Duration: 2 days/ 1 night
Recommended period: all the year round
Destination: Velikiy Novgorod
Main sights: Novgorod Kremlin, Yaroslav’s Court, Museum of Wooden
Architecture and Yuriev Monastery
Accommodation: 3* or 4* hotels
City sightseeing tour. Novgorod Kremlin, Yaroslav’s Court
Today you will explore Veliky Novgorod - the ancient Russian town which dates back to the 9th century. You will have a chance to see the best preserved churches from the 11th century, representing original features of Russian architecture.
You will go inside the Novgorod Kremlin walls, also known as the Detinets, see the Bronze monument to the Millennium of Russia, representing the most important figures of the country’s history. You will go inside St. Sophia’s Cathedral, the functioning Orthodox church with remarkable frescoes and icons. Walking across the Volkhov River, on its right bank, you will visit Yaroslav’s Court, the former main square of Novgorod, the political and trade centre of the town from 11th up to 15th centuries.
The St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Church of St. Procopius are situated here.
Museum of Wooden Architecture and Yuriev Monastery.
We will travel along the Volkhov River to visit The St. George’s (Yuriev) Monastery. You will see the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross in the northeastern corner of the monastery, with five blue domes and golden stars on it, built in the 18th century and visit three-domed St.George’s Cathedral, built in 1119.
Driving back to the town centre we will go to the Museum of Wooden Architecture, called «Vitoslavitsy», the architectural and nature resort of Old Russian architecture. You will visit the old forge, izbas (traditional Russian dwellings), equipped with items of peasant life, implements and a threshing-floor.