Saratov, Russia

Saratov is a major city in Russia. It is the administrative center of Saratov Oblast and a major port on the Volga River. Population:

Saratov was founded in 1590 by the Russian Czar, Ivan the Terrible, as a defensive stronghold for his armies following their conquest of the Tatar khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan.

Things to See & Do

* Radischev art gallery
* Gorodskii Park
* Beaches on the Volga River
* 19th century neo-Gothic Conservatory
* Downtown Saratov

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area – 393 km²
Population – 873,850 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7

Port Location - The port is centrally located on the Volga River.

Travel Links - The only way to fly to Saratov is from Domodedovo Airport in Moscow with Saravia. The flight takes about an hour and a half.

The best way to get to Saratov is by Saratov Rail from Moscow's Pavletsky Station, which takes approximately 15-16 h. The trains operate overnight, departing in the afternoon/evening, arriving in the morning.

Saratov is also accessible via rail from Samara to the north (train 10 hours, 400 km) and Volgograd and Astrakhan to the south. The St. Petersburg-Astrakhan' line passes through Saratov. It takes about 26 hours to travel from St. Petersburg to Saratov on train.

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