Welcome to Nizhny Novgorod

Aside from stirring views out over the river (including the possibility of a high-altitude cable-car ride), 'Nizhny' offers several very good museums, and Sakharov's former apartment is home to a quirky exhibition on the great man's life. The port offers the possibility of river excursions to nearby towns.

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$169 Day Trips & Excursions

Day tour to Suzdal and Vladimir from Nizhny Novgorod

  A driver will meet you at your hotel in Nizhny Novgorod and take you to the railway station where you will get a high-speed train to Vladimir. At Vladimir Station another driver and your guide will meet you to take you on an excursion around Vladimir and tell you about its history and show you its beautiful buildings.  After the excursion you will have lunch in Vladimir (not included in the price) and then have a transfer to Suzdal which is just 35km from Vladimir, but you will feel as though you have travelled back in time a couple of centuries. Here you will visit the most famous sites in the city and then have one hour of free time in the city before being driven back to Vladimir to catch another high-speed train back to Nizhny Novgorod.  You should be back in your hotel by around 22:30, although it is possible to have a shorter excursion if you wish to get back to Nizhny Novgorod earlier.

$20 Transfers & Ground Transport

Taxi from Nizhny Novgorod to Strigino airport (GOJ)

Our driver will come and pick you up from the place of your stay in Nizhny Novgorod at the pre-arranged time. You will have his/her phone number and can also use Whatsapp application to reach your driver. Your driver will try and park as close as possible to your hotel/house and we will instruct you where to find your car. In most cases when your driver can find a place to park the car he will meet you at the reception with your name sign. The journey to the airport usually takes from 30 to 60 minutes depending on your address.

$24.90 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Puppet Theater Rezo Gabriadze Tickets

• The Autumn Of My Springtime From the Author“The Autumn of My Springtime” is a song about my grandmother and memories of the postwar years in a deserted and impoverished Kutaisi.The same scene you could have probably seen in Nizhny Novgorod and Samara: the cold, the famine, the kerosene stoves. And the incredible generosity and courage of ordinary people.There was a desire to live and to love – the difference, in my opinion, between the difficult times then and the difficult times today. In those days, people carried “springs of life” within themselves, which would not allow them to “wither”, which helped them survive and rejoice in life. And if this story has touched you, I have succeeded in my task”.Rezo Gabriadze • Stalingrad From the Author “The epic battle of Stalingrad turned the banks of the Volga River into a bloody massacre.Several years ago, I stumbled across an excerpt from a war correspondent’s notes: ‘After the battle, the closer I got to Stalingrad, the more unrealistic the surrounding landscape became. Dead horses were everywhere – one, still alive, struggled on three legs dragging it’s forth leg behind, wounded or maimed as it was. That was heartbreaking. During the advance of the Soviet vanguard, 10,000 horses were killed. The corpses of the horses that died in the battle were strewn across the battlefield, killed by tanks, bullets and heavy bombardment’.The image of that horse on three legs haunted me for a long time. There, in my mind, The battle of Stalingrad ’s theme began to take shape. I remembered the long-forgotten images from my childhood of widows in black, invalids and cripples, who were everywhere in Kutaisi, where I grew up, my grandmother’s tears and sorrow. All those images had tormented me until I wrote this play, a requiem for Stalingrad.”Rezo Gabriadze • Ramona From the Author“Kipling once said that ‘a locomotive is, next to a marine engine, the most sensitive thing man ever made’, and I decided to follow his lead, and also write about it. My mind conjured up the long-forgotten and warm word ‘locomotive’, a bit hoarse, breathing out clouds of steam, smelling of coal even in wet weather. The locomotive led me to another joy – the circus, smelling of tarpaulin, sawdust and of something I would not like to call manure. The traveling circus of my childhood. So, these two motifs met – the locomotive and the circus. These were the things that seemed to have long disappeared and I felt a need to tell about that feeling of paradise, I’d once found myself in, not deserving it, and from where life had exiled me”.Rezo Gabriadze