Rostov Veliky (Ростов Великий) is situated not far from Yaroslavl on lake Nero. There are three main attraction in this small town. The Kremlin, the Monastery of St. Jacob Saviour and the monastery of Varnitsy. The map of attractions is here: https://goo.gl/YPC8iE
Rostov Kremlin (Ростовский Кремль) is not a kremlin in the traditional sense but rather an old residence of the Metropol Bishop. This complex was built in XVII c. There are several museums in the kremlin. Opening hrs: M,T,W,Thu – 9-17, F – 9-19.Tickets: 500 RUB, free for children under 16 yo. Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or +74853661717. Website in Russian: http://www.rostmuseum.ru/.
Rostov is famous for its enamel called in Russian ‘finift’. There is a museum of finift which you can visit at a particular hour, to learn the hour you should get in touch with the museum email@example.com or +74853675519 or +74853675910 or +79159889916. Address: Borisoglebskoe shosse 3. You can also enjoy the work of the local craftsmen in the Kremlin.
How to get to Rostov:
Rostov is 3 hrs journey from Moscow and 40 minutes from Yaroslavl. It’s easily reached by train or car. Rostov Veliky is Rostov Iaroslavskii on RZhD site.
How to get around in Rostov:
Well, as local buses can change their routes I would recommend taxis as the only way to get around. As employees of taxi companies do not speak English, ask your hotel staff to call a taxi for you (and to meet you at the station upon your arrival with a card). If you want to move on from one attraction to another prepare cards with names of attraction in Russian on them and show them to the driver and tell him at what time you want to be picked up. A ride around the town costs 100 RUB and they will get you to the monastery of Varnitsy for 200 RUB one way. Contacts: +74853664545, +74853663333, +79056389111.