3 Days / 2 Nights
Discover the cradle of Russia
- Explore Pskov, Pechory and Izborsk
- Observe the medieval Novgorod Kremlin and churches
- See unique icons and birch bark manuscripts
- Private transportation is included
08:00 - Pick-up at by the driver at your hotel in St. Petersburg. Transfer to Pskov which is located in 300 km.
14:00 – Meet with local English-speaking guide at the reception of the hotel.
Walking tour of Pskov, including Kremlin, the Trinity Cathedral and the ancient Dovmont Town.
Overnight at the hotel in Pskov.
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - Drive to Pechory and Izborsk. Visit Pskovo-Pechorsky Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Russia. On the way back visit the remains of the ancient fortress of Izborsk, first mentioned in 682 AD.
Transfer to Novgorod (188 km).
Overnight at the hotel in Novgorod.
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 - Tours with a local English-speaking guide.
Visit St. Yury Monastery of the 11th Century and the Museum of traditional Russian wooden architecture "Vitoslavitsy".
Tour of Novgorod Kremlin, St. Sophia Cathedral and Yaroslav's Courtyard.
Tour of Novgorod Museum including the exhibitions of Russian icons and birch bark manuscripts.
~17:00 - Transfer to St. Petersburg (200 km).
~20:00 - Drop off at the hotel in St. Petersburg.
The town of Pskov is one of the oldest towns in Russia. One can observe different stone structures including churches, chapels and monasteries. Some of them look like small fortresses as the town had to fight many invaders during its long history.
The most interesting sight in Pechory is the beautiful Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky (Pskov-Caves) Monastery which has been functioning without interruption for over 500 years.
Izborsk is located not far from the city of Pskov and is famous for its old fortress.
Veliky Novgorod (Novgorod the Great) is situated in the northwest of Russia. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Russia.
The Nature Reserve of Kivach is located to the north of Petrozavodsk (65 km).
1. Accommodation at the hotels in Pskov and Novgorod, breakfast included;
2. Car or minibus transfers as per itinerary;
3. Tours as per itinerary with local English-speaking guides (except for the tour to Pechory and Izborsk where the guide's services are optional).
Hotel "Zolotaya Naberezhnaya" 3* in Pskov or similar;
Hotel "Volkhov" 3* in Velikiy Novgorod or similar.