Popular UNESCO Sites in Northwestern Federal District
Our most recommended Northwestern Federal District UNESCO Sites
1. Kaliningrad: Curonian Spit and Svetlogorsk Tour with Lunch
Your small-group Baltic gems tour starts in the morning as you make your way towards the Curonian Spit National Park. Once there you will be able to see the Dancing Forest and Efa sand dune, as well as stunning views of the Baltic seaside and the Curonian Lagoon. From there it will take you about 40 minutes for you to get to your second destination. You'll soon reach one of the best Baltic resorts, the city of Svetlogorsk, where you'll enjoy a nice walking tour. Following your walking tour, you can make the most of some free time to feel like a local. Throughout your sightseeing day, a lunch break will be included to a popular restaurant which is frequented by your guides. You'll later return back to Kaliningrad, where your tour will conclude.
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...
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...
4. From St Petersburg: Full-Day Trip to Novgorod
Discover the city of Veliky Novgorod, where the Russian state was declared in the 8th century. Meet your guide at your hotel in St Petersburg in the morning and begin the 2-hour journey to Velikiy Novgorod, during which you will hear lots of stories and historical information about the early Russian state. Upon arrival in the city, visit Russia's oldest Kremlin. Admire the beauty of the St. Sophia Cathedral and other UNESCO world heritage sights such as Yaroslav’s Courtyard and the Monument of the Millenium before breaking for lunch. After lunch, pay a visit to St. George Monastery before heading to your final destination, the Museum of Traditional Russian Wooden Architecture. Here, admire traditional chapels and churches form streets like those in old Russian villages. Get dropped off back at your hotel in St. Petersburg at the end of the day.
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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!