Considered the third capital of Russia, Novgorod was founded in the 10th century and is one of the most ancient cities in Russia. Until its desecration by Ivan the Terrible it was one of the country’s most advanced and richest cities, known as the foundation of Russian republican traditions - even in the 12th century, Novgorod pioneered secular education and boasted the highest literacy rates in the entire country. If this has piqued your interest, why not take our day tour from St Petersburg to Novgorod? Learn about the fascinating history of the city centre - during medieval times it was home to Europe’s biggest marketplace, linking the Hanseatic League with Byzantium. Visit the Novgorod Kremlin and explore some of the city’s many churches - there are 52 churches in the compact city, and 27 alone within the Kremlin! In the afternoon, take a trip to the Yuriev Monastery on the city’s outskirts, founded in the 11th century and still operating to this day. If you’re interested in life in medieval Russia, you’ll enjoy an excursion to the Vitoslavsky Open Air Museum where you can explore a fascinating village of wooden houses and churches from throughout the centuries.
Our tours can accommodate groups of any size and can be flexibly fitted around your itinerary. You will be accompanied by a private guide/translator and private vehicle. For more information, please contact us using the form at the side of the page. You can also schedule a call with one of our Russian travel specialists to learn more.
This trip starts in St. Petersburg. At 8.00 AM, our driver will pick you up at your hotel in St. Petersburg to depart for Novgorod. Veliky Novgorod is one of Russia's most ancient cities and was Russia's first capital. It...
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