You meet your guide at the hotel at 8.00 am. Depart for the city of Velikiy (Great) Novorod (200 km). During 2 hours drive your guide will tell you lots of stories and historical fact about very early days of the Russian State.
Upon arrival you will visit the Novgorod Kremlin Russia’s the oldest one. You will admire St. Sophia cathedral strikes everyone by its very special kind of beauty – simple and strong, with its own inner energy and power. When you enter the cathedral, you find yourself in the 12th -14th centuries and you will be really shocked by the images of Russian saints literally watching you from the walls.
We will see other UNESCO world heritage sights: Yaroslav’s Courtyard, the Monument of the Millenium or Russia.
After lunch you will have an excursions to St.George monastery. The legend says that the monastery was founded in 1030 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise. He was christened as George (Yury, George), and after victorious campaign against the people of chud' he founded the city of Yuriev and built cathedrals in Novgorod and Kiev in the name and to the glory of his heavenly patron.
At the end we visit the Museum of Traditional Russian Wooden Architecture Vitoslavitsy to see Izbas (village houses), chapels and churches form streets like those in old Russian villages. Restorers managed to preserve the unique works of Novgorodian carpenters. The buildings on display are so magnificent that they need no introduction.
We leave Novgorod about 05.00 pm and you will be back to your hotel at 08.00 pm.
Our guide will meet you at your hotel.
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100% Unique! From splendid St.Petersburg where all is about richness and glory of Romanovs Emperor family we invite you to get acquainted with the early years of our history. We invite you to visit a city named the
'Birthplace of Russia'.
Here in Veliky Novgorod Prince Rurik declared the Russian state in 8th century. It was the most important trade and cultural center of medieval Rus. With its beautiful churches and monasteries Veliky Novgorod was also a centre for Orthodox spirituality.
Like nowhere else in Russia here in Novgorod well preserved Novgorod monuments illustrate the bright pages of Russia past.