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Novgorod Small-Group Tour from St Petersburg

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  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3887NOVGOROD
Spend a full day seeing the historical and architectural monuments of Novgorod, Russia’s oldest city,located a 3-hour drive from St Petersburg. View the forests and medieval churches that surround the old capital, and visit monasteries such as St George’s Cathedral and the frescoes of St Sophia’s. On this small-group tour, enjoy transport aboard a comfortable coach as your expert guide informs you about Russia’s fascinating past.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
After pickup from your hotel in St Petersburg and transport to the bus station, relax for a comfortable 3-hour ride. Pass impressive landmarks in the historical center of St Petersburg, and see its suburbs and surrounding forests on the road to Novgorod, once the spiritual center of Russian Orthodoxy.
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.
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.
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 Russia’s oldest monastery, St. George's Cathedral (Yuriev) on the riverbank.
Next, visit the Novgorod Kremlin, which contains the oldest palace in Russia – the Chamber of the Facets, built in 1433, where archbishops once met. Look up at Russia’s oldest clock tower and see a bell tower constructed in the mid-15th century. Then board your bus for the ride back to your St Petersburg hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pickup from your hotel
Departure Time:
7:30am
Duration:
10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm

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Novgorod Small-Group Tour from St Petersburg

Tour of Novgorod from St Petersburg

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The Tour does not operates for the Cruise ship passengers
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Nicholas L, June 2016

An excellent tour. Elena, our guide, gave us an in-depth understanding of Russian history and art. She took us to see the icon which had defended Novgorod during a siege and also an antique monastery by a lake outside the city.

Reviewed by: Helen H, August 2015

We were v. impressed. Our guide, Elena, had extensive knowledge of Russian culture, history and religion, which she told us about during the journey + tour. Novgorod was a truly fascinating place - particularly the wooden architecture museum that gave glimpses into the origins. Definitely recommend.

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