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Novgorod Veliky, Birthplace of Russia

Category: Short Breaks



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Feel the atmosphere of ancient Russia





Explore medieval Novgorod Veliky

A popular gateway from St. Petersburg 



Veliky Novgorod is the oldest city in Russia. The so-called first capital of Russia was created by the Vikings (as the theory goes) in the 9th century before the creation of Kievan Rus



Why Novgorod Veliky?

 This medieval town, with over a millennium of history, boasts a rich cultural Heritage, has incredible medieval churches and monuments including the splendid 11th century St. Sophia Cathedral, Russia's oldest church 



Located between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Novgorod Veliky, one of Russia's most ancient cities. It is known as the cradle of the country's democracy and is of major historical interest. 

Russia's oldest Slavic city, Novgorod was founded more than a thousand years ago.

Centuries before St. Petersburg, Novgorod was Russia' Gateway to the West. 

Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia's first capital in the 9th century.

It was a European-wide trading center and also a freedom-loving republic unlike almost anywhere else in Russia. 

Established in 859 by a Viking Prince, Novgorod was a thriving trading community and a model city that set the proud traditions of self-government when princes were hired and fired by an assembly of citizens.


On this private full day trip to Novgorod Veliky you will be introduced to city's major landmarks.

Explore the magnificent Kremlin, visit the 11th century St. Sophia Cathedral, view the unique Millennium Monument, visit Yaroslavov Drovische (Yaroslavov Courtyard), explore a Museum of Wooden architecture (Vitoslavitsy)

Departures: Daily 


Tour Price:

Based on 2 persons traveling together: from C$ 495 per person
Based on 6 persons traveling together: from C$ 325 per person

· Transportation by a chauffeured car or van  
· Services of a professional English-speaking guide for the entire duration of the day trip.
Guide services start from the time customers are picked up from hotel lobby in St. Petersburg and ends with the return of customers back to St. Petersburg after sightseeing, as they are dropped off at hotel 
· Admission fees to museums and sights listed as inside visits





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