➤ Optional tour: visit Faberge museum, Russian museum or go out of the megapolis to discover Veliky Novgorod
➤ Optional: evening Folk show "Feel yourself Russian!" at the Nikolaevsky Palace
Veliky Novgorod stands on Volkhov River, the main waterway of the famous medieval trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks. The city was Russia's first capital in the 9th century, as well as a centre for Orthodox spirituality, Russian democracy, literacy and architecture. The city boasts medieval monuments, churches and monasteries.
Veliky Novgorod is the place to discover the richness of Russia’s great and glorious history and the touch of the living antiquity. The ancient lands of Novgorod, the birthplace of Russia, is a must-see for a discerning traveller.
Orthodox beliefs and practices, literacy, ancient democracy, and statehood - everything that important for Russia was born here, in Veliky Novgorod. You will be taken ten centuries back and enjoy the old famous hospitality of Novgorod.
Today we go Royal, and travel to the most famous palace of the countryside, Tsarskoe Selo, where you will see the renowned palace of the Romanov imperial family, and the winter landscapes beyond imagination! Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo is the former Russian residence of the imperial family, now is the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Top attractions include Catherine’s palace, Alexander’s palace and other buildings and parks. And we shall also have a look at—strange as it may seem—its own Chinatown.
The world-famous “Amber Room”, known as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, is here in Catherine’s palace. Or, consider an optional visit to Mariinsky ballet . Please inquire in advance, as ballet is super popular in St Petersburg.