Terem, samovar and gingerbread. Nizhny Novgorod – Gorodets

A short journey into the history and architecture of two ancient Russian cities. The fascinating beauty of ancient streets, majestic monasteries, unique museums of samovars and wooden architecture are waiting for you.

Location

Nizhniy Novgorod
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 25 – 26 May
    • 1 – 2 Jun
    • 8 – 9 Jun
    • 15 – 16 Jun
    • 22 – 23 Jun
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Nizhniy Novgorod
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Tea party at the Countess's house
We will become participants of the Ivan-tea tea ceremony with Gorodetsky gingerbread and sweets
The tower of the Russian samovar
The samovar has long been one of the symbols of home comfort and prosperity, we will see more than 500 different copies

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sightseeing tour of the city. Arrow. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street. Rukavishnikov Manor

    Upon early arrival in the city, you will be able to leave your belongings in the luggage room of your hotel and drive up to the gathering place of the group on Lenin Square at the Lenin monument by 11:25. 

    11:00-11:20 Meeting with a representative of the tour operator at the railway station. 

    The meeting place with the representative of the tour operator is in the central hall of the station, at the souvenir kiosk to the left of the exit. 

    Boarding the bus. Things on the bus. 

    11:25 Independent arrival at Lenin Square. 

    Meeting with a representative of the tour operator. Boarding the bus.

    11:30 Departure for the excursion program. 

    A bus and pedestrian sightseeing tour of the city awaits you.

    During the tour you will get acquainted with one of the most ancient and picturesque cities. 

    You will see the place where two great rivers merge – the Volga and the Oka.

    The place of confluence is called the Arrow. 

    Nizhny Novgorod is known as the capital of the Nizhny Novgorod-Suzdal Principality, the birthplace of the people's militia of 1612, the merchant capital, the symbol of which remains the Nizhny Novgorod Fair.

    Not far from the fair you will see the monumental Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

    During the tour you will have the opportunity to admire merchant mansions, apartment buildings on Rozhdestvenskaya, Nizhnevolzhskaya embankment, see the famous squares of the city and monuments to K. Minin and D. Pozharsky, M. Gorky, V. Chkalov.

    Our tour will continue on the territory of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. 

    Here you will be transported to the fortress city and get acquainted with the history of the creation of an ancient fortification, with the legends and legends that surround the construction of the towers of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. 

    During a walk through the Kremlin, you can see: the monument to the founders of the city – George Vsevolodovich and St. Simon, the famous Mikhailo-Arkhangelsk Cathedral, the obelisk in honor of Minin and Pozharsky, the Arakcheevsky cadet corps, the airplane building ("House of Soviets"), the Governor's House, the alley-exhibition of military equipment in the open air "Gorkovchane -to the front." 

    14:30 Lunch at a cafe in the city.

    15:30 Walking tour along B. Pokrovskaya street. 

    To take a promenade along Bolshaya Pokrovskaya – is it possible to deny yourself this pleasure? 

    Nizhny Novgorod residents have been coming here for more than two hundred years to see others and show themselves, listen to street musicians, make a wish from a bronze Cheerful Goat, admire ancient buildings, and at the same time buy gifts for themselves and all their family in the unique center "Arts and Crafts". 

    Bolshaya Pokrovskaya Street is one of the oldest streets in Nizhny Novgorod. 

    It is named so after the Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos, which stood on it.

    The street connects the 4 main squares of the city: Minin and Pozharsky Square, Theater Square, Gorky and Lyadov Squares. 

    This street can be called an open-air museum, as its architecture preserves the memory of merchant Nizhny Novgorod. 

    Also on Bolshaya Pokrovskaya is the majestic Central Bank building, which looks more like a castle. 

    Pokrovka is a pedestrian street with a length of 2 km 230 meters, closed to traffic on it. 

    16:30 Visit to the Rukavishnikov Manor Museum. 

    The museum building is truly a royal palace both outside and inside. 

    The facade is decorated with angels and caryatids. 

    A magnificent wrought iron gate leading to the courtyard of the building. 

    Inside, the grand staircase, the ballroom, the decor of the ceiling and walls are admired.

    17:30 The end of the excursion program on Minin Square. 

    Transfer to the hotel. 

    Check-in.

    Free time. 

    19:00 River walk 1.5 hours for those who want to see the city from the river side. It is paid additionally, the cost is 800 rubles per person, an order when buying a tour, return to the hotel on your own (evening walks on Fri-Sat are held until 05/24/24, then we offer boat trips on Sundays or at other times, for example, when purchasing additional nights of accommodation or on weekdays, check the schedule when booking).

