Day Trip to Veliky Novgorod


Approx. 12 hours

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Novgorod Tours

Day trip to Novgorod from St. Petersburg

  • Walking tour of Kremlin and Yaroslav’s Court
  • Entrance to St. Sofia Cathedral
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off in St. Petersburg
Day trip from St. Petersburg to Veliky Novgorod
08:00 - Pick-up by the driver at your hotel in St. Petersburg and transfer to Veliky Novgorod.
Arrival in Veliky Novgorod at about 11:00 and meet with a local guide.
11:00 – 12:30 – Walking tour of Novgorod Kremlin and St. Sofia Cathedral.
Visit the territory of Novgorod Kremlin and see the walls and towers of this ancient fortress. Observe the monument to the Millennium of the Russian Statehood, the Church of St. Andrew and other historical buildings.
Visit the Cathedral of St. Sophia the Wisdom of God. Constructed in the XI century, it is one of the oldest buildings in Russia and the main church of Novgorod. One can see the bronze Magdeburg Gates, icons of the XI – XVI centuries and medieval wall paintings.
12:30 – 13:30 - Cross the footbridge over the Volkhov River and explore Yaroslav’s Court, a former Novgorod marketplace.  Several important architectural monuments are located there, including St. Nicholas Cathedral (XII Century), Church of Paraskeva the Friday (XIII Century), Church of St. George in the Marketplace (XIV), other buildings and monuments.
Free time or optional tours. Independent lunch.
17:00 - Departure back from Novgorod for St. Petersburg.
At about 20:00 – drop-off at the hotel in St. Petersburg.
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1. Transportation St. Petersburg – Veliky Novgorod – St. Petersburg.
2. Walking tours of Novgorod kremlin, St. Sofia Cathedral and Yaroslav’s Court with a local English-speaking guide. Services of tour guides in other languages might be available on request.
3. Entrance to St. Sofia Cathedral.


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.  


Andrew (USA)