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  • Perm: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

    1. Perm: Private 3-Hour Walking Tour

    Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, and together you will go on foot, by public transport, or by taxi to the center of Perm. Here your 3-hour private walking tour will start. Walk along the main central streets and avenues of Perm, stroll stroll the main sights of the city, and plunge into its history. Stop to admire the monument to the founder of the city, V. N. Tatishchev. See the Peter and Paul Cathedral, built in the late 19th century, and pass the most remarkable building in Perm, the House of Meshkov. Stroll past the unique merchant mansions, and discover the theatrical atmosphere of the Opera Theater. Learn many legends and stories about this city from your knowledgeable guide. Admire the beautiful Kama River as you walk along its embankment, and touch the nose of the Legend of Perm Bear statue as a gesture of good luck. After the tour, your guide will accompany you ba...

  • Petrozavodsk and Kizhi Island: Private Sightseeing Tour

    2. Petrozavodsk and Kizhi Island: Private Sightseeing Tour

    Join an expert, private guide for a full-day tour of Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia. Roam the beautiful city and admire its neoclassical architecture while learning about its past and present.  Next, hop on the "Comet" and cross Lake Onega to visit Kizhi Island, a site known since the 15th century for its churches, which are fine examples of northern wooden architecture. Journey to the pogost, a fenced area which includes two large wooden churches (the 22-dome Transfiguration Church and the 9-dome Intercession Church) and a bell-tower. According to local legend, the huge Transfiguration Church was built without a single nail.  The entire area forms part of an open-air museum, which gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1990. Often compared to St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow in appearance, the wooden domes, gables, and ingenious decorations were carefully des...

  • From St. Petersburg: Private Tour of Veliky Novgorod

    3. From St. Petersburg: Private Tour of Veliky Novgorod

    Take a day trip from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod, the first capital of Russia in the 9th century. After enjoying the approximately 3-hour drive or train journey from St Petersburg (depending on the option you select), you'll meet your guide and set out to explore the city. You'll begin with a walking tour of the of Novgorod Detinets, the Novgorod Kremlin, and a visit St. Sophia's Cathedral, which was built in the 11th century. Next, you'll visit the Vitoslavlitsy Open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture with more than 20 original wooden buildings dating from the 16th through 19th century. Churches, chapels, and residential houses collected from around the Novgorod region were moved to this site in the 1960s and provide an in-depth look at the traditional architecture of the region. Finally you'll visit Yuriev Monastery and learn about it's nearly 1000 year history. At the end of y...

  • Kaliningrad: Guided Sightseeing Tour

    4. Kaliningrad: Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the westernmost administrative district of Russia on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the unique city of Kaliningrad. Journey through history and learn how the city was inhabited by different people and diverse cultures over the years. Learn how the name of the city has changed, along with its architectural style, as you travel through more than 600 years of history. Hear how the fortifications of gates, towers and bastions now house large museums that carefully preserve their cultural legacy. Marvel at the 20th-century restorations of Königsberg Cathedral on the island of Kneiphof (Kant Island), discover the heart of the modern-day city on Victory Square and much more.

  • Kaliningrad: City Tour

    5. Kaliningrad: City Tour

    Take a Kaliningrad tour and discover Soviet-Russian Kaliningrad and Prussian Koenigsberg. The real city is hidden among the surviving narrow streets of Koenigsberg districts. Spend a half day checking out the marvelous sights scattered throughout the city. Begin in Kaliningrad’s Central Square near the House of Soviets. There, hear a detailed history of the building that you won’t get anywhere else. During the tour, you will have the chance to stop, walk around the sites, and then get back on the bus. You'll also see some points of interest from the comfort of the vehicle. Familiarize yourself with over 15 points of interest, among them: • King’s Castle excavation site • Gothic-style Koenigsberg Cathedral • Kant’s Island, Kant’s tomb • Fish village area with Pregola River view • Stock Exchange Building in the Italian-renaissance style • Brandenburg Gate with marzipan museum • Christ th...

  • Kaluga Tour

    6. Kaluga Tour

    Your guide will meet you at your accommodation and accompany you by foot, by public transport, or by taxi to the central part of Kaluga. The city creates an incredible atmosphere due to a large number of operating temples including the Assumption Church, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, the Church of Michael the Archangel, and the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother. There are more than 20 temples in Kaluga and you will visit the temples located in the historical center. Your guide will tell you an amazing story of the city of Kaluga. Hear about how famous Russian writers such as Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, and Turgenev visited Kaluga.

  • Kaluga Private Tour and Museum of the History of Cosmonautic

    7. Kaluga Private Tour and Museum of the History of Cosmonautic

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel, from where, depending on the position of the hotel, you will go by foot, by public transport or by taxi (optional) to the central part of Kaluga. You will listen to an unforgettable story about the history of the city, the first mention of Kaluga was in 1371. The city has an incredible atmosphere due to a large number of operating temples - the Assumption Church, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Church of Michael the Archangel, and the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Mother. Altogether, there are more than 20 temples in Kaluga. The guide will tell you amazing stories about the city of Kaluga, for example, the story that famous Russian writers - Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy, Turgenev visited Kaluga. Later, together with the guide, you will go to the State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics - the first in the world and the largest space-relate...

  • Kaliningrad: Small-Group City Tour with Local Drink

    8. Kaliningrad: Small-Group City Tour with Local Drink

    Take a Kaliningrad tour and discover Soviet-Russian Kaliningrad and Prussian Koenigsberg. The real city is hidden among the surviving narrow streets of the Koenigsberg districts, and you can spend a half day checking out the marvelous sights scattered throughout the city. Beginning in Kaliningrad’s Central Square near the House of Soviets, you'll hear a detailed history of this building which you won’t be able to get anywhere else. During the tour you will have the chance to stop, walk around the sites, and get back on the bus, and you'll also see some points of interest from the comfort of the vehicle. You can familiarize yourself with over 15 points of interest, some of which include the King’s Castle excavation site, the Gothic-style Koenigsberg Cathedral, Kant’s Island and Kant’s tomb, the Italian-renaissance style Stock Exchange Building, Brandenburg Gate and its marzipan museum, ...

  • Kizhi: Full-Day Island Walking Tour

    9. Kizhi: Full-Day Island Walking Tour

    Spend the day exploring the island of Kizhi on this full-day guided walking tour. As an open-air museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the island offers numerous historic sights to see. Visit the Church of the Transfiguration and discover architectural masterpieces. Follow your local guide through Kizhi and see examples of northern wooden architecture. Spot characteristic wooden domes, gables, and ingenious decorations. Some of the architectural structures you’ll see were designed with specific purposes in mind, like keeping water off the walls. Discover the legends and secrets of this beautiful place as you become immersed in the old Russian style of living that’s characteristic to the area. Hear about the festivals and folklore performances that are organized on the island.

  • Petrozavodsk City: Private Guided Tour

    10. Petrozavodsk City: Private Guided Tour

    Your guide will meet you at the hotel, from where, depending on the location of the hotel you will either go by foot or by public transport to the central part of Petrozavodsk. Petrozavodsk is distinguished among other towns of Northern Russia by its Neoclassical architectural heritage, which includes the Round Square and the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. You will see the town's landmarks such as the outdoor statues of Peter the 1st, Gavrila Derzhavin, a Russian poet who was the governor of Olonets, and Alexander Nevsky. You will be free to observe the modern embankment, inaugurated in 1994, that displays an assortment of Karelian granites and marbles. You can also visit the central landmark Lenin Square, an oval space with a large Soviet-era statue of Lenin in the center, and learn why it is especially notable for English-speaking visitors. Your tour will then end in the center of the c...

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What people are saying about Northwestern Federal District

Very interesting trip to a beautiful historic city with an excellent and friendly guide and a great driver. An absolute must!

If it wasn't for this trip, I would consider it a sad city.