Kostroma is situated 190 miles (306 kilometers) northeast of Moscow, the country's capital.
When it comes to getting the most from your holidays, it's good to keep in mind that Kostroma is just the beginning; Kostroma Oblast has been blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful places to visit. Nerekhta and Fadeevo are two more places worth seeing while you're in Kostroma Oblast.
An excellent way to truly understand a region is by discovering its history. So be sure to visit the historic palaces while you are here. If the weather forecast isn't that great, go to Kostroma Oblast's art museums, art galleries and indoor markets.
Tapping into local passion and expertise is the perfect way for travelers to experience a new place. Sign up to one of the fascinating city walking tours.
Often, the difference between being a true traveler and a mere tourist is a little appreciation of language, so why not take the time to memorize a few useful Russian words before you head off. A great example of such a phrase is "Xotite potancevat?" (Would you like to dance with me?). "Otkuda ty?" ("Where are you from?") is another useful one.
As your adventure comes to close, you'll be sure to bid Kostroma a sad "Poka!"