Day 1: Free Day in S. Petersburg & Departure to Veliky Novgorod
This day is free for you to explore the city center of the most european city in Russia on your own.
In the evening your driver takes you to Moscow Railway Station, where you board a train to Veliky Novgorod.
Please note: alternatively, you may book optional tours of Saint-Petersburg for today. Please, contact your Destination Specialist for the details.
Day 1: Arrival in Veliky Novgorod
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the platform with meeting sign and takes you to centrally located hotel for check in.
Day 2: Veliky Novgorod City Tour
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on an amazing panoramic city tour around the most iconic sights of the city. Later you enter Great Novgorod Kremlin - a defensive fortress and economic, cultural center of the region centuries ago. You also explore the interiors of outstanding, thousand years old St. Sofia Cathedral, which is also a burial place of many Russ princes and princesses.
Together with your guide you travel outside of the city to walk along the archeological site - Rurikovo Gorodische, also knows as the original settlement of Novgorod Princes in the 8th century.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 3: Visit to Yuriev Monastery and Wood Architecture Museum
The first part of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.
You meet your guide in the afternoon to drive to one of the most important religious sites of Novgorod lands - Yuriev Monastery, which according to the legend was founded by Yaroslav the Wise in the 8th century.
Next highlight for today is an open-air museum of wooden architecture, where you have a chance to learn about the daily life of old Russian villages, enter churches and houses of gently preserved unique constructions.
The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.
In the evening your driver takes you to Central Novgorod Station, where you board a train to Saint-Petersburg.
Day 3: Evening arrival in Saint-Petersburg
Upon arrival in Saint-Petersburg, your driver takes you to your centrally located hotel.
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast and check-out your private driver transfers you to the airport or your next destination.
We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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