the legend, is the birthplace of the famous Russian fairytale heroine -
A trip to Nekrasovskoye
Nekrasovskoye is the birth place of the famous Russian poet Nokolai Nekrasov. He lived and worked there and the atmosphere still today reflects this old Russian way of life. The mansion (manor) house is now preserved as a museum. There is also a lovely wood around the house and a stream. It is a very poetic place for those who consider themselves true romantics.
Trips to Moscow or St. Petersburg, Baltic states or Far East, The Baikal Lake or The Urals, the Crimea or Kazakhstan, Ukraine or Belarus, Archangelsk, Vladivostok, etc.
We help you to organize your journey wherever you want to go and to make your dream trips come true. We cooperate with the tourist agency MKS Travel and they help our students to book the cheapest tickets, hotels or hostels. This takes all of the pressure and stress off organising the trip. (It also means you don't have to face the scary ticketing ladies at the station or worry about your Russian when trying to explain what you want).
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So don't miss out on these fabulous opportunities!