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Rostov’s main attraction is unashamedly photogenic...
The restored monastery is the fairy-tale apparition you’ll see as you approach Rostov by road or rail. Take bus 1 or 2 or walk alongside Lake Nero 2km west from the kremlin...
What claims to be a ‘medieval Russian’ menu is essentially a fresh and intelligent take on Russian cuisine as it was before mayo and potatoes...
Small Group Tours
Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes...
This is a simple Georgian eatery that makes khachapuri cheese pies and khinkali (dumplings) as they do it back home...
Boating & Cruises
For a different perspective of Rostov, take a 40-minute cruise of Lake Nero. Boats leave from a pier near the west gate of the kremlin and pass both monasteries as well as an island in the middle of the lake.
Arts & Crafts
Apart from being a great shop, the ‘House of Crafts’ invites visitors to try their hand in making dolls, clay whistles, bark shoes, Easter eggs and other traditional souvenirs. Classes cost R55 to R350.
The draw to the refectory is the atmospheric location inside the kremlin, near the metropolitan’s house. The grand dining room is often crowded with tour groups supping on traditional Russian fare.
Explore Russia’s Golden Ring on a 4-day tour of the region from Moscow! Visiting seven of the old fortified Golden Ring towns, this exciting experience combines sightseeing tours with plenty of free time...
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