Program Russian North 10 days/9 nights

MOSCOW - PSKOV - VELIKY NOVGOROD - ST.PETERSBURG

ITINERARY:
DAY CITY TRANSPORT
1-3 Moscow train
4-5 Pskov bus
5-7 Veliky Novgorod bus
7-10 St. Petersburg bus
MOSCOW
  • Panoramic city tour: Red Square with St.Basil’s Cathedral, Sparrow Hills,Olimpic Stadium, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Bolshoi Theatre, Memorial Victory Park and many others.
  • Tour of the Kremlin one of the most beautiful architectural ensembles in the world that contains fine examples of Russian architecture of the 15th to 17th centuries. Visit to ancient Orthodox Cathedrals.
  • Visit to Novodevichy convent that preserved wonderful relics of Russian culture of the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Tour of Moscow Metro world-famous for its unique decoration.
  • Visit to Arbat a pedestrian tourist street located in the centre of Moscow.
PSKOV
  • Sightseeing tour of Pskov an old Russian town that preserved more than 300 architectural monuments of 12-20th centuries, visit to the ancient Kremlin with Trinity Cathedral the town’s main church, tour of the Sokolikha Hill, monument to Alexander Nevsky.
  • Tour of Izborsk located 30 km west of Pskov (Izborsk is first mentioned in chronicle in 862 when only 10 Russian towns existed).
  • Tour of the unique Pskov-Pechorsky Monastery of Holy Dormition established in 1473, known for its caves dug out in a solid sandy hill.
VELIKY NOVGOROD
  • Sightseeing tour of Novgorod one of the oldest Russian cities founded in the middle of the 9th century, visit to the Kremlin a unique monument of Novgorod architecture included into the list of the world heritage of UNESKO.
  • Visit to St.Sophia Cathedral from the 11th century, the oldest Church located on the territory of Russia, Museum of icons.
  • Tour of Yuriev monastery the oldest Russian monastery known for St.George Cathedral of the 12th century, Museum of wooden architecture an open-air museum that includes wooden churches, chapels, houses of the 16th to 19th centuries.
ST.PETERSBURG
  • Panoramic city tour of St.Petersburg: Nevsky prospect, Palace Square, Admiralty, Winter Palace, monument to Peter the Great (Bronze Horseman), Neva River, famous canals and bridges of St.Petersburg
  • Visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress that is considered to be a historical core St.Petersburg.
  • Visit to the Hermitage one of the world leading art museums that houses over 2,5 million exhibits belonging to different epochs, countries and nations.
  • Visit to St.Isaac’s Cathedral one of the finest architectural monuments of the 19th century, the largest cathedral in St.Petersburg able to accommodate about 10,000 people.