From St Petersburg: Full-Day Trip to Novgorod
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- Duration: 10 hours
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...
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...
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.
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.
Discover the romantic side of the charismatic Kizhi Island with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.
Hear about many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends.
Find the best place in the city for a date and where you can take the most beautiful photos. Discover how many weddings take place in Transfiguration Church. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular beauty of Kizhi Island on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take during the Saint Valentine period.
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Very interesting trip to a beautiful historic city with an excellent and friendly guide and a great driver. An absolute must!