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From St Petersburg: Full-Day Trip to Novgorod

Product ID: 314097
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Discover the 'Birthplace of Russia' on this day trip from St Petersburg.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

The lobby of your hotel in St. Petersburg
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Soak in picturesque countryside on route to one of Russia’s oldest cities
  • Learn about UNESCO-listed Velikiy Novgorod’s place as a cradle of medieval art and Russian Orthodoxy
  • Visit the Novgorod Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral, and fresco-coated churches
  • Explore the open-air Museum of Wooden Architecture, showcasing old wood buildings made without nails
Full description
Discover the city of Veliky Novgorod, where the Russian state was declared in the 8th century. Meet your guide at your hotel in St Petersburg in the morning and begin the 2-hour journey to Velikiy Novgorod, during which you will hear lots of stories and historical information about the early Russian state. 

Upon arrival in the city, visit Russia's oldest Kremlin. Admire the beauty of the  St. Sophia Cathedral and other UNESCO world heritage sights such as Yaroslav’s Courtyard and the Monument of the Millenium before breaking for lunch.

After lunch, pay a visit to St. George Monastery before heading to your final destination, the Museum of Traditional Russian Wooden Architecture. Here, admire traditional chapels and churches form streets like those in old Russian villages. Get dropped off back at your hotel in St. Petersburg at the end of the day.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Cost of lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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Visit St Petersburg

Product ID: 314097