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  • Day 2 - Gorodets. The Feodorovsky Monastery. The tower of the Russian samovar. The house of Countess Panina. The City of Masters
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour depends on the accommodation and the selected date, RUB.:

HotelLow seasonHigh season
Ibis 3* / Botany loft 3* / Nizhny Novgorod 3* hotel or similar (2-bed with amenities)11 50012 900
Ibis 3* / Botany loft 3* / Nizhny Novgorod 3* hotel or similar (1-bed with amenities)
13 90014 900
Ibis 3*, Botany loft 3*, Sail 3* (3-bed room with amenities - 3-bed room with 3 separate beds or superior room with a separate bed on request)11 50012 900
Marins Park Hotel 4* / Courtyard 4* / Azimuth 4* or similar (2-bed with amenities)12 90014 900
Marins Park Hotel 4* / Courtyard 4* / Azimuth 4* or similar (1-bed with amenities)
15 90018 500
Marins Park Hotel 4*, Azimuth 4*, Courtyard 4* (3-bed with amenities - superior room with a separate bed on request)
12 90014 900
High season period: 26.04-12.05.24, 16-18.08.24
Ibis 3 Hotel* or Hotel Botany loft 3* or 1 night
Ibis 3 Hotel*

The modern Ibis international Hotel is located in Nizhny Novgorod, not far from the center, where the main attractions are located within walking distance. A guarded parking lot is provided for a private car, and a shuttle service is available.

Guests can stay in comfortable rooms with a private bathroom, air conditioning, TV, and all necessary furniture.

There is a restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine and a bar with an elegant interior. A buffet breakfast is served every morning.

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Hotel Botany loft 3*

The modern Botany Loft Hotel is located in Nizhny Novgorod. The train station and Moskovskaya metro station are nearby. It offers free parking and an airport shuttle service.

Rooms of different levels of comfort and capacity are prepared for accommodation. Each room is equipped with new furniture and necessary appliances. For the convenience of guests, all rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

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Hotel Parus 3*

The Parus Hotel is located in the central part of Nizhny Novgorod, surrounded by the main attractions. It has a number of advantages: good location, high-quality service, loyal prices. The staff works around the clock and is always ready to help.

The room fund contains cozy and stylish rooms designed in a single color scheme. Each room has a comfortable sleeping place, ergonomic furniture and modern appliances. The bathroom has personal hygiene products and a set of towels.

The hotel has a Bermuda Triangle restaurant, where you can order delicious and hearty dishes. Hot breakfasts are also served in the morning. There is a bar with a large selection of drinks.

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Marins Park Hotel 4*

Marins Park Hotel Nizhny Novgorod is located on Lenin Square in Nizhny Novgorod, next to the embankment of the Oka River. Inexpensive rooms with air conditioning, refrigerator, TV, orthopedic mattress, work area are prepared for accommodation. Tariffs are provided both with and without meals. A buffet breakfast is served in the morning. Meeting rooms and conference rooms are available. The hotel is 400 m from the Nizhny Novgorod Fair exhibition complex, the railway station and the Stadium. This is one of the few hotels that welcomes accommodation with loved ones, pets. In rainy weather, guests can use an umbrella for free.

For comfortable accommodation, inexpensive cozy rooms with a wide range of services are prepared. Rooms of various categories are available for guests, depending on the preferences and desires of the guests. The modern rooms of the hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, a large flat-screen TV, an orthopedic mattress, a comfortable work area, swan down pillows and hypoallergenic bed linen. The windows offer a picturesque view of the Volga River. The bathroom is equipped with personal hygiene products from the company Challet, terry bathrobes and a hairdryer.

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The Courtyard Hotel 4*

The Courtyard Nizhny Novgorod City Center Hotel is located in the city of the same name. A wide range of services is available to guests.

Rooms made in various categories are provided for accommodation. The rooms are designed in a European restrained style and a pleasant color scheme, each of which is furnished with the necessary set of furniture and appliances.

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Azimut 4 Hotel*

AZIMUT Hotel Nizhny Novgorod is located in the center of Nizhny Novgorod. Facilities include Wi-Fi, parking, taxi service, laundry and ironing facilities, and a library. A fitness center is available on site. There is a gift shop. Each room is equipped with furniture and comfortable beds with orthopedic mattresses, TV, air conditioning, telephone. The SMART Living Lobby is located on the ground floor, where a buffet breakfast is served daily. 

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Nizhniy Novgorod

Included in price

  • accommodation for 1 night;
  • meals according to the program 2 lunches, 1 breakfast;
  • guided tour service according to the program;
  • transportation services;
  • tickets: Samovar Museum, City of Masters, Countess Panina House Museum, tea party at the Countess Panina Museum, Rukavishnikov Manor Museum.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Nizhny Novgorod and back;
  • meals not included in the program: breakfast on the first day, dinners (1000 rubles);
  • boat trip 1.5 hours – 800 rubles per person (order when booking the tour).

It's important to know

Are tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 128
    25 – 26 May 2 days 1 night
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