Veliky Novgorod Tour from St.Petersburg

Duration

Approx. 12 hours

Tourist activity

History & Culture Tours

Tourist destination

Novgorod Tours

Discover historical attractions of Veliky Novgorod

  • Private trip from St. Petersburg
  • Visit Novgorod Kremlin and the Cathedral of St. Sophia
  • Explore Yaroslav’s Court with its medieval churches
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
Itinerary

Veliky Novgorod Tour from St. Petersburg

  • Included meals: No
At 08:00 in the morning, our driver* will pick you up at your hotel or another place of stay in St. Petersburg and you will set-off for the trip to Novgorod Veliky. It takes an average of 2h 30m to travel to Novgorod by car, over a distance of around 200 km.

Upon arrival in the city, proceed for the walking tour around the grounds of Novgorod Kremlin. You will see the red brick towers and walls of the fortress, the Millennium of Russia monument established in 1862, the 15th Century Gothic Chamber of Facets and other historical buildings and monuments.

Visit the Cathedral of St. Sophia. Built in the XI Century, the church is famous for its ancient frescoes, icons and medieval Magdeburg Gates with plenty of artistic wrought bronze details.

Following the exploration of the Kremlin and St. Sofia, cross the footbridge over the Volkhov River for the walking tour around Yaroslav’s Court, a former Novgorod marketplace. Several important architectural monuments are located there, including St. Nicholas Cathedral (XII Century), the Church of Paraskeva the Friday (XIII Century), and the Church of St. George in the Marketplace (XIV).

After the tours, your guide will recommend a place for lunch. Later in the afternoon, you can make an optional visit to Novgorod Museum to see birch bark manuscripts and icons, or to Vitoslavlitsy Museum in the outskirts of Novgorod, known for its wooden architecture.

Travel back to St. Petersburg on the same vehicle and finish the tour at your hotel at around 20:00.

*Standard programme includes transfers with a driver and Novgorod tours with a local English-speaking guide. We recommend booking an English-speaking guide to accompany you throughout the whole trip.

Dates and prices

Price:

1 person – 22500 Rubles;
2 persons – 11500 Rubles per person;
3 persons – 9500 Rubles per person;
4-5 persons – 7000 Rubles per person.

English-speaking guide throughout the whole trip – 9000 Rubles/group.

Included

1. Private car/van transfer from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod and return.
2. Tours of Novgorod Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral and Yaroslav’s Court with a local English-speaking guide.
3. Entrance ticket to St. Sophia Cathedral.

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Questions & Answers
What kind of vehicles do you use?

We use comfortable vans like Mercedes Vito and Mercedes Viano. For smaller groups we use suitably sized cars, such as Skoda Octavia and Kia Sorento. For bigger groups we hire Mercedes Sprinter buses and 29 – 49 seat coaches.
First class vehicles like Mercedes S-class are available on request.

Reviews

I just wanted to follow up with you guys regarding the Tour in Novgorod and Vyborg this winter.  Me and my girlfriend loved Alexander and thought the tours were great.  We had a great time at both locations and thought that they were put together in a great way.  We would recommend Nordic and Alexander to anyone traveling in that part of the world.  

Sincerely

Andrew (USA)