Along the Volga – Day 1: Down the Volga

Today the road down the Volga River through Syzran and Khvalynsk to Saratov awaits you. You will learn the history of the Syzran Kremlin, which was built to protect against Senka Razin and his team, visit the merchant buildings of the Middle Volga region and get to the regional center of Saratov - Saratov.
Along the Volga
Travel distance by car: 507 km.Travel distance on foot: 3 km.Visiting: Saratov, Syzran', Vol'sk, Yablon'ka, Khvalynsk, Cheremshany Nomer Dva, Samara

Trip duration: 2 days

Anna Semochkina


Gazpromneft filling station #118

Start your journey by refueling at Gazprom Neft filling stations, grab coffee and fresh pastries on the way to make your trip more comfortable!

Сызранский кремль

Historic Sites

The Kremlin was built at the end of the XVII century to stop Cossack vatagas wandering this land. Only the stone Spasskaya Tower with its fortress gates survived from the old Kremlin. All wooden buildings were burnt, but even this gives you an idea of the past grandeur of this place. The Spasskaya Tower of the Syzran Kremlin is open to the public only in summer, daily from 11:00 to 17:00, except Monday. But you can walk and assess the building outside.

Kazan Cathedral

This cathedral, built as far back as 1872, stands out from the city.

House of Chernukhin

Martinian Chernukhin was the head of the city from 1902 to 1917, he was actively involved in the restoration of Syzran after the fire, under him were built many buildings that you will see today. For example, here are a couple more places to look at the architecture: Sterlyadkin Mansion, 66 Sovetskaya Street; Syromyatnikovs' mansion, Sovetskaya ul., 44/20; House of merchant Revyakin, Sovetskaya ul., 100.

Pioneer Luxe Hotel

SOHO Lounge & Bar


It's time for a refreshment at one of the city's modern facilities. Please note that the restaurant is open from 12 o'clock.

Sergey Mironov Kraft Brewery

Three types of Kraft beer are produced here on a permanent basis: light 10% density, light 12% density and dark camp type. You deserve a short break to eat, as dinner will be late today.

Krestovozdvizhenskiy Khram

A very beautiful cathedral is located right in Khvalynsk. It is made of red brick and stands out very brightly against the blue sky.

Drama Theatre Volska

Another stop will be a typical town of provincial Russia. You can leave your car near the theatre and go to explore the city. Stop at the following points: The central square is a very pleasant square with several merchant houses; The building of the Gostiny Dvor; The Picture Gallery; A fire kalancha.

Pioneer Luxe Hotel

Leave your car at the hotel and walk to dinner.



One of the best restaurants in town is waiting for you for dinner, you deserve a glass of wine.

Проспект Кирова

Pedestrian Plazas

After dinner, take a short walk around the evening Saratov and go to the hotel.

Pioneer Luxe Hotel

A well-deserved vacation.