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Private Full-Day Trip to Velikiy Novgorod from St. Petersburg

The guide and driver on personal car pick you up from your hotel in St Petersburg. It takes 2,5 hours to get to Novgorod, the road is very picturesque as well as full of history, the guide will start the story from the beginning. Russian landscapes and surrounding forests on the road to Novgorod are like preparing the guests to visit the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy. Veliky Novgorod also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia, It is situated on the federal highway connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg. The city lies along the Volkhov River just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen. Situated on the Volkhov River along an old trade route between Central Asia and Northern Europe, this medieval city became Russia's first capital in the 9th century. Your guide will point out the many remarkable churches, monasteries and medieval monuments as you learn about their historical and cultural significance.Novgorod Kremlin (also Detinets) stands on the left bank of the Volkhov River in Veliky Novgorod about two miles north of where it empties out of Lake Ilmen.Visit St Sophia's Cathedral, one of Russia’s best-preserved churches built in the 11th century and still in use today, and admire the stone walls, five domes and 12th-century frescoes. See the Church of the Savior with its frescoes painted by Theophanes the Greek, who lived in Novgorod in the late 14th century. The Millennium of Russia is a bronze monument also in the Novgorod Kremlin. It was erected in 1862 to celebrate the millennium of Rurik's arrival to Novgorod, an event traditionally taken as a starting point of the history of Russian statehood.Explore the old marketplace on the bank of the Volkhov River. Enjoy a traditional Russian lunch in a local restaurant center of Novgorod. Then head to the Russia’s oldest monastery, St.George's Cathedral (Yuriev) on the riverbank.Very close to the monastery is next unique point-outdoor Museum of Wooden Russian Architecture, where one can see different types of houses and churches made of only wood, without nails.Are you interesting to see and have a talk with a real Orthodox Father? Then we have a compliment for you from our guide-visit to a Father Dmitry, who will talk to you and open only for you 12th century Nativity Church built by Byzantines.

$2340.55 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Travel like a Russian

ItineraryDay 1: Za zdorovie!Pass By: Sheremetyevo International AirportWelcome to Russia! Our specially trained Ivans will meet you in the airport and take you to the fancy hotel in Moscow city center.Stop At: Poet brewery & barIn the evening the whole team will get together in one of the best places in Moscow for the welcome party. Besides socializing you will get access to over then 100 kinds of beverages.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Boutique hotel in the center of Moscow, 4-starDay 2: Back in the USSRStop At: Central House-Museum of Aviation and Space, Moscow, Central RussiaToday we will take you back to soviet times. We will go to Space Museum, we will show you weird Gagarin's spacesuit and you will try borsch from small tube (the way it is being eaten in space).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stantsiya Metro "Okhotnyy Ryad"Right after space adventures we will go deep underground: we will ride on subway and visit military bunker from the cold war times, which was build for Stalin. So you would have a chance to imagine yourself as a ruler of the biggest country in the world.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines, Moscow, Central RussiaNot to let you carried away by all this power, we will take you to soviet childhood afterwards: the museum of soviet arcade machines. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mercedes BarIn the evening we will take you to the 80th floor saloon, from which you would be able to see literally all Moscow.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Boutique hotel in the center of Moscow, 4-starDay 3: You're in the army nowStop At: Poligon "Alabino"When else your day has begun with the tank riding and shooting a Kalashnikov? We'll spend our morning at the military training ground full of heavy military equipment, explosions and adrenaline! And after such an extreme , for lunch we are going to have a real field porridge, which Russian soldiers are eat.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Suzdal Kremlin, Suzdal, Suzdalsky District, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaAfter lunch, let's move further to the past - where the ancient city of Suzdal with the snow-white Kremlin, built in the 13th century, is waiting for us!Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Authentic hotel in the center of Suzdal, 3-starDay 4: Party like a RussianStop At: Museum Of Wooden Architecture & Peasant Life, Suzdal, Suzdalsky District, Vladimir Oblast, Central RussiaIn the morning we will visit a real open-air museum - we will see wooden mills, peasant houses and churches built without using any wire nails. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: DubnaWe will have lunch at a tavern on the shore of the lake, and about nightfall we will arrive to a manor house to lie on top of the stove like the Russian fairy tales heroes did. Nature, a real Russian banya, and a barnyard with cows and pigs are waiting for us! We will make dumplings, ride horses and jump into a cold lake straight after the hot steam bath! Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: Veretevo art manorDay 5: From rags 2 richesStop At: Novgorod Kremlin (Detinets)After enjoying the pristine nature, we will go north to the lights of the big city. On the way we will stop in Veliky Novgorod - the cradle of Russian democracy of the XII century. Here we will visit a Viking fortress, go to the top of the church bell tower, have borsch for lunch and then continue our journey. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictIn St. Petersburg, we will be just in time to work up our appetite before dinner by having the Nevsky Promenade. We will try donuts that made according to the Soviet recipe at Bolshaya Konyushennaya and go to dinner at a fashionable Asian restaurant - to relax from Russian cuisine. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Boutique hotel in the center of Saint Petersburg, 4-starDay 6: Non-classical Saint PetersburgStop At: Nevskiy TsentrAll the beautiful things come to an end and we leave Valdai heading to the hero-city of St. Petersburg. Upon arrival, we will wait for an excursion to the echoes of the Soviet past. We will visit a communal apartment – a place where several families share the common space. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Nevskiy TsentrWe will meet the Sunset on one of the St. Petersburgs rooftops. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Boutique hotel in the center of Saint Petersburg, 4-starDay 7: Moscow never sleepsPass By: Sapsan Bullet Train, Moscow, Central RussiaIn the morning we will say goodbye to the northern capital and by taking a high-speed train in just 3.5 hours getting to Moscow. Stop At: Park Zaryadye, Moscow, Central RussiaWe will see how many faces it can has: from the conceptual park Zaryadye to the St. Basil's Cathedral, that is similar to a cake. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Patriarch's Pond, Moscow, Central RussiaWe will walk along the streets of the old city center in order to find ourselves by the evening at the most fashionable area of the city - at the Patriarch's Ponds. Here are the most fashionable places, the most beautiful audience and the best parties. A worthy place to complete the trip! Party like a Russian! Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Boutique hotel in the center of Moscow, 4-star

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Veliky Novgorod: Tour to Yuriev Monastery and ''Vitoslavlitsi'' Museum

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. George Monastery, Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast, Northwestern DistrictYuriev Monastery is situated on the bank of Volkhov river, near Ilmen Lake and is the oldest men active monastery in Russia (it was founded in 1030 by Jaroslav the Wise).Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Vitoslavitsy Museum of Folk Wooden Architecture, Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast, Northwestern DistrictIn an open-air museum of wooden architecture "Vitoslavlitsi" you can see the oldest wooden buildings of XVI - XIX centuries.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes