118
trips planned by users
©

Saratov trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Saratov

4
Saratov is a city and the administrative center of Saratov Oblast, Russia, and a major port on the Volga River located upstream (north) of Volgograd. Population:EtymologyThe name Saratov may be derived from the Turkic words Saryk Atov, which mean "hawks' island". Another version of the name origin is Sary Tau (Сары Тау), meaning "yellow mountain" in the Tatar language.HistoryUvek, a city of the Golden Horde, stood near the site of the modern city of Saratov from the mid-13th century until its destruction by Tamerlane in 1395. While the exact date of the foundation of modern Saratov is unknown, all plausible theories date it to ca. 1590, during the reign (1584–1598) of Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich, who constructed several settlements along the Volga River in order to secure the southeastern boundary of his state. Town status was granted to it in 1708.By the 1800s, Saratov had grown to become an important shipping port on the Volga. The Ryazan-Ural Railroad reached Saratov in 1870. In 1896 (26 years later), the line crossed the Volga and continued its eastward expansion. A unique train-ferry, owned by the Ryazan-Ural railroad, provided the connection across the river between the two parts of the railroad for 39 years, before the construction of a railway bridge in 1935.
Saratov is in Saratov Oblast. Plan your vacation with our Russia trip planner and discover the best things to do in Saratov.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Saratov

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Saratov

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in Saratov

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Saratov

3.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Saratov

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Saratov

4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 30​min

Historic Sites in Saratov

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min