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.
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 marketplace on the bank of the river Volkhov, and the Church of the Saviour with original frescoes by Theophanes 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.