Nizhny Novgorod is one of the hidden gems on the Russian touristic map. Here you will get the complete set of Russia's attractions: the Kremlin, the State Art Museum with a collection of icons and national crafts dated back to XIV century, wooden architecture on streets and an open-air museum of traditional architecture and cultures, beautiful churches, ancient monasteries, great traditional Russian food and heartily people.
Nizhny Novgorod is lucky to host one of the most beautiful provincial Kremlins built on high Volga river banks. Kremlin is located right in the city heart, easily accessible from any place you stay in Nizhny. It`s a highly impressive medieval fortress combining both traditional Russian and Italian construction technologies, inside there is a public garden with several administrative and heritage building and a fascinating hilltop view of the two rivers the Oka and the Volga. There is a lot of history to tell, and it`s probably the best place to take photos on all sides and see a good part of downtown Nizhny. Inside you may optionally visit the Russian art museum and Arsenal modern art centre. Other city attractions include Chkalov staircase - Minin square - Archangel Michael cathedral - Arsenal - Governor`s house - Eternal Flame monument WW2 - WW2machinery - Kozma Minin tombstone - Column monument to national heroes. On the evening transfer to the train station and departure to Moscow.