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Stop At: Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets), Sofiyskaya Storona, Veliky Novgorod Russia
Take an unforgettable full-day tour to one of Russia's most ancient cities, Great Novgorod. Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia's first capital in the 9th century, and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
On a 3-hour trip from St. Petersburg we will have a full day to take in this amazing city, and its historical and architectural monuments.
Home to several impressive churches and monasteries, Novgorod was historically a center for Orthodox spirituality and contains an amazing variety of preserved medieval buildings.
See the Novgorod Kremlin, one of Russia’s oldest palaces, originally built in the 1400s, and home to the country’s oldest bell and clock tower.
Take in the old market place on the bank of the river Volkhov, and the Church of the Saviour with original frescoes by Theophanus the Greek.
From there, visit the 10th-century Yuriev Monastery, one of Russia’s oldest monasteries, and home to the beautiful St. George's Cathedral.
After spending a day in this fascinating city, enjoy a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant near the Novgorod Kremlin, with a classic Russian-style interior. Treat yourself to genuine medovukha, and other traditional Russian dishes.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see this fascinating city, and catch a glimpse into Russia’s rich history.
Duration: 3 hours
Traveler pickup is offered
• On your tour date, the guide will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby holding a sign with your name and the name of the local tour operator written on it
9 to 11 hours
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
The guy was simply brilliant. She had a very deep knowledge of Russian history and brought real meaning to the tour. I feel after I have been on the tour that I appreciated the importance of Novgorod in Russian history.
The guide was simply brilliant. It was a very fulfilling day and I felt that I understood a lot more about Russian history and culture after having done this trip as a result of the excellent knowledge of the guide and her ability to communicate and unable you to enjoy what was a really wonderful tour. Anyone travelling to St Petersburg must do this side trip to really appreciate the historical significance of Novgorod to the foundation of Russia and its historic development. To Really understand the development of Russia from early times to its current significance you must do this trip. It Will help you understand the rich history and culture of Russia.I do not just recommend that you do this tour, in my view it is a must do if you are travelling to St Petersburg.
If you have a day to spare after visiting St Petersburg, consider Novgorod which was an important city centuries ago. We are glad to have a very enthusiastic guide who explained to us the historical significance of the city, key buildings and monuments.
Enjoy this unforgettable full-day tour to one of Russia's most ancient cities, Great Novgorod. Visit the historic Novgorod Kremlin and gaze at the city's remarkable medieval buildings, before having a delicious traditional Russian meal